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BAPR Plus: June 4

J.J. Cooper -

Joe Whilhoit’s hitting streak record is safe. Mitch Hilligoss saw his hitting streak end at 38 games when Matt Durkin and two relievers held Hilligoss hitless on Sunday. Now Brandon […]

Minors

Highs & Lows: June 3

Chris Kline -

TRIPLE-A HIGHS: Reds righthander Homer Bailey locked horns with Devil Rays righthander Jason Hammel on Saturday, and while Bailey (6-1, 2.31) emerged the winner, both pitches had nearly identical lines. […]

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Wellman Loses It

Chris Kline -

In case you missed it, you can read about Double-A Mississippi manager Phillip Wellman’s ultimate protest on Friday here, and he’s already a star on YouTube.com. And we thought low […]

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Weekend Injury Report

Chris Kline -

Four prospects are currently down with injuries, with Rockies righthander Greg Reynolds, Phillies lefthander J.A. Happ, Orioles outfielder Nolan Reimold and Mariners shortstop Carlos Triunfel all on the shelf. Truinfel […]

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Highs & Lows: June 2

Chris Kline -

TRIPLE-A HIGHS: There’™s a reason Yovani Gallardo was No. 1 on our weekly Prospect Hot Sheet last week, and the Brewers’™ No. 1 prospect took another step toward repeating in […]

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The Business Front

Josh Leventhal -

Stories Making Headlines Around The Minors It’s been a busy stretch here at Baseball America getting out our latest issue’”we bid farewell to the draft-and-follow with a feature by editor […]

Minors

On Draft Day, Devil Rays Are Winners

Jim Callis -Premium Content

In their short existence, the Devil Rays never have won more than 70 games nor finished higher than fourth place. They've occupied the American League East basement in eight of their nine seasons. But one thing Tampa Bay has done well is execute first-round picks. The Rays reached for Paul Wilder with their first-ever draft choice in 1996, but since then they haven't missed too often.

Minors | #2007#Column

Scout’s View: Trevor Plouffe

Chris Kline -Premium Content

The Padres are moving 2004 No. 1 overall pick Matt Bush to the mound, which makes sense considering he's hit just .221/.291/.276 in 624 at-bats before finally moving to high Class A this season. This is purely coincidence, but another first-rounder—and another shortstop—is having similar difficulty—more in the field than at the plate this season—but a move like the Padres are making with Bush could soon be on tap for Twins shortstop Trevor Plouffe.

Minors | #2007#Scout's View

Minor League Transactions

Matt Eddy -

This week’™s installment considers all transactions reported between May 19-25. Last week’™s transactions available here. Arizona Diamondback Outrighted off 40-man roster: SS Donnie Sadler Atlanta Braves Signed: LHP Eric Barrett […]

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BAPR Plus: May 31

J.J. Cooper -

The minor leagues’ longest hitting streak in 18 season reached 36 games when Mitch Hilligoss laid down a bunt for a single in the seventh inning. Gio Gonzalez racked up […]

Minors