Dynasty Athlete Representation

7/7/09 News & Notes

Sometimes I joke around with our agents and refer to Dynasty as “Pitcher U”.  Most of our baseball clients happen to be pitchers.  The good thing is that they are super at their trade.  Last night, three of our pitchers took the mound and had influential appearances for their respective teams.

Become a fan of Nick Czyz on Facebook.  The left-handed pitcher has been blazing hot to start the season.  Nick Patterson has a solid write up of Czyz in the Everett Herald:

[Last night, Czyz pitched] seven strong innings as Everett (11-6) rattled off its fifth straight victory. The left-hander was at his masterful best, establishing the inside half of the plate early in at-bats and then using his changeup away as his out pitch. He gave up just one run on three hits and two walks, striking out seven in what was the longest outing by an Everett starter this season. At one point he set down 12 straight Bears.

And Czyz pulled it off against a Yakima team that slugged five homers and scored 14 runs one day earlier.

Remember the Gary Amato story?  The Nationals seem to have made a solid decision on picking up Amato after he was cut by the Pirates.  The former Penn State pitcher has an ERA of 2.79 through 4 games with the Vermont Lake Monsters.  Last night, Amato pitched 3 innings, gave up no runs on 2 hits, and struck out 2 batters.

Lee Roberts may just be an undrafted rook on the AZL Royals, but he is pitching like a top prospect draftee.  In 4 games of work and 8 innings pitched, Roberts has a 1.18 ERA along with 8 strikeouts.  Last night, he pitched 1.2 innings and picked up his first win of the season.  The AZL Royals won 10-7 even though the team committed 6 errors.

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.