Friday, March 31, 2017

Grapefruit League 032417 to 033017

Grapefruit League 2017
week five standings and top performers of each team

New York Yankees 24-8

1B Greg Bird 21 for 49, .429 w/ 7 HR, 13 RBI, 11 R, 0 SB in 22 games

RHP Masahiro Tanaka 3-1, 0.38 ERA, 28 K, 0.59 WHIP, .115 BAA in 23.2 IP over 6 games


St Louis Cardinals 20-8

OF Jose Martinez 19 for 50, .380 w/ 4 HR, 15 RBI, 14 R, 1 SB in 25 games

RHP Lance Lynn 1-1, 1.20 ERA, 8 K, 0.93 WHIP, .207 BAA in 15.0 IP over 5 games


Pittsburgh Pirates 19-11

OF Adam Frazier 22 for 58, .379 w/ 3 HR, 10  RBI, 16 R, 2 SB in 19 games

RHP Ivan Nova 2-0, 1.29 ERA, 13 K, 0.71 WHIP, .173 BAA in 14.0 IP over 4 games


Boston Red Sox 18-14

3B Marco Hernandez 23 for 61, .377 w/ 0 HR, 8 RBI, 14 R, 2 SB in 22 games

RHP Steven Wright 2-0, 0.68 ERA, 6 K, 0.83 WHIP, .133 BAA in 13.1 IP over 4 games


Minnesota Twins 16-13

DH ByungHo Park 18 for 51, .353 w/ 6 HR, 13 RBI, 10 R, 0 SB in 19 games

RHP Kyle Gibson 1-1, 1.59 ERA, 19 K, 1.02 WHIP, .226 BAA in 28.1 IP over 7 games


Baltimore Orioles 16-14

DH Trey Mancini 20 for 60, .333 w/ 3 HR, 14 RBI, 10 R, 0 SB in 30 games

RHP Kevin Gausman 0-0, 1.98 ERA, 18 K, 1.02 WHIP, .160 BAA in 13.2 IP over 4 games


Houston Astros 15-14

1B Yulieski Gurriel 20 for 60, .333 w/ 2 HR, 11 RBI, 6 R, 1 SB in 21 games

RHP Charlie Morton 2-0, 1.04 ERA, 17 K, 0.92 WHIP, .175 BAA in 17.1 IP over 5 games


New York Mets 15-17

OF Yoenis Cespedes 19 for 48, .396 w/ 5 HR, 10 RBI, 12 R, 0 SB in 19 games

RHP Robert Gsellman 1-2, 2.31 ERA, 15 K, 1.07 WHIP, .225 BAA 23.1 IP over 6 games


Philadelphia Phillies 14-17

1B Brock Stassi 19 for 57, .333 w/ 6 HR, 17 RBI, 12 R, 0 SB in 24 games

RHP Vince Velasquez 2-1, 2.75 ERA, 25 K, 1.07 WHIP, .171 BAA in 19.2 IP over 5 games


Washington Nationals 13-17

OF Bryce Harper 17 for 56 .304 w/ 8 HR, 15 RBI, 10 R, 0 SB in 23 games

LHP Gio Gonzalez 1-2, 2.95 ERA, 14 K, 0.94 WHIP, .189 BAA in 21.1 IP over 6 games


Tampa Bay Rays 12-16

OF Corey Dickerson 21 for 56, .375 w/ 4 HR, 8 RBI, 10 R, 0 SB in 21 games

RHP Chris Archer 1-0, 1.98 ERA, 17 K, 0.80 WHIP, .149 BAA in 13.2 IP over 4 games


Detroit Tigers 14-19

3B Nick Castellanos 21 for 56, .375 w/ 4 HR, 15 RBI, 9 R, 1 SB in 20 games

RHP Justin Verlander 0-2, 3.16 ERA, 19 K, 1.05 WHIP, .208 BAA in 25.2 IP over 7 games


Miami Marlins 11-17

2B Miguel Rojas 15 for 41, .366 w/ 1 HR, 10 RBI, 5 R, 1 SB in 18 games

LHP Wei-Yin Chen 0-3, 3.38 ERA, 13 K, 1.00 WHIP, .246 BAA in 16.0 IP over 5 games


Toronto Blue Jays 11-18

DH Kendrys Morales 16 for 43, .372 w/ 2 HR, 7 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB in 16 games

LHP Francisco Liriano 1-1, 1.88 ERA, 25 K, 0.84 WHIP, .160 BAA in 14.1 IP over 4 games


Atlanta Braves 8-22

1B Freddie Freeman 22 for 44, .500 w/ 1 HR, 11 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB in 17 games

RHP Mike Foltynewicz 1-1, 2.66 ERA, 18 K, 1.31 WHIP, .289 BAA in 23.2 IP in 6 games

Cactus League 032417 to 033017

Cactus League 2017
week five standings and top performers of each team

Los Angeles Angels 20-13

OF Ben Revere 22 for 51, .431 w/ 1 HR, 9 RBI, 9 R, 5 SB in 23 games

RHP Yusmeiro Petit 1-0, 0.64 ERA, 13 K, 0.79 WHIP, .204 BAA in 14.0 IP over 6 games


Seattle Mariners 19-14

OF Mitch Haniger 28 for 72, .389 w/ 2 HR, 11 RBI, 10 R, 3 SB in 22 games

RHP Felix Hernandez 2-0, 2.77 ERA, 14 K, 0.77 WHIP, .196 BAA in 13.0 IP over 4 games


Kansas City Royals 17-13

OF Alex Gordon 20 for 57, .351 w/ 2 HR, 9 RBI, 11 R, 2 SB in 21 games

RHP Ian Kennedy 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 19 K, 0.69 WHIP, .155 BAA in 17.1 IP over 4 games


Arizona Diamondbacks 15-14

3B Brandon Drury 21 for 59, .356 w/ 1 HR, 6 RBI, 8 R, 0 SB in 120 games

RHP Taijuan Walker 2-1, 3.29 ERA, 32 K, 1.10 WHIP, .257 BAA in 27.1 IP over 7 games


Chicago White Sox 16-15

2B Tyler Saladino 18 for 49, .367 w/ 4 HR, 10 RBI, 8 R, 1 SB in 18 games

RHP James Shields 0-1, 3.45 ERA, 12 K, 1.40 WHIP, .268 BAA 15.2 IP over 4 games


Colorado Rockies 16-15

OF Charlie Blackmon 18 for 51, .353 w/ 3 HR, 12 RBI, 8 R, 1 SB in 17 games

RHP Tyler Chatwood 2-0, 2.84 ERA, 19 K, 1.32 WHIP, .270 BAA in 19.0 IP over 5 games


San Francisco Giants 17-16

3B Conor Gillaspie 13 for 36, .361 w/ 2 HR, 8 RBI, 8 R, 0 SB in 17 games

LHP Madison Bumgarner 1-0, 2.52 ERA, 23 K, 0.88 WHIP, .189 BAA in 25.0 IP over 7 games


Los Angeles Dodgers 17-17

3B Justin Turnerr 19 for 49, .388 w/ 3 HR, 15 RBI, 8 R, 1 SB in 19 games

LHP Clayton Kershaw 2-1, 2.63 ERA, 28 K, 0.76 WHIP, .143 BAA iin 24.0 IP over 7 games


Cleveland Indians 16-16

OF Abraham Almonte 19 for 52, .365 w/ 3 HR, 12 RBI, 12 R, 3 SB in 20 games

RHP Trevor Bauer 3-0, 4.74 ERA, 18 K, 1.50 WHIP, .304 BAA in 24.2 IP over 6 games


Oakland Athletics 16-16

1B Yonder Alonso 19 for 51, .373 w/ 4 HR, 12 RBI, 12 R, 0 SB in 22 games

RHP Kendall Graveman 2-1, 2.29 ERA, 16 K, 0.81 WHIP, ..188 BAA in 19.2 IP over 5 games


