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BAPR Plus: June 14

J.J. Cooper -

There were no 37-run games on Wednesday, and Brandon Watson’s hitting streak took the day off along with the rest of the International League, but Wednesday’s games did include plenty […]


The Business Front

Josh Leventhal -

Stories Making Headlines Around The Minors • Folks in Reno are getting ready to celebrate, as relocating a Triple-A team to Northern Nevada took a big step forward when SK […]


Ask BA

Jim Callis -

Why should teams buy into slotting draft bonuses? What's the scouting report on ambidextrous pitcher Pat Venditte? What's better, the No. 1 pick with no compensation choices, or no early pick but extra compensation choices?

Minors | #2007#Ask BA

BAPR Plus: June 13

J.J. Cooper -

There are nights where you have to love minor league baseball, and Tuesday was one of those days. Whether it was Brandon Watson extending his hitting streak to an amazing […]


Minor League Transactions

Matt Eddy -

This week’™s installment considers all transactions reported between June 2-8. Last week’™s transactions available here. No 2007 draft picks were reported as signed last week, but that will change beginning […]

Minors | #Transactions

Pulling A Donovan

Josh Leventhal -

I want to thank reader Brett Zalaski for bringing this to my attention today. The Fort Myers Miracle plan to take a shot at Billy Donovan’s very brief coaching career […]


Prospect Pulse: June 12

Chris Kline -Premium Content

The description of the topic has become so commonplace in the game when trying to define a prospect's ceiling that it's almost become a sixth tool. Makeup. What exactly is it . . . or better yet, is there a distinct definition?

Minors | #2007#Prospect Pulse

Baseball Draft Loses Another Quirk

Will Lingo -Premium Content

Draft-and-follows were like Rule 5 picks: The hype never seemed to live up to the reality. Like the Rule 5, draft-and-follow supporters can point to iconic success stories like Roy Oswalt and Travis Hafner. But also like the Rule 5, fans tend to forget the many players signed each year who never do anything.

Minors | #2007#Column

BAPR Plus: June 12

J.J. Cooper -

Brandon Watson extended his hitting streak to 38 games, Daniel Bard played a part in a six-inning rain-shortened no-hitter and Wade Davis struck out 13 in Monday action. Triple-A For […]