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May 21, 2012 1:14 pm

Future Shock: Monday Morning Ten Pack

20

Kevin Goldstein

This weekend saw Trevor Bauer make his Triple-A debut, Dylan Bundy doing it again (with "it" being almost indescribable) and Tim Alderson regaining prospect status.

Tim Alderson, RHP, Pirates (Double-A Altoona)
Alderson was once a hot commodity. A first-round pick by the Giants in 2007, the six-foot-six right-hander burst onto the prospect scene by putting up a 2.79 ERA in the California League as a 19-year-old thanks to average velocity and fantastic command, but the velocity began to slip, and his career seemed to go downhill after a trade to the Pirates for Freddy Sanchez. After a six-plus ERA in 2010 and a move to the bullpen last year, he was all but off the radar. Except a funny thing happened this year, as Alderson changed his approach and took up an arm conditioning program that included long-tossing, and this spring his 85-88 mph suddenly jumped to 90-92. After dominating out of the Altoona pen, he moved to the rotation this month, and on Sunday he fired seven shutout innings while allowing just two hits and touching 93; at just 23, and after a Sunday promotion to Triple-A, he's suddenly a prospect again as a potential back-end rotation piece. 


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January 4, 2012 12:18 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: The Class of 2012: The Catch-All

11

Jay Jaffe

Tim Raines has his case re-examined, and the remainder of the Hall ballot gets a look.

We all have our pet projects. With the graduations of Bert Blyleven and Ron Santo to the Hall of Fame, mine is now Tim Raines. During his 23-year major-league career, Raines combined the virtues of a keen batting eye, dazzling speed, and all-around athleticism with a cerebral approach that made him an electrifying performer and a dangerous offensive weapon. Yet in four years on the ballot, he's reached just 37.5 percent of the vote, exactly half of what he needs to reach Cooperstown.

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July 30, 2009 12:19 pm

Transaction Analysis: Major Moves Roundup

26

Christina Kahrl

The big exchanges ought to have the state of Pennsylvania set to "euphoric," but did the Giants add enough offense?

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Activated 1B-L Adam LaRoche; designated 1B/OF-L Mark Kotsay for assignment. [7/24]
Traded 1B/OF-L Mark Kotsay to the White Sox for OF-R Brian Anderson. [7/28]

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July 27, 2009 5:42 pm

Prospectus Today: Going For It

24

Joe Sheehan

In the city by the bay, the Giants can make a play for hitting talent, but will they play for high stakes or not?

After dropping the rubber game in Denver yesterday, the San Francisco Giants slipped two games in back of the Colorado Rockies in the National League's wild-card chase, as far back as they've been in some time. With just a few short days to go before the trade deadline, the Giants have to make a decision that is among the hardest of any potential playoff team: to cash in some of the high-value chips in their system to make a run this season, or hope that the current roster is good enough to hold off the competition for the final playoff spot.

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May 3, 2009 2:15 pm

Prospectus Q&A: Ross Grimsley

3

David Laurila

A successful pitching coach in the Giants organization talks about coaching, catching, and the prospects he's working with.

The San Francisco Giants possess some of the best young pitching in the game, both at the big-league level and down on the farm, and one of the reasons has been the work of Ross Grimsley. Now in his eleventh season in the organization, Grimsley has helped to develop a multitude of young hurlers since joining the coaching ranks a quarter-century ago, most recently receiving plaudits for his influence on one of the top pitching prospects in the game, Madison Bumgarner. A crafty left-hander during his playing days, Grimsley logged 124 wins over 11 big-league seasons, including 18 with the Orioles in 1974, and 20 with the Expos in 1978. Currently the pitching coach at Double-A Connecticut, Grimsley talked about his time in the game, both on the mound and as a teacher.

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January 20, 2009 12:17 pm

Future Shock: Giants Top 11 Prospects

30

Kevin Goldstein

A system topped up with high-upside prospects might field the single most talented squad at any level in any organization next season.

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July 6, 2008 12:00 am

Every Given Sunday: One Man's Teams

0

John Perrotto

Picking all 64 All-Stars, plus news and notes from around the major leagues.

The All-Star Game is still nine days away, but this year's event is already on the verge of becoming the most-hyped Midsummer Classic ever. The game will be played at Yankee Stadium in the Yankees' last season in the venerable Bronx ballpark. Major League Baseball and the Yankees plan to boost the event's memorability factor by bringing in more than three dozen Hall of Famers for a dizzying array of events and ceremonies.

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February 25, 2008 12:00 am

Future Shock: Giants Top 11 Prospects

0

Kevin Goldstein

Long overstocked with arms to the exclusion of hitting talent, they finally have an elite bat atop an improving system.

Five-Star Prospects
1. Angel Villalona, 3B/1B
Four-Star Prospects
2. Henry Sosa, RHP
Three-Star Prospects
3. Tim Alderson, RHP
4. Madison Bumgarner, LHP
5. Wendell Fairly, OF
6. Nick Noonan, SS/2B
7. Nate Schierholtz, OF
Two-Star Prospects
8. John Bowker, OF
9. Pablo Sandoval, C
10. Clayton Tanner, LHP
11. Charlie Culberson, SS/2B















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