Field Notes 5/31/18: Lakeland at Tampa

Field Notes from the Lakeland Flying Tigers and Tampa Tarpons double-header on May 31, 2018.  Tigers and Yankees High A affiliates. Alex Faedo, RHP  Threw 9 pitches in the 1st inning allowing a leadoff HR to Ben Ruta.  Ruta hit the second pitch of the game out to RCF for his 2nd HR.  The pitch …

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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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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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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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