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TOP PICK COLE DEBUTS IN AFL

TOP PICK COLE DEBUTS IN AFL

RHP Gerrit Cole pitched as a pro for the first time on Friday, going 2 1/3 inning in the Arizona Fall League. The top overall draft pick in 2011, Cole gave up three runs on three hits with a walk and two strikeouts while pitching for the Mesa Solar Sox. The UCLA product threw 52 pitches, […]

PROSPECT WATCH: JOSE ALTUVE

PROSPECT WATCH: JOSE ALTUVE

Jose Altuve began the season as the number 28 prospect in the Houston Astros’ organization (Baseball America) and is finishing it as an everyday player on a team that has quickly gotten very young. The departures of Lance Berkman, Michael Bourne, Roy Oswalt and Hunter Pence have left openings for youngsters in the Astros’ system and […]

STRASBURG HAS ROUGH A OUTING

STRASBURG HAS ROUGH A OUTING

After two very encouraging rehab starts, rehabbing Stephen Strasburg struggled over 1 2/3 innings in his third outing Thursday. Pitching for class-A Hagerstown, the right-hander coming back from Tommy John surgery threw 49 pitches, 29 for strikes, and gave up five earned runs. A long first inning, 32 pitches, ate into his pre-set limit of 50. […]

CARDS’ SHELBY MILLER SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY

CARDS’ SHELBY MILLER SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY

The St. Louis Cardinals have suspended their top organizationa prospect, RHP Shelby Miller, indefinitely for what the club called “a violation of team policy”. The 20-year old Miller is playing for AA Springfield at this time and has a 7-3 record and a 2.97 ERA to go along with 27 BB and 71 K’s over 68 2/3 innings. […]

PROSPECT WATCH: COLLIN COWGILL

PROSPECT WATCH: COLLIN COWGILL

OF Collin Cowgill was a fifth-round draft pick for the Arizona Diamondbacks out of the University of Kentucky in 2008. As he entered his fourth professional season, Cowgill was tabbed by Baseball America as Arizona’s 18th-ranked prospect and their writeup indicated a future as a fourth outfielder, despite many positives in the intangibles column. This […]

PROSPECT WATCH: GARY BROWN

PROSPECT WATCH: GARY BROWN

In the 2010 First Year Player Draft, the San Francisco Giants selected CF Gary Brown of Cal State Fullerton with the 24th overall pick. Brown is currently playing at high-A San Jose, where he was just named to the California League All-Star team. Brown was drafted by the A’s in 2007 in the 12th round […]

HOSMER DEBUTS FOR ROYALS

HOSMER DEBUTS FOR ROYALS

Royals prospect Eric Hosmer made his major league debut Friday night in Kansas City against the Oakland A’s and ended up 0-2 with 2BB, 2K and a stolen base. The A’s beat the Royals 3-2. Hosmer is the top prospect in the Royals’ organization, according to Baseball America and was hitting .439/.525/.582 with 3 HR […]

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