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06-24

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

06-23

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, June 22nd
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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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10

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
by
Mark Anderson

05-12

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

05-11

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, May 10th
by
Wilson Karaman

05-10

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, May 9th
by
Christopher Crawford

05-09

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Minor League Update: Games of May 6-8
by
Christopher Crawford

05-06

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, May 5th
by
Christopher Crawford

05-05

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, May 4th
by
Christopher Crawford

05-04

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, May 3rd
by
Wilson Karaman

05-03

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, May 2nd
by
Mark Anderson

05-02

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Minor League Update: Games of April 29-May 1
by
Christopher Crawford

04-29

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, April 28th
by
Mark Anderson

04-28

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, April 27th
by
Christopher Crawford

04-27

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, April 26th
by
Wilson Karaman

04-26

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, April 25th
by
Christopher Crawford

04-25

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Minor League Update: Games of April 22-24
by
Christopher Crawford

04-22

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, April 21st
by
Mark Anderson

04-21

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

04-20

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, April 19th
by
Christopher Crawford

04-19

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, April 18th
by
Wilson Karaman

04-18

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

04-15

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, April 14th
by
Mark Anderson

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June 8, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, June 7th

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Mark Anderson

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Jose De Leon, Ryon Healy, Touki Toussaint, and Francisco Mejia.

Prospect of the Day:

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June 7, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Monday, June 6th

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Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Jose Berrios, Jaime Schultz, Tim Anderson, and Ryan Mountcastle.

Prospect of the Day:

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June 6, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of June 3-5

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Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out over the weekend, including Lucas Giolito, Peter O'Brien, Clayton Blackburn, Ryne Stanek, and Nick Williams.

Prospect of the Weekend:

Lucas Giolito, RHP, Washington Nationals: 6 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K.
Since May 9th, Giolito has an ERA of 1.77 in just under 36 innings, and he’s struck out 33 and walked 14 in the process. Maybe those aren’t the dominating strikeout totals we were expecting to see, but I can assure you, he will certainly miss more than enough bats with his stuff to be a top-of-the-rotation starter, and he’s becoming a more complete pitcher in the process. He’s the best pitching prospect in baseball, and over the last month, he’s pitched like it. That’s fun.


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June 3, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, June 2nd

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Mark Anderson

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Yoan Moncada, Eddy Martinez, Tyler Beede, and Tyler PIke.

Prospect of the Day:

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June 2, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, June 1st

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Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Roman Quinn, Alex Reyes, Daniel Palka, and Mark Zagunis.

Prospect of the Day:

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June 1, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, May 31st

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Wilson Karaman

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Tyler Jay, Sean Reid-Foley, Jake Bauers, and Rowdy Tellez.

Prospect of the Day:

Tyler Jay, LHP, Minnesota Twins (High-A Fort Myers): 8 IP, 2 H, BB, 11 K
We could reasonably rename this column “Tyler Jay Update” every fifth day at this point. He’s been forcing the issue of consistent spotlight all month, with yesterday’s May capper his best effort in a professional uniform. Both hits were singles, and he didn’t so much as go to a two-ball count in recording his final 15 outs. Not a bad day at the office.


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May 31, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of May 27-30

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Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out over the Memorial Day weekend, led by Rockies pitcher Sam Howard.

Prospect of the Weekend:

Sam Howard, LHP, Colorado Rockies (High-A Modesto): 8 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 10 K.
This was yet another dominant performance for Howard, which has been a recurring theme in the month of May. Yes, he’s a little old for the level, but you can take one step back for the age and two steps forward when you consider what he’s doing in the Cal League. Both the fastball and change flash plus, and his slider has been a real weapon so far in 2016. You could soon see Howard challenging hitters in Double-A Hartford, and maybe challenging big leaguers in the back of the Rockies rotation at some point in the next two seasons.


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May 27, 2016 11:20 am

Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, May 26th

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Mark Anderson

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Alex Bregman, Carson Kelly, Sean Reid-Foley, and (almost) all of the Lancaster JetHawks.

Prospect of the Day:

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May 26, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, May 25th

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Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Matt Chapman, Joe Musgrove, Jorge Bonifacio, and Ryan Borucki.

Prospect of the Day:

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May 25, 2016 10:44 am

Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, May 24th

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Wilson Karaman

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Zach Eflin, Bradley Zimmer, Mike Yastrzemski, and Andrew Morales.

Prospect of the Day:

Zach Eflin, RP, Philadelphia Phillies (Triple-A Lehigh Valley): 7 IP, 4 H, BB, 6 K.
That’s three straight outstanding starts for Eflin, who continues to evolve into an impressive pitching prospect. He’s a smart kid, and sometimes smart kids take some time to figure things out. After struggling to find a balance between his four- and two-seam fastballs he’s finding that happy place now, and rapid development of a curveball he just added to the mix last year has helped him boost his strikeout totals significantly.


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May 24, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Monday, May 23rd

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Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Sandy Alcantara, Jon Harris, Willie Calhoun, and Josh Naylor.

Prospect of the Day:

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May 23, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of May 20-22

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Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out this weekend, including Jacob Faria, Daniel Gossett, Adam Brett Walker, Mike Yastrzemski, and Dwight Smith.

Prospect of the Weekend:

Jacob Faria, RHP, Tampa Bay Rays (Double-A Montgomery): 7 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 11 K.
Command has been an issue for Faria in 2016, but it certainly wasn’t an issue on Saturday. When everything is clicking, he’ll show two plus pitches in his fastball and change, and the curveball is a fringe-average offering with enough depth to keep hitters honest. He doesn’t have the upside of some of the other big names in the Rays’ system, but assuming he throws enough strikes, he has a great chance of pitching in the back of someone’s rotation for a long time.


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