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Double-A Report

Josh Cooper -Premium Content

Double-A Mississippi manager Phillip Wellman has an interesting way to describe Braves' lefthanded-hitting outfielder Brandon Jones' swing. "It's like when you look at a piece of art and it is beautiful and you can't understand why," Wellman said. "That is how his swing is. You can't pinpoint why it is more beautiful than others, but you can tell that it is."

Minors | #2007#Classification Reports#Double-A

Angels Organization Report

Bill Shaikin -Premium Content

Darren O'Day didn't throw hard enough to make pro teams drool, or to prompt them to draft him after his junior season, when he helped lead the Gators to the College World Series. But he got enough outs to catch the attention of Tom Kotchman, the Angels' Rookie-level Orem manager and the Florida scout responsible for finding Scot Shields.

Majors | #2007#Los Angeles Angels#Organization Reports

BAPR Plus: June 28

J.J. Cooper -

A couple of top prospects who have had seasons to forget got a chance to shine on Wednesday. Larry Broadway had a big day for Columbus, while Trevor Crowe’s struggles […]


Red Sox Organization Report

John Tomase -Premium Content

Ryan Dent, an 18-year-old shortstop (no relation to Yankees villain Bucky Dent) out of Wilson High in Long Beach was one of the most athletic players in the 2007 draft. Clocked at 4.1 seconds to first base out of the righthanded batter's box, the 5-foot-10, 180-pounder hit .474 with 29 RBIs and 28 steals. The Sox selected him No. 62 overall.

Majors | #2007#Boston Red Sox#Organization Reports