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06-14

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Minor League Update: Games of June 12-13
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Zach Mortimer

06-12

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, June 11
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Zach Mortimer

06-11

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, June 10
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Zach Mortimer

06-10

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Minor League Update: Games of June 6-June 9
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Zach Mortimer

06-06

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, June 5
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Zach Mortimer

06-05

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, June 4
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Zach Mortimer

06-04

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, June 3
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Zach Mortimer

06-03

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Minor League Update: Games of June 1-2
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05-31

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, May 30
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05-30

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, May 29
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05-29

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, May 28
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Zach Mortimer

05-28

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Minor League Update: Games of May 24-27
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05-24

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, May 23
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05-23

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, May 22
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05-22

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, May 21
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05-21

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, May 20
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Zach Mortimer

05-20

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Minor League Update: Games of May 16-19
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05-16

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, May 15
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Zach Mortimer

05-15

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, May 14
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Zach Mortimer

05-14

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, May 13
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05-13

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Minor League Update: Games of May 10-12
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Zach Mortimer

05-10

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, May 9
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05-09

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, May 8
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Zach Mortimer

05-08

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, May 7
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05-07

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, May 6
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Zach Mortimer

05-06

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Minor League Update: Games of May 2-May 5
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05-02

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, May 1
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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, April 30
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04-30

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, April 29
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04-29

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Minor League Update: Games of April 27-28
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04-27

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Minor League Update: Games of April 25-26
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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, April 24
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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, April 23
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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, April 22
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04-22

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Minor League Update: Games of April 19-April 21
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04-19

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, April 18
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04-18

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, April 17
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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, April 16
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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, April 15
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04-15

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Minor League Update: Games of April 12-14
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Zach Mortimer

04-12

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, April 11
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Zach Mortimer

04-11

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, April 10
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Zach Mortimer

04-10

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, April 9
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Zach Mortimer

04-09

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, April 8
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04-08

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Minor League Update: Games of April 5-April 7
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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, April 4
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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, April 1
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Minor League Update: Games of March 29-30
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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, March 28
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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, March 27
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May 24, 2013 5:09 am

Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, May 23

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Zach Mortimer

Lefty Daniel Norris is beginning to put together the pieces that could eventually help him make good on the Blue Jays' $2 million investment.

Pitching Prospect of the Day: Daniel Norris, LHP, Blue Jays (Low-A Lansing): 4.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 10 K. Well, well, well, this is the Daniel Norris we all expected to see after he received a $2 million bonus after the 2011 draft. I saw him for a three-inning miniature stint this spring, the smallest of sample sizes. The fastball can touch plus velocities; curveball flashes plus; changeup can flash plus. The problem was that everything could just leave him in one pitch. He would go from “oh man” (in a good way) to “oh man” (in an awful way) in a spam of three pitches. I am still a believer. The stuff is still there, and I believe he can put it together; 34.1 IP, 41 H, 26 ER, 21 BB, 38 K in 10 outings.

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May 23, 2013 2:57 am

Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, May 22

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Zach Mortimer

Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez has made some swing adjustments that could turn him into a big-league regular.

Pitching Prospect of the Day: Tyler Skaggs, LHP, Diamondbacks (Triple-A Reno): 7.2 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 10 K; potential solid-average fastball; easy plus curveball; average changeup; early-season struggles in the PCL; profiles as a very good number-three starter.

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May 22, 2013 3:25 am

Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, May 21

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Zach Mortimer

In which Zach writes a farewell letter to Kevin Gausman, who is heading up to The Show on Thursday.

Pitching Prospect of the Day: Ty Blach, LHP, Giants (High-A San Jose): 8.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 11 K; fringy fastball; slurvy breaking ball; solid-average changeup; back-end profile  39.2 IP, 46 H, 10 ER, 3 BB, 33 K in seven starts.

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May 21, 2013 12:25 am

Minor League Update: Games of Monday, May 20

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Zach Mortimer

Marlins lefty Andrew Heaney impressed in his 2013 debut, fanning nine in 4 1/3 innings.

