Denny Larrondo identified as Yankees prospect with positive coronavirus test

Denny Larrondo identified as Yankees prospect with positive coronavirus test TAMPA — Yankees minor-league pitcher Denny Larrondo was the first professional baseball player to test positive for coronavirus, a source confirmed Monday. The 17-year-old right-hander from Cuba was signed by the Yankees in 2018 and pitched 12 games for the Yankees’ Gulf Coast League team…

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Rebound Candidate: Chris Archer

Rebound Candidate: Chris Archer There’s little getting around the fact that the Pirates set back their franchise by years when trading Tyler Glasnow, Austin Meadows and Shane Baz for Chris Archer prior to the 2018 trade deadline. The move had a cascading series of implications for the organization and quite likely contributed to the ousting…

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Offseason In Review: New York Mets

Offseason In Review: New York Mets The Mets doubled down on their roster core and added some risky but upside-laden pitchers. Major League Signings Dellin Betances, RP: one year, $10.5MM (includes $6MM player option with $3MM buyout & escalator provisions) Rick Porcello, SP: one year, $10MM Michael Wacha, SP: one year, $3MM (plus $8.35MM in…

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Plate Discipline, in One Number

Plate Discipline, in One Number How do you describe a batter’s plate discipline? I sometimes struggle with it. I might describe their walk rate and strikeout rate, maybe add in something about how often they swing. I’m never sure how much to weight walk rate and how much to care about strikeouts. How does someone…

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