Posts in category CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

CAL LEAGUE TOUR: MODESTO

CAL LEAGUE TOUR: MODESTO

The Modesto Nuts are the hiA affiliate of the Colorado Rockies in the California League and it’s a pretty easy trek up Highway 99 from HotStoveHeat HQ to see them at John Thurman Field. It’s right off the freeway and you don’t need directions, necessarily, because you can see the light standards before you get […]

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE ALL-STARS

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE ALL-STARS

The California League announced it’s roster for the June 18th All-Star clash with the Carolina League today. Major league rivals will band together for the hiA league as prospects from various clubs will now be teammates. San Jose’s C Jeff Arnold and 1B Angel Villalona (Giants) will play alongside Visalia’s LHP Jake Barrett and 3B Jake Lamb […]

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

For the week ending June 2, the California League has recognized the following players: OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – PRESTON TUCKER, OF, LANCASTER JETHAWKS Tucker went on an RBI tear, starting with a 6-RBI game against Rancho Cucomonga (Dodgers) that led the Jet Hawks (Astros) to a 10-2 win. With at least two RBI in […]

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

For the week ending May 26th, the California League has honored the following players: OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – ANDREW APLIN, OF, Lancaster Jethawks PITCHER OF THE WEEK – TY BLACH, LHP, San Jose Giants Aplin posted an impressive line of .462/.575/.885 with 2 HR and 10 RBI for the Jethawks (Astros). Taken in the […]

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

The weekly honors for the California league saw Bakersfield Blaze (Reds) RHP Jon Moscot and Inland Empire 66ers (Angels)  Michael Snyder recognized for their perfomances over the week ending May 19. Moscott threw 6 innings of 1-hit ball at the Stockton Ports on May 17th allowing 0 runs on 1 hit with 1 BB and 9 […]

INTERVIEW: JAKE BARRETT

INTERVIEW: JAKE BARRETT

RHP Jake Barrett is currently mowing down batters in the hiA California League as the closer for the Visalia Rawhide (Diamondbacks). The Blue Jays drafted Barrett as a starter out of Desert Ridge High School (Phoenix, AZ) in the 3rd round in 2009, but he elected to stay home and go to college at Arizona State. His […]

WEEKEND ROADIE: BAKERSFIELD BLAZE AT MODESTO NUTS

WEEKEND ROADIE: BAKERSFIELD BLAZE AT MODESTO NUTS

It was back to the California League this past weekend for a matchup of North division clubs. The visiting Blaze are the Cincinnati Reds’ hiA affiliate while the Nuts’ parent club is the Colorado Rockies. John Thurman Field had just over 4,000 in attendance on this beautiful Saturday night. The Blaze sent RHP Carlos Contreras […]

WEEKEND ROADIE: LAKE ELSINORE AT VISALIA

WEEKEND ROADIE: LAKE ELSINORE AT VISALIA

A short trip south on Saturday brought me to Visalia to see Archie Bradley make his 4th start at the hiA level against the Lake Elsinore Storm. Good California League action was on tap with National League West parent clubs facing each other in Visalia (Diamondbacks) and Lake Elsinore (Padres). Visalia’s as good as it gets for minor […]

GIANTS’ TOP PROSPECT CRICK HAS OBLIQUE STRAIN

GIANTS’ TOP PROSPECT CRICK HAS OBLIQUE STRAIN

RHP Kyle Crick  was forced to exit his start against Inland Empire on Thursday after 2 IP due to a strained oblique muscle. Crick is ranked as the San Francisco Giants’ #1 prospect by both Baseball America and MLB.com. In the two innings he pitched Thursday, Crick allowed 1 hit and 2 walks with 3 strikeouts. […]

INTERVIEW: ARCHIE BRADLEY

INTERVIEW: ARCHIE BRADLEY

The Arizona Diamonbacks are stocking up on power arms of late and one of their top prospects is RHP Archie Bradley. The 7th overall pick of the 2011 First Year Player Draft, Bradley signed out of high school in Broken Arrow, OK and had a very brief (2 IP) stop in the Pioneer league that […]

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