Saturday, May 04, 2013

Propsects Plus: Charleston's Rafael DePaula

Name: Rafael DePaula
Position: starting pitcher
Team: Charleston RiverDogs
Prospect Status: 10th ranked prospects in Yankees organization
Friday Stats vs. Lakewood: 5 innings, 3 hits, zero earned, 4 walks, 7 strikeouts.

Positives: Threw a nice heavy ball, sounded like he broke a couple of bats during his stint in the game. DePaula sat between 88 and 87 most of the games, according to the stadium guns (which could be a couple of mphs slow). He seemed to top out around 91. He has a plus curve ball but does not use at much because his other stuff is so good. So far this season he has DePaula has whiffed 46 in 27.1 innings.

Negatives: Has a checkered pass including a year long suspension by Major League Baseball for using different versions of his name and age. He is your classic boom bust type of prospect. Has as much ceiling as any other prospect in the system but also is the biggest X-Factor

Friday, May 03, 2013

Professional Tailgating: The BlueClaws are not good.

It's a Friday night and it can mean only one thing for the OTWT Tailgating Crew: Lakewood BlueClaws and fireworks. Here are sites from another BlueClaws loss.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Cover Story: New York Loves Geno

So this is a slow time in New York City sports. The city's baseball teams are not yet playing well and the NBA and NHL playoffs are still early on. Leave it to the Jets to supply the story line. Draft Geno Smith and the front pages and stories are sure to flow.

Professional Tailgating: Spring Game Fun

Yesterday the OTWT Crew headed to one of our favorite events: the Rutgers Spring Game. The event was fun and event had some controversy with supporters of former AD Tim Pernetti rallying.