Thursday, June 28, 2012

Mizzou Baseball Diaspora

Mike McGraw has left the Madison Mallards of the Northwoods League and is returning to CoMo.  Apparently his short stint in summer ball was aggravating the hand injury that limited his playing time in the 2012 season and the doctors are recommending he rest it rather than play more ball this summer. has their first Mizzou Baseball Summer Update: Week 1 Highlights:
Dillon Everett (San Diego Force, Western Baseball Association)

Everett has developed a reputation for great defensive play with Mizzou, but he has shined at the plate so far in San Diego. The second baseman is batting .318 with seven RBI and four runs scored in seven appearances. Everett also has a stolen base and claims a .718 OPS.

Sal Belfonte (San Diego Force, Western Baseball Association)

Belfonte has racked up an impressive .350 batting average through seven appearances, and he has scored nine runs for the Force. He has one RBI and has an on base percentage of .538. He is a perfect 4-for-4 in steal attempts on the season.

Amaro Working To Sign Draft Picks (PhillySports24x7)
Alec Rash is the only draft pick that the Phillies are yet to reach terms with and the sooner they do the better. The 6-5 righty has a blazing fastball that topped out at 95 this spring and a sharp breaking ball to go along with it.

He is committed to play college ball at Missouri and was a second Team All-American this past season. Rash inched his way up the rankings as his season edged further and was under a lot of attention as the draft neared. He was the final selection of the 2nd round and the 95th overall pick.

His electric fastball has scouts in awe and he should continue to develop into a great starting pitcher. Through his senior year Rash has two wins with an ERA under .93.

With two power pitches already fooling batters, the Phillies need to sign Rash before every other general manager realizes how much potential the Iowa hurler has.
♦ From the Baseball America Draft Database, 8 AM 6/28:

  • Alec Rash was the 95th overall selection in the 2012 Draft
  • Slottted Bonus Pool Amt: $500,000
  • Pool Limit (the amount remaining in the bonus pool for this pick): $693,100
  • Limit w/o Draft Pick Penalty (The maximum the team can spend without losing draft picks): $934,028

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