Ben Badler

Aumont Makes Big Impression

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In the 2008 Prospect Handbook, Mariners righthander Phillippe Aumont is listed at 6-foot-7, 230 pounds. This year, Aumont reportedly checked into spring training at 255 pounds. “I gained a lot […]

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Parisi Mixes It Up

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Cardinals righthander Mike Parisi made his first Grapefruit League start yesterday, and Baseball America correspondent Derrick Goold notes that Parisi is still figuring out the optimal way to mix his […]

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Big V Moving To First

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The Giants have been working out 17-year-old Angel Villalona at first base, and they are expected to keep him there when he opens the season at low Class A Augusta, […]

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Fastball 101: Lefties And Relievers

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After taking a look last week at the hardest-throwing starting pitching prospects in the 2008 Prospect Handbook, let’s dive right into relievers and lefthanded starters. We’ll start with the lefthanders, […]

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Fastball 101: Bringing The Heat

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Pitchers with premium velocity have an advantage because their heat gives themselves a bit more margin for error. A quicker fastball has a better chance of missing bats, keeping the […]

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Royals 2007 Draft Pick Suspended

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Major League Baseball handed down a 50-game suspension to righthander Jacob Rodriguez, who signed with the Royals for $100,000 as a 22nd-round pick in 2007, for failing to take a […]

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