It is a warm night here in Clearwater with a strong breeze coming in off the Gulf of Mexico, a perfect night for the season ticket holder annual introduction to the team party.
You can watch the video HERE.
The staff as announced is:
Shawn Williams, Manager
Aaron Fultz, Pitching Coach
Rob Deucy, Hitting Coach
Mike Hedta, Trainer
Mike Lynch, Strength and Conditioning
Posted in 2017, March, Players |
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It was a beautiful evening here in Clearwater for the annual “Meet the Threshers” picnic for season ticket holders. It’s a fun time where we had a chance to have a nice meal and hob-knob with the players.
After everyone had a chance to eat, the voice of the Threshers, Kirsten Karbach introduced the team.
2016 Clearwater Threshers
You can see video of the introductions
The season kicks off tomorrow night in Dunedin against the Blue Jays.
Posted in 2016 Regular Season, Players |
Tagged 2016, alexis Rivero, andrew Pullin, Carlos tocci, Chace Numata, Clearwater Threshers, Cord Sandberg, Drew Stankiewicz, Elniery Garcia, Gabriel Lino, Herlis Rodriguez, Jairo Munox, Jesen Therrian, joel Fisher, Joey DeNato, Kyle Martin, Malquin Canelo, Matt Hockenberry, Matt Imhoff, Miguel Nunez, mitch walding, Ranfi Casimiro, roster, Scott Kingery, Tom Eshelman, tyler viza, Victor Arano, Will Morris, zach green |
Posted in 2016 Regular Season |
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After the latest round of releases, the newest work group list was handed out at the Carpenter Complex. This list is as of March 18, 2016.
As a reminder: #=Switch hitter *=Left handed
Players in grey are injured
Posted in 2016 Spring Training, Players |
Tagged Aaron Brown, Alec Asher, andrew knapp, andrew Pullin, Cameron Perkins, Carlos tocci, Cord Sandberg, deivy grullon, Dylan cozens, Edubray Ramos, Elniery Garcia Mitch Gueller, Franklyn Kilome, Herlis Rodriguez, J.P. Crawford, Jake Fox, Jake Thompson, Jeff Singer, jesmuel Valentin, joel Fisher, John Richy, jorge alfaro, kc serna, Mark Appel, Matt Hockenberry, mitch walding, Nick Pivetta, Ranfi Casimiro, Rhys Hoskins, Roman Quinn, Sam hiciano, Shane Watson, tyler viza, Ulises Joaquin, venn biter, Will morris l, Zach Eflin, zach green |
Baseball Ross and I skipped this morning’s drills to focus on the intra-squad games in the afternoon. It was a “Chamber of Commerce” kind of day. High of 85, sun and a light breeze. You couldn’t have asked for a better day.
One thing all of the pitchers have in common is giving maximum effort with every pitch. It’s time to shine and a great showing may just influence where you start the season.
My friend Ranfi Casimiro did really well against Tommy Joseph and Ross captured it on video
You can also see his max effort in his face in these pitches:
My other friend, Elniery Garcia, had a nice called strike three against Harold Martinez that you can see
Here are some pictures of Garcia:
John Richy was also going all out:
Side-armer Hoby Milner:
As you can see, these guys are going all out, working to earn a spot on the rotation. Who won? Really, you can’t tell. No score is kept, innings sometimes have 4 or 5 outs instead of 3. What you can evaluate is how much they want that starting job, it’s written all over their faces.
This morning practice was full of more drills. While all these drills make it difficult to write commentary about the activities, it does give me an opportunity to get some great shots.
Rhys Hoskins snags a ball at first
Shane Watson is intent on his next delivery
Derek Campbell and Victor Arrano
Derek Campbell narrowly misses a collision with pitcher Victor Arrano.
Elniery Garcia shouts “UP!” during pop-up drills
Alberto Torado gives maximum effort.
Deivi Grullon and Jario Munoz
Catcher Deivi Grullon fires to second as pitcher Jario Munoz ducks out of the line of fire.
Pitcher Ranfi Casimiro tracks a pop up.
Zach green snags a fly ball.
Pitcher Alexis Rivero smiles in relief after grabbing a sky-high pop up.
I had fun watching drills today, it’s just another day in baseball paradise.
The minor league workgroup was released and here it is, hot off the presses:
If you have questions about the list, I’ve answered the most common ones
Posted in 2016 Spring Training |
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