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05-25

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Minor League Update: Games of May 24th
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Steve Givarz

05-24

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Minor League Update: Games of May 23rd
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Steve Givarz

05-23

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Minor League Update: Games of May 22nd
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Steve Givarz

05-22

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Minor League Update: Games of May 19-21
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Mark Anderson

05-19

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Minor League Update: Games of May 18
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Steve Givarz

05-18

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Minor League Update: Games of May 17
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Steve Givarz

05-17

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Minor League Update: Games of May 16
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Steve Givarz

05-16

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Minor League Update: Games of May 15
by
Wilson Karaman

05-15

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Minor League Update: Games of May 12-14
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Mark Anderson

05-12

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Minor League Update: Games of May 11
by
Wilson Karaman

05-11

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Minor League Update: Games of May 10th
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Steve Givarz

05-10

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Minor League Update: Games of May 9th
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Steve Givarz

05-09

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Minor League Update: Games of May 8th
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Steve Givarz

05-08

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Minor League Update: Games of May 5th-7th
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Mark Anderson

05-05

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Minor League Update: Games of May 4
by
Wilson Karaman

05-04

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Minor League Update: Games of May 3
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Steve Givarz

05-03

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Minor League Update: Games of May 2
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Steve Givarz

05-02

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Minor League Update: Games of May 1
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Steve Givarz

05-01

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Minor League Update: Games of April 28th-30th
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Mark Anderson

04-28

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Minor League Update: Games of April 27
by
Wilson Karaman

04-27

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Minor League Update: Games of April 26
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Steve Givarz

04-26

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Minor League Update: Games of April 25
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Steve Givarz

04-25

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Minor League Update: Games of April 24
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Steve Givarz

04-24

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Minor League Update: Games of April 21st-23rd
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Mark Anderson

04-21

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Minor League Update: Games of April 20th
by
Wilson Karaman

04-20

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Minor League Update: Games of April 19th
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Steve Givarz

04-19

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Minor League Update: Games of April 18th
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Steve Givarz

04-18

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Minor League Update: Games of April 17
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Steve Givarz

04-17

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Minor League Update: Games of April 14th-16th, 2017
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Mark Anderson

04-14

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Minor League Update: Games of April 13th
by
Wilson Karaman

04-13

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Minor League Update: Games of April 12th
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Steve Givarz

04-12

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Minor League Update: Games of April 11th
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Steve Givarz

04-11

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Minor League Update: Games of April 10th
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Steve Givarz

04-10

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Minor League Update: Games of April 7th-9th
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Mark Anderson

04-07

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Minor League Update: Games of April 6
by
Wilson Karaman

11-21

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Minor League Update: Games of November 18th-20th
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Mark Anderson

11-18

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Minor League Update: Games of November 17th
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Mauricio Rubio

11-17

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Minor League Update: Games of November 16th
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Mauricio Rubio

11-16

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Minor League Update: Games of November 15th
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Mauricio Rubio

11-15

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Minor League Update: Games of November 14th
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Wilson Karaman

11-14

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Minor League Update: Games of November 11th-13th
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Mark Anderson

11-11

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Minor League Update: Games of November 10th
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Mauricio Rubio

11-10

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Minor League Update: Games of November 9th
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Mauricio Rubio

11-09

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Minor League Update: Games of November 8th
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Mauricio Rubio

11-08

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Minor League Update: Games of November 7th
by
Wilson Karaman

11-07

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Minor League Update: Games of November 4-6th
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Mark Anderson

11-04

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Minor League Update: Games of November 3rd
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Mauricio Rubio

11-03

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Minor League Update: Games of November 2nd
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Mauricio Rubio

11-02

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Minor League Update: Games of November 1st
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Mauricio Rubio

11-01

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Minor League Update: Games of October 31st
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Wilson Karaman

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May 9, 2017 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of May 8th

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Steve Givarz

The Rangers keep unearthing projectable arms, and Alex Jackson continues his assault on the FSL.

Hitter of the Day:

Victor Caratini, C/1B, Chicago Cubs (Triple-A, Iowa): 4-5, R, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, K
Can Caratini catch? Eh…let’s talk about how well he hits! A switch-hitter, Caratini has bat speed from both sides with some pop. He uses the whole field, which helps him avoid the shift and can work counts. What position does he play? Maybe C? Maybe go back to 3B?


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May 8, 2017 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of May 5th-7th

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Mark Anderson

Strong weekends from Tucker, Acuna, Frazier, and Moncada lead the MLU.

Prospect of the Weekend:

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May 5, 2017 8:49 am

Minor League Update: Games of May 4

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Wilson Karaman

Notes on Franchy Cordero, Kolby Allard, Anthony Banda, Carson Kelly, Tyler O’Neill, and more.

Hitter of the Day:

Franchy Cordero, CF, San Diego Padres (Triple-A El Paso): 5-5, R, 2B, 4 RBI, 2 SB
Franchy’s hit tool remains a question mark-filled slice of scouting real estate, and prior to yesterday the season had largely been a big ol’ struggle for him at Triple A. But even throughout the early scuffles he’s still done him some interesting slugging, and the quick-twitch athleticism has never been in question. The secondary skills are good enough for him to carve out a 25-man role as is. How much farther he goes from there, we’ll have to wait and see.


