Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Ty Blach getting noticed

Ty Blach, LHP

Good to see Ty Blach getting his due. Like Clayton Blackburn, he is not flashy, just effective. That part about not missing the strike zone gets some attention eventually. The Tom Glavine comps are looking better and better. I wouldn't mind seeing him in the bigs this year, except that means the Giants are likely out of the playoff hunt.

Expect Blach to make some noise in camp next year and possibly be a solid contributor by 2016.

from Bleacher Report:
Ty Blach, LHP:
2014 Season Stats: 18 GS, 7-4, 2.95 ERA, 22 BB, 63 K, 97.2 IP 
 The left-hander pitched another gem for Triple-A Richmond, going a full seven innings and allowing two earned runs.  Blach added seven strikeouts and no walks and was truly dominant on the mound.  It's the first time in 11 starts that Blach has lasted at least seven innings.

Among the Giants' top pitching prospects, Blach possesses the most control, as demonstrated by his last start.  Unlike many minor leaguers, Blach simply doesn't miss the strike zone.

Blach has plenty of competition but plenty of upside.  
Stock: Up
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As shifts suppress offense, time has come to consider a rule change - MLB -

Really? Why don't we just ban the slider at the same time and call it a day? If you can't beat 'em, ban 'em I guess.

As shifts suppress offense, time has come to consider a rule change - MLB -

I recently asked a veteran major league hitting coach what can be done to inject more offense back in the game. His first response was to address the new DEFENSIVE positioning. “The shifts,” he said. “Get rid of them. You need to come up with a definition of illegal DEFENSE. I know you’ll say, ‘Well, you’re a hitting coach. Of course you would [say that].’ But it’s something that has really changed the game.” 
Support of an “illegal DEFENSE” rule – or at least the consideration of it – is gaining some traction in baseball. Such a rule might stipulate, for instance, that you cannot have three infielders on one side of second base. A shortstop would be able to shift as far as directly behind second base on a lefthanded hitter, but no farther.
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This MLB hitting coach ought to just resign. It is interesting to note that his name is not put next to the quote.

It's not as if we haven't had shifts throughout the history of baseball (see illustration above). The shift giveth and the shift taketh away.

I put this hitting coach in the same camp as the pitchers who complain about pitchers who carp about hitters bunting against the shift.

Both need a big dose of STFU!!!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Dan Uggla to Giants: Latest Contract Details, Analysis and Reaction | Bleacher Report

Dan Uggla to Giants: Latest Contract Details, Analysis and Reaction

This is another in the long line of Brian Sabean dumpster dives. Low risk, some potential reward. I like the Scutaro/Panik platoon system better, but if Uggla lights it up in AAA (how can he not? Belt hit like .600 rehabbing there) the G-men will have all the justification they need.

Thumbs down on this one.

from Bleacher Report:
Dan Uggla to Giants: Latest Contract Details, Analysis and Reaction | Bleacher Report:
Dan Uggla has landed on his feet in the Bay Area. According to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the veteran second baseman has signed with the San Francisco Giants:
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Giants Agree to Terms with Second & Third-Round Picks

This completes the trifecta for the Giants after the previous signing of first-rounder RHP Tyler Beede. The Giants 2014 draft grade will be based primarily on the advancement, performance and contributions of these three players.

Beede should make a token appearance or two before being shut down. The hitters should be able to log 100-200 AB's before season end so the initial grade should roll in soon. All three are collegians, so the final grades should be logged within three years.

from MLB Trade Rumors:
Giants Agree to Terms with Second & Third-Round Picks:
4:31pm: The Giants have also inked third-rounder Dylan Davis for a $650K bonus, tweetsJim Callis of That lands just over the $622,300 slot allocation that came with the 87th pick.
The Oregon State outfielder was rated 74th on’s list, 77th on that of’s Keith Law, and 93rd by Baseball America. In addition to his power bat, Davis also owns a mid-90s fastball.
11:32am: The Giants and second-round pick Aramis Garcia, reports Kendall Rogers of Perfect Game USA (on Twitter). The catcher from FIU will receive a $1.1MM signing bonus, which is slightly above the slot value for the No. 52 overall selection ($1,066,900).
Garcia ranked 74th on Baseball America’s list of the Top 500 draft prospects, and he ranked 78th on the Top 200 compiled by Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo over at Garcia’s bat draws more praise than his glove from both scouting reports, with BA noting that he profiles as an offense-first catcher with a good approach to all fields. Callis and Mayo note that while he currently has more of a line-drive stroke, some feel that he can grow into more power as his lean, 6’2″, 200-pound frame fills out a bit more. Both outlets note that he has an average throwing arm but will need some work on his footwork and blocking skills.
Garcia’s Junior season at FIU was very impressive from a statistical standpoint, as he batted .368/.442/.626 with eight homers, 14 doubles and two triples. He caught 27 percent of opposing base stealers.
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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Giants scouting Rays Price and Zobrist

