Agenda Summary: Shohei Ohtani news. Miles Mikolas. Ronald Acuna injury. Walker Buehler. Dereck Rodriguez. Recent birthdays.
Guest: Ryan Daly
Shohei Ohtani News:
- Ohtani 2018 Bowman Chrome Superfractor AU is pulled the same day he’s sent to the DL.
- Ohtani injury is bad for the Angels but even worse for the baseball world.1
- Less than 24 hours after the release of 2018 Finest, the Ohtani Superfractor AU is pulled and listed on eBay for $60k.
Ronald Acuna: Recent injury and card sale projections
Nature of injury: Left leg caught after running past first base and hyperextended his knee then fell and hurt his back.2
Walker Buehler: First year pitcher for the Dodgers. Performance against Padres resulted in 8 strikeouts and no walks. He has a productive arsenal with variations of four pitches.3
- His style is being compared to that of Tim Lincecum
- 2018 Bowman Chrome Superfractor AU sold (5/17) for $4k
Dereck Rodriguez: (26), pitcher and son of Ivan Rodriguez (HOFer) gets called up by the San Francisco Giants.4
- Originally an outfielder but converted to pitcher in 2013.
- Earned 1st Win in 1st Career Start
- 5/24 – Bartolo Colon (45)
- 5/26 – Travis Lee (43)
- 5/27 – Frank Thomas, Jeff Bagwell (50)
- 5/28 – Craig Kimbrel (30)
To view the current eBay auctions for Shohei Ohtani baseball cards, click here.
- Angels’ Shohei Ohtani placed on DL with sprained UCL and is to be re-evaluated in 3 weeks. www.espn.com ↩︎
- Braves rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. leaves with knee, lower back pain. www.espn.com ↩︎
- The next Kershaw? Buehler dominates Padres. www.mlb.com ↩︎
- Pudge Rodriguez’s son Dereck Rodriguez being called up. www.lonestarball.com ↩︎