The Other Catcher Who’s Killing The Ball

The Other Catcher Who’s Killing The Ball Let’s play a little game. Here is a Statcast leaderboard of the Barrels per plate appearances leaders (minimum 50 batted ball events). Without looking it up, try to figure out who’s behind Gary Sanchez: Barrels/PA% Leaders Player Maximum Exit Velocity Average Exit Velocity Barrels/PA% Gary Sanchez 118.3 93.3…

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Padres Place Matt Strahm On Injured List

Padres Place Matt Strahm On Injured List The Padres announced Wednesday that they’ve placed left-hander Matt Strahm on the 10-day injured list due to a rib strain.  They’ve also optioned lefty reliever Brad Wieck to Triple-A, recalled right-hander Cal Quantrill and reinstated righty Miguel Diaz from the 60-day injured list. San Diego has not yet…

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Cubs Making Push For Craig Kimbrel

Cubs Making Push For Craig Kimbrel The Cubs are “pushing hard” to sign free-agent closer Craig Kimbrel, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports (via Twitter). He’d obviously be a much-needed upgrade for a Cubs ’pen that has been without closer Brandon Morrow all season and has endured numerous other injuries so far in 2019. If…

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Tigers Sign First-Rounder Riley Greene

Tigers Sign First-Rounder Riley Greene The MLB draft isn’t even over yet, but the Tigers announced on this morning’s draft conference call that they’ve officially signed first-rounder Riley Greene. Greene was selected with the No. 5 overall pick, which comes with a $6,180,700 slot value, although bonus terms are not yet known. Greene, 18, will…

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Gorman, Franco tapped as MWL All-Stars

Gorman, Franco tapped as MWL All-Stars A pair of No. 1 prospects in their respective organizations, the Cardinals’ Nolan Gorman and Rays’ Wander Franco, headline the Midwest League All-Star rosters announced Wednesday. Source: https://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20190605&content_id=307745820&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb&sid=milb

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Pirates announcer Steve Blass rants against Ronald Acuna for ‘jewelry and stuff’

Pirates announcer Steve Blass rants against Ronald Acuna for ‘jewelry and stuff’ Steve Blass doesn’t want to see flash, and apparently, any fun. The longtime Pittsburgh Pirates announcer criticized Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. for wearing “jewelry and stuff” Tuesday night. Blass also claimed that “back in the day” a guy like Acuña would…

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