Dynasty Athlete Representation

8/8/09 News & Notes

Some of our boys playing at low levels had big games on the mound last night.  Here is a quick recap:

  • Lee Roberts got his very first taste pitching at a higher level than the Arizona League last night, and did not disappoint.  He went 2.2 innings in relief for the Burlington Royals, struck out one, and gave up no runs.  He picked up the win.  Make sure to follow Lee on Twitter.
  • The Gary Amato story keeps getting better.  The Washington Nationals front office does not understand how the Pirates let this gem go earlier in the year, but they are happy to have him in the organization.  Last night, Gary went 3.2 innings in relief and picked up the win for the Vermont Lake Monsters.  He gave up 1 hit, 3 walks, and 8 strikeouts.  If you get 8 strikeouts in 3.2 innings of relief, you earn yourself special green text on the site.  Way to go, Amato!  His ERA on the year is now a ridiculous 1.08 through 25 innings pitched.  Opponents are only batting .181 when he is throwing.  In his last 18.1 innings, Amato has not given up a single earned run, and has 22 strikeouts.  I’ll throw you the green for that, too.
  • Our newest client, Jack Adams probably misses Lee Roberts now that Lee has moved on to Burlington, but perhaps Jack is not far away from a call up, himself.  Last night, for the AZL Royals, he came in for an inning of relief and helped secure the win by giving up no runs, hits, or walks.

Pete Parise has had a couple of days off with the Memphis Redbirds losing the last 2 games…I have a feeling he will be getting a call to the mound tonight.  He is very close..

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.