The Case of Ben Joyce

Tennessee has been utterly dominant this college baseball season. They've lost one series all year. They lead the nation in Home Runs, ERA, and WHIP and are at the top in runs scored, OPS, and K/9. Their schedule features sweeps against Ole Miss, Vanderbilt, Florida, and Mississippi State (all of which were preseason top 10... Continue Reading →

The Hot Start No One is Talking About

Much of the conversation surrounding the National League East entering the season was focused on the Braves, the Mets and the Phillies. While many were expecting those three teams to be competing for the division, the early parts of the season have been less suspenseful than many were expecting as the Mets have gotten off... Continue Reading →

Shohei Ohtani’s Remarkable 2021 Season

While many were aware of Shohei Ohtani's two-way potential when he was posted by the Nippon-Ham Fighters back in the winter of 2017, few could have imagined it was possible for him to accomplish what he did during the 2021 season. It is certainly not unheard of for someone to enter pro-ball with two-way potential.... Continue Reading →

Draft Profile: Will Bednar

Image courtesy of Mississippi State Athletics Introduction Will Bednar was selected by the San Francisco Giants with the 14th overall selection in the 2021 Major League Baseball Rule 4 Draft on Sunday, July 11th. Bednar, the brother of the Pittsburgh Pirates David Bednar, saw his draft stock rise significantly following his dominant performance during the... Continue Reading →

Dominic Hamel’s Unique Fastball

Dominic Hamel was drafted 81st overall by the New York Mets. The DBU right-hander posted a 4.22 ERA this past year, however, he mowed hitters down by striking out 13.4 hitters per 9 innings. Coming into drafts every year, we hear about pitchers that can blow away hitters with upper 90’s fastballs and can dominate... Continue Reading →

Draft Profile: Tommy Mace

This past season, BaseballCloud had the privilege to work with several college players who were selected in 2021's Amateur Player Draft. One of the players we wanted to highlight is Tommy Mace, hailing from Florida. He was recently selected by the Cleveland Indians in the second round (69th overall) in 2021's Amateur Player Draft. This... Continue Reading →

Plate Discipline and Hit Tools

As the Tigers focused on pitching during the early stages of the rebuild, it has started to make its presence felt at the Major League Level. The organization has now started shifting its focus to positional talent. While this has resulted in a lack of starting pitching talent in the farm system, there are now... Continue Reading →

Pandemic Planning: An In-Depth Look at the 2020 MLB Draft

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the entire baseball world into a cataclysmic shake up, expediting consequential change industry-wide. Organizations have been forced to re-prioritize financial assets in the midst of spring season cancellations, leading to large-scale layoffs and furloughs. Scouting departments were reduced substantially, both in numbers and availability to players. With the 2020 amateur... Continue Reading →

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