Sunday, August 14, 2016

Weekend TTM Roundup: 08/08-08/13


Received On: 08/11/2016

My first return this week came from former Yankees right handed pitcher, Scott Kamieniecki.
Scott Kamieniecki was originally drafted by the New York Yankees in the 14th round of the 1986 MLB Player Draft. Kamieniecki made his MLB debut a few later in mid-1991. After his Yankees tenure, Kamieniecki had short stints with other teams like the Orioles, Indians and Braves.

BTW, shout out to The Lost Collector for the assist by sending me this Kamieniecki.

Received On: 08/12/2016

My next return was a doozie from Andruw Jones.
Andruw Jones hails from Curacao and signed with the Atlanta Braves as a 16 year old amateur free agent in 1993. Many of you probably Jones as a really good member of the Braves in the late 90's and early 00's. Earning all star nods, gold gloves and everything. Maybe some of you also remember Jones the Dodger, Ranger, White Sock and Yankee. There was also one more team he was a part of, the Rakuten Eagles in Japan (which also had Masahiro Tanaka). In 2013 Jones signed with the Eagles and he was a big factor of that Eagles team that won it's first ever Japan Series in franchise history. Jones resigned for the 2014 season and retired in 2015.

Received On: 08/12/2016

My last return this return came back from Tyler Jay.
Tyler Jay was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the first round of the 2015 MLB Player Draft. Seen as the most MLB ready prospect upon draft day, Jay has zoomed up the system, sort of. Upon being drafted Jay was immediately pushed up to high-A and this year he's made it to double-A. However Jay has also been on the DL since August first so his fast rise up the Twins system may be delayed. No one really knew whether the Twins would use Jay as a starter or reliever but this year he's been both. Jay's time in high-A was spent as a starter but in double-A Jay's had more outings as a reliever than a starter. Armed with a fastball, slider, curveball and change up, Jay's future is like to be a starter until the Twins deem he can't start anymore. Jay ending up as a dominant reliever wouldn't be the worst thing in the world after all.

And those were my returns this week. Big thanks to Mr. Kamieniecki, Jones and Jay for the awesome autographs.

And as always thank you (the readers) for stopping by.

Take care :).

2016 TTM Count: 210

Sources:
*http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/k/kamiesc01.shtml
*http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/j/jonesan01.shtml
*http://www.milb.com/player/index.jsp?player_id=664079#/career/R/pitching/2016/ALL
*http://m.mlb.com/prospects/2016?list=min

6 comments:

  1. Kam and Jones have great signatures. Not sure what Jay has going on!

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    1. I still appreciate any return though :).

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  2. Agree that Kamieniecki and Jones have sweet sigs. Jones has been signing for Topps recently as well. Congrats on the nice pick ups.

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    1. Thanks arpsmith. Good to see you're back :).

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  3. If Jones would have aged a little better he would have been a surefire hall of famer. He just fell off a cliff after he left Atlanta. Super cool that he stills signs.

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    1. Definitely, he had one heck of a career though.

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