D-backs call up 3B Lamb

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks on Thursday selected the contract of infielder Jake Lamb from Triple-A Reno and designated for assignment infielder Andy Marte. Lamb is in the starting lineup, at third base and batting sixth, for tonight's series final against the Royals. Lamb, 23, combined to hit .327 (128-for-392) with 39 doubles, 15 home runs and 84 RBI in 108 games between Double...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks promote Jake Lamb from Reno

PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks promoted third baseman Jake Lamb from Triple-A Reno on Thursday and designated infielder Andy Marte for assignment. The 23-year-old Lamb hit .327 with 39 doubles, 15 home runs and 84 RBIs in 108 games with Double-A Mobile and Reno this season. In 244 games in three seasons in the minors, the former University of Washington player has hit .321...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks promote top prospect Jake Lamb to Major Leagues

OFFICIAL: #Dbacks select contract of infielder @JakeLamb18 from the Triple-A Reno @Aces and designate infielder Andy Marte for assignment. — Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) August 7, 2014 In a lost season like this for the Diamondbacks, these are the moments that fans can get excited for. Diamondbacks #5 prospect (and top hitting prospect) 3B Jake Lamb is set to be promoted to the...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
12 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs top Pirates on controversial call

Mandatory Credit: Christian Petersen / Getty Images North America The Arizona Diamondbacks needed 10 innings to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2. What they also needed was a bit of a controversy. With runners on first and third base, newly signed Andy Marte hit a ground ball to Pittsburgh shortstop Jordy Mercer. Mercer flipped the ball to second base to take Nick Ahmed out. This is...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates get screwed in Arizona after umpires don’t call interference

Controversy was afoot once again in Phoenix on Sunday, and this isn’t a good look for second base umpire Lance Barrett. Andy Marte grounded into what looked like an inning-ending double play, but Jayson Nix’s throw hit Nick Ahmed in the hands as Ahmed slid into second. Barrett ruled the contact incidental instead of intentional, allowing the game-winning run to score. When you...
Via Bloguin Best
16 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Diamondbacks beat Pirates on controversial call

Controversy was afoot once again in Phoenix on Sunday, and this isn’t a good look for second base umpire Lance Barrett. Andy Marte grounded into what looked like an inning-ending double play, but Jayson Nix’s throw hit Nick Ahmed in the hands as Ahmed slid into second. Barrett ruled the contact incidental instead of intentional, allowing the game-winning run to score. When you...
Via The Outside Corner
16 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs fall again as hit batters continue

PHOENIX -- Andrew McCutchen drove in the go-ahead run with an infield single in the eighth inning, then was hit by a pitch in the ninth Saturday night as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-3. McCutchen's single off Andy Marte's glove keyed a four-run eighth that made it 5-1. The next inning, McCutchen was hit squarely in the back by a pitch from reliever...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
17 days ago  |  Discuss

What to watch: D-backs vs. Pirates, 6 p.m., FOX Sports Arizona

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks take on the Pittsburgh Pirates in the second game of their four-game series after an exciting comeback victory on Thursday in which Andy Marte hit a pinch-hit, go-ahead home run in the sixth inning. Here's what to watch for on FOX Sports Arizona's broadcast, coverage beginning with "Diamondbacks Live" at 6 p.m. as Vidal Nuno (0-2, 3.47...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
18 days ago  |  Discuss

A brief recap and a few more thoughts on the trade deadline

I had the Pirates game on last night and was dozing off throughout the whole game, but my one main takeaway was this: Of course, hours after the Pirates fail to trade for pitching help, Jeff Locke gives up a game-breaking home run to Andy Marte. Andy Marte, you might recall, was once the successor to Chipper Jones in Atlanta, then was dealt to Boston for Edgar Renteria, then was...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Marte makes a dramatic return

PHOENIX -- A car picked up new Diamondbacks third baseman Andy Marte at Sky Harbor International about the time the game started Thursday as clubhouse attendant Jimmy Garrett neatly stitched the No. 28 and "Marte" on the back of a blank Sedona red jersey. The paperwork already had been taken care of -- Marte had signed his contract before catching his flight from Fresno...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Andy Marte shines in Diamondback debut

Mandatory Credit: AP Photo/Tony Dejak When you think of Andy Marte, you would probably remember a player who was at one point regarded as the number one third base prospect. This was 10 years ago. As noted by Phoenix Sports Kings own, Manuel Childs, Marte came through the Atlanta Braves farm system. He was regarded as the top third base prospect in the nation but struggled to find...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Marte homers in first D-backs' at-bat in victory

PHOENIX -- Andy Marte hit a two-run home run and Aaron Hill added a solo shot in the sixth inning to power the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 7-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday night. Nick Ahmed hit the Diamondbacks' third home run, an eighth-inning solo shot that was the first of his major-league career. Marte, called up from Triple-A Reno earlier in the day to help...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
19 days ago  |  Discuss

