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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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

ARCHIE BRADLEY PROMOTED TO AA, WINS FIRST START

ARCHIE BRADLEY PROMOTED TO AA, WINS FIRST START

RHP Archie Bradley showed the Diamondbacks organization all they wanted to see in five starts at hiA Visalia, and on Wednesday the club moved the 2011 #7 overall draft pick up to AA Mobile. Thursday night, Bradley took the mound for the Bay Bears and kept the momentum going with a 6-inning, rain shortened complete game […]

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 […]

BRADLEY GOES 5 2/3 SCORELESS INNINGS IN hiA DEBUT

BRADLEY GOES 5 2/3 SCORELESS INNINGS IN hiA DEBUT

2011 #7 overall draft pick Archie Bradley took the mound Friday night in Visalia, CA for his first outing in advanced-A ball and came away with no decision over 5 2/3 IP against San Jose. Bradley allowed 4 hits, 3 walks and hit 2 batters while striking out 9 in a 1-0 Visalia Rawhide victory. The 20-year […]

SMALL BALL: QUICK UPDATES FOR 4/4/13

SMALL BALL: QUICK UPDATES FOR 4/4/13

The transition from spring games that don’t matter to regular season games that count in the standings is always a real eye-opener. No matter how closely you try to watch what is going on in Arizona and Florida, once the games start for real and everybody’s Number 1 is going against everybody else’s Number 1, […]

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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