Jump to content
RZNJ

Shayne Fontana

Recommended Posts

When you are a post 20th round pick, start at GCL, get promoted to Aberdeen, then get promoted to Delmarva and then find yourself batting in the #3 spot in the lineup after a week, you've earned your own thread.  Welk, deservedly getting attention as an interesting late round pick.  This guy deserves some too.

  • Upvote 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cool name, too.    I wouldn’t say he really forced that promotion to Delmarva, but he got it, so good for him.    

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, Frobby said:

Cool name, too.    I wouldn’t say he really forced that promotion to Delmarva, but he got it, so good for him.    

Right, but it seems like the O's like what they see.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, RZNJ said:

Right, but it seems like the O's like what they see.

Or there was a need and he's a 22-year old mature player who may be able to handle the SALLY League. I don't think his promotion to Delmarva says anything about his prospect status.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
59 minutes ago, Tony-OH said:

Or there was a need and he's a 22-year old mature player who may be able to handle the SALLY League. I don't think his promotion to Delmarva says anything about his prospect status.

I'll just reiterate that he looks interesting as a late round pick.  It looks like he's got pretty good plate discipline, some speed and some pop.  He just turned 22.  If he's not a prospect at all I'll gladly wait for the OH scouting report.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, Frobby said:

Cool name, too.    I wouldn’t say he really forced that promotion to Delmarva, but he got it, so good for him.    

Agreed.

For me, the name evokes the frontman for an early British Invasion band, Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Actually the Shorebirds put three players on the field who remind me of music industry veterans.  

Toby Welk - Lawrence Welk

Shayne Fontana - Shane Fontayne (guitarist with Bruce Springsteen’s “other” band in early 90’s)

Johnny Rizer- anyone remember old DC101 dj Buddy Rizer? (He’s now head of economic development in Loudoun County VA)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
32 minutes ago, JimGinSP said:

Shayne Fontana - Shane Fontayne (guitarist with Bruce Springsteen’s “other” band in early 90’s)

Also a member of Lone Justice and Marc Cohn's band.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


Orioles Information


Orioles News and Information

Daily Organizational Boxscores

News

Tony's Takes

Orioles Roster Resource

Orioles Prospect Information

2018 End of Season Top 30 Prospects List

Prospect Scouting Reports

Statistics

2019 Orioles Stats

2019 Orioles Minor League Stats

Baseball Savant Stats







  • Posts

    • Not saying it isn't, but AAA will be the first year we assume he will be using the MLB ball if AAA in 2020 will still be using the same balls. I'm glad Wells continues to beat expectations at every level but being a soft tosser still concerns me and probably always will. Wonder how many innings they give him with the big league club next year in spring training before they option him out to minor league camp?
    • I don't think Preston is giving enough of an adjustment because of weather conditions.  MVP candidate Russell Wilson played worse, against a statistically worse pass defense.
    • I agree. But it's been interesting to me to meet Y fans who found him so annoying that they're glad to be rid of him. They usually cite the fact that he made so many pitching changes and slowed the game down so much it became boring to them.
    • Something similar happened to me and another O's fan visiting from Vegas at the first 2012 playoff game at Yankee Stadium (the one in which Flaherty and Manny hit homers, Adam misplayed Jeter's fly into a RBI-triple, and Ibanez hit the game-tying and -winning homers in the 9th and 12th innings off of Jim Johnson and Matusz after Miguel Gonzalez had pitched his typically Yankee-killer gem). Beer wasn't thrown on us (we were in the bleachers and those fans wd never waste their Bud Light mead)--just the empty blue plastic bottles. We needed a two-officer escort from the water fountain all the way down the ramps. They also mocked my race. The other fan was a young white man and had flown in to bet on the game, and lost. There was a nice Canadian woman behind us who said she was rooting for the Y's, but hated Yankee fans.... I have some some cool photos. Nonetheless, I loved that season and series.
    • This is what he had to say: Lamar Jackson struggled passing most of the game and it appears that the league has figured out how to take away some of his easy throws. He threw behind and low to a lot of receivers. As usual, he remains the team’s top offensive weapon with his legs. Jackson isn’t a complete quarterback yet, but he can make big plays from anywhere on the field. Grade: C+ ————————————————————————- Honestly he’s pretty accurate. 
    • https://www.profootballrumors.com/2019/10/ravens-pernell-mcphee-suffers-triceps-tear   I think they have to make a move now. 
  • Popular Contributors

×
×
  • Create New...