Williamsport won their season opener at home, everybody else who played lost.
The Clearwater Threshers (31-34) avoided a loss by being on their All Star break. Games resume on Monday, June 18th. The Threshers first three games are at Bradenton and will complete the FSL First Half. The 31-34 Threshers are 4.5 games behind first place Daytona and eliminated from contention, but their sweep of Tampa eliminated the Tarpons. Continue reading Clearwater Threshers Recap – 6/15/2018
*** UPDATE *** #10 Madison Stokes and #14 Jesse Wilkening are at the Carpenter Complex. They are part of a group that is waiting for their medicals to come back before they are signed. This includes free agents Taylor Lehman and Brian Auerbach. The 2018 Draft Tracker has been updated.
I also heard that #4 Colton Eastman may go directly to Williamsport if/when he signs.
Thursday, I watched the players we signed from the 2018 Amateur Draft take batting practice. Some of the guys displayed some power.
Friday, I made it back to the Complex to watch BP again. Today top pick Alec Bohm was “in da house!”. Later, I returned after lunch (at Legends) to watch an intrasquad game that I expected to be between the two GCL teams. I was super excited to see both squads peppered with draft picks. Continue reading 2018 Post Draft Discussion; June 15th
The Clearwater Threshers (31-34) completed a four-game sweep of Tampa, 7-4. This is the Threshers first four game wining streak of the season. Nick Fanti (3-2, 4.94) earned the victory. He kept the Tarpons off balance with his mix of FB, CH, CB within a narrow 12-mph range (78-89) until a 3-run HR in the sixth inning. His final line – 6.0 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K.
Felix Paulino (3.11) pitched the final 3.0 innings and gave up a run on 2 hits. He walked none and struck out four. Continue reading Clearwater Threshers Recap – 6/14/2018