Brendan McKay and Shohei Ohtani are incredibly interesting players/prospects, and the most intriguing aspect is that nobody really knows how this is going to work out.
People have thrown around the name “Babe Ruth” because both players are highly talented two-way (capable of both pitching and hitting) players. What gets lost is that even Babe Ruth wasn’t a two-way player for all that long, and the Babe Ruth that became the Great Bambino was once he focused on being a position player full time.
Bill Chastain at MLB has a good rundown with quotes from McKay and others on his progress towards breaking some molds (and minds).
- Matt Duffy and Charlie Montoyo joined Neil Solondz for another installment of the Countdown to Opening Day
- Very cool highlight from Rays Twitter on the sterling prospect Jesus Sanchez.
- Recently DFA’d IF Ryan Schimpf was traded to the Atlanta Braves for a PTBNL or $.
- With Honeywell on the shelf, the title of Rays prospect Twitter king is up for grabs, and Chris Betts takes his shot for the crown:
A thread of Gif’s for every position on the baseball field— Chris Betts (@ChrisBetts26) March 6, 2018
- Ichiro (may) be on his way back to Seattle! Let’s just hope this former Mariners great stays awake during the games.
- Jeff Sullivan has a great read on bullpen construction and theory.
- Jarret Siedler at Baseball Prospectus broke down how to interpret percentile outcomes.
- Joey Votto is simply the best at cutting the BS: