Black Ace CC Sabathia Partners With Lebron James and UNINTERRUPTED to Produce Docu Series on Young Black Baseball Stars

Black Ace CC Sabathia Partners With Lebron James and UNINTERRUPTED to Produce Docu Series on Young Black Baseball Stars

The 2021 MLB Draft produced five promising first-round Bros. It was a huge improvement over past drafts and indicated an upswing in the Black talent pipeline that baseball has been trying to resuscitate.


5 Future MLBbros Chosen In First Round Of MLB Draft


The 2022 Draft was a different beast. And a watershed moment for the MLBbro community. The draft featured a significant amount of Black players taken in the first round. This was not only exciting for Major League Baseball, but it further advanced the new era in which an emphasis has been placed on Black players once again impacting America’s pastime.


Former Cleveland Guardians and New York Yankees legend CC Sabathia is a former MLBbro, one of the last two Black Aces (Black pitchers to win 20 games), along with David Price. The Melanated Mound Marauder is totally enjoying the recent uprising in exposure of Black and brown players, especially with his son Carsten Sabathia about to embark on his college career at Georgia Tech.


CC Sabathia and NBA icon Lebron James have partnered together to produce a two-part docu series that will cover the pre-draft process of some future MLBbros that were drafted in 2022 and one whose future is yet to be determined.


The series will be titled ‘New Wave: Baseball’s Next Generation.’


The 2022 MLB draft had a total of nine Black players that were selected in the first round. 5 MLBbros were taken in the first 18 picks.


However, the docu series will follow four of those Black players; Termarr Johnson and Justin Crawford, who are currently in the minor leagues. Also, Jayson Jones and RJ Austin, both of whom elected to go to college. It should be noted that Justin Crawford has MLB pedigree being the son of former All-Star Carl Crawford, and the cousin of MLBbro J.P. Crawford. Not only will it highlight these four stellar young players but it will shed light on a monumental draft.




MLB Diversity Programs Advancing The Game


Major League baseball, to its credit, has been making strides to address the decline of the Black MLB player in the past two decades. Sabathia, along with his wife Amber, wanted to share the stories of these four Black athletes, along with their successes and failures and challenges encountered as they strive towards this ultimate goal in their career paths.


These four players, and their documented stories will help provide an in-depth look at the journey of a Baby Bros trying to break through in a league where less than 7 percent of the rosters have MLBbros.


Seeing these talented ballers go through the steps towards MLB excellence could undoubtedly inspire more representation for young Black kids around the nation. This series will shed light on two players that are on the fast track to stardom, while also showing the different paths that players take on the road to MLB.


Justin Crawford | Chopping It Up With Second Generation MLBbro & Philles First Round Draft Pick



“Elijah Green Has A Chance To Be A Five-Tool Package At The Major League Level” | Washington Nationals Enamored With Skillset And Upside Of Top Pick

“Elijah Green Has A Chance To Be A Five-Tool Package At The Major League Level” | Washington Nationals Enamored With Skillset And Upside Of Top Pick

The Washington Nationals are just three seasons removed from winning a World Series. That championship team started the season 19-31, and many believed they were surely headed for a fire sale.

But GM Mike Rizzo convinced team ownership to let the season play out, and the team got hot and took it all the way to an improbable Fall Classic win.

But since that fateful October night in Houston, there hasn’t been much to cheer about on the diamond in the nation’s capital.

The team let mainstay Anthony Rendon leave via free agency. They also traded stalwart pitcher Max Scherzer and stud shortstop Trea Turner to the rival Dodgers. The team’s brass decided on a rebuild, centered around star outfielder Juan Soto. After turning down a $450M offer from the Nats, Soto’s future in D.C. is very much up in the air.

Finding gems through the farm system has been something that Washington is pretty good at. The franchise may have drafted another cornerstone player in Elijah Green who will take over as face of the franchise when Soto is eventually traded.

The talented IMG Academy star was taken with the fifth overall pick in this year’s draft, and at 18 he’s already got a major league build at 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds. 


Green Has Five-Tools:  Speed, Throwing, Fielding, Hitting For Average And Hitting For Power

While at IMG, Green raised eyebrows with his rare skill set; one that allows him to look like a slugger one moment, a talented lead-off hitter the next and then a gold glove defender. The Nats saw potential greatness in the two-sport phenom, whose dad Eric, was a two-time Pro Bowler in the NFL. 

Assistant GM and VP of Scouting Operations, Kris Kline talked about the newest member of the Washington Nats family during a recent zoom interview.


“You’re talking about a skill set that is potentially gonna hit in the middle of the order and be impactful.”

Kline continued to heap praise on the player he said has the highest ceiling of anyone in the draft.

“There are very special players in this draft, but their skill sets aren’t the same. You had some really good-looking hitters but maybe they had some deficiencies in other aspects of their game. But Elijah has a chance to be a five -tool package at the major league level. Five tools, and when I say five-tools, I mean five above-average tools at the big league level.”

“He has a chance to be a middle-of-the-order bat, a run producer and a guy with the character and ability that got build your team around. He would be one of those type players.”


