Category: Highlights

Baker’s Hit Streak Sets Record

The Minneapolis Ravens third baseman who has been on a hot-hitting streak this year has finally done it. David Baker has set the new Bull League record for hit-streaks, at 32 games – and it’s still going!

The 28-year-old switch-hitter could not help but break out a wide grin when he singled to leadoff the first inning against the Boston Brawlers tonight.

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Early Awards Predictions for 2018

Although there is still nearly a month of baseball left in regular season, and then the playoffs after that, we thought we would share our early predictions for the Bull League player awards based on season performances thus far.

As was discovered last year, sometimes a player can be out by early August and still win an award, as was the case for Judson Martel last year. Continue reading “Early Awards Predictions for 2018”

Baker’s Streak Now Stands at 30

David Baker, the hot-hitting third baseman for the Minneapolis Ravens, has accomplished a lot to help his team maintain its chokehold on the Lake League this year. But few of those accomplishments compare to his lengthy hit streak, which he has now extended to 30 games after an RBI single in the 7th inning tonight against the Louisville Sluggers.

On the season, Baker is batting .343 to lead the team. He has also contributed a dozen home runs and 38 RBIs, all from the leadoff position in the batting order, where he has been all year. Continue reading “Baker’s Streak Now Stands at 30”

Several “Whales” Nearing Free Agency

The end of the 2018 season is looking like it will turn into a big-dollar free agent feeding frenzy, as some of the league’s top players look like they will walk away from their teams after the last playoff pitch is thrown.

The list of players who are eligible for free agency and have yet to sign extensions with their clubs is stacked with talent. While some, like Francisco Erazo of Miami, may hang up their cleats and retire. Others, like Rimouski’s Kyle Cahill, undoubtedly have all-star years and maybe player awards to look forward to in coming years. Continue reading “Several “Whales” Nearing Free Agency”

Early Preview of Hall of Fame Eligible Players for 2019

Hall of Fame voting is still many months away, but we will take a brief look now, during the “dog days of summer”, at who will be on the ballot and who is a likely candidate to get voted in for 2019.

For those who are uninitiated, the Bull League’s Hall of Fame allows for fairly brief entry. Players need only be retired for two complete seasons before becoming eligible to be named on the ballot. They require just five years of playing time (though all inductees have much more), but are only kept on the ballot for five years. Continue reading “Early Preview of Hall of Fame Eligible Players for 2019”

Top 5: “Five-Tools” Players

The holy grail of player scouting and development is for a team to find a player that has to so-called “five tools” – that is, they can hit, hit for power, run, throw and field.

Many players have one, two, or three of these tools and can sometimes make passable use of the other tools to a lesser degree. Where they lack some of those five tools, teams can often make adjustments and use roster management to make up for the deficiency. Continue reading “Top 5: “Five-Tools” Players”