Amateur Baseball

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  1. Shadowlight

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    We have high school and college football and basketball threads so why not start a high school and college baseball thread.

    We like white speed here right? Ha.

    I live for white speed!!!

    As many know the 2019 MLB draft took place last week and now the 2020 prospects are being evaluated.

    When I have a chance either later today or Saturday morning I will elaborate further on some promising prospects. As it is just a teaser for now. Lets just say Matthew Boling might want to look over his shoulder because there is a new white speedster in town. Ha.
     
  2. Shadowlight

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    The Perfect Game National Showcase is the premiere event for up and coming high school stars. Takes place every June since it's inception in 2001.

    There is also a prestigious East Coast event that follows as well as the Area Code games.

    Except for the Area Code games these showcases are like NFL combines where players are measured. They run through a battery of tests including how fast they throw a ball and the velocity of a ball off a bat. Pitching velocity. Etc. One of the staples is the 60 yard dash.

    They also take batting practice and play in games.

    They also have a Jr. National Showcase ahead of the event and the fastest time recorded this go around was by white speedster from PA OF Triston Horst in 6.37 seconds. The next closest runner was in the 6.5 range. Horst is in the 2021 class. That is some real speed folks.

    In the senior event I wasn't feeling particularly good as I was monitoring the 60 yard dash times and most of the swift times were not by white players. One speedster OF Colby Shade did not run at this event which further ruined things as he had posted 6.3 plus times in the past. Jake Deleo who is signed to Georgia Tech ran a fast 6.38 though.

    But the final day of testing saved the day as CA OF Jake Vogel blew away the field. And there were a lot of black speedsters at this year's event. Vogel is currently considered a top 150 high school player but I think he will move up after his showing here. He has a cannon of an arm at CF too. He is currently committed to UCLA. They have a sensational speedster CF who is built a bit like Kirk Gibson in Garrett Mitchell. They just missed advancing in the college world series but Mitchell has serious talent. One problem. He is a severe diabetic. But with the advances today ( Baylor girls basketball super star Lauren Cox wears a pump) I don't see why teams should avoid drafting him next season. But probably some will use it as an excuse to avoid drafting a sensational power/speed white player. Mitchell is projected as a first round pick for 2020.

    So is Arkansas SS Casey Martin whose team is still in the college world series. Martin has blinding speed and power. But his lack of contact might be a problem. He is also projected as a first round pick in 2020.

    A perfect player may have emerged from the National Showcase. Peter Crow- Armstrong, whose mother was a fairly well known actress until she retired, is a swift CF who is a natural. Look for his name to be called real early in the 2020 draft.

    But back to Vogel. I first noticed him in the fall when I saw his 60 yard dash time pop up. He was so much faster than everybody else at a west coast camp. This speeding bullet is among the fastest baseball players I can think of in the last 25 plus years. Only 17 he is the type of player I pray makes it to the top. I love seeing white speedsters kick ass at sprint events.

    Chad Green, ( a two sport star at Mentor HS in the early 90s) who played for KY and then the Brewers organization, is likely the fastest of them all. In high school he beat Deion Sander's record time in the 60 yard dash he ran at a camp. In 2010 track star sprinter Mitchell Shifflett burned rubber . He briefly played at Virginia before falling into oblivion. In 2017 Jack Schneider a high school player out of KY ran a sizzling time. He was drafted by the Mets. Got injured and then abruptly quit baseball.

    There are too many white baseball speedsters who nobody has ever heard of because they got mired in the minors etc. The list is endless. Many never get an MLB at bat.

    Here is hoping some do make it and hopefully down the road we will get to see speed demon deluxe Jake Vogel patrolling CF in a MLB uniform. Like I said Matt Boling looks to have company.

    [One final note. Vogel is built like a young Mickey Mantle.]
     
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  3. JackLambertsTeeth

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    Amazing comeback and walk off by Louisville over Mississippi State in an elimination game. Apparently the coaches are best friends from their time at the Citadel.

    Here in West Virginia college baseball is starting to take off as WVU teamed with a minor league team to build a new stadium a few years back. Their previous stadium was high school level quality. WVU hosted a regional this year for the first time in decades and I attended. It was a great football level atmosphere. I don't think we are the only place where college baseball had grown in leaps and bounds over the past decade. It seems to be a sport on the rise.
     
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    Michigan over Texas Tech and Vandy with a 9th inning comeback over Louisville to set up the College World Series Championship Round.

    The key to growing college baseball into a major sport will be involving big time programs with massive existing fanbases for football and basketball in the Midwest and Upper South. It's my understanding that college baseball is already a big deal in the Deep South. This Michigan run is a step in the right direction from that front. Louisville as well even though they fell a bit short.

    A step back on the racial caste front though:
    “We just think our roster should look like the United States of America,” Bakich told ESPN during an in-game interview Monday night while his Wolverines played Florida State at the College World Series in Omaha, Neb. “We target a lot of inner-city kids. There’s a lot of great athletes out there and think it’s ridiculous the cost of travel ball and some of the showcases. It negates opportunities for a lot of kids. For us, we want to have a diverse roster and want to provide as many opportunities for kids all over the country that we can.”

    I count 7 blacks and 28 whites on their roster. Where are the Mexicans and Asians?
     
  5. Flint

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    You notice that no one ever wants their basketball team to look more like America. Only when something is mostly white do they want to add minorities. If something is all-black that is a OK with them.

    Anyway the Michigan coach has to play the PC game at that university.

    Only a handful of Northern teams have ever won the college world series. And not since the 80's. If michigan wins it would be huge.
     
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    Vandy wins. I had to laugh nervously as they were describing the hardships of one Vandy relief pitcher.

    Dad abandoned the family.
    Drove his passed out mom to hospital at 13. She dies of cancer.
    Something bad happened with new family.
    2nd new family finds out he's reading at 3rd grade level and has undiagnosed dyslexia.
    Things are going well and then tears up his pitching elbow in high school.
    Vandy keeps an eye on his recovery and still offers him a spot.
    Has to tell Vandy coach that he knocked his girlfriend up just before arriving on campus.
    Daughter is born with Down Syndrome and holes in her heart.

    I think I faithfully transcribed from memory the information shared by the announcer.
    Damn!
     
  8. Shadowlight

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    Tonight at 8:00 EST on the MLB network is the Perfect Game All American Classic featuring top ranked high school stars from the class of 202o.

    A few names to keep an eye on among others.

    OF Jace Bohrofen- a smooth athletic defender with a lot of skills

    OF-Jake Deleo- speedy with some juice in his bat

    OF-Robert Hassell- has excellent speed and all around talent

    OF- Dylan Crews- probably the best pure hitter in the class. Athletic with speed and could end up being a George Brett type of hitter.

    CF-Pete Crow-Armstrong- some think he is the perfect baseball player. Smoother than butter and a true 5 tool player with speed and grace. His mother was a well known actress.

    CF-Jake Vogel- speaking of speed my bet is he is as fast as any white youngster regardless of the sport and that includes track and field. Has nice set of skills but is still developing. Great athlete that needs some refinement. If you dig white players who can run faster than the wind watch this young man run. Blinding speed!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     

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