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Non-Prospect Diary: Dirk Hayhurst

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Padres righthander Dirk Hayhurst will be one of our featured diary scribes for the 2007 season. The 2003 eighth-round pick went a combined 6-14, 4.73 in 131 innings at three different levels last season—getting to Triple-A (Portland) for the first time in his career. But never mind the numbers.

Minors | #2007#Prospect Diary

Prospect Diary: Jarrod Saltalamacchia

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We'll be catching up with Braves catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia as he goes through the rigors of a season behind the plate at Double-A Mississippi. In his first installment, Saltalamacchia talks about starting slowly, working on his defensive mechanics and how technologically challenged he is in the day and age of players armed with iPods and state-of-the-art video games.

Minors | #2006#Prospect Diary

Prospect Diary: Chuck Lofgren

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Lefthander Chuck Lofgren is in his second full season in the Indians system, and he's off to a solid start with two wins in his first two outings. We're going to track the 20-year-old's progress over the course of the season as he gives us a weekly snapshot into every time he takes the mound.

Minors | #2006#Prospect Diary