Tag: Willie Salazar

Rambo Confirmed as MVP, ROTY; 2020 Awards Announced

(GAME DATE – Nov 10, 2020) — In the least surprising news in Bull League history, hotshot rookie sensation John Rambo was announced as the winner of the LL Carl Simms MVP Award and Rookie of the Year Award winner for the 2020 baseball season.

It was nearly a sweep for 1st place votes in both awards, with Chicago’s Rambo earning 7 or 8 first place votes cast, for a total of 36 points for the MVP nod. The outfielder, who was 2 home runs away from the Bull League’s first batting Triple Crown, more than doubled the points collected by teammate Jon Guillot, who garnered 15 points for second place. Continue reading “Rambo Confirmed as MVP, ROTY; 2020 Awards Announced”

Rambo a Lock for MVP, Rookie Nods, Rest of Awards Wide Open

(GAME DATE — Oct. 27, 2020) — The indomitable Chicago rookie sensation John Rambo is a virtual guarantee to take home the Lake League’s Carl Simms MVP Award and the Rookie of the Year Awards for the 2020 season, along with the Gold Crown for the RF position.

This has been nearly certain since the all-star break, when the 23-year-old drafted last year out of Arizona State was among LL HR leaders by then, and hit a 2-run shot in his only all-star game at bat. But the rest of the player awards are less certain, and early returns on voting have shown few locks as solid as Rambo. Continue reading “Rambo a Lock for MVP, Rookie Nods, Rest of Awards Wide Open”

Salazar Twirls Freedom to Shutout Win

(GAME DATE — June 23, 2020) — Washington Freedom pitcher Willie Salazar did his job to perfection today, blanking the Calgary Inferno at Liberty Field. He scattered 5 hits while striking out 6 in the complete game 1-0 shutout win.

“All I did was not allow any runs,” the humble Puerto Rican joked after the game. “I mean, technically, that’s what they pay me to do, right?” Continue reading “Salazar Twirls Freedom to Shutout Win”

Admirals Take Command in Power Rankings for Week 8

The St. Petersburg Admirals have taken command of the Weekly Team Power Rankings, following a 5-1 stretch since July 2, with their only loss coming on July 4 against the Norfolk Sharks. The Admirals are now 8-2 in their last 10 games.

Their hot run actually began last week, in Week 7, when they swept Miami, then opened went into the weekend 1-1 against the Dallas Deputies. Continue reading “Admirals Take Command in Power Rankings for Week 8”

Top 10 Under 26’s

The Bull League is chock full of talented players of all ages, but it’s the younger players who hold the keys to the futures of the franchises. In this post we look at ten of the top players under age 26: Continue reading “Top 10 Under 26’s”

Pitchers of the Month Announced for AEL and LL

Yoshiaki Fujimara of the Montreal Metros and Willie Salazar of the Denver Highlanders have been named as pitchers of the month for August, for the Lake League and American Eagle League.

It is no coincidence that both teams were the first in their leagues to clinch playoff spots, helped in both cases by solid pitching.

Fujimara went 6-0 in August, with 2.23 ERA on the month. His season record stands at 12-2, and remains a strong contender for the LL Sandy Koufax Award this year.

Salazar only dropped one of six decisions in August, holding opposing teams to just 1.85 earned runs per nine innings of baseball, and notching 52 strike outs over 48.2 innings. He is 7-4 on the season with a personal best 2.67 ERA.