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SIS Football Rookie Handbook Preview: Jerry Jeudy

Continuing our position-by-position preview of this year’s draft class, we shift our focus to wide receivers. As a scouting staff, we use common terminology to grade every trait that we evaluate. We use a 1-9 scale with a 1 representing a “Reject” grade and a 9 meaning a “Rare” grade for whatever trait we are […]

Erik Neander: From Virginia Tech To Major League General Manager

Charting baseball games for $7 an hour with Baseball Info Solutions. That’s where Erik Neander found himself upon graduating from Virginia Tech in 2005. College might not have been everything Neander hoped it would be. A major shoulder injury in his junior year of high school shut out the possibility of playing baseball collegiately somewhere […]

Conine follows ‘lineage guys’

The 22-year-old outfielder, and son of Jeff, has seen the other Blue Jays players with big league pedigree make it to the Major Leagues and find success — with Bo Bichette, Cavan Biggio and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. at the forefront of that list — and Conine is hoping to take what’s worked for him so […]

How will the Giants catch the ball in 2020? Let’s consult ‘The Fielding Bible’

Reigning AL Gold Glove second baseman Yolmer Sánchez made his first spring start as a shortstop for the Giants the other day. He was playing to the right of second base in an exaggerated shift. The batter hit a popup to the left side. Sánchez sprinted and sprinted and sprinted and then left his feet […]

The Bills are making a low-risk, high-reward bet on Josh Norman

Josh Norman is reuniting with the coach that helped turn him into a star. Weeks after Washington released Norman for cap purposes, the former All-Pro cornerback agreed to a one-year deal with the Bills and Sean McDermott. McDermott spent four seasons coaching Norman as Panthers defensive coordinator, a stretch that included the 2015 season that […]

SIS Rookie Football Handbook Preview: D’Andre Swift

Continuing our position-by-position preview of this year’s draft class, we shift our focus to running backs. As a scouting staff, we use common terminology to grade every trait that we evaluate. We use a 1-9 scale with a 1 representing a “Reject” grade and a 9 meaning a “Rare” grade for whatever trait we are […]

Ross-ter rundown: Kyle Schwarber is primed for a breakout 2020 season

It’s cliché to say, but 2019 was a tale of two seasons for Schwarber. After an average first half, he was one of the best hitters in the National League post-All-Star break. A look at his splits: -Schwarber first half (353 plate appearances): .227/.320/.457 (.777 OPS), 18 home runs, 43 RBIs, 97 wRC+ -Schwarber second […]

One of Top Quarterbacks Interests Packers

Growing up, Jacob Eason liked watching a Green Bay Packers legend. “A guy like Brett Favre, a guy like Peyton Manning, teams I watched play on Sundays, were big inspirations in the way they play the game,” the University of Washington quarterback said last week at the Scouting Combine. “Their toughness, their competitiveness, those are […]

Fantasy Football 2020 NFL Draft Profile: Is Henry Ruggs the next Tyreek Hill, or next Ted Ginn?

Henry Ruggs III is the fastest player in the 2020 draft class. Much has been made over his 40-yard dash time, but one look at what he did on the field at Alabama the past two seasons make it obvious just how uncommon his speed is. It’s that speed that helped Ruggs, a four-star recruit […]

Rays influence? Pirates manager Derek Shelton will experiment with four-man outfield

SARASOTA, Fla. — Get ready: The four-outfielder alignment, a radical shifting trend that has been growing across Major League Baseball, is coming to Pittsburgh. While the former regime was not in favor… Click here to read the rest of the article on tampabay.com.

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