2006 Florida Marlins Top 10 Prospects With Scouting Reports
Chat Wrap: Mike Berardino took your Marlins questions Baseball America’s Top 10 Prospects lists are based on projections of a player’s long-term worth after discussions with scouting and player-development personnel. All [...]
Business Beat: Oct. 16
The Vero Beach Dodgers are leaving town, but the Los Angeles Dodgers are staying—at least for the time being.
Business Beat: Oct. 31
Artificial turf, once the miracle cure for stadiums across the country, is quickly heading toward extinction at the minor league level. The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons (International) have already gone forward with plans to roll up their carpet and replace it with grass for the 2007 season. The Wichita Wranglers (Texas), who play on a turf infield and a grass outfield, will leave for Springdale, Ark., before the 2008 season. And now the Syracuse SkyChiefs (International) are looking to replace their turf with grass as well.
Prospect Q&A: Donald Veal
Donnie Veal explains his post-baseball plans, why he has two curveballs and how slowing down could speed his development.
Scout’s View: Ryan Braun
There is no question whether Brewers' third baseman Ryan Braun will hit for average and huge power, but can he stay on the left side of the infield? That's the question we posed to a veteran National League scout.
Scout’s View: Mark Reynolds
Mark Reynolds never had a problem getting seen as a college player at Virginia, and he's blosssoming in the D-Backs' system.
Arizona Fall League Notebook: Oct. 30
A huge final notebook leading off with Astros outfielder Hunter Pence, who is proving himself defensively.
Minor League Transactions
Minor league transactions for October 12—26.
Arizona Fall League Notebook: Oct. 27
Indians outfielder Trevor Crowe comes clean on what moving to second base was like; Braves catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Royals righthander Luke Hochevar are hurting.
Will teams be more willing to punt their first-round picks? Will the new compensation system have much of an effect on the free-agent market? How good is White Sox lefty Heath Phillips?
Prospect Q&A: Andrew Miller
Tigers lefthander Andrew Miller discusses watching his second World Series of the year and his mustache plans for the future.
Arizona Fall League Notebook: Oct. 26
Mets righthander Mike Pelfrey has made strides over the last month, scrapping his curveball for a slider and significantly improving his changeup.
Hawaii Winter Baseball Notebook: Oct. 26
Yankees pitchers get first real taste of pro ball in Hawaii Winter Baseball.
Arizona Fall League Notebook: Oct. 25
The Rangers have some decisions to make; Pirates catcher Neil Walker is making up for lost time, and Royals righthander Luke Hochevar works on a changeup.
Scout’s View: Elijah Dukes
Devil Rays outfielder Elijah Dukes made his AFL debut on Tuesday, and we provide a breakdown from a National League scout who was there and opens up on just what Dukes needs to do to take the next step.
Prospect Pulse: Sept. 6
The close of the 2006 minor league season was a perfect time to take a look at the 2007 Prospect Handbook and which players put themselves into a position to jump into their organizations' top 10 lists.
Prospect Pulse: Sept. 24
As the Arizona Fall League celebrates its 15th year of providing the very best in prospect action, the crop this season is again chock full of the top players in every organization. Ten players headed to the desert played at the Futures Game in Pittsburgh, and as of the midway mark of the minor league season in 2006, 46 2005 AFL alumni already had reached the big leagues.
2006 AFL Rising Stars Showcase Rosters
Rosters for the Arizona Fall League's inaugural Rising Stars Showcase, the league's all-star game.
Scout’s View: Matt Albers
A veteran American League scout provides the skinny on Astros righthander Matt Albers.