Looking ahead to the MLB Draft: @BaseballAmerica and @MLBPipeline on Taylor Trammell @TayTram24

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From Baseball America:

32. Taylor Trammell, of, Mount Paran Christian School, Kennesaw, Ga.

Trammell made a name for himself on the showcase circuit with his blazing speed. He is a plus-plus runner in game action, with the ability to reach first base in less than 4.1 seconds after the ball comes off his bat. Trammell also shows upside with the bat; he has above-average bat speed and a sound understanding of the strike zone. Trammell made steady progress throughout the summer and fall, and has shown intriguing power this spring, with some rating it as an average tool. One of the biggest weaknesses in his game was his arm strength, and he worked hard in the offseason to improve it. What was once graded as a well below-average tool now earns 45 grades from some scouts, giving him enough arm strength for center field. Trammell is an exceptional athlete and the needle is pointing up on him. He is committed to Georgia Tech, but his strong spring performance could make him a day one pick.
Read more at BaseballAmerica.

 

From MLB.com

31. Taylor Trammell

Scouting grades: Hit: 45 | Power: 50 | Run: 70 | Arm: 45 | Field: 60 | Overall: 50

Trammell was the Georgia Class A football offensive player of the year after rushing for 2,479 yards and 36 touchdowns last fall and could have played football in college. Instead, he has decided to focus on the diamond going forward. He has committed to Georgia Tech for baseball only and is unlikely to join the Yellow Jackets because he figures to go in the first two rounds of the Draft.

Because he has divided his time between two sports, Trammell still is learning how to recognize pitches, handle offspeed offerings and tap into his raw power. He does show some feel for hitting and his well above-average speed will help him reach base. With his bat speed and strength, he could develop average or better pop.

Trammell also is figuring things out defensively, but he has the tools to be an asset in center field. He’s working on improving the strength of his arm, which should be fine for center.

Alumni In The Pros: Sunday Action

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May 22, 2016 action

Alumni In Major League Baseball

  • CF Charlie Blackmon (.292) popped out in his only at-bat before rain washed out the Rockies’ game in Pittsburgh.
  • Marlins’ 2B Derek Dietrich (.282) was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • Yankees’ 1B Mark Teixeira (.193) went 1-for-4 with an RBI single and a strikeout.
  • Reds’ RHP Blake Wood retired six of the seven batters he faced in relief.  His line: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 1 WP. (37 pitches/25 strikes).

Zane Evans

Zane Evans


Alumni In Minor League Baseball

  • Zane Evans (.247) went 2-for-4 with two homers (2), three RBI, a walk, and a strikeout.
  • RHP Dusty Isaacs earned his seventh save after setting down three of the four batters he faced in relief.  His line: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO (16 pitches/11 strikes).
  • A.J. Murray (.291) went 2-for-4 with a double and a walk.
  • DH Matt Murton (.233) was 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts.
  • RF Daniel Palka (.272) was 2-for-5 with a strikeout.
  • 1B Matt Skole (.245) went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • LF Kyle Wren (.270) was 1-for-5 with a pinch-hit walk and a stolen base (8) during a doubleheader.

 

Alumni In The Pros: Wednesday Action

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May 18, 2016 action

Alumni In Major League Baseball

  • Rockies’ CF Charlie Blackmon (.296) went 2-for-4 with a triple and two strikeouts.
  • Indians’ RF/LF Marlon Byrd (.256) was 1-for-3 with a sacrifice fly, an RBI single, a walk, and two strikeouts.
  • Marlins’ 2B Derek Dietrich (.290) was 1-for-3 with a walk.
  • Yankees’ 1B Mark Teixeira (.203) went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts.
  • Orioles’ C Matt Wieters (.256) was 3-for-4 with a solo home run (3), two doubles, and two RBI overall.

Alumni In Minor League Baseball

  • Zane Evans (.243) popped out as a pinch-hitter.
  • RHP Dusty Isaacs picked up his fifth save after striking out two batters during a 1-2-3 ninth inning.
  • A.J. Murray (.289) went 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • PH/RF Daniel Palka (.281) struck out as a pinch-hitter.
  • 3B Matt Skole (.230) went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • RF Daniel Spingola (.323) was 0-for-5.
  • LF Kyle Wren (.273) was 1-for-3 with a sacrifice, a game-deciding two-run single, a strikeout, and a stolen base (6).

