VYPE releases 2021 Baseball/Softball Cover featuring seven athletes
For the 13th time in the history of VYPE Media, the Baseball/Softball Preview is here! On Wednesday, VYPE revealed the cover of the 13th edition of the publication, which featured seven baseball and softball stars from the Greater Houston Area. 2021 MLB Draft prospects Izaac Pacheco (Friendswood/Texas A&M) and Caedmon Parker (The Woodlands Christian Academy/TCU) were picked for the cover. A pair of 2022 MLB prospects also made the cover in dual-sport phenom Conner Weigman (Bridgeland/Texas A&M) and Jace LaViollete (Tompkins/LSU). AdWhat an amazing group of players to grace the 2021 VYPE Baseball/Softball Preview Magazine.
Q & A with new Astros signee Peter Zimmermann
HOUSTON In the truncated 2020 MLB Draft, the Houston Astros had even further disadvantage without the teams first two picks. One of those hopefuls is Missouri first-baseman/left-fielder Peter Zimmermann, a power hitter the Astros picked up in free agency. Lastly, Zimmermann is a St. Louis native and a Missouri baseball player. St. Louis is known for its square pizzas from Imos, while Columbia, Mo. My favorite is a place in St. Louis called Fortels that I like a lot more.
FEATURE: Winn's name called by St. Louis Cardinals with 54th overall pick in 2020 MLB Draft
"With the 54th pick the St. Louis Cardinals Masyn Winn." Winn stood up and hugged his longtime friend and high school teammate Nick Luckett and then one after another hugs were exchanged. One of the big questions around Winn heading into the draft is what would a team select him as. MLB Draft analysts considered him to be "one of the best two-way players in the draft". According to the MLB Draft Tracker, Winn's slot value - 54th overall - is valued at $1.34 million.
Rice’s shortstop Trei Cruz prepares for MLB draft with help from dad who played professionally
HOUSTON – An incredibly difficult college baseball season is even more troubling with a limited MLB Draft in June. More than 1,000 players will miss out on being drafted as the league shrunk its draft from 40 rounds to 5 rounds. Rice shortstop Trei Cruz is unlikely to be one of the players affected. Cruz is 2,251 hits away from tying his grandpa's record, and 204 home runs away from matching his dad. The MLB Draft is June 10.
Twins pick high school SS Royce Lewis No. 1
The Minnesota Twins picked Southern California high school shortstop Royce Lewis with the No. Lewis, 18, also played in the outfield for JSerra Catholic High School in San Juan Capistrano, California, this season, hitting .377 with four home runs and 25 stolen bases. Next off the board was fellow California high school phenom Hunter Greene, who went to the Cincinnati Reds with the No. With the third overall pick, the San Diego Padres selected North Carolina high school left-hander MacKenzie Gore. That marked the first time in 27 years that the top three picks in the draft were all high school players.