Milwaukee Brewers 15-16

1B Jesus Aguilar 27 for 58, .466 w/ 7 HR, 17 RBI, 16 R, 1 SB in 23 games

RHP Chase Anderson 0-1, 3.77 ERA, 9 K, 1.40 WHIP, .291 BAA in 14.1 IP over 5 games


Texas Rangers 15-16

OF Delino Deshields Jr 19 for 60, .317 w/ 0 HR, 1 RBI, 13 R, 12 SB in 24 games

RHP Mike Hauschild 0-1, 2.70 ERA, 18 K, 1.20 WHIP, .240 BAA in 20.0 IP over 8 games


Cincinnati Reds 16-19

OF Patrick Kivlehan 20 for 54, .370 w/ 2 HR, 8 RBI, 12 R, 1 SB in 27 games

RHP Scott Feldman 2-1, 3.86 ERA, 14 K, 1.13 WHIP, .203 BAA in 18.2 IP over 5 games


Chicago Cubs 12-18

OF Albert Almora Jr 21 for 63, .333 w/ 4 HR, 16 RBI, 11 R, 2 SB in 22 games

RHP Kyle Hendricks 1-0, 2.16 ERA, 15 K, 1.20 WHIP, .246 BAA in 16.2 IP in 5 games


San Diego Padres 11-21

1B Wil Myers 24 for 59, .407 w/ 4 HR, 9 RBI, 10 R, 3 SB in 22 games

RHP Luis Perdomo 0-1, 2.41 ERA, 11 K, 1.29 WHIP, .242 BAA 18.2 IP over 5 games

Thursday, March 30, 2017

College Pitchers of the Week 032017 to 032617 YT


College Players of the Week 032017 to 032617 YT


Alec Asher traded to Orioles

Alec Asher was traded by the Philadelphia Phillies to the Baltimore Orioles on March 28, 2017 for cash. The RHP split 2016 between Rookie Gulf Coast, Double A Reading, Triple A Lehigh Valley and the Phillies. He was 0-0, 1.50 ERA, 6 K, 1.00 WHIP, .200 BAA in 6.0 IP over 3 GS at Gulf Coast, 1-2, 3.38 ERA, 21 K, 1.16 WHIP, 252 BAA in 29.1 IP over 5 GS at Reading, 3-0, 1.53 ERA, 19 K, 0.61 WHIP, .144 BAA in 29.1 IP over 4 GS at Lehigh Valley and 2-1, 2.28 ERA, 13 K, 0.94 WHIP, .216 BAA in 27.2 IP over 5 GS with the Phillies. Over two MLB seasons with the Phillies he was 2-7, 5.88 ERA, 29 K, 1.38 WHIP, .283 BAA in 56.2 IP over 12 GS. He was originally drafted by the Rangers in the fourth round in 2012 and was traded to the Phillies in 2015. Asher will be 26 on October 4th.

Peter Bourjos traded to Rays

Peter Bourjos was traded by the Chicago White Sox to the Tampa Bay Rays on March 28, 2017 for a PTBNL. The outfielder had signed a minor league contract with the White Sox in February after splitting 2016 between Triple A Lehigh Valley and the Phillies. He hit 5 for 18, .278/.316/.444 with 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R, 0 SB in 5 games at Lehigh Valley and .251/292/.389 with 5 HR, 23 RBI, 40 R, 6 SB in 123 games with the Phillies. Over seven MLB seasons with the Phillies, Cardinals and Angels he hit .243/.300/.382 with 37 HR, 149 RBI, 248 R, 61 SB in 713 games. He was originally drafted by the Angels in the 10th round in 2005. Bourjos will be 30 on March 31.

Division 1 Baseball Conference Pitchers of the Week 032017 to 032617

America East American Athletic Atlantic 10
Brian Herrmann Trey Cumbie Sean Thompson
Stony Brook Houston Virginia Commonwealth
Atlantic Coast Atlantic Sun Big 10
Alex Eubanks Jack Perkins Zach Daniels
Clemson Stetson Iowa
Big 12 Big East Big South
Nolan Kingham Sean Mooney Zack Ridgely
Texas St John's Radford
Big West Colonial Conference USA
Kyle Nelson Daniel Powers Alex House
UC Santa Barbara William & Mary Florida Atlantic
Horizon Independents Ivy
Danny Sexton None Michael Danielak
Wright State Dartmouth
Metro Atlantic Mid-American Mid-Eastern
Gavin Wallace Brad Allen Devin Hemmerich
Fairfield Eastern Michigan Norfolk State
Joey Murray
Kent State
Missouri Valley Mountain West Northeast
Austin Knight Brett Seeburger Danny Marsh
Missouri State San Diego State Wagner
Ohio Valley Pacific 12 Patriot
Joe McGuire Bryce Fehmel Mike Castellani
Jacksonville State Oregon State Bucknell
Mason McReaken
SIU Edwardsville
Southeastern Southern Southland
Logan Salow J.P. Sears Mark Moyer
Kentucky Citadel Central Arkansas
Southwestern Summit Sun Belt
Tyler Howe Sam Murphy Alex Cunningham
Alabama State Nebraska Omaha Coastal Carolina
West Coast Western Atlantic
Cory Abbott Patrick Wolfe
Loyola Marymount Utah Valley

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Tyler Howe SWAC PiOW 032117 to 032717

Tyler Howe of the Alabama State Hornets was selected the Southwestern Conference baseball pitcher of the week after the opening weekend that spanned March 21, 2017 through March 27, 2017. The senior RHP picked up the win in a 14-2 victory over Mississippi Valley State with a  pitching line of 7.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 HR, 1 HBP, 1 BB and 9 K.  This season he is 3-3, 4.15 ERA, 27 K, 1.50 WHIP, .276 BAA in 34.2 IP over 6 games. The Hornets are 11-15.

Patrick Wolfe WAC PiOW 032017 to 032617

Patrick Wolfe of the Utah Valley Wolverines was selected the Western Athletic Conference baseball pitcher of the week for the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. The senior LHP made three appearances out of the bullpen earning save against Utah and win and a save against UT Rio Grande Valley. His combined pitching line was 3.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 1 BB and 4 K. This season he is 1-1, 2.38 ERA, 14 K, 1.15 WHIP, .195 BAA, 5 SV in 11.1 IP over 10 games. The Wolverines are 8-15.

Cory Abbott WCC PiOW 032017 to 032617

Cory Abbott of the Loyola Marymount Lions was selected the West Coast Conference baseball pitcher of the week for the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. The junior RHP pitched a perfect game in a 2-0 shutout against BYU with a pitching line of 9.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB and 13 K. The performance also garnered national attention. It was the first perfect game in both school and conference histories and just the 26th perfect game in Division I since 1957. This season he is 4-1, 3.29 ERA, 35 K, 1.10 WHIP, .203 BAA in 38.1 IP over 6 games. The Lions are 14-10.

Alex Cunningham Sun Belt PiOW 032017 to 032617

Alex Cunningham of the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers was selected the Sun Belt Conference baseball pitcher of the week for the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. The senior RHP pitched a one hitter in a 5-0 shutout against Arkansas State with a pitching line of 9.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 2 BB and 10 K. The performance also garnered national attention. This season he is 3-0, 2.40 ERA, 47 K, 0.97 WHIP, .203 BAA in 41.1 IP over 6 games. The Chanticleers are 15-10.

Mark Moyer Southland PiOW 032017 to 032617

Mark Moyer of the Central Arkansas Bears was selected the Southland Conference baseball pitcher of the week for the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. The freshman RHP picked up one win out of the bullpen in a 12 inning 5-4  victory against SE Missouri State on Tuesday and pitched a complete game 10-0 shutout against New Orleans on Sunday. His pitching line against SE Missouri State was 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 1 BB and 3 K and his pitching line against New Orleans was 7.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 1 BB and 4 K. This season he is 2-1, 2.73 ERA, 16 K, 1.15 WHIP, .226 BAA in 29.2 IP over 7 games with 4 GS. The Bears are 13-14.

