AFL Road Trip: Marlins’ West Finds A Challenge In Arizona
MESA, Ariz. — He could be in Hawaii right now, hanging out on the beach when he isn’t at the ballpark, or maybe even grabbing a surfboard and testing his [...]
Pulling It Together
With the Astros having ended his pitching career in July and then Brian Bogusevic having responded with a surprisingly strong showing at Double-A Corpus Christi, he's one of the fascinating storylines here in Arizona.
AFL Road Trip: Power Outage Doesn’t Trouble Trumbo
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Sift through the stats and this one might stand out: Mark Trumbo has yet to hit a home run. Trumbo ripped 32 home runs this season combined [...]
Noting The AFL: Lindsay Bounces Back
Australian righthander Shane Lindsay, trying to come back from shoulder and hand injuries, seeks a spot on the Rockies' 40-man roster by pitching well in the Arizona Fall League.
Rocket Rides Talent In AFL
Kary Booher begins his week-long stay in the Arizona Fall League by checking in on some Braves farmhands with the Mesa Solar Sox.
Frisco Won With Prospects
At the Texas League all-star game in late June, shortstop Elvis Andrus seemed not far from becoming a one-man army at Double-A Frisco. The first half of the season had been full of stars and then promotions for the Rangers affiliate. One by one prospects advanced on to Triple-A Oklahoma, some on to the major leagues: Catcher Taylor Teagarden and outfielder John Mayberry departed in April. Within a three-week span just ahead of the all-star game, lefthander Matt Harrison, first baseman Chris Davis and catcher Max Ramirez followed suit.
BA Rookie Of The Year
Cubs catcher Geovany Soto is our 2008 Baseball America Rookie of the Year.
Blazing A Trail
Before the curtain rose on this season, before he would be handed an airline ticket and sent off into his first full year in pro ball, Derek Holland milled about within the Rangers' minor league spring training camp and figured he was just another hopeful.
Texas League Chat
Kary Booher answers readers' questions about the Texas League Top 20 Prospects.