Tag: Florida Rookie League

Florida Rookie League Playoff Teams Set

The FRL playoff matchups are set as the season came to a close yesterday. The teams advancing to the postseason include the Miami Motorheads (Detroit) who will face the Daytona Beach Danger (Denver), the Ft. Lauderdale Nomads (Toronto), who are up against the Key largo Oxen (Ohio), the Clearwater Sluggers (Louisville) who will face the Ft Myers Deputies (Dallas), and finally the Tallahassee Storm (Miami) who will square off with the Lakeland Salts (Seattle).

The Deputies held the best record through the FRL season, going 56-28 (.667), but were the top team in their division, the GCL’s Chris Felix Division, at the end of the second half of the season, going 29-13(.690) to tie the Storm, who led the Iron Arm Division. Continue reading “Florida Rookie League Playoff Teams Set”

Episode #18 (2018): Trade Deadline Buyers and Sellers, Probable Contenders

In this episode we sort out trade deadline buyers and sellers, but can the buyers afford the price? Also, if the season ended tomorrow, who would the contenders be? And what are the chances they will still be there when the end does finally come? We close with a look at the FRL and Summer College Tourney playoffs.

FRL Week #3: Sluggers Maintain Control

The Clearwater Sluggers are maintaining their stranglehold on the Florida Rookie League after three weeks, topping the weekly team power rankings with 152.1 points. The Miami Motorheads have been unable to close the gap, sitting at second with 135.6 points.

In terms of win-loss records, the Sluggers are at 16-4 (.800), while Miami trails at 14-6 (.700). Continue reading “FRL Week #3: Sluggers Maintain Control”

Florida Rookie League Gets Underway

The Florida Rookie League has kicked off across the sunshine state, and Bull League rookies are working off the off-season rust as their clubs’ older pros compete for roster spots at the top level in Spring Training nearby.

The FRL, which began last year as a winter league, was shifted to a spring-to-summer format schedule for 2018, and will play an 84-game schedule in a split season format this year. Continue reading “Florida Rookie League Gets Underway”

Episode #11 (2018): Spring Injuries Continue, Rookie Ball Starts, NCAA College WS Set

The injuries continue to mount during spring training as two more big names hit the injury list, dimming the prospects of a turnaround season for at least one team. Florida Rookie League gets underway, we recap the opening week. NCAA College World Series finals are set, UCLA will take on Indiana. All that and more as we move closer to Opening Day.