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Futures Game Lineups

Will Lingo -

SAN FRANCISCO–Marlins righthander Rick Vanden Hurk and Devil Rays righthander Jeff Niemann will be the starting pitchers in today’s Futures Game. Vanden Hurk, a native of the Netherlands, will start […]

Minors | #Futures Game

Ask BA

Jim Callis -

Why did the Athletics try Daric Barton at third base? What does the future hold for Indians lefty Aaron Laffey? How do 6-foot-10 righthanders Andrew Brackman and Chris Young compare.

Minors | #2007#Ask BA

Low Class A Leaderboards

Matt Eddy -

The fourth and final installment of our look at the classification leaders, with stats through games of July 5. Triple-A, Double-A and high Class A leaderboards also are available. BATTERS […]


Bell Rings For Bubba

Nathan Rode -

Center fielder Bubba Bell, the Red Sox’ 39th-round pick out of Nicholls State in 2005, was promoted to Double-A Portland after his 76-game assault on high Class A California League […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

Futures Game Rosters

USA and World rosters for the 2007 Futures Game in San Francisco. The game will be held on Sunday, July 8th at 4 p.m. ET at AT&T Park and will be aired on ESPN2 and XM Satellite Radio.

Minors | #2007#Futures Game

BAPR Plus: July 6

J.J. Cooper -

There’s been a Lastings Milledge sighting, Mat Gamel’s hitting streak continued in the year of the hitting streak and Drew Naylor is becoming a New York-Penn League star. Triple-A Adam […]


High Class A Leaderboards

Matt Eddy -

The third installment of our look at the classification leaders, with stats through games of July 4. Triple-A and Double-A leaderboards also are available. BATTERS AVERAGE * Bell, Bubba, Lancaster […]


MLB Trio Create Smooth Path To Futures Game

Will Lingo -Premium Content

You can be sure that the testosterone will be plentiful on the field (the natural kind; no steroids jokes please) at AT&T Park during the Futures Game, not to mention the major league festivities to follow. And yet those 50 cocky young men who gather in San Francisco have three women to thank for all the fun they're having.

Minors | #2007#Column

BAPR Plus: July 5

J.J. Cooper -

There may be few days that minor league general managers look forward to more eagerly than the fourth of July. Fireworks and a guaranteed sellout. So there also are few […]


July 4 Quick Hits

Chris Kline -

On one of the biggest baseball holidays of the year, we wrap up Tuesday’™s action. And we begin with low Class A Lake County’™s pitching staff, which is quickly making […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

Double-A Leaderboards

Matt Eddy -

With the minor league season past its midpoint, it’™s time to start taking stock in accumulated statistics. This year, instead of presenting midseason classification all-star teams, we decided to mix […]