Brian Sabean.005

If they can only get one, I would prefer Price since he helps next year and he gives them a second lefty in the rotation and when he and Bumgarner are both rolling, winning streak should not be a problem. Zobrist doesn't help the offense too much and I think Panik is going to be a .300 hitter down the road. Crick and Williamson sounds good to me for Price. I think it may take more and if a catcher goes, I would ship Hector Sanchez and bring up (Keep) Andrew Susac. My guess is the Rays would want Susac over Sanchez.

But I am not Brian Sabean and he doesn't ask for my advice.

from Rant
San Francisco Giants Rumors: Rays' David Price a Trade Target:
According to Chris Haft of, the Giants have actively scouted Tampa Bay Rays‘ ace David Price and veteran infielder Ben Zobrist, sending none other than special consultant Pat Burrell to Tropicana Field to gets the goods on two players who could potentially remake San Francisco hands-down favorites to win the NL pennant. That news in itself is enough to make Giants fans drool in dreamy anticipation of what could be. The reality of the situation is that it probably won’t happen — at least, not unless team ownership gives Sabean a sizable increase in team payroll for both the remaining three-plus months of this season and the 2015 campaign.
Money matters, but it’s not the only factor at play. The Giants would likely be forced to part with future ace Kyle Crick, rookie infielder Joe Panik and promising outfielder Mac Williamson in order to acquire both Price and Zobrist. Backup catcher Hector Sanchez could also be in the mix. The Giants firmly believe this moment in time is their “window of opportunity” to seize as many titles as possible. The next few weeks will determine just how big a bite the front office is willing to take out of its future in order to win now.
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The biggest flaw in Sabean’s philosophy is the over-reliance on older, fading veterans, such as Michael Tucker, Aaron Rowand, Edgardo Alfonso, Dave Roberts, Ryan Theriot, Miguel Tejada, Mark DeRosa, Ryan Klesko, Steve Finley. High draft picks used on hitters have been nothing short of wasteful. For a plus like Buster Posey, there is an inordinate amount of minuses (Todd Linden, Tony Torcato, Dan McKinley, Wendell Fairley). A weakness this consistent comes across as an organizational tenet, rather than a string of anomalies.
Bottom line, Sabean knows how to build a team based off his strengths. 

ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: The Unforeseen Fall-Out from Fans Screaming at Young Refs

Sports Officials will have to "Go Galt" before anything changes for the better. Given the reports cited below, that appears to be happening at some level both here in the U.S. and Canada.

With all the focus that schools and organizations put on sportsmanship (everybody has a Code of Conduct) do you ever wonder why these incidents keep happening with increasing severity than ever before?

I don't.

The bad actors, whether they be players, their parents or coaches are coddled throughout the system because they WIN. And nobody directly and effectively confronts their behavior. They just pass them on. PERIOD. END OF STORY.

The leagues and school administrators have a direct relationship with each other and their interest is in minimizing complaints and "noise" about issues like this in order to keep the line moving, the show must go on and the fees keep flowing in. 

So we have a "Silence of the Lambs" culture hidden and embedded within the system. The economic incentive / disincentive prevents the enforcement mechanism -- which has to come from the umpires in conjunction with administrators -- from working properly. Leagues don't ever want to admit / confront a problem openly and directly when it develops in their front yard.

The officials, who are supposed to be on the front lines of enforcement are sabotaged at every turn if they even attempt to touch these "radioactive materials" (the bad actors) with threats of "You'll never work here again" from schools and leagues. "You need to have a thicker skin. I'm getting complaints about you" from administrators and assignors because they have an economic incentive in minimizing complaints and coddling their clients to keep their fees flowing.  "The show must go on". We'll just send another umpire who will tolerate / ignore the behavior and the vicious cycle continues on overdrive.

