Minor League Minutes: 2/16/18

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Madison Dunphy got the chance to interview Nolan Watson about his preparation for the 2018 season.

Minor League Baseball® (MiLB™) today announced the launch of “Copa de la Diversión,” or “Fun Cup,” a season-long event series specifically designed to embrace the culture and values that resonate most with participating teams’ local U.S. Hispanic/Latino communities.

In an article on the Royals website Duffy talks about his tough season last year.  They also touch on Mondesi and Gore.

“Once you hit the bottom floor, there’s nowhere to go but up,” Duffy said. “Off the field, it was the worst year I had in my life.

The Royals have a CF position to fill.  Gordon, Orlando, Burns, Gore, Starling, and Collins are your local candidates.

Minor League Baseball expanding Hispanic fan engagement initiative with national event series

The Tigers announced that their 23rd-ranked prospect will undergo Tommy John surgery on Thursday following a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching arm.

The Tigers lost a pitching prospect who looked solid moving through the minors very quickly.  Bryan Garcia was a 2016 draftee.

The source said Lincecum’s fastball clocked in between 90-92 mph, though others at the showcase had him as high as 93. His fastball averaged 88.4 mph in 2016, a far cry from the mid-90s heater he featured when he was among the best pitchers in the game.

Lincecum looked good.

One of the keys to Thome’s success was a suggestion by Manuel that he open his stance. Thome, a left-handed hitter, had a closed stance because he liked to hit the ball to left and left center rield.

When Thome opened his stance — moving his back foot closer to the plate — he started driving the ball to all parts of the field.

A nice article about Jim Thome. 

He died a hero.  An article from the KC Star about Aaron Feis who shielded kids in Parkland, Florida.

A feel good story from Olathe North High School baseball seniors Connor Hughes and Dillon Ponzer.

Hutchinson has a dog racing to become Kansas’ next governor.  Yes, a dog is running for governor.

Winter Olympic Medal count.

Winter Olympic Event schedule.

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