Good morning everyone and happy Day 2 of the MLB draft! If you missed any of yesterday’s picks or want to know where to go for today’s action, here’s the draft tracker from the MLB.com page.
And here’s the rest of your day’s top stories.
In Mariners news...
- Felix Hernandez took a no-hitter into the fifth inning in yesterday’s rehab start for the Rainiers.
Around the league...
- Nori Aoki’s hit chart is surprisingly well-balanced.
Nori Aoki collected his 2000th professional hit yesterday.... Here are all 717 of his base hits in @mlb pic.twitter.com/xwf9FcTagS— Daren Willman (@darenw) June 12, 2017
- There were a ton of two-way talents taken near the top of the draft yesterday, but can any of them actually be two-way players in the bigs?
- At the rate Aaron Judge is currently playing, the Yankees might not need to sign Bryce Harper when he becomes a free agent in a couple of years.
- Grant Brisbee creates a team entirely composed of players who switched positions after they were drafted. Does anyone remember that Jim Thome was once a shortstop?
- The Astros’ rotation has been bitten by the injury bug too. Lance McCullers just hit the disabled list with back problems.
- Rougned Odor has been really crummy for the Rangers up to this point in the season.
- In case you missed it, the Golden State Warriors won the NBA Finals last night, knocking off the Cleveland Cavaliers.
- I saw The Mummy the other night, which I actually liked decently but got terrible reviews. Here’s The Ringer staff’s breakdown (WARNING: SPOILERS) on what they view to be a train wreck of a movie.