In our newest feature on Seattle Mariners prospect Ryan Kiel, find out what stops Kiel has made on his cross country quest to make it to the major leagues. Also with the Super Bowl coming up, find out who Kiel thinks will win the Super Bowl as he answered that a more in our interview with him.
When the Tampa Bay Rays selected Drew Vettleson in the 1st round of the 2010 MLB Draft they selected a truly unique player coming out of high school. Not only did Vettleson excel at switch hitting but he was one of the very few athletes that could also pitch from both sides of the mound.
Passing through or growing up in Western Pennsylvania you quickly realize one thing. The region is a hotbed for professional sports. The Steelers, Pirates and Penguins all have had numerous moments of success over their history. Championships are no stranger to the people of Western Pa.
Many players who get drafted at the high school level have an important decision to make. Take a chance and go pro now and let the team that drafted you develop you or go to college and develop your game and hopefully improve you place in the draft a few years later. Steven Hensley whom we spotlight today he had that choice. In 2005 the Washington Nationals took a late, 44th round draft pick on Hensley
In the 3rd round of the 2007 MLB Draft the Chicago Cubs selected a player that many felt could turn out to be an early sleeper pick. They selected a 2nd Baseman from Florida State by the name of Tony Thomas. Before the draft Thomas was turning the heads of a lot of scouts due to his impressive numbers. Thomas led the NCAA in runs, doubles, total bases and had an impressive .430 batting average
The 2010 MLB Draft was held June 7th through the 9th. In the third round of that draft, the Arizona Diamondbacks selected Robby Rowland a right handed pitcher from Cloverdale HS. Located about 80 miles from San Franciso California, Cloverdale has produced a line of Rowland draft picks. Rowland’s father and brother also graduated and were drafted by major league teams. After the draft, Rowland did have a decision to make.