My wife and I decided to watch this HBO miniseries after it won several Emmys, including Kate Winslet for best actress in a limited series (7 episodes each about an hour). It’s fantastic. It’s about a police detective (the title character Mare) in a small, run down Pennsylvania town, where everyone knows everyone and half the people are related. Mare has a lot of baggage of her own, slowly revealed as she tries to solve a murder that happens in the town. Winslet is fantastic in the role, and the whole cast is great. There are plot twists right to the end. Highly recommend it.
Thank you for the compliments. So there are 3 DSL guys in Florida now.
17 year old Samuel Basallo received $1.3 million. The biggest bonus of the Elias Era. He was expected to sign with the Yankees. He was very good batting .239/.338/.410 for a .748 OPS. 5 homers, 8 doubles. Now in Instructional League. Led Orioles 1 in homers and RBIs
17 year oldShortstop Maikol Hernandez received $1.2 million. He hit .231/.340/.308 for a .647 OPS. No homers, only 4 for 7 in steals. He is in the Instructional League so they still believe in him.
17 year old 3rd baseman Anderson De Los Santos received $350,00. He hit a robust..324/.409/.495 for a .905 OPS. He also filled in at short, but made to many errors. A little error prone at 3rd, but he's a converted shortstop. Only 18 strikeouts in 127 at bats, 15 walks. 6 doubles, 2 triples, 3 homers, 3 for 4 steals. Tremendous 1st year, now in the Instructructional League.
17 year old speedy centerfielder Junior Lara received $160,00. Batted .344/.434/.500 in only 77 at bats. So he missed half the season with an injury.
17 year old Rightfielder Wilmer Feliciano received $400,000. He struggled with strikeouts and groudouts. Hit .202/.312/.353 for a .665 OPS. Hit 4 doubles, 1 triple, 4 homers. Also 3 for 3 in steals. 119 at bats, 45 strikeouts, 70% groundouts to 30% flyouts. Terrible ratios for a big-time power hitter. I would think his swing can be corrected.
I was disappointed in Orioles 1. 13 and 39 overall. With all those bonus babies, still a young team.
Orioles 2 was a competitive team with modest bonus players. 25 wins 30 losses.
Their most intriguing player was 18 year old Shortstop Frederick Benscome. He was a late Class of 2019 signee. 6 feet 160lbs left handed power from a shortstop. 142 at bats, 6 doubles,4 triples, 2 homers, 11 walks, only 18 strikeouts. 10 steals in 13 attempts. 60% flyouts to 40 % ground outs. I would have thought he should be in Instructional League teaching others how to make contact and put the ball in the air !!!!