J.J. Cooper

Gailen Forced To Play A Waiting Game

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Perserverance has never been a problem for Blake Gailen. The Chico Outlaws (Golden) outfielder's career has seen him travel all around the country, through three different independent leagues in less than three years, in hopes of attracting the attention of an affiliated team. And just when he was putting together the kind of season that couldn't be ignored, he literally ran into a wall.

Minors | #2010#Independent Audit

Diamondbacks-Angels Trade Analysis

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John Manuel gave his analysis of the prospects the Diamondbacks received from the Angels for RHP Dan Haren. Here's the video:   <a href="http://msn.foxsports.com/video?vid=d33f04aa-74ab-4871-b461-809b68a0cb45" _cke_saved_href="http://msn.foxsports.com/video?vid=d33f04aa-74ab-4871-b461-809b68a0cb45" target="_new" title="">BA: The newest D-Backs</a>


Prospect Bulletin: The Braves’ Next Wave

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Myrtle Beach pitching coach Kent Willis has seen plenty of prospects during his 15+ years as a minor league coach and pitching coordinator. But few pitching coaches have the chance to work with a group as talented as the one Willis has had this year—Julio Teheran, Arodys Vizcaino, Randall Delgado and J.J. Hoover are all likely shoo-ins for next year's Braves Top 10 Prospects list.

Minors | #2010#Prospect Bulletin

Guerrero Joins Rare Club With Five Straight Home Runs

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Cristian Guerrero has reached Triple-A. He's part of one of the most famous baseball families of this generation (cousins Vladimir Guerrero and Wilton Guerrero are both big leaguers), and he could defy odds make it back to affiliated ball and make it to the big leagues himself. But even if all that happens, he'll never have a day like he had on June 9.

Minors | #2010#Independent Audit