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Busy Week For MLB Prospect Debuts

In just the past week, four top prospects have been called up to play in the MLB.
Busy Week For MLB Prospect Debuts

It’s been a busy week for the MLB’s top prospects. Over just the past seven days, four of the league’s most anticipated players made their debuts, including Carlos Correa (SS, Astros), Byron Buxton (OF, Twins), Vincent Velasquez (P, Astros), and Francisco Lindor (SS, Indians). Not only did they come up, they also made some memorable moments rather quickly.

 

Torii Hunter Gets Tossed and Then Undressed

After arguing strikes, Torii Hunter gets ejected and starts undressing on field.
Torii Hunter Gets Tossed and Then Undressed

The Minnesota Twins have been pretty hot over the past month of baseball, but Torii Hunter was the hottest last night. After two straight strike calls, the latter that struck Hunter out, he immediately got into the umpire’s face to argue. He shared his disagreement with the umpire after the first close strike and then exploded after the strikeout.

 

Chris Sale Shuts Down Astros, Continues Dominant Streak

The White Sox lefty ace has been incredible recently, striking out batters at a ridiculous rate.

While Carlos Correa may have garnered some of the attention during the Astros-White Sox game, nobody forgot that Chris Sale was on the mound. Sale, who has progressed into one of the MLB’s top pitchers, has been on a roll recently, allowing only one run in his past 22.2 innings of work. Almost more impressively, he has recorded 10+ strikeouts in five of his past six starts, with a season-high 14 punch-outs yesterday. He went eight strong innings, allowing just one run over the game and lowering his season ERA to 3.04.

 

Carlos Correa Debuts in MLB, Gets a Unique First Hit

Carlos Correa, initially called out on a grounder, ends up with infield single after replay challenge.
Carlos Correa Debuts in MLB, Gets a Unique First Hit

In one of the most anticipated debuts of the season, Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa did something nobody else has probably ever done. In his second at bat, he grounded a ball to the shortstop and sprinted towards first base. On a bang-bang play, he was called out, prompting outrage from him and his friends and family visibly yelling from the stands.

 

Kansas City Royals Dominating All Star Voting

The Royals are on track to send seven players to starting roles on the AL All Star team, in addition to a couple reserves.

Usually powerhouse teams with the largest fan bases, such as the New York Yankees, can force players into the All Star Game. However, the Kansas City Royals are shocking the baseball world right now, with an astounding seven players leading in starting roles. Seven starters would be an all time record if they are able to keep up these vote leads. On top of that, Omar Infante only trails Astros second baseman Jose Altuve by around 160,000 votes, and Alex Rios is fourth in the outfielder race (Mike Trout is in second for voting).

 

Oakland Athletics Call Up Switch-Pitcher

Pat Venditte will make his Major League debut as a reliever in Oakland's bullpen.

With so many great batters in the MLB, most pitchers spend countless time and effort in perfecting their craft. They understand their strengths and weaknesses, especially when it comes to facing right- and left-handed batters.

 

Cleveland Indians Channel Their Inner Taylor Swift on Twitter

While Taylor Swift performed a concert in Cleveland, the Indians' social media team took to Twitter to show their admiration for the singer while the Tribe played the Royals.
Cleveland Indians Channel Their Inner Taylor Swift on Twitter

While the Cleveland Cavaliers have been at the center of attention, it was their neighbors, the Indians, who took over social media last night. In an AL Central matchup with the first-place Kansas City Royals, the social media team channeled their inner Taylor Swift on Twitter. 

 

5 MLB Players to Watch in June

These Players Are Vital To Their Team's Success Over The Next 30 Days
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5 MLB Players to Watch in June

The calendar has flipped from May to June as the baseball season has reached a quarter of it's life. Over the course of the past 50-plus games several young studs have lead their squads toward contention, while a handful of All-Star veterans are needed to step up to keep their teams in the hunt. 

 

Joey Gallo Homers in Huge MLB Debut for Texas Rangers

The third base power-hitting prospect dazzles in first MLB game.
Joey Gallo Homers in MLB Debut

Bryce Harper has recently garnered all the baseball attention for his dominant month of May. But it’s his teammate from Little League, Joey Gallo, who took center stage last night for the Texas Rangers.  Young power hitters have dominated this season, and Gallo is the latest to join the show, if even just for a couple weeks.

 

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