Upper valley nighthawks play right up the road from me. Guess i’ll get to bring the cougar flag to some games to root on Padgett.
Maybe a trip to cape cod to root on the other guys.
Summer leagues are a lot of fun.
Team composition is based on a number of factors: some is just guys wanting to play close to home, some coaches calling and reserving spots for guys due to previous relationships, and some are teams recruiting guys. Cape Cod league is the most famous so it usually tries to get some of the top players, but there are a lot of top notch leagues.
Most players are college and JUCO players, but there are the occasional older high schooler who just graduated or a former young pro player that isn’t attached to a team and more than likely is recovering from a serious injury.
Hitters are there to keep working and pitchers are usually there if they didn’t get a ton of work during the season. Guys like Ullom who threw a lot of innings won’t usually play summer leagues to rest their arms.
1st Week of Summer League for some Coogs; I’ve listed everyone I could find and who has played in a game so far. Davis, Henry, and Hurdsman are attached to rosters, but have not played a game yet (and probably won’t). I’ve also included Eric Wagaman as he is committed to Houston, but he was drafted in the 13th round by the Yankees and I believe he’ll sign with them. I’m also including Scheiner and Coldiron even though they were drafted; if they sign, I’ll stop following them. Scheiner hasn’t played since the draft.
Couple of guys made their debuts this week: Carter Henry with Bourne of the Cape Cod League and Connor Hollis with Kalamazoo of the Northwoods League.
Bielamowicz continues to pace the hitters, but really everyone except for Coldiron and Fuentes had good weeks. Probably a good sign that Coldiron will be back with the team next year since he’s still in summer league. As far as Fuentes, he didn’t play this week so I’m not sure if he has an injury or something else. He’s still on the Healdsburg roster as of now.
Pitching was OK. Henry pitched a good inning in relief for his debut. Bond had a decent outing, but continues to give up hits. Edwards came back to earth a bit this week. Coldiron and Bielamowicz both got to pitch; neither recorded an out.