Player Profile: Steven Jennings, RHP Pittsburgh Pirates

I get to see a lot of pitchers.  Most throw two pitches.  Even if both those pitches are plus, they are still destined for a bullpen role.  A lot of the starters I see throw three pitches but that 3rd pitch is fringe and the biggest developmental need facing the player is refining that third …

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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: Ryan Borucki, LHP, Toronto Blue Jays

Ryan Borucki, LHP, was taken in the 15th round of the 2012 draft. The 23 year old flew under the radar after undergoing Tommy John surgery and struggling with shoulder injuries that limited his ability to stay on the mound. Coming into 2016, Borucki had thrown only 68.2 IP from 2012-2015. He found his groove …

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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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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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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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