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That Balls Outta Here

Phillies MLB All-Star voting: Catcher J.T. Realmuto getting snubbed

With voting for the 2019 All-Star Game voting nearing its end, there’s a good chance Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto gets snubbed in the voting. In the last few years, the Phillies have had only one representative at the MLB All-Star Game. They have the chance to break that streak this year finally, but it’s not […] Phillies MLB All-Star voting: Catcher J.T. Realmuto getting snubbed - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Bless You Boys

Which Tigers players will make the All-Star team?

Matthew Boyd and Shane Greene are both deserving All-Stars, but will both make the team? The 2019 MLB All-Star Game is now less than three weeks away. While voting updates have been rather depressing as former Detroit Tigers catcher James McCann inches toward a starting spot, Tigers fans have been paying close attention to statistical leaderboards. Both Matthew Boyd and Shane Greene have received various amount of local and national hype this year, and in our biased opinion, both should be All-Stars. That’s not always how All-Star week works, though. The Tigers, currently sitting at a...

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Another milestone for Braves star Freddie Freeman

Freddie Freeman’s solo home run off Mets star Jacob deGrom in the ninth inning Tuesday was his 20th home run of the season - the seventh season he has reached 20 home runs with the Braves.

Baltimore Sun

Chris Davis "just can't believe" Orioles teammate Trey Mancini isn't getting more All-Star respect

Orioles first baseman Chris Davis could be forgiven for not paying attention to the All-Star Game voting this year, but he is following it and he said on Tuesday that he’s absolutely shocked at the lack of national fan support that teammate Trey Mancini has gotten during a stellar first half of...


Rays prospects and minor leagues: Jones doubles in pro debut

The Rays’ first pick from earlier this month showed a glimpse of his potential in his first game in the organization. Through nine innings, the Midwest League All-Star Game was tied at three. To decide it, each team chose a player for a one-round home run derby. The East naturally selected Monday’s home run derby winner, Chris Betts. He won it and flipped his bat: Watch where the bat landed. pic.twitter.com/A4OEtOjnRW— JJ Cooper (@jjcoop36) June 19, 2019 He was named All-Star Game MVP. Triple-A Durham Bulls (42-27) Durham’s game was postponed. Double-A Montgomery Biscuits...


Alex Cora ‘Disappointed’ Xander Bogaerts Isn’t Higher In All-Star Voting

Xander Bogaerts has put together a very solid campaign thus far in 2019. The 26-year-old was hitting .301 with 14... Read More »

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

MLB: Umpire union tweet about Machado was 'inappropriate'

Major League Baseball says it was inappropriate for the umpire's union to comment on the one-game suspension levied against San Diego Padres star Manny Machado for his conduct following his ejection for arguing a called third strike Saturday at Colorado.

South Side Sox

White Sox Minor League Update: June 18, 2019

Luis Robert is an All-Star among All-Stars, and several very young professional athletes hit well Syracuse Mets 4, Charlotte Knights 3 — 10 innings Ross Detwiler: 7 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HBPConnor Walsh: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K (L, 1-1)Adam Engel (CF): 3-for-5, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K , 2 SB **MVP**Jon Jay (RF): 1-for-3, 1 2B, 1 RBIMatt Skole (DH): 2-for-4, 1 BBDaniel Palka (1B): 3-for-5, 1 R, 1 2BSeby Zavala (C): 3-for-5, 1 RBI, 1 KDanny Mendick (2B): 1-for-5, 1 2B, 1 K .@__piece36 ties the game with his second hit of the night, a single to center to score Palka!...

Brew Crew Ball

Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Tuesday, June 18

Scores and notes from the Brewers’ minor league affiliates. San Antonio Missions 19 vs. Reno Aces 1 Keston Hiura (#1): 1-3, 3 R, 2 BBMauricio Dubon (#5): 1-6, RJacob Nottingham (#16): 4-5, HR (3), 6 RBI, RTyler Saladino: 4-6, 2 2B, 6 RBI, R, SBCory Spangenberg: 4-6, 3B, 2B, 4 RBI, 3 RDavid Freitas: 2-3, 2B, RBI, 3 R, 3 BB Bruch Smith (W, 5-3): 5 IP, 2 H, ER, 3 BB, 3 K San Antonio Missions record: 46-26Next Game: today at Omaha Storm Chasers, 7:05 p.m. North 7 at South 3 Southern League All-Star Game Trent Grisham (#30): 0-2, R, BB, SBPatrick Leonard: 2-4, RBIWeston Wilson: 0-3Dillon...

Red Reporter

Cincinnati Reds hit three homers off Justin Verlander, down Astros 4-3

You saw that coming, right? The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game It was a mixed bag of good success for the Cincinnati Reds in their outing against the Houston Astros on Tuesday. A good one, at that. Because it was such a group effort, we’re going to give everyone a trophy, in part just to perhaps piss off Albert Breer. Kyle Farmer hit a homer. Jesse Winker did, too. Derek Dietrich walked and socked a 2-run job, with Winker and Dietrich both doing so off the esteemed Justin Verlander. Heck, Joey Votto even smacked a pair of doubles. This is all a wonderful series of...