All those fancy "Sport a Good Attitude" signs and glossy "Code of Conduct" missives, that everyone reads and signs at the beginning of the year before the game start and then forgets about throughout the year as games are played and behavior worsens, are MEANINGLESS if the miscreants know that the "Powers that Be" will not enforce them in any meaningful way.

So wonder no more boys and girls. There is a reason why EVERYBODY is on board in saying this kind of stuff can't continue and yet IT DOES. The people who should be shutting it down are handcuffed, shackled and silenced by the people that hire them because if they can hire them, they can fire them.

So the good umpires "Go Galt" and leave and the natural selection process continues. The sportsmanship environment continues to get ever more polluted and everyone says "Why is this happening?" 

Well, wonder no more.

Recently, we've had reports of sports officials suffering serious bodily harm and death as a result of working games for some of these social deviants:

 Charges elevated to second-degree murder in fatal Livonia assault of soccer referee

How many of those is enough or too much, I wonder? As we've witnessed with the Bryan Stow verdict, maybe lawsuits are the only answer.  It seems to be the only thing that gets the Powers that Be's attention.

Until the "Powers that Be" get serious and put more actions behind their words, the environment will not improve. PERIOD. END OF STORY

ABUSIVE SPORTS PARENTS: The Unforeseen Fall-Out fr...
      HOW ADULTS' ABUSE OF REFEREES ENDANGERS PLAYER SAFETY by Doug Abrams On June 10, the Bakersfield Californian reported that all Kern County...
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This column concerns another, especially harmful result that can escape the untrained eye when veteran referees prematurely hang up their whistles. Particularly in contact and collision sports, the shortage of experienced officials can increase the risk of injury to players, including ones who play clean and follow the rules of the game.
 Compromising Safety
"To be effective for promoting safety," says a recent medical study, a sport's rules "must be enforced rigorously and consistently by referees and leagues." Parents and coaches assume important enforcement roles, but referees are the primary enforcers once the game starts. The American Academy of Pediatrics reports consensus among sports medicine professionals that "[o]fficials controlling the physicality of thegame . . . can . . . play significant roles in reducing contact injuries."
Particularly in contact or collision sports, this essential control suffers when so many veteran referees are driven to quit each year. Many replacement refs are simply not yet ready for the responsibilities cast on them. But for the premature departures of so many veterans, many of the replacements would not yet be on the field.
Before parents and coaches criticize less experienced officials for not controlling high school and youth league games, the adults need to consider whether their over-the-top misbehavior helped create the very situation that draws their criticism. All too often, parents and coaches get the quality of officiating that they deserve. All too often, their children are the losers.
 [Sources: Jeff Evans, Kern County Association Faces Referee Shortage, Bakersfield Californian, June 10, 2014; Charles H. Tator et al., Spinal Injuries in Canadian Ice Hockey: An Update to 2005, 19 Clin. J. Sport Med. 451 (2009); Chris G. Kouteres & Andrew J.M. Gregory, Injuries in Youth Soccer, 125 Pediatrics 410 (Feb. 2010)]

