Tag: Chris Zerkle

Service Time Clock Ticks Down for 2018

It is now late in the season – just ten games are left on the schedule, and many fresh faces brought up from the minors into “The Show” are quickly seeing their service time clock tick closer to the magic 100 days, giving them a complete year towards free agency.

Not only are some players approaching the 100-day mark, but several have hit it this year already. Chicago third baseman Jon Guillot, for example, just hit the 100-day mark and is now one year closer to free agency. Guillot, 22, is batting a soft .236 so far this season, but has shone in other areas, such as his 12 home runs (2nd on the team), 41 RBIs (to lead the team), and one of his best talents, hitting first pitches: he is batting .304 (including 2 home runs) on first pitches. Continue reading “Service Time Clock Ticks Down for 2018”

Admirals Lose Zerkle, Down 2 Starters As Pennant Race Runs Down

The snakebit St. Petersburg Admirals, who already lost Jose Soto to an injury two days ago, now learned that hot rookie arm Chris Zerkle will be gone for the rest of 2018 as well.

Zerkle strained a hamstring in a game against Denver, in a brutal series against their division rival that has cost the Admirals two top starting pitchers just as the pennant race runs down to the final games. Continue reading “Admirals Lose Zerkle, Down 2 Starters As Pennant Race Runs Down”

Ravens Take the Lead for Week 6

The Minneapolis Ravens have sailed to the top of the weekly team power rankings at the end of Week 6 of the regular season, as they settled into a groove atop the LL West standings with a 24-14 (.632) record.

Montreal Metros and Denver Danger were snapping at their heels, with both teams leading their divisions. Continue reading “Ravens Take the Lead for Week 6”

May Awards Announced; Hot Nomads Pick Up Two

The Lake League’s Toronto Nomads remain hot at the close of the opening month of baseball as they pick up two player of the month awards for May 2018.

Jorge “Chachi” Chavarria was named Lake League Rookie of the Month after the 26-year-old third baseman showed he’s got some skill at the plate, going .323 with a pair of homers and 13 RBIs through the month. Chachi came to the Nomads in a trade with Arizona last season, and was sent to AAA Brampton, where he provided solid numbers on the way to a Longhorns Cow League championship. Continue reading “May Awards Announced; Hot Nomads Pick Up Two”