Blog Red Machine

Cincinnati Reds: No need to panic over Eugenio Suárez’s recent slump

The Cincinnati Reds’ best player is mired a funk right now. Eugenio Suárez is off his game, but there’s no need to panic. We’ve seen this before. Up until recently, I would’ve guaranteed that Eugenio Suárez would have a secure roster spot on the National League All-Star team. Unfortunately, a sharp tumble in his numbers […] Cincinnati Reds: No need to panic over Eugenio Suárez’s recent slump - Blog Red Machine - Blog Red Machine - A Cincinnati Reds Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Fish Stripes

Earning Their Stripes Episode 12: Pitching prowess and early draft pick impressions

Daniel Martinez, Ethan Budowsky and Ian Smith analyze the awesome production from Edward Cabrera, the FSL All-Star Game, Batavia’s 2019 roster, and of course, Jordan Yamamoto. Danny, Ian and Ethan once again lead off the pod with recent MLB call-up Jordan Yamamoto (1:30), whose seven scoreless innings on Tuesday made some Marlins history. Then, they summarize the first-half excellence of potential ace Edward Cabrera (5:15). Ian and Ethan share experiences from seeing Cabrera, José Devers (who could remain on the injured list until August, according to Alex Carver of Fish On The Farm),...

Fish Stripes

A-Ball with Erik Oas Episode 12: Clinton LumberKings All-Star break summary

LumberKings infielder Bubba Hollins joins the podcast to talk about bouncing back from a recurring injury, growing up around baseball and more. On Episode 12, we talk about the current LumberKings offensive slump and the crazy first-half performances from their players. Third baseman Bubba Hollins joins the podcast (10:10) to describe bouncing back from a recurring injury, growing up around baseball (17:00), and the how tennis skills apply to his current career. Enjoy Episode 12 of A-Ball! Hollins arrived in the Marlins organization in 2017. He’s in the midst of a career year, slashing...

Pinstripe Alley

Multiple Yankees among All-Star vote leaders

MLB has released the second All-Star voting update with several Yankees still atop the polls. Yesterday Major League Baseball released the second update of All-Star ballot. There’s a new selection system this year, so during the first round of voting, fans should keep an eye on the top three players for each position. By the end of the first round, those three will move onto a second ballot where fans will vote for that position’s starter for the All-Star Game. So with that in mind, here’s an update on where several Yankees stand through the second ballot update of 2019. Here’s...

Cubbies Crib

Chicago Cubs: Several could move to Starters Election for All-Star Game

The All-Star Game vote is a little different in 2019. The first takes the top three from each position and moves them to a ‘Starters Election.’ The starters—hopefully, a few Chicago Cubs–are then chosen from that second vote. The Chicago Cubs are hoping the change in All-Star voting this season can help them squeeze another […] Chicago Cubs: Several could move to Starters Election for All-Star Game - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Blog Red Machine

Cincinnati Reds: José Iglesias could make the All-Star team as a reserve

The Cincinnati Reds have virtually no shot to put any starters onto the NL All-Star roster. However, there’s a chance that José Iglesias could still make the cut as reserve. Only one player on the entire Cincinnati Reds roster is in contention to make the NL All-Star team. While it hasn’t been a banner year […] Cincinnati Reds: José Iglesias could make the All-Star team as a reserve - Blog Red Machine - Blog Red Machine - A Cincinnati Reds Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Call to the Pen

Arizona Diamondbacks: 3 Reasons Ketel Marte Is an All-Star

In a crowded field of elite outfielders in the National League, Arizona Diamondbacks OF Ketel Marte is making a strong case for the All-Star game. Before the 2019 MLB season even started, Arizona Diamondbacks OF Ketel Marte was written off as a good defensive outfielder with speed and little upside with the bat. 11-Weeks into […] Arizona Diamondbacks: 3 Reasons Ketel Marte Is an All-Star - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Red Reporter

Farmers Only: The return of the Scooter

Scooter Gennett makes his first appearance of the 2019 season! The Brandon Larson Honorary Star of the Night Stuart Fairchild - 2 for 4, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 1 R Louisville Bats Louisville was off last night. Vladimir Gutierrez will try and turn things around tonight at 7:00 PM EDT. Chattanooga Lookouts Chattanooga is on their All-Star break. It was announced today that Taylor Trammell would be heading to the 7-day IL with a hamstring strain, which is a big ol’ bummer. The Lookouts will resume play June 20. Daytona Tortugas 6, Florida Fire Frogs 4 Daytona resisted a late comeback last night to...


Yankees activate Giancarlo Stanton from injured list, how will he fit?

All-Star slugger Giancarlo Stanton returns from a variety of injuries that have sidelined him for the last 68 games for the Yankees.        

