Category: Highlights

Jesse Nelson Belts #300

Salts slugger Jesse Nelson hit home run #300 tonight in a loss to Dallas

The Seattle Salts took a tough extra-inning loss on the chin in Dallas tonight, dropping their 14-inning marathon game 7-6 to the Deputies. But at least one Salt was celebrating, albeit mutedly, after reaching an important career milestone.

Jesse Nelson, the second baseman for the Salts, belted a 5th inning homer that scored two runs and cut the Dallas lead to 5-4. It was his 300th career home run, and elevated the Savannah, Georgia native to a select group of just five hitters to ever reach that milestone in the Bull League. Continue reading “Jesse Nelson Belts #300”

Draft Pool for 2018 Announced

The 2018 June amateur draft pool has been released, 45 days before draft day, showcasing the top talent expected to enter the Bull League over the next few seasons.

The pool includes a good selection of top talent from the four college leagues, as well as the eligible high school players from the Nor-Am High School League. Continue reading “Draft Pool for 2018 Announced”

Extending a Line: Who’s Likely to Re-up This Year?

Every team has at least someone due to become a free agent at the end of 2018, the big question is, will those teams be looking to sign those players to extensions, and if not, will other teams be bidding for their services come this fall?

We take a look at a team-by-team snapshot of who is eligible for a re-up and what the chances are of them doing so. Continue reading “Extending a Line: Who’s Likely to Re-up This Year?”

Last Season’s Best Parks for Hitters

Every batter wants to hit long balls and get on base, and some stadiums lend themselves to batters doing so better than others.

Last year, a number of ballparks were considered quite favorable to hitters, giving pitchers nightmares every time they took the mound in them. Continue reading “Last Season’s Best Parks for Hitters”

Denver Prospect Pool Shallow

The Denver Danger, which have been essentially abandoned by their last GM, Troy Olsen, have a frighteningly bare prospect cupboard going into 2018, a probably sign that the team is not ready for the postseason for some time to come.

Their system is ranked dead last – 20th out of 20 teams – due mainly to having no Top 50 prospects at all. Continue reading “Denver Prospect Pool Shallow”