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Low Class A Report

Bill Ballew -Premium Content

Baseball's version of Mutt and Jeff can be found most afternoons at McCormick Field. At age 49, the 5-foot-7, 150-pound Houston Jimenez performs his daily routine of breaking down the nuances of the shortstop position to his star pupil, Hector Gomez. Only 19, the 6-foot-3, 170-pound Gomez listens attentively while towering over his mentor.

Minors | #2007#Classification Reports#Low Class A

Raynor May Not Steal Again In 2007

Nathan Rode -

John Raynor’s MVP caliber season could be ending a little bit early. The Greensboro outfielder left last night’s game with an injury to his right ring finger after diving back […]

Minors

BAPR Plus: Aug. 22

J.J. Cooper -

Craig Brazell took a further step toward winning the minor league home run race and Kevin Slowey stayed in the thick of the minor league ERA race on Tuesday night. […]

Minors

Ask BA

Jim Callis -

What are the advantages to major league contracts vs. standard bonus deals for draftees? Why didn't the Dodgers sign Kyle Blair? Why doesn't Cubs catcher Geovany Soto get more prospect love?

Minors | #2007#Ask BA

BAPR Plus: Aug. 21

J.J. Cooper -

You’ve seen a lot recently here about outfielders who are hitting after being promoted, but there are several pitchers who are also getting comfortable in new cities. Clayton Kershaw and […]

Minors

Jay Bruce On . . .

Chris Kline -

Reds outfielder Jay Bruce keeps himself informed on what’s going on around the game. And not just his 2005 draft class, either. The 20-year-old outfielder for Triple-A Louisville stopped by […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

DSL Phillies Win 19 Straight

Chris Kline -

There’™s nothing like a winning streak to get a team going. But when it’™s a 19-game streak, things are a little unprecedented’”even if it’™s the Rookie-Level Dominican Summer League. The […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

BAPR Plus: Aug. 20

J.J. Cooper -

Sunday night was all about home runs. Juan Francisco hit three home runs to take over the Midwest League home run lead. Val Pascucci hit his 31st and 32nd home […]

Minors

McCutchen, Walker Jump To Triple-A

J.J. Cooper -

The vaunted outfield class of 2005 keep climbing the ladder. Cameron Maybin joined Justin Upton in the big leagues this week and now Andrew McCutchen has joined Jay Bruce in […]

Minors

Masterson Heads To The D.L.

J.J. Cooper -

Portland’s Justin Masterson was one of the minors hottest pitchers in July. His August has not gone as well, and it just got a little worse as the Sea Dogs […]

Minors

Rays’ Houser Suspended

J.J. Cooper -

Devil Rays lefthander James Houser has been suspended for 50 games for testing positive for a performance enhancing substance. Houser is one of the highest profile prospects to be nabbed […]

Minors

Maybin To Majors

John Manuel -

Anything you can do, Justin Upton . . . Tigers prospect Cameron Maybin has been linked to Upton since they were the top two prep hitters in the 2005 draft […]

Minors | #Daily Dish