Prospect Watch: #13 Dave Land

It’s that time of week again, where we look at the top prospects for the Colorado Gold Sox. Today we take at a look at LF Dave Land ranked 12th overall and 8th ranked batter. Current Team: AAA Kanab MinersAcquired Via: Trade with Fargo Nordiques (06/08/2034)2034 Stats: AA (JAX) 24G 67AB .284/.402/.612 6HR 21RBI / AAA (KAN) 66G 227AB .238/.380/.463 12HR 51RBI Rating: OSA 1.5/2.5 Scout: 1.5/3.0Player Above On Depth Chart:  Gyoo-jae Guem  (CBL Colorado Gold Sox)Player Above On Depth Chart:  Bob Piccolo (AAA  Kanab Miners) Player Below On Depth Chart:   Jesús Gabriel (AA Donora Ducks) Career Highlights:Land played his college ball at the University of Connecticut Huskies from 2029-2031. Land was signed as a undrafted free agent to a minor league co...

Gold Sox July 2034 Review

The trade deadline has come and gone and with that, the month of July for the Colorado Gold Sox. The Gold Sox currently sit at 45-61 26 games behind division leading Mahoning Valley Scrappers, in 7th place. The Gold Sox are 12 1/2 games behind Austin Bats for the WildCard. The Gold Sox finished July 15-13. The Sox were lead by CF Jorge Ojeda with a stat line of .309/.355/.371 with 1HR and 35RBI in 350 plate appearance over 99 games. Helping lead the way offensively was SS Peter Parker with a stat line of .287/.336/.549 with leading the team in both HR and RBI at 24 and 68 respectively. On the mound, Cal Pagac leads the team in wins with 8, while going 2-1 in July with 2 games being a no decision. His stat line on the year is 21 games started with a record of 8-9 while having a ERA of 5.46 ...

CBL Trade Deadline

The proceeding are my opinions and they are known sometimes (not often) to be wrong. lol Yesterday marks the trade deadline for the CBL, today we take a look at all the moves. (This is my first time trying to do something like this, so hopefully I don’t offend anyone) Wednesday, July 19th, 2034 The week started with the Minneapolis Milers (who have already made a ton of moves) trading 35-year-old catcher Don Sanders, 20-year-old first baseman Jonathon Fetherston, 19-year-old closer Alan Bekins, 23-year-old starting pitcher Billy Moore and 19-year-old starting pitcher Mitch Haubrich to the Cambridge Pilgrims, getting 28-year-old second baseman Amancio Montarroio and 29-year-old minor league starting pitcher Víctor García in r...

Prospect Watch: Kevin Boarman

With the trade deadline come and gone for the Gold Sox & with no movement by GM Jeffrey Everroad, it looks like this team will finish as your 2034 Colorado Gold Sox. So we figured it’s time to look towards the future. We will do a weekly piece each week on the top 15 prospects. #15: CL Kevin Boarman Current Team: AAA Kanab Miners Acquired Via: Trade with MIN (6/13/2034)2034 Stats: 3W 4L 11SV 6.20ERARating: OSA 2.5/4.5 Scout: 2.5/4.0Player Above On Depth Chart: Juan Cordova (CBL Colorado Gold Sox)Player Below On Depth Chart: Bobby Berdejo (AA Donora Ducks) Boarman played his college ball at Louisville University and was drafted in 2032 first year player draft (Round 2, pick 14, 38th overall) by the Fargo Nordiques. Boarman was traded in 2034 from Nordiques to Minneapolis Millers i...

A month of moves

Unfortunately due to the slow start for the Gold Sox, fans knew the moves were coming. And unfortunatly that included fan favorite Jayson Philmon (.354, .446, .589, 10HR before trade .449, .526, .833, 8HR since the trade) The Sox started June by trading SP Tomas Mejia to the Fargo Nordiques getting 24 year old reliver Julian Coasta and 24 year old first baseman Dave Land in return. And on June 13th was the blockbuster that sent Philmon to Minneapolis[olis in exchange for 20-year-old left fielder Bob Piccolo, 18-year-old center fielder Raúl Martínez, 26-year-old reliever Dan Tigue, 23-year-old closer Kevin Boarman and 27-year-old reliever Bob Schulman. When asked about the trade, GM Jeffrey Everroad said “I hated to move Philmon. He’s a fan favorite...