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May 4, 2017 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of May 3

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Steve Givarz

Notes on Ian Clarkin, Vladimir Gutierrez, Trevor Clifton, Willy Adames, Tyler Marincov, and more.

Hitter of the Day:

Tyler Marincov, OF, Oakland Athletics (Double-A, Midland): 3-5, 3 R, 3 HR, 5 RBI, K
This is the first time he has been mentioned in these pages, and I can’t say whether this will be the last. But if he keeps having three-homer games, I will keep name dropping him.


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May 3, 2017 8:13 am

Minor League Update: Games of May 2

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Steve Givarz

Notes on Rafael Devers, Cal Quantrill, Dane Dunning, Lewin Diaz, and more.

Hitter of the Day:

Rafael Devers, 3B, Boston Red Sox (Double-A, Portland): 5-5, 4 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI

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May 2, 2017 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of May 1

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Steve Givarz

A dominant showing from Josh Staumont highlights how good he can be when he's remotely in the zone.

Hitter of the Day:

Magneuris Sierra, OF, St. Louis Cardinals (High-A, Palm Beach): 4-5, 2 R, 2B, 2 3B, 2 RBI
A toolsy outfielder, Sierra checks a lot of boxes, including plus speed, a plus arm, and the potential to be a plus defender in the OF. While he might not provide a lot of power, or walks, he has consistently made hard, loud contact wherever he has played. He is still 21 and could add some weight to his frame, but Sierra has leadoff hitter type potential.


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May 1, 2017 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of April 28th-30th

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Mark Anderson

Carter Kieboom's three homers headline an eventful weekend, which features a new, toolsy prospect in the Rangers system.

Prospect of the Weekend:

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April 28, 2017 8:08 am

Minor League Update: Games of April 27

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Wilson Karaman

Notes on Yadier Alvarez, Zach Shepherd, Josh Hader, Mark Appel, Nick Senzel, and more.

Hitter of the Day:

Zach Shepherd, 3B, Detroit Tigers (High-A Lakeland): 2-3, 2 BB, 2 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI, K
Aussie, Aussie, Aussie! Oi, Oi, Oi! Signed by Detroit as a 16-year-old from Sydney, Shepherd announced his stateside presence with authority during a stellar GCL debut back in 2014, but has failed to move the needle much since. He hit a whopping .186 in his first go against High-A pitching last year, but so far, so much better in 2017, as a return engagement has brought a .306/.400/.556 line through his first 20 games this season. There isn’t a carrying tool here, but the glove is decent at third and there’s some intriguing raw material with the bat.


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April 27, 2017 9:16 am

Minor League Update: Games of April 26

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Steve Givarz

Notes on Cody Reed, Erick Fedde, Kyle Tucker, Will Craig, Dylan Cozens, and more.

Pitcher of the Day:

Cody Reed, LHP, Arizona Diamondbacks (Low-A, Kane County): 6 IP, 0 H, 0 R, BB, 11 K
After suffering through a dead arm period last July, the other Cody Reed has gotten off to a quality start in Kane County. While his arsenal is average, his advanced strike-throwing ability has flummoxed hitters thus far.


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April 26, 2017 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of April 25

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Steve Givarz

Another day, another perfect game.

Pitcher of the Day:

Domenic Mazza, LHP, San Francisco Giants (Low-A, Augusta): 9 IP, 0 H, 0 BB, 0 R, 9 K
That’s right a perfect game. This was also a Maddux, as he accomplished the feat in 85 pitches. Mazza is not a prospect, he is a strike throwing, mid-to-upper 80s arm. It helps to have quality off-speed you can throw for strikes. While this was the first mention of Mr. Mazza on these pages, it might take more moments like this to garner more mentions.


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April 25, 2017 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of April 24

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Steve Givarz

Edwin Rios, Spencer Adams, Conner Greene, Daniel Brito and more.

Hitter of the Day:

Edwin Rios, CIF, Los Angeles Dodgers (Double-A, Tulsa): 5-5, 2 2B, 4 RBI
The heartthrob of one Mr. Wilson Karaman, Rios has plus to better raw power and can utilize it in games, but he has a lot of swing and miss and is likely to be a 1B only given his 20 run and lack of quickness at 3B.


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April 24, 2017 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of April 21st-23rd

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Mark Anderson

Hard to top a perfect game...

Prospect of the Weekend:

Tyler Mahle, RHP, Reds (Double-A, Pensacola): 9 IP, 0 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 8 K.
This will probably be the most predictable “Prospect of the Weekend” selection I have all season, and for those that weren’t paying attention Saturday night, or Sunday morning, or even when you were reading the first line of this section above, Mahle tossed a perfect game in Pensacola’s Saturday victory. Mahle’s 89-pitch masterpiece was nothing short of remarkable, and represents his second no-hitter (in this case a perfect game) in less than twelve months, having tossed a no-no last June. Mahle’s fastball will pan a nearly 10-mph range from 88-97 mph, while complimenting it with plus command, and three quality secondary pitches. Mahle is quickly working his way up the Reds prospect rankings, and he should reach the big leagues in 2018.


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