Category: Minor Leagues

Florida Rookie League Gets Underway

The Florida Rookie League has kicked off across the sunshine state, and Bull League rookies are working off the off-season rust as their clubs’ older pros compete for roster spots at the top level in Spring Training nearby.

The FRL, which began last year as a winter league, was shifted to a spring-to-summer format schedule for 2018, and will play an 84-game schedule in a split season format this year. Continue reading “Florida Rookie League Gets Underway”

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First Winter League Accolades Given Out

The Bull Oceanic Winter League (BOWL) wrapped up its first season of developmental baseball, with the Tunis Freemen capping their season with an 8-3 victory over the Lagos Millionaires, on Friday.

And now, two days later, the first BOWL player awards were announced to recognize all of the achievements during the 36-game season. Continue reading “First Winter League Accolades Given Out”

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Tunis Takes it All, in Epic BOWL Final Game

The Bull Oceanic Winter League (BOWL) playoffs have ended in spectacular fashion as the Tunis Freemen take the postseason prize in an 8-3 drubbing of the Lagos Millionaires, in a game that featured a 7-run inning for the victors, and 3 errors committed by the vanquished Millionaires.

The Tunis side was made up of the lower minor system players from the Chicago Pit Bulls and the Seattle Salts, and the squad proved themselves to be very capable indeed as starter Scott Herrera, an A-level right-hander for Chicago’s Peoria Mosquitos, accomplished his 7th win of the tournament. Continue reading “Tunis Takes it All, in Epic BOWL Final Game”

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BOWL Playoffs Set

The Bull Oceanic Winter League (BOWL) has nearly wrapped up it’s first season of developmental winter baseball, after the last of the regular season round-robins games finished yesterday.

The knock-out round starts on Wednesday, with the single game semi-final matchups: Lagos-Algiers and Tunis-Melbourne. Continue reading “BOWL Playoffs Set”

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No-No for Takeda in BOWL Action

The Algiers Berbers, in the Bull Oceanic Winter League (BOWL), produced a masterful outing with Nevada Speeders AA-level right-hander Kaoru Takeda on the mound, earning a complete game no-hitter that was just 3 walks away from a perfect game.

So far during winter ball, Takeda has been at the top of his game, going 3-0 with a 1.36 ERA, holding batters to a .241 BABIP and 0.88 WHIP. He has not allowed a home run since 2016. Continue reading “No-No for Takeda in BOWL Action”

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Algiers, Melbourne Early BOWL Contenders

Although the end of the preliminary round is still weeks away, the Bull Oceanic Winter League (BOWL) already has two emerging power teams that are seemingly locks for the playoff round when it starts February 20.

The Algiers Berbers, which is made up of minor league players contributed by the Nevada Speeders and the Battle Creek Attack, have been unquestioningly dominant since the season began on January 8. Continue reading “Algiers, Melbourne Early BOWL Contenders”