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Tampa Bay Rays announce 2015 minor league award winners

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays named LHP Blake Snell Minor League Pitcher of the Year for the second straight season and INF Richie Shaffer Minor League Player of the Year. Additionally, RHP Mark Sappington was named the Erik Walker Community Champion. The Rays also announced the Most Valuable Players for each of their nine affiliates, as well as organization-wide awards...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: Sappington’s R.O.I., Marlins Mania, R.I.P. Monbo, more

If you’re a Rays fan, you want Mark Sappington to make the team this year. If you’re a member of the Tampa Bay media, you really want Mark Sappington to make the team. Trust me on this one. A 24-year-old right-hander from Peculiar, Missouri (yep), Sappington is 6-foot-5, throws 100 mph, and supplies quips at […]
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February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Evaluating the Angels’ early trades

In case you have been living under a rock, the Angels have started their winter off with the bang.  The club brought back highly regarded baseball mind and future manager Tim Bogar in a front office role, made one of the biggest international signings in club history by inking 20-year old Cuban infielder Roberto Baldoquin and made a couple of trades, one which sent prospect Mark...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays send LHP Cesar Ramos to Angels in exchange for RHP Mark Sappington

The Tampa Bay Rays traded left-handed reliever Cesar Ramos to the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday in exchange for right-handed reliever Mark Sappington. Sappington, 23, earned a 4-1 record with a 6.02 ERA in 42 appearances (17 starts) in time split between Double-A Arkansas and Class-A Inland Empire last season. After converting to the bullpen in July, he went 2-0 with a 3.38 ERA...
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November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Sappington Moves To The Pen, Throws Harder

When our other prospect writers submit scouting reports, I will provide a short background and industry consensus tool grades. There are two reasons for this: 1) giving context to account for the writer seeing a bad outing (never threw his changeup, coming back from injury, etc.) and 2) not making him go on about the […]
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

MWAH 2014 Angels Prospects Countdown #4: Mark Sappington

The highest ranked starting pitcher in the Angels farm system, Mark Sappington is getting closer and closer to the big leagues but first needs to prove that he really is rotation material. Mark Sappington Position: RHP    Highest Level: Double-A Bats: R    Throws: R    Height: 6'5"    Weight: 209 Age: 23    Born: 11/7/1990 2013 Rank: #23 2013 Season Stats...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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