White Sox Tommy Kahnle in his Josh Donaldson Jersey own words

If you talk to a lot of players, they’ll say sometimes it only takes one thing to get you going in this game. You make the adjustment and then, boom, there it is. That happened to me this year.

Everyone always has told me I have a lot of stuff. I had the velo, but I just didn’t have the consistency. This past year, I worked on my leg kick and timing to get the ball down, and I had some good results. But I didn’t have it this spring. My command was spotty from outing to outing.

I kind of readjusted toward the Josh Donaldson Canada Day Jersey of camp, but it still wasn’t fully there. Then we had a simulated game in Charlotte, N.C., right before we came to Chicago to start the season. For some reason, I decided to keep my head more in line during my delivery. I also focused more on the catcher’s glove than the catcher himself.

Normally, I would try to feel where to throw the ball, and my head would start tilting. Coaches said it was one of the reasons why my fastball was so inconsistent. To be honest, I really didn’t understand what that all meant.

That day in Charlotte, it really clicked. When I started to hit my spots, I thought, “Where did that come from? Now, I understand what they were saying.”

Now if I fall off a little bit, I know that it doesn’t feel right. I’ve been able to adjust a lot more quickly. It feels good to be able to consistently throw strikes and get ahead of the hitters. This game, though, is not easy. I don’t want to get too overconfident, but I hope it keeps going this way.

I grew up near Albany, N.Y. After my junior year, my Dad and I went to Florida to attend some summer showcase camps for college coaches. I was starting to throw harder, and I was getting some looks from colleges. Back then, the long-term goal was to get drafted, but I was realistic — I just wanted to play somewhere.

Josh Donaldson Jersey Florida Atlantic was interested, but there was a miscommunication with one of the deadlines, and I wasn’t able to enroll. Eventually, I didn’t have many options. I remembered Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla., liked me and sent an email. One of the coaches got back to me within Josh Donaldson Youth Jersey an hour and said, “Yeah, we’d love to have you.” It worked out well, as the Yankees drafted me in the fifth round in 2010.

How many players from Lynn have made it to the big leagues? You’re looking at him.

Away from baseball, I’m a huge Philadelphia Eagles and Notre Dame fan. When I was a kid, I liked the Eagles’ color green and the bird logo on the helmet. Sometimes, that’s all it takes. I’m looking forward to having former Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery on the team this year. I’ll have his jersey soon.

It’s been fun being in Chicago, because Notre Dame and the Big Ten are so big here. Derek Holland and Zach Putnam are Michigan guys. I’m sure there will be some trash talk between us when the football season starts.

I’m also into pro wrestling. I went to a lot of shows when I was a kid–and comic books. When people ask what character I would be if I was in a comic book, I say Captain America. I like what he represents.

But in real life, I would settle for Josh Donaldson Women’s Jersey being a successful Major League pitcher. I know I still have a lot of work to do.

As told to Ed Sherman.

Tommy Kahnle is a relief pitcher for the White Sox. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Fall Stars Game Josh Donaldson and Joe Carter Jersey rosters include 16 Top 100 prospects

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — For the past 25 years, the Arizona Fall League has been a place to see some of the best up-and-coming talent around baseball Joe Carter Jersey. For the past decade — edition No. 11 arrives on Saturday — that talent has been funneled onto one field in the Fall Stars Game.


The AFL’s version of the Futures Game will take place at Surprise Stadium at 5 p.m. local time (8 p.m. ET) and will be broadcast on MLB Network and streamed live MLB.com and once again will feature many of the game’s top prospects. A total of 16 members of MLBPipeline.com’s Top 100 prospects list are on the rosters released by the league on Monday, with an additional 21 players from team Top 30s to once again make the Fall Stars Game a veritable who’s who for prospects.


Noticeably absent from the game is No. 1 prospect Yoan Moncada, whose Fall League season officially came to an end on Friday when the Red Sox decided to shut him down due to his thumb injury. That makes the Yankees’ Gleyber Torres, at No. 17 overall, the top-ranked player participating in the game. The 19-year-old has also been one of the top Custom Blue Jays Jersey performing prospects in the AFL this season, carrying the fourth-best OPS (1.077) in the league into Monday’s competition.


Cubs phenom Eloy Jimenez (No. 23) and the Indians’ Bradley Zimmer (No. 25) round out the top 25 prospects, all on the East squad. The A’s Franklin Barreto (42), Brewers outfielder Brett Phillips (62) and Anthony Alford (86) of the Blue Jays are the other Top 100 players on the East roster.
While the West doesn’t have as high-ranked prospects, it does have more, nine Top 100 playe


rs in total. The roster also has the four Top 100 pitchers slated to participate in the game. The Rays’ Brent Honeywell (No. 39) will start the game for the West (Giants prospect Chris Stratton gets the ball for the East), and he’s joined Josh Donaldson Jersey by the Astros’ pair of Top 100 arms in the Fall League, No. 29 Francis Martes and No. 70 David Paulino. Michael Kopech (No. 67) of the Red Sox is the fourth of that very talented quartet.


