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2013 MLB Mock Draft 2.0 – Potential Draft-Day Surprises

Over the course of the past few weeks, a plethora of mock drafts for the 2013 MLB Amateur Draft have materialized with full force. While the majority of such mock drafts have been relatively similar, particularly in reference to the top 10 draft selections, I felt that an update to our first mock draft should deviate from the norm and offer a different, more unpredictable take on the upcoming draft. Through recent developments and performances over the past week, not only have players either improved or decreased their respective draft stock, but... 
 

Sean Nolin to Make Anticipated Toronto Debut

Sean Nolin, top pitching prospect for the Toronto Blue Jays, has been called up and will be making his major league debut on Friday against the Baltimore Orioles. After being drafted in the sixth-round of the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft out of San Jacinto College, Nolin has ascended the Toronto farm system with much success over the past three seasons. Following a 2012 season that saw the young Toronto southpaw post a perfect 10-0 record and 2.04 ERA, along with a 108/27 strikeout to walk ratio in 101.1 innings split between Class A Dunedin and Double-A... 
 

Taylor Guerrieri An Arm to be Reckoned With, Continues Domination in Minors

While the majority of analysts and scouts were infatuated with the likes of top pitching prep stars Archie Bradley and Dylan Bundy when the 2011 MLB Amateur draft rolled around, a big-armed prep pitcher from South Carolina would be quietly selected in the later half of the draft by the Tampa Bay Rays. That pitcher is Taylor Guerrieri, star right-hander out of Spring Valley High School, who has dominated the Midwest League this season for Single-A Bowling Green. Following his selection as the 24th overall pick the 2011 draft by the Rays, Guerrieri... 
 

Jesse Biddle Dominant, Philadelphia Debut Not Likely, For Now

The local son of Philadelphia, Jesse Biddle, has pitched his way to become the top-ranked prospect in the Philadelphia Phillies organization and one of the top pitching prospects in professional baseball. With the recent struggles and possible decline of Phillies ace Roy Halladay, Philadelphia has been in the process of grooming their potential torch-bearer for the starting pitching rotation of the future, but according to GM Rueben Amaro his time is not near, “He’s a very young kid and he’s not ready for the big leagues —... 
 

Kevin Gausman Dominant in Minors, Could Help Orioles Soon

The Baltimore Orioles starting rotation has been exposed for its true composition, that of a struggling core of pitchers who have been unable to counter and support the production of the club’s solid offensive lineup, in the wake of injuries to starters Wei-Yin Chen and Miguel Gonzalez. Veteran journeyman Freddy Garcia and former-Braves starter Jair Jurrjens have joined the rotation in recent weeks to sustain the staff in the absence of the aforementioned injured starters; however, neither starter has contributed much of any proactive significance... 
 

Jonathon Crawford Brings Big Arm, Talent to 2013 MLB Draft

The 2013 MLB Amateur Draft has precipitated much discussion and hype surrounding the likes of top college pitching prospects Mark Appel, Jonathan Gray, Sean Manaea, and even Braden Shipley. While there is no reasonable doubt of the aforementioned prospects’ pitching abilities, focus has been undeniably given towards these arms, particularly in the wake of recent strong performances by Shipley. While attention has been focused on these arms, as well as top-ranked high school pitchers Kohl Stewart and Ian Clarkin, one particular college arm, while... 
 

D-Backs Prospect Archie Bradley Continues to Impress

Seventh overall pick in the 2011 draft for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Archie Bradley was dominant in his start for Double-A Mobile on May 13 in a 3-2 victory over Jacksonville. Bradley worked 6 innings, giving up no runs on 2 hits with 9 strikeouts, adding continued success to a blistering month of May. Bradley delivered another strong outing  leading Mobile to a 4-1 win over Pensacola in Southern league action. In his fourth Southern League start, Bradley  limited the Wahoos to one run on five hits and two walks in six innings. In 19 innings... 
 

