Found May 15, 2013 on The Fantasy Fix:
Two clear front-runners for the National League Rookie of the Year award have emerged through the first quarter of the season, St. Louis’s Shelby Miller and the Dodgers’ Hyun-Jin Ryu. Both started the season well. Ryu has had a couple rough outings and bounced back from them, and Miller has been dominant in every start except two where he failed to get out of the sixth inning both times but just allowed two and three runs, respectively. A.J. Pollock, who’s leading the NL in doubles with 14. He’s hit four home runs and stolen five bases, too, but his 5:26 BB:K has kept his OBP below .300. I haven’t mentioned Pollock in the Rookie Report yet because I thought Eaton would be back a little sooner and his OBP had turned me off. But until Eaton comes back Pollock should probably be rostered in any five-outfielder league or any league with 14 or more teams.

Hyun-Jin Ryu Plays Catch With Young Fan During Dodgers Batting Practice (Video)

This is what America’s Pastime is all about. Earlier this week, Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu was playing catch with a young fan in the stands during Dodgers batting practice. The magical moment was captured on video and posted to YouTube and the clip has almost 1.5 million views in less than four days. Check out the fan — who rocks an awesome “Deuce” Dodgers jersey and...

After Matt Kemp, Hyun Jin Ryu latest Dodger to do cool thing for fan

Hyun Jin Ryu was captured by dodgerfilms on YouTube playing catch with a boy, only known to me as “Deuce”, in the stands during batting practice. After Matt Kemp made headlines everywhere for being a great guy, something he’s done before as well, Ryu once again brings positive headlines to the Dodgers for off-the-field reasons. In what has been a horrible 2013 thus far for...

Dodgers Pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu Plays Catch With Young fan Before Game (Video)

  The Los Angeles Dodgers have endured a rough start to the season due to injuries and key players underperforming amidst high expectations, so it would be understandable if everyone associated with the organization was on edge. However, that seems far from the case, as players like outfielder Matt Kemp and South Korean pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu, have taken the time in recent days to...

Dodgers pitched Hyun-Jin Ryu plays catch with young fan in the stands during batting practice (VIDEO)

YouTube I don’t know if this is a normal occurrence at Dodger Stadium or Hyun-Jin Ryu. During batting practice prior to Monday’s game, Ryu picked out a lucky fan, we’ll call him Deuce, and played catch with him over the right center field wall. Simply put, this is cool.

Shelby Miller quickly becoming another ace for the Cardinals

Although I live in the Chicago area and rarely get to see the Cardinals play live, you do not have to watch a game to know when a pitcher utterly dominates a team, which is just what Shelby Miller did on Friday night. Against a pretty good hitting Rockies team (2nd in the NL in runs scored), Miller gave up a leadoff hit in the first, then proceeded to retire the next 27 batters...

Video Of The Week- Ryu Hyun-Jin Plays Catch With Fan

It’s not everyday a baseball fan gets to play catch with a professional baseball player. Well, one lucky Dodger fan nicknamed “Deuce” who often appears on the Dodgers’ vision boards during games got the chance to play catch with Dodgers’ pitcher Ryu Hyun-Jin. Ryu stood on the field and threw the ball into the left field bleachers where Deuce would catch it and fire it back...

Rookie Watch: Miller solidifies status with one-hitter

What do Ryan Braun and Buster Posey have in common? Among other things, they both won Rookie of the Year awards after spending a good chunk of the season in the minors. Braun was called up on May 25, 2007 and hit .324 with 34 homers and 97 RBI. Posey arrived on May 29, 2010 and hit .305 with 18 homers and 67 RBI. The point is this: there's still time for big-time prospects like...

Fans Playing Catch With Players Seems To Be a New Trend

Gio Gonzalez must have seen the video of Hyun-Jin Ryu playing catch with a young fan this week, because he joined in on the fun as well. Prior to the Dodgers game against the Nationals on Monday Gio grabbed a ball and started playing catch with a young fan as the kid’s father filmed the great experience. This is a pretty great trend, and we hope it keeps up. Here is the video...

The Fab Five: MLB Power Rankings

Welcome to the first edition of the Fab Five: MLB Power Rankings. Realizing that most of the other websites or publications are into their sixth or seventh week of their power rankings, I have always felt that these rankings are most accurate when done after every team has gotten at least 30 games on the books. 

Cardinals get to Mets bullpen in 4-2 win

ST. LOUIS (AP) Rookie Shelby Miller followed up his nearly perfect one-hitter with 5 2-3 scoreless innings and the Cardinals scored the go-ahead run in the seventh on a wild pitch in a 4-2 victory over the New York Mets on Wednesday night. Rick Ankiel's two-run homer off rookie Seth Maness (3-0) tied it in the top of the seventh and was his first against the team that converted...

Video: Gio Gonzalez plays catch with young fan in the stands

On Tuesday, a video surfaced showing Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu playing catch with a young fan in the stands at Dodger Stadium Monday night. It was a glorious sight indeed.On Wednesday, another video surfaced of Monday's game at Dodger Stadium. However, this one featured Washington Nationals southpaw Gio Gonzalez engaging in a playful game of catch, as well.The...'s MLB power rankings

1. Rangers 24-14 -- The Rangers havent had the toughest schedule so far as they climb to the top, but Texas will have a test this week as it heads to Oakland and then comes home for four games against Detroit. 2. Cardinals 24-13 1 Shelby Miller is anchoring an excellent rotation for the Cardinals. The rookie could be on his way to a NL Rookie of the Year award, or even a Cy...
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