NL Central-leading Brewers acquire reliever Bush from Texas
The NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers acquired hard-throwing reliever and former No. 1 overall draft pick Matt Bush from the Texas Rangers on Monday night for infielder Mark Mathias and a top pitching prospect. Bush is 2-1 with a 2.95 ERA and one save in 40 games this season, including five starting in an opener role. “A little shocked, definitely wasn’t expecting it, but I guess just a bittersweet moment,” Bush said.news.yahoo.com
12 Ks for Ray, 12 Ws in row for M's after 4-3 win in Texas
Robbie Ray struck out 12 without a walk over 6 2/3 innings, rookie All-Star center fielder Julio Rodríguez hit a grand slam and the Seattle Mariners have their longest winning streak in more than two decades, beating the Texas Rangers 8-3 for their 12th win in a row.
Appel arrives in big year for No. 1 draft picks
1 overall draft pick, received his first major league call-up Saturday at the age of 30. 1 draft pick, the road to the major leagues is sometimes a bumpy one. Appel was called up by the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday, nine years after he was drafted first overall by Houston. 1 overall picks, with some help from Baseball-Reference.com:— Although so far, 1989 is the only year four top picks have made their big league debuts, there were other seasons when three No. TRIVIA ANSWERThe Detroit Tigers drafted Appel out of high school in 2009 in the 15th round.wftv.com
A look back at big hits, bad calls as MLB eyes new draft era
(AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)NEW YORK Baseballs amateur draft is about to enter the next phase of its ongoing development same as all those young prospects picked every year. Even before the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 version was ticketed for a move to Omaha, Nebraska, to coincide with the College World Series there. But with the top pick in the second June amateur draft in 1966, the New York Mets swung and missed. All that hype came to full fruition a decade later, when he was the World Series MVP as the Nationals won the franchises first championship last year. Prior to Appel, the only top overall picks who failed to reach the majors were Chilcott and left-hander Brien Taylor (Yankees, 1991).