J.J. Cooper

BAPR Plus: August 8

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Fittingly on the night that Barry Bonds hit his 756th home run, home runs were also the story of the night around the minors. Evan Longoria hit his first Triple-A […]

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Kershaw Jumps To Double-A

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Lefthander Clayton Kershaw is skipping right past high Class A . The Dodgers announced their top pitching prospect will report to Double-A Jacksonville for his next start. Kershaw was 7-5, […]

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BAPR Plus: August 7

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Brandon Wood has hit three home runs in the past two days while Matt Maloney and Will Inman have enjoyed their changes of scenery to new teams. Each threw a […]

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BAPR Plus: Aug. 6

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There’s plenty of good news for Red Sox fans in today’s BAPR Plus with Jed Lowrie hitting a pair of home runs and Justin Masterson picking up plenty more strikeouts, […]

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BAPR Plus: August 3

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Matt Antonelli and Jay Bruce have quickly gotten comfortable after being promoted while Ricky Romero finally got his first win of the season on Thursday. Triple-A Jay Bruce homered for […]

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BAPR Plus: August 2

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Jeff Samardzija is surprisingly moving up to Double-A while Joba Chamberlain found himself back down in Double-A. But don’t worry Yankees fans, Chamberlain’s move was only part of a roster […]

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BAPR Plus: August 1

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You get to read about great pitching performances in BAPR Plus everyday, but today one of the main stories is the struggles of two first-round pitchers from the 2006 draft. […]

Minors

BAPR Plus: July 31

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If like me you remember Reggie Jackson as a Yankee and Nolan Ryan as an Astro than you probably share my disbelief at seeing guys born in 1990 succeeding in […]

Minors

Stroke Sidelines Butler

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Mobile manager Brett Butler is said to be resting comfortably as he recovers from a mild stroke he suffered Friday night. The former 17-year major leaguer and cancer survivor is […]

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BAPR Plus: July 30

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Joba Chamberlain is headed to the Scranton bullpen in a tuneup for a callup to the big leagues. Edinson Volquez keeps winning and walking guys in Triple-A and there were […]

Minors

MLB Suspends Released Pitcher

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Tom King, a righthanded reliever who was recently released by the Giants, has been suspended 50 games for testing positive for a performance enhancing substance. King was actually quite effective […]

Minors

Lowrie Is Headed To Triple-A

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In his second full pro season Jed Lowrie has made it to Triple-A. The Red Sox announced that they have promoted the shortstop after he hit .297/.410/.501 at Double-A Portland […]

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BAPR Plus: July 27

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Hitting for the cycle is rare enough that you could go years without seeing one. But fans all around the minors got the chance on Thursday as Visalia’s Derek Bruce, […]

Minors

BAPR Plus: July 26

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Joba Chamberlain found strikeouts just as as easy to come by in Triple-A as he did in Double-A and Rick Ankiel homered again on a busy night around the minors […]

Minors

BAPR Plus: July 25

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Philip Hughes is one step closer to New York, while Adam Miller is further away from Cleveland. Triple-A Indians prospect Adam Miller is sidelined for at least two weeks with […]

Minors

BAPR Plus: July 24

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Joba Chamberlain and Ian Kennedy are one step closer to the majors. The pair of Yankees prospects learned on Monday that they are being promoted to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre which overshadowed […]

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BAPR Plus: July 23

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Clay Buchholz looked much more comfortable in his second Triple-A start, Tampa’s pitching staff picked up its second no-hitter of the week and Rick Ankiel homered again. Triple-A Clay Buchholz […]

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