J.J. Cooper

BAPR Plus: May 18

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In Today’s BAPR, Justin Upton is human; he only doubled on Thursday to halt his home run streak. Jake Fox continued to punish Southern League hitters, and Brian Bogusevic seems […]

Minors

BAPR Plus: May 17

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If you follow prospects at all you know that Justin Upton is on an amazing hot streak, but Heath Rollins amazing first full pro season, which includes a 38-inning stretch […]

Minors

BAPR Plus: May 16

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Justin Upton’s hot hitting continued with a two home run game and Neil Walker is finding that giving up catching has helped his bat. Triple-A Kevin Slowey actually walked a […]

Minors

Scherzer Dominates Sports

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Max Scherzer’s first official start of the season was everything he and the Fort Worth Cats had hoped it would be. But at least one scout wasn’t as impressed. Pitching […]

Draft

BAPR Plus: May 11

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Jeff Clement was perfect on Thursday. Edwar Ramirez has piled up an amazing strikeout-to-walk ratio in Double-A and Brandon Hynick finally gave up some runs, but he’s winning anyway. Triple-A […]

Minors

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 […]

Minors

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. […]

Minors

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 […]

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