Offensively, the West roster has the Dodgers trio of Cody Bellinger (No. 31), Alex Verdugo (No. 45) and Willie Calhoun (87), Twins shortstop Nick Gordon (47), Mariners outfielder Tyler O’Neill (59) and Harrison Bader (82) of the Cardinals.


Four of these players know what this kind of setting is like, having played in the Futures Game just this past July in San Diego. Jimenez and O’Neill played for the World Team, while Calhoun and Cardinals catcher Carson Kelly suited up for the Blue Jays Red Jersey United States squad.


Fans have the opportunity to add more talent to these rosters in the Final Two Fan Vote. The Cubs’ Ian Happ (No. 21 overall), Mets No. 3 prospect Gavin Cecchini and Yankees No. 7 Miguel Andujar are the candidates for the East roster, while the West has Red Sox’s No. 12 prospect Mauricio Dubon, White Sox No. 14 Courtney Hawkins and the Reds’ Brandon Dixon on the ballot.


If last year’s rosters are any indication, this year’s Fall Stars Game will once again be an excellent predictor of players who will impact the big leagues next season. Last year’s contest included the Yankees’ Gary Sanchez and the Jose Bautista Jersey A’s Sean Manaea, among others.

Blue Jays add to AL East lead with 4-run 11th

NEW YORK — The Blue Jays drew five walks and a hit batter while Ben Revere Jersey recorded the lone hit in a four-run 11th inning that secured a 9-5 victory over the Yankees in Game 1 of a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon.

The victory increased Toronto’s lead over New York to 3 1/2 games for first place in the American League East. The Custom Blue Jays Jersey have won their last six games at Yankee Stadium. The Yanks have lost four straight games overall.

Toronto’s high-powered offense usually does most of the damage on its own, but in the 11th, all the Blue Jays had to do was sit back and watch. Yankees reliever Bryan Mitchell loaded the bases without giving up a hit and then lefty Chasen Shreve entered and walked three batters with the bases loaded.

“That’s what our offense does, they score runs and today was a perfect example of that,” Blue Jays starter Marco Estrada said. “We put it all together. I obviously didn’t do a great job today, gave up a couple of home runs that cost me and I felt pretty good, but besides the fact that we pulled it off, it was a huge win, we needed it and I’m just glad we won.”

Toronto and New York were locked in a 4-4 tie until the eighth inning, when Jose Bautista Jersey hit his second homer of the day with a solo shot off right-hander Dellin Betances. The one-run lead proved to be short lived after Brian McCann followed in the bottom half of the frame with a single up the middle vs. Blue Jays lefty Brett Cecil.

Russell Martin earned the first walk with the bases loaded in the 11th, Revere followed with an RBI single then Josh Donaldson Jersey and Bautista followed with free passes to cap the frame.

In addition to Bautista’s two homers, Revere and Edwin Encarnacion Jersey also went deep for the Blue Jays as Yankees starter Michael Pineda allowed four runs over 5 1/3 innings. Pineda has just one win since the All-Star break.

“The first homer to Bautista was a little surprise for me,” Pineda said. “It was not really a good swing. He’s a pretty good hitter and he swings it hard so he got it.”

Estrada also didn’t receive a decision after he served up home runs to Brett Gardner,Chase Headley and a two-run shot by Alex Rodriguez. Estrada lasted five-plus innings and allowed four runs on six hits and a walk.

With the game tied in the 11th, Mitchell opened the inning by walking Encarnacion, hitting Cliff Pennington with a pitch and then walking Chris Colabello. He struck out Dioner Navarro swinging before being replaced by Shreve, who walked Martin to give the Jays a 6-5 lead. The Jays added three more runs on Revere’s RBI single and bases-loaded walks by Donaldson and Bautista.

Bautista’s impressive afternoon began in the fourth inning with a rare homer to the opposite field. He later gave Toronto the lead with the solo shot off Betances. According to Statcast™, the homer off Betances was projected to travel 429 feet and left his bat at 107 mph. It was Jose Bautista Canada Day Jersey‘s fourth multi-homer game of the season and the 27th of his career. Toronto’s slugger also has four career multi-homer games against the Yankees.

Down by a run entering the eighth inning, the Yankees rallied to tie the game. Jacoby Ellsbury and Gardner led off the inning with walks, and after Carlos Beltran popped out to the shortstop, Ellsbury advanced to third on a wild pitch while McCann was at the plate. McCann then singled to center field to score Ellsbury and advance Gardner to third. Gardner was stranded at third as Headley popped out and a hard-hit ball by Greg Bird was handled by Pennington at second base for the final out.

Encarnacion extended his on-base streak to 41 games in the top of the fourth inning with a single to left. He added a two-run shot in the fifth off Pineda to tie the game at 4. Encarnacion’s on-base streak is tied for the second longest in the Majors this season and trails only Matt Holliday (44). According to Statcast™, Encarnacion’s 32nd home run of the year was projected to travel 353 feet and left his bat at 100 mph.