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Finishing School

Matt Eddy -Premium Content

Scan the Twins' top prospects lists from earlier this decade and it's clear that the organization was not always the paradigm for developing young pitchers. But a lot has changed in eight years.

Minors | #2008#Prospect Pulse

Low A Dish: Walden Dominates

Jim Shonerd -

Jordan Walden dominated Kane County, Jonathan Lucroy continued his May power surge, and Mike Moustakas’ average keeps climbing. Midwest League Prospect Of The Day Cedar Rapids (Angels) righthander Jordan Walden […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

Learning In Lincoln

J.J. Cooper -

When righthander Jason Jarvis arrived in Lincoln, he brought with him a couple of suitcases, a glove and a whole lot of baggage. There have been questions about his maturity and his decision-making that have followed him since his high school career. It's not possible to say that all of the makeup questions that surrounded him are behind him after just a couple of weeks with the American Association's Saltdogs, but there are signs that the professional life suits Jarvis pretty well.

Minors | #2008#Independent Audit

A War With No Point

Will Lingo -Premium Content

Minor League Baseball's war against independent baseball has claimed another victim. In case you missed the news, Mike Veeck has decided to divest himself of all his interests in affiliated minor league teams, so he can concentrate on indy ball instead.

Minors | #2008#Column

Montero And Romine Team-Up Behind The Plate

Bill Ballew -Premium Content

The Yankees realized when they signed Jorge Posada to a new four-year contract over the winter that the veteran would not be behind the plate during the latter portion of the deal. A strained right shoulder that placed Posada on the disabled list in late April for the first time in his career may lead to off-season surgery and a sooner-than-expected move from catcher, yet Yankees general manager Brian Cashman is content with the state of the receiving in the organization, particularly at low Class A Charleston.

Minors | #2008#Classification Reports#Low Class A

Yankees Promote Melancon, Cox

Ben Badler -

The Yankees today promoted righthander J.B. Cox from Double-A Trenton to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and righthander Mark Melancon from high Class A Tampa to Trenton. Melancon, 23, had pitched exclusively out […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

Royals Promote Rosa To Triple-A

Ben Badler -

The Double-A Texas League’s current ERA leader won’t be holding on to that label much longer. That’s because the Royals promoted Northwest Arkansas righthander Carlos Rosa to Triple-A Omaha today. […]

Minors | #Daily Dish