MLB draft 2017: Hunter Greene selected No. 2 overall by Cincinnati Reds

With the No. 2 pick in the 2017 MLB Draft, the Cincinnati Reds selected prep right-hander Hunter Greene out of Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, Calif.

Greene was a two-way star in high school, and back in February didn’t sound like someone quite willing yet to choose one specific role.

Anyway, they’re finally back underway in Gainesville in a College World Series berth decider, and the Gators wasted no time in adding to their 1-0 lead from before the break. JJ Schwartz, in fact, is here to catch pitches, call plays, and mash massive dingers. Here’s his big boy jam in the bottom of the third:

That ball traveled the same exact line as his mash from earlier in the day, which nearly punched a hole in the Gators’ newly renovated basketball facility. This hit is even more remarkable because Schwartz landed two taters on the same day in consecutive games. That’s a hilarious counterpoise to Wake Forest’s Johnny Aiello, who slammed two homers in one game but on consecutive days. What?

This is March June.

Without Heimlich’s 0.79 ERA, the Beavers seemed to suffer not at all, since they haven’t lost a game in the tournament and are currently on a winning streak dating back to April 29. In the Beavers’ most recent game a 9-2 shellacking of Vanderbilt to advance to the CWS sometime starter Bryce Fehmel held the Commodores to just five hits in a complete game effort. As a staff, Oregon State’s starting hurlers own a 1.80 ERA on the season, the lowest in the country in some 40 years.

Alongside Fehmel, Jake Thompson’s 1.52 ERA and righty Drew Rasmussen can consistently reach into the mid-to-low 90s with their heat. Teams typically rotate between two starters every other game at this point in the tournament, so with three top arms ready to go, the Beavs have an embarrassment of starting stuff.

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Giants QB battle: Davis Webb ready to be the guy behind Eli

The Giants have not needed to think about their backup quarterback much for almost 13 seasons. Eli Manning will make his 212th consecutive start, including playoffs, in Week 1 of the 2017 season. But he’s also 36 and coming off one of his shakiest passing seasons.

As many expected, Manning’s recent play pushed New York into taking a QB relatively high in the draft. Third-rounder Davis Webb was the first QB the team drafted since fourth-rounder Ryan Nassib in 2013. Before Nassib, there were only late-round flyers Rhett Bomar and Andre Woodson since the Manning era began in 2004.

Webb will be the No. 3 QB in Week 1 no matter what. That doesn’t mean he won’t emerge as the best guy behind Manning.

Gruden, who reportedly rejected coaching opportunities with the Colts, Rams and 49ers this past offseason, says he’s not only leaving the door open to a return to coaching football but is preparing himself to come back when the perfect opportunity arises.

I’ve met with several people I won’t deny that, Gruden told PewterReport.com. People just about every year I talk about coming back to coach. I’m not in here every day at 4:30 or 4 in Cheap MLB Jerseys the morning watching pinball. You know? I’m preparing myself to come back. I am. Every day. I’m preparing to come back.

It helps me in my broadcasting and I think if you lose that edge…you can’t Cheap NCAA Jerseys come back unless you are totally wired with college football, personnel, schemes, the CBA, how people are practicing, trends, you know. You’ve got stay on top of this stuff.