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Independent Audit: Aug. 24

J.J. Cooper -Premium Content

After signing with Kalamazoo in the offseason, Ian Church has proven the Frontier League's most surprising star. The 5-foot-10, 178-pound center fielder has turned into the league's top power hitter. His 21 home runs are seven more than anyone else in the league, and three more than he had hit in the last seven seasons combined.

Minors | #2006#Independent Audit

Business Beat: Aug. 23

J.J. Cooper -Premium Content

Documents obtained by the Springdale Morning News provided details on a 20-year lease between the Wranglers and the city of Springdale. The only point of negotiation was whether the baseball team will retain the rights to rent out the ballpark during the offseason, or whether the city will own those rights. When that final detail is worked out, the Wranglers are aiming to move to Springdale for the 2008 season.

Minors | #2006#Business Beat

Daily Dish: Aug. 22

The Arizona Fall League rosters were released late yesterday and we provide a breakdown of the early Top 10 reasons to keep an eye on AFL action this fall.

Minors | #2006#Daily Dish

Daily Dish: Aug. 21

Getting back on the map has been a long road for Beau Hale, but the Orioles righthander has taken steps to re-establishing himself as a prospect again at Double-A Bowie this season—the first time he's made it back to Double-A since 2002.

Minors | #2006#Daily Dish

Ask BA

Jim Callis -

Will the 2007 Top 100 Prospects list feature more turnover and be weaker than usual? Is there hope for the Royals? How good is top Mets draft pick (second round) Kevin Mulvey?

Minors | #2006#Ask BA

Prospect Q&A: Ryan Khoury

David Laurila -

Ryan Khoury feels like a kid stealing candy. Boston's 12th-round pick in the 2006 draft, Khoury was promoted from short-season Lowell to Triple-A Pawtucket on Aug. 3, to help fill a need in the PawSox infield when Enrique Wilson retired. To the surprise of many, the former walk-on at the University of Utah is still there.

Minors | #2006#Prospect Q&A

Daily Dish: Aug. 17

The American League topples the National League, 4-1, in the second annual New York-Penn League all-star game Wednesday night in Aberdeen, Md.

Minors | #2006#Daily Dish

Daily Dish: Aug. 16

After much speculation since signing as a first-round pick out of Arizona last year, the Indians have committed to moving outfielder Trevor Crowe to the right side of the infield.

Minors | #2006#Daily Dish

Daily Dish: Aug. 15

Good news for Royals fans: Zack Greinke continues his turnaround at Double-A Wichita; Billy Butler and Alex Gordon keep hitting; and Luke Hochevar reports for his pro debut at low Class A Burlington.

Minors | #2006#Daily Dish