Posts in category CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

INTERVIEW: BRANDON DRURY

INTERVIEW: BRANDON DRURY

Here’s an interview with Arizona Diamondbacks #10 organizational prospect Brandon Drury that I did over on CalLeagueHeat.com. Drury is with the Visalia Rawhide  of the hiA Cal League this season. Brandon Drury is playing 3B and batting in the #3 hole for the Visalia Rawhide this season. Selected by the Braves in the 13th round of the […]

MiLB.COM’S X-FACTORS: CAL LEAGUE IS HIGH OCTANE

MiLB.COM’S X-FACTORS: CAL LEAGUE IS HIGH OCTANE

Cal League fans know this well, but MiLB.com’s Ashley Marshall quantified the park factors for the Advanced A-ball parks (Carolina League, Cal League, Florida State League) and, guess what…? The ball flies out in California. The three Advanced A-level leagues play quite differently, with the Florida State League seeing the least offense in all of […]

VISALIA RAWHIDE NAMES 2014 COACHING STAFF

VISALIA RAWHIDE NAMES 2014 COACHING STAFF

The 2014 Visalia Rawhide coaching staff has been announced with Robby Hammock taking the helm after managing at short-season Class A Missoula last season. Bobby Smith returns for a second season as hitting coach and Gil Heredia comes back for a second year as pitching coach. All three have major league playing experience with Hammock an […]

INTERVIEW: KYLE WALDROP

INTERVIEW: KYLE WALDROP

LF Kyle Waldrop just finished out a full season at hiA Bakersfield by proving he is one of the Cincinnati Reds’ top outfield prospects. The 6′ 3″, 190-pound Waldrop was drafted out of high school in the 12th round of the 2010 First Year Player Draft and had stops in the AZL (2010), then Billings of […]

66ERS’ BORENSTEIN TOPS CAL LEAGUE HONORS

66ERS’ BORENSTEIN TOPS CAL LEAGUE HONORS

Inland Empire’s Zach Borenstein took MVP honors as the California League announced its 2013 Field Awards and Post-Season All Star Team today. Borenstein’s .332/.396/.628 line with 25 homers and 87 RBI were good enough for an all-star spot at DH as well as the MVP hardware. The Lancaster Jethawks are well represented with three all-stars in […]

DIAMONDBACKS’ MARZILLI HEATING UP AT VISALIA

DIAMONDBACKS’ MARZILLI HEATING UP AT VISALIA

OF Evan Marzilli played 51 games of rookie ball last season after being drafted by Arizona in the 8th round of the 2012 draft. This year, in his first full season of pro ball, the 5-11, 175-pound centerfielder was sent to hiA Visalia of the California League where he got off to a difficult start […]

CAL LEAGUE TOUR: BAKERSFIELD

CAL LEAGUE TOUR: BAKERSFIELD

The Bakersfield Blaze are the Cincinnati Reds’ hiA affiliate and they play their home games at Sam Lynn Ballpark on the northern edge of town, not long after arriving at the city limits on southbound Highway 99. Bakersfield’s history with minor league baseball goes back to 1941 and the city has been affiliated with several big […]

CAL LEAGUE HONORS FOR WEEK ENDING 7/21

CAL LEAGUE HONORS FOR WEEK ENDING 7/21

For the week ending July 21, the California League has honored the following players: OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – JUAN DURAN, OF, Bakersfield Blaze (Reds) Duran stands out from his teammates with his athletic 6′ 7″ 205-pound frame and he has been showing recently how skilled he can be at the plate. The 21-year […]

CAL LEAGUE PLAYER WATCH

CAL LEAGUE PLAYER WATCH

With the second half of the California League season underway, here’s a look at a few of the players I have been following all season. The hiA league is a great crossroad stop for so many players. It takes most prospects some time to get here as they have to pass the “entry level” leagues […]

CAL LEAGUE HONORS FOR WEEK ENDING 7/7

CAL LEAGUE HONORS FOR WEEK ENDING 7/7

For the week ending July 7, the California League has honored the following players: OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Scott Schebler, OF, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (Dodgers) For the week, Scott Schebler posted a line of .448/.500/.1.034 and he had three multi-hit games in a row from July 4-6. The struggling Quakes went 3-4 over […]