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06-30

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

06-29

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, June 28th
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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
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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
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
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Christopher Crawford

04-22

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

04-21

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

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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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April 25, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of April 22-24

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Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out over the weekend, including Junior Fernandez, Josh Bell, Dinelson Lamet, Tyler Krieger, and Jaime Schultz.

Prospect of the Weekend:

Junior Fernandez, RHP, St. Louis Cardinals (Low-A Peoria): 8 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 10 K.
Signed for $400,000 after taking the Alex Reyes/Lucius Fox route (prep then international), Fernandez’s talent is up there with anyone’s. The fastball is double-plus and has been clocked up to 99 mph, and he throws a change that will make any hitter who sits on the heater look silly. The breaking ball appears to be coming along, and even with a delivery that has some effort, he absolutely has a chance to stay in a rotation.


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