Noah Syndergaard Continues Hot Month of May

The past three MLB Amateur Drafts have produced great pitching talent, talent that has produced for MLB clubs throughout the minors and into the majors, such as with the early bloomers Matt Harvey and Chris Sale who have pitched brilliantly for their respective clubs. Noah Syndergaard supplemental first-round draft pick in 2010 for the Toronto Blue Jays, and acquired from Toronto in the R.A. Dickey trade by the New York Mets pitched effectively for High Class A St. Lucie on May 16 against Brevard County, working 6.2 innings while giving up two... 
 

2013 MLB Draft: Top College Pitching Prospects Impressive

Analysts, scouts, talking heads, and even the informal baseball observer have labeled this year’s First-Year Player Draft a lackluster offering of talent compared to years past. Despite the fact that this year’s draft lacks a definitive marquee prep star or can’t-miss phenom, the pool of talented high school and college arms and bats is still rather impressive. Most impressive of all is the quantity and quality of college pitching prospects, wherein over a dozen college arms are projected to develop into solid middle and front of the rotation... 
 

2013 MLB Mock Draft – First Round Prospects and Projections

The 2013 MLB June Amateur Draft looms in the minds of each of the 30 clubs as June 6th rapidly approaches reality. Clubs have analyzed, researched, and scouted each of the top high school and collegiate players that would offer the best tools available for their organization. Each club sits patiently with their draft boards organized and ready to go, though of course, anything goes on draft day. Players have worked hard improving their skills and draft stock over the course of this spring, whether it be at the high school or college level. Now that... 
 

Jorge Soler, Cubs’ Cuban Prospect, Suspended Five Games

Jorge Soler was the second fiddle in the summer of Cuban prospects and still signed a nine year, 30 million dollar deal with the Chicago Cubs last season. While Yoenis Cespedes has emerged as a potential star for the Oakland Athletics, Soler, just 21 years old, has been spending time in the Cubs’ farm system, playing the role of a star prospect for the A team, Daytona Cubs. Now he will miss five games due to wielding a bat towards the Clearwater Thresher bench as part of a mixup on Wednesday. Solar was also fined after sliding into second... 
 

5 Top Prospects Headed for Minors, But For How Long

Promoting a Major League-ready prospect seems like a logical move for any organization looking to win. Yet, even the most consistently solid organizations are faced with a few hurdles that prevent the obvious from happening. Below is a list of five top prospects who could easily help their respective teams now, but are still projected to start 2013 in the Minors. Wil Myers was involved in one of the biggest trades this off-season, heading a package which sent “ace” pitcher James Shields to the Kansas City Royals. Yet, even though the... 
 

St. Louis Cardinals: Top 10 Prospects For 2013

St. Louis Cardinals general Manager John Mozeliak emphasizes the importance of developing players internally to remain an annual contender. In recent seasons, homegrown talent has propelled the Cardinals – first to a World Series title in 2011 and then to a National League Championship Series in 2012. The Cardinals will once again count upon contributions from players developed in their farm system. It appears they will turn to 26-year-old Daniel Descalso to man second base, joining two other Cardinals farm system products in Allen Craig (first... 
 

Washington Nationals: Top 10 Prospects For 2013

Even after last offseason’s trade that sent catcher Derek Norris, and pitchers Tommy Milone, Brad Peacock and A.J. Cole to Oakland for left-hander Gio Gonzalez, the Washington Nationals  farm system remained well-stocked, and it remains that way as the 2013 campaign nears. With Stephen Strasburg shut down on an innings limit in his first season on the mound after Tommy John surgery, the Nationals fell to St. Louis in the NLDS after capturing the National League East title. Though the season ended in disappointment, optimism is understandably... 
 

