Superstars Trout, Giancarlo admire each other

Superstars Trout, Giancarlo admire each other

May 26, 2017 | No Comments

Batting practice had a lot more sizzle on Friday night at Marlins Park. The must-see attractions were Giancarlo Stanton when Miami was warming up, and Mike Trout when it was the Angels’ turn to hit.

International Notes: July 2 Prospects, Garcia, Robert

May 26, 2017 | No Comments

Ben Badler of Baseball America has provided three separate looks at the 2017-18 international free agency period over the past week or so, running down 20 well-regarded prospects as well as their likely destinations once the signing period kicks off on July 2. Badler’s scouting efforts do require a subscription, though I’d highly recommend it for those who are interested in the international market (as well as the upcoming amateur draft, which BA obviously covers extensively as well). Financial details on all of the names within aren’t available, though Badler does report that 16-year-old Dominican shortstop Wander Franco (not to be confused with the Royals prospect of the same name) is expected to sign with the Rays for a bonus just shy of $4MM. Franco also ranked No. 1 on the International Top 30 of MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez — another invaluable resource for those wishing to brush up on the top international prospects on the market in the weeks leading up to the new signing period.  Those seeking a refresher on the new international spending limitations from the most recent collective bargaining agreement can refer back to Badler’s recap from this past December, as well (no subscription required on that one)

Save 50 percent on MLB.TV this weekend

Save 50 percent on MLB.TV this weekend

May 26, 2017 | No Comments

MLB.TV’s Memorial Day Weekend sale offers 50 percent off the yearly/single-team subscription price between now and Monday night.

Swing and mist: Red Sox K 20 in rain, KO Texas

May 26, 2017 | No Comments

The Rangers arrived in Boston as the hottest team in the Major Leagues. They left after being swept by the Red Sox, culminating with a 6-2 defeat that included 20 strikeouts in Thursday’s soggy finale of a three-game series. Five Red Sox pitchers combined for the 20 K’s, tying a Major League record for a 9-inning game.

Arrieta returns to site of no-hitter on MLB.TV

May 26, 2017 | No Comments

The last time Jake Arrieta pitched at Dodger Stadium in the regular season, on August 30, 2015, he carved his way through the Dodgers’ lineup in a near-perfect performance. Arrieta’s no-hitter that night served as the highlight of his superhuman second half, and all but cemented his status as the eventual National League Cy Young Award winner.

Surging D-backs beat Crew behind Ray’s gem

May 26, 2017 | No Comments

Gregor Blanco led off the first inning with a home run, Chris Owings did the same in the second and Robbie Ray was brilliant for seven innings, as the surging D-backs won for the ninth time in 10 games by beating the suddenly struggling Brewers, 4-0, at Miller Park on Thursday night.

Trout’s stunner highlights Statcast’s extreme HRs

May 26, 2017 | No Comments

Everybody knows the incredible data being captured by Statcast is slowly but surely changing the way we watch baseball — and even changing baseball itself. Here at MLB Advanced Media, people pore over the data day and night trying to find new insights. I have said before that it’s a bit like the control room at NASA for space flight.

Pedroia has knee pain, out early as precaution

May 26, 2017 | No Comments

Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia exited Thursday’s game against the Rangers in the top of the sixth inning with pain in his left knee.

Red Sox set Price’s season debut for Monday

May 25, 2017 | No Comments

David Price’s 2017 season will start with a Memorial Day matinee on Monday in Chicago against the White Sox, the Red Sox announced on Thursday.