JP Sears SOCON PiOW 032017 to 032617

J.P. Sears of the Citadel Bulldogs was selected the Southern Conference baseball pitcher of the week for the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. The junior LHP pitched a complete game 3-0 shutout against VMI with a pitching line of 9.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 2 BB and 20 K. The performance garnered national attention. He had also earned the award week 2. This season he is 4-1, 1.70 ERA, 63 K, 0.83 WHIP, .188 BAA in 42.1 IP over 6 games. The Bulldogs are 9-16.

Sam Murphy Summit PiOW 032017 to 032617

Sam Murphy of the Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks was selected the Summit League baseball pitcher of the week for the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. The senior LHP picked up the win in a 14-1 victory over Fort Wayne with a pitching line of 7.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 2 BB and 16 K. This season he is 1-3, 6.33 ERA, 34 K, 2.07 WHIP, .361 BAA in 27.0 IP over 7 games with 6 GS. The Mavericks are 5-19.

Logan Salow SEC PiOW 032017 to 032617

Logan Salow of the Kentucky Wildcats was selected the Southeastern Conference baseball pitcher of the week for the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. The senior LHP had three appearances out of the bullpen earning a save against Western Kentucky and two against Ole Miss. His combined pitching line was 4.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB and 7 K. This season he is 0-2, 0.00 ERA, 28 K, 0.74 WHIP, .143 BAA, 6 SV in 19.0 IP over 13 games. The Wildcats are 19-7.

Mike Castellani Patriot League PiOW 032017 to 032617

Mike Castellani of the Bucknell Bison was selected the Patriot League baseball pitcher of the week for the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. The senior LHP started two games leaving with a no decision against Penn State on Tuesday and pitching a complete game 1-0 shutout against Cornell on Sunday.  His pitching line against Penn State 5.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 1 BB and 5 K and his pitching line against Cornell was 9.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 1 BB and 4 K. This season he is 1-1, 3.72 ERA, 26 K, 1.31 WHIP, .270 BAA in 29.0 IP over 6 games with 5 GS. The Bison are 9-12.

Bryce Fehmel PAC 12 PiOW 032017 to 032617

Bryce Fehmel of the Oregon State Beavers was selected the Pacific 12 Conference baseball pitcher of the week for the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. The sophomore RHP picked up the win in a 10-1 victory over Arizona State with a pitching line of 8.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 1 BB and 2 K.  This season he is 3-1, 2.31 ERA, 19 K, 0.83 WHIP, .187 BAA in 35.0 IP in 5 games. The Beavers are 21-1.

Joe McGuire n Mason McReaken OVC PiOWs 032017 to 032617

Joe McGuire of the Jacksonville State Gamecocks and Mason McReaken of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Cougars (SIUE) were selected the Ohio Valley Conference baseball co-pitchers of the week for the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. 

Senior RHP McGuire picked up the win in a 7-0 victory over Southern Illinois with a pitching line of 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 1 HBP, 1 BB and 5 K. This season he is 3-0, 2.05 ERA, 22 K, 0.86 WHIP, .169 BAA in 22.0 IP over 7 games with 4 GS. The Gamecocks are 12-10.

Junior RHP McReaken had two appearances out of the bullpen to earn a save against Evansville and a win against Southeast Missouri. His combined pitching line was 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 3 HBP, 2 BB and 9 K. This season he is 2-1, 1.66 ERA, 25 K, 1.20 WHIP, .197 BAA, 5 SV in 21.2 IP over 12 games. The Cougars are 13-10.

Danny Marsh NEC PiOW 032017 to 032617

Danny Marsh of the Wagner Seahawks was selected the Northeastern Conference baseball pitcher of the week for the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. The senior RHP pitched a complete game 3-0 shutout against Fairleigh Dickinson with a pitching line of 9.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 3 BB and 9 K. This season he is 3-0, 0.36 ERA, 22 K, 0.80 WHIP, .153 BAA in 25.0 IP over 4 games. The Seahawks are 3-12.

Brett Seeburger MWC PiOW 032017 to 032617

Brett Seeburger of the San Diego State Aztecs was selected the Mountain West Conference baseball pitcher of the week for the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. The senior LHP picked up the win in a 12-0 victory over Fresno State with a pitching line of 8.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB and 7 K. This season he is 4-1, 2.61 ERA, 30 K, 1.16 WHIP, .238 BAA in 38.0 IP over 6 games. The Aztecs are 16-9.

Austin Knight MVC PiOW 032017 to 032617

Austin Knight of the Missouri State Bears was selected the Missouri Valley Conference baseball pitcher of the week for the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. The junior RHP picked up the win in a 7-2 victory over New Orleans with a pitching line of 7.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 2 BB and 1 K. This season he is 2-1, 2.81 ERA, 18 K, 1.25 WHIP, .218 BAA in 12.2 IP over 5 games with 4 GS. The Bears are 15-9. 

Devin Hemmerich MEAC PiOW 032017 to 032617

Devin Hemmerich of the Norfolk State Spartans was selected the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference baseball pitcher of the week for the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. The senior LHP pitched two complete games with a 3-1 victory over Delaware State on Monday and a 7-1 victory over Maryland East Shore on Sunday. His pitching line against Delaware State was 9.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 1 BB and 10 K and his pitching line against Maryland East Shore was 9.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 1 HBP, 0 BB and 10 K. He had also earned the award week 4. This season he is 4-2, 2.11 ERA, 48 K, 0.89 WHIP, .205 BAA in 47.0 IP over 6 games. The Spartans are 9-13.

Brad Allen n Joey Murray MAC PiOWs 032017 to 032617

Brad Allen of the Eastern Michigan Eagles and Joey Murray of the Kent State Golden Flashes were selected the Mid American Conference baseball pitchers of the week for the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017.

Allen is a junior RHP representing the West Division. He pitched a complete game 3-0 shutout against Bowling Green with a pitching line of 9.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 1 HBP, 1 BB and 6 K. This season he is 1-3, 3.63 ERA, 25 K, 1.38 WHIP, .265 BAA in 34.2 IP over 6 games. The Eagles are 6-17.

Murray is a sophomore RHP representing the East Division. He picked up the win in in a 9-4 victory over Ball State with a pitching line of 5.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 HR, 0 HBP, 1 BB and 11 K. He had also earned the award week 4. This season he is 3-0, 2.03 ERA, 44 K, 1.26 WHIP, .230 BAA in 31.0 IP over 6 games. The Golden Flashes are 15-7.

Gavin Wallace MAAC PiOW 032017 to 032617

Gavin Wallace of the Fairfield Stags was selected the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference baseball pitcher of the week for the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. The junior RHP pitched a complete game 1-0 shutout against Rider with a pitching line of 9.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 1 HBP, 0 BB and 7 K. He had also earned the award week 2 and last weekThis season he is 4-1, 1.76 ERA, 33 K, 1.00 WHIP, .232 BAA in 41.0 IP in 5 games. The Stags are 7-11.

Michael Danielak Ivy League PiOW 032017 to 032617

Michael Danielak of the Dartmouth Big Green was selected the Ivy League baseball pitcher of the week for the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. The senior RHP picked up the win in a 4-1 victory over Central Florida with a pitching line of 8.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 HR, 1 HBP, 0 BB and 8 K. This season he is 4-0, 1.98 ERA, 28 K, 0.88 WHIP, .210 BAA in 27.1 IP over 4 games. The Big Green are 10-6.

Danny Sexton Horizon PiOW 032017 to 032617

Danny Sexton of the Wright State Raiders was selected the Horizon League baseball pitcher of the week for the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. The junior LHP picked up a win in a 5-3 victory over Milwaukee with a pitching line of 8.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 1 BB and 4 K. He had also earned the award opening week. This season he is 5-0, 0.66 ERA, 27 K, 0.84 WHIP, .179 BAA in 40.2 IP over 6 games with 5 GS. The Raiders are 15-7.

