Tag: Brian Currell

Metros Manager Pettis Walks

Montreal Metros GM Danny Desrochers has only been on the job for a day, but he has already sent manager Nick Pettis packing. The firing was announced today, and the team named Scott Stutter as his replacement at the same time.

Pettis had only been hired recently, after the departure of Michael Smith, the previous GM/Manager for the club. He had barely gotten his feet wet with spring training games before the change was announced. Continue reading “Metros Manager Pettis Walks”

Best Bargain Free Agents to Watch

While there is lots of activity surrounding the big-name, big-dollar free agents every offseason, and this offseason perhaps more than most, there are also some very good bargains to be had among the 150 or so free agents who played this season.

We list the top 10 bargain free agents still on the market and what they might bring to a team. Continue reading “Best Bargain Free Agents to Watch”

Currell’s Incredible Week Gets Star of the Week Honor for Aug. 8-14

LF Brian Currell (DEN), who was July's AEL Rookie of the Month, was selected Player of the Week for Aug. 8-14
LF Brian Currell (DEN), who was July’s AEL Rookie of the Month, was selected Player of the Week for Aug. 8-14

Last week, 24-year-old Brian Currell sent shock waves through Bull Baseball League with an eye-popping performance that brought him the American Eagle League Player of the Week Award for August 8-14.

A newcomer to the league, Currell made the establishment sit up and take notice, punishing opposing pitchers with a .607 average, 17 hits in 28 at-bats and 4 RBI.

Where the Denver Highlanders left fielder goes from here, only the baseball gods know for sure, but Currell certainly made his mark last week. Thanks partly to his efforts, Denver has a convincing hold on 1st place in the AEL East with a best-in-the-AEL 39-25 (.609) record, 4½ games ahead of the Jacksonville Ravens, and are virtually guaranteed a playoff spot.

This season Currell, who was also Rookie of the Month for July, has 3 home runs, a career-high 35 RBIs, and a .333 batting average.

American Eagle League Names Rookie of Month

Brian-Currell-LF-DEN-20160801Brian Currell earned July’s Rookie of the Month honors in the American Eagle League for last month’s performance. The boyish Denver left fielder might be wet behind the ears, but he’s proving that he has what it takes to play at this level.

Currell hit .321 with 2 home runs, 21 RBIs and 11 runs scored this past month on his way to winning the award.

Thus far this season Currell is hitting .296 with 3 home runs, 29 RBIs and 23 runs scored. He has 48 hits in 162 at-bats and has played in 43 games.