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Jim Callis -

There have been some eye-popping pitching performances in the Double-A Eastern League this year with Clay Buchholz, Joba Chamberlain, Phil Hughes, Ian Kennedy and Justin Masterson all dominating. Is the offense in the league down or are those guys that good? Also, how did the Mark Teixeira trade affect the top prospect lists for both the Braves and Rangers?

Minors | #2007#Ask BA

J-Rod Drives In Nine

Chris Kline -

When Josh Rodriguez came into the Indians’ system as a second-round pick out of Rice last year, it seemed like only a matter of time before the 22-year-old shortstop would […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

Low Class A Report

Thom Henninger -Premium Content

While most teams strive to field a successful lefty-righty combination at the top of the rotation, few clubs turn out such a pairing on the same day. The Swing of the Quad Cities have such a tandem in lefthander Brad Furnish and righthander Tyler Herron—the Cardinals prospects have pitched on the same day throughout the first three months of the season.

Minors | #2007#Classification Reports#Low Class A

BAPR Plus: August 3

J.J. Cooper -

Matt Antonelli and Jay Bruce have quickly gotten comfortable after being promoted while Ricky Romero finally got his first win of the season on Thursday. Triple-A Jay Bruce homered for […]


Jurrjens Dealing In EL

Chris Kline -

There’s no question Tigers righthander Jair Jurrjens had huge potential coming into this season. He’s only recently been showing exactly what he’s capable of. Over his last two starts at […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

Upton Called Up

John Manuel -

Remember all those Ken Griffey comparisons scouts put on Justin Upton prior to the 2005 draft? Like Griffey, Upton plays the outfield, and like Griffey, he went No. 1 overall […]


BAPR Plus: August 2

J.J. Cooper -

Jeff Samardzija is surprisingly moving up to Double-A while Joba Chamberlain found himself back down in Double-A. But don’t worry Yankees fans, Chamberlain’s move was only part of a roster […]


Entering The Race

Josh Leventhal -

This news hardly comes as a surprise, but Pat O’Conner has officially joined the race to become the next Minor League Baseball president. O’Conner, who has served as outgoing president […]

Minors | #Business Beat