Bill Mitchell

Arizona League Top 20 Prospects

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The Rookie-level Arizona League was on the brink of extinction two years ago when Major League Baseball considered compressing the minor leagues. Now the AZL's outlook is brighter than ever, with as many as four teams added in the next two years as more big league teams move their training bases to Arizona or add teams at the lower end of their farm systems.

Minors | #2008#League Top 20 Prospects#Rankings

Four In A Row

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Phoenix righthander Nick Blackburn didn't earn the victory in the 2007 Arizona Fall League championship game, but the Twins prospect was unquestionably the key to the Desert Dogs winning its fourth straight AFL championship with a 7-2 win over the Surprise Rafters.

Minors | #2007#Arizona Fall League#Winter Baseball