Chop On: Bryce Ball Edition

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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Top 10 Appalachian League Players

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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Pulaski Yankees One-Hit Burlington

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 […]

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Star Wars Night in Pulaski

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, […]

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Appy League: Royal Pain for Kingsport

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 […]

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Appy League: Mets Fight Off Reds

The Kingsport Mets scores 13 runs on 13 hits on their way to a 13-6 victory over the Greeneville Reds thanks to big bats from Sebastian Espino, Jaylen Palmer, Andres Regnault, and Gregory Guerrero. Espino went 1-3 with two RBI, Palmer went 2-4 with a homer and two RBI while Regnault went 3-5 with two homers […]

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Appy League: Elizabethton Walks Off

Opening night of the Appalachian League was celebrated Tuesday with a walk-off by Elizabethton to win 3-2 over the Bluefield Blue Jays at Joe O’Brien Field. Eric Rivera doubled with one out in the eighth. It drove in the game-tying run Steward Berroa who had reached on a walk before stealing second. Rivera advanced to third on […]

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