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05-27

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

05-26

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

04-15

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

04-14

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

04-13

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, April 12th
by
Wilson Karaman

04-12

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, April 11th
by
Christopher Crawford

04-11

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

04-08

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, April 7th
by
Christopher Crawford

01-18

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Minor League Update: Winter League Risers
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Mark Anderson

01-06

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Minor League Update: Games of January 4-5, 2016
by
Wilson Karaman

01-04

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Minor League Update: Games of December 30-January 3
by
Mark Anderson

12-28

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Minor League Update: Games of December 25-27
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Mark Anderson

12-23

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Minor League Update: Games of December 21-22
by
Wilson Karaman

12-21

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Minor League Update: Games of December 18-20
by
Mark Anderson

12-18

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Minor League Update: Games of December 16-17
by
Wilson Karaman

12-16

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Minor League Update: Games of December 14-15
by
Jeffrey Paternostro

12-14

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Minor League Update: Games of December 11-13
by
Mark Anderson

12-11

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Minor League Update: Games of December 9-10
by
Jeffrey Paternostro

12-09

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Minor League Update: Games of December 7-8
by
Wilson Karaman

12-07

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Minor League Update: Games of December 4-6, 2015
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Mark Anderson

12-04

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Minor League Update: Games of December 2-3
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Jeffrey Paternostro

12-02

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Minor League Update: Games of November 30-December 1
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Wilson Karaman

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May 11, 2016 10:54 am

Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, May 10th

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Wilson Karaman

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Tim Locastro, Harrison Bader, Chris Ellis, and Phillip Ervin.

Prospect of the Day:

Tim Locastro, 2B, Los Angeles Dodgers (High-A Rancho Cucamonga): 4-5, 4 R, 2B, 3B, HR, 2 RBI.
That’s a proper cycle, for those of you scoring at home – the first one I’ve seen live in about three years. Bought Acquired from the Blue Jays last July, Locastro just hits. He gets early, subtle rhythm through his setup into a fluid weight transfer, consistently keeping his hands back and attacking the ball with his wrists and arms. He shows an advanced ability to adjust in-swing, he handles velocity, and there’s enough pull-side pop to keep pitchers honest. He posts plus run times with good instincts on the bases, and the defensive projection is that of a fundamentally sound, solid-if-unspectacular glove at the keystone. So how come he doesn’t get more attention, you may ask? Well, he was a D3 player in college who’s been age-appropriate for each level, and he toils in the Dodgers’ system, where he’s approximately the 412th-best prospect, give or take. He can play, though.


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May 10, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Monday, May 9th

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Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Bradley Zimmer, Dan Vogelbach, Alex Verdugo, Stephen Gonsalves, and Mitch Keller.

Prospect of the Day:

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May 9, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of May 6-8

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Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out over the weekend, including Brett Phillips, Willy Adames, Rafael Devers, Pedro Fernandez, and Peter Lambert.

Prospect of the Weekend:

Brett Phillips, OF Milwaukee Brewers (Double-A Biloxi): 3-for-5, 3 HR.
One of the big question marks about Phillips after he was shipped to Milwaukee in the Carlos Gomez trade was whether or not he was going to hit for power. One game does not a power hitter make, but it does show you that there’s at least a semblance of pop in his left-handed bat. In all honesty, he doesn’t have to hit for a ton of power, as he draws walks, hits the ball all over the field, and plays above-average defense in center. If he can turn a few more of those hits into dingers, he’s a potential All-Star, but even without many homers, there’s an awful lot to like.


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May 6, 2016 8:41 am

Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, May 5th

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Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Anderson Espinoza, Alex Blandino, Jordan Guerrero, and Chase De Jong.

Prospect of the Day:

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May 5, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, May 4th

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Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Julio Urias, Harrison Musgrave, Casey Gillaspie, and Bobby Bradley.

Prospect of the Day:

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May 4, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, May 3rd

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Wilson Karaman

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Steven Moya, Ryan Castellani, Jose De Leon, and Chris Shaw.

Prospect of the Day:

Steven Moya, RF, Detroit Tigers (Triple-A Toledo): 4-5, 3 R, 2B, 2 HR, 5 RBI.
Moya followed up a three-hit night on Monday (noted yesterday by moon-howling booster Mark Anderson) with this monster effort last night to seize the International League lead in home runs and slugging. The approach remains extremely aggressive, but perhaps most encouragingly in the early going he’s whiffed just 20 times in his first 100 plate appearances. He’s never likely to threaten for a batting title, but even if the contact gains don’t stick around it’s worth remembering that Mark Reynolds is a decade and $25-some-odd million into his career and still kicking it on a 25-man roster.


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May 3, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Monday, May 2nd

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Mark Anderson

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Daniel Robertson, Renato Nunez, Angel Perdomo, Amir Garrett, and Yohander Mendez.

Prospect of the Day:

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May 2, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of April 29-May 1

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Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out over the weekend, including (the other) Cody Reed, (the Reds) Cody Reed, Matt Chapman, Joe Gatto, and Tyler O'Neill.

Prospect of the Weekend:

Cody Reed, LHP, Arizona Diamondbacks (Low-A Kane County): 5.2 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 11 K.
In Reed’s first two starts this year, he’s struck out 22 hitters, walked zero, and given up one more earned run than you and I have this season. The D’backs 2014 second-round pick is massive, and he uses that size and impressive arm strength to showcase a plus fastball. Both of the secondary pitches lack consistency, but this is a very talented southpaw who could pitch in the middle of a rotation in the next 2-3 years.


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April 29, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, April 28th

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Mark Anderson

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Lucas Sims, Andrew Suarez, Byron Buxton, and Ozzie Albies.

Prospect of the Day:

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April 28, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, April 27th

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Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Harrison Bader

Harrison Bader, OF, St. Louis Cardinals (Double-A Springfield): 4-for-5, 2 R, 2B, HR.
Bader was the Cardinals third-round selection last year, and many feel he fell to that round because there was no standout tool. The issue with this, for me, is that when you have five average ones, that can be the standout tool, especially when you can play center field. Be it as a fourth outfielder or as a starter in a premium position, Bader is going to bring value. If it’s the latter, he’ll be regarded as a draft steal.


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April 27, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, April 26th

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Wilson Karaman

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Tyler Glasnow, Braden Shipley, Drew Ward, and Daniel Palka.

Prospect of the Day:

Tyler Glasnow, RHP, Pittsburgh Pirates (Triple-A Indianapolis): 6 IP, 2 H, BB, 11 K.
Glasnow has left little doubt about his readiness to jump into a big-league rotation through four International League outings this April. He reportedly worked in some 91-mph changeups, and has now limited his walk total to just seven through 21 innings. All systems certainly appear go here.


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April 26, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Monday, April 25th

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Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Tim Anderson, Joey Gallo, Max Moroff, Amir Garrett, and Matt Strahm.

Prospect of the Day:

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