Alex House CUSA PiOW 032017 to 032617

Alex House the Florida Atlantic Owls was selected the Conference USA baseball pitcher of the week for the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. The junior RHP pitched a complete game 6-3 victory against Alabama Birmingham with a pitching line of 9.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 HR, 1 HBP, 0 BB and 10 K. This season he is 3-1, 4.34 ERA, 30 K, 1.13 WHIP, .239 BAA in 37.1 IP over 6 games. The Owls are 16-7-1.

Daniel Powers CAA PiOW 032017 to 032617

Daniel Powers of the William & Mary Tribe was selected the Colonial Athletic Association baseball pitcher of the week for the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. The senior RHP picked up the win in a 7-0 victory over VMI plus earned a save out of the bullpen against North Carolina Wilmington. His combined pitching line was 7.2 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 1 HBP, 1 BB and 12 K. This season he is 2-2, 6.14 ERA, 35 K, 1.36 WHIP, .303 BAA, 1 SV in 29.1 IP over 8 games with 5 GS. The Tribe are 14-10.

Kyle Nelson Big West PiOW 032017 to 032617

Kyle Nelson of the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos was selected the Big West Conference baseball pitcher of the week for the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. The junior LHP picked up the win in a 8-0 victory over New Mexico State with a pitching line of 8.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 2 BB and 8 K. This season he is 3-2, 3.48 ERA, 28 K, 1.22 WHIP, .230 BAA in 33.2 IP over 6 games. The Gauchos are 10-12.

Zack Ridgely Big South PiOW 032017 to 032617

Zack Ridgely of the Radford Highlanders was selected the Big South Conference baseball pitcher of the week for the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. The senior RHP picked up the win in a 10-0 victory over Longwood with a pitching line of 7.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 1 BB and 11 K.  This season he is 3-3, 2.89 ERA, 36 K, 1.04 WHIP, .227 BAA in 37.1 IP over 6 games. The Highlanders are 11-13.

Sean Mooney Big East PiOW 032017 to 032617

Sean Mooney of the St John's Red Storm was selected the Big East Conference baseball pitcher of the week for the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. The freshman RHP pitched a complete game 3-0 shutout against Maine with a pitching line of 9.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB and 3 K. It was a repeat performance as he also earned the award last week. This season he is 2-0, 0.88 ERA, 32 K, 0.62 WHIP, .143 BAA in 30.2 IP over 6 games with 3 GS. The Red Storm are 18-2.

Nolan Kingham Big 12 PiOW 032017 to 032617

Nolan Kingham of the Texas Longhorns was selected the Big 12 Conference baseball pitcher of the week for the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. The sophomore RHP pitched a complete game 2-0 shutout against Kansas State as his pitching line was 9.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 2 BB and 5 K. This season he is 3-2, 0.72 ERA, 25 K, 0.91 WHIP, .195 BAA in 37.1 IP over 7 games with 5 GS. The Longhorns are 18-10.

Zach Daniels Big 10 PiOW 032017 to 032617

Zach Daniels of the Iowa Hawkeyes was selected the Big 10 Conference baseball pitcher of the week for the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. The sophomore RHP picked up two wins out of the bullpen against Bradley and Purdue with a combined pitching line of 5.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 3 BB and 9 K. This season he is 5-1, 3.48 ERA, 23 K, 1.36 WHIP, .236 BAA in 20.2 IP over 10 games. The Hawkeyes are 14-9.

Jack Perkins ASUN PiOW 032017 to 032617

Jack Perkins of the Stetson Hatters was selected the Atlantic Sun Conference baseball pitcher of the week for the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. The sophomore RHP pitched a complete game 5-1 victory over Tulane with a pitching line of 9.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB and 13 K. This season he is 2-3, 2.86 ERA, 49 K, 0.98 WHIP, .206 BAA in 44.0 IP over 6 games. The Hatters are 10-17.

Alex Eubanks ACC PiOW 032017 to 032617

Alex Eubanks of the Clemson Tigers was selected the Atlantic Coast Conference baseball pitcher of the week for the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. The sophomore RHP pitched a complete game 1-0 shutout against Boston College with a pitching line of 9.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB and 10 K. This season he is 4-1, 2.23 ERA, 39 K, 0.94 WHIP, .209 BAA in 40.1 IP over 6 games. The Tigers are 21-4.

Sean Thompson A10 PiOW 032017 to 032617

Sean Thompson of the Virginia Commonwealth Rams was selected the Atlantic 10 Conference baseball pitcher of the week for the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. The junior RHP pitched a complete game 8-1 victory over LaSalle with a pitching line of 7.0 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 HR, 1 HBP, 0 BB and 13 K. He had also earned the award opening week. This season he is 4-1, 2.68 ERA, 43 K, 1.19 WHIP, .219 BAA in 37.0 IP over 6 games. The Rams are 14-10.

Trey Cumbie AAC PiOW 032017 to 032617

Trey Cumbie of the Houston Cougars was selected the American Athletic Conference baseball pitcher of the week for the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. The sophomore RHP pitched a complete game 4-0 shutout against Louisiana Lafayette with a pitching line of 9.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 1 HBP, 2 BB and 5 K. This season he is 4-0, 0.74 ERA, 30 K, 0.91 WHIP, .208 BAA in 36.1 IP over 6 games. The Cougars are 19-5.

Brian Herrmann AEC PiOW 032017 to 032617

Brian Herrmann of the Stony Brook Seawolves was selected the America East Conference baseball pitcher of the week for the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. The freshman RHP picked up the win in a 14-0 victory over Hartford with a pitching line of 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 3 BB and 5 K. This season he is 2-2, 1.74 ERA, 18 K, 1.26 WHIP, .198 BAA in 31.0 IP over 6 games. The Seawolves are 8-13.

Division 1 Baseball Conference Players of the Week 032017 to 032617

America East American Athletic Atlantic 10
Brandon Janofsky Connor Wong Mike Corin
Stony Brook Houston Rhode Island
Atlantic Coast Atlantic Sun Big 10
Brandon Riley Yahir Gurrola Matt Lloyd
North Carolina North Florida Indiana
Big 12 Big East Big South
Austen Wade Tyler Houston  Jonathan Gonzalez
TCU Butler Radford
Collin Thacker
Gardner-Webb
Big West Colonial Conference USA
Adam Fogel Nick Feight Jared Young
Hawaii North Carolina Wilmington Old Dominion
Horizon Independents Ivy
Scott Ota None Patrick Robinson
Illinois Chicago Harvard
Metro Atlantic Mid-American Mid-Eastern
Dan Shea Tim DalPorto Nazier McIlwain
Monmouth Kent State Coppin State
Jacob Dunham
Northern Illinois
Missouri Valley Mountain West Northeast
Jake Burger Tyler Adkisson Anthony Capozziello
Missouri State San Diego State Sacred Heart
Ohio Valley Pacific 12 Patriot
Matt Jones K.J. Harrison Connor Donovan
Tennessee Tech Oregon State Lehigh
Southeastern Southern Southland
Jeren Kendall Charlie Madden Chad Fleischman
Vanderbilt Mercer Lamar
Southwestern Summit Sun Belt
Cody Den Beste Grant Suponchick Travis Swaggerty
Prairie View A&M Nebraska Omaha South Alabama
West Coast Western Atlantic
Phil Caulfield Austin Bull
Loyola Marymount Grand Canyon

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Cody Den Beste SWAC POW 032117 to 032717

Cody Den Beste of the Prairie View A&M Panthers was selected the Southwestern Conference baseball player of the week for the period that spanned March 21, 2017 through March 27, 2017. The senior outfielder hit 9 for 16, .563 with 1 2B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 1 R, 1 SB, 4 BB, 2 HBP in 5 games. He had also earned the award last week. This season he is hitting 41 for 108, .380/.453/.593 with 2 HR, 20 RBI, 19 R, 5 SB in 30 games. The Panthers are 10-21.

Travis Swaggerty Sun Belt POW 032017 to 032617

Travis Swaggerty of the South Alabama Jaguars was selected the Sun Belt Conference baseball player of the week for the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. The sophomore outfielder hit 7 for 16, .438 with 2 HR, 7 RBI, 8 R, 3 SB, 6 BB in 4 games. He had also earned the award week 4. This season he is hitting 31 for 75, .413/.556/.667 with 4 HR, 27 RBI, 23 R, 12 SB in 21 games. The Jaguars are 15-9.

