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Yanks’ de la Rosa Heads to High A

John Manuel -

The Yankees have not had much success developing lefthanded pitchers this decade, but they may have hit on a southpaw with some upside in converted outfielder Wilkins de la Rosa. […]


AAA Dish: Talbot Deals Again

Matt Eddy -

INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE Prospect Of The Day Improved fastball command to both sides of the plate has worked wonders for Durham righthander Mitch Talbot (Rays). Because batters now have to be […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

Always A Chance

Everett Merrill -

If you ever wonder why players will spend years playing independent baseball holding out hope of a future big league career, Alberto Castillo is proof that those dreams can come true. Just a year ago, it would have seemed delusional to even suggest that Castillo might end up in the big leagues. It's along way from independent ball to the majors, but it's even further form the Road Warriors, Castillo's team for much of 2006 and 2007. The Road Warriors were a travel team that spent the entire season on the road, bouncing from hotel to hotel and bus ride after bus ride.

Minors | #2008#Independent Audit

Big Leaguers Galore

Jim Callis -Premium Content

After the Beijing Games, baseball will disappear from the Summer Olympics. The International Olympic Committee has made no secret that it wants the best athletes, and MLB's unwillingness to deliver big leaguers led to a surprise 2005 vote that knocked baseball out of at least the 2012 London Games.

Minors | #2008#Column

Struggling For Attention

Will Lingo -Premium Content

So maybe it's time for us to acknowledge that the American public likes B-list celebrities more than baseball's future stars. Baseball America has covered 10 Futures Games, and we're always amazed that local fans pass up the opportunity to see bona fide, soon-to-be major leaguers up close but then stream in when the stars from television shows we've never heard of take the field for a game of softball.

Minors | #2008#Column

AAA Dish: McDonald Whiffs 10

Matt Eddy -

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE Prospect Of The Day Las Vegas righthander James McDonald (Dodgers) made a sterling Triple-A debut, as he struck out 10 New Orleans batters while walking just two […]

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