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2020 Preview: Lake League West

ANOTHER 100-WIN YEAR FOR RAVENS

The Ravens could break 100 wins again, though they are predicted to just hit 99.

(GAME DATE — April 1, 2020) — All indications are that the Minneapolis Ravens will storm to another strong finish this year, and could once again hit 100 wins. The official prediction is for 99, but the team is largely intact from a very successful Bull Cup appearance last season, with the addition of strong performers like Takahide Higuchi (in a trade) and Jake Pruitt (in a free agent signing).

There is a good chance that with the expected weakness Lake League East division, and the deep-pocketed team locking down their big time talent for years to come, that the Ravens could actually smash through 100 wins this year and ride that wave to the Bull Cup again.

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Ravens Sweep Away Nomads

(GAME DATE – Oct. 3, 2019) — The Minneapolis Ravens have drawn first blood in the Elimination Round of the 2019 Bull League playoffs, eliminating the 4th seeded Toronto Nomads in a 3-game sweep, and outscoring the wild card entrants 13-4.

The 100-win Ravens, who were the winningest team in the league’s first full-length 162 game season, saw stellar performances on the mound from 4-time Sandy Koufax Award winner Ricky RodriguezPete Sharpe, and Aaron Miller, all of whom turned in 7-inning appearances and allowing 2 runs or less.

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Early Awards Predictions for 2018

Although there is still nearly a month of baseball left in regular season, and then the playoffs after that, we thought we would share our early predictions for the Bull League player awards based on season performances thus far.

As was discovered last year, sometimes a player can be out by early August and still win an award, as was the case for Judson Martel last year. Continue reading “Early Awards Predictions for 2018”

Baker’s Streak Now Stands at 30

David Baker, the hot-hitting third baseman for the Minneapolis Ravens, has accomplished a lot to help his team maintain its chokehold on the Lake League this year. But few of those accomplishments compare to his lengthy hit streak, which he has now extended to 30 games after an RBI single in the 7th inning tonight against the Louisville Sluggers.

On the season, Baker is batting .343 to lead the team. He has also contributed a dozen home runs and 38 RBIs, all from the leadoff position in the batting order, where he has been all year. Continue reading “Baker’s Streak Now Stands at 30”

Top 5: “Five-Tools” Players

The holy grail of player scouting and development is for a team to find a player that has to so-called “five tools” – that is, they can hit, hit for power, run, throw and field.

Many players have one, two, or three of these tools and can sometimes make passable use of the other tools to a lesser degree. Where they lack some of those five tools, teams can often make adjustments and use roster management to make up for the deficiency. Continue reading “Top 5: “Five-Tools” Players”

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?”