Get to know the name Hunter Greene. The 6’ 4” high school senior from California is a younger version of Japanese star Shohei Otani. The almost sure-fire number one overall pick in the 2017 draft this June can crush balls 450 feet, hit 102 mph from the mound, and play a flawless shortstop. Sports Illustrated’s Lee Jenkins takes a long look at the star baseball needs.
Reports from Florida are pointing more and more to Jeb Bush and Derek Jeter purchasing the Marlins. If the reports are true, Bush will take over for Jeffrey Loria as the man in charge of the Marlins. The estimated cost? $1.3 billion.
ESPN baseball analyst Keith Law wrote a baseball book that hits the stores today. About Smart Baseball, the publisher says:
“In this informative and provocative book, the renowned ESPN analyst and senior baseball writer demolishes a century's worth of accepted wisdom, making the definitive case against the long-established view. Armed with concrete examples from different eras of baseball history, logic, a little math, and lively commentary, he shows how the allegiance to these numbers—dating back to the beginning of the professional game—is firmly rooted not in accuracy or success, but in baseball's irrational adherence to tradition.”