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Four Arizona Diamondbacks Prospects to Watch Out For

The Arizona Diamondbacks aren’t a terrible team – they’re just a mediocre one. And in the brutal National League West, that’s not much of a consolation. The Diamondbacks are stuck in the same division as the defending World Series champion San Francisco Giants, the free-spending and division-leading Los Angeles Dodgers, and a San Diego Padres team that tried – and failed...
Via Baseball Essential
6 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs minor league report: Dansby Swanson hits first home run

No. 1 overall draft pick Dansby Swanson hit his first professional home run on Thursday night, belting a three-run blast in the eighth inning of Hillsboro's 5-3 loss to Boise. The home run was Swanson's only hit in four at-bats. He's now hitting .172 in seven games for the Hops, with two doubles, a triple and eight RBI. Swanson , whose start in professional ball was delayed after...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Smokies Drop BayBears, But Aces Trump I-Cubs at Riverview

Jake Hannemann ripped an RBI triple and a single, walked, and scored a run, and Jeimer Candelario stroked a single and a solo home run and drove-in another run with a 3-1 GO, leading the Tennessee Smokies (Cubs AA affiliate) to a 6-4 victory over the Mobile BayBears (Arizona Diamondbacks AA affiliate) on Field #5, and Justin Marks tossed four shutout innings with six strikeouts,...
Via Cub Reporter
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

D-backs add Drury, four others to roster

PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks took care of some necessary business Thursday by adding infielder Brandon Drury and four others to set their 40-man roster. Drury, outfielder Socrates Brito, left-hander Will Locante and right-handers Kevin Munson and A.J. Schugel were added to the roster, a procedural move that keeps them with the D-backs rather than expose them to the Rule 5...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs farmhands find major success in minor-league playoffs

PHOENIX -- The tree appeared a bit disheveled this season, but the root system is strong. The Diamondbacks have not not had the season they wanted, and part of the fallout will include a new position for general manager Kevin Towers should he remain in the organization. Part of Towers' legacy, however, will include a farm system that is deep in prospects and enjoying unprecedented...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs' Banda making strong first impression

PHOENIX -- Class-A left-hander Anthony Banda was the least experienced player the Diamondbacks received at the July 31 deadline, but he may have made the most headway since his arrival.  Banda -- pronounced BOND-a -- struck out 10 without a walk in a 12-2 victory for low-A South Bend on Thursday, extending a strong run that began in his two months with Wisconsin, the Brewers' affiliate...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: NL West Prospects

Each weekday during the minor-league season, FanGraphs is providing a status update on multiple rookie-eligible players. This particular Prospect Watch feature will focus on prospect notes from around the minors — focusing on both top prospects and sleepers. Arizona Diamondbacks Recently, I wrote about the Diamondbacks’ intriguing third base prospect Brandon Drury. He’s not the […]
Via Fangraphs
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: Drury, Bedrosian, Giles

Each weekday during the minor-league season, FanGraphs is providing a status update on multiple rookie-eligible players. Note that Age denotes the relevant prospect’s baseball age (i.e. as of July 1st of the current year); Top-15, the prospect’s place on Marc Hulet’s preseason organizational list; and Top-100, that same prospect’s rank on Hulet’s overall top-100 list...
Via Fangraphs
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Anderson, Drury win D-backs' monthly minor league honors

The Diamondbacks on Friday named Double-A Mobile pitcher Chase Anderson and Single-A Advanced Visalia infielder Brandon Drury the organization's minor league pitcher and player of the month, respectively, for April. Anderson, a 26-year-old right-hander, went 3-2 with a 0.85 ERA and 31 strikeouts in five starts in April for the BayBears. He enters May carrying an active scoreless...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks Top 10 Prospects

The Arizona Diamondbacks have two elite starting pitchers in their farm system, followed by solid infield and relief pitching depth. General Manager Kevin Towers has made multiple trades involving prospects over the past few seasons, and his actions have taken a toll on the volume of quality minor leaguers in the organization. However, Towers has shrewdly traded for overlooked players...
Via Batting Leadoff
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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