Tag: Seattle Salts

International Amateurs on the Market Today

A new crop of international amateur free agents have hit the market today, and teams are already chomping at the bit to sign them. Just 19 players are on the list, and with five teams spending well over the cap last year, just 15 teams will be able to bid on the top talent.

The top of the litter this year appear to be a bevy of Dominican players, including 16-year-olds, LHP Adan Silva, and RHP Ricardo Franco, along with 17-year-old LHP Manny Velenzuela. Silva is said to be demanding in the area of $2.6 million, but Franco and Valenzuela are seeking $4.8 and $4 million respectively. Continue reading “International Amateurs on the Market Today”

Stu Madden Signs on with Arizona as Manager

Stuart Madden, who took the Seattle Salts to the playoffs last year with an AEL record-tying 63 wins, and team record attendance of 1,866,071 fans, has signed on to manage the Arizona Cowboys, following the departure of Kevin Norris.

Madden’s tenure with the Salts last year was marked by his religious adherence to sabermetrics, the advanced analysis of player statistics and trends. He was considered popular among most of the players, and many of them exceeded expectations under his tutelage. Continue reading “Stu Madden Signs on with Arizona as Manager”

2008 Draft: Ten Years Later

As we count down to the 2018 draft, the hopeful and eager college and high school prospects anticipating the call to a Bull League organization, we can take a glance at the draft Class of ’08 to help us analyse what a draft class might look like ten years later.

The 2008 draft produced an important core of some of the top names in the Bull League today, despite being one of the shortest drafts in history — running just three rounds. Continue reading “2008 Draft: Ten Years Later”

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”

Latest Injuries Take Toll on Chicago, Seattle

Starter Greg Whittingdon will miss the rest of 2018 and will require Tommy John surgery

The Chicago Pit Bulls have had a rough start to the 2018 season, and things are not looking any better after the team learned they would have to do without two of their pitchers.

Closer Ming Ou and Greg Whittingdon were added to the disabled list today, leading the team to call up two pitchers from Triple-A Milwaukee to take their place. Continue reading “Latest Injuries Take Toll on Chicago, Seattle”