Heading into the 2017 season, the Toronto Blue Jays were considered one of the top threats in the American League. The team had been to each of the past two American League Championship Series, and while they hadn’t broken through with a pennant just yet, the team was returning a large chunk of its core and was hoping for more time from players like Devon Travis. They had added Kendrys Morales to replace Edwin Encarnacion, and things were looking good.
There’s just over a month until Major League Baseball takes a four-day break for All-Star festivities. Chief among these All-Star festivities will be the Home Run Derby. Let’s create the ultimate lineup. Last year’s MLB Home Run Derby had a pretty solid crew, with eventual champion Giancarlo Stanton joined by Mark Trumbo, Todd Frazier, Adam Duvall, Robinson Cano, Wil Myers, Carlos Gonzalez, and Corey Seager. Like I said, solid lineup.
If there’s one thing every baseball fan can agree on, it’s that rooting for young talent around the league is as fun as it gets. MLB is blessed with an absurd amount of young hitting talent right now, a list that includes Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, Aaron Judge, Mookie Betts, Francisco Lindor, Kris Bryant and numerous others in the 25-and-under age group.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".