We’re still more than a month away from the start of the MLB season … so how do you approach drafting bullpen arms at this time of year?
For the rest of the bunch, I’d play the follow the leader game. If someone picks Mark Melancon, I’ll grab Sam Dyson. If Jeurys Familia gets drafted, I’ll pounce on AJ Ramos. For one thing, the more lottery tickets I draft in this fashion, the more chances I have that at least one of these closer competitors will come out on top come April. Plus, say my Carl Edwards Jr. ends up as the Cubs’ go-to guy. That opens a big door for me to call the guy who put all of his eggs into Brandon Morrow’s basket and name my price.
Ferdinand Dahl posed a 76.40 in his second run, improving from his 42.20 in the first round. Elias Ambuehl of Switzerland posted a 71.60, improving on an 18.80. James Woods had a huge second run, putting together two separate triple corks, improving on a 29.20 with a score of 91.00, good for second place in the finals, behind Braaten.
Gus Kenworthy struggled n his second, with a 20.00, so he’ll have to rely on the third run. Teal Harle of Canada also struggled in both of his runs. Nick Goepper of the United States posted a 69.00, improving on his 59.00, but not nearly enough.
Ale Beaulieu-Marchand pushed countryman McEachran out of the podium spots with his second run, which scored a 92.40. Oscar Wester, the leader from the qualifying rounds, scored just a 62.00 in his second run. Oystein Braaten, already in gold position, fell in his third run so he didn’t improve, but was still in first from his opening run.
Lewis, 33, who caught 24 passes for 318 yards and five touchdowns in 2017, ranks second in franchise history in receiving touchdowns (33) and third in receptions (375) and receiving yards (4,502). The next game he plays will tie him with receiver Jimmy Smith for second place on the franchise’s list of most games played (171), behind center Brad Meester (209 games in 14 seasons).
Lewis played in all 16 games in 2017 for just the second time since 2012.
The team also announced it was picking up options on reserve offensive linemen Josh Wells and Tyler Shatley. Wells has played in 32 games with three starts, all in 2017. Shatley has played in 46 games with eight starts.
Alex Bowman is leading the Daytona 500, passing defending race-winner Kurt Busch. Bowman did not race in the Cup Series last season and is making his first start on a restrictor-plate track since October 2016 at Talladega Superspeedway.