The Padres future looks bright
Minor League prospects in losing organizations fly under the radar. None truer than El Paso Chihuahuas’ (AAA of San Diego Padres) Hunter Renfroe. Maybe it’s time people started paying attention. Renfroe is having a amazing season in the minors and the Padres are being reluctant to call him up to the big leagues.
The New York Yankees unloaded veterans and loaded up on prospects this season but out of all the prospects they received Clint Frazier is a prospect the stands out the most. Frazier was the first High School player drafted in the 2013 draft to the Cleveland Indians. In high school Frazier played 3rd base but was quickly converted to an outfielder due to his raw talent to hit. This was seen as an upside and was quickly awarded a $3.5 million signing bonus the most for any player drafted by the Cleveland Indians.
We continue our tour with a stop in Modesto, California to see the Modesto Nuts the Adavanced A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies. Our trip has been busy and non-stop but we have to continue traveling and making this trip well worth it. The drive from Oakland to Modesto was a whooping 3 hours on account we hit some struggling traffic on our way to Modesto. We arrived at John Thurman Park 5 minutes before the game began and didn't get to see much of the pre-game festivities.
Yoan Moncada made a splash in Major League Baseball even before he was signed by any team. A young and talented prospect defecting from Cuba at the age of 19, Moncada was seen as a highly talented defensive shortstop with power and the ability to hit for average, making him a hot commodity for any team to sign. The Boston Red Sox were the winning bidder signing Moncada to a 31.5 million dollar signing bonus, triumphing over the 8 million dollars given to fellow Cuban native Yoan Lopez by the Diamondbacks.
We begin our tour in the city of Oakland, California home of the Oakland Athletics. Oakland is twenty minutes away from San Francisco and is considered to be one of the oldest teams in professional baseball history. Although the Athletics have been moved around quite a bit before finding a permeant home in Oakland that does not take away from their rich history and their impact on the game of baseball.
We take sometime away from the print side of our website and create a more interactive Vlog version of articles. We our going to try to make Vlogs that go hand and hand with every article we write on our website. Please Enjoy! this week Joe Hernandez and Paul Menishian travel to Oakland as part of our three games in three days. You will see how traveling takes a toll on writers and what it takes to manage aroundtheballparks.com..
we made it, three games in three days
This past month Around the Ballparks has been traveling covering minor and major league stadiums, we have dedicated a lot of time and effort in providing you the reader with as much content as we possibly can. The last major trip we took was our 3 games in 3 days promotion and let me tell you it went phenomenal! Our Public Relations Manager Joe Manny Hernandez traveled multiple hours across California covering the Oakland Athletics, Modesto Nuts and Fresno Grizzlies.
Message from Joe Manny Hernandez :
" This past month, we have been traveling to bring you the reader as much content as we possibly can. We traveled to four different ballparks in less than a week and have many articles, blogs and prospects to talk about. We want to take the time and salute you all the readers for providing our website with constant motivation and desire to continue making this the best possible website it can be. This trip was an unforgettable experience, we traveled to three different cities in the matter of three days, we encountered multiple workers, fans and ballparks. This trip made us here at Around The Ballparks know we are doing the right thing. First V log will be coming soon….. "
we welcome the video aspect to our website..
This week, we at Around the Ballparks.com welcome the video aspect of media to our website. Senior News Analysts Julian Mininsohn travels to Inland Empire, California to cover the Inland Empire 66ers an Advanced A Affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. We interview local fans and 66er's employees to understand the full experience at San Manuel Staduim.