Taking a Look at the Blue Jays Top 3 Prospects
The Toronto Blue Jays made some interesting moves this off-season. Most notably not re-signing All-Star slugger Edwin Encarnacion, and instead, bringing in Steve Pearce and Kendrys Morales to replace him. Regardless, they could have a player in their minor league system who could supplement the power source Encarnacion provided.
Taking a Closer Look at the Top 5 Prospects of the 2017 MLB Draft
The 2017 MLB Draft is just weeks away; a time where dreams will come true for many college and high school players. According to MLB pipeline, there could be three high school players picked within the top five. Headlining the high school ranks is Hunter Greene, a player who scouts have been drooling over thanks to a triple digit fastball.
Ian Happ Won’t Be an Everyday Big Leaguer With the Cubs
The Cubs No. 2 overall prospect and the 25th overall prospect in all of baseball, Ian Happ, is showing that he deserves to play at the big league level. He’s hitting .264 in AAA Iowa with six home runs in just 13 games. He proved in spring training that he has all the talent to compete at the big league level, hitting .417 in 24 Cactus league games. As we know, the Cubs big league roster is already stacked. You have Javier Baez and Ben Zobrist at second base, the primary position that Happ plays. Happ can also play outfield, but there isn’t any room out there for him, either. There’s Kyle Schwarber in left, Albert Almora and Jon Jay in center, and Jason Heyward or Zobrist in right. No matter how great Happ plays in Triple-A, I honestly don’t see a place for him on the Cubs roster in the long run.
Let’s Not Forget About Kawhi Leonard and the Spurs
He’s already averaging 34.5 points per game through two games in the playoffs. Kawhi Leonard is the backbone of the San Antonio Spurs. In fact, Leonard has scored in double figures in 22 straight playoff contests. Talk about clutch.
Should Jose Altuve’s Early Struggles Raise Concerns for the Astros?
Baseball is a game of failure. You fail 3 out of 10 times, you’re a hall of famer. Through eight games, Jose Altuve is hitting just .188. He hasn’t hit any home runs, no extra base hits, and has only stolen one bag. It’s not the typical play we see from Altuve, but it’s so early in the season, there really isn’t any reason to worry.
Aaron Judge: A Star in the Making
The day I saw the Yankees draft Aaron Judge in the first round out of Fresno State in 2013, I didn’t know too much about him. But once I looked him up, I was extremely impressed in his raw power and athleticism for such an enormous guy. As mentioned above, he stands 6 foot 7, and 282 pounds. Now that’s quite heavy. But this guy is absolutely sheer muscle.
Why Mookie Betts Is Such a Vital Part of the Red Sox
The fact that Mookie Betts hasn’t struck out once all season in over 40 plate appearances is flat out amazing. It just goes to show how great of hand eye coordination Betts has at the plate. In fact, the last time Betts struck out was last September against Oliver Drake, who now pitches for the Brewers.
Dylan Bundy Is Emerging as the Ace of the Orioles Rotation
It’s been a long, winding road for Dylan Bundy. Snagged up fourth overall in the 2011 draft out of an Oklahoma high school, it didn’t take long for Bundy to reach the big leagues. He would make his Major League debut just over a year later for Baltimore. Since 2012, Bundy has had numerous injuries: Tommy John, lat strains, shoulder problems, and elbow soreness.