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07-22

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, July 22nd
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Wilson Karaman

07-21

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, July 20th
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Christopher Crawford

07-20

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, July 19th
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Mark Anderson

07-19

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, July 18th
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Christopher Crawford

07-18

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Minor League Update: Games of July 15-17
by
Christopher Crawford

07-15

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Minor League Update: Game of Thursday, July 14th
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Mark Anderson

07-14

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, July 13th
by
Christopher Crawford

07-13

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, July 12th
by
Christopher Crawford

07-12

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, July 11th
by
Wilson Karaman

07-11

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Minor League Update: Games of July 8-10
by
Christopher Crawford

07-08

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, July 7th
by
Mark Anderson

07-07

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, July 6th
by
Christopher Crawford

07-06

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, July 5th
by
Wilson Karaman

07-05

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Minor League Update: Games of July 1-4
by
Christopher Crawford

07-01

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, June 30th
by
Mark Anderson

06-30

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, June 29th
by
Christopher Crawford

06-29

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, June 28th
by
Wilson Karaman

06-28

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, June 27th
by
Christopher Crawford

06-27

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Minor League Update: Games of June 24-26
by
Christopher Crawford

06-24

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, June 23rd
by
Wilson Karaman

06-23

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, June 22nd
by
Christopher Crawford

06-22

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, June 21st
by
Mark Anderson

06-21

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, June 20th
by
Christopher Crawford

06-20

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Minor League Update: Games of June 17-19
by
Christopher Crawford

06-17

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, June 16th
by
Mark Anderson

06-16

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, June 15th
by
Christopher Crawford

06-15

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, June 14th
by
Wilson Karaman

06-14

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, June 13th
by
Christopher Crawford

06-13

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Minor League Update: Games of June 10-12
by
Christopher Crawford

06-10

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, June 9th
by
Wilson Karaman

06-09

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, June 8th
by
Mark Anderson

06-08

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, June 7th
by
Mark Anderson

06-07

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, June 6th
by
Christopher Crawford

06-06

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Minor League Update: Games of June 3-5
by
Christopher Crawford

06-03

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, June 2nd
by
Mark Anderson

06-02

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, June 1st
by
Christopher Crawford

06-01

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, May 31st
by
Wilson Karaman

05-31

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Minor League Update: Games of May 27-30
by
Christopher Crawford

05-27

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, May 26th
by
Mark Anderson

05-26

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, May 25th
by
Christopher Crawford

05-25

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, May 24th
by
Wilson Karaman

05-24

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, May 23rd
by
Christopher Crawford

05-23

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Minor League Update: Games of May 20-22
by
Christopher Crawford

05-20

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, May 19th
by
Mark Anderson

05-19

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, May 18th
by
Christopher Crawford

05-18

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, May 17th
by
Wilson Karaman

05-17

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, May 16th
by
Christopher Crawford

05-16

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Minor League Update: Games of May 13-15
by
Christopher Crawford

05-13

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, May 12th
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Mark Anderson

05-12

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, May 11th
by
Christopher Crawford

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July 22, 2016 11:08 am

Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, July 22nd

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Wilson Karaman

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Chih-Wei Hu, Jordan Patterson, Jeff Brigham, and Hoy Jun Park.

Prospect of the Day: Chih-Wei Hu, RHP, Tampa Bay Rays (Double-A Montgomery): 7 IP, 2 H, B, 6 K.
Hu was one of the most impressive arms I saw climb the hill at the Futures Game, sitting mid-90s (touching 97) and complimenting it with a devastating palm ball that moved like a splitter with fade at 89-90. There’s some deception to his release, which helps the fastball play up despite a fairly straight path, and it makes the slide-piece tougher to pick up as well. He’s still learning how to sequence and miss bats consistently, but the stuff is there for a quality no. 4 starter, and he’s got a frame you can hang all of the innings on.

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July 21, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, July 20th

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Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Yadier Alvarez, Engelb Vielma, Austin Gomber, and Christin Stewart.

Prospect of the Day: Yadier Alvarez, RHP, Los Angeles Dodgers (Single-A Great Lakes): 5 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 10 K.
Alvarez showed he was way too advanced to be facing AZL pitching and earned a promotion to the Midwest League. He’s probably too advanced to be here, too. Alvarez has an easy 80 fastball that will touch triple-digits with life, and he’s showing a plus slider at times to give hitters from both sides of the plate fits. The command still has a long way to go and there’s some effort here that may make him a reliever long term, but outside of Julio Urias, he has the highest upside of any arm in the Dodgers system.

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July 20, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, July 19th

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Mark Anderson

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Joe Musgrove, Sean Reid-Foley, Raul Mondesi, and Manuel Margot.

Prospect of the Day:

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July 19, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Monday, July 18th

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Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Anthony Alford, Gleyber Torres, Amir Garrett, and Chris Paddack.

