Tebow Mania comes to Tampa

Tampa, FL - The Tim Tebow Effect made its way to Tampa for the first time since the former Heisman Trophy winner was promoted to the Florida State League.  Tebow has been a huge draw for both Columbia and St. Lucie as well as any venue he plays at as a visitor.  Arriving for a …

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On Sixto Sanchez night, Spencer Turnbull Shines

Clearwater, FL - On August 11, 2017, Sixto Sanchez, Baseball America's 47th ranked prospect, made his home debut for the Clearwater Threshers and his second start in the Florida State League.  Facing a lineup from Lakeland comprised of hitters 3-4 years older than him, Sanchez was nothing short of impressive.  His fastball sat around 97-99, …

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Touki Toussaint and Dillon Tate – Former top 100 prospects re-establishing their dominance in 2017

Touki Toussaint and Dillon Tate have a lot in common.  Both SP were taken in the first round, Toussaint the 16th overall pick by Arizona in 2014 and Tate, the 4th overall pick by Texas in 2015.  Both were traded in their second professional seasons and both were one time Baseball America Top 100 prospects. …

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Jays Journal Podcast – Aug 2, 2017 “A Glimmer of Hope”

Jays Journal Podcast Aug 2 - " A Glimmer of Hope" I had the privilege to join Ari Shapiro, Dr. Kristina Reihl, and Brendan Panikkar for a roundtable on the state of the Jays, increasing ticket prices despite a losing season, how to rebuild and be competitive at the same time, and how versatility and …

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Kyle Wright Sizzles in Florida State League Debut

Dunedin, FL - Kyle Wright was considered by many scouts and evaluators to be the top pitching prospect in the MLB Draft based on his experience at SEC powerhouse Vanderbilt, big league body (6'4/220 lbs.) and elite stuff.  The Braves selected him 5th overall in June and gave him a $7,000,000 bonus, $1.3m over slot …

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Joey Wentz vs Riley Pint in a Sally League Matchup of Teenage Phenoms

McCormick Field, Asheville, NC - On Sunday July 30, 2017, The Asheville Tourists hosted the Rome Braves in a Sally League matchup that pitted Kansas high school rivals and teenage phenoms Riley Pint and Joey Wentz against each other for the second time this season.  Pint, the 4th overall pick in the MLB draft and …

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Player Profile: Ranger Suarez, LHP – Philadelphia Phillies

Coming into the 2017 season, Ranger Suarez was flying well below the prospect radar.  Signed out of Venezuela in 2012, Suarez spent 3 seasons in the Venezuelan Summer League, compiling 102.2 IP with an insane 4 BB to 95 strikeouts.   He made his U.S. debut in 2015 in the GCL, tossing only 27.2 IP …

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Dunedin Blue Jays Player Interviews 7/7/17

Lourdes Gurriel, SS Unranked by MLB.com, 6th by prospects1500 Ryan Borucki, SP Ranked 16th in organization by MLB.com Max Pentecost, C/1B Ranked 12th in organization by MLB.com Angel Perdomo, SP Ranked 20th in organization by MLB.com Cavan Biggio, 2B Unranked by MLB.com, 38th by prospects1500 Bradley Jones, 3B/1B Ranked 24th in organization by MLB.com Full …

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Player Profile: Yunior Severino – Atlanta Braves

Yunior Severino, 17, signed out of the Dominican Republic by the Atlanta Braves for $1.9 million during the 2016 July 2 deadline.  He is listed at 6'1 and 180 lbs.  A switch hitter, scouts love his raw power and ability to barrel balls, and view him as an offense first middle infielder.  Baseball America ranked him …

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