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March 28, 2014 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 27

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Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out in Cactus and Grapefruit League play, including Cardinals outfielder Stephen Piscotty.

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November 5, 2013 6:00 am

Minor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of November 4

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Jeff Moore

Notes on eight prospects, including Reds outfielder Yorman Rodriguez and Marlins left-hander Andrew Heaney.

Hitter of the Day: Yorman Rodriguez, RF, Reds (Glendale Desert Dogs): 2-4, 2 R, 2 HR, 2 K. This game perhaps epitomizes Rodriguez as well as any game by any prospect has this fall. The Reds have dreamt on Rodriguez’s power for years and while it has showed up in sports in the minors, it hasn’t yet developed completely the way they had hoped. Much of that has to do with his unrefined approach, which leads to swings at bad pitches and big strikeout numbers. This game had both.

Pitcher of the Day: Andrew Heaney, LHP, Marlins (Glendale Desert Dogs): 5 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 1 K. There weren’t many dominant pitching performances on Monday, so a good outing from a great prospect gets the honor. Heaney wasn’t his normal dominant self on Monday, but he doesn’t give up any extra base runners, so even when he doesn’t have his best swing-and-miss stuff he can still be quite effective.

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October 11, 2013 4:00 am

Minor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of October 10

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Jeff Moore

The debut AFL edition highlights Reds outfielder Yorman Rodriguez, Nationals pitcher Matt Purke, and 10 other prospects.

Hitter of the Day: Yorman Rodriguez, RF, Reds (Glendale Desert Dogs): 2-5, 2 R, 2B, HR. It feels like Rodriguez has been around forever, mainly because he has, but he’s still just 20 and quite raw. He’s used to facing older competition, so the AFL shouldn’t faze him too much. His power potential finally began to translate into power production for the first time in 2013, and he’s off to a good start in carrying that over to the AFL this fall.

Pitcher of the Day: Matt Purke, SP, Nationals (Mesa Solar Sox): 3 IP, 2 H, 1 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 2 K. Any time you can make it though an AFL start without allowing an earned run, it’s a moral victory. Of course, for Purke, any time he’s healthy enough to take the field given his injury history, it’s a victory as well. Purke’s stuff has diminished since his dominant early college days, but he’s showing the ability to get by with a lesser arsenal.

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