As the MLB: The Show Players’ League storms along, the Baltimore Orioles are near the top of the pack.
Thursday night, Gallo lost is perfect streak with a loss to Gavin Lux of the Dodgers.
Smith Jr is in tie for third with three other players. He shares a 6-2 record with Jeff McNeil, Amir Garrett, and Ian Happ. In the AL East, Blake Snell is still in first with a 10-2 record. Bo Bichette is in second with a 9-3 record.
As each game is played like a shortened MLB game, Smith Jr’s team is build stats. Unfortunately, they are tough to compare to actual game due to the limited innings. But, it is clear that Smith Jr has put his faith in himself, Jose Iglesias, Trey Mancini, and Anthony Santander. All four have been in every lineup.
Santander has been one of Smith Jr’s top players, and watch him call this home run.
Even though the teams are organized by divisions, they are not staying with divisions. Every player will play all 29 teams once. Smith Jr has only lost to Snell and Luke Jackson. However, two of the better players in the tournament are in the AL East: Snell and Bichette. The worst league is the NL East, where two players Ryne Stanek and Juan Soto combine for 16 losses.
The top eight players make it to the tournament post-season. If the playoffs began today, Smith Jr would be involved. But, he still has a long way to go. With eight games under his belt, he has 21 left.
On Friday night, he faces games against two of his toughest competitors: Happ and Garrett. He also plays Josh Hader of the Brewers and Jon Duplantier of the D-backs. Hader is 3-5 and Duplantier is 4-4.
The two players in the lead – Snell and Gallo – have the night off. But, with Gallo’s single loss, he is guaranteed to remain in first. If Smith Jr can win all of his games tonight, he will tie for second with Snell and take a lead over Happ and Garrett.
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