Chad Fleischman Southland POW 032017 to 032617

Chad Fleischman of the Lamar Cardinals was selected the Southland Conference baseball player of the week for the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. The junior third baseman hit 9 for 17, .529 with 4 2B, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 2 R, 0 SB, 0 BB in 4 games. This season he is hitting 12 for 40, .300/.310/.475 with 1 HR, 8 RBI, 4 R, 0 SB in 15 games. The Cardinals are 15-10.

KJ Harrison PAC 12 POW 032017 to 032617

K.J. Harrison of the Oregon State Beavers was selected the Pacific 12 Conference baseball player of the week for the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. The junior 1B\DH hit 5 for 12, .417 with 2 2B, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 3 R, 0 SB, 1 BB, 1 SF in 3 games. This season he is hitting 28 for 83, .337/.411/.494 with 2 HR, 12 RBI, 14 R, 5 SB in 21 games. The Beavers are 21-1.

Connor Donovan Patriot League POW 032017 to 032617

Connor Donovan of the Lehigh Mountain Hawks was selected the Patriot League baseball player of the week for the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. The senior 1B\RHP hit 8 for 17, .471 with 1 2B, 3 HR, 8 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB, 2 BB,  1 HBP in 4 games. He also picked up the win in a 2-1 victory over New Jersey Tech with a pitching line of 5.1 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 HR, 0 HBP, 1 BB and 2 K. This season he is hitting 17 for 59, .288/.373/.576 with 5 HR, 14 RBI, 11 R, 0 SB in 19 games. On the mound he is 1-1, 2.19 ERA, 10 K, 1.78 WHIP, .275 BAA in 12.1 IP over 4 games with 2 GS. The Mountain Hawks are 7-12.

Dan Shea MAAC POW 032017 to 032617

Dan Shea of the Monmouth Hawks was selected the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference baseball player of the week for the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. The senior outfielder hit 5 for 7, .714 with 4 2B, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 2 R, 0 SB in 2 games. His weekend was cut short in the second game against Quinnipiac when he was injured while playing in the outfield. This season he is hitting 16 for 66, .242/.324/.515 with 4 HR, 18 RBI, 10 R, 0 SB in 18 games. The Hawks are 6-13.

Nick Feight CAA POW 032017 to 032617

Nick Feight of the North Carolina Wilmington Seahawks (UNCW) was selected the Colonial Athletic Association baseball player of the week for the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. The junior C\DH hit 8 for 21, .381 with 1 2B, 4 HR, 9 RBI, 9 R, 0 SB, 3 BB, 1 HBP in 5 games. This season he is hitting 27 for 92, .293/.350/.630 with 9 HR, 21 RBI, 20 R, 0 SB in 22 games. The Seahawks are 11-11.

Brandon Janofsky AEC POW 032017 to 032617

Brandon Janofsky of the Stony Brook Seawolves was selected the America East Conference baseball player of the week for the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. The sophomore second baseman hit 6 for 12, .500 with 0 HR, 2 RBI, 7 R, 2 SB, 5 BB in 4 games. This season he is hitting 19 for 48, .396/.473/.417 with 0 HR, 6 RBI, 11 R, 5 SB in 16 games. The Seawolves are 8-13.

Austin Bull WAC POW 032017 to 032617

Austin Bull of the Grand Canyon Antelopes was selected the Western Athletic Conference baseball player of the week for the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. The sophomore second baseman hit 8 for 14, .571 with 1 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB, 7 BB in 5 games. This season he is hitting 33 for 85, .388/.470/.459 with 0 HR, 7 RBI, 17 R, 0 SB in 22 games. The Antelopes are 9-13.

Phil Caulfield WCC POW 032017 to 032617

Phil Caulfield of the Loyola Marymount Lions was selected the West Coast Conference baseball player of the week for the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. The senior second baseman hit 7 for 12, .571 with 1 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 3 R, 1 SB, 1 BB, 1 SF in 3 games. He had also earned the award opening week. This season he is hitting 35 for 90, .389/.467/.489 with 1 HR, 14 RBI, 14 R, 6 SB in 23 games. The Lions are 13-10.

Grant Suponchick Summit POW 032017 to 032617

Grant Suponchick of the Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks was selected the Summit League baseball player of the week for the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. The sophomore first baseman hit 7 for 14, .500 with 2 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 4 R, 0 SB, 2 BB in 4 games. This season he is hitting 18 for 61, .295/.411/.393 with 1 HR, 7 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB in 20 games. The Mavericks are 5-18.

Charlie Madden SOCON POW 032017 to 032617

Charlie Madden of the Mercer Bears was selected the Southern Conference baseball player of the week after for the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. The senior C\DH hit 8 for 20, .400 with 3 2B, 3 HR, 8 RBI, 7 R, 0 SB, 3 BB, in 5 games. He had also earned the award week 2. This season he is hitting 33 for 94, .351/.479/.830 with 11 HR, 33 RBI, 30 R, 0 SB in 26 games. The Bears are 21-5.

Jeren Kendall SEC POW 032017 to 032617

Jeren Kendall of the Vanderbilt Commodores was selected the Southeastern Conference baseball player of the week for the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. The sophomore outfielder hit 9 for 20, .450 with 2 2B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 7 R, 3 SB, 1 BB, 1 HBP in 4 games. This season he is hitting 34 for 105, .324/.410/.619 with 7 HR, 22 RBI, 27 R, 8 SB in 25 games. The Commodores are 16-9.

Matt Jones OVC POW 032017 to 032617

Matt Jones of the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles was selected the Ohio Valley Conference baseball player of the week for the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. The senior second baseman hit 14 for 21, .667 with 4 2B, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 10 R, 0 SB, 1 BB in 5 games. This season he is hitting 36 for 101, .356/.405/.594 with 5 HR, 26 RBI, 22 R, 1 SB in 26 games. The Golden Eagles are 20-6.

Anthony Capozziello NEC POW 032017 to 032617

Anthony Capozziello of the Sacred Heart Pioneers was selected the Northeastern Conference baseball player of the week for the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. The junior outfielder hit 6 for 12, .500 with 2 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 1 R, 2 SB, 0 BB, 1 SF in 3 games. This season he is hitting 20 for 79, .253/.302/.367 with 0 HR, 13 RBI, 7 R, 3 SB in 21 games. The Pioneers are 7-15.

Tyler Adkisson MWC POW 032017 to 032617

Tyler Adkisson of the San Diego State Aztecs was selected the Mountain West Conference baseball player of the week for the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. The junior outfielder hit 7 for 13, .538 with 1 3B, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 8 R, 0 SB, 7 BB in 4 games. It was a repeat performance as he also earned the award last week. This season he is hitting 29 for 54, .537/.623/1.074 with 7 HR, 28 RBI, 19 R, 1 SB in 18 games. The Aztecs are 16-8.

Jake Burger MVC POW 032017 to 032617

Jake Burger of the Missouri State Bears was selected the Missouri Valley Conference baseball player of the week for the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. The senior outfielder hit 10 for 17, .588 with 2 2B, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 4 R, 0 SB, 2 BB, 1 SF in 4 games. He also earned the award week 4. This season he is hitting 36 for 91, .396/.473/.769 with 9 HR, 26 RBI, 26 R, 2 SB in 23 games. The Bears are 15-8.

Nazier McIlwain MEAC POW 032017 to 032617

Nazier McIlwain of the Coppin State Eagles was selected the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference baseball player of the week for the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. The sophomore hit 10 for 16, .625 with 1 2B, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 7 R, 0 SB, 2 BB in 4 games. This season he is hitting 24 for 58, .414/.500/.621 with 3 HR, 20 RBI, 17 R, 0 SB in 17 games. The Eagles are 5-13.

