Chris Paddack’s Relentless Attack

Chris Paddack’s Relentless Attack As beef goes, the Chris Paddack–Pete Alonso back-and-forth wouldn’t make the grade for even the sketchiest ballpark hot dog; Monday night’s Petco Park matchup between Paddack and Jacob deGrom was of a choicer cut. In just his seventh big league start, the 23-year-old rookie dominated a flailing Mets lineup and out-dueled…

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Carolina notes: Hillcats’ Jones filling holes

Carolina notes: Hillcats’ Jones filling holes Nolan Jones’ offseason work has resulted in a better contact rate for the former second-round selection. The No. 2 prospect in the Indians system, he boasts a .408 on-base percentage with the Hillcats this season. Source: https://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20190508&content_id=306918300&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb&sid=milb

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Toolshed: Huff popping off in Hickory

Toolshed: Huff popping off in Hickory With 14 homers, Rangers No. 21 prospect Sam Huff not only leads the Minor Leagues but is closing in on his career high already. The Hickory catcher has his sights set on being more than just a slugger. Source: https://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20190508&content_id=306914184&fext=.jsp&vkey=toolshed&sid=milb

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Prospect Roundup: Games of May 7

Prospect Roundup: Games of May 7 Braves outfielder Drew Waters capped a three-hit night with a walk-off homer, while A’s outfielder Austin Beck drove in a run in his second three-hit game of the season. Source: https://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20190508&content_id=306939176&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb&sid=milb

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Brad Hand, Fly Ball Enthusiast

Brad Hand, Fly Ball Enthusiast If you don’t look too closely, it’s easy to see Brad Hand at the top of the ERA and WAR leaderboards for relievers and shrug. He’s an excellent reliever, of course; he hasn’t had an ERA above three since adding a slider after the 2015 season. When Cleveland traded Francisco…

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