Category: Awards

Deetz Punishes ML Pitchers This Week

(GAME DATE — May 18, 2020) – So far in his young career, Brock Deetz has kept a low profile, but after his performance at the plate last week, he attracted the notice of the rest of the Metropolitan League in a big way as he was named the Player of the Week today for his efforts. Continue reading “Deetz Punishes ML Pitchers This Week”

Rambo Wins LL Best Player Award

(GAME DATE — May 18, 2020) – John Rambo burst onto the Lake League stage in a big way last week. This promising rookie right fielder for Chicago garnered everyone’s respect by putting up some remarkable numbers and picking up the Player of the Week trophy.

The 22-year-old haunted opposing pitchers hitting .486 (17-for-35) with 4 home runs and 15 RBIs last week.

Rambo is presently batting .371 with 14 home runs, 41 runs scored and 45 RBIs. His OBP is .407.

Rambo is a favorite for Rookie of the Year, and already picked up hardware for April’s Rookie of the Month.

New Bull Cup Trophies Commissioned

The Commissioner of the Bull League has authorized the creation of a new design of Bull Cup trophy to be awarded annually to the team that wins the Bull Cup Championship Series each season.

The new annual award replaces the former design permanent trophy, on which were recorded each annual winning team. The new trophy was created by The Award Store of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Continue reading “New Bull Cup Trophies Commissioned”

Race to Rookie of the Year Decided?

(GAME DATE – Sep. 23, 2019) — It is safe to say this year’s Rookie of the Year races for both leagues will focus once again on premier talent at the plate. And, not necessarily even young talent.

California’s powerful Hiroki Omiya is the front runner for the Metro League ROTY after clobbering 45 home runs in his debut season. The 33-year-old rookie was an international free agent signing from Japan last November, and inked a 7-year, $161 million deal with the Tidals on the strength of extremely positive scouting reports. Continue reading “Race to Rookie of the Year Decided?”

Soto, Malone Shortlisted for Koufax Awards?

(GAME DATE – Sep. 16, 2019) — Will St. Pete’s Admirals ace Jose Soto snag his 3rd consecutive Sandy Koufax Award? And will the Lake League reward Knuckles Malone with his second? Both pitchers have been exceeding expectations in 2019, but has it been enough?

We look at the pitchers shortlisted for the Koufax Awards and offer our prediction on these best-pitcher season ending awards. Continue reading “Soto, Malone Shortlisted for Koufax Awards?”

MVP Shortlist is Here!

There will be a tight race in both leagues for the Carl Simms MVP Awards at the conclusion of this season, we predict. We will take an early look at the contenders for the award here.

Last year’s winners, Orlando Garza (Montreal), and Earl MacPherson (Norfolk) don’t look like they will repeat, and in fact, it looks like in both leagues we will have a first-time winner. Continue reading “MVP Shortlist is Here!”