Just went through a very draining few days of the MLB Amateur Draft, and the fun is not over yet. We had some guys drop in the round selected because of signability issues, a couple of guys leave us, and we picked up a few new players to advise. It really is crazy how this business works. Nothing will be truly sorted out until the signing deadline, which is August 17. I should have more information about Dynasty’s new clients at that point. I can almost guarantee that a few of our guys will go back to school for at least another year.
But while the draft takes place, the MLB and MiLB continues to roll. Games are played and the results affect the standings. Additionally, teams continue to move players up and down their organizations. And I have some great news to report. Pete Parise will be leaving AA Springfield to join the AAA Memphis Redbirds today. Pete becomes Dynasty’s first client to make a Triple A affiliate, and is only one step away from the Major League St. Louis Cardinals.
Parise had an excellent run with the AA Springfield Cardinals in his first year with the team. Pete leaves the team as the leader in innings pitched amongst relievers (40.2), the leader in ERA (2.88) and WHIP (1.06) amongst all pitchers, and second on the team in holds (8). He has held the opposition to a .221 batting average, and his groundout/flyout ratio is stellar. He developed a dirty sinker in the offseason, and it appears to be working in his favor.
All of us at Dynasty congratulate Pete for making the jump to Triple A! If you do not get selected in the MLB Draft, it does not mean that your career is over. Parise is a perfect example.