Tim DalPorto n Jacob Dunham MAC POWs 032017 to 032617

Tim DalPorto of the Kent State Golden Flashes and Jacob Dunham of the Northern Illinois Huskies were selected the Mid American Conference baseball players of the week for the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. 

DalPorto  is a junior C\3B representing the East Division. He hit 9 for 16, .563 with 1 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 3 R, 0 SB, 2 BB in 4 games. This season he is hitting 33 for 85, .388/.430/.494 with 1 HR, 17 RBI, 13 R, 0 SB in 21 games. The Golden Flashes are 15-6.

Dunham is a freshman catcher representing the West Division. He hit 9 for 15, .600 with 0 HR, 2 RBI, 5 R, 1 SB, 4 BB, 1 SF in 4 games. This season he is hitting 19 for 43, .442/.544/.558 with 1 HR, 9 RBI, 10 R, 2 SB in 15 games. The Huskies are 7-16.

Patrick Robinson Ivy League POW 032017 to 032617

Patrick Robinson of the Harvard Crimson was selected the Ivy League baseball player of the week for the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. The sophomore outfielder hit 10 for 17, .588 with 4 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 9 RBI, 7 R, 2 SB, 2 BB in 4 games.  This season he is hitting 23 for 54, .426/.508/.741 with 2 HR, 16 RBI, 18 R, 2 SB in 16 games. The Crimson are 10-8.

Scott Ota Horizon POW 032017 to 032617

Scott Ota of the University of Illinois at Chicago Flames (UIC) was selected the Horizon League baseball player of the week for the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. The sophomore outfielder hit 8 for 15, .533 with 1 2B, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 3 R, 0 SB, 2 BB, 2 SF in 4 games. This season he is hitting 21 for 72, .292/.341/.514 with 4 HR, 22 RBI, 11 R, 1 SB in 20 games. The Flames are 13-7.

Jared Young CUSA POW 032017 to 032617

Jared Young of the Old Dominion Monarchs was selected the Conference USA baseball player of the week for the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. The junior second baseman hit 10 for 19, .526 with 3 2B, 0 HR, 6 RBI, 7 R, 1 SB, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 1 SF in 5 games.  This season he is hitting 24 for 83, .289/.374/.398 with 1 HR, 11 RBI, 21 R, 5 SB in 24 games. The Monarchs are 19-5.

Adam Fogel Big West POW 032017 to 032617

Adam Fogel of the Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors was selected the Big West Conference baseball player of the week for the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. The freshman outfielder hit 9 for 12, .750 with  2 2B, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 4 R, 1 SB, 2 BB, 2 HBP, 2 SF in 4 games. This season he is hitting 24 for 69, .348/.422/.493 with 1 HR, 13 RBI, 11 R, 2 SB in 19 games. The Rainbow Warriors are 15-8.

Jonathan Gonzalez n Collin Thacker Big South POWs 032017 to 032617

Jonathan Gonzalez of the Radford Highlanders and Collin Thacker of the Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs were selected the Big South Conference baseball co-players of the week for the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. 

Senior C\DH Gonzalez hit 9 for 17, .529 with 1 2B, 3 HR, 8 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB, 0 BB in 4 games. This season he is hitting 29 for 84, .345/.396/.583 with 5 HR, 18 RBI, 13 R, 3 SB in 22 games. The Highlanders are 10-13.

Senior second baseman Thacker hit 11 for 18, .611 with 3 2B, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 4 R, 1 SB, 1 BB in 4 games. This season he is hitting 35 for 95, .368/.435/.526 with 2 HR, 23 RBI, 11 R, 2 SB in 25 games. The Runnin' Bulldogs are 11-14.

Tyler Houston Big East POW 032017 to 032617

Tyler Houston of the Butler Bulldogs was selected the Big East Conference baseball player of the week over the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. The junior outfielder hit 9 for 21, .429 with 1 2B, 5 HR, 10 RBI, 7 R, 2 SB, 2 BB in 5 games. That included a 3 HR, 6 RBI game against Ohio. This season he is hitting 26 for 92, .283/.377/.543 with 6 HR, 22 RBI, 20 R, 11 SB in 23 games. The Bulldogs 16-7.

Austen Wade Big 12 POW 032017 to 032617

Austen Wade of the Texas Christian Horned Frogs was selected the Big 12 Conference baseball player of the week over the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. The junior outfielder hit 5 for 11, .455 with 2 2B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 3 R, 2 SB, 3 BB, in 3 games. This season he is hitting 25 for 86, .291/.408/.488 with 3 HR, 15 RBI, 19 R, 9 SB in 22 games. The Horned Frogs are 17-5.

Matt Lloyd Big 10 POW 032017 to 032617

Matt Lloyd of the Indiana Hoosiers was selected the Big 10 Conference baseball player of the week for the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. The sophomore DH\RHP hit 9 for 14, .643 with 2 2B, 4 HR, 10 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB, 0 BB in 4 games. He also made three appearances out of the bullpen to earn a save against Cincinnati and another against Northwestern with a combined pitching line of 3.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 1 BB and 4 K. The performance also garnered national attention. This season he is hitting 16 for 49, .327/.400/.694 with 5 HR, 17 RBI, 14 R, 0 SB in 20 games. On the mound he is 2-0, 2.79 ERA, 8 K, 1.24 WHIP, .282 BAA, 2 SV in 9.2 IP over 6 games. The Hoosiers are 13-8-1.

Yahir Gurrola ASUN POW 032017 to 032617

Yahir Gurrola of the North Florida Ospreys was selected the Atlantic Sun Conference baseball player of the week over the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. The junior outfielder hit 10 for 23, .435 with 1 HR, 5 RBI, 7 R, 1 SB, 2 BB in 5 games. This season he is hitting 44 for 119, .370/.402/.622 with 5 HR, 25 RBI, 34 R, 5 SB in 26 games. The Ospreys are 17-9.

Brandon Riley ACC POW 032017 to 032617

Brandon Riley of the North Carolina Tar Heels was selected the Atlantic Coast Conference baseball player of the week for the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. The sophomore outfielder hit 9 for 15, .600 with 1 2B, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB, 1 BB, 1 SF in 5 games. This season he is hitting 26 for 83, .313/.341/.458 with 2 HR, 21 RBI, 12 R, 2 SB in 24 games. The Tar Heels are 18-6.

Mike Corin A10 POW 032017 to 032617

Mike Corin of the Rhode Island Rams was selected the Atlantic 10 Conference baseball player of the week for the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. The senior outfielder hit 7 for 15, .467 with 2 2B, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB, 2 BB in 4 games. This season he is hitting 21 for 71, .296/.383/.620 with 6 HR, 20 RBI, 12 R, 0 SB in 19 games. The Rams are 10-10.

Connor Wong AAC POW 032017 to 032617

Connor Wong of the Houston Cougars was selected the American Athletic Conference baseball player of the week over the period that spanned March 20, 2017 through March 26, 2017. The junior C\OF hit 11 for 24, .458 with 2 2B, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R, 4 SB, 1 BB, 1 HBP in 5 games. This season he is hitting 34 for 100, .340/.394/.500 with 3 HR, 14 RBI, 25 R, 14 SB in 23 games. The Cougars are 18-5.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

My Draft 2017

We held our draft yesterday in our keeper league and I went in planning to spend most of my time in the bargain bin. Yet in typical fashion the majority of the other owners had dismantled their teams and had much bigger bankrolls available. We have a $300 cap and I had $63 available to fill 14 spots.

Last season I finished in fourth as once again my pitching collapsed to drop me out of second in the last month. Most of my core offense remains intact and I didn't have to worry about that in the draft. Plus I kept the part of the pitching staff I still had at good prices in relation to their talent and potential.

Going into the draft my core team was C.J. Cron at first, Jose Altuve at second, Alex Bregman at third, Carlos Correa at short, Jacob Realmuto at catcher, Bryce Harper, Kris Bryant, Trea Turner, Randall Grichuk and Hunter Renfroe in the outfield, Kyle Seager for CI, Dee Gordon for MI, and Michael Taylor, Delino DeShields Jr and Mitch Haniger available for flex. My big prize last year was Clayton Kershaw and I retained him for one more season to be the foundation of my staff. Also still had Danny Duffy Michael Fulmer, Robbie Ray, Ivan Nova, Sean Manaea, Robert Gsellman, Clay Buchholz, Matt Cain, Joe Musgrove and Edwin Diaz to build around.

