175 LBS This thought process is quite a departure from previous strategies implemented by the Marlins regarding the draft under different ownership groups. R/R, 6'4" 3 hitter Austin Henry went 2-for-5 with two RBIs.Virginia freshman starter Mike Vasil took the loss in his first career start, allowing five earned runs over 3 2/3 innings. “I was kind of frustrated, honestly, because we put so much work in in the offseason in getting ready for this in making sure you’re prepared,” he said. Here’s where the @VandyBoys product ranks among #MLB‘s Top 100 prospects: https://t.co/66C0q4yFSB pic.twitter.com/Pe5fMkZOnw, — MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) February 24, 2020. 19 TCU on Sunday afternoon. Until that fight is won, Bleday will continue to do what he’s been doing in an effort to be at full-speed once all systems are go. It’s fair to say Vaughn presently has the potential of becoming a top half of the order major league hitter sooner rather than later. "Just an old soul, that's what he is; just an older kid, one of the most low-maintenance guys I've ever coached in my life. He never worries about how dominant the opposing pitcher may be. 200 LBS The Marlins find themselves in an advantageous position to draft high quality ball players who will fit nicely into an already improved farm system. us. Now amidst his junior season at Vanderbilt, right fielder JJ Bleday has always had a firm grasp of the mental side. “And you’re confident enough to go out and have a good season and then this delays this. Bleday officially signed with Miami in July and from there departed for Jupiter, Florida, where he played 38 games for the Jupiter Hammerheads and hit .257 with three home runs and 19 RBIs. Vanderbilt's JJ Bleday named Southeastern Conference player of the year, Tim Corbin selected coach of the year Now with Big Ten teams Mahomes headlines list … 185 LBS They'll look to leave Arizona with a winning record when they take on Vanderbilt on Sunday.The top of TCU's order led its offensive attack, as leadoff hitter Porter Brown and No. R/R, 6'4" Along the way he developed stronger relationships with the growing number of former Commodores in MLB, he said, including Dansby Swanson, Curt Casali, Tony Kemp and Mike Yastrzemski. Born: The 6-foot-3, 205-pound native of Pennsylvania then went through a typical offseason of training, rest and instruction before reporting back for duty in February. “I wake up, have a good breakfast, do a little yoga routine and then do some light baseball work, like a toned-down spring training,” he said about living without team baseball. During this weekend's inaugural MLB4 college baseball tournament, the Vanderbilt standout is showing why that's a strong possibility.Bleday, MLB Pipeline's No. He also helped lead Vandy to its second national title when the Commodores took 2 of 3 games from Michigan in Omaha, Nebraska, in June. 2 hitter Josh Watson each collected four hits. "It felt good," Bleday said. Vanderbilt (45-10, 23-7 SEC) is the top seed in the SEC Tournament that starts Tuesday in Hoover, Alabama. Austin Martin is 5-for-6 with a double, triple, one RBI and eight runs scored through two games. L/R, 6'2" 1 in the D1Baseball Top 25 rankings, has opened the 2019 season with a pair of impressive victories, avenging their 2015 College World Series loss against Virginia and beating No. 210 LBS Bleday grew up in Titusville, Pennsylvania, and attended Titusville Area High School as a freshman and sophomore before transferring to A. Crawford Mosley High School in Lynn Haven, Florida for his junior and senior years. R/R, 6'0'' “Then again, another mindset, too, is, ‘Alright this is a big situation, a global situation and right now we all just got to get healthy.’ Another side of me was just, ‘We’re all in it together, we just got to get this over with and then just get back ASAP.’ ”. After hitting four home runs for Vanderbilt last year, he then belted five homers in the wooden-bat Cape Cod League last summer.The Commodores outfielder got all of his second-inning homer on Saturday. 185 LBS We present them here for purely educational purposes. And when that was all over? 205 LBS All rights reserved. During this weekend's inaugural MLB4 college baseball tournament, the Vanderbilt standout is showing why that's a strong possibility.Bleday, MLB Pipeline's No. “Keep visualizing success, keep visualizing what I want to do on a daily basis which is get better and try to maintain what I’ve been doing and enjoy time with family. The outfielder was expected to begin 2020 in Class-A Advanced Jupiter or maybe even Double-A Jacksonville. November 10, 1997 210 LBS “Then I came back down here to Panama City Beach and kind of just bunkered down here for a couple weeks and gave my body a little break and enjoyed all the success and kind of reflected what we had accomplished,” he said. Win Expectancy, Run Expectancy, and Leverage Index calculations provided by Tom Tango of InsideTheBook.com, and co-author of The Book: Playing the Percentages in Baseball. While Vaughn might not check off the Marlins’ boxes in terms of athleticism and defense, his vast offensive skills and experience are undeniable. 4 overall pick in the 2019 MLB Draft began the 2020 preseason with the Miami Marlins’ big-league roster, starting the first game of camp in right field. McDonnell was a Co-Director, Program Development and Special Initiatives for New York University’s Sports and Society Program. 