Prospect of the Day: Anthony Alford, OF, Toronto Blue Jays (High-A Dunedin): 2-for-6, R, 2 BB, K, 3 SB.
This has been a disappointing season for Alford, without question, but it’s games like this that remind you just how talented he is. Keep in mind that not only is he only 21 years old, but he also had his development in baseball delayed by that egg-shaped sport. He’s still a tremendous athlete who has shown he has a game plan at the plate, and he’s going to be a big-leaguer because of his speed and ability to go get it in center field. It’s not a fast-track profile, but if you’re patient, this could be a leadoff hitter someday.

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July 18, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of July 15-17

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Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out over the weekend, including Kolby Allard, Cody Ponce, Patrick Kivlehan, and Myles Jaye.

Prospect of the Weekend:

Kolby Allard, LHP, Atlanta Braves (Short-season Danville): 6 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K
Even with the all of the talent the Braves have accumulated on the pitching front in the last two drafts, Allard is still the guy with the highest upside, and he’s pitched like it since being “demoted” to the Appy League. All three of his pitches will flash plus—though the change is mostly an average offering—and he throws all these pitches for strikes. There’s work to be done, but this is your ever-so-rare, high-floor, high-ceiling pitcher.


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July 15, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Game of Thursday, July 14th

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Mark Anderson

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Sandy Alcantara, J.P. Crawford, and David Dahl.

Prospect of the Day:

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July 14, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, July 13th

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Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Chris Paddack, Brandon Woodruff, Elniery Garcia, and Luis Alexander Basabe.

Prospect of the Day: Chris Paddack, RHP, San Diego Padres (Low-A Fort Wayne): 5 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 9 K.
Paddack’s walk was his third of the season, and the nine strikeouts give him a K:BB ratio of 21-to-1. That is Kershaw-esque, my friends. Acquired in the Fernando Rodney deal, Paddack has a filthy change that flashes plus-plus, and it plays up because of his above-average fastball and his ability to throw those pitches for strikes (obviously). He’ll need to improve the curveball, but if it can become an average pitch, he’s a no. 3 starter.

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July 13, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, July 12th

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Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Scott Blewett, Sal Romano, Stephen Gonsalves, and Cornelius Randolph.

Prospect of the Day: Scott Blewett, RHP, Kansas City Royals (Low-A Lexington): 7 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 10 K.
Blewett struck out seven in his first three innings of work, before “slowing” to the statline you see above. A second-round pick out of New York in 2014, Blewett has struggled to show a lick of consistency as a professional, but when you see him on days like yesterday, there’s a lot to like. The fastball is plus, the curveball isn’t far from that vicinity, and he’ll mix in a fringe-average change for good measure. There’s a long way to go, but the Royals have no reason to panic about this talented righty just yet.

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July 12, 2016 10:58 am

Minor League Update: Games of Monday, July 11th

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Wilson Karaman

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Kolby Allard, D.J. Stewart, Max Pentecost, and Miguelangel Sierra.

Prospect of the Day: Kolby Allard, LHP, Atlanta Braves (Short-Season Danville): 6 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 7 K.
The Braves were aggressive in assigning Allard to full-season ball after his return from two back surgeries, but he’s looked much more comfortable in four starts since jumping back down to short-season. The fastball sat 92-93 out of the gate in this one, and he whiffed the side to start his night.

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July 11, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of July 8-10

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Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out over the weekend, including a slew of Rockies led by Brendan Rodgers, plus Jesse Winker, Chance Adams, and more.

Prospect of the Weekend:

Brendan Rodgers, SS, Colorado Rockies (Low-A Asheville): 5-for-8, 3 R, 2 HR, 2 K.
That’s a pretty good doubleheader for Mr. Rodgers. He’s actually seen his numbers drop down over the past couple of weeks, but I think you/I/the Rockies will take a .867 OPS from a shortstop in his first professional season. There are safer shortstop prospects, but in terms of just upside, I’m not sure there’s a better one than Brendan Rodgers.


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July 8, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, July 7th

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Mark Anderson

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Taylor Clarke, Gleyber Torres, Franchy Cordero, and Dinelson Lamet.

Prospect of the Day:

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July 7, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, July 6th

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Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Rafael Devers, Hunter Dozier, Carson Fulmer, and Jose De Leon.

Prospect of the Day: Rafael Devers, 3B, Boston Red Sox (High-A Salem): 4-for-8, 2 R, 3 2B, 3 K.
Most of the damage done by Devers was in game one of the doubleheader, as he went 3-for-4 with three doubles. You might look at his statline and say he’s struggled in 2016. That’d only be a half-truth. Sure, there have been ups and downs, but Devers’ offensive talent competes with anyone’s, and there have been plenty of games like this that suggest he’ll be just fine, especially when you keep in mind that he’s still only 19 years old. He’s going to be very, very good.

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