Hello Major League Baseball

The MLB is underway and in full swing. (No pun intended). All the players, coaches and fans are hoping for the best from their team. A 162 game season has begun. I have made a list of some fun facts about the 2012 season.

Newest Team: Miami Marlins                                                   

Big Names On New Teams  

                                                                   Player                     New Team                           Old Team     

                                                            Albert Pujols         Los Angeles Angels                   St. Louis Cardinals

                                                             Prince Fielder        Detroit Tigers                            Milwaukee Brewers

                                                             C.J. Wilson            Los Angeles Angels                  Texas Rangers

                                                             Jose Reyes            Miami Marlins                             New York Mets

                                                             Mark Buehrle        Miami Marlins                            Chicago White Sox

                                                            Yoenis Cespedes    Oakland Athletics                   Cuban League

                                                             Heath Bell               Miami Marlins                         San Diego Padres

                                                             Jon Papelbon       Philadelphia Phillies                 Boston Red Sox

2012 Pre-season Stats–        

                             Grapefruit League = GL                                                                    Cactus League = CL

Grapfruit League Winner- Toronto Blue Jays (24-7)               Cactus League Winner- Oakland Athletics (15-7)       

Grapefruit League Loser- Pittsburgh Pirates (9-20)                 Cactus League Loser- Cleveland Indians (7-22)

Batting Average– Andy Dirks, Detroit Tigers (.429)                    Munenori Kawasaki, Seattle Mariners (.455)

Home Runs– Freddie Freeman ATL. Matt Hague PIT. (7)         Albert Pujols, Los Angeles Angels (7)

RBI– Delmon Young, Detroit Tigers (21)                                          Eric Hosmer, Kansas City Royals (29)

At Bats– Hunter Pence, Philadelphia Phillies (85)                        Eric Hosmer, Kansas City Royals (83)

Hits– Martin Prado, Atlanta Braves (26)                                           Eric Hosmer, Kansas City Royals (33)

Stolen Bases– Brett Gardner NYY. Pedro Ciriaco BOS. (8)         Gregor Blanco, San Francisco Giants (13)

 

Highest Payroll Team– New York Yankees ($197,962,289)

Lowest Payroll Team– San Diego Padres ($55,244,700)

Highest Paid Player in 2012– Alex Rodriguez ($29,000,000)

Highest Paid Pitcher in 2012– Johan Santana ($24,000,000)

My Top Prospect On Each Team

Arizona– Trevor Bauer RHP                  Atlanta– Julio Teheran RHP                 Baltimore– Manny Machado SS

Boston– Will Middlebrooks 3B             Chicago C.– Anthony Rizzo 1B             Chicago W.– Addison Reed RHP

Cinncinnati– Devin Mesoraco C         Cleveland– Francisco Lindor SS        Colorado– Drew Pomeranz LHP

Detroit– Nick Castellanos 3B                  Houston– Jonathan Singleton 1B      Kansas City– Wil Myers OF

Los Angeles A.– Mike Trout OF            Los Angeles D.– Zach Lee RHP          Miami– Christian Yelich OF

Milwaukee– Jed Bradley LHP                Minnesota– Eddie Rosario 2B            New York M.- Zack Wheeler RHP

New York Y.– Manny Banuelos LHP    Oakland– Jarrod Parker RHP             Philadelphia-Trevor May RHP

PittsburghGerrit Cole RHP                   San Diego – Yonder Alonso  1B          San Francisco-Gary Brown OF

Seattle- Jesus Montero C                           St. Louis- Shelby Miller RHP              Tampa Bay- Matt Moore LHP

Texas- Jurickson Profar SS                       Toronto- Travis d’Arnaud C               Washington– Bryce Harper OF

                   

                      Matt Moore                                                                               Bryce Harper

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