Brewers’ Peralta Refines Pitchability In High Minors
The Brewers retain club control of the five pitchers who comprise their current rotation through 2012. What that means for top pitching prospect Wily Peralta remains to be seen, but in 11 starts in July and August, he went 6-1, 1.76 with 75 strikeouts in 72 innings.
Yankees Push Banuelos To Finish Strong At Triple-A
Manny Banuelos throws three quality pitches, but the Yankees are more excited by the 20-year-old lefty's desire to learn.
Lavarnway Wants To Be Known As A Catcher, Too
Triple-A Pawtucket's Ryan Lavarnway has sold observers on his bat; now the Red Sox farmhand wants to convince them he can catch at the big league level.
Mature Manner Heralds Mike Montgomery’s Turnaround
Royals lefty Mike Montgomery's season turned around when he stopped trying to 'out-stuff' Triple-A batters.
Triple-A All-Star Notes On Robinson, Brown, Milone
Bubba Brown caught up with three Triple-A all-stars who are enjoying breakout seasons.
Mesoraco Rewards Reds With Late Development
The Reds' Devin Mesoraco continues to learn the finer points of catching as he slugs Triple-A pitching.<br/>
Slimmer Kyle Blanks Aspires To Roam Petco’s Pastures
Kyle Blanks returned from Tommy John surgery this season eager to prove he fits in left field for the Padres.
Indy Outfielder Presley May Be Pirates’ Buried Treasure
A career .313 hitter at the Triple-A level, Alex Presley has improved his secondary skills, such as power, defense and basestealing efficiency, with Indianapolis this season.
Mets’ Nieuwenhuis Puts Tools To Good Use With Buffalo
Buffalo's Kirk Nieuwenhuis compensates for lack of a plus tool by doing many things well. Taken by the Mets in the third round of the 2008 draft, he rapidly worked his way up the ladder, going from NAIA ball to Triple-A in fewer than three years.
Angels Gamble And Win On Moore’s Athleticism
A four-sport star at his rural Louisiana high school, outfielder Jeremy Moore now flashes five tools on the baseball diamond for the Angels' Triple-A Salt Lake affiliate.
Lefty Oliver Applies Lessons From Detroit Drubbing
Promising Tigers lefty Andy Oliver works this season to refine his pitch location and secondary sequencing with Triple-A Toledo.
Nats’ Kimball Trends In Right Direction In Relief Role
Poor control forced Nationals righthander Cole Kimball to switch to a relief role in 2009. Now the Triple-A Syracuse closer vies for a place in the Nationals' bullpen of the future.
New Name, New Park Give Omaha Fresh Start
A perfect baseball storm is brewing in Omaha, thanks to a convergence of a new ballpark, a new nickname and new hope for the major league affiliate, the Royals, that's been down so long that some of the organization's top prospects were still in diapers the last time the team won a championship.
Difficult Decision Looms For Rockies’ Matt Miller
If he tests free agency, 27-year-old Triple-A outfielder Matt Miller will seek an organization willing to give him a big league opportunity. That's something he really had not received with the Rockies, the team that drafted him seven seasons ago.
Mets’ Duda Delivers Powerful Statement With Buffalo
Mets outfielder Lucas Duda doubled his previous high for home runs in a breakthrough Triple-A debut for Buffalo. The 24-year-old always had shown plus raw power, but find out what he's doing differently this season to tap into it.
Marlins’ Morrison Seizes On Outfield Opportunity
Because of his Louisiana roots, Logan Morrison enjoyed a sense of celebrity with Triple-A New Orleans. But because of his consistently fine play and adaptability to the outfield, Morrison received a earlier-than-expected callup to the Marlins.
Rangers’ Kirkman Mimics All-Star To Find A Way Home
Rangers lefty Michael Kirkman made the Triple-A Pacific Coast League all-star team, illustrating the progress he's made in throwing strikes over the past three seasons.
Triple-A All-Star Game Notebook
Correspondent Everrett Merrill caught up with a handful of players at the Triple-A all-star game who had improved their stock with their play this season.
Doubront Seeks To Defy Recent Red Sox History
Venezuela-born Felix Doubront is both a lefty and a foreign-born success—rarities in the Red Sox's system over the past decade and a half.