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Minor League Context: Bats

It’s been nearly three weeks since the first installment of “Minor League Context,” which is an attempt to understand the factors and environments in the minor leagues so as to not misjudge minor league performances. This is an essential antidote to “scouting the stat line:” given the minor league development assignments, different developmental standpoints, and […]


Camp Prospects

Each year, spring training serves as a warm up for players knock out the winter’s cobwebs and get in playing shape for the long baseball regular season. Most players are working through some sort of mechanical adjustments or tinkering with a new pitch, pitchers only work maybe a couple of innings as they build up arm […]


PTBNL Ryan Cordell

On August 1st, the Milwaukee Brewers sent catcher Jonathan Lucroy and reliever Jeremy Jeffress to the Texas Rangers in exchange for prospects Lewis Brinson, Luis Ortiz, and a player to be named later. The two clubs negotiated almost right down to the 3 pm CST deadline and agreed to announce the PTBNL after the completion […]