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Padres Risk Little On Bradley

Jim Callis -

The Padres have ridden their pitching to the top of the National League West, but their offense still could use some help. As a result, San Diego took a chance on volatile Milton Bradley, who was a key part of playoff teams with the Dodgers and the Athletics but wore out his welcome with both clubs. Oakland, which had designated Bradley for assignment before his lack of playing time would become an issue, accepted Triple-A righthander Andrew Brown in return for Bradley on Friday. The A's also will contribute $1.36 million toward the remainder of Bradley's 2007 salary.

Majors | #2007#Trade Central

Price Wins Another Award

John Manuel -

USA Baseball has named Vanderbilt lefthander David Price–Baseball America’s College Player of the Year–as winner of its Golden Spikes Award, the greatest honor an amateur baseball player can get in […]


Ask BA

Jim Callis -

Who are the top prospects in the minors? What is the longest minor league hitting streak ever? How good is Yankees righthander Brett Smith?

Minors | #2007#Ask BA

Saturday Quick Hits

Chris Kline -

A ton of top prospects were in action Friday, but you have to go all the way down to the Rookie-level Dominican Summer League to find the top highlight of […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

Triple-A Leaderboards

Matt Eddy -

With the minor league season past its midpoint, it’s time to start taking stock in accumulated statistics. This year, instead of presenting midseason classification all-star teams, we decided to mix […]


High School Player Of The Year: Mike Moustakas

Alan Matthews -

Mike Moustakas slugged his way to becoming the first high school player drafted this year when he was taken with the second pick by the Royals. He was selected as the Los Angeles City Section player of the year for the second consecutive season, and trumped that honor by becoming just the second player from the Golden State to be named Baseball America's High School Player of the Year.

High School | #2007#Awards#Player Of The Year

2007 High School All-America Teams

After one of the best high school classes of the decade parted ways for professional and college baseball, the wake left behind will be felt for years. Picking this year's High School All-America teams was tougher than ever, and the players chosen offered the best combination of performance and prospect status.

High School | #2007#All-America Teams#Awards

Blackburn Rolls On

John Manuel -

It had to be over; Nick Blackburn saw the swing Jeremy Owens put on the ball, heard the sound off the bat. After Thursday night’s 12-0 win over the host […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

BAPR Plus: June 29

J.J. Cooper -

There are several players who will hate to see June turn into July. Nick Blackburn’s outstanding June wrapped up just as well as it started and Jeff Clement added his […]


HS Top 50: Final 2007 Rankings

Wilson High (Long Beach) finished its season 32-3 and won the California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section Division I championship. The staff of Baseball America and the National High School Baseball Coaches Association unanimously voted Wilson High as the final No. 1 team in the 2007 Top 50 rankings.

High School | #2007#Team Rankings

Pacific Coast League All-Stars

Matt Eddy -

One day after the visiting International League announced it’s team, the Pacific Coast League today unveiled its roster for the 20th annual Triple-A all-star game. The contest takes place July […]

Minors | #Daily Dish