The broad stroke goals of the draft was to add catcher, outfield and pitching depth. If the opportunity presented itself I would make a major upgrade at first base such as Paul Goldschmidt or go after one of the upper tier pitchers to compliment Kershaw. Otherwise I would be looking for barginas and that was something I was used to. My top prospect target would be Gleyber Torres and I planned on making an attempt while I still had the funds.

The theme of the first round was pitching along with a couple top catchers and power bats. Madison Bumgarner went first for $36 followed by Paul Goldschmidt ($36), Buster Posey ($26), Corey Kluber ($32). Aroldis Chapman ($20), Craig Kimbrel ($14), Josh Donaldson ($25), Ian Kennedy ($10), Giancarlo Stanton ($25), Salvador Preez ($16), Stephen Strasburg ($22) and Jake Arrieta ($29). The first round dimmed my hopes of getting another elite pitcher and set the course for the rest of the draft.

The first player I picked up was Tony Watson for $13 in the third round. The Pirates closer grabbed that role after Mark Melancon was traded and Watson had all his 15 saves after the All Star break. He should get plenty of chances as the Pirates should be competitive in the NL Central.

My second player was Austin Hedges for $5 in the fourth round. The Padres catcher has young legs and showed the ability to hit for average and pop in the minors. He is given the keys to drive the team from behind the plate but needs to master MLB pitching when he has a bat.

The next player I took was Dexter Fowler for $7 in our eighth round. The swtich hitting outfielder will be leading off for a Cardinals team that should be one of the top two in the NL Central. He may find himself a regular in my lineup.

In the ninth round someone threw out the name Eric Thames and I land him for $6. He will be the Brewers first baseman after three years in Korea. Some compare the level of play there to Double A but he dominated for all three seasons. How he plays will determine whether he is depth behind Cron or replaces him in my lineup, I had a few words about his signing in December.

The 10th round signalled the unofficial start of the speed rounds since no one had deep pockets resulting in quicker bid resolutions. Only two players from that point on went for double digits: Brad Miller ($11) and Greg Bird ($13). I picked up two players in the 10th:

Eugenio Suarez was the first player I picked up in the 10th for $2. The Reds third baseman traded pop for a better average after the 2016 all star break. If  he can find a happy medium between the two over the whole season while taking advantage of playing in Cincy he could be regular 20/20 guy.

James McCann was my second 10th rounder who I threw out and later netted for $3.The Tigers catcher had trouble getting initial traction in 2016 after stating the season on the DL with ankle issues. Performance will determine whether it is him or Hedges teaming with Realmuto each week as my two catchers.

The next handfull of rounds were spent concentrating on pitching depth. I landed Mike Foltynewicz for $1 in the 12th, Chad Kuhl for $1 in the 13th, Kendall Graveman for $3 in the 14th and Kyle Barraclough for $5 in the 15th. I had drafted Graveman in our previous two drafts for $1 and think its only a matter of time before he really break out.

I had also picked up a couple prospects others had thrown out: Willy Adames for $4 in the 13th and Gleyber Torres for $8 in the 15th. Adames is a shortstop in the Rays organization who hit .274 with 11 HR and 13 SB at Double A while only 20. Torres was one of the package of prospects that went to the Yankees from the Cubs for Aroldis Chapman. The future Yankees shortstop later won the Arizona Fall League MVP for 2016 at 19. That was why he was at the top of my prospect list.

With my final two picks I took J.D. Davis in the 16th round for $1 and Dylan Cozens in the 17th round for $1. I watched last season as Astros third base prospect Davis dominated in Double A earning the Texas League Player of the Week four times. In similar fashion Phillies outfield prospect Cozens also dominated Double A earning the Eastern League MVP while batting .276 with 40 HR and 21 SB.

The fun of the draft is now behind us. All that is left is to see how these players perform over the next six months. I can't wait for the first pitch.


Friday, March 24, 2017

Grapefruit League 031717 to 032317

Grapefruit League 2017
week four standings and top performers of each team


New York Yankees 19-7

1B Greg Bird 19 for 44, .432 w/ 6 HR, 11 RBI, 9 R, 0 SB in 18 games

RHP Masahiro Tanaka 3-0, 0.00 ERA, 22 K, 0.48 WHIP, .098 BAA in 18.2 IP over 5 games


St Louis Cardinals 16-7

OF Jose Martinez 16 for42, .381 w/ 4 HR, 13 RBI, 9 R, 0 SB in 20 games

RHP Lance Lynn 1-1, 1.29 ERA, 7 K, 1.00 WHIP, .218 BAA in 14.0 IP over 4 games


Pittsburgh Pirates 16-8

OF Jose Osuna 18 for 42, .429 w/ 5 HR, 14  RBI, 12 R, 1 SB in 17 games

RHP Chad Kuhl 0-0, 3.75 ERA, 10 K, 0.75 WHIP, .140 BAA in 12.0 IP over 4 games


Minnesota Twins 14-10

1B Matt Hague 14 for 34, .412 w/ 1 HR, 7 RBI, 7 R, 0 SB in 18 games

RHP Kyle Gibson 1-1, 2.01 ERA, 15 K, 1.12 WHIP, .238 BAA in 22.1 IP over 6 games


Baltimore Orioles 13-11

OF Joey Rickard 15 for 39, .385 w/ 3 HR, 7 RBI, 11 R, 4 SB in 24 games

RHP Kevin Gausman 0-0, 1.80 ERA, 13 K, 0.80 WHIP, .167 BAA in 10.0 IP over 3 games


Boston Red Sox 13-12

3B Pablo Sandoval 17 for 47, .362 w/ 3 HR, 16 RBI, 8 R, 0 SB in 15 games

RHP Kyle Kendrick 3-0, 1.96 ERA, 20 K, 0.91 WHIP, .205 BAA in 23.0 IP over 6 games


Washington Nationals 11-11

OF Michael Taylor 16 for 36 .444 w/ 2 HR, 7 RBI, 8 R, 6 SB in 16 games

LHP Gio Gonzalez 1-1, 1.10 ERA, 9 K, 0.73 WHIP, .151 BAA in 16.1 IP over 5 games


Houston Astros 11-12

3B Colin Moran 14 for 36, .389 w/ 2 HR, 10 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB in 19 games

RHP Charlie Morton 1-0, 1.38 ERA, 13 K, 0.85 WHIP, .163 BAA in 13.0 IP over 4 games


Tampa Bay Rays 11-12

OF Jake Bauers 13 for 35, .371 w/ 4 HR, 13 RBI, 10 R, 0 SB in 17 games

RHP Alex Cobb 1-1, 3.95 ERA, 9 K, 1.17 WHIP, .250 BAA in 13.2 IP over 4 games


New York Mets 12-15

OF Yoenis Cespedes 16 for 38, .421 w/ 5 HR, 10 RBI, 11 R, 0 SB in 15 games

RHP Corey Taylor 1-0, 1.13 ERA, 5 K, 0.88 WHIP, .200 BAA, 4 SV in 8.0 IP over 8 games


Detroit Tigers 11-15

3B Nick Castellanos 15 for 44, .341 w/ 3 HR, 12 RBI, 6 R, 1 SB in 16 games

RHP Justin Verlander 0-1, 1.99 ERA, 16 K, 0.93 WHIP, .183 BAA in 22.2 IP over 6 games


Philadelphia Phillies 10-14

1B Brock Stassi 15 for 46, .326 w/ 5 HR, 15 RBI, 10 R, 0 SB in 19 games

RHP Vince Velasquez 1-1, 3.07 ERA, 18 K, 0.95 WHIP, .140 BAA in 14.2 IP over 4 games


