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About kelliekarbach

Kellie is a creative based in Southwest Florida who tends to add a heaping tablespoon of Tolkien to her everyday insights. Her blog, Venturing East, consists of food, adventures, narratives, and attempts to offer insight on the everyday ordinary by molding it into something a touch more extraordinary.

Six former Stone Crabs named Baseball America Top 10 Prospects

Baseball America released their 2014 Top Prospects for the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday, and six former Stone Crabs were named on the list: Hak-Ju Lee, SS (2011) – ranked #2 Enny Romero, LHP (2012) – ranked #4 Alex Colome, … Continue reading

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Caribbean Series stat updates

Here’s a stat check on former Stone Crabs participating in various Caribbean Winter Leagues. Dominican League Adam Liberatore (2011 alum): 0-0, 10.12 ERA in 6 games (2.2 IP) with the Estrellas de Oriente. 1 walk, 1 strikeout, .417 BA against. Bruedlin … Continue reading

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Three former Stone Crabs protected from Rule 5 draft

A trio of former Stone Crabs players were added to the Tampa Bay Rays 40-man roster on Tuesday in light of Wednesday’s deadline: teams with players exposed to the December draft had until midnight to protect qualifying players. Kirby Yates … Continue reading

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Final Stone Crabs stats in the AFL

Here’s a brief statistical rundown on the former Stone Crabs players who participated in the Arizona Fall League this year: Richie Shaffer (2013): .277 BA in 16 games (47 at-bats); 4 doubles, 6 RBI, 17 walks, 17 strikeouts, and 2 … Continue reading

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11/14 Arizona Fall League roundup: Salt River season ends

Despite a 3-2 victory over the Glendale Desert Dogs on Thursday evening, Salt River was unable to snag the division title from the Mesa Solar Sox, who also won and thereby eliminated the Rafters. Salt River closed out the season … Continue reading

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11/13 Arizona Fall League roundup

Salt River rode to victory against the Scottsdale Scorpions on Wednesday, completing the contest with an 8-5 advantage. One game of regular season play remains. The Rafters eye the Saturday Championship Game, but continue to trail the Mesa Solar Sox … Continue reading

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11/11 Arizona Fall League roundup

Salt River pummeled the Glendale Desert Dogs to open the final week of Arizona Fall League play. Richie Shaffer scored one of the Rafters’ eight total runs, and the pitching staff held the Desert Dogs to a mere run to … Continue reading

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11/9 Arizona Fall League roundup: Garvin improves to 3-2

Grayson Garvin toed the rubber on Saturday night and put up an efficient five-inning performance in Salt River’s 7-2 victory over Peoria. Garvin, the sole Stone Crabs representative to appear in the game, allowed two earned runs off seven hits, … Continue reading

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11/8 Arizona Fall League roundup

Salt River grabbed another win on Friday afternoon against Peoria, besting the Javelinas 3-1. The Rafters remain a half game back of the Mesa Solar Sox, however, as the latter also won its game. Salt River rounds out the week … Continue reading

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11/7 Arizona Fall League roundup: Shaffer contributes in win

Richie Shaffer (2013) gave one of his best offensive performances in the Arizona Fall League thus far on Thursday evening. Shaffer went 2-for-3 with an RBI in the form of a sacrifice fly, and also nabbed his second stolen base. … Continue reading

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