Amateur hockey referee Scott Miskiewicz says he considered giving up officiating after he was sucker-punched by a player during a game last March.
“An incident like that, you kind of wonder is it worth the $35 you get for that game?" said the 18-year-old Manitoban, recalling the attack.
But while Miskiewicz continues to officiate, some amateur referees are fed up with the abuse heaped on them during games. While most of the abuse is verbal, it can turn physical, and deadly, as it did this week when a referee of an adult-league soccer match in Detroit died after he was punched in the head by a player upset that he was going to be ejected from the game.
The frequency with which these attacks are occurring and whether it’s increasing is difficult to say. Miskiewicz insisted that his incident was an anomaly, and that while he is mostly a target of benign verbal attacks, the physical attack was a first. 
In an email to Miskiewicz to offer him support after the assault, NHL official Vaughan Rody lamented that when it comes to referees, "We lose 10,000 great young men and woman a year due to abuse."
Bruce Tennant, who has been refereeing amateur hockey in Toronto for 40 years, said he was once cross-checked in the side of the head by a player after he threw him out of a game.
Tennant said he "could count on two hands the number of times I've been abused," but a lot of the senior referees are quitting because of the abuse they have received.
A couple of years ago, in response to what seemed to be a slew of reports of officials getting attacked after games in parking lots, Sports Officials Canada began tracking complaints. The organization, which represents sports officials across the country, is set to launch an abuse database.
“I think so many people have buried their head in the sand about this,” said Denise Pittuck, executive director of the organization. “They consider it part of the game, and they don’t think it’s affecting recruitment. Certainly now the sports are realizing recruitment is down, retention is down.”
Barry Mano, the president and founder of the U.S. National Association of Sports Officials, told The Associated Press that his group spends 20 per cent of its time on assault and liability-related issues, up from around three per cent 20 years ago. 
Meanwhile, in Saskatchewan, the Saskatoon Referees Association said the number of referees dropped in 2013 because of fans and coaches abusing young officials. 
Two years ago, a report published in the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine — titled Violence in Canadian Amateur Hockey: The Experience of Referees in Ontario — found that more than 90 per cent of the 632 referees who responded to their survey said they were recipients of aggression and anger. Around 46 per cent said that referees are threatened by physical violence.
The study, co-authored by Toronto neurosurgeon Dr. Charles Tator along with Dr. Alun Ackery and Dr. Carolyn Snider, found that some referees reported they had been punched, spit on and had garbage thrown on them (with nine per cent saying police had to get involved.) Specific examples of abuse included a parent breaking a referee's finger, a referee grabbed by the throat by a player, sexual and homophobic comments to a female referee and a fan threatening to "carve out a linesman's eye."
But Peter Woods, executive director of Hockey Manitoba, said that the media attention given to some of the abusive incidents may give the impression that it’s a worse problem than it is or has ever been. Woods said the number of complaints, ranging from threatening an official to actual physical contact, has remained stable throughout the years.
He said there are probably 10 to 15 incidents a year, with 60 to 70 per cent of those involving a threat to an official and maybe a couple where there's physical contact.
“One is probably too many, but it’s not at a catastrophic level that is unmanageable or that is negatively impacting our sport," he said.
Although she doesn't have hard data, Pittuck said the number of abusive incidents appears to be on the rise, and that there seem to be more physical attacks against referees and more attacks from spectators.
"There's always verbal abuse. It should never be part of the game," she said. "Officials shouldn’t have to accept that. But a lot people think that 'Hey, there’s  an official, I can yell at them, I can do whatever I want.' It’s that mentality that we’re trying to break."
Pittuck said that according to their research, younger officials are more willing to report abuse than older officials, who have developed an attitude that it's part of the game. She said abuse also seems to be more prevalent in team sports. 
Officials are also subject to cyberbullying, where those upset with a referee's officiating are putting their names and faces up on Facebook.
Tennant blamed some of the referees for the abuse, saying a lot of what officials get they bring onthemselves.
"They put the striped jersey on and they think it's instant respect. You sort of have to earn that respect," he said.
"It's almost like they expect the abuse, so they don't even put an effort in, because they know they're going to get abused anyway."

Dodgers lose on and off the field yesterday - Bryan Stow wins big

Hopefully, the Stow family collects every dime from the Dodger "family". If the miscreants that perpetrated the crime can't pay, the team should step up. This will motivate them to put more of a security presence in their parking lots. Penny wise, pound foolish.

