Strieby named to BA’s non-top 10 All-Star team

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Ryan Strieby; Photo via Flickr by mwlguide

Every year Baseball America assembles an American and National league prospect All-Star team of players that just missed being included in their organization’s top 10 prospects list. This year BA selected University of Kentucky alum and former Southeastern Conference player of the year Ryan Strieby as the AL team’s first baseman. BA originally ranked Strieby in the Detroit Tiger’s top 10 list, but he was pushed out when the team acquired two top prospects in the Curtis Granderson trade. The slugger batted .303 with 19 home runs and 58 RBI in 86 games for AA Erie in 2009 before his season was cut short with a wrist injury. In 382 professional games, Strieby has 68 home runs.

“He’s blocked by Miguel Cabera at first base but his pop could win him a job at DH,” BA Executive Editor Jim Callis writes. (Read more)

Saturday Links: Rauch, Byrd one game from elimination

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Paul Byrd

Paul Byrd

Two playoff teams featuring Kentucky natives are on the brink of elimination. Check out those stories and more in today’s hot links:

  • Morehead alum Jon Rauch pitched a scoreless inning the Twins’ heart-breaking extra inning loss to the Yankees.
  • The Angels took a 2-0 lead on Boston in the other ALDS, Louisville-native Paul Byrd still hasn’t appeared in the series for the Red Sox.
  • John Henderson of The Denver Post reports that postseason isn’t life or death for Fort Campbell-native Aaron Cook.
  • According to MLB.com, UK alum Joe Blanton doesn’t care if he gets a start in the NLDS as long as the Phillies win.
  • EKU Baseball took part in a clinic for Richmond Little Leaguers.
  • Baseball America’s John Manuel weighed in on UK alum and former SEC player of the year Ryan Strieby in BA’s Eastern League prospects chat: “Strieby definitely had his supporters and came closest. Boesch has plus power too, both are power guys, but Strieby has better feel for hitting and uses the whole field more.”

Wednesday Links: Louisville’s Magic Number=5

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Lew Ford

Louisville moved closer to the playoffs as Bowling Green moved further away Tuesday.  Check out those stories and more in today’s hot links:

Kentucky Minor League Weekend Action

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Ryan Strieby

Former Southeastern Conference Player of the Year Ryan Strieby was just one of several alums of Kentucky schools with impressive performances around the minor leagues over the weekend.  Check out his performance and more in these minor league box scores.