Green May Be The Face Of The Future If Team Can’t Keep Soto

With superstar slugger Juan Soto declining a 15-year, $440 million extension about 10 days ago, rumors are he’ll be dealt for an enormous haul of prospects and picks. The team mentioned they’d make one more offer to Soto, and then move from there. They’d love nothing more than to keep Soto around and team him with Green in the future, but if the Nationals don’t make an offer conducive to what Soto’s agent Scott Boras deems fair and acceptable, that idea becomes far-fetched.



Either way, the Nationals have drafted a piece of their future in Green, and something tells me it won’t take him long to make his arrival in the majors.

Tony Reagins, 5th Black GM In MLB History, Talks Future Of Black Baseball At 2022 MLB All-Star Week

Tony Reagins, 5th Black GM In MLB History, Talks Future Of Black Baseball At 2022 MLB All-Star Week

Nick Hamilton chops it up with Tony Reagins on the eve of a 2022 MLB Draft that saw Bros selected with five of the first 18 picks

USA Baseball named Tony Reagins Team USA’s General Manager for the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC). Currently the Chief Baseball Development Officer for Major League Baseball and a member of USA Baseball’s Board of Directors, Reagins is tasked with leading the red, white, and blue to back-to-back world titles after the 2017 squad (led by the pitching of MLBbro Marcus Stroman) won the WBC after defeating Puerto Rico 8-0 in the championship game.


Five MLBbros Chosen In The Top 18 Picks Of 2022 MLB Draft

Five MLBbros Chosen In The Top 18 Picks Of 2022 MLB Draft

The MLB Draft began on Sunday, and there were five African-American players chosen in the top 18 picks. Kumar Rocker (Rangers), Termarr Johnson (Pirates), Elijah Green (Nationals), Justin Crawford (Phillies), Cam Collier (Reds). That’s a huge shot in the arm for MLB baseball, where less than 7.7 percent of its players are African-American.


Rocker Taken At No.3 Is A Huge Surprise:

Heading into Sunday’s draft, Kumar Rocker was the 38th-ranked prospect. After being chosen No.10 in last year’s draft by the Mets, Rocker and the team couldn’t come to an agreement on a contract. Instead of returning to Vanderbilt, Rocker opted to work out and prepare for this year’s draft. Safe to say; betting on himself and not returning to college was the right move. Now Rocker will be the projected future “ACE,” of the Texas Rangers’ staff.


Pirates Take Termarr Johnson: They Have Coveted Him

With the No.4 pick the Pittsburgh Pirates opted for the smooth hitting infielder Termarr Johnson, an 18-year-old from Mays H.S. in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Pirates were long rumored to be high on Johnson and many believed the struggling franchise would take him if he was available with the fourth pick. Well, that happened and Johnson’s value as a hitter is what makes him a top prospect. That along with his supreme confidence.

Pirates GM Ben Cherington had this to say about Johnson:

“He’s a confident young man. He should be. He’s talented. He’s the fourth overall pick in the country. He should be confident. He needs to be confident to be a big leaguer. This is someone who worked really hard, too. He’s humble, he wants to get better every day. So it’s a nice combination.”


Nationals Land Elijah Green At No.5: Will They Be Able To Keep This Homegrown Talent?

The Nationals have had many of their homegrown stars depart, first it was Bryce Harper, then it was Anthony Rendon. Now with superstar Juan Soto rejecting a 15-year, $440 million deal, rumors are he’ll be traded.

Enter Elijah Green, a player who could be a generational talent like Harper and Soto. Green the IMG Academy prospect has all the tools to be a superstar. Standing 6-foot-3 and 225 pounds, he’s got great speed and power. Despite his larger frame, Green projects as a center fielder.

 An excited Green had this to say via zoom call.

 “This was always one of the goals of my life. To be called by the Washington Nationals is truly a blessing. I’m going to go out there, work hard and hopefully bring a championship back to Washington.”

Phillies Get Justin Crawford: He Has MLB Pedigree

The Philadelphia Phillies went with Bishop Gorman star Justin Crawford with the No.17 pick. Crawford is a blend of speed and strength, just like his dad, former MLB outfielder Carl Crawford.

 Phillies scouting director, Brian Barber was excited to land Crawford in that spot, but was also quick to acknowledge that the younger Crawford is more advanced at this stage of his development than dad was.

 “There are a lot of differences in their game. Justin Crawford is more advanced defensively at this stage than his father as well.

 “No doubt I think he’s going to be an elite defensive center fielder in the future.”

 Cam Collier To The Reds: Are He And Hunter Greene The Future In Cincy?

Originally a class of 2023 prospect, Cam Collier reclassified to the class of 2022. Collier stands 6-foot-1 and 220 pounds. He’s a freak of nature by athletic standards. Collier is just 17 years old and should be a high school junior as of now, he’s the youngest hitter in the draft.

 “He should be a high school junior right now. He reclassified to go to junior college and really challenge himself. We haven’t seen someone of his age do that since Bryce Harper did. A really advanced hitter, who’s been around the game his whole life.”

Collier is the son of former major league leader Lou Collier and he’s the first junior college bat taken in the first round since the Chicago White Sox Tim Anderson. Collier will join Reds pitcher Hunter Greene as the future cornerstone pieces in Cincy.