Media Apparently Misstate Extent of Dodgers Liability in Brian Stow Case | Election Law Blog
Just now a jury awarded $18 million to Brian Stow for the 2011 beating Stow took at Dodger Stadium.  According to press reports, the jury found the Dodgers 25% responsible, and each of the two attackers 37.5 percent responsible.  AP says: “The jury found damages of about $18 million but said the Dodgers were responsible for only a quarter of the sum. The rest of the responsibility was split between the two men who beat fan Bryan Stow.” CBS says: “The verdict means the Dodgersbusiness entity must pay about $4.5 million.” ABC says: “Jurors awarded Stow about $18 million in damages, which means the Dodgers must pay about $4.5 million.”
They are all wrong.
Under California law, to the extent that the $18 million represents compensation for “economic” damages (that is, past and expected future medical expenses, lost wages, etc.), principles of “joint and several liability” apply. That means, assuming the two other defendants have no assets, the Dodgers are on the hook for the entire amount of the damages.
California voters passed an initiative providing that for non-economic damages (that is, pain and suffering, and emotional distress), damages are “several” only, meaning the Dodgers only pay 25% of this subset of damages.
UPDATE; Apparently there is a bankruptcy order involving the Dodgers further complicating this.  Stay tuned.
UPDATEII: The AP story now says: “Plaintiff’s attorney Tom Girardi said the verdict means the Dodgers must pay about $14 million in economic losses and a quarter of the pain and suffering sum, adding about $1 million more.”
UPDATE III: Here is a bankruptcy consent order in which the Stow family agrees to go after moneyonly from 17 Dodgers insurance policies.  The policies were filed under seal, so it is not clear if it can cover all of the damages. There also may be other filings in the bankruptcy case which affect the right to recover.  Thanks to ELB reader David Bury for passing this along.
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Experts Pick 5 Most Dramatic Dog Breeds | Pets - Yahoo Shine

Beemer in the Yard, in full flight
All dog is a drama queen. He is the King of the Castle and spoiled rotten as well.

from Yahoo:
Experts Pick 5 Most Dramatic Dog Breeds | Pets - Yahoo Shine:
This hound is small, but he's got a huge personality. The Dachshund is typically brave, bold, sometimes reckless and often barks with little (or no) provocation, but that doesn't keep Doxie lovers from singing his praises. Dachshunds are active, fun-loving dogs, but they can also be hard to housetrain, willful and feisty, which might make them a poor choice for many families, particularly those with children.
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No. 5: Dachshund (photo credit: David Jensen, Animal Photography/

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Giants score run, still fall to A's - McCovey Chronicles

Game Summary: Angel Hernandez S*cks, Giants score a run. One run. Yippee!!! Baby Steps.

Angel Hernandez actually makes the case for using instant replay on ball / strike calls. He is that horrible. Maybe more post-game drug testing for umpires?

from McCovey Chronicles:

Giants score run, still fall to A's - McCovey Chronicles:
This is Angel Hernandez
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Angel Hernandez's strike zone for RHH tonight

Giants Top Minor League Prospects

  • 1. Kyle Crick 6-4,220 RHP Power pitcher in the Matt Cain mold. High K-rate comes with High BB-rate. Low 90's FB with sink. Can be a top of the rotation starter once command/control issues ironed out. Mechanics are sound.
  • 2. Chris Stratton 6-3, 185 RHP Mississippi State Decent four-pitch mix, solid pitching frame. Can run FB to 94 MPH with movement. Throws SL/CB, with the slider the better of the two.
  • 3. Clayton Blackburn 6-3, 220 RHP Good low 90's FB with sink, excellent command of stuff, good secondary pitches. His 8.64 K/BB ratio is off the charts efficient.
  • 4. Joe Panik SS/2B Has shown well with the bat and can play SS if Crawford wilts or 2B if Sanchez stays on the DL too long.
  • 5. Daniel Carbonell 6-2, 215 Cuban signee, speedy, switch-hitting CF with power potential. Could be a five-tool player if he hits.
  • 6. Edwin Escobar 6-1, 185 LHP Sinker - slider pitcher can run it up to 94 MPH. Good curve as well, mixes pitches well.
  • 7. Aldaberto Mejia 6-3,195 LHP Throws strikes and mixes pitches well. Good secondary stuff, projects as middle rotation guy. Keeps ball down and gets outs.
  • 8. Andrew Susac 6-2, 210 C 2011 2nd rounder good eye, K-rate is a bit high. Has decent power and solid glove.
  • 9. Christian Arroyo SS very efficient with the bat, good hitting approach, test will be how he handles advanced pitching
  • _10. Martin Agosta 6-1, 180 RHP FB up to 94 mph with some sink. Plus secondary stuff, shows ability to mix pitches.
  • _11. Ty Blach LHP Glavine comps will give him a chance to rise fast.
  • _12. Mac Williamson 6-4, 240 OF Wake Forest grad with five-tool potential if he hits advanced pitching.
  • _13. Gustavo Cabrera 6-0, 190 OF INTL signee, 16 year-old compared to Justin Upton.
  • _14. Joan Gregorio 6-7, 180 RHP potential closer material
  • _15. Ryder Jones 3B polished bat with some pop. Good athleticism for the corner IF
  • _16. Derek Law RHP power arm with some deceptiveness in his delivery, copuld be a dark horse to contribute in 2014
  • _17 Kendry Flores RHP very efficient pitcher, could also move fast
  • _18. Keury Mella RHP Dominican signee is really opening eyes with a nice power arm
  • _19. Bryan Ragira 1B Stanford grad shows some nice power.
  • _20. Steven Okert 6-3, 210 LHP Oklahoma product, another power lefty prospect.

