Shane McLanahan shuts down UNC on D1 opening night

Tampa, FL - Coming into the season, University of South Florida LHP Shane McLanahan is considered a top 5 2018 MLB Draft prospect.  Both MLB.com and Baseball America have praised his stuff and expect him to go early in the first round with MLB comparing him to Chris Sale. McLanahan, drafted by the Mets in …

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University of Tampa Spartans – Cole Aker profile and player notes

Tampa, FL. - The #2 Tampa Spartans faced #22 Georgia College Bobcats in a three game series February 9-11.  I did not attend the first game of the series, a 3-2 GC win over Tampa ace and possible 2018 MLB Draft prospect David Lebron, but I did attend the final two. On February 10, Cole …

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Player Profile: Keven Pimentel, RHP, University of Tampa

Keven Pimentel is a 6'3 230 lb. right hander at the University of Tampa.  UT is ranked #2 in NCAA Div. II and Pimentel, a transfer from the University of Miami, made his debut against Bentley on 2/4/18. Pimentel throws 3 pitches:  Fastball 88-91, Slider 81-83, and a Changeup 76-78. Big bodied kid with projectable …

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Odor, Villar, and Diaz: What went wrong in 2017 and can they bounceback?

2017 was the year of the home run.  There were 6,104 HR hit in 2017 smashing the previous record of 5,693 set in 2000, during the height of the "Steroid Era".  It seemed as if value could be found on the waiver wire of the deepest leagues with guys like Logan Morrison and Justin Smoak …

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Tampa Bay Rays Top 20 Prospects

The Rays have long been considered one of the best player development franchises in the league, consistently developing young starting pitching that has performed well at the big league level.  However, a deeper look at the farm shows a lack of projectable top of the rotation starters and an emerging gap between big league ready …

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IBWAA 2018 Hall of Fame Ballot

Note:  A few differences between the IBWAA and BBWAA. IBWAA ballot includes 15 votes instead of 10.  Vladimir Guerrero and Edgar Martinez were elected in 2017 and therefore not included on this ballot. The numbering does not indicate any particular order. Chipper Jones Barry Bonds Roger Clemens Fred McGriff Manny Ramirez Trevor Hoffman Andruw Jones …

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Razzball Fantasy Podcast – Discussing Braves prospects and Shohei Ohtani

Razzball Podcast I joined Ralph Lifshitz and Lance Brozdowski for a lengthy discussion on PRP injections and what that means for Shohei Ohtani's elbow and the Braves farm system.  Spoiler alert:  Joey Wentz might be my favorite of the Braves pitchers,  Jefrey Ramos' set up at the plate reminds me of Carlos Beltran from the …

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