Posts by Prospect Watcher

CARTER CALLED UP BY A’S, GOES YARD IN LOSS TO TEXAS

CARTER CALLED UP BY A’S, GOES YARD IN LOSS TO TEXAS

The Oakland A’s have had an interesting recent history at the 1B position and tonight saw another twist with 2005 15th-round draft pick Chris Carter getting the call. Carter was Oakland’s top organizational prospect, according to Baseball America, entering the 2010 season but four callups over the last two seasons didn’t go well for the slugger and […]

WATCH LIST: CHRIS OWINGS

WATCH LIST: CHRIS OWINGS

CHRIS OWINGS – SS PARENT CLUB – ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS DRAFTED – Arizona 2009, Supplemental pick, 41st overall CURRENT ASSIGNMENT – Arizona Diamondbacks NOTES: Arizona Diamondbacks #3 prospect (Baseball America) Chris Owings entered the 2014 season at the age of 22 and has risen from Rookie League Missoula in 2009 to the Diamondbacks’ Opening Day roster. After […]

D-BACKS PROMOTE SS OWINGS TO AA

D-BACKS PROMOTE SS OWINGS TO AA

SS Chris Owings, the 41st overall pick in 2009 for the Arizona Diamondbacks, came back to hi-A Visalia to start the 2012 season and had an impressive first half that earned him a promotion to AA Mobile this week. The Diamondbacks had two first-round picks and three supplemental first-rounders in 2009 when they selected Owings out of high school […]

DODGERS CALL UP CASTELLANOS

DODGERS CALL UP CASTELLANOS

In the wake of OF Matt Kemp’s return to the disabled list, the Dodgers have called up Alex Castellanos from AAA Albuquerque. Castellanos was a 10th round draft pick in 2008 for the St. Louis Cardinals and came over to the Dodgers in the deadline deal last season that sent SS Rafael Furcal to St. […]

CESPEDES DEBUTS WITH A BANG

CESPEDES DEBUTS WITH A BANG

Yoenis Cespedes took the field for the first time as an Oakland Athletic on Saturday and made good on his 20-minute hype video, The Showcase. Batting second and playing CF, the 26-year old from Cuba was the center of attention and he responded by going 2-for-2 with a walk and a fourth-inning homer to left. […]

CESPEDES OFF TO SLOW START IN DWL

CESPEDES OFF TO SLOW START IN DWL

Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes has suited up for two games so far with the Dominican Winter League’s Aguilas Cibaenas, going hitless in seven ABs. The power hitting OF has been the DH in both games. Cespedes, 26, has applied for residency in the DR and has drawn interest from several MLB teams. His 33 homers (354 […]

BRANDON BELT FINISHES DWL STINT

BRANDON BELT FINISHES DWL STINT

Giants’ 1B/OF prospect Brandon Belt has finished up his tour in the Dominican Winter League, according to GiantsPipeline.com. The sweet-swinging phenom returned to his steady ways at the plate, posting a .300 average in 100 ABs along with an OPS of .865. Belt rose quickly through the Giants’ system in 2010, moving from high-A to AAA and producing […]

ARCHIE BRADLEY’S INSTR. LEAGUE EDUCATION

ARCHIE BRADLEY’S INSTR. LEAGUE EDUCATION

Oklahoma high school draftee RHP Archie Bradley, taken number-seven overall in the 2011 First Year Player Draft by Arizona, just finished up his instructional league assignment where he threw 15 innings. Bradley, the two-sport star who also excels in football as a quarterback, spoke in detail of the education he got in his instructional league […]

HULTZEN DAZZLES IN THIRD AFL START

HULTZEN DAZZLES IN THIRD AFL START

LHP Danny Hultzen showed the form that made him the number-two overall pick in this year’s First Year Player Draft with four no-hit innings in his AFL start on Wednesday. The prized Mariners prospect allowed only a walk to Oakland A’s/Phoenix Desert Dogs OF Michael Choice while throwing 52 pitches, 32 for strikes. Hultzen has now […]

D’BACKS TAB GOLDSCHMIDT, SKAGGS

D’BACKS TAB GOLDSCHMIDT, SKAGGS

PRESS RELEASE (PHOENIX) — The Arizona Diamondbacks named left-handed pitcher Tyler Skaggs and infielder Paul Goldschmidt the organization’s Pitcher and Player of the Year, respectively, according to D-backs’ Director, Player Development Mike Bell. Skaggs, 20, went 9-6 with a 2.96 ERA (52 ER in 158.1 IP) and .218 opponents average with 49 walks and 198 […]