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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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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Razzball Fantasy Podcast – Discussing Braves prospects and Shohei Ohtani

Razzball Podcast I joined Ralph Lifshitz and Lance Brozdowski for a lengthy discussion on PRP injections and what that means for Shohei Ohtani's elbow and the Braves farm system.  Spoiler alert:  Joey Wentz might be my favorite of the Braves pitchers,  Jefrey Ramos' set up at the plate reminds me of Carlos Beltran from the …

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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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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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