Daily Archives: April 14, 2016
The 2016 MLB June Amateur Draft is quickly approaching and it’s time to make the first mock draft a few months out. The draft will be held on June 9th, 2016. There is still two months until the draft, so these predictions are subject to change. If you have any questions or comments about this article, the draft, or baseball in general, please feel free to Tweet me @dynasty_digest
- Philadelphia Phillies: Jason Groome (LHP; Barnegat High School)
- Cincinnati Reds: Riley Pint (RHP; St. Thomas Aquinas High School)
- Atlanta Braves: Alec Hansen (RHP; University of Oklahoma)
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P- Zack Greinke (vs. San Diego Padres): $10,000. Greinke will face the San Diego Padres at their home stadium on Friday. Luckily for Greinke, he has dominated the Padres his entire career and the Padres home park is known as a great pitchers park. In 136 career at bats against Greinke, the Padres offense is hitting .191 with 36 strikeouts. Greinke should get plenty of run support behind him from the DBacks offense to earn him the win on Friday.
P- Garrett Richards (vs. Minnesota Twins): $9,300. Richards will be facing the struggling offense of the Minnesota Twins on Friday. In his only start against the Twins at their field in his career, he threw 8.2 innings, with 7 strikeouts, and 2 earned runs. Throughout his entire career, the Twins starting lineup has faced him in 48 at bats, totaling a .167 batting average, and 10 strikeouts. The Twins are currently ranked as the last team in the Major Leagues when it comes to run production (only 13 runs scored in 2016, compared to the second place team with 20 runs), so this could be a great matchup for Richards.
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Groome has been named the #1 overall draft prospect by many news sources and for good reason. He stands 6’5, weighing 220 pounds, and throws absolute heat from the left side. He has been clocked at 97 MPH and has a curveball that look absolutely devastating. He also mixes in a very advanced change up for his age. He has a great feel for both sides of the plate and locates his elite pitches better than anyone his age. He has a chance to harness three plus pitches and be a front of the rotation starter once his body matures. Once his body matures more, he should only get better. Unfortunately, this debacle of a situation leaves people wondering if Groome’s draft stock is affected by his ineligibility. It is a tough situation for Groome, but considering all teams know what Groome is capable of, it shouldn’t hurt his draft stock too much. It is still too early to determine if he will be the first overall pick, but as of right now, all signs point to Groome as the top choice.
For all the talk of baseball players (pitchers mostly) that will be undergoing Tommy John Surgery, we will be keeping a running list! E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any names to add to our totals.
How many players are having or had TJ in history? You are about to find out:
TOMMY JOHN SURGERIES – 2016 (7)
Marco Gonzales, STL (TJ watch list for upcoming surgery)
Tim Collins, KC (TJ is coming this month, for his 2nd TJ Surgery)
Felix Doubront, OAK – Apr 12
Jairo Diaz, COL – Mar.18
Jarrod Parker, OAK – Mar.17 (TJ Watch List, would be his 3rd surgery)
Andrew McKirahan, ATL – Mar.10
Carter Capps, MIA – Mar.8
2015 Surgeries (30)
Lance Lynn, Cards, Nov.10
Greg Holland, Royals, Oct.2
Aaron Barrett, Nationals, Sept.3
Nathan Adcock, Reds
Jason Vargas, Royals, Aug.1
Jack Leathersich, Mets, July.30
Don Kelly, Marlins, July.1: OF
Sergio Santos, Blue Jays, July.1
Brandon Workman, Red Sox, June.15
Jarrod Parker, A’s – Honorable mention (3rd TJ Surgery not to occur, but he is out indefinitely after was revealed he had a tear in his elbow – recovering from 2nd TJ Surgery from Mar, 2014 in Minor League rehabilitation earlier in the month.) Still having an elbow surgery, just not the Tommy John operation. Read the rest of this entry
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What is better: 5 Years and an average of 200 Innings Thrown, or 6 years of throwing 150 – 165 IP?
The diagnosis of Masahiro Tanaka‘s slightly torn elbow was first disclosed in July of 2014. Had he gone for Tommy John Surgery there for repair, he could be back at full strength right about now in time.
Instead of going ahead with a procedure (that is operating at about an 86% rate of full return for pitchers,) the Japanese born Tanaka has been nursing the injury since the start of the 2015 season.
Having signed a 7 year deal worth $155 MIL – that also included a $20 MIL posting fee, the Yankees were hoping to land an ace that could pivot their rotation from 2014 – 2020.
While it is amazing the man can even throw with this lingering issue, Tanaka authored a great WHIP of 0.994 and a respectable ERA of 3.51 in 24 Game Starts during 2015. Here is the problem though, he missed 2 months of the season when his elbow flared up. Read the rest of this entry
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig just started his fourth season in the MLB, and it’s been an interesting ride, to say the least.
His raw talent has never come into question, but it’s been his immaturity – both on and off the field – that normally led people to wonder whether he could truly experience sustained success. While his lone All-Star season came in 2014, it was what he accomplished upon first getting called up as a rookie in 2013 that got everyone’s attention.
Through the first 38 games of his big-league career (151 at-bats), Puig slashed an eye-popping .391/.422/.616 with eight home runs, eight doubles, 19 RBI and 28 runs scored. That propelled him to finishing second in the NL Rookie of the Year voting behind Miami Marlins ace and fellow Cuban, Jose Fernandez.
While his All-Star campaign of 2014 was a good one, most of Puig’s numbers took a noticeable dip. It wouldn’t have mattered if the trend didn’t continue in 2015, producing a .255/.322/.436 triple slash with 11 homers and 38 RBI in just 79 games.
With too many outfielders for not enough spots, investigating a trade for Puig made sense. He was not a good influence in the clubhouse, but he could intrigue other teams given his age, potential and contract status. But now? He’s transformed from an annoying spare part into a crucial piece of LA’s outfield.
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Carlos Carrasco threw 8 strong innings, allowing 4 hits and 1 run and earned Cleveland’s 4-1 decision in Tampa Bay.
Jerad Eickhoff struck out 9 Padres over 7 shutout innings, getting a 2-1 victory for the Phillies.
Ryan Goins went 3 for 4 with a run scored and a pair of RBI to help lead the Blue Jays past the Yankees, 7-2.
Nolan Arenado went 4 for 5 and collected 11 total bases, homering twice, driving in 7 and scoring 2 to lead the Rockies 10-6 against the Giants.
They all owned baseball on April 13, 2016.
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Pablo Sandoval has gone on the DL, and the Red Sox have all but admitted it was because he needed some time to unwind.
That should go over well in Boston.
It is a play yourself off the team episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
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