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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