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BAPR Plus: May 7

J.J. Cooper -

Daric Barton homered on Sunday, Chris Lambert has moved to the bullpen and Michael Bowden proved once again that he’s pitching at a different level than the other Lancaster starters. […]

Minors

Scherzer Debuts Well

John Manuel -

Former Missouri righthander Max Scherzer allowed one hit and struck out six in his professional debut Saturday night, pitching 3 2/3 innings of shutout ball for the Fort Worth Cats […]

Draft | #Stock Report

Highs & Lows: May 6

Chris Kline -

TRIPLE-A HIGHS: Pirates righthander Brian Bullington was again impressive in Indianapolis’™ 8-5 win against Louisville. Bullington, whose fastball has climbed back into the 92-93 mph range over his last two […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

Ask BA

Jim Callis -

What are the differences between David Price and Rick Porcello, the top college and high school pitchers in the 2007 draft? How about between Josh Vitters and Matt Wieters, two candidates to go No. 3 overall to the Cubs? What were the scouting reports on Moises Alou, Ray Durham and Vernon Wells when they were coming up through the minors?

Minors | #2007#Ask BA

Highs & Lows: May 5

Chris Kline -

TRIPLE’“A HIGHS: Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury made his Triple-A debut at Pawtucket after getting called up from Double-A Portland on Thursday night. Ellsbury, who batted .452/.518/.644 in73 at-bats […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

BAPR Plus: May 4

J.J. Cooper -

Matt DeSalvo and Devern Hansack are headed to the big leagues, Jacoby Ellsbury is headed to Triple-A and Luke Hochevar proved he’s not invincible. Triple-A Rochester’s Scott Baker was cruising […]

Minors

Minor League Transactions

Matt Eddy -

This post documents all transactions reported between April 21-30. Last week’s transactions available here. Arizona Diamondbacks Recalled: RHP Dustin Nippert, RHP Yusmeiro Petit Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Yusmeiro Petit, RHP […]

Minors | #Transactions

College Weekend Preview: May 4-6

Aaron Fitt -

Six members of the Top 25 are off this week for exams and three others get a break from conference action to play nonconference series, but there are still some significant league matchups on the slate, none more so than Penn-Brown. The best-of-three series will determine the Ivy League champion and the first member of the 64-team NCAA tournament field.

College | #2007#Weekend Preview

Martinez Heats Up

Chris Kline -

Mets outfielder Fernando Martinez got off to a hot start at Double-A Binghamton, going 5-for-8 over his first two games in the Eastern League as an 18-year-old. But then things […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

Cust Joins Growing A’s Outfield Corps

Jim Callis -

Another day, another outfielder for the Athletics. On Thursday, Oakland made its fourth trade involving an outfielder in a week, getting Jack Cust from the Padres for a player to be named or cash considerations. San Diego ultimately received cash considerations to complete the trade.

Majors | #2007#Trade Central