Tag: Chitoji Yamada

Nevada Retakes Lead in Week #15

The red-hot Nevada Speeders are back on top of the Weekly Team Power Rankings for Week #15, as the season quickly approaches its final days. Rimouski fell to 3rd in the rankings, as the Minneapolis Ravens also benefited from a 3-1 series against the Oxen, and 2-1 series over the Louisville Sluggers.

Rotation ace Ricky Rodriguez picked up loss number 4, and his record fell to 14-4 on the season, the only mark marring an otherwise glowing week for the Ravens. The Speeders were nearly flawless, however, dropping just one game to California on Tuesday, and then sweeping Miami in four, to finish the week 6-1. The loss to the tidals was the second of that series, which began on Sunday, thus the 6-1 record doesn’t include both losses in that series split. Continue reading “Nevada Retakes Lead in Week #15”

Who Are the Top Players Around the World?

Baseball is an international sport, aside from being an American pastime. But, who are the world’s elite players and top prospects?

From the bright lights of the Bull League to the sandlots of franchise international complexes, we look at each of the 20 clubs and find the current top international players and the top international prospects, aside from Canadian and American talent. Continue reading “Who Are the Top Players Around the World?”

Week #10: Nevada Still In Control

The Nevada Speeders are still in command of the weekly team power rankings after ten weeks of baseball, holding a record of 37-20 as they added two wins since last week, which was interrupted by the five-day All-Star break.

The Speeders capped off their home-and-home sweep of the Chicago Pit Bulls with a 10-2 win on the 16th, just before breaking for the midsummer classic. They opened their four-game set yesterday against California with a 6-1 win. Continue reading “Week #10: Nevada Still In Control”

Ravens Stand Pat At Top of Rankings for Week 7

The Minneapolis Ravens have a death-clutch on the top of the Weekly Team Power Rankings after 7 weeks, and do not appear to be ready to let go any time soon.

They topped the rankings for the second week in a row, and Montreal stayed close behind them, and the Nevada Speeders moved into the #3 spot on a strong performance this week. Continue reading “Ravens Stand Pat At Top of Rankings for Week 7”

Reyes, Yamada Named Batters of the Month; June Awards Announced

The Bull League’s players of the month for June have been announced, and the top hitters were revealed as Gabel Reyes for the LL and Chitoji Yamada for the AEL.

CF Gabel Reyes was named Batter of the Month for June

Reyes, the Minneapolis Ravens center fielder, went .314 in June with an OPS of 1.043, contributing 11 home runs to make 13 for the season. Reyes has been a fixture in the cleanup role for about half his appearances, and has been particularly effective from there, batting .359 from the #4 slot. Continue reading “Reyes, Yamada Named Batters of the Month; June Awards Announced”

Big Expectations Follow Yamada to Nevada

Nevada will have a new face patrolling left field next year, as the Speeders have announced they have signed international free agent Chitoji Yamada to a 6-year, $14.25 million contract.

The Japanese outfielder is a left-handed bat with a power stroke, who is sure to improve the Speeders lineup in a huge way. Continue reading “Big Expectations Follow Yamada to Nevada”