As many, if not all, of you know all sports have been suspended because of the Coronavirus. So, I will not get into it. I will try my best to create a distraction with this blog. I will talk about three more prospects that you should keep an eye on and MLB The Show 20.
Three More Prospects To Look Out For
The first prospect I will highlight today is Royce Lewis of the Twins. The former #1 overall draft pick is in his 3rd spring training. In the 10 games he was able to play in he was hitting .200 in 25 at-bats with 2 homeruns and 3 RBIs. According to MLB Pipeline Lewis is expected to make it to the big leagues this season (if we ever play it). He is a 20 year old right handed hitting short stop. He was a surprise pick by the Twins when they drafted him #1 over Hunter Greene in 2017. But in the Minors Lewis has shown why he was a top pick.
Another prospect to keep your eye on is a shortstop in the National organization named Carter Kieboom. He was able to get 11 games in last season for the World Series Champion Washington Nationals. He got 5 hits in 39 total at-bats with 2 homeruns. Those 2 homeruns accounted for both his RBIs as well. Kieboom was able to get in 14 games this spring and hit .233. He is also expected to make it to the Nationals full time this year.
The last prospect I will highlight is a left handed pitcher out of the Padres, Mackenize Gore. He was pick #3 overall behind Lewis in the 2017 MLB Draft. Gore was only able to pitch in 2 games this spring totaling 1 and 2/3 innings. He let up 3 runs in that little time, but 2 of the 5 outs were strike outs. He was able to show real promise in the Minors in 2019 having a 1.69 ERA between High A and AA. Like the other 2 prospects I talked about Gore is expected to make it to the MLB this season.
MLB The Show 20
For the people who know me, know how much I love the video game MLB The Show. When I have free time you most likely can find me playing it. I look forward to the new edition coming out each March. This year early access for it was Friday 3/14. I preordered the MVP Edition (most expense hard copy) and was able to pick it up 4 days before it goes to the public.
I have not been able to play it much, but from everything I have read on twitter, it looks like they blew it away again. MLB The Show 19 was great, it has so much great content with a lot of new Legends (former MLB players) to play with. For the most part, the online play was strong. Each year, “The Show” tries to add great Legends to use. For this year, there’s David Ortiz, Mickey Mantle, Mariano Rivera, and many more. This game is the closest thing that people get to playing the real game. I also watch different people on both YouTube and Twitch play the game. Some day, I hope to do that myself.
No baseball for sometime means no one really knows when it will be back. Royce Lewis, Carter Kieboom, and Mackenzie Gore are the three prospects I want to look out for when the season starts. Lastly, MLB The Show 20 came out and I cannot wait to play a lot of it.
As for next week, I will be doing my season preview as if the season was starting on time. I will go over each division, the playoffs, and award winners. Any ideas as to who I have winning everything? Tweet me and lets have some fun!
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