Miami Marlins 8-14

OF Moises Sierra 15 for 36, .417 w/ 1 HR, 5 RBI, 3 R, 0 SB in 23 games

LHP Wei-Yin Chen 0-2, 3.27 ERA, 10 K, 0.82 WHIP, .200 BAA 11.0 IP over 4 games


Toronto Blue Jays 8-14

OF Kevin Pillar 15 for 43, .349 w/ 0 HR, 3 RBI, 4 R, 1 SB in 16 games

LHP Francisco Liriano 1-1, 1.86 ERA, 18 K, 0.83 WHIP, .176 BAA in 9.2 IP over 3 games


Atlanta Braves 7-18

1B Freddie Freeman 15 for 31, .484 w/ 1 HR, 6 RBI, 4 R, 0 SB in 12 games

RHP Mike Foltynewicz 0-1, 2.00 ERA, 14 K, 1.22 WHIP, .262 BAA in 18.0 IP in 5 games

Cactus League 031717 to 032317

Cactus League 2017
week four standings and top performers of each team

Seattle Mariners 12-8

OF Mitch Haniger 23 for 55, .418 w/ 2 HR, 9 RBI, 7 R, 3 SB in 17 games

RHP Felix Hernandez 2-0, 2.45 ERA, 10 K, 0.82 WHIP, .205 BAA in 11.0 IP over 3 games


Oakland Athletics 14-10

1B Yonder Alonso 13 for 34, .382 w/ 4 HR, 11 RBI, 10 R, 0 SB in 16 games

RHP Kendall Graveman 1-1, 2.84 ERA, 9 K, 0.87 WHIP, ..186 BAA in 12.2 IP over 4 games


Arizona Diamondbacks 13-10

3B Brandon Drury 20 for 46, .435 w/ 0 HR, 5 RBI, 7 R, 0 SB in 16 games

LHP Robbie Ray 3-0, 2.70 ERA, 18 K, 1.14 WHIP, .237 BAA in 16.2 IP over 5 games


Los Angeles Angels 14-12

OF Ben Revere 16 for 40, .400 w/ 1 HR, 7 RBI, 7 R, 4 SB in 17 games

RHP Yusmeiro Petit 1-0, 0.84 ERA, 11 K, 0.75 WHIP, .189 BAA in 10.2 IP over 4 games


Milwaukee Brewers 14-12

1B Jesus Aguilar 19 for 42, .452 w/ 5 HR, 13 RBI, 11 R, 1 SB in 18 games

RHP Zach Davies 2-0, 4.50 ERA, 12 K, 1.29 WHIP, .235 BAA in 14.0 IP over 5 games


Colorado Rockies 13-12

OF Charlie Blackmon 17 for 41, .415 w/ 3 HR, 9 RBI, 8 R, 1 SB in 14 games

RHP Jon Gray 2-0, 1.42 ERA, 16 K, 0.79 WHIP, .146 BAA in 12.2 IP over 4 games


Kansas City Royals 13-12

OF Alex Gordon 16 for 45, .356 w/ 1 HR, 8 RBI, 10 R, 2 SB in 16 games

RHP Ian Kennedy 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 12 K, 0.62 WHIP, .158 BAA in 11.1 IP over 3 games


Los Angeles Dodgers 14-13

3B Justin Turnerr 14 for 34, .412 w/ 2 HR, 12 RBI, 7 R, 1 SB in 14 games

LHP Clayton Kershaw 2-1, 2.14 ERA, 28 K, 0.71 WHIP, .139 BAA iin 21.0 IP over 6 games


Chicago White Sox 13-13

2B Tyler Saladino 15 for 41, .366 w/ 3 HR, 9 RBI, 7 R, 1 SB in 15 games

RHP Reynaldo Lopez 0-0, 3.72 ERA, 14 K, 0.93 WHIP, .197 BAA 19.1 IP over 5 games


Cincinnati Reds 13-14

OF Patrick Kivlehan 16 for 42, .381 w/ 2 HR, 6 RBI, 10 R, 1 SB in 22 games

LHP Amir Garrett 3-1, 2.20 ERA, 10 K, 1.29 WHIP, .273 BAA in 16.1 IP over 5 games


Cleveland Indians 12-13

OF Abraham Almonte 15 for 39, .385 w/ 2 HR, 10 RBI, 10 R, 2 SB in 15 games

RHP Trevor Bauer 2-0, 4.58 ERA, 10 K, 1.37 WHIP, .296 BAA in 19.2 IP over 5 games


San Francisco Giants 12-15

3B Conor Gillaspie 10 for 28, .357 w/ 2 HR, 8 RBI, 7 R, 0 SB in 12 games

LHP Madison Bumgarner 0-0, 2.50 ERA, 14 K, 1.00 WHIP, .197 BAA in 18.0 IP over 6 games


Chicago Cubs 9-12

2B Ian Happ 17 for 41, .415 w/ 3 HR, 11 RBI, 7 R, 1 SB in 22 games

RHP Kyle Hendricks 1-0, 2.63 ERA, 14 K, 0.95 WHIP, .250 BAA in 13.2 IP in 4 games


Texas Rangers 11-15

OF Carlos Gomez 11 for 32, .344 w/ 3 HR, 9 RBI, 9 R, 0 SB in 13 games

RHP Yu Darvish 2-0, 2.84 ERA, 17 K, 1.50 WHIP, .216 BAA in 12.2 IP over 4 games


San Diego Padres 9-16

OF Hunter Renfroe 17 for 57, .298 w/ 2 HR, 9 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB in 18 games

RHP Luis Perdomo 0-1, 2.87 ERA, 9 K, 1.28 WHIP, .250 BAA 15.2 IP over 4 games

Thursday, March 23, 2017

College Pitchers of the Week 031317 to 031917 YT


College Players of the Week 031317 to 031917 YT


Brandon Dulin traded to White Sox

Brandon Dulin was traded by the Kansas City Royals to the Chicago White Sox on March 19, 2017 for a PTBNL. The first baseman split 2016 between Rookie Idaho Falls and Class A Lexington. He hit 5 for 16, .313/.389/.500 with 1 HR, 4 RBI, 4 R, 0 SB in 4 games at Idaho Falls and .254/.312/.391 with 7 HR, 31 RBI, 28 R, 1 SB in 66 games at Lexington. He was originally drafted by the Royals in the 12th round in 2013. Dulin turned 24 on December 29.

Division 1 Baseball Conference Pitchers of the Week 031317 to 031917

America East American Athletic Atlantic 10
Kenny McLean Robby Howell Jimmy Murphy
Albany Central Florida Fordham
Atlantic Coast Atlantic Sun Big 10
Nick Anderson Jeffrey Passantino Brian Shaffer
Virginia Tech Lipscomb Maryland
Brendan McKay
Louisville
Big 12 Big East Big South
Jared Janczak Sean Mooney Cody Wager
Texas Christian St John's Longwood
Big West Colonial Conference USA
John Gavin Brandon Walter Thomas Lowery
Cal State Fullerton Delaware Alabama Birmingham
Horizon Independents Ivy
Zane Collins None Paul Balestrieri
Wright State Cornell
Metro Atlantic Mid-American Mid-Eastern
Gavin Wallace John Baker Donte' Lindsay
Fairfield Ball State Bethune-Cookman
Shane Smith Darrien Ragins
Miami (OH) Delaware State
Missouri Valley Mountain West Northeast
Ryan Netemeyer Alan Strong  Mike Appel
Southern Illinois UNLV Central Connecticut
Ohio Valley Pacific 12 Patriot
Colton Pate Jake Thompson Levi Stoudt
Jacksonville State Oregon State Lehigh
Ethan Roberts
Tennessee Tech
Southeastern Southern Southland
Sean Hjelle Blake Smith Corey Gaconi
Kentucky East Tennessee State Southeastern Louisiana
Southwestern Summit Sun Belt
Brandon Marsonek Ryan Froom Daniel James
Alabama A&M South Dakota State Texas Arlington
West Coast Western Atlantic
Eli Morgan Zach Martinez
Gonzaga UT Rio Grande Valley