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Around The Diamond: Mills No-No, Playoff Clinchers, Pujols Passes Mays, Who’s Hot

Reading Time: 5 minutesAlec Mills No-Hitter Right-hander Alec Mills went from a college walk-on at the University of Tennessee-Martin, to throwing a No-Hitter in the Major Leagues. Mills tossed the second no-hitter of the 2020 season after dominating the Milwaukee Brewers lineup in a 12-0 victory. Making his 15th start in three years at the Major League level, Mills finished with five strikeouts and three walks in a 114 pitch effort. On top of that, the right-hander only had five swinging strikes in his historic nine innings which ties Dallas Braden for the fewest in a no-hitter. The city...

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Headlines Around The League: Slam Diego, Windy City Showdown, Yankees Hit IL

Reading Time: 4 minutes“Slam Diego” Padres Are Rolling Man oh man, the “Slam Diego” Padres have been on a record-breaking tear in their recent week of play. But before we dive right in, you have to acknowledge the sensation of Fernando Tatis Jr. The high-flying, energetic shortstop is one of Major League Baseball’s brightest stars and has been playing MVP-caliber baseball. Leading all of baseball in home runs and RBIs, Tatis Jr. has no sights of slowing down the season. The main power source on the Padres leads the team in Batting AVG, Home runs, RBIs, OBP, Hits and...

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Chicago Cubs Draft Recap: Analyzing the Picks

Reading Time: 3 minutesThis years MLB draft is like no other before. COVID-19 shortened and even canceled high school and college baseball seasons and as a result, teams were left stranded. Major League Baseball took matter into their own hands and adjusted the draft from the original 40 round to a now slim 5 rounds. This comes or the better and for the worse – as scouts have less prospects to search through. On the down side, thousands of high school seniors and projected late round draft picks will not hear their name called. The Chicago Cubs under a new...

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MLB Draft Recap: 1st Round Analysis (Part 2)

Reading Time: 5 minutesClick here for picks 1 – 14. In collaboration with Scott Sandulli 15. Philadelphia Phillies – Mick Abel, RHP, Jesuit HS (Oregon) Grade: A Player Comp: Jack Flaherty Analysis: Abel’s live arm ranks him as the 11th best draft prospect, according to MLB.com. His fastball and curveball combination is among the elite in this class. Abel also features an impactful changeup. The Oregon highschool prep has a similar windup as Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg. There is plenty to be excited about in the near future for Abel. Philadelphia recieves great value at this selection with Abel. 16. Chicago...

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