Here’s to a week with more good than bad.
Cleveland Baseball Team News
New position no problem for prospect Nolan Jones | indians.com
From Mandy Bell:
But with José Ramírez still manning third base, Jones was asked to try playing the outfield or first base to better his chances of making it to the Majors in 2021. Without hesitation, he said yes.
“I know that my end goal is to play in the big leagues and help the Indians win,” Jones said. “So I’m doing everything I can to try and get comfortable out [in the outfield]. It’s tough. It’s a lot different. You’re a lot farther away from the baseball than you are at third. You’ve got to read spins and all that. So we’re working every day to hopefully have me ready to play outfield in the big leagues someday.”
James Karinchak is a pitch tunneller’s dream | Beyond the Box Score
Some fun GIF’s! Hat-tip to LGT commenter keenej for the find.
Around the League
- Through programs like The Player Alliance & DREAM Series, MLK’s legacy endures
- Luis Castillo trade talks and more pitching notes
- Sunday Fangraph notes on LGFT Chris Perez and Ken Griffey Jr vs David Ortiz
Just wait until Emmanuel Clase is painting corners at 102 mph ....
The @whitesox are building a dominant bullpen. pic.twitter.com/RwyEEfHdr1— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) January 17, 2021