December 2012

2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 9,900 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 17 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

Braves’ Evan Gattis is a star in winter ball

Evan Gattis

Catcher Evan Gattis (36) of the Rome Braves, Class A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, prior to the first game of a doubleheader against the Greenville Drive on August 15, 2011, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. Rome defeated Greenville, 6-3. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

AJC’s David O’Brien reports that #Braves prospect Evan Gattis has been named player of the week in the Venezuela winter league with a .440 average, 5 homers and 12 RBIs.

It’s a little hard getting good information out of the league, but Gattis has hit at least 17 homers for the season.

Sox deal Stolmy Pimentel in the Hanrahan trade

MiLB - Greenville Drive

June 2, 2009: RHP Stolmy Pimentel (37) of the Greenville Drive pitches in a game against the Asheville Tourists at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, S.C. Photo by: Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images

ICYMI, the Red Sox traded former @GreenvilleDrive RHP Stolmy Pimentel to Pittsburgh in the Joel Hanrahan deal.