Cleveland baseball news
Nikhazy among Indians’ Day 2 pitching haul | MLB
Cleveland has drafted college pitchers with 10 of their first 11 picks of the 2021 draft. After their success with Shane Bieber and Aaron Civale in recent years, it’s hard to blame them.
The Indians’ future in Cleveland: Relocation questions, ownership status, payroll and more in the spotlight | The Athletic ($)
There isn’t too much new here for anyone who has followed Cleveland closely, but it’s nice to hear, affirmatively, that the baseball team isn’t moving any time soon.
Four Cleveland Indians sluggers who could one day win a Home Run Derby | Cleveland
Love the selections from Joe Noga here. Ironically, I think José Ramírez would be the most boring of these. Give me Franmil Reyes, Bobby Bradley, and Oscar González jacking bombs any day.
Around the league
- Shohei Ohtani was the star of the Home Run Derby, even though he lost in the first round.
- Pete Alonso won the Home Run Derby for the second-straight time.
- FanGraphs recapped the first round of the draft, including praise for Cleveland’s selection.
- The Mets went over their slot value to get Kumar Rocker 10th overall.
- Day three of the draft starts at 12 p.m. ET.