Toronto Blue Jays: Top 10 Prospects For 2013

Entering the current offseason, the Toronto Blue Jays boasted one of the top farm system in the majors. With spring training drawing near, Toronto’s list of top prospects has dramatically changed after the organization implemented trades designed to win it all in 2013. First, the Blue Jays acquired starting pitchers Mark Buehrle and Josh Johnson, shortstop Jose Reyes, second baseman Emilio Bonifacio and catcher John Buck for a slew of highly regarded prospects, including outfielder Jake Marisnick, starting pitcher Justin Nicolino,  infielder... 
 

Texas Rangers: Top 10 Prospects For 2013

After back-to-back American League pennants, the Texas Rangers saw an early exit from the AL playoffs last October. This season, the club will have a different look without outfielder Josh Hamilton and catcher/first baseman Mike Napoli, but optimism is high in Texas because of an array of promising prospects, including 19-year-old shortstop Jurickson Profar, 24-year-old corner infielder Mike Olt, and 24-year-old Cuban outfielder Leonys Martin. The Rangers have resisted trading 24-year-old shortstop Elvis Andrus to make room for Profar, who made... 
 

San Francisco Giants: Top 10 Prospects For 2013

Winners of two of the last three World Series, the San Francisco Giants boast an array of core players developed in their farm system. Starting pitchers Matt Cain, Madison Bumgarner and Tim Lincecum as well as catcher Buster Posey, third baseman Pablo Sandoval and closer Sergio Romo. The Giants currently have a trio of high-ceiling starting pitching prospects in their organization. Kyle Crick, Clayton Blackburn and Chris Stratton represent the future of the Giants rotation. Gary Brown, a 24-year-old outfielder, is still considered a top prospect... 
 

Seattle Mariners: Top 10 Prospects For 2013

For the first time in several seasons, Seattle Mariners fans can embrace the upcoming season with excitement for the year ahead and the long-term future. The club has one of the game’s few elite starters in Felix Hernandez; it has upgraded its lineup with the acquisition of Mike Morse and Kendrys Morales; and the farm system boasts a plethora of high-ceiling prospects. At the Major League level, third baseman Kyle Seager and catcher/DH Jesus Montero emerged as young sluggers in 2012, while first baseman Justin Smoak showed glimpses of why... 
 

San Diego Padres: Top 10 Prospects For 2013

Could it be that the San Diego Padres‘ penny-pinching ways are now part of the past? Though they are not likely to even remotely resemble the current version of the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Padres do have a new ownership group, and instead of trading talented young veterans like Chase Headley and Cameron Maybin, and unloading seasoned names like Carlos Quinten and Huston Street, they have retained them. Those core players will soon be joined by a group of promising prospects. First baseman Yonder Alonso and catcher Yasmani Grandal, both of... 
 

Oakland A’s: Top 10 Prospects For 2013

Paced by homegrown arms like Jarrod Parker, Tommy Milone and A.J. Griffin, the Oakland A’s were one of baseball’s most pleasant surprises in 2012, winning 94 games and overtaking the Texas Rangers to capture the American League West title on the last day of the regular season. The A’s also received help from minor league products like reliever Ryan Cook, first baseman Chris Carter, catcher Derek Norris and young acquisitions such as international free agent Yoenis Cespedes and former Red Sox prospect Josh Reddick. Last year’s... 
 

Tampa Bay Rays: Top 10 Prospects For 2013

Ignited by the game’s top pitching staff, the Tampa Bay Rays were in contention to earn their fourth playoff appearance in five years last season. The reason they fell short was an anemic lineup that struggled to score runs. This offseason, the club finally dipped into its pitching surplus to upgrade the offense by dealing James Shields and Wade Davis  to Kansas City for uber outfield prospect Wil Myers, starting pitching prospects Jake Odorizzi and Mike Montgomery and minor league third baseman Patrick Leonard. The Rays still have gaping... 
 

Philadelphia Phillies: Top 10 Prospects For 2013

Before 2012, the Philadelphia Phillies often shipped top prospects elsewhere to get impact players, like when they traded infielder Jonathan Villar and outfielder Anthony Gose to Houston for Roy Oswalt in 2010, and first baseman Jonathan Singleton and starting pitcher Jarred Cosart to the Astros for Hunter Pence in 2011. Last season brought a different strategy. One of baseball biggest disappointments, mostly due to an array of injuries to key players, the Phillies struggled for much as the 2012 campaign and eventually traded veterans for prospects.... 
 

