Phillies’ Biddle Settles In With Lakewood
Jesse Biddle may not have been getting the acclaim of some of his fellow Phillies pitching prospects or some of his peers in the South Atlantic League, but for the last three months, few have pitched better than the 19-year-old lefthander.
Royals’ Robinson Yambati Searches For Fastball Consistency
Robinson Yambati was one of the Royals' breakthrough prospects in 2010, this year's he hasn't been the same pitcher.
Five Low Class A Pitchers On The Upswing
Rays low Class A lefty Enny Romero has maintained his forward momentum during his full-season debut, while remaining injury-free, and, remarkably, so have the other top four pitching prospects from the 2010 Appalachian League.
Leonys Martin’s Bat Arrives As Advertised For Rangers
Leonys Martin's bat has come as advertised, though the Rangers outfielder is still refining the other parts of his game.
Cardinals’ Oscar Taveras Piles Up Hits In Quad Cities
Quad Cities outfielder Oscar Taveras has had no problems shaking off some rust at the plate.
Pro Scouting Plays Vital Role In Big League Success
The Giants and Yankees probably would not be where they are today, well-positioned for playoff spots, were it not for the signings of four pitchers to minor league deals. Any of the 30 teams could have signed the fab four, but the New York and San Francisco pro scouting departments made the right calls.
Coordinator’s Corner: Reds’ Alejandro Chacin Getting Plenty Of Strikeouts
We talk Reds' pitching prospects with pitching coordinator Mack Jenkins.
Prospect Notes: Paul Goldschmidt Continues To Confound
Putting together the Midseason Top 50 Prospects list involves a lot of calls and emails. Unfortunately, it's not really possible to distill all of that information into the list. And even after a 80-question chat, notes remain left in the notebook. So for our subscribers, here are news and notes culled from our Top 50 calls.
Goldschmidt Quieting Doubters In Double-A
Paul Goldschmidt is proving doubters wrong in Double-A.
Former Pitcher Loewen Finds His Swing In Triple-A
Multiple stress fractures in Adam Loewen's pitching elbow ended his career as a pitcher. So in 2009, despite a layoff of nearly six years, a 25-year-old Loewen set about remaking himself as a right fielder. His decision is beginning to pay off this season with Triple-A Las Vegas.
Goin’ Back To Cali: Tyler Matzek Regroups
Colorado Rockies lefthander Tyler Matzek, the organization's first-round pick in 2009, has gone back to California to work with his personal pitching coach, trying to salvage a lost season.
D-backs’ Cowgill Tears Up Triple-A
A maturing approach has helped Diamondbacks prospect Collin Cowgill become one of the minors' hottest hitters.
Velocity Makes The Difference for Jays’ Alvarez In Double-A
While his changeup remains a plus pitch, Blue Jays righthander Henderson Alvarez Alvarez's fastball is what's turning heads these days in Double-A New Hampshire.
Scouting Reports Become Reality For D-Backs’ Corbin
In an effort representative of his season thus far, Diamondbacks lefthander Pat Corbin attacked the strike zone with vigor in yesterday's Southern League all-star game. The 21-year-old Mobile BayBear delivered a perfect third inning for the Southern Division. But in Corbin's case, the journey from unknown amateur to Double-A all-star is almost more interesting than his ultimate destination.
Rangers’ Joe Wieland In Command For Myrtle Beach
Joe Wieland is not one to back down. The 21-year-old righthander doesn't fall behind in the count very often, but when he does, he's not one to nibble.
Indians, Padres Boast Breakout Shortstop Prospects
In this Prospect Bulletin, we look to the upper level of the minors to find shortstops who may factor in the big leagues this season or next. The search begins with the top offensive performers at Triple-A and Double-A, and in both cases we find a 2008 draft pick who has changed something fundamental about his game this season.
Carolina League Prospect Update: Jared Mitchell, Drake Britton, Kolbrin Vitek
Baseball American intern Teddy Cahill headed to Winston-Salem's BB&T Ballpark, ostensibly to check in on White Sox center-field prospect Jared Mitchell. Mitchell, though, sat the game out because he had twisted his ankle just two days before. The visiting Salem Red Sox, however, provided plenty of prospect fodder of their own.
While Gary Sanchez Struggles, J.R. Murphy Makes Strides Behind Plate
Gary Sanchez's first year in a full season league has gotten off to a rocky start, but another Yankees' catching prospect has surprised scouts.