In our latest feature we take a look at Mariners prospect Jabari Blash, his story is unlike most. As a youngster growing up on the island of Saint Thomas, Blash did not love to play the game of baseball, in fact his mom made him play. In our latest feature, we tell the story of Jabari Blash, who has transformed himself from a disinterested little leaguer into one of the top power hitting prospects in the game of baseball today. Also find out inside why Jabari had the chance to meet a buffalo on the baseball diamond.
When the Seattle Mariners drafted shortstop Brad Miller out of Clemson they knew exactly the type of person and player they were getting. Through his college years, Miller had earned the reputation of having a strong work ethic and being a team leader on and off the field. Scouts may love players tools but when you combine them with the characteristics that Miller has displayed you have the potential to have a special player and potential future star.
Canada has produced some of the greatest players in the game of hockey Gretzky, Lemieux, Orr and Crosby to name a few. In recent years while Canada has continued to produce hockey talent it also has begun to produce its fair share of baseball players including current major leaguers Jason Bay, Russell Martin, Justin Morneau and Joey Votto. Oshawa’s own Eric Wood hopes to follow in the footsteps of those current stars and add himself to the list of baseball greats from Canada. We take a look at his journey as he starts his first full season in professional baseball with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Since the birth of professional baseball, Harvard has only produced 16 athletes that have appeared in at least one professional game. Eric Eadington, an Economics grad from Harvard University hopes he will make number 17. As pitchers and catchers begin taking the field this week for the 2013 edition of spring training, we take a look at left-handed pitcher Eric Eadington and his unique quest toward making his major league debut.
Vinnie Catricala has rose quickly through the Mariners system going from an under the radar prospect to the Mariners 2011 minor league player of the year. With spring training right around the corner, Catricala is prepared to enter his second major league camp. With a strong showing, 2013 could be the year Catricala makes his debut in the major leagues. In this installment of Chasing The Dream, we take a look at Catricala’s rise from a 50th rounder to being on the cusp of his big league debut.
Today we feature Steven Wright who looks to someday write his name among the list of another prestigious major league club, the knuckleball club. Over the course of baseball history, many have tried and but few have perfected the craft of the knuckleball.