Category: Highlights

Toronto Picks Keeley Sewell in Round 1

The Toronto Nomads, who missed out on a first round pick in last year’s entry draft, have selected Washington State Cougars ace Keeley Sewell in the first round of the 2018 Bull League draft.

The 21-year-old right-hander was dominant in the PAC-12 Conference, crafting an ERA of 1.87 to lead pitchers in the conference this year.  He fanned 105 batters through the season, putting him behind only T.J. Burlingame of USC, who tallied 112. Continue reading “Toronto Picks Keeley Sewell in Round 1”

Krohn Notches 100th Save

Calgary bullpen fixture Kevin Krohn notchd his 100th career save tonight, capping off a 3-2 win over the Miami Storm in a close game that saw two pitchers exit early with injuries.

Krohn now has 5 saves on the season, and edged his ERA down to 4.00 after throwing a flawless 9th inning in which he threw just five pitches, grounding two batters out and inducing a pop fly with a third. Continue reading “Krohn Notches 100th Save”

Top 4 Teams with Older AAA Rosters

There are a number of Bull League organizations who have an active roster average age that is lower than their top minor league team’s, indicating that their best AAA-level players could be past their prime, as they have not been called up to the league’s top level ahead of the younger players in their franchise.

While occasionally a high-level minor league team will feature some older, experienced veterans looking to refine some skills, or perhaps rehab following an injury, it is rare that the oldest and most experienced ball players in an organization will be passed over for promotion to the top level in favor of younger talent. Continue reading “Top 4 Teams with Older AAA Rosters”

2008 Draft: Ten Years Later

As we count down to the 2018 draft, the hopeful and eager college and high school prospects anticipating the call to a Bull League organization, we can take a glance at the draft Class of ’08 to help us analyse what a draft class might look like ten years later.

The 2008 draft produced an important core of some of the top names in the Bull League today, despite being one of the shortest drafts in history — running just three rounds. Continue reading “2008 Draft: Ten Years Later”

David Chinchilla Joins the 1,000-hits Club

Montreal 1B-man David Chinchilla joins the 1,000-hits club after doubling today against Chicago

Montreal Metros first baseman David Chinchilla is the newest member of the 1,000-hits club after hitting a 3rd inning bases-clearing double with two on and two outs, against Chicago’s Masato Watanabe.

It would be the 35-year-old’s only hit of the game, but it was all that the Metros needed with Judson Martel on the mound, as Chinchilla’s pair of RBIs proved to be the game winners. Martel pitched his second shutout of the season, holding the Pit Bulls to just 3 hits. Continue reading “David Chinchilla Joins the 1,000-hits Club”

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”