Sunday, June 15, 2014

Week-end TTM Roundup 6/9-6/14

Happy Fathers day everybody. I didn't get a ton of returns back this week, but I got some nice one regardless :).

Received On: 6/9/2014

What better way to start off this week than with a return from a top prospect that I initially deemed a long shot, JULIO URIAS!
Julio Urias was signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2012, apparently just 5 days after he had turned 16. In 2013 he was already up in low-A ball and struck out 67 strikeouts in 54 innings. He was under a pretty strict pitch count in 2013 but as time goes on he team should start stretching out his innings pitched. At age 17 he's already become one of the top 100 prospects in all of baseball (#51 on Baseball America's Top 100 list). Right now it looks like the Dodgers are in no rush to speed up his development and plan on taking it nice and easy with his growth. After all, by the time Urias is finally ready most of the starters in the Dodgers rotation will be long gone.

Received On: 6/9/2014

My last return was from non other than, Ty Hensley!
Ty Hensley was drafted in the first round of the 2012 MLB Player Draft (30th overall). The righty's arsenal features a mid-90's fastball, mid-70's curveball and low-80's change up. In 2013 Hensley had to undergo hip surgery due to femoroacetabular impingement but he still has the potential to be a front-of-the rotation starter in the big leagues (after all, it wasn't a major arm surgery).

So those were my returns. Thanks again to Urias and Hensley for the sweet ink.
And thank you (the reader) for stopping by and as always, take care :).

2014 TTM Count: 110

*Baseball America Issue Number 1410
*The Lost Collector: Q&A with Marci Hensley, mother of Yankees 2012 first rounder Ty Hensley


  1. Nice Hensley. One of my favorite cards of him. Hope he finds his way to SI soon. Was hoping he'd be there to start the season.

    1. I was hoping that too. But there's still 2+ months of SIY baseball to go so you never know.