D-Backs 7, Pirates 4

This is all that really needs to be said: Diamondbacks are going to win because of a 2-run error on a pitcher’s ground ball, a homer by Andy Marte, and a homer by Nick Ahmed. — Jim Rosati (@northsidenotch) August 1, 2014 Also, Oliver Perez got the win. Yes, that Oliver Perez. The 2-run error was a killer – bases loaded, 2 outs, pitcher up, and the dreaded ground ball to Pedro…and...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks call up former number one prospect Andy Marte

story via: With the trades of starting third baseman Martin Prado and the announcement of Eric Chavez’s retirement, the Arizona Diamondbacks were left without a capable third baseman. So they called up former number one overall third base prospect Andy Marte. Marte came up though the Atlanta Braves farm system where he was rated as the number one prospect...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
19 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs game report: Wednesday, March 12

Diamondbacks 9, Dodgers 2 Game recap: Cliff Pennington had three hits and was a home run short of the cycle when the D-backs handled the Los Angeles Dodgers in their last meeting before they open the regular season in Sydney, Australia, with a two-game series March 22-23. Pennington drove in two runs, one with a sacrifice fly. Didi Gregorius had three singles and an RBI as the D...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs game report: Saturday, March 8

D-backs 5, Angels 2 Game recap: Highly touted prospect Archie Bradley made his second Cactus League start and again impressed in 3 1/3 innings of work during the D-backs 5-2 win over the Angels at Tempe Diablo Stadium. Bradley earned his second win as the D-backs tallied three runs in the third inning and two in the fourth. Outfielder Matt Long and first baseman Albert Pujols drove...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs game report: Friday, Feb. 28

Rockies 11, Diamondbacks 0 Game recap: D-backs left-hander Patrick Corbin pitched four innings in his first start of the spring, giving up four hits and a two-run home run to Colorado catching prospect Ryan Casteel in the third inning on a two-season fastball that caught too much of the plate. The D-backs had two hits and three errors in an 11-0 loss. Hitting notes: Matt Tuiasosopo...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: December 5, 2013

Around the Farm (ATF) takes a quick look at some of the daily performances by Indians prospects. This is a special fall and winter ball version of ATF that recaps all the offseason action by Indians players in offseason winter ball leagues.  The positions listed below are where the player was playing in the game. Venezuela Winter League Jesus Aguilar (Leones del Caracas, 1B): 3...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Angels Winter Ball prospects worth looking at

Well, they’re all worth looking at.  Being able to play Winter Ball is a special thing.  It’s by invite only so if you have the chance to play in the Arizona Fall League, Venezuela, Mexico or the Dominican Republic, it likely means you did something right last summer in the U.S.  But these are the prospects in particular that have my attention.  Zach Borenstein ...
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November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Daily Notes: In Which Andy Marte and Jake Fox Are Invoked

Table of Contents Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes. 1. SCOUT Leaderboards for the Atlantic League 2. Unhelpful Video: Andy Marte Pitching Once SCOUT Leaderboards for the Atlantic League Introduction For four consecutive years between 2003 and -06, Atlanta third-base prospect Andy Marte appeared on Baseball America’s top-100 prospect list —...
Via Fangraphs
July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Prospects and movie ads - They often don't live up to the hype

One of my favorite parts of going to the movies is watching all the ads before the film starts. It’s a guilty pleasure because (obviously) I just shelled out $10 to go watch the movie, and by the time it starts I’m sitting there imagining how good the NEXT movie will be instead of enjoying the movie I just bought.  Unfortunately, no matter how excited I get for a movie, it...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Flashback Video: Dandy Marte Strikes Out Nick Swisher

Today the Indians got their man, in the form of a shiny new four-year $56 million contract to secure the services of Nick Swisher. Swisher is known to most for his ebullient and outgoing nature both in the clubhouse and with fans. But to me, he’s most known as Dandy Marte’s lone strikeout victim in a career of otherwise spectacular failure.  Marte (née Andy) was once touted...
Via Waiting For Next Year
December 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Val Pascucci Crowned Triple-A Home Run Derby Champ!

While Prince Fielder was winning the MLB Home Run Derby last night in Kansas City, Valentino Pascucci was making some noise of his own at Coca Cola Field in Buffalo where Scooch hit 22 home runs to win the Triple-A All-Star Home Run Derby. A crowd of 17,224 at Coca-Cola Field chanted Pascucci’s name as he hit six of those homers in the final round to secure the title over Charlotte’s...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Is Matt LaPorta Brandon Phillips or Andy Marte?

Matt LaPorta, the slugger who hits with power and consistency in AAA, is currently with the Indians but not getting a real chance. They are many of us who feel that he is better than Shelley Duncan at the plate and in the field. Brandon Phillips is an all star player that the Indians gave up on too soon. Andy Marte is the forever promising third baseman, who the Braves were smart...
June 10, 2012  |  Discuss

The Indians over bet that wasn’t

After a few weeks of spring training where it feels like Indians starting pitchers are getting hammered, I’m suddenly relieved. My brother went to Vegas a couple weeks ago and I handed him a crisp $100 bill and told him that I was going to make the entire Indians season more worthwhile than it is to me most normal years. The over / under on the number of wins for the year was 75...
Via Waiting For Next Year
March 21, 2012  |  Discuss
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