Thursday in the Therapy Room: New York State of Mind

Greg Bird looks healthy.  Saw 4 at bats in Extended Spring Training.  He faced 20-year-old RH Albinson Volquez 3x and LH Chase Johnson-Mullins in his final AB.  Volquez got Bird to hit two weak grounders to second in his first 2 ABs before Bird was able to drive a pitch up and away from him …

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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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Bo Bichette: In-depth look at his stance and load

Bo Bichette, the 2017 MiLB batting champ, rocketed up prospect lists after an amazing season that led to a Future's Game appearance and a promotion to High A Dunedin as a teenager.  Much has been written about his dominant start to his pro career and Bichette has become a household name in the home's Jays …

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With Irma closing in, the Dunedin Blue Jays win the Florida State League “Co”- Championship

Tampa, FL - Hurricane Irma hasn't reached Cuba yet but it has already left her mark on MiLB.  The Florida State League canceled the 2017 Championship Series that pits the winners of the North and South semi-finals in a best of 3.  Instead, the league decided to award the winners of the best of 3 semifinals …

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Player Profile: Gerson Bautista, RHP, NY Mets

Gerson Bautista #Mets flamethrower pic.twitter.com/iluqIF6tPY — Jason Woodell (@JasonAtTheGame) August 21, 2017 Gerson Bautista, 22, is a 6'2" 170 lb. flamethrower for the St. Lucie Mets.  Acquired July 31, 2017 in a trade with Boston that sent Addison Reed to the A.L. East, Bautista was assigned to St. Lucie of the Florida State League. Bautista …

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Player Profile: Cornelius Randolph, LF, Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies selected Randolph, from Griffin, GA, 10th overall in the 2015 draft.  A middle infielder in high school, Randolph's standout tool was his bat and he was converted to OF as a pro.  Due to injuries that derailed his 2016 campaign, Randolph's first full and healthy season of pro ball has come in 2017. …

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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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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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