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No Guarantee

Jim Callis -Premium Content

Patrick Schuster's four straight no-hitters brought him within two of the national high school record, and brought him a national television audience via ESPNEWS. But that doesn't necessarily guarantee him pro success, as a study of past high school pitching stars shows.

Minors | #2009#Column

Brewers Minor Leaguer Suspended

Matt Eddy -

Major League Baseball announced today that it has suspended Brewers minor league righthander Pedro Lambertus for 50 games. He tested positive for metabolites of Boldenone, a performance-enhancing substance. The 20-year-old, […]

Minors

Cards Promote Tyler Greene

Kary Booher -

Less than two years ago, the Cardinals’ Tyler Greene appeared to be just another wayward first-round pick who could never find the right offensive groove or even catch the necessary […]

Minors

Untapped Potential

Ian Ruder -Premium Content

At 6-foot-2 and a muscular 205 pounds, Padres center fielder Will Venable looks every bit the prospect he has become over four-plus years in the minors. But the former Princeton two-sport standout didn't realize until recently how far he had come as a baseball player.

Minors | #2009#Classification Reports#Triple-A

Mets Organization Notebook

Matt Eddy -

Mets 24-year-old left fielder Daniel Murphy is batting .309/.385/.443 through his first 221 big league plate appearances. That’s excellent production from someone who essentially is a rookie. It’s especially impressive […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

Minor League Transactions

Matt Eddy -

This time: April 19-24 Previous installment: April 11-18 I’ve been meaning to get to this for some time, but a reader’s comment on last week’s transactions blog finally prompted me […]

Minors | #Transactions

Ask BA

Jim Callis -

Who's the best two-way player in the draft? How will the Rays make room in their outfield for Desmond Jennings? Will Rice's three first-round picks in the 2004 draft ever live up to their former promise?

Minors | #2009#Ask BA

Twins’ Sanchez Suspended

John Manuel -

Another season, another reason to believe Twins first baseman Henry Sanchez will not be able to fulfill his prodigious power potential. The 2005 supplemental first-round pick—drafted 39th overall and signed […]

Minors