(GAME DATE — August 9, 2020) — The doctors have spoken and Hugo Prista of the Seattle Salts didn’t like what he heard. The 25-year-old starting pitcher is almost certainly gone for the rest of the year and depending on his progress could miss some of next season as well. Prista sustained his season-ending injury during the New York Dragons game yesterday at The Redoubt. He had to leave the game because he hurt himself while throwing a pitch. Today the Seattle medical staff reported Prista had a torn labrum and would be absent from the lineup for at least 5 months.
So far this year Prista has 2 wins and 2 losses and a 3.33 ERA. Continue reading “Seattle Loses Hugo Prista, Will Miss Season”
(GAME DATE — August 1, 2020) — Jorge Garzes mauled enemy pitching all month long as he cruised to the Metropolitan League Batter of the Month title. The 28-year-old second baseman batted .366 with 10 home runs, 27 RBIs and 27 runs scored in a July performance that has Seattle fans eagerly awaiting what he can do in August.
Garzes capped off July with a Grand Slam against the Arizona Cowboys on the 29th. So far this year he is hitting .310 with 122 hits, 29 home runs, 78 RBIs and has scored 75 runs. Continue reading “Garzes Crowned Top ML Hitter in July”
(GAME DATE — July 22, 2020) — A blow for Travis Coleman today — team doctors confirmed he will miss 9 months with a torn labrum. Coleman suffered the injury throwing a pitch. Although officials from the Seattle Salts are confident he’ll make a full recovery, doubts will persist about Coleman’s ability to return fully fit with an injury of this nature.
For the season, the right-handed reliever Coleman is 0-2 with 1 save and a 5.40 ERA. He has given up 16 hits in 15 innings with 9 strikeouts. He had been struggling all year and now some analysts believe he was suffering from the injury a lot longer than team officials may have been aware.
(GAME DATE — July 21, 2020) — Both sides appear content with the trade finalized today that will send 32-year-old RHP Jason Connery and 21-year-old minor league 3B Robert Cabrera to the Arizona Cowboys, while the Seattle Salts will receive 32-year-old 3B Cody Martin.
“This is a move that filled a few gaps in our roster,” said David Cuellar, Salts general manager. Continue reading “Salts, Cowboys Close Deal”
(GAME DATE — July 13, 2020) — Both sides appear content with the trade finalized today that will send 31-year-old LHP Jian Ju and 24-year-old minor league RHP Ryuki Hirano to the Seattle Salts, while the Calgary Inferno will receive 27-year-old minor league LF Allen Kennedy.
“This is a move that filled a few gaps in our roster,” said Andy Turnbull, Inferno general manager. Continue reading “Calgary, Seattle Make Deal”
(GAME DATE — May 13, 2020) — Left fielder Ryan Vallis was the King of Swing today at SpeederDome today in the 17-4 Seattle Salts win over the division rival Nevada Speeders. The Seattle veteran stepped into the batter’s box 5 times against the Speeders and delivered 5 hits. It was a sensational game for him.
“Unbelievable feeling,” Vallis later told the press. “It felt good. 5-for-5 isn’t bad for your batting average either.” Continue reading “Vallis 5-for-5 for Seattle”
Salts Minor League News
(GAME DATE — Sep. 18, 2020) — The A-level Calf League playoffs wrapped up at the beginning of the month and the Winnipeg Gophers (Seattle Salts) were victorious, taking out the Boston-affiliated Lexington Moonshiners in a 2-0 series sweep. Despite Winnipeg winning the series, it was Lexington’s right fielder, Harvey Marleau, who was named series MVP. Marleau […]
The Clearwater Sluggers have maintained their clutch on the top spot in the Florida Rookie League weekly team rankings once again, but the Naples Admirals and Jacksonville Beach Ravens have made impressive strides to catch up. The Admirals and Ravens were 5th and 6th in last week’s rankings, but have improved to 2nd and 3rd respectively for […]
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.
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.
Devin Simonds of the Lakeland Seattle Salts B humiliated the Tallahassee Kingston Cannons B at Lakeland Ballpark today, spinning a complete game shutout and holding the visitors to 4 hits. “He’s got a bunch of different arm angles and his ball was really moving,” said Tallahassee manager Ryan Nelson, after the game.
Here are the current team power rankings for Florida Rookie League: Teams (Total Points, Tendency):