Pittsburgh Pirates: Top 10 Prospects For 2013

Headlined by Gerrit Cole, who was ranked No. 5 on the Baseball News Source Top 10 Prospects List for 2013, the Pittsburgh Pirates‘ farm system that is envied by many Major League Baseball organizations. The reason why? High-ceiling starting pitching. Drafted first overall out of UCLA in 2011 after he spurned the New York Yankees (who selected him 28th overall out of high school in 2008), the 22-year-old Cole projects as a frontline starter, as does 21-year-old right-hander Jameson Taillon, the second overall pick out of high school in 2010. Luis... 
 

New York Mets: Top 10 Prospects For 2013

Featuring a young core of homegrown names like David Wright, Ike Davis, Lucas Duda, Jonathan Niese and Matt Harvey, the New York Mets bolstered their farm system with two key trades that yielded right-handed starting pitcher Zack Wheeler from San Francisco in 2011 and catcher Travis d’Arnaud and right-hander Noah Syndergaard from Toronto this offseason. The latter three names represent the prized trio in the Mets farm system, and two of them (Wheeler and d’Arnaud) can help the parent club this season. Syndergaard was the 38th overall... 
 

Minnesota Twins: Top 10 Prospects For 2013

Fresh off back-to-back dismal seasons that saw them lose 99 games in 2011 and 96 last year, the Minnesota Twins launched an off-season strategy to upgrade their rotation. To accomplish this, they continued their familiar habit of trading young veterans who are getting more expensive to other clubs. This offseason, they dealt outfielder Denard Span to the Washington Nationals for highly regarded starting pitching prospect Alex Meyer and outfielder Ben Revere to the Philadelphia Phillies for right-hander Vance Worley. Worley will join free agents... 
 

Milwaukee Brewers: Top 10 Prospects For 2013

Young players were pivotal in the Milwaukee Brewers‘ second-half push for a wild card berth last season. Jean Segura, the 22-year-old Dominican shortstop who was part of a package that also included pitchers John Hellweg and Ariel Pena in the Zack Greinke deal with the Los Angeles Angels last summer, batted .264 in 163 plate appearances for the Brewers while providing superb defense. Wily Peralta, Mike Fiers and Mark Rogers were summoned from Triple-A Nashville to give the rotation a lift. Norichika Aoki, signed as a free agent out of Japan,... 
 

Miami Marlins: Top 10 Prospects For 2013

A new year has brought new (and tempered) expectations for the Miami Marlins. Last offseason, the club opened the vault and spent $191 million for names like Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, and Heath Bell, and South Beach expected to be the scene of raucous World Series parties in October. Instead, the Marlins struggled under first-year manager Ozzie Guillen and underwent yet another fire sale that saw all the aforementioned players along with Hanley Ramirez, Anibal Sanchez and Josh Johnson among others in new uniforms. As spring training nears, there... 
 

Los Angeles Dodgers: Top 10 Prospects For 2013

Suddenly armed with the game’s highest payroll bankrolled by an aggressive and free-spending new ownership group that took over last season, the Los Angeles Dodgers shipped away several of their top prospects in trades. Promising pitchers like Nate Eovaldi, Allen Webster and Rubby De La Rosa are no longer in the Dodgers system, though 21-year-old right-hander Zach Lee remains. Of course, the Dodgers don’t seem keen on relying upon help from their farm system to contend in 2013. A glance at their roster shows an abundance of veterans... 
 