Blogging the Bombers | New York Daily News

After floating possibility of Knicks trading down, Coach K says RJ Barrett could be a double-double star in New York

Before Mike Krzyzewski analyzed RJ Barrett’s potential fit with the Knicks, the legendary Duke coach offered some caution. Apparently, other teams are very fond of Barrett. Maybe even enough to trade up. “I’ve talked to the Knicks about RJ,” Coach K said Tuesday on his SiriusXM show. “And who knows...

The Denver Post

Padres’ Manny Machado denies bumping umpire during Rockies game, to appeal 1-game ban

San Diego Padres star Manny Machado denied he made contact with plate umpire Bill Welke after being ejected for arguing a called third strike Saturday night and said he'll appeal his one-game suspension and fine.

Lookout Landing

Cal Raleigh is making some improvements behind the plate

This week Cal Raleigh will be representing the Mariners’ Modesto affiliate in the California League All-Star Game, including an invitation to the Home Run Derby. This is a good time, then, to take a deep dive into Seattle’s 2018 third-rounder. The comparisons are obvious, and will only become more remarked upon over time, so let’s get them out of the way now. There are plenty of surface similarities between Mike Zunino and Cal Raleigh. Both attended Florida state schools for college (Z at Florida, Cal at FSU). Both have fathers who have been involved with baseball at a high level for...


Checking in on the Evan Longoria trade

After a brutal 2018, Longoria is showing signs of resurgence in 2019 From 2008-13, there were few players in baseball more valuable than Evan Longoria. At this point of his career, he was on a hall of fame trajectory. He had a career 135 wRC+ to date, he was an elite defender, as well as an above average baserunner. Additionally, he was a perennial all-star candidate, and one of the faces of baseball. From 2014-2017, however, his bat became closer to league average (108 wRC+), and defensive metrics painted an inconsistent picture from year to year (though still solid as a whole). After the...

Rox Pile

Colorado Rockies: It has been a difficult June for Nolan Arenado

Through 71 games of the season, Colorado Rockies’ All-Star third baseman Nolan Arenado is hitting .321 with 17 home runs, 57 RBI, and 52 runs scored with a .956 OPS. Most fans would be ecstatic with those types of numbers … but I am not your typical fan. There is an underlying issue that is […] Colorado Rockies: It has been a difficult June for Nolan Arenado - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

AZ Snake Pit

Snake Bytes 6/18: Homeward Bound

The Arizona Diamondbacks return to Chase Field and will play within the National League West from here until the All Star Break. Arizona Diamondbacks News [D’backs.com] Facts you might not know about D-backs players - All the things that you didn’t know you wanted to know about players on the team. David Peralta’s favorite movie, Gladiator, also happens to be my favorite as well. He has a cat named Maximus after the main character. “AM I NOT MERCIFUL?!?!?” Apologies for the outburst. I can quote the entire movie. [Arizona Sports] D-backs’ Jake Lamb homers as rehab assignment...

Bluebird Banter

Game #73 Preview: Skaggs vs Stroman

Angels (36-37) vs Blue Jays (26-46) After a solid beating last night, the Blue Jays will get right back up and face off against the Angels in game 2 of 4 tonight. The game is set to get underway at 7:07 ET. Blue Jays’ Starter Marcus Stroman will make his 16th start of the season. Through his first 87.2 innings, he is 4-8 with a 3.18 ERA, with his win-loss record a strong reflection of the problems the Blue Jays are having this year. Stroman himself has been fantastic, making a strong case for the first All Star Game selection of his career. Stroman faced the Angels back on May 1, and...

Brew Crew Ball

Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Monday, June 16

Scores and notes from the Brewers’ minor league affiliates. San Antonio Missions 8 vs. Reno Aces 4 Keston Hiura (#1): 0-4, R, SBMauricio Dubon (#5): 3-5, HR (10), 2B, 4 RBI, 2 RLucas Erceg (#8): 2-2, 2B, RBI, R, BBTroy Stokes Jr. (#13): 1-3, 2B, R, BBJacob Nottingham (#16): 0-3, R, BB Zack Brown (#6) (W, 2-4): 5 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 5 KAngel Perdomo: 1.1 IP, H, 0 R, 3 K San Antonio Missions record: 45-26Next Game: today vs. Reno Aces, 7:05 p.m. Biloxi Shuckers — No Game Biloxi Shuckers record: 41-29Next game: June 20 vs. Mississippi Brances, 6:35 p.m. (All-Star Break) Carolina Mudcats...

Alex Rodriguez "Meets the Mets" at spring training in Port St. Lucie

Baseball legend Alex Rodriguez stops by New York Mets spring training in Port St. Lucie and catches up with players and coaches, and becomes the biggest star in camp.

SEE IT: Syndergaard, deGrom, and Wheeler "spring" into action in PSL

New York Mets starting pitchers Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom and Zack Wheeler throw bullpen sessions in Port St. Lucie, as spring training gets under way for the star hurlers.