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Royals’ Cuthbert Credits His Corn Island Roots

Bill Mitchell -Premium Content

To say that Cheslor Cuthbert was born to be a baseball player is a bit of an understatement. After confirming that his newborn baby's hands were big enough to be a ballplayer, Cuthbert's father immediately began planning his son's baseball career. When the younger Cuthbert reached the age when he was ready for structured competition, the father formed a four-team Little League to assure that his son had the proper competitive environment.

Minors | #2012#Prospect Pulse

Cubs’ Javier Baez, Dan Vogelbach Developing A Healthy Rivalry

J.J. Cooper -Premium Content

If everything works out as the Cubs' hope, at some point in the future, Javier Baez will be snaring grounders at Wrigley Field and firing them across the diamond to first baseman Dan Vogelbach. For now, the top two picks in the Cubs' 2011 draft are getting ready on the back fields of the club's facility in Mesa, Ariz., as they ready to head to low Class A Peoria together.

Minors | #2012#Prospect Pulse

Indians’ Lindor Shows Professional Approach In First Camp

J.J. Cooper -Premium Content

When Indians 2011 first-round pick Francisco Lindor arrived to the club's early spring training workouts, team officials expected he'd show excellent range at shortstop to go with a plus arm. And they weren't surprised to see that he has a smooth swing that allows the switch-hitter to spray line drives from both sides of the plate. But they were impressed to find that he's playing the game in a way that belies the fact that he's still a teenager.

Minors | #2012#Prospect Pulse