05 June 2012
- Giancarlo Staton was named the National League Player of the Month fir May, and deservinly so. Stanton in May with 12 home runs and 30 RBI with a .343 batting average, .432 OBP, .769 slugging percentage and 1.201 OPS. It was statistcly the best month long performance by a big player under 23 years old since Joe DiMaggio hit .430 with 15 home runs, and 43 RBI in July of 1937.
- With the 9th overall pick in the 2012 MLB First-Year Draft the Miami Marlins selected Andrew Heaney from Oklahima State. He is a 6-2 174lbs left handed pitcher who throws a fastball, slider and changeup. Heaney was the Big 12 Pitcher of the Year this past year after going 8-2 with a 1.60 ERA. He actually has six compleate games and had 140 strike outs in 118 1/3 innings despite not really being able to light up the radar gun. He was said to be the 2nd best pitcher prospect coming out of college and early predictions say that he could be major league ready by 2014.
- Gaby Sanchez continues to play well in New Orleans. In 16 games he id batting .292 (14 for 48) with two home runs, six RBI, and six runs. He still is striking out a bit more than usual with 11 strike outs and 13 walks. There has been no time table for when he will return to the Marlins.
- Latest All-Star Vote numbers are in. Jose Reyes is in 4th place for NL short stops behind #3 Starlin Castro, #2 Rafael Furcal, and 425,682 votes behind leader Troy Tulowitzki. Also Omar Infante is in 3rd place for NL second basemen behind #2 Brandon Philips and 512,049 votes behind leader Dan Uggla. While it is understandable for Jose Reyes to not be a starter after the start he got off to, but Omar Infante has been the best second basemen in the National League since day one of this season and he should be the a starter at the All-Star game so get out the vote and send your Marlins players to Kanas City.