One of the silliest things about the MLB Draft is people comparing prospects to former stars. I get the motivation: The average fan knows little about these players, and comps are an easy way to get an idea of what type of player the prospect is on the field. But Adell has been compared to everyone from Bo Jackson to Byron Buxton to Melvin Upton Jr., and that’s more than a bit crazy. What you need to know is this: Adell is a ridiculously talented prep star with a big upside who could wind up pretty much anywhere in the first round.
Remember that HR-to-K ratio Haseley’s teammate, Pavin Smith, has put up this year? Haseley isn’t far behind, with 14 homers and 19 strikeouts heading into the ACC Tournament. Must be something about those Virginia hitters, eh? Oh, and Haseley’s batting .400 with a 1.186 OPS and 10 stolen bases, to boot.
The Yankees on Monday unveiled an 18-seat section in the right field stands of their ballpark to promote rising star Aaron Judge, their right fielder.
Tickets to the section are not for sale. Instead, the team will choose 18 fans each game to sit there, and they’ll receive a judge’s wig and a gavel that says All Rise or Let’s Go Yankees, according to Ruocco.
Ruocco reported the Yankees conceived the idea for the special section during spring training, and as they saw more and more fandom about this right fielder, they decided to finally implement that.
Ahead of Monday’s action, Judge led MLB with 15 home runs and had 30 RBI with a .321/.421/.707 slash line.