Who will go No. 1? All we know for sure is that it won’t be Lonzo Ball, and that whoever it is, he’ll have big shoes to fill. The last time the Twins had the No. 1 pick (2001), they chose Joe Mauer.
This is a down year for talent overall, say the scouts. But if you’re lucky enough to have a pick early in the first round, you could get a future superstar. The guy I would pick is Hunter Greene, a righthanded pitcher from Notre Dame High in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, who throws a 102-MPH fastball. He’s committed to UCLA, and could become the first prep righthander ever chosen No. 1 overall.
Then there’s Louisville pitcher Brendan McKay and Vanderbilt pitcher Kyle Wright.
Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft: First round (75 picks), tonight, 7 p.m. (ET), MLB Network. Complete draft order here.
Gotta love the angler fish
The best mascot in sports is the Chiba Lotte Marines' angler fish who spits out its own skeleton
— SB Nation (@SBNation) June 12, 2017
— CBS Sports MLB (@CBSSportsMLB) June 12, 2017
Yeah, I’ve had dreams like this.
— のもとけ (@dnomotoke) June 7, 2017
What’s up, dock?
Fun fact: Ellis also played basketball in high school (Gardena High, CA) and once had 21 assists in a game. He also developed a drug habit in high school, and later in his life claimed that he never pitched a game without the use of drugs. he mot infamous example:
On this date in 1970, the Pirates' Dock Ellis tossed a no-hitter while high on LSD. Related: The documentary "No No" is a must-see. pic.twitter.com/YNuwRYDNuR
— Sporting News MLB (@SN_Baseball) June 12, 2017
Sportswriters who covered that game say they don’t believe it, however.
Today, this is how the Pirates get high
This is a damn sports photo right here. (Charles LeClaire, USATSI) pic.twitter.com/MYr4Kk8R0F
— Dayn Perry (@daynperry) June 12, 2017
tweet of the weekend
Some dude just called me a pussy for putting on sunscreen. Imagine thinking you're tougher than the sun? The fucking sun?
— "Riggs" (@RiggsBarstool) June 10, 2017
Wizard cat defensive play of the day
HOSE PIECE pic.twitter.com/T5NOgkLdjl
— Baseball Lifestyle™ (@BsbLifestyle__) June 12, 2017
Wizard Cat gives this play: 4 wands.