Kary Booher

Rangers Lose Hurley For ’09

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The Rangers’ 2009 season is already starting to look eerily similar to that of 2008. Eric Hurley, a righthander that Texas eyed for a starting rotation slot, is likely to […]

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Dominican Winter Spotlight

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Sift through the pile of stats coming out of the Dominican League, and it’s almost too good to be true. Pablo Ozuna, a 34-year-old third baseman, must have found the […]

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Relying On Guts

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Not long ago, give or take 18 months, any conversation discussing a safe projection of Cardinals righthander P.J. Walters always centered around one phrase: In the majors, he's probably a reliever. Now, after a mostly encouraging run through the high minors in 2008 and a dominating performance in the Puerto Rican League, look who's running with a full head of steam entering a season that could end with a precious 40-man roster spot. Even better, the majors are in reach.

Minors | #2009#Winter Baseball#Winter Wonders

Fun Again

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Used to be, Justin Maxwell lost a lot of sleep at night as he worried about this and that, the replay of that evening's game running through his mind over and over again. Now the Nationals prospect patrols the outfields of the Puerto Rican League, where he tries to make up for lost time after yet another season marred by injuries. His 2008 campaign was abbreviated to just 43 games.

Minors | #2009#Winter Baseball#Winter Wonders

Junior Circuit Likely To Shadow AFL

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A junior circuit that will shadow the Arizona Fall League became closer to reality late Tuesday when Hawaii Winter Baseball announced that its contract with Major League Baseball would not […]

Minors

Angels Top 10 Prospects List

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The Angels Top 10 Prospects list has now been posted, and subscribers can see scouting reports on the Top 10.  But for our blog readers, here’s the list. Feel free […]

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Worth A Look

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The buzz of the offseason likely will stay on the heels of others, of bigger names, of more talented prospects, even though he created quite the ruckus this year in winning the Texas League batting title. But just when it seemed safe to assume the winter would quiet down around third baseman Jesus Guzman comes this line next to his name out of the Venezuelan League: .400/.500/.696.

Minors | #2009#Winter Baseball#Winter Wonders

Growing Up

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Quick, think back to your early days as a freshman in high school—when the upperclassmen couldn't resist tripping you on the way to class, loved to shove you into a wall every so often or, gulp, would swipe the miniature-sized milk carton off the lunch tray. So when it comes to the young Carlos Triunfel playing in the Arizona Fall League, would it be much of a surprise if the Mariners' infield prospect got caught looking over his shoulder, if not cautiously approaching his locker stall for the latest prank?

Minors | #2008#Prospect Bulletin

Trying To Recharge

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Scan any winter league roster—the Dominican, Venezuela, Mexico and Puerto Rico—and his name is nowhere to be found. And don't bother Google-searching lists for the Arizona Fall League, or even Hawaii Winter Baseball. Colby Rasmus, the Cardinals' top prospect despite a mostly forgettable 2008 season, is sitting this one out.

Minors | #2009#Prospect Bulletin