Tuesday, December 4, 2018

My 2019 IBWAA Hall of Fame Ballot


 Here is my Internet Baseball Writers Association of America (IBWAA) Hall of Fame (HOF) ballot for 2019.

Clicking on each player’s name will take you to Baseball-Reference.com where you can look at their statistics.

Roy Halladay

Andruw Jones

Fred McGriff

Mariano Rivers

Omar Vizquel

Billy Wagner

Larry Walker

If you are wondering about the IBWAA, here is information from the organization's website:

“The IBWAA seeks neither to replace nor disparage the BBWAA, but does offer distinctions. While the BBWAA requires ten years and hundreds of dollars of paid membership for writers to earn a Hall of Fame vote, the IBWAA has no waiting period, with a $75 lifetime fee.

“In the vast majority of cases, the BBWAA requires the tying of a writer’s online work to a print publication for admission; the IBWAA does not. The IBWAA believes that the hoops an applying writer has to jump through to join the older organization are too many and too narrow, and welcomes all Internet baseball writers. Those with his or her own baseball website of any kind or scope are invited to join, as are those who contribute the written word anywhere within the baseball blogosphere.

"The IBWAA votes for Cooperstown in December, and during September of each championship season holds elections for the Most Valuable Player, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year and Manager of the Year Awards. In 2010, the IBWAA began voting in its own relief pitcher category, establishing the Rollie Fingers American League Relief Pitcher of the Year and the Hoyt Wilhelm National League Relief Pitcher of the Year Awards.

“The IBWAA endeavors to be nimble and inclusive, and encourages members to participate as much or as little as they like. All suggestions are welcome always. Minimum age requirement is 18.

“For more info, please contact IBWAA Director, Howard Cole, info@ibwaa.com."

Photo Credits: IBWAA
 
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Thursday, November 22, 2018

November Transactions in the New York-Penn League thru November 20



NYPL All Star Game - August 14, 2018
 Hudson Valley Renegades released Allen Smoot and Garrett Giovannelli on November 1.

Kevin Matir of the Williamsport Crosscutters elected free agency on November 2.

Victor Rey of the Staten Island Yankees elected free agency on November 2.

West Virginia Black Bears released Argenis Romano, Paul Brands, Miguel Hernandez, Melvin Jimenez, Michael De La Cruz, and Jhoan Herrera on November 6.

Michael Plassmeyer assigned to the Hudson Valley Renegades on November 8.

Vermont Lake Monsters placed Oscar Tovar on restricted list on November 8.

State College Spikes released Will Changarotty on November 19.

West Virginia Black Bears released Manny Bejarano on November 19.

State College Spikes released Kevin Hamann and Brett Seeburger on November 19.

Jefry Valdez assigned to Staten Island Yankees on November 20.

Source: MiLB.com

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Taking a break


Time for another vacation. Will be back sometime in late November. Happy Thanksgiving!

Photo credit: MLB.com

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Oakland A's Announce Vermont Lake Monsters' 2019 Field Staff


The Oakland A’s have announced the following field staff for the 2019 season. Aaron Nieckula will return for the fifth season as manager of the the Vermont Lake Monsters. Carlos Chavez returns for his second season as the Lake Monsters pitching coach. Kevin Kouzmanoff will serve as hitting coach. Rick Magnante has been assigned as a coach. Toshiaki Nagahara will enter his seventh season as the athletic trainer for Vermont. Kevin Guild returns for his second season as strength and conditioning coach. Read the entire release at this link.

Logo credit: Vermont Lake Monsters

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Former New York-Penn League Player's Stats - Game 2 of World Series

The Boston Red Sox won game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night at Fenway Park, defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2. Game 3 is scheduled for Friday at Dodger Stadium.

Here are game 2 stats of former New York-Penn League (NYPL) players. Former NYPL players accounted for 4 runs, 7 hits, and 3 RBI in game. Totals of former NYPL players are: 12 runs, 18 hits, and 10 RBI for the Series.


Additionally, two former NYPL pitchers played in game 2.

Joe Kelly, Boston Red Sox (Lowell, rehab '16 ) stats: 1 IP,  H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO

Ryan Madson, LA Dodgers (Batavia, '09) stats: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO 

Source: MLB.com

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Former New York-Penn League Players Stats from Game 1 of World Series

It was a big night for former New York-Penn League players in game one of the World Series on Tuesday. The Boston Red Sox defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 at Fenway Park. Former NYPL players accounted for all 8 runs scored, 11 hits and 7 RBI for the Red Sox and 4 hits and 3 RBI for the Dodgers.

Here is a recap of game stats by former NYPL players:


AB
R
H
BB
RBI
Boston Red Sox





Mookie Betts (Lowell ’12)
4
2
1
1
0
Andrew Benintendi (Lowell ’15)
5
3
4
0
1
Steve Pearce (Williamsport ‘05
2
1
0
1
0
J.D. Martinez (Tri-City ’09)
3
1
2
1
2
Rafael Devers (Lowell rehab ’18)
2
0
1
1
1
Eduardo Núñez (Staten Island ’05)
1
1
1
0
3
Sandy Leon (Vermont ’09, Auburn ’12-’13)
4
0
2
0
0
Jackie Bradley Jr. (Lowell ’11)
4
0
0
0
0
TOTALS
25
8
11
4
7






Los Angeles Dodgers





Justin Turner (Brooklyn rehab ’13)
5
1
3
0
0
Manny Machado (Aberdeen ’10)
3
0
1
0
3
Enrique Hernandez (Tri-City ’10)
4
0
0
0
0
Austin Barnes (Jamestown ’11)
2
0
0
0
0
TOTALS
14
1
4
0
3

Additionally, two former NYPL players pitched in last night's game:

Joe Kelly, Boston Red Sox (Lowell, rehab '16 ) stats: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO

Ryan Madson, LA Dodgers (Batavia, '09) stats: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO

*Note: Matt Barnes pitched one inning for the Red Sox last night . There is some confusion about whether Barnes is a former NYPL player. The Lowell Spinners Tweeted yesterday that Barnes played for the Spinners in 2011. Their website includes him on their list of former players. However, I can’t find any evidence that Barnes ever played for Lowell in 2011, or any other season. The Boston Red Sox website and their media guide indicates that he didn’t play minor league baseball until 2012, so I am not including him in the stats listing.

Source: MLB.com

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Monday, October 22, 2018

Former NYPL Prospects Playing in the 2018 Arizona Fall League - Part 5


Here is the last of a 5 part series listing former NYPL prospects who are playing this season in the Arizona Fall League. Today's list is from the Surprise Saguaros roster. Click on each player's name to link to their page at Baseball Reference. To read the first four installments, scroll down and click on "Older Posts".

The Arizona Fall League (AFL) started play on October 9, and concludes with the championship game on November 17. You can follow all the action at their website and on Twitter @MLBazFallLeague.

Surprise Saguaros

Dario Agrazal, Pitcher, West Virginia Black Bears (2015)

Connor Jones, Pitcher, State College Spikes (2016)

Will Latcham, Pitcher, State College Spikes (2017)

Blake Weiman, Pitcher, West Virginia Black (2017)

Jeremy Martinez, Catcher, State College Spikes (2016)

Will Craig, First baseman, West Virginia Black Bears (2016)

Tommy Edman, Infielder, State College Spikes (2016)

Andy Young, Infielder, State College Spikes (2016)

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