Los Angeles Angels: Top 10 Prospects For 2013

Albert Pujols was the big news signing in Anaheim last off-season, but it was phenom Mike Trout who garnered the most attention in 2012 for the Los Angeles Angels. The 21-year-old outfielder was named American League Rookie of the Year and finished second in AL Most Valuable Player voting to Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera. This off-season, the Angels made another free agent splash, inking Josh Hamilton to a handsome contract. Is there an Angels prospect who could steal the headlines in 2013? Though prospects who make such a dramatic... 
 

Kansas City Royals: Top 10 Prospects For 2013

Even after sending uber prospect Wil Myers, and two quality starting pitchers in Jake Odorizzi and Mike Montgomery, to Tampa Bay for veterans James Shields and Wade Davis, the Kansas City Royals still have a deep and talented farm system. The parent club features an assortment of core players developed in the organization like first baseman Eric Hosmer, third baseman Mike Moustakas, DH Billy Butler, catcher Salvador Perez and left fielder Alex Gordon. The Royals believe in their next wave of prospects, though most of their top names – including ... 
 

Atlanta Braves: Top 10 Prospects for 2013

In recent years, the Atlanta Braves farm system has produced a myriad of names who have helped the club at the Major League level. Jason Heyward, Freddie Freeman, Kris Medlen, Mike Minor, Randall Delgado, Brandon Beachy, Craig Kimbrel and Jonny Venters are among the examples. The club is currently not as deep as it once was, but it still features an assortment of intriguing starting pitchers. Leading the pack is 21-year-old right-hander Julio Teheran, who was rated by Baseball America as the No. 5 pre-season prospect in 2011 and 2012. Here are... 
 

Houston Astros: Top 10 Prospects For 2013

Casual baseball fans snicker at the Houston Astros. Considering that they lost 107 games last year in the National League Central, and they are slated to make their American League West debut in 2013, that humor is understandable. Yet those people who follow minor league baseball recognize that Houston will not have a problem two to three years from now. Under first-year general manager Jeff Luhnow last season, the Astros stockpiled promising prospects, acquiring names like Matt Dominguez, Robbie Grossman, Rob Rasmussen and Asher Wojciechowski.... 
 

Colorado Rockies: Top 10 Prospects For 2013

Catcher Wilin Rosario, and infielders Jordan Pacheco and Josh Rutledge, were rookies  who logged respectable Major League debuts for the Colorado Rockies in 2012. Unfortunately for the Rockies, none of the aforementioned players are starting pitchers, and neither are the top three prospects in their organization. Since Coors Field is not exactly “mile high” on the list of preferred destinations for difference-making free agent starters, the Rockies desperately need to develop their own rotation arms so they remain under long-term team... 
 

Detroit Tigers: Top 10 Prospects for 2013

With Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder, Justin Verlander and Anibal Sanchez representing more than half of their 2013 payroll – and Victor Martinez and Torii Hunter getting eight-figure salaries as well – the Detroit Tigers could use some homegrown help to fill other spots in the lineup and on the pitching staff. Aside from outfielder Avisail Garcia, who made his Major League debut last year (.319 in 47 at-bats) and converted outfielder Nick Castellanos (who is one of the top prospects in baseball), the Tigers farm system has little to... 
 

Cleveland Indians: Top 10 Prospects for 2013

Guided by new skipper Terry Francona, the Cleveland Indians will have a different look in 2013, partially because of a trade that netted the club highly regarded starting pitching prospect Trevor Bauer. Gone are veterans Grady Sizemore and Travis Hafner, whose careers have been interrupted by injuries which significantly decreased their impact. The Tribe also shipped free agent-to-be Shin-Soo Choo to Cincinnati in the three-team transaction that brought back center fielder Drew Stubbs from the Reds and Bauer from the Diamondbacks. The 21-year-old... 
 

Cincinnati Reds: Top 10 Prospects For 2013

After dealing highly regarded prospects Yonder Alonso and Yasmani Grandal last offseason in the package that yielded starting pitcher Mat Latos, the Cincinnati Reds farm system lost some firepower. Yet the organization that has produced difference makers like Joey Votto, Jay Bruce, Aroldis Chapman, Homer Bailey and Todd Frazier among others in recent years has some intriguing names, but none moreso than speedster Billy Hamilton. Ranked No. 10 on the Baseball News Source Top 10 Prospects List for 2013, Hamilton shattered Vince Coleman‘s single-season... 
 

