We are back! The podcasts have returned, and in our first one of the 2020 season we recap the 2019 playoffs, discuss the 2020 draft order and reveal the first round selections, and update you on #1 Bull League prospect, John Rambo.
(GAME DATE — June 1, 2020) — Youngster John Rambo emerged as the latest Lake League Rookie of the Month today, snagging the honor for the second month in a row. The young man from Chicago deserved the honor, batting .431 with 9 home runs and 31 runs batted in.
Rambo has been dominant since bursting on to the scene as the #1 prospect in the Bull League in April. In 55 games this season he has compiled a .389 batting average with 88 hits and 19 home runs. He has also scored 51 times and knocked in 59 runs.
(GAME DATE — May 27, 2020) — Milwaukee Hops center fielder Tony Cruz wielded a big stick today against the Norfolk Sharks and his club walked off the field winners by the score of 14-7. Cruz helped tame Norfolk with 5 hits in 6 at-bats. “Dandy” Cruz singled in the 1st, hit an RBI double in the 2nd, hit an RBI single in the 3rd, singled in the 5th, doubled in the 7th and struck out in the 8th.
To date the 33-year-old Cruz has chalked up a .325 average with 3 home runs, driven in 12 runs and scored 13 times. His 5-for-6 effort in the Norfolk series opener earned him player of the game honors. Continue reading “Cruz on Fire: 5-for-6 for Milwaukee”
(GAME DATE — May 26 2020) — It’s not something you read about in the sports pages every day — a 5-for-5 day. For many, it might come around only once in a career — and for Les “The General” Groves, it came around today.
The 29-year-old catcher scattered hits all over GTAGunSafety.com Stadium to pace the Milwaukee Hops to a 6-4 victory over the Toronto Nomads. Continue reading “5-for-5 Day for Groves”
(GAME DATE — May 27, 2020) — As we move towards a third of the way through the 2020 season, we begin to see an early picture forming of who the top players in the LL and ML are, and we can offer predictions about who may be holding that hardware at the end of the year.
Injuries have already taken some pieces off of the chess board, meaning a four-peat for Admirals ace Jose Soto as ML Sandy Koufax Award winner is unlikely, and Montreal’s Jose Ramirez will not likely accumulate the numbers required for a Carl Simms MVP Award this year. Continue reading “Early Look at MVP, Sandy Koufax and Other Awards Candidates”
(GAME DATE — May 18, 2020) – John Rambo burst onto the Lake League stage in a big way last week. This promising rookie right fielder for Chicago garnered everyone’s respect by putting up some remarkable numbers and picking up the Player of the Week trophy.
The 22-year-old haunted opposing pitchers hitting .486 (17-for-35) with 4 home runs and 15 RBIs last week.
Rambo is presently batting .371 with 14 home runs, 41 runs scored and 45 RBIs. His OBP is .407.
Rambo is a favorite for Rookie of the Year, and already picked up hardware for April’s Rookie of the Month.