An interview with Jon Heasley

After two great seasons at Oklahoma State, pitcher Jon Heasley decided to take the jump to professional baseball after being drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 13th Round. He started his professional career playing for the Idaho Falls Chukars of the Pioneer League. He finished the season pitching in 12 games, had a…

Prospect Watch: Tad Ratliff

An unsung hero of the 2018 SALTY League Championship Lexington Legends is a right-handed relief pitched named Tad Ratliff.  Ratliff was a non-drafted free agent signing from Lenoir-Rhyne University in North Carolina back in 2017.  Ratliff signed after his junior year at LRU where he worked exclusively as a reliever.  LRU is a D2 school…

I was wrong; Gutierrez might be good

Perhaps, maybe, possibly, I erred. It’s possible I was too pessimistic, too closed to the idea that a player with raw tools could develop even into his mid-20s. Maybe I should have seen what could be instead of what had been. Kelvin Gutierrez truthers (if such a group exists), I was wrong. When the Kelvin…

NWA Week in Review: August 27 – September 3

NWA Week in Review: August 27 – September 3 Weekly Record: 4-5 Overall Record: 70-70, 35-35 in the second half Standings: 3rd  (5.5 GB) Weekly +/-: -1  (41 runs scored, 42 runs allowed) Transactions: 8/27 – Anderson Miller placed on temporary inactive list 8/27 – Rudy Martin assigned to NWA 8/29 – Anderson Miller activated…