Westwood Blues

Monday, May 29, 2006


Congrats, Barry!


Sunday, May 21, 2006


Congrats to Barry Bonds for hitting career Homerun #714.

Those of us who were lucky enough to be at the game yesterday have a memory that we will remember for the rest of our lives. Thank you, Barry.


Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Some Minors Links

* BrewCrewBall has unveiled their new minor league splits database (link via BTF). As far as I know, this is the only place on the Internet where you can find L/R splits and home/road splits for minor leaguers. Bookmark. Now.

* First Inning reveals their list of Top 12 Giants Prospects. Its a little surprising to see a Giants prospect list and not see Matt Cain at the top of it (Cain is ranked #2).

* Also check out First Inning's projection system to see how your favorite prospect stacks up. For example here is Kevin Frandsen's weighted average projection:
2007: .288/.330/.402; GPA: .249
* A while back, BA ran a feature on Joe Bateman, official Westwood Blues Sleeper Prospect (subscription required):
"He asked our manager at the time, Fred Stanley, what would happen if he went the whole year without giving up a hit," (Trevor) Wilson said. "We told him, 'Geez, you'd probably go to the big leagues.' So he asked what would happen if he went the whole year without giving up a run."

He did it all with a stone straight face.

"We weren't sure whether he was kidding or not," Wilson said. "But hey, we teach 'em to think positive, and he's a confident kid."
A funky personality to match his funky delivery.
"Bateman's path to the big leagues will be in relief, perhaps as a version of veteran righthander Jeff Nelson. Bateman's slider has proven awfully tough on righthanded hitters."
If the Jeff Nelson career path includes posting bone chips from his elbow on Ebay, well, back off folks, because I will not be outbid.


Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Will Clark to be Inducted into the Hall of Fame

Not Cooperstown, unfortunately. The Thrill will be a charter member of the new College Baseball Hall of Fame. He is one of only 5 players in the innaugural class of the College Baseball Hall of Fame.

Clark won the Golden Spikes Award in 1985, playing for the Mississippi State Bulldogs. He was an All-American in 1984 and 1985.

Congrats to the Thrill!