Chicago White Sox: Top Prospects For 2013

There was a changing of the guard on the south side of Chicago with longtime assistant general manager Rick Hahn taking over for Kenny Williams. The duo will still be working together with Hahn as the GM and Williams, who served as the White Sox general manager for 12 seasons, as senior vice president. Like their crosstown rivals at Wrigley Field, the White Sox are striving to upgrade their farm system, which has recently harvested pitchers Chris Sale and Addison Reed. Over the last two seasons, Sale ( a left-hander) and Reed (a right-hander) have... 
 

Chicago Cubs: Top 10 Prospects For 2013

Just as he did when he was general manager of the Boston Red Sox, Cubs president Theo Epstein is focusing on building a contender at the Major League level by developing a deep and talented farm system. Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer have occupied the Cubs front office for a little more than a year, and already the organization’s depth is significantly better than it was before they arrived. Shortstop Javier Baez is widely regarded as one of the top shortstop prospects in baseball. The Cubs acquired pitcher Arodys Vizcaino (from Atlanta)... 
 

Boston Red Sox: Top 10 Prospects for 2013

Boasting a well-stocked farm system rich with potential impact players who are slated to open the 2013 season at Double-A or Triple-A, the Boston Red Sox have shaped their current off-season strategy to ensure that many of these prospects will get the chance to shine at Fenway Park over the next few years. Though the club entered the off-season with enviable payroll flexibility after last summer’s trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers shed the cumbersome contracts of Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett, it has opted to offer short-term... 
 

Baltimore Orioles Top 10 Prospects for 2013

With Manny Machado being promoted to the major leagues last season Dylan Bundy establishes himself as the number one prospect in the Orioles system. After Bundy right-hander Kevin Gausman and infielder Jon Schoop should be next in line for an opportunity at contributing at the major league level over the next two years, but Bundy clearly is the top prospect in the Orioles system. At No. 2 on the Baseball News Source Top 10 Prospects List entering the 2013 campaign, right-handed starting pitching phenom Bundy had a memorable debut season last... 
 

Arizona Diamondbacks: Top 10 Prospects for 2013

The Diamondbacks boast a deep and talented rotation that includes Ian Kennedy, Trevor Cahill, Brandon McCarthy and Daniel Hudson along with homegrown arms like Wade Miley and Patrick Corbin. The depth continues at the minor league level with highly regarded starting pitching prospects like Tyler Skaggs and Archie Bradley. The bounty of pitching allowed general manager Kevin Towers to include top prospect Trevor Bauer in the three-team trade that brought young shortstop Didi Gregorious to the desert. The Diamondbacks also have an array of talented... 
 

New York Yankees: Top 10 Prospects for 2013

The Yankees have one of the more controversial farm systems in baseball. By no means is it elite, but some go as far as to call it barren, which is also patently false.Though the Yankees likely do not have a top prospect in the top 30 of Major League Baseball, there are quite a few players who can have successful major league careers, and in that sense, New York has plenty of depth, mostly finding its way towards AA this season. With numerous extra picks this year and likely next year, the Yankees have an opportunity to have a very strong farm... 
 

2013 Top 10 Major League Prospects – Baseball News Source

In 2012, Major League Baseball experienced a memorable year for young phenoms. Mike Trout, who is 21, was named American League Rookie of the Year while Bryce Harper, who turned 20 in October after the season ended, received National League Rookie of the Year recognition. Late in the season, in the midst of a pennant race, the Baltimore Orioles summoned Manny Machado (who celebrated his 20th birthday in July) from Double-A Bowie and he tallied 191 at-bats, losing his rookie status. In September, the Texas Rangers called up 19-year-old uber prospect... 
 

