Tag: Carl Simms

NCAA Week #3 – UCLA Remains in Charge

The UCLA Bruins (17-4), led by Hall of Famer progeny Carl Simms Jr., remain on top of the NCAA power rankings for the second consecutive week, following a 6-1 run where their only loss came in a walk-off 11-10 game against the Arkansas Razorbacks (7-14).

UCLA’s Carl Simms Jr. had a 6-home run week, and now has 14 on the season.

The son of Hall of Fame and Bull League career HR record holder Carl Simms was a spitting image of his father this week, ending with a three-game home run streak, where he homered in both games against Ole Miss and then again yesterday against Arizona State, totalling 5 long balls in just 3 games. He earlier tagged another last Tuesday, making 6 for the week. He now has a season total of 14 home runs. Continue reading “NCAA Week #3 – UCLA Remains in Charge”

NCAA Week #1 – ASU Takes Lead in Power Rankings

Arizona State launched themselves to the top of the Week #1 NCAA power rankings, after the first full week of baseball wrapped up yesterday. The Sun Devils topped Indiana Hoosiers in the rankings, 168.5 points to 144.0.

ASU had a near-perfect start to the year, going 7-1 so far, and undefeated at home after four games. It’s too early to tell if this will remain the case, obviously, but the Sun Devils are pleased to take an early lead, though in terms of run scoring, NC State Wolfpack have the advantage so far with a +36 differential after opening the year 6-2, and also going a perfect 4-0 so far at home. Continue reading “NCAA Week #1 – ASU Takes Lead in Power Rankings”

NCAA 2018 Preview: Future HOF Talent Abounds?

The NCAA Division I season gets underway in two weeks, a long-awaited addition to the feeder league system and thus the pool of available talent for the annual amateur draft.

We take a look at the likely contenders and some individual players of note, including some Bull League second generation players who hope to live up to their names in future seasons.

NCAA DIVISION I starts Sunday, February 11. Continue reading “NCAA 2018 Preview: Future HOF Talent Abounds?”

2017 Could Prove Big Year for Milestones

Many players in the Bull League are expected to hit benchmark milestones in career statistics this season, in what will be an especially interesting and likely record-breaking year with the expanded 100-game schedule making its debut.

Hits

New York’s Setsuo Kimura is 81 hits away from the important 1,500 career hits mark

Several hitting milestones in particular are expected to be breached, including two current players who could reach the rare 1,500 career hits mark: Continue reading “2017 Could Prove Big Year for Milestones”

Milestone Watch

Several players are expected to hit major stat milestones this season, in what may turn out to be a record-breaking year for many anyway due to the lengthened 100-game season.

1B Barry Janmaat (OLE) could smash the all-time Hits record held by HOFer Carl Simms this season

First and foremost, the all-time Bull League record for career hits, held by Hall of Famer Carl Simms, could be smashed by 1B Barry ‘Hulk’ Janmaat (Olean Oilers), who is 33 hits away from tying the record of 1,655 hits. Janmaat averaged around 100 hits in seasons that were only 82-games long, and this year he will potentially have an extra 18 games to do it, virtually assuring he will surpass the record set by the iconic Simms. Continue reading “Milestone Watch”

Boston’s Janmaat Joins 1600 Hits Club

Boston Brawlers veteran 1B-man Barry ‘Hulk’ Janmaat, the 37-year old Dutchman with over 20 years in the Bull League, has added his name to the exclusive 1600+ Hits club, in his 1-for-4 contribution against the New York Minutemen today.

Janmaat is now #3 on the All Time Hits list, behind Hall of Famer Carl Simms (1,655) and Dave Norman (1,615), who retired last year. His other numbers are very Hall of Fame worthy, with a career average of .308, 5,190 at-bats, and 323 doubles.

Close behind Janmaat is fellow Brawler Narushi Ohata, just 7 hits shy of the 1,600 mark.