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Eaton Provides Spark For Reno

Pat Hickey -Premium Content

Since his college days at Miami (Ohio), Adam Eaton has been written off by most as a fourth outfielder due in part to his short stature. The Diamondbacks' 19th-round pick in 2010, Eaton is waiting in the wings at Triple-A Reno, where he leads the minor leagues in hits, runs and doubles as the Aces' leadoff man and center fielder.

Minors | #2012#Prospect Bulletin

Ngoepe Proves Great Gift For Pirates Organization

J.J. Cooper -Premium Content

Three years later, Gift Ngoepe is a great story, but the tone of the tale is starting to change. Once a novelty, Ngoepe is showing signs that he is becoming a legitimate big league prospect. In Florida State League Best Tools balloting, Ngoepe was voted the best defensive shortstop in the high Class A circuit by league managers. He fell just short of also being named the league's most exciting player.<br/>

Minors | #2012#Prospect Bulletin

Athletics’ Straily Again Proving He Belongs

Casey Tefertiller -Premium Content

Really, Dan Straily insists, he is not trying to rack up all those strikeouts. The problem is those hitters just keep swinging and missing rather than hitting tame groundouts. The result was an astounding 175 strikeouts in 138 innings split between Double-A Midland and Triple-A Sacramento before he was called up to the majors at the beginning of August.

Minors | #2012#Prospect Bulletin