Indians top Power Rankings for second week

Sep 19, 2017 | No Comments

With less than two weeks remaining in the regular season, three division races have been decided — two that never really were races all season (Houston and Washington) and one that we expected to happen but took longer for the crowning team to pull away from the pack (Cleveland).

Padres Designate Dusty Coleman, Jose Valdez

Sep 18, 2017 | No Comments

The Padres have designated infielder Dusty Coleman and right-handed reliever Jose Valdez for assignment, according to an official announcement from the organization. The contracts of catcher Rocky Gale and infielder Christian Villanueva have been selected in a related move. The Padres have also recalled RHP Tim Melville, along with outfielders Travis Jankowski, Hunter Renfroe. Valdez has thrown a combined 50 1/3 innings for the Tigers, Angels and Padres over the past three seasons, pitching to a 5.72 ERA. While that number may seem high, his 6.66 career FIP shows that he’s actually pitched even worse than that number indicates. He throws hard, averaging 96 MPH on his fastball and 86 MPH on his slider, but he gets hit hard as well; opponents have managed hard-hit balls against him in over 40% of their at-bats. That, combined with his 36% career ground ball rate and the fact that opposing hitters are able to pull the ball against him 41% of the time, has likely been the cause of a 4.00 HR/9 that’s done Valdez in. The 27 year-old right hander was originally signed as an international free agent by the Tigers in 2009. Coleman, 30, was selected by the Athletics in the 28th round of the 2008 draft (844 overall)

Which hitting prospects boosted stock in 2017?

Which hitting prospects boosted stock in 2017?

Sep 18, 2017 | No Comments

The 10 hitters listed made the biggest jumps forward in 2017, with many not even on the Top 100 prospects list to start the year rankings, but now all firmly on the list, from the top 10 on down.

Cubs’ 6th straight win has Cards 6 back

Sep 18, 2017 | No Comments

Kyle Schwarber hit his 27th home run and Jason Heyward smacked a clutch tiebreaking RBI single with two outs in the seventh inning to lift the Cubs to their sixth straight win, a 4-3 victory Sunday over the Cardinals.

Storen to undergo Tommy John surgery

Sep 17, 2017 | No Comments

Right-handed reliever Drew Storen, who pitched in 58 games for Cincinnati this season, said Sunday he will have Tommy John elbow surgery that will likely sideline him until the 2019 season.

Leader Watch: Greinke bolsters Cy Young bid

Leader Watch: Greinke bolsters Cy Young bid

Sep 17, 2017 | No Comments

Zack Greinke continues to lead the D-backs’ march to the postseason, and his return to steady dominance in 2017 might make him a National League Cy Young Award favorite by the time all’s said and done.

Red Sox rally in 9th, remain 3 up with 7-run 15th

Sep 16, 2017 | No Comments

Boston’s 13-6, 15-inning win over Tampa Bay on Friday night had six lead changes and featured a little bit of everything — along with a lot of heart by both teams, tucked away in the 6 hours and 5 minutes that it took to finish.

Judge’s 2 HRs fuel power show, rout of O’s

Sep 15, 2017 | No Comments

The Yankees scored six times in the first inning and Aaron Judge hit two homers as they coasted past the Orioles, 13-5, on Thursday night at Yankee Stadium.

Bellinger helps cut LA’s magic number to 7

Sep 14, 2017 | No Comments

Cody Bellinger homered and drove in three runs Wednesday as the Dodgers conducted their first dress rehearsal for October in a 4-1 triumph over the Giants.

Rosario’s walk-off helps Twins keep WC lead

Rosario’s walk-off helps Twins keep WC lead

Sep 14, 2017 | No Comments

Eddie Rosario crushed a walk-off two-run homer to right in the 10th inning to lift the Twins to a 3-1 win over the Padres on Wednesday night at Target Field. It helped the Twins improve their lead for the second AL Wild Card spot to 2 1/2 games, pending the Angels’ result against the Astros.