Millers Raid Farm System in Search of Gold

Following the latest Millers post-season collapse this past October, it was clear something needed to change in Minneapolis. Unfortunately, the team’s best pitcher, Garrett Gooden, would be leaving in free agency in the next few weeks, as would a key veteran slugger, Russell Bell. Making matters worse, the organization was not very excited about the free agency crop in general. “We mostly spent November working on extensions with our own players,” Millers assistant GM Dan Kantrovitz says. “Once it was clear Gooden and Russ weren’t coming back, we felt comfortable being patient.” Kantrovitz wasn’t lying. The Millers would agree to 5-year extensions with Edgardo Cordero, Chris Stranathan and Dieter Kokke, a 4-year extension with Dan Tigue, 3-year ext...

The Future in Fargo

The future is now for reigning Champion Fargo’s young prospect, Alfredo Tirre. Since being plucked out of the Dominican Republic at the age of 16, the talented second baseman has risen through the minors at a rapid pace. After spending a couple of years in rookie ball, he split time between A and AA last year, combining to hit .313/.388/.571 16 HR 61 RBI, ending the season with the SL Champion Jacksonville Suns. According to General Manager Andy Nemecek, he was to get a taste of the bigs during spring training, then be shipped back to AAA until he was ready to stay in the CBL permanently, later this year, or maybe next. A few injuries to infielders this spring has necessitated his rise to the top league earlier than expected, and to be honest, wanted, by the Nordiques’s. Having just turned...

Ve Ri Tas: Two Ivy Leaguers Search For Truth (Part IV)

[Editor’s Note: This is the final part (IV) of a IV part series. Read Part I, Part II and Part III.] The two players were as motivated as they’d ever been heading into the off-season. The improvements they’d made in just two short seasons gave them a real shot at one day making a major league roster. And Hudzik was genuinely curious about changing the way pitching was developed, because the old way of doing things hadn’t worked in quite some time. Hitters were dominating the league and had been for awhile now. The players spent the off-season throwing every single day. They followed a strict weight lifting regimen that was designed to maximize the pliability of their arms and shoulders. They played long-toss all the time. They threw with weighted balls. They had a s...

Ve Ri Tas: Two Ivy Leaguers Search for Truth (Part III)

[Editor’s Note: This is Part III of a IV part series. Read Part I and Part II.] The first thing Kevin Hudzik did when he arrived home for the off-season was begin his research. He had decided a few weeks ago that he would spend as much time and energy as he possibly could to understand the scientific reasons behind his pitches and throwing motions. It was a daunting task, to be sure. Especially with a Fiancee eagerly planning a 2034 fall wedding. Even she understood how important the next two seasons were, delaying the wedding more than a year. Sean Douglas, on the other hand, had a bachelor party to plan. They decided on Columbus, Ohio. Most people were coming from the Boston area or Indianapolis area (Hudzik’s hometown), and Columbus was sort of neutral ground. But Hudzik and...

Ve Ri Tas: Two Ivy Leaguers Search for Truth (Part II)

[Editor’s Note: This is Part II of a IV part series. Part I can be found here.] It had been an eventful first month of professional baseball for Kevin Hudzik. After the whirlwind month of June saw him graduate from Harvard and sign his first professional contract, July became even crazier. Hudzik had been used out of the bullpen for the Lake County Captains exclusively, with the organzation telling Hudzik to stop using his well below average changeup in games. “The staff in Lake County was really into the sabermetrics of pitching,” Hudzik tells me. “As a biomedical engineering major I certainly appreciated the attention to detail. They showed me that my changeup was getting rocked, even back to my Harvard days, among other things.” Joe Coleman and Corey Domel ...

Ve Ri Tas: Two Ivy Leaguers Search for Truth

How two former Harvard baseball players have started a pitching revolution [Editor’s Note: This is Part I of a IV part series. Part II, Part III and Part IV will be linked here when finished.] Fort Myers, FL – As spring training nears for the CBL’s 21st season, the Minneapolis Millers training complex is basically silent. Staff members will arrive over the next week or two to begin preparing for the spring season, but today, the complex has just two Millers minor league pitchers and a few personal trainers the Millers have granted access to the facility over the last few seasons. One of those minor league pitchers is Kevin Hudzik, a 6’3, 190 pound, 23-year-old biomedical engineering graduate from Harvard University. He also played a little baseball, too, throwing 15...

Bell the New Kingpin at 1B in Cambridge

Well it came down to “the wire” but the Pilgrims were able to sign first basemen “Stringer” Bell to a major three-year deal, adding a dose of high powered offense to their 2034 lineup. The negotiations with Bell were difficult as Stringer decided to represent himself, having recently brushed up with some economics classes at Baltimore City Community College. Quoting Adam Smith, Bell explained, point by point, why adding to his wealth would benefit the team. As the negotiations came to a head, some observers said that Bell had started using cheap throw-away cell phones for fear of being bugged, but Bell called those rumors “bunk.” With Bell installed at first base to replace the injured Don Smith, the Pilgrims certainly have more punch in their order than...

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