J.J. Cooper

BAPR Plus: May 10

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Inland Empire’s Marlon Arias threw a no-hitter, Jared Goedert became the minors’ home run leader, and Gio Gonzalez retook the minors’ strikeout lead. Triple-A The Louisville Bats’ bats were anything […]

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Catching Up With 2006 First Rounders

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With the 2007 draft less than a month away, we figured it would be useful to take a look at how last year's first-round picks are doing now that they are a month into their first full pro seasons. It's way too early to give up on anyone from the Class of 2006 as players can take a while to adjust to pro ball, but it is clear that several pitchers, including the Giants Tim Lincecum, have quickly pulled away from the pack.

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BAPR Plus: May 9

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Chris Kline highlighted the Indians’ 18-year-old shortstop Carlos Rivero as a sleeper to watch this season. Rivero got off to a slow start this season, but his bat has heated […]

Minors

BAPR Plus: May 8

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It was a day of debuts and comebacks around the minors on Monday. James Boone had no problems in his high Class A debut. Joba Chamberlain made his 2007 debut […]

Minors

BAPR Plus: May 7

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Daric Barton homered on Sunday, Chris Lambert has moved to the bullpen and Michael Bowden proved once again that he’s pitching at a different level than the other Lancaster starters. […]

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BAPR Plus: May 4

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Matt DeSalvo and Devern Hansack are headed to the big leagues, Jacoby Ellsbury is headed to Triple-A and Luke Hochevar proved he’s not invincible. Triple-A Rochester’s Scott Baker was cruising […]

Minors

BAPR Plus: May 3

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Ian Kennedy, Adam Miller, Hong-Chi Kuo, Brad James and Andrew Miller were among a plethora of pitching stars on Wednesday night. Triple-A Matt Garza picked up his first win of […]

Minors

The Mighty Winds Of Lancaster

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Baseball America’s favorite non-prospect diarist Dirk Hayhurst’s next diary posting will debut tomorrow, but until then, check out Hayhurst demonstrating just how insane the wind at Lancaster’s Clear Channel Stadium […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

BAPR Plus: May 2

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Red Sox prospect Clay Buchholz took a perfect game into the seventh to lead the way on a Tuesday that was dominated by pitching performances. Triple-A Shane Youman and Brian […]

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BAPR Plus: May 1

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Steven Pearce’s home run binge has earned himself a promotion, Dustin McGowan is back in the big leagues, Cesar Carrillo left Monday’s game with an injury , Yovani Gallardo showed […]

Minors

BAPR Plus: April 30

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There aren’t many outings that could make Justin Upton’s fifth straight game with a home run only the second biggest story of the day, but Tim Lincecum’s starts are starting […]

Minors

BAPR Plus: April 27

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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 […]

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BAPR Plus: April 26

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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

BAPR Plus: April 25

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Joey Votto is finally heating up, former power pitcher Rick Ankiel is showing he has significant power at the plate as well and the Augusta GreenJackets continue to be baseball’s […]

Minors

BAPR Plus: April 24

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It was a typically busy Monday around the minors as we say good-bye to Philip Hughes, watch Ryan Braun continue to crush the ball and find West Michigan protesting their […]

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