Tag: Dallas Deputies

Miami Call-up Has 5-for-5 Debut

AAA call-up Shelby Hurley debuted to a 5-for-5 night against Dallas

The Miami Storm purchased the contract of AAA-level Shelby Hurley this morning, summoning him into this evening’s game against the Dallas Deputies, and he immediately showed why he deserved the call-up.

Hurley, a 22-year-old right fielder, who was drafted 159th overall in the 2014 draft, “stormed” onto the Bull League going 5-for-5 in his big league debut, driving in 5 runs and scoring twice. Continue reading “Miami Call-up Has 5-for-5 Debut”

Two More Deals Cap Busy Day for Trades

Earlier this evening, Chicago announced two major trades and the Toronto Nomads joined them with a deal of their own. But there is late-breaking news that two more trades were completed today, making this the busiest day for trades in league history.

This season, teams are not waiting until the trade deadline to make their move and jockey for better positions going into the second half of the season, which starts imminently. Continue reading “Two More Deals Cap Busy Day for Trades”

International Amateurs on the Market Today

A new crop of international amateur free agents have hit the market today, and teams are already chomping at the bit to sign them. Just 19 players are on the list, and with five teams spending well over the cap last year, just 15 teams will be able to bid on the top talent.

The top of the litter this year appear to be a bevy of Dominican players, including 16-year-olds, LHP Adan Silva, and RHP Ricardo Franco, along with 17-year-old LHP Manny Velenzuela. Silva is said to be demanding in the area of $2.6 million, but Franco and Valenzuela are seeking $4.8 and $4 million respectively. Continue reading “International Amateurs on the Market Today”

Two Major Trades Today

The Toronto Nomads and the Dallas Deputies agreed to terms that will see a major hole plugged in the Nomads’ infield, while seeding the Deputies with one of the league’s top pitching prospects.

And in the other major trade today, the Montreal Metros sent a 2019 draft pick and a serviceable outfielder to the Arizona Cowboys in exchange for one of the Bull League’s top catchers. Continue reading “Two Major Trades Today”

Deputies Draft Mass Bay’s Horsley

The Dallas Deputies have chosen Matt Horsley as their first round selection in the entry draft this year, the club announced today.

Horsley, who was a starting pitcher for Mass Bay Law College in the Can-Am College League for the past two seasons, is considered by many to be a superb groundballer with a bright future in the Bull League. Continue reading “Deputies Draft Mass Bay’s Horsley”

Top 4 Teams with Older AAA Rosters

There are a number of Bull League organizations who have an active roster average age that is lower than their top minor league team’s, indicating that their best AAA-level players could be past their prime, as they have not been called up to the league’s top level ahead of the younger players in their franchise.

While occasionally a high-level minor league team will feature some older, experienced veterans looking to refine some skills, or perhaps rehab following an injury, it is rare that the oldest and most experienced ball players in an organization will be passed over for promotion to the top level in favor of younger talent. Continue reading “Top 4 Teams with Older AAA Rosters”