Nelson was drafted by the D’Backs in the 2nd round of the 2019 amateur draft. The 6-foot-3, 184 lbs pitcher attended the University of Oregon where he was a hard throwing righty out of the pen for much of hisRead more
Episode 205 – Redrawing the Baseball Map with Jeffrey Paternostro & Jarrett Seidler
Baseball Prospectus’s prospect team Jeffrey Paternostro and Jarrett Seidler join John to discuss the most fundamental redrawing of the baseball map in a generation, including: – the motivations behind Minor League contraction – the fate of those clubs and citiesRead more
‘Expand your baseball knowledge beyond MLB’ feature – Episode #2 Montgomery Biscuits
Riverwalk Stadium, home of the Montgomery Biscuits If you missed my first episode about the Macon Bacon, let me give you a bit of background. I was diagnosed with terminal cancer in September 2017 and immediately made a bucket listRead more
Shrimp, Turtles and Baseball
Welcome to Bat Flips & Nerds, Rob Pritchard… It is three decades since Kevin Costner first introduced a British audience to the magic of Minor League Baseball, first as ‘Crash’ Davis in Bull Durham, then, a year later, as RayRead more
Gambling’s influence on Major League Baseball’s approach to minor league pay.
There have been multiple reports that Major League Baseball may be changing it’s approach to the pay of minor league players. The latest statement below seems to be a change from their historic stance of doing everything they legally canRead more
Episode 107 – Emily Waldon
Emily Waldon of The Athletic Detroit and The Athletic MLB joins Tom to talk about her start in Baseball writing and Minor League Players rights. They talk about Ken Rosenthal and his Slack messages, juggling two jobs of Baseball writingRead more
Quit your job. Watch baseball.
Returning to Bat Flips & Nerds in the first dispatch from his baseball odyssey, it’s Baseball Brit… This is how… Depending on who you are, the above tweet may be viewed as an appalling life decision, or the most excitingRead more
To MiLB Europe and Beyond!
With a genuinely fascinating idea for cementing European fandom post-London, it’s Les McCaughan. It’s 2028: This is a hypothetical look at what Professional Baseball might look like in Europe in 10 to 20 years time, if the MLB London SeriesRead more
In Tebow, Minor League Baseball Stands on the Shoulder of a Giant
Why did we let John get his writing mojo back? It’s time to stop taking the high road and to admit – Tim Tebow is good for baseball, especially in the minor leagues. Yet another story surfaced this week aboutRead more
It’s been a great season
So much has happened over these past eight months, all starting with Madison Bumgarner smashing two home runs against Zack Greinke and the Diamondbacks — remember that? — and ending just last week with baseball crowning a brand new WorldRead more