MLB

Baseball notebook
A decade or two ago, a fastball that reaches 100 miles-per-hour would enough to land an 18-year-old pitcher among the best handful of prospects in baseball.
In an era of unprecedented fastball velocity, however, when it’s almost as though it takes 95 miles per hour to get your foot in…
Born for the Bronx
Despite growing up a professed Boston Red Sox fan in Toms River, Todd Frazier will be right at home at Yankee Stadium when he puts on the pinstripes for the first time.
When he was a star on Toms River's Little League World Series, he and his teammates were invited onto the field at the old Yankee St…
Groome to Boston
Updated at 11 p.m., July 14
Barnegat alum Jason Groome has agreed to a contract with the Boston Red Sox that will guarantee him a signing bonus of $3.65 million, as first reported by Jon Heyman of MLB Network and FanRagSports.com and confirmed by Hudson Belinsky of Basebal America...
Win-Win
On the baseball field, Jason Groome showed this past year he has a pretty good poker face.
As 17-year-old with a mid-90's fastball and one of the best breaking balls of any amateur player in the country, there was plenty of opportunity for bravado and braggadocio...
Stanton Dethrones
Todd Frazier might have been just the third player ever to win back-to-back Home Run Derbies on MLB All-Star weekend if not for, arguably, the greatest home-run-hitting exhibition ever by arguably the most powerful hitter on the planet right now...
DeSclafani Called Up
Former Colts Neck star right-hander and current Miami Marlins prospect Anthony DeSclafani will make his Major League debut Wednesday against the Dodgers in Los Angeles.
The Marlins tabbed DeSclafani to start in place of 21-year-old phenom Jose Fernandez, who has a torn ulnar collateral ligament in hi…