California League Top 20 Prospects Chat With Dave Perkin
Dave Perkin answered questions about California League prospects.
California League Top 20 Prospects With Scouting Reports
Pro scouts certainly know the way to San Jose. Not only did the Giants finish with 93 wins (one off the minor league lead) and sweep High Desert in the playoff finals, but they also landed four players on our Cal League Top 20 list. San Francisco has assembled one of the most talented systems in the game and it showed with catcher Buster Posey (the league's No. 1 prospect), lefthander Madison Bumgarner (who would have ranked ahead of Posey if he had enough innings to qualify) and a prospect-studded outfield of Thomas Neal, Roger Kieschnick and Darren Ford. Lefthander Craig Clark went 16-2, 2.86 and won the league's pitcher of the year award, but he didn't make the Top 20 because he's 25 and more of a finesse pitcher.
California League Top 20 Prospects
When high Class A California League teams released their roster this spring, one veteran pro scout got his copy and said, "San Jose is the club you want to see. They've loaded that club with all their best guys."
Taillon, Wolters Shine At Aflac
Righthanded pitching and the impressive bat of middle infielder Tony Wolters make the biggest impressions at the 2009 Aflac All-America Game at San Diego's Petco Park.
Ramirez Sideshow Comes To Cal League
Manny Ramirez homered off 2007 first-rounder Nick Schmidt in his first rehab at-bat in the Cal League, but can it really be "rehab" if he's coming off a 50-game PED suspension?
California-Carolina All-Star Game
BA bird-dog Dave Perkin gives us a scout's view of the prospects at the Carolina League-California League all-star game, played in Lake Elsinore, Calif.