If you’re trying to look into the future for one of baseball’s next big stars, then look no further than in the Appalachian League for Bryce Ball.
Ball, 21, was selected by the Atlanta Braves in the 24th round of the 2019 MLB Draft from Dallas Baptist University. Ball hit 18 home runs and 54 runs batted in along with 12 doubles in 54 games for Dallas Baptist this spring.
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Remember Wander Franco? What about Vlad Guerrero Jr.? Even Cristian Pache? They all three have one thing in common. They each passed through the Appalachian League at one point in their career.
First the first time in the three-plus years I’ve spent covering the Appy League (this year being year number 4), I decided to partake in a Top 10 ranking.
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Alex “Juicy” Jensen gives us his Top-125 Prospect list as of July 24, 2019, including 2019’s Rule 4 draft selections and international prospects signed in the most recent July 2 signing period!
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Hey guys! Back again with an update on the Appalachian League. Had the privilege of taking in the Burlington Royals for the third time this year, and each time I’ve been highly impressed with their offense. However, if offense and scoring is your type of read then this one isn’t for you. But if pitching […]
Read More Pulaski Yankees One-Hit Burlington
I’ve talked about Nick Madrigal a lot in the last year and a half. More than I’m happy to admit to. There’s like 10,000 players in affiliated baseball, but I’ve spent more time on Twitter, in the Baseball Farm GroupMe, doing Google news searches, and just thinking about this diminutive middle infielder than any other player since he came on my radar in the spring of 2018.
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Matt Tabor first caught my eye last offseason when a Diamondback’s coach tabbed him as “the player that improved the most over the course of the season” during fall instructs. Players who garner that kind of praise from the people that spend the most time with them always pique my interest (especially when they have recent 7 figure signing bonuses). I filed Tabor away as a potential breakout candidate to watch. 12 starts into the year, it’s safe to say he is officially breaking out.
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Before the season got rolling in mid-May, the Pulaski Yankees and the Danville Braves made an announcement that they are teaming up to raise funds for cancer research. After comments made by the Yankees Senior Vice President and General Manager calling the Yankees a “fully-operational death star” and referring to the team’s “Evil Empire” nickname, […]
Read More Star Wars Night in Pulaski
Main Photo: Baseball Farm Between good pitching and timely offense, the Burlington Royals were able to fight off the enemy and protect home field with a victory over the Kingsport Mets. With their win, the Royals now hold the best record (5-2) in the Appalachian League. Monday’s game between the B-Royals and K-Mets was the only […]
Read More Appy League: Royal Pain for Kingsport
Photo: James Gravley, Baseball Farm If you’re a fan of strikeouts, long balls, great defense, and comebacks, then Sunday’s game between the Pulaski Yankees and Bluefield Blue Jays is for you. Pulaski’s starter Leonardo Pestana was dealing from the start. He struck out five Bluefield batters in the first three innings. However, he hit a rough […]
Read More Appy League: Ryder Green Lifts Pulaski Past Bluefield
In their second game of the three game series, the Bluefield Blue Jays came out swinging early on and took it to the Pulaski Yankees, winning 12-5. Bluefield put up a three spot in the second inning thanks to a solo jack from Angel Camacho and a two-run oppo taco from DJ Daniels. The @BluefieldJays […]
Read More Appy League: Blue Jays Rout Yankees