Kyle Wren

Kyle Wren

Alumni In The Pros: Tuesday Action

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May 17, 2016 action

Alumni In Major League Baseball

Charlie Blackmon

Charlie Blackmon

  • Rockies’ CF Charlie Blackmon (.287) went 1-for-5 with a stolen base (3) and a strikeout.
  • Indians’ LF Marlon Byrd (.253) was 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Marlins’ 2B Derek Dietrich (.289) was 1-for-4 with a sacrifice fly.
  • Yankees’ 1B Mark Teixeira (.211) went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts.
  • Orioles’ C Matt Wieters (.233) was 1-for-3.
  • Reds’ RHP Blake Wood worked to seven batters in relief. His line: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO.

Alumni In Minor League Baseball

  • RHP Luke Bard faced six batters in relief. His line: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 0 SO (23 pitches/10 strikes).
  • RHP Matthew Grimes got the win as Frederick beat Wilmington 3-1.  His line: (W,5-2) 7 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO (93 pitches/66 strikes).
  • DH A.J. Murray (.291) went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • RF Daniel Palka (.283) was 0-for-5 with an RBI and a strikeout.
  • 1B Matt Skole (.235) went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer (4) and a strikeout.
  • LF/RF Kyle Wren (.271) was 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, and a stolen base (5).

Alumni In The Pros: Monday Action

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May 16, 2016 action

Alumni In Major League Baseball

  • Indians’ RF Marlon Byrd (.253) went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer (3) and a strikeout.
  • Marlins’ 2B Derek Dietrich (.291) was 0-for-2 with a sacrifice fly and two walks.
  • Yankees’ 1B Mark Teixeira (.218) went 3-for-4 with a double and a strikeout.

Alumni In Minor League Baseball

  • LHP Jed Bradley took the loss in relief as Daniel Palka (.293) delivered a walk-off RBI infield single in the bottom of the 10th to lift Chattanooga to 1-0 victory. His line: (L,3-2) 0.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 IBB, 0 SO, 1 WP (19 pitches/11 strikes). Palka had struck out in his four previous at-bats against Biloxi pitching.
  • C Zane Evans (.246) went 1-for-2 with two walks and a strikeout.
  • Mott Hyde was taken off the field in an ambulance in the bottom of the first inning after a collision with outfielder Danry Vasquez. Hyde walked to the gurney under his own power after the collision.
  • 1B Matt Skole (.227) went 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI.

Alumni In The Pros: Sunday Action

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May 15, 2016 action

Alumni In Major League Baseball

  • Rockies’ CF Charlie Blackmon (.292) went 0-for-3 with a walk.
  • Marlins’ 2B Derek Dietrich (.298) was 0-for-4 with a walk and two strikeouts.
  • Yankees’ 1B Mark Teixeira (.200) went 1-for-4 with a double and a walk.
  • Orioles’ PH/C Matt Wieters (.229) was 0-for-1.
  • Reds’ RHP Blake Wood struck out one batter during a 1-2-3 inning in relief.

Micah Owings

Micah Owings

Alumni In Minor League Baseball

  • RHP Deck McGuire took the loss as Sacramento topped Memphis 4-2. His line: (L,1-5) 5.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 2 SO, 2 HR (102 pitches/58 strikes).  McGuire also went 0-for-2 at the plate.
  • A.J. Murray (.298) went 0-for-2 with a walk, an HBP, and two strikeouts.
  • RHP Micah Owings picked up his first professional win since May 27, 2014 as York beat Sugar Land 9-4.  His line in relief: (W,1-1) 3 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO.
  • RF Daniel Palka (.297) was 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, and a strikeout.
  • Kyle Wren (.259) pinch-ran and got picked off first base.

Alumni In The Pros: Saturday Action

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May 14, 2016 action

Alumni In Major League Baseball

  • Rockies’ CF Charlie Blackmon (.305) extended his hitting streak to 11 games while going 1-for-4 with a two-run single, a walk, and a strikeout.
  • Indians’ RF Marlon Byrd (.231) went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts.
  • Marlins’ 2B Derek Dietrich (.313) was 2-for-7 with two doubles, an RBI, two walks, and three strikeouts during a doubleheader.
  • Yankees’ 1B Mark Teixeira (.198) went 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Orioles’ C Matt Wieters (.232) was 1-for-4 with a two-run homer (2) and a strikeout.

