Posts tagged California League

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 […]

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 […]

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 6/30

CAL LEAGUE HONORS FOR 6/30

For the week ending June 30 the California League has recognized the following players: OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Harold Riggins, 1B, Modesto Nuts (Rockies) Riggins got hot at the plate and posted a line of .375/.500/.833 with 3 HR, 7 RBI and 9 R for the Nuts. A seventh-round pick out of North […]

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 HONORS FOR 6/9

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE HONORS FOR 6/9

For the week ending June 9, the California League has recognized the following players: OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Max Muncey 1B, STOCKTON PORTS (A’s) Muncey, the A’s #16 prospect (Baseball America), had a 3-homer game on June 5 against the Lancaster Jethawks (Astros) and that was just one part of his big week. The 2012 fifth-round pick […]

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 […]