Tag: Katai Kitagawa

MVP Shortlist is Here!

There will be a tight race in both leagues for the Carl Simms MVP Awards at the conclusion of this season, we predict. We will take an early look at the contenders for the award here.

Last year’s winners, Orlando Garza (Montreal), and Earl MacPherson (Norfolk) don’t look like they will repeat, and in fact, it looks like in both leagues we will have a first-time winner. Continue reading “MVP Shortlist is Here!”

Admirals Clinch Playoff Berth, Take ML East Pennant

(GAME DATE – Sept. 16, 2019) — The St. Petersburg Admirals, led by the veteran GM/manager, Brandon Popper, have clinched the Metro League East pennant, and are the first team to secure a playoff spot in the 2019 season.

The Admirals will now see their 4th consecutive playoff, and their 6th since 1995, in what many observers are calling a new era of dominance for the club, once based in San Diego, and later Anchorage.

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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”