Mark Zagunis gets the call to the Cubs to fill in for struggling World Series hero Kyle Schwarber, and Franklin Barreto (SS, Athletics) continues the recent parade of A’s call-ups with a solid 2-for-5 debut on June 24. Oh, and FIFTEEN other players debuted last week!
I take a look at Tyler Wade (INF/OF, Yankees), who is embracing the super-utility role in Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, and also profile the Dodgers’ Alex Verdugo (OF) and Willie Calhoun (2B) out in the PCL.
Here are my notes on six Florida State League All-Star Game participants who caught my eye, including Cole Irvin (LHP, Phillies), Tigers hard-throwing reliever Gerson Moreno, and the game’s MVP, Gavin LaValley (1B, Reds)
Brendan Rodgers crushed Cal League pitching in just his second full season as a pro this year, but the jury is still out on whether the Rockies’ top prospect will be a long-term fit at shortstop.
The Athletics promote Daniel Gossett (RHP) and Matt Chapman (3B); Ronald Herrera (RHP) gets bumped straight from Double-A Trenton to the Yankees for some brief bullpen support, and Austin Maddox (RHP) becomes the second former Florida Gator to debut this year, joining the Red Sox’ bullpen this weekend.
Nick J. Faleris and Burke Granger recap Day One of the MLB Draft in this bonus episode of the 2080 Baseball Defensive Indifference podcast.
In Episode 17 of Defensive Indifference Nick J. Faleris and Dave DeFreitas discuss the Cubs, plus Burke Granger and guest Brian Sakowski discuss the Perfect Game Mock Draft with Nick.