Tag: Wellington Dukes

Free Agent Pool Thin on Pitchers

It’s February, and big league baseball is still months away, but there are still talented free agents swimming in the pool — but teams have noticed a lack of starting and closing pitching talent there.

A check of the pool of free agents recently showed just Shane Clarke, a Cape Bretoner who has no major service, as the only available starting pitcher. Clarke last played in 2016 for the Beale AFB Wolf Pack, in the Milk League (now Short Season A level), where he accumulated a record of 3-1 in 9 starts, holding a 3.11 ERA. Continue reading “Free Agent Pool Thin on Pitchers”

Dukes-Crocs Complete a Deal

With just a few days left before the November 28 trade deadline, the Wellington Dukes and the Perth Crocodiles have completed five player swap both teams are calling “helpful.”

The Dukes are sending David “Duke of Montrose” Lindsay (2B) and Alexander “Duke of Hamilton” Douglas-Hamilton (1B) to Perth in exchange for Allan Eagleton (C), Jacob Harney (LHP), and Wally Clemmet (RHP).

Lindsay was one of the the top hitters on the Dukes, batting .259 this season, with 14 RBIs and 1 HR. But he has been platooned with Esme Stewart, who is having a far more successful season at 2B. The Dukes were looking for another lefty pitcher, and Jacob Harney will fit the bill nicely, with 4.1 IP in 3 games he has struck out 4 batters, and had 2 shutout innings in two appearances before finally allowing 3 hits and 2 runs on November 7.

Allan Eagleton could find a role as a DH with the Dukes, as he has good contact and some power potential, though he is currently only hitting .221 with 2 HR in 77 at bats. Finally, the Dukes feel that Wally Clemmet will make a nice setup man for their closer, Charles Lennox.

Wellington Fired up over Signing of SS Lee

News of contract negotiations between Pung-cho Lee and Wellington spread like wildfire as the two sides moved ever closer to a deal yesterday.

When it was announced this morning, the city was abuzz with excitement as the young phenom was welcom

Former Toronto Ducks SS Pung-cho Lee has signed with the Wellington Dukes in the BOL
Former Toronto Ducks SS Pung-cho Lee has signed with the Wellington Dukes in the BOL

ed into the fold.

Lee played 2016 with the Toronto Ducks in the Bull League, hitting .225 with 4 runs and 4 RBIs after he joined following a trade from Denver, where he had been hitting .263 with 21 runs and 6 steals in 32 games.  He was released by the Ducks to make room on the roster at the end of the Bull League regular season, and looked to the Southern Hemisphere to continue to develop his baseball career in the BOL.

It took a 3-year deal worth $7,650,000 to land him, in one of the most expensive Free Agent signings in the Bull Oceanic League to date.