24 2019 Draft prospect, demonstrated his 55-grade hitting tools with five hits over the Commodores' first two games, while also flashing his 50-grade power with his first home run of the season in Vanderbilt's 14-9 win over Cal State Fullerton on Saturday at Salt River Fields.After going 3-for-6 with an RBI in Friday night's win over Virginia, Bleday went 2-for-6 with two RBIs in Saturday's victory. pic.twitter.com/2sHHXbPJ6I, — Jupiter Hammerheads (@GoHammerheads) January 17, 2020. in Danville, PA Total Zone Rating and initial framework for Wins above Replacement calculations provided by Sean Smith. L/L, 6'3'' Vanderbilt's JJ Bleday runs to first base during an NCAA college baseball game against Missouri,... [+] Saturday, May 11, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne) ASSOCIATED PRESS Become a Stathead & surf this site ad-free. First career #SpringTraining RBI for #Marlins 2019 1st-round #MLBDraft pick JJ Bleday! Vasil was MLB Pipeline's No. R/R, 6'0'' L/R, 6'6" 4 overall pick in the 2019 MLB Draft began the 2020 preseason with the Miami Marlins’ big-league roster, starting the first game of camp in right field. Draft: Drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 39th round of the 2016 MLB June Amateur Draft from A. Crawford Mosley HS (Lynn Haven, FL) and the Miami Marlins in the 1st round (4th) of the 2019 MLB June Amateur Draft from Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN). 205 LBS 5'11" 255 LBS Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. In 2019, Bleday's junior year, he was named the Southeastern Conference Baseball Player of the Year. While there have been brief glimpses of optimism, exasperated fans are in desperate need of solace. L/R, 6'3" Power hitter could be first college outfielder drafted in 2019, Vandy's Bleday standing out in MLB4 tourney, MLB Pipeline's No. Copyright © 2000-2020 Sports Reference LLC. 190 LBS After getting shut out in the first game of the MLB4 tournament on Friday, TCU's offense broke out on Saturday night.The Horned Frogs pounded out 14 hits in a 9-4 win over Virginia for their first win of the season. Well he did what any college student-athlete whose career has just ended would do – he had his mom come to campus to help him move out of his dorm room. L/R, 6'4" He homered off Cal State Fullerton starter Timothy Josten on the first pitch of the bottom of the second inning. R/R, 6'0" High school prospects such as shortstop CJ Abrams and outfielder Riley Greene are also on the White Sox’s short list of coveted ball players. 195 LBS The SEC announced its individual conference awards Monday. Many thanks to him. R/R, 6'0'' It is believed that Bleday’s defensive skills are best suited for left or right field. Vanderbilt’s JJ Bleday (p) put on a show for some front office brass and Georgia’s Cam Shepherd had a day to remember at the SEC tournament. And even though he had just been sent back to the minor league faction of the organization on that fateful day in March when everything changed, his confidence was high and his anticipation for a full season of professional baseball was palpable. It seems as if good fortune is on the Marlins’ side as they embark upon a three-day journey that could positively alter the direction of the franchise. 210 LBS Besides writing for Forbes Sports Money, McDonnell has also written for other baseball-related periodicals such as Maple Street Press’ Yankees Annual, Yankees Yearly, and Bleacher Report. There is something alluring about a left-handed hitter who possesses an innate ability to effectively use all parts of the ball field while making it look effortless. He’s not one to feel pressure in any particular situation. Bleday, 22, had hit .231 in 13 at-bats for Miami this spring before being sent down to the minor leagues. 4 overall pick in the 2019 MLB Draft began the 2020 preseason with the Miami Marlins’ big-league roster, starting the first game of camp in right field. JJ Bleday. 210 LBS They were continuing to help him prepare for life in the big leagues and they were all – like Bleday – keeping one eye on the Commodores who were 18 games into the 2020 season. “My mindset these next few weeks is just staying healthy, making sure I follow precautions here just to stay safe. "The Commodores scored 15 runs on 17 hits on Friday, then 14 runs on 14 hits on Saturday. "TCU notches first win in nightcap Ethan Paul has five total hits and homered on Friday. So when Major League Baseball shut down due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, Bleday’s disappointment was understandable. Instead, he’s back home in Panama City Beach, Florida, with his family. You may opt-out by. Or write about sports? He has been quoted in several periodicals such as the Associated Press; The Wall Street Journal; The New York Times; USA Today; New York Daily News; Newsday; and Crain’s New York Business. R/R, Vanderbilt University Athletics - Official Athletics Website, Strength and Conditioning Coach (Baseball), Internal Operations Coordinator • Assistant to the Head Coach, prospective student-athlete questionnaire, NCAA Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete, Mr. C and Spirit Squad Appearance Requests. JJ Bleday could be the first college outfielder selected in the 2019 MLB Draft in June. 25 Cal State Fullerton. An upper echelon college hitter who is beginning to develop his power at the plate, Bleday has consistently demonstrated strike zone discipline.