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Not-So Fab Five

Matt Eddy -

As minor league teams clear the 30 games played mark, five of them had failed to win even 30 percent of their games. It’s no coincidence that four of the […]

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McCutchen Just Fine

Chris Kline -

Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen might be struggling, but don’t tell Tigers righthander Eulogio De La Cruz that. Cruz, who struck out 20 in his last two starts–both of which were […]

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BAPR Plus: May 9

J.J. Cooper -

Chris Kline highlighted the Indians’ 18-year-old shortstop Carlos Rivero as a sleeper to watch this season. Rivero got off to a slow start this season, but his bat has heated […]

Minors

Minor League Transactions

Matt Eddy -

This week’s installment considers all transactions reported between April 30-May 4. Last week’s transactions available here. Arizona Diamondbacks Recalled: 3B Brian Barden Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Dana Eveland, 3B Brian […]

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Koehler Rolls ‘Em Over

Chris Kline -

Carolina reliever Kurt Koehler has quietly been putting up good numbers in the Southern League, and scouts are taking notice. “Heavy sinker with a good breaking ball,” a scout from […]

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Prospect Q&A: Rick Vanden Hurk

Chris Kline -

Marlins righthander Rick Vanden Hurk fully expected to start the season at Double-A Carolina. He rode the bus from Jupiter, Fla., with the Mudcats. He made the first road trip of the year to Birmingham, when he received a suspicious phone call from the Marlins' brass.

Minors | #2007#Prospect Q&A

BAPR Plus: May 8

J.J. Cooper -

It was a day of debuts and comebacks around the minors on Monday. James Boone had no problems in his high Class A debut. Joba Chamberlain made his 2007 debut […]

Minors

Salas And Santangelo Suspended

Matt Eddy -

Major League Baseball announced today it had leveled 50-game suspensions on a pair of players who tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs. Devil Rays righthander Juan Salas, 28, will begin serving […]

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BAPR Plus: May 7

J.J. Cooper -

Daric Barton homered on Sunday, Chris Lambert has moved to the bullpen and Michael Bowden proved once again that he’s pitching at a different level than the other Lancaster starters. […]

Minors

Highs & Lows: May 6

Chris Kline -

TRIPLE-A HIGHS: Pirates righthander Brian Bullington was again impressive in Indianapolis’™ 8-5 win against Louisville. Bullington, whose fastball has climbed back into the 92-93 mph range over his last two […]

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Ask BA

Jim Callis -

What are the differences between David Price and Rick Porcello, the top college and high school pitchers in the 2007 draft? How about between Josh Vitters and Matt Wieters, two candidates to go No. 3 overall to the Cubs? What were the scouting reports on Moises Alou, Ray Durham and Vernon Wells when they were coming up through the minors?

Minors | #2007#Ask BA