Bottom of the 9th Baseball Podcast: Episode 2 – Rays firesale, Honeywell injury, Whitley suspension, and our fave non-roster invitees

Episode 2 Jason Pennini (@jasonpennini) and I discuss the ongoing Rays garage sale in the opening and then move onto the Honeywell injury.  We discuss causes of Tommy John and I elaborate on overuse at a young age and the need for young ball players to play other sports in order to improve athleticism.  We …

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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: 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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