Alumni In Minor League Baseball

  • RHP Luke Bard was charged with the loss in relief as St. Lucie edged Fort Myers 3-2 in 11 innings. His line: (L,0-1) 1.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO (32 pitches/22 strikes).
  • RHP Jacob Esch was the losing pitcher as Montgomery blanked Jacksonville 5-0.  His line: (L,4-4) 7 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO (80 pitches/55 strikes).
  • Zane Evans (.239) went 2-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • RHP Buck Farmer took the loss as Lehigh Valley beat Toledo 5-1.  His line: (L,0-2) 4.1 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO, 1 HR (75 pitches/45 strikes).
  • 2B Mott Hyde (.195) was 1-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • RHP Dusty Isaacs worked to nine batters in relief.  His line: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 SO, 1 WP (27 pitches/22 strikes).
  • DH A.J. Murray (.304) went 2-for-5 with two doubles, three RBI, and a strikeout.
  • RF Daniel Palka (.296) was 1-for-4 with a home run (6) and three RBI.
  • 1B Matt Skole (.224) went 1-for-4 with a double and a strikeout.
  • LF Daniel Spingola (.340) was 1-for-4 with a walk and two strikeouts. Spingola struck out in his only at-bat against Dusty Issacs.
  • LF Kyle Wren (.259) was 1-for-5 with two strikeouts.

Daniel Palka homers in Chattanooga

Daniel Palka

Alumni In The Pros: Friday Action

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May 13, 2016 action

Alumni In Major League Baseball

  • Rockies’ CF Charlie Blackmon (.305) extended his hitting streak to 10 games while going 3-for-5 with an RBI double.
  • Indians’ RF Marlon Byrd (.243) went 1-for-3 with a two-run double, a sacrifice fly, and two strikeouts. See story.
  • Marlins’ PH/2B Derek Dietrich (.315) grounded into a double play and was hit by a pitch.
  • Yankees’ 1B Mark Teixeira (.205) went 2-for-4 with a double.
  • Orioles’ C Matt Wieters (.231) was 1-for-3 with a strikeout.
  • Reds’ RHP Blake Wood faced three batters in relief.  His line: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO (7 pitches/5 strikes).

Alumni In Minor League Baseball

A.J. Murray

A.J. Murray

  • LHP Jed Bradley faced 13 batters in relief. His line: 2.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO, 1 HBP (40 pitches/24 strikes).
  • LHP Sam Clay got the win as Cedar Rapids blasted Wisconsin 13-2.  His line: (W,3-1) 5.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 7 SO, 1 WP, 1 HBP (110 pitches/62 strikes).
  • DH Zane Evans (.222) went 2-for-4 with a double.
  • SS/2B Mott Hyde (.192) was 1-for-5 with a double, a walk, and two strikeouts during a doubleheader.
  • C A.J. Murray (.299) went 5-for-5 with two home runs (5), five RBI, and a walk while once again handling Sam Clay.  See story.
  • RF Daniel Palka (.298) was 2-for-4 with an RBI double and two strikeouts.
  • RHP Andrew Robinson earned a win in relief as Harrisburg outscored Akron 11-7.  His line: (W,3-0) 3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO, 1 HBP.
  • 1B Matt Skole (.223) went 1-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • RF/LF Kyle Wren (.263) was 1-for-5.

Alumni In The Pros: Thursday Action

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May 12, 2016 action

Alumni In Major League Baseball

  • Yankees’ 1B Mark Teixeira (.194) went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts.

Matthew Grimes

Matthew Grimes

Alumni In Minor League Baseball

  • LHP Jed Bradley faced five batters in relief.  His line: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO (20 pitches/14 strikes).
  • C Zane Evans (.203) was 0-for-3 with a sacrifice fly.
  • RHP Matthew Grimes got the win as Frederick blanked Wilmington 4-0.  His line: (W,4-2) 6.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO (89 pitches/56 strikes).
  • A.J. Murray (.265) went 1-for-5 with a double and three strikeouts.
  • DH Daniel Palka (.291) was 1-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • 1B Matt Skole (.220) went 0-for-3 with a walk.
  • LF Daniel Spingola (.344) was 0-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Kyle Wren (.268) drove in a run while reaching on an error as a pinch-hitter.

Alumni In The Pros: Wednesday Action

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May 11, 2016 action

Alumni In Major League Baseball

  • Rockies’ CF Charlie Blackmon (.260) went 3-for-5 including a solo home run for the 500th hit of his MLB career along with a two-run single.
  • Indians’ LF Marlon Byrd (.239) was 1-for-7 including a strikeout.
  • Marlins’ 2B Derek Dietrich (.319) extended his hitting streak to seven games while going 1-for-4.

Alumni In Minor League Baseball

  • RHP Luke Bard faced five batters in relief.  His line: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO (14 pitches/12 strikes).
  • A.J. Murray (.268) went 2-for-4 with a walk and an RBI.
  • RF Daniel Palka (.289) was 1-for-5 with a solo home run (5) and three strikeouts.
  • 1B Matt Skole (.226) went 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • DH/LF Daniel Spingola (.352) was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • LF Kyle Wren (.271) went 0-for-3 with a walk.