The St. Louis Cardinals seem to have a way with unheralded prospects. If Sunday is any indication, Paul DeJong might be this year’s find. DeJong had quite the major-league debut Sunday against the Colorado Rockies.
Way back in 2014, the Colorado Rockies had the eighth selection in the June Amateur Draft. A few big names were already off the board, with the Houston Astros grabbing pitcher Brady Aiken first overall, a move that would backfire as they would fail to sign him. The Chicago Cubs scooped up future playoff-hero Kyle Schwarber with the fourth pick, and starter Aaron Nola was chosen by the Philadelphia Phillies in the seventh slot. The Colorado Rockies went with a pitcher, a move that has been more common than not for them in recent years. In the last five drafts, six of the Rockies’ 10 first-round selections have been pitchers. The man they chose was Kyle Freeland of the University of Evansville.
Clayton Kershaw struggled but the Los Angeles Dodgers still swept the Chicago Cubs in MLB, while the Milwaukee Brewers had a win. The Cubs homered three times against Kershaw, but the Dodgers still claimed a 9-4 victory on Sunday. Brewers pitcher Jimmy