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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

BAPR Plus: August 17

J.J. Cooper -

Steven Pearce started this season hoping to prove he was too good for high Class A. Now he’s making an argument that he’s ready for a big league callup. Craig […]

Minors

Triple-A Report

Josh Terrell -Premium Content

Daric Barton is waiting patiently in Sacramento, as he would on a nine-pitch walk. The River Cats first baseman—and the Athletics' top position prospect—doesn't know when he'll get his opportunity to sip the big league coffee, but he'll be ready.

Minors | #2007#Classification Reports#Triple-A

O’s Update

Chris Kline -

While the signing of Matt Weiters late Wednesday night overshadowed everything else going on in the Orioles’ system as Baltimore fans released a collective sigh of relief, there are also […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

BAPR Plus: August 16

J.J. Cooper -

You would expect to see plenty of 95 mph fastballs in a matchup of Clayton Kershaw and Jacob McGee. One of the two pitchers lived up to expectations on Wednesday. […]

Minors

Minor League Transactions

Matt Eddy -

This week’s installment considers transactions reported between Aug. 4-13. Arizona Diamondbacks Draft picks signed: OF Tyrell Worthington (5) Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Dustin Nippert, RHP Yusmeiro Petit Placed on minor […]

Minors | #Transactions

All Dressed Up

Josh Leventhal -

With their $50 million stadium under construction, roughly 2,000 season tickets already sold and various merchandise being bought in bundles at the souvenir shop, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs took another […]

Minors | #Business Beat

Victory!

Josh Leventhal -

I have to disclose a bias when it comes to Fresno’s upcoming promotion: Johnny Drama vs. Dwight Schrute Night. It’s no contest. Drama wins. In fact there may not be […]

Minors | #Business Beat