Shohei Otani Drafted by Nippon-Ham – Still Wants MLB Career

The Nippon-Ham Fighters made  Shohei Otani the number one pick in Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball draft. However, Otani restated his desire to sign with a major league baseball team and continue his career in the United States. Otani, an 18-year-old Japanese high school right-hander, has stated publicly both before and after the NPB draft that his desire is to sign directly with an MLB team. according to Baseball America, just as an MLB draft pick in the U.S. is free to sign with a Japanese team instead, Otani could choose to decline... 
 

Shohei Otani – Japanese High-School Prodigy Wants MLB Career

Otani wants to begin his professional career in MLB Shohei Otani the 18-year-old Japanese high school picture with a 100 MPH fastball has said he will pursue a career in Major League Baseball instead of turning professional in Japan. Otani has been scouted by several major league teams including the Los Angeles Dodgers, Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles, and the Boston Red Sox.  The Orioles last winter by signed Wei-Yin Chen. Chen was Baltimore’s most consistent starter last year. The 18-year-old Otani said “I think I will start in... 
 

Arizona Fall League Rosters – National League West

Yasiel Puig from the Los Angeles Dodgers is heading to the Arizona Fall League Here at the Baseball News Source we continue our look into the Arizona Fall League rosters. the season will begin October 9. In this post will take a look at the National League West. Arizona Diamondbacks Chase Anderson – Spent 2012 at Double-A Mobile where he pitched 98 innings and posted a 2.66 ERA and 92:25 K/BB ratio. Evan Marshall – 2012 season at Double-A Mobile and pitch to a 3.51 ERA across 48 2/3 innings. Kevin Munson – Drafted by the Arizona... 
 

Orioles Call Up Top Pitching Prospect Dylan Bundy

To bolster a bullpen weary after Tuesday night’s 18-inning marathon win over Seattle, the Baltimore Orioles have called up 19-year-old right-hander Dylan Bundy, who is currently the second-best prospect in baseball, according to MLB.com. Bundy, who was the fourth overall pick in the 2011 draft, was 9-3 with a 2.08 ERA as a starting pitcher at three levels in the Orioles farm system, ending with Double-A Bowie. He has pitched in the fall instructional league since the minor league season ended. When he appears in a game, Bundy will become the... 
 

Arizona Fall League Rosters – American League East

Bryce Brentz batted .298 with 17 home runs, 76 RBI and a .833 OPS at Double-A Portland Commemorating its 20th anniversary, the Arizona Fall League will begin play on Oct. 9. Each Major League organization is required to provide seven players. Triple-A and Double-A players are eligible, as long as they were placed on a Double-A roster no later than Aug. 15. Each Major League club can send two advanced Single-A Class A players along with two “A exempt” players who are under contract by Aug. 15. In many cases, the AFL gives teams a chance... 
 

Red Sox Steven Wright Hopes to follow R.A. Dickey’s Success

Red Sox Prospect Steven Wright While one new age knuckleballer, R.A. Dickey was continuing his pursuit of the National League Cy Young Award on Tuesday night in Queens, another one, Steven Wright was doing his best to capture the attention of the Boston Red Sox while pitching in the International League championship series in Pawtucket, R.I. Dickey, the 37-year-old right-hander whose perseverance was written about by Baseball News Source this week, had a chance to win his 19th game of the season when he carried a 2-1 lead into the seventh inning... 
 

Darin “Babe” Ruf called up to Phillies

Phillies plan to look at Darin Ruf in left field At Double-A Reading (Pa.), he was recognized by t-shirts sold in the gift shop that read “Babe Ruf.” As recently as last year, he had progressed no further than advanced Single-A Clearwater, though it was his third season in the system. On Monday, Darin Ruf relished the latest highlight of a memorable year that saw him earn 2012 Minor League home run king status. The 26-year-old first baseman/left fielder was called up by the Philadelphia Phillies. A 20th round pick out of Creighton University... 
 
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