Alexis on the road: Robson excels with chip on his shoulder

Alexis on the road: Robson excels with chip on his shoulder

Windsor Selects and Ontario Blue Jays grad, Jacob Robson (Windsor, Ont.), who is 5-foot-10, 175 pounds, has excelled at almost every level he's played at by competing with a chip on his shoulder. This year, his first full season in pro ball with the Detroit Tigers' class-A West Michigan Whitecaps, is no different. He's batting .341 in 42 games. Canadian Baseball Network lead writer Alexis Brudnicki recently spoke with the scrappy outfielder.

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Alexis on the road: Reid-Foley brings bulldog approach to Fisher Cats

Alexis on the road: Reid-Foley brings bulldog approach to Fisher Cats

Now in his fourth season in the Toronto Blue Jays system, 21-year-old pitching prospect Sean Reid-Foley is showing improvement with the double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats after a rough start to the campaign. His bulldog approach, growing confidence and advice from his brother have helped him get to where he is in his professional career. Canadian Baseball Network lead writer Alexis Brudnicki recently caught up with the young righty in New Hampshire.

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Niagara's Brash freshman, MAAC Rookie of Year

Niagara's Brash freshman, MAAC Rookie of Year

 

Niagara's Brash freshman, MAAC Rookie of Year. Matt Brash finished the season 5-1, appearing in 17 games, starting 10 leading the staff in innings pitched with 77 1/3 innings, fanning 63 batters and recording two saves. He with an ERA of 2.79, which is the fifth-best in Purple Eagles. It may have been a surprise to some -- but not his roomie Joe Tevlin (Toronto, Ont.) who predicted big things for Brash before the start of the season. 

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Alexis on the road: Father's advice helped Smith make majors

Alexis on the road: Father's advice helped Smith make majors

Twenty-four-year-old outfielder Dwight Smith Jr. has enjoyed two stints with the Toronto Blue Jays this season. He credits advice from his dad, who played parts of eight major league seasons, and soon-to-be Hall of Famer Tim Raines for helping him get to the big leagues. Canadian Baseball Network lead writer Alexis Brudnicki spoke with Smith Jr. earlier this season.

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