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05-26

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Minor League Update: Games of May 25
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Wilson Karaman

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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11

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

05-19

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7

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
by
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
by
Steve Givarz

05-10

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9

Minor League Update: Games of May 9th
by
Steve Givarz

05-09

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8

Minor League Update: Games of May 8th
by
Steve Givarz

05-08

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6

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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12

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

04-28

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6

Minor League Update: Games of April 27
by
Wilson Karaman

04-27

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9

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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7

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

04-21

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14

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
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Wilson Karaman

04-13

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Minor League Update: Games of April 12th
by
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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15

Minor League Update: Games of April 7th-9th
by
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
by
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
by
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

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Minor League Update: Games of November 1st
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Mauricio Rubio

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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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April 21, 2017 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of April 20th

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Wilson Karaman

Notes on Yoan Moncada, Austin Meadows, Yency Almonte, Franklin Barreto, and dank Herb.

Hitter of the Day:

Yoan Moncada, 2B, Chicago White Sox (Triple-A Charlotte): 2-3, BB, 3 R, HR, RBI, 2 SB, K
On a night when Chris Sale punched out 13 for Boston, Moncada reminded everybody in Chicago that he can fill up a stat sheet just fine his own damn self, thank you very much. He continues to strike out at a semi-alarming rate, but the power/speed combination is as elite as they get in the minor leagues. Pour one out for this poor Henry Owens fastball, y’all.


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April 20, 2017 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of April 19th

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Steve Givarz

Oh look, another Cubs prospect having a big day.

Hitter of the Day:

Michael Chavis, 3B, Boston Red Sox (High-A, Salem): 3-4, 3 R, 3 HR, 5 RBI, BB
There were a lot of home runs hit today by notable prospects, but most of them lack the raw power that Chavis provides. It’s easy plus to better raw, with a plus arm at the hot corner. He has just struggled making contact and getting too pull happy. The tools are still there for an impact player at 3B, more days like this can only help.


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April 19, 2017 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of April 18th

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Steve Givarz

Notes on Triston McKenzie, Andrew Stevenson, Lewis Brinson, Nick Gordon, Sean Newcomb, and more.

Pitcher of the Day:

Triston McKenzie, RHP, Cleveland Indians (High-A, Lynchburg): 5 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 2 BB 8 K
The concern with McKenzie isn’t so much stuff—he has plenty in his arsenal—it's his size and whether he can add weight. His stuff is gaudy—a plus fastball with dominant life, a curveball with tight spin and lots of depth, a changeup with fade and run, and he throws all of them for strikes. But at 6-foot-5 and 165 pounds, he needs to add more to his frame.


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April 18, 2017 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of April 17

6

Steve Givarz

Ryan McMahon falls a double short of the cycle, and more.

Hitter of the Day:
Ryan McMahon, 3B, Colorado Rockies (Double-A, Hartford): 5-7, 3B, HR, 6 RBI, BB, 2 K
Jeffrey Paternostro attended this outing for McMahon and these were his comments to us during the game, “McMahon is going to hit balls straight out of this stadium. As long as they aren’t breaking balls. He still looks lost against spin.”

Pitcher of the Day:
Jack Flaherty, RHP, St. Louis Cardinals (Double-A, Springfield): 7 2/3 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 9 K
Flaherty can get lost in the shuffle between their high-octane arms, but he is a quality arm with more pitchability then you would expect. While his fastball lacks plus velocity, his changeup and slider are both plus offerings and he throws his entire arsenal for strikes.





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April 17, 2017 6:00 am

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

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Mark Anderson

Chris Shaw, Juan Soto, and Lucas Erceg lead the way.

Prospect of the Weekend:

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April 14, 2017 10:12 am

Minor League Update: Games of April 13th

9

Wilson Karaman

Notes on Kevin Kramer, Dane Dunning, Josh Staumont, Ian Happ, Brian Johnson, and more.

Hitter of the Day:

Kevin Kramer, 2B, Pittsburgh Pirates (Double-A Altoona): 3-4, 2 R, 2 HR, 2 RBI
Kramer might be the hottest hitter in all of minor league baseball thus far, as yesterday’s monster game lifts him up to a .423/.531/.846 through seven games. That’s, like, David-Ortiz-in-the-World-Series good. He is not a power guy by trade, but he is a good hitter, and a spike in pop would be a welcome development for a guy whose profile is on the fringy side as things stand. They say to never bet against a good hit tool, though.


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April 13, 2017 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of April 12th

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Steve Givarz

Notes on Jeimer Candelario, Juan Soto, Ian Happ, Albert Abreu, Brent Honeywell, and more.

Pitcher(s) of the Day:

Visalia Rawhide, Arizona Diamondbacks (High-A) 10 IP, 1 H, 16 K

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April 12, 2017 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of April 11th

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Steve Givarz

Connor Sadzeck and Carson Kelly lead the way.

Pitcher of the Day:

Connor Sadzeck, RHP, Texas Rangers (Double-A, Frisco): 5 IP, 1 H, 0 BB, 9 K
His first start did not go well as he did not even record an out while giving up four earned runs on four walks. This time everything was working. His fastball is a comfortable plus-plus offering, while offering promising secondaries, he just needs more consistency from day to day.


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April 11, 2017 8:29 am

Minor League Update: Games of April 10th

2

Steve Givarz

Notes on Jason Groome, Carlos Rincon, Mike Soroka, Amed Rosario, Kevin Newman, and more.

Hitter of the Day:

Carlos Rincon, OF, Los Angeles Dodgers (Low-A, Great Lakes), 2-3, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 BB, 1 SB, 1 K
Signed for $350,000 in 2015, Rincon pairs an athletic body with loads of raw power, he also has a plus arm and is an average runner down the line. But, like many young kids, Rincon struck out often in his pro debut and will need to cut down on those to tap into his prodigious raw power.


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April 10, 2017 6:00 am

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

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Mark Anderson

The best performers of the weekend.

Prospect of the Weekend:

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April 7, 2017 8:28 am

Minor League Update: Games of April 6

17

Wilson Karaman

Notes galore from minor-league Opening Day.

Ahhhhh, it feels good to be back, baby!

Prospect of the Day:

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