Minor League Baseball and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America announce 2019 class of Rising Star Students

Minor League Baseball and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America announce 2019 class of Rising Star Students Minor League Baseball and MiLB Charities today named the 10 recipients of its annual stipends as part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Rising Star Students program. Source: https://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20190514&content_id=307105602&fext=.jsp&vkey=pr_milb&sid=milb

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Mock Draft 2.0

Mock Draft 2.0 Since our last effort to project the top 10 picks in this year’s draft, things have come into greater focus in the top half of the first round, though it’s still hazy beyond that even to the clubs picking in the back half of the round. For those picks, what you’ll read…

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PCL notes: Beede building on staff success

PCL notes: Beede building on staff success Despite the offensive explosion at the Triple-A level, Giants righty Tyler Beede earned a return ticket to the Majors last week by building on the success of his fellow staff members in Sacramento. Source: https://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20190514&content_id=307091784&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb&sid=milb

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Prospect Roundup: Games of May 13

Prospect Roundup: Games of May 13 Chicago Cubs No. 3 prospect Brailyn Marquez delivered his second straight scoreless start as the Class A South Bend Cubs blanked the Bowling Green Hot Rods, 3-0, on Monday. Source: https://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20190514&content_id=307121158&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb&sid=milb

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Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 5-14-2019

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 5-14-2019 Pittsburgh Gazette Times, May 14, 1919:Charles Dooin, playing manager of the Reading International League baseball club, accused of playing ball on Sunday, May 4, was discharged by a [Reading] court [yesterday] because of insufficient evidence. The prosecution had been brought at the instance of the Reading Ministerial…

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Stephen Strasburg’s Big Zig

Stephen Strasburg’s Big Zig Over the last decade, pitchers have striven to be more and more like Stephen Strasburg. While Strasburg has always had one of the better changeups in the game, the 30-year-old righty has long used a four-seam fastball up in the zone paired with a big curve to dominate hitters. It’s a…

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