Shorewood baseball star doing well with Tampa Bay

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Blake Snell 2011
Photo by Wayne Pridemore

Shorewood baseball standout Blake Snell was drafted right out of high school by the Tampa Bay Rays, where he is doing very well.

According to a column on Snell, written by sports columnist Robbie Knopf

When the Tampa Bay Rays are uncharacteristically aggressive with a prospect, you know that they believe he’s something special. They aren’t always right–that’s the reality in this business–but given the Rays’ strong track record for developing pitchers, we have to trust them regarding something like this. Blake Snell‘s season began with 46 scoreless innings, and after just a short cool-off period, he has gone back to dominating in the last month. And now, he has done something we have seen exceedingly rarely in the Rays’ system in the last eight seasons, going from High-A to Triple-A in one year.

Read the entire article here.


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