Good morning everyone! It was a wild day for minor league news for M’s prospects. Let’s get to the links.
In Mariners news...
- Congratulations Bobby!
BIG NEWS— West Virginia Power (@wv_power) August 27, 2019
We are thrilled to announce that @BobbyHoneyman has been named a South Atlantic League Annual All-Star at third base!
Congrats Bobby! #PowerUp
DETAILS: https://t.co/Ew9Mcma0xW pic.twitter.com/GiJ3M5YbnZ
- Right-hander Darren McCaughan was named the Texas League Pitcher of the Year!
- Justin Dunn discussed his recent dominant outing against Corpus Christi, the Texas League’s Astros affiliate.
- Dunn was also named the Pitcher of the Day by Baseball Propsectus.
- Jarred Kelenic continues to be a great community man.
Special thanks to @JKelenic_1019 for the donation our med ball wall is going up in our long toss room nothing better than Alums giving back and putting that money to use so our current guys can get better Hitters Family all working together for 1 cause to be great pic.twitter.com/nFnyti3Wfk— Hitters Baseball (@hittersbaseba11) August 27, 2019
- The Mariners also announced a very important giveaway coming up.
That iconic pose...in @OriginalFunko form.— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) August 27, 2019
Don't miss this.
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- The Julio hype continues.
A scout sent me the following text last week:— Kyle Glaser (@KyleAGlaser) August 27, 2019
"FYI...it would be worth the trip to Modesto to see Julio Rodriguez."
The kid is generating some serious, serious buzz here out west since joining the Cal League https://t.co/aUDzcmTWpK
- Baseball America named Jake Fraley the Mariners Minor League Player of the Year.
Around the league...
- The big news that broke yesterday was that the Royals may be in talks to sell their club, per The Athletic. ($)
- Ty Kelly seems to be having fun in his retirement.
Now when people look at me and think there’s no way I’m a professional baseball player, they’re right.— Ty Kelly (@tykelly11) August 26, 2019
- All of you LL’ers did a great job of rallying for Denard Span’s cause last year, let’s help him out this year too!
⏰ We are counting down ⏰ ONLY 48 Hours left to join our Summer Car Fundraiser! Almost to our goal of $10K but need your help. Our community support has been amazing! Donate now: https://t.co/lk6m2j7kWN or Text DSF2019 to 443-21— Denard Span Foundation (@dspanfoundation) July 30, 2019
We got this! @thisisdspan #denardspanfoundation pic.twitter.com/vInxU3cu8o
- The Astros might lead the majors in strikeouts on the mound this season while striking out the fewest number of times at the plate.
- This is a huge blow to the Indians.
From the Indians: José Ramίrez underwent hand surgery Monday and is expected to return to Major League game activity in 5-7 weeks.— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) August 27, 2019
- He did what now?
Robinson Canó ordered personalized scooters for every member of the Mets back in June. They arrived today, in big boxes in the clubhouse. They look fun.— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) August 27, 2019
- Oh my god.
Just an awful tragedy: The wife and child of Blake Bivens, a Double-A pitcher in the Tampa Bay Rays organization, were among three people killed in rural Virginia on Tuesday, sources tell ESPN. Police have charged Bivens' wife's brother with first-degree homicide.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) August 28, 2019
- I feel betrayed.
This has a bigger plot twist than the ending of The Sixth Sense. pic.twitter.com/hProixWkVH— Yoni (@OriginalYoni) August 26, 2019