Matt Eddy

An Overview Of Draft Bonanzas, 2000-09

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In keeping with our Decade of Drafts theme from the most recent issue of Baseball America, let's pause to reflect on the most bountiful draft bonanzas from the years 2000 through '09. A bonanza here is any situation in which a club makes seven of the top 100 selections in a draft.

Minors | #2010#Prospect Bulletin

Prospect Q&A: Padres Shortstop Drew Cumberland

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Padres shortstop prospect Drew Cumberland keys the explosive high Class A Lake Elsinore offense. The evidence: He hit .381 for the month of May and leads the minors with 46 runs scored. We recently talked with Cumberland to get his thoughts on the Cal League, on playing shortstop and about life on the run.

Minors | #2010#Prospect Q&A

Braves’ Resop Returns From Japan Newly Armed

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Change has been just about the only constant in the professional life of 27-year-old righthander Chris Resop these days. But after a year and a half spent in Japan, the Braves' power pitcher returns to the States armed with a broader, more nuanced arsenal, one that suits him as a starter while he attends to some unfinished business.

Minors | #2010#Prospect Bulletin

Rangers Retain Ben Snyder In Trade With Giants

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The Rangers liked what they saw from major league Rule 5 pick Ben Snyder, but they just could not justify carving out room to carry him on the 25-man roster. But rather than buy back Snyder for $25,000, the Giants suggested a trade and identified 17-year-old, Rookie-ball lefty Edwin Escobar as sufficient bounty.

Majors | #2010#Trade Central