2014 Top MLB College Draft Prospects

  • 1. Tyler Beede RHP 6-4, 215 Vanderbilt Easy mid 90's FB, three pitch mix FB-CB-CH all plus pitches. Projects as top of rotation guy
  • 2. Carlos Rodon LHP 6-3, 230 North Carolina State Mid to upper 90's FB with a five pitch arsenal that he commands well. Two plus pitches, FB and SL.
  • 3. Trea Turner SS 6-2 North Carolina State Speedy, slick fielding SS with developing power
  • 4. Michael Cederoth RHP 6-6, 210 San Diego State Touches 100 MPH with 80+ slider and plus change
  • 5. Sean Newcomb 6-5, 240 LHP Hartford Reaches 95 on the FB needs work with command and secondary pitches
  • 6. Jeff Hoffman 6-4, 190 RHP East Carolina COmbines a FB that touches 97 with CB-CH mix that are near plus pitches. Workhorse, goes deep into games.
  • 7. Nick Burdi 6-4, 215 RHP Louisville Mid to high 90's FB is shooting up the charts. Two pitch arsenal, projects as solid closer.
  • 8. Aaron Nola 6-2 RHP LSU Control pitcher with low 90's FB that sinks. Deceptive change-up. Best pure pitcher in college ranks.

2014 MLB Draft - Top National HS Players

  • 1. Jacob Gatewood 6-5, 190 SS/OF Clovis HS (CA) Size generates a ton of bat speed and power and Troy Tulowitzki comps, has a mid-90's plus arm. Commit to USC.
  • 2. Touki Toussaint 6-2 RHP Coral Springs (FL) Electric FB reaches 96-97 MPH with movement and plus CB
  • 3. Jack Flaherty 6-4, 200 3B/RHP Harvard-Westlake (CA) Has great power potential as hitter with plus bat speed. Decent speed but corner IF. Commit to North Carolina
  • 4. Kel Johnson 6-4, 210 OF Home School (GA) Power bat out of East Cobb (GA) hotbed, commit to Georgia Tech
  • 5. Braxton Davidson 6-3, 215 OF T.C. Robertson HS (NC) One of top hitters in draft, tremendous bat speed combined with an advanced approach to hitting. Good pitch recognition, strong OF arm.
  • 6. Alex Jackson 6-2, 200 C Rancho Bernardo HS (CA) Tremendous power and 1.8 pop time (plus major league avg) get attention. Solid, athletic defender. Commit to Oregon.
  • 7. Nicholas Gordon 6-2, 175 SS/RHP Olympia HS (FL) Two-way player low 90's FB and slick glove at SS. If he hits, he stays at SS. Has a hot on the mound as well. Son of former major leaguer Tom Gordon. Commit to Florida State.
  • 8. Justin Smith 6-2, 200 OF Bartram Trail HS (FL) Five-tool player, has 92 MPH arm and 6.9-60yd plus speed. Excellent bat speed, hitting approach still raw.
  • 9. Tyler Kolek 6-6, 250 RHP Shepherd (TX) FB cruises at 91-94 and touches 97. Long-limbed and athletic, commit to Texas Christian.

2015 Top Tampa Bay Area High School Baseball Players

  • Jake Woodford RHP Plant HS Florida commit.
  • Kyke Tucker 6-3, 175 OF Plant HS Good pure hitter and defensive OF. Solid skills across the board. Florida commit.

2015 Top MLB HS Draft Prospects (NW Suburban Chicago Area)

  • Bradley Parchute RHP Marengo HS
  • Brandon Krennrich C Johnsburg HS Kentucky commit.
  • Jake Esp RHP Marmion Academy