Pitching Prospect of the Day: Andrew Heaney, LHP, Marlins (High-A Jupiter): 4.1 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 9 K; potential plus fastball; potential plus curveball; potential average changeup; first start of the 2013 season.

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May 20, 2013 3:07 am

Minor League Update: Games of May 16-19

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Zach Mortimer

Four days of prospect goodness in this weekend update, which includes a note on the recently promoted Jurickson Profar.

Games of Thursday, May 16

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May 16, 2013 1:54 am

Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, May 15

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Zach Mortimer

Carlos Contreras delivered a dominant outing for the Reds' High-A affiliate, but his future is likely in the bullpen.

Pitching Prospect of the Day: Carlos Contreras, RHP, Reds (High-A Bakersfield): 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 9 K; potential plus fastball; potential plus changeup; fringy curveball; below-average command; most believe his future is in the bullpen.

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May 15, 2013 3:43 am

Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, May 14

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Zach Mortimer

Reds outfielder Jesse Winker has good offensive upside, but will need to reach his ceiling to be an everyday player.

Pitching Prospect of the Day: Neil Ramirez, RHP, Rangers (Double-A Frisco): 7.0 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 11 K; plus fastball; potential plus slider; inconsistent changeup; get-me-over curveball; stuff will tick up in bursts; back-end starter or possible setup man; 43.0 IP, 21 H, 14 ER, 18 BB, 55 K in eight starts.

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May 14, 2013 1:38 am

Minor League Update: Games of Monday, May 13

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Zach Mortimer

Diamondbacks righty Archie Bradley is soaring toward the top of prospect lists with electric stuff and excellent numbers to prove it.

Pitching Prospect of the Day: Archie Bradley, RHP, Diamondbacks (Double-A Mobile): 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 9 K; top-notch pitching arsenal; plus-plus fastball; potential plus-plus curveball; solid-average changeup; big, athletic frame; stock on the rise; could be a top-10 overall prospect; 42.2 IP, 29 H, 5 ER, 16 BB, 63 K in eight starts at two levels this year.

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May 13, 2013 1:44 am

Minor League Update: Games of May 10-12

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Zach Mortimer

Yankees righty Rafael De Paula added 12 strikeouts on Friday to his season total of 58 in 33 1/3 innings.

Games of Friday, May 10

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May 10, 2013 1:32 am

Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, May 9

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Zach Mortimer

Evaluators are mixed on Jesus Aguilar's ceiling, but he looked the part of a future regular last night.

Pitching Prospect of the Day: Max Fried, LHP, Padres (Low-A Fort Wayne): 5.2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 4 BB, 8 K; polished high-school arm; plus fastball; plus-plus curveball; changeup could be solid-average; started a no-hitter on this evening; room to add mass to his frame; number-two-starter ceiling; 19.0 IP, 17 H, 8 ER, 10 BB, 22 K in four starts.

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May 9, 2013 3:27 am

Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, May 8

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Zach Mortimer

Rays lefty Blake Snell is beginning to turn heads for Low-A Bowling Green.

Pitching Prospect of the Day: Blake Snell, LHP, Rays (Low-A Bowling Green): 6.0 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 10 K; fastball has easy plus potential; slider and changeup both have plus potential; command is developing; get on board, the stock has two arrows pointing up; 25.2 IP, 23 H, 8 ER, 16 BB, 34 K in six starts.

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May 8, 2013 1:04 am

Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, May 7

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Zach Mortimer

Christian Yelich showed off his plus-plus hit tool in a five-knock effort for Double-A Jacksonville.

Pitching Prospect of the Day: Alec Asher, RHP, Rangers (High-A Myrtle Beach): 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 11 K; big frame; fastball can reach plus velocity; will need to locate because it can straighten out on him; slider with plus potential; curveball and changeup both developing into major-league-quality pitches; thanks to my good friend Jason Cole for the info.

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