The Series MVP

Twenty five year old Geoff Boyd was the MVP for the 2021 post-season. Boyd collectively batted .319 with 15 hits and swiping 7 bases in as many attempts. But of the two series he saved his best for Chicago as the final seven games he collected hits in each contest 3, 1, 2, 1, 2, and 1 for a total of 10 hits. He batted in 5 and scored 6. An avid fisherman in his spare time, he plans to just “chill out” over the coming months.

Riding High

It took just six games to win their first Great Lakes Baseball League Championship, but, then again, it took seven years to finally achieve that goal. Perpetually knocking on the door only to come up just short, the Mounties finally negotiated the last hurdle by leaping over the Chicago Architects with their 5-4 win at Lakeside Park.

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Where will the Next GLBL Hitting Stars Come From?

In a league that is starving for more offense, which young players might step up to add more pop to their teams? Here is a partial list:

Phil Joyner

At 22 years of age, Phil Joyner has already logged 74 games in the outfield, mostly in center field and left field. However, it is his fielding that stands out more than his bat. With a +3.2 Zone Rating, he covers ground in center for the Comets, but his bat challenges the fact that he is the #1 prospect as rated by OSA: .198/.247/.304 are stats that belong to a one Mario Mendoza and not the likes of a second coming of Tony Gwynn. Phil’s AAA stats only reached a .652 OPS which begs the question: does he belong at the top level?  Time will tell as his starting duties have been decreased of late.

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