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Highs & Lows: April 28

Chris Kline -

TRIPLE-A HIGHS: If Hunter Pence sticks in the big leagues’”he was called up Friday night’”at least he went out in style. Pence went 3-for-5 with a triple, double and stolen […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

Gem Down By The River

Aaron Fitt -

RIVERSIDE, Calif.–Friday’s marquee mound matchup more than lived up to its significant billing. UC Riverside junior righthander James Simmons and Cal State Fullerton junior righty Wes Roemer took a 1-1 […]

College

Pence Called Up

Chris Kline -

Looking for answers at the major league level, the Astros turned their attention inward and called up outfielder Hunter Pence late Friday night. It was only a matter of time […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

Time For The Main Event

Aaron Fitt -

RIVERSIDE, Calif.–Plenty of people warned me about the traffic in the Los Angeles area. Unfortunately, nobody gave me the heads-up about the Ontario International Airport, which is no more than […]

College

Ask BA

Jim Callis -

What would the best possible lineup and pitching staff constructed from the entire 2007 draft pool look like? Why are the Padres in hot pursuit of draft-and-follow Matt Latos? Will the owners and union ever agree to strict slot bonuses for the draft?

Minors | #2007#Ask BA

Early Statistical Leaders

Matt Eddy -

A look at the early minor league leaderboards, through games of April 25. This time we highlight four important categories. SLUGGING PERCENTAGE BATTER CLUB CLASS SLG * Cust, Jack Portland […]

Minors

Figueroa Latest Suspended

John Manuel -

The commissioner’s office has suspended Dodgers minor league lefthander Jonathan Figueroa for 50 games for testing positive for a performance enhancing substance in violation of the minor league drug prevention […]

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Meet “The Selectables”

John Manuel -

That’s what the PDF file the Major League Scouting Bureau sends to major league organizations is called–2007 Selectables. It’s a list of draft-eligible players who have been turned in by […]

Draft | #Stock Report

BAPR Plus: April 27

J.J. Cooper -

Thursday’s action included two games that went more than 15 innings, a three-home run day for John Mayberry and Augusta’s amazing pitching. Triple-A Jason Botts drove in four runs to […]

Minors

As Advertised

Chris Kline -

Diamondbacks lefthander Brett Anderson has been impressive at low Class A South Bend this season . . . even more so when you consider he just turned 19 in February. […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

Here’s A Shocker: Shafer’s Out

Aaron Fitt -

Wednesday was a rough day for Wichita State. Not only did the 10th-ranked Shockers lose their second straight midweek game (a 10-2 throttling at the hands of Arkansas, a day […]

College

On Second Thought . . .

Matt Eddy -

Alberto Callaspo was the only minor league second basemen to furnish our latest Top 100 Prospects list. The number of second basemen on our Top 100 lists, going back five […]

Minors

Seek And Ye Shall Find

Alan Matthews -

GRAHAM, N.C.–Because of the capricious nature of scouting amateur players, each spring there always are a handful of players that pop up as prospects that were not previously well known […]

Draft

Angels Call Up Wood

John Manuel -

After spending two years as the Angels’ No. 1 prospect, Brandon Wood will get a chance to end his streak. The Angels promoted Wood to the major leagues for the […]

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BAPR Plus: April 26

J.J. Cooper -

It was a light day around the minors on Wednesday as both the Pacific Coast League and Midwest League’s took the day off. But there were some highlights Triple-A In […]

Minors