Good morning folks! Happy Saturday. Let’s take a look at the latest now that the 2020 draft has been completed.
In Mariners news...
- Greg Johns gets quotes from Scott Hunter on Connor Phillips, the Mariners Comp B round selection who they apparently are really high on.
- Really did not expect this level of production from a video like this.
- Corey Brock at The Athletic recaps the second day of the Mariners’ draft. ($)
- Josh Norris at Baseball America gives his take on the M’s selection of Emerson Hancock.
- Chris Hilburn-Trenkle at BA provides an analysis of the Zach DeLoach pick.
- The Baseball Prospectus crew wonders if the Mariners can turn their deep farm system into a competitive MLB team in the near future.
Around the league...
- Now that the 2020 draft is behind us, Baseball America looks forward to the 2021 draft by giving a potential top 10.
- Here’s a little taste of next year’s favorite to go #1 in the draft.
Kumar Rocker's 19Ks (No Hitter) in 52 Seconds. pic.twitter.com/tGi9VywIdy— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) June 9, 2019
- The Tigers executing on a pretty impressive draft.
Pretty significant news. Wasn't a pre-draft lock to sign. Came out of 2020 gate slowly, lots of leverage due to his age and likely starting SS gig next year if he wanted it. https://t.co/WvklcI4itp— Eric Longenhagen (@longenhagen) June 12, 2020
- Over at The Players’ Tribune, Gary Sheffield talks about his experience with police brutality.
- A lawsuit from DraftKings players against MLB over sign-stealing cheating has convinced a New York judge to unseal a 2017 letter from MLB to the Yankees, over protests by both parties.
- Astros players seem keen to pounce on the new development, though the timing of the Yankees potential transgressions may protect them.
Thoroughly impressed by the level of pettiness and commitment from Carlos Correa here. pic.twitter.com/zq3jBtHCRo— Chase Hughes (@ChaseHughesNBCS) June 13, 2020
- ESPN will host a two-hour special with the commissioners of the six most notable professional leagues in the U.S. on Monday: MLB, NBA, NFL, WNBA, NHL, and MLS.
- This could be a bad sign for college football this fall.
The University of Houston just had to stop their voluntary athletic workouts because of six symptomatic positive tests for COVID-19 from student athletes and “the increase in the number of positive tests in the greater Houston area over the last week.”— Chandler Rome (@Chandler_Rome) June 12, 2020
- A handful of affiliated minor league teams in Texas have agreed to host a summer collegiate wood bat league this summer.