Here’s an open thread for the night. ESPN will have the Red Sox and Tigers, and that’s it for nationally broadcast games. Game Four of the Stanley Cup Final is on as well (go Vegas). Talk about anything here except religion or politics. Thanks in advance.
Today is a very busy day in Yankeeland. The Yankees are in Detroit to play a doubleheader against the Tigers — they won the first game this afternoon — and, coming into today, they had baseball’s best winning percentage (.685) and third best run differential (+72). All the rainouts meant they’d only played 54 games, however, the fewest in baseball. They still have three doubleheaders to play.
In the grand scheme of things, today’s main event is not the doubleheader in Detroit. They’re only two games of 162. Hard to make too much of ’em. More important than those two games is the start of the annual amateur draft. It is every team’s chance to add impact players to their organization. There are future All-Stars out there waiting to be selected today. Maybe even a future Hall of Famer.
The MLB Draft is a three-day event and the first 78 picks will be made tonight. That covers the First Round, Supplemental First Round, Competitive Balance Round A, Second Round, Competitive Balance Round B, and the Supplemental Second Round. Lots of rounds these days. The Yankees have two picks today: 23rd and 61st. Here is the full draft order. The Rays and Royals each have five picks tonight.
Reports these last few weeks indicate the Yankees are leaning toward a position player with their first round pick, with a high school player more likely than a college guy. For what it’s worth, the Yankees have selected 17 players in the first three rounds over the last five drafts, and eleven of the 17 were college players. We’ll see how it goes. As always, players from Southern California are a good bet with scouting director Oppenheimer.
MLB Network’s live broadcast of Day One of the 2018 draft will begin at 7pm ET tonight. There’s also a one-hour pre-draft show that begins at 6pm ET. Everything will be streamed on MLB.com as well. Here is MLB.com’s Draft Tracker and here are MLB.com’s top 200 draft prospects. As always, their scouting reports are completely free. Such a great resource. Draft info used to be top secret.
The game thread for the second game of today’s doubleheader with the Tigers will be along in a bit, a little closer to first pitch. Use this thread for everything draft related. Enjoy the draft, folks.
Here is an open thread for this Yankees baseball-less night. The Mets are playing tonight and MLB Network is showing Indians-Astros live right now. Plus there’s an NBA playoff game on as well. Talk about those games or anything else here, as long as it’s not religion or politics. Thanks in advance.
Here’s an open thread for another Yankees baseball-less night. MLB Network is showing a regional game tonight, ESPN+ will have the Phillies and Cardinals, and there’s an NHL playoff game on as well (no NBA though). Talk anything except religion or politics right here.
(If you want to feel old, today is the 20th anniversary of the David Wells perfect game.)
Anyway, here is an open thread for this suddenly Yankees baseball-less night. The Cubs and Braves will be on ESPN+, MLB Network is showing a regional West Coast game later on, and there are NBA and NHL playoff games on tonight as well. Talk about those games or anything else here, just not religion or politics. Thanks in advance.
Here is an open thread for the night. ESPN will have the Rays and Royals tonight (ESPN must’ve picked that game in 2014), MLB Network will have a regional West Coast game later on, plus there are NBA and NHL playoff games tonight. Talk about those games or anything else here, as long as it’s not religion or politics. Thanks in advance.
Here is tonight’s open thread. The Mets are playing tonight, ESPN (Twins vs. Cardinals) and ESPN+ (Tigers vs. Rangers) are showing games, and MLB Network is showing a regional West Coast game later tonight. There’s also NHL and NBA playoff action as well. Talk about those games or anything else here, as long as it’s not religion or politics. Thanks in advance.
RAB Day: In case you missed it, we’re having an RAB Day at Yankee Stadium this coming Saturday. It’s a chance to meet up with some fellow RAB readers and Yankees fans and catch a ballgame. The details are in the link.