Logan Warmoth hits first professional home runLogan Warmoth, ss, Blue Jays. The 22nd overall pick last month hit his first pro home run Monday as the Rookie-level GCL Blue Jays beat GCL Yankees West 9-5. The North Carolina product is 4-for-17 so far. Warmoth has a solid offensive approach and the skills to stay at shortstop, many scouts believe. (Baseball America)
Cleveland Indians' Andrew Miller cherishes spot on All-Star stageThe Major League Baseball All-Star Game is a reunion of sorts for Cleveland Indians reliever Andrew Miller.
A 6-foot-7, 205-pound veteran of 11 MLB seasons, Miller has played for six teams, including the Detroit Tigers, Florida Marlins, Boston Red Sox, Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees and Indians. (WKYC)
Andrew Miller makes a triumphant, All-Star return to MiamiAndrew Miller said he would be lying if the low points in his career haven’t made him enjoy his current spot among the game’s best. Those valleys have made these peaks make Miller feel pretty good about things. "In a perfect world, everything goes your way," the Cleveland Indians’ relief specialist said. (Miami Herald)
Former Diamond Heel, big leaguer (for a pitch) Adam Greenberg throws out first pitch at Cubs gameTwelve years ago today, Guilford’s Adam Greenberg has called up to the big leagues by the Chicago Cubs. What a ride he went on–he was hit in the head in his very first at bat. Greenberg was never the same, baseball wise, again. On Friday, the World Series champion Cubs welcomed him to Wrigley Field. (WTNH)
Video: Brian Miller Begins Pro Career With Greensboro GrasshoppersFormer North Carolina outfielder Brian Miller discusses the start of his pro baseball career, playing for a team he grew up watching.
A history of Tar Heels in the MLB All-Star GameNorth Carolina has put a lot of talent into the MLB draft, and while some of those player haven’t set the pros on fire, some have and currently still are making their mark in the major leagues. With the Major League Baseball All-Star Game coming up, here’s a look at some Tar Heels who have gotten the honor of making the rosters for the Midsummer Classic. (Tar Heel Blog)
Former UNC baseball player Adam Greenberg encourages people to “Get Up” in his new bookGet Up. The Art of Perseverance. It’s the title of Adam Greenberg’s new book. Greenberg is the former major league baseball player for the Chicago Cubs, who in his very first big league at bat, was hit square in the head by a 94 mile per hour fastball. Baseball wise, the Guilford native, was never the same again. (WTNH)
Astros prospect J.B. Bukauskas ushered into farm systemWalking into a loaded Astros farm system, J.B. Bukauskas knows he doesn't have to be on a fast track to the majors. It doesn't mean the former UNC righthander and 15th overall pick can't start on the path immediately. He'll be on a plane to West Palm Beach, Fla. on Saturday to join the rookie affiliate Gulf Coast League Astros after his signing was made official Friday. (Houston Chronicle)
Diamond Heels’ Coastal Plain League RecapThe Coastal Plain League features teams in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia playing a 56-game schedule from mid-May to mid-August, and includes a Pro Scout Day, All-Star Game, and championship playoff. The four Tar Heels in the league are playing every day and getting more opportunities as they prepare for their upcoming season in Chapel Hill. (Tar Heel Blog)
Former Tar Heels outfielder Brian Miller takes new steps as high draft choiceBrian Miller’s introduction to professional baseball included a gamut of experiences — spending time in a major-league clubhouse, a long minor-league bus ride and causing an opposing manager’s ejection. And he’s just getting started. The former UNC center fielder, who was a first-round draft pick of the Miami Marlins, is wearing a Greensboro Grasshoppers uniform. (Burlington Times News)
Tar Heels' Brian Miller hits the ground running atop Greensboro Grasshoppers lineupA month ago, he was the leadoff hitter for the No. 2 college team in the nation and on the wrong end of an upset when Davidson knocked off North Carolina. Ten days later, he was taken 36th overall in Major League Baseball’s amateur draft, selected by the Miami Marlins between the first and second rounds as a compensatory pick. (Greensboro News & Record)
Record 385 Tar Heels Named To ACC Academic Honor RollA record 385 North Carolina student-athletes have been named to the 2016-17 Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll, announced Thursday by the league. It's the second year in a row and the fourth time in the past five years that UNC has established a new high and the fifth year in a row that more than 300 Tar Heel student-athletes have been honored. (GoHeels.com)
Astros Agree To Terms With First-Rounder J.B. BukauskasThe Houston Astros have agreed to terms with first-round pick J.B. Bukauskas. Bukauskas was a top draft prospect out of high school in 2014, though he fell to the 20th round after asking teams not to select him. The former UNC right-hander is in Houston to complete his physical and sign his contract. Baseball America calls his slider “the nation’s best breaking pitch." (MLB Trade Rumors)
Tar Heel Freshmen Add To Baseball All-America HaulGianluca Dalatri, Josh Hiatt and Ashton McGee were named to the D1Baseball Freshman All-America Team, announced Thursday. Dalatri, a right-hander from Wall Township, New Jersey, went 7-3 with a 3.34 ERA across 15 starts. Hiatt, a redshirt freshman righty from Charlotte, was a bullpen stalwart who registered 13 saves and had a 0.29 ERA in ACC competition. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Baseball: Diamond Heels Cape Cod League updateCongrats to Florida for taking down LSU and winning the title, and special shout out to Cole Maye, brother of Luke, for showing that titles just run in the Maye family. Luke was happy. The only baseball left involving college kids are the summer leagues. We gave an update last week on how the kids on the Cape are doing. Here is an update on their performance since then. (Tar Heel Blog)