We are counting down to the 2016 Hunlock Series Draft which will take place this Thursday, 15 September at 8:00pm. This year the Draft will not be televised but, with social media challenging TV as a media platform, coverage of this year’s Draft will be via Facebook. It will enable participants to interact more easily as the managers make their picks. For more details follow Herts Baseball Club on facebook.
Three teams enter this year’s competition and the managerial appointments have just been announced.
Black Hawks, will be managed by Dan Bartram, Hunter Devine and Jon Lewys who are all members of the 2016 Single-A National Champions, Herts Hawks who won all 18 of their games this year. Can they take that winning Hawks team spirit into the Hunlock Series?
Red Kits will be managed by Matthew Jackson who has had an outstanding season with the Herts Raptors this season.
Blue Squirtles will be managed by Will Zucker and Charlie Mayhew. Both of them started their university studies this year and have been heavily involved in the Durham and Loughborough university baseball programmes. How will they approach the Draft? Will they pick the best players regardless of age or will they try to build a team made up of the best young prospects with an eye on next season perhaps?
Fans will see some new faces in the Hunlock Series this year who have joined the club in the last few weeks, so there will be an element of surprise in Thursday’s Draft. Some of them may be new to Herts fans but they are not new to the game. The Hunlock Series could be a glimpse at some of the new players who will be wearing the Herts uniform for the first time in 2016.