AFL Feature: Chip Cannon
Chip Cannon lights up the AFL.
Chip Cannon lights up the AFL.
A huge final notebook leading off with Astros outfielder Hunter Pence, who is proving himself defensively.
Indians outfielder Trevor Crowe comes clean on what moving to second base was like; Braves catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Royals righthander Luke Hochevar are hurting.
Mets righthander Mike Pelfrey has made strides over the last month, scrapping his curveball for a slider and significantly improving his changeup.
The Rangers have some decisions to make; Pirates catcher Neil Walker is making up for lost time, and Royals righthander Luke Hochevar works on a changeup.
Rosters for the Arizona Fall League's inaugural Rising Stars Showcase, the league's all-star game.
Chris Kline reports from the AFL, highlighting the Phillies' brass making the trip to see the progress of some of their top pitchers.
Tigers outfielder Brent Clevlen made the most of his unexpected callup to Detroit this season, and now is working on his approach in the AFL.
We update you on all the latest happenings in the Arizona Fall League.
The Arizona Fall League gets starts its 15th season today, and we profile the highest-profile arm in the league: 2006 No. 1 overall pick Luke Hochevar.
As the Arizona Fall League prepares to begin its 15th season in the desert, we break down the three most intriguing prospects from each of the six AFL clubs.
Preliminary rosters for the Arizona Fall League.
The AFL has always been known as a premier hitter's league, and that trend picked up in 2005, as all-time league records fell one after the other. Among the marks shattered were batting average (.296), runs per game (12.14), hits per game (20.83), slugging percentage (.469) and ERA (5.40).
Chris Kline discussed the surprises and disappointments of his trip to Arizona for the Arizona Fall League when chatting with readers.
The AFL has always been known as a premier hitter's league, and that trend picked up in 2005, as all-time league records fell one after the other. Among the marks shattered were batting average (.296), runs per game (12.14), hits per game (20.83), slugging percentage (.469) and ERA (5.40). Still, three pitchers made the cut on the Top 20—two more than last year. Athletics righthander Huston Street, BA's 2005 Rookie of the Year, was the lone pitcher on the 2004 AFL list.
We caught up with Twins outfielder Denard Span to talk about his swing, how his approach to stealing bases has changed over the years, and second-guessing himself early in his career.
The past two weeks have been interesting for Alex Gordon. After the No. 2 overall pick in this year's draft signed on Sept. 29, he hopped a plane the same day and started taking ground balls at first base in instructional league to prepare for the AFL season.
We caught up with Ryan Zimmerman to find out where he's been, what the busiest year of his life has been like, and how it was making his big league debut three months after signing a contract.
Ian Stewart and Andy LaRoche, both 2003 picks, have yet to reach the majors but have the tools to top Ryan Zimmerman's performance once they do. Both offer big raw power and both have the ability to hit for average. However, both are still learning the nuances of the position and neither has gotten off to a hot offensive start in the hitter-friendly AFL.
We caught up with Diamondbacks lefty Bill Murphy to talk about being dealt multiple times in a short span, having an off year while battling through a hamstring injury and trying to stay mentally positive in his first year as a Diamondback.