Tag: Jesse Nelson

Top Talent Still Unspoken For on FA List

(GAME DATE — Jan. 1, 2020) — There is a litany of top talent still available in free agency this off-season, as we roll into 2020, including hard-throwing pitchers, contact-hitting infielders, and big-hitting outfielders.

Surprisingly, no free agents turned down qualifying offers, and so none of the FA’s this year carry the dreaded daft pick loss if signed. That leaves some highly attractive, and reasonably priced deals potentially to be had for teams ready to spend.

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Jesse Nelson Belts #300

Salts slugger Jesse Nelson hit home run #300 tonight in a loss to Dallas

The Seattle Salts took a tough extra-inning loss on the chin in Dallas tonight, dropping their 14-inning marathon game 7-6 to the Deputies. But at least one Salt was celebrating, albeit mutedly, after reaching an important career milestone.

Jesse Nelson, the second baseman for the Salts, belted a 5th inning homer that scored two runs and cut the Dallas lead to 5-4. It was his 300th career home run, and elevated the Savannah, Georgia native to a select group of just five hitters to ever reach that milestone in the Bull League. Continue reading “Jesse Nelson Belts #300”

Revamped CAN-AM College League Set to Roll

The Can-Am College League is set to enter its 2nd season in just over a week, and there have been some changes since last year that will no doubt draw attention.

Aside from a major league reorganization, a perusal of the prospect lists has turned up a Bull League familiar connection, as well. Continue reading “Revamped CAN-AM College League Set to Roll”

Players File Notices for Free Agency, Arbitration

It’s that time of the year again, as the Bull League players notify their teams of their intentions to file for free agency, and pass along their arbitration demands.

This year will be the first season since the league’s GMs and the player’s association agreed to remove A and B type free agency, changing to a draft pick compensation system based on a qualifying offer. Continue reading “Players File Notices for Free Agency, Arbitration”

Dragons Kimura Gets Hit #1500

Dragons’ veteran 1B Setsuo Kimura notched his 1500th hit tonight as his team steamrolled the Toronto Nomads 11-6 to a home town crowd of 45,412 fans tonight.

Veteran 1B-man Kimura broke the 1500 hits mark tonight in a huge 3-for-4 game against Toronto, hitting 2 homers off Nomads’ Knuckles Malone

The 38-year-old left-handed batter from Yokohama was 3-for-4 tonight in what was a huge 4-RBI, 2 HR game. It was his first multi-home run game since June 15. The pair of long balls were joined by another from Tony Cruz, and all three were hit off of Nomads ace Knuckles Malone. They followed two given up by Malone in his previous start, a 4-3 loss to Battle Creek, and in the space of just two starts Malone has now given up 5 home runs – his first home runs allowed in his Bull League career. Continue reading “Dragons Kimura Gets Hit #1500”

Injuries Take out Walker, Nelson

Seattle Salts veteran Jesse Nelson has had to call it a season early. The 39-year-old 2B-man was injured on a collision at second base. Ironically, Nelson was the base runner and not the fielder, however.

Salts veteran Jesse Nelson will miss the rest of 2017 with a broken ankle

Nelson had just hit safely to lead off the 4th inning in today’s game against California, when DH Hermengildo Nel grounded into a fielder’s choice to Tidals pitcher Yeong-suk Yi.  Yi played the ball to Yong-jun Jahng, who corralled the toss and tagged Nelson out. But Nelson’s hard leg-first slide resulted in a fractured ankle. Continue reading “Injuries Take out Walker, Nelson”