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Dodgers’ preseason All-Prospect ‘Name’ team

Pratt Maynard, 80 name. (By: Dustin Nosler) Baseball seems to have some of the best names around. Everywhere you look, there’s an “80″ name. Every single team has these guys. The Dodgers have some of the best. For this, I’ll grade the names of Dodger prospects at every position (with honorable mentions) and form a team of guys with some of the best baseball names you’ll...
Via Dodgers Digest
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Increasingly Relevant Stat Report on the Arizona Fall League

Over the past three weeks, the author has published an entirely premature statistical report and then a slightly less premature one of those and then, most recently, an almost not premature statistical report on the Arizona Fall League — not necessarily because such a thing is of great utility to prospect analysis, but more because, for those of us not currently present in the...
Via Fangraphs
October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Derrick Hall leads D-backs with global vision

In baseball, as in life, money alone is not the answer. The Angels and Dodgers have spent as if they believe otherwise. And they are a combined 66-85 this season. Culture and continuity matter. That is why the 2010 Giants, 2011 Cardinals, and 2012 Giants won world titles despite Opening Day payrolls that ranked ninth, 11th and eighth in the majors, according to the USA Today salary...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Derrick Hall leads D-backs with global vision

In baseball, as in life, money alone is not the answer. The Angels and Dodgers have spent as if they believe otherwise. And they are a combined 66-85 this season. Culture and continuity matter. That is why the 2010 Giants, 2011 Cardinals, and 2012 Giants won world titles despite Opening Day payrolls that ranked ninth, 11th and eighth in the majors, according to the USA Today salary...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers 2013 MLB Draft, Rounds 11-20: Navin, Law, Damron, Johnson, Flamion, Miller, Harris, McDonald, Hennessey, Ahmed

The Dodgers started off Day 3 of the 2013 MLB Draft by taking catcher Spencer Navin out of Vanderbilt University with the 334th overall pick. Follow Spencer Navin On Twitter Navin’s coach had this to say about him: “Spencer may be the most talented catcher we have had in our program,” Vanderbilt coach Tim Corbin told the school’s official website. “He’s tough, durable...
Via ChadMoriyama.com
June 09, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Minor League Preview: Arizona Diamondbacks

Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America 2012 (5) | 2011 (23) | 2010 (28) | 2009 (26) | 2008 (20) 2012 Affiliate Records MLB: [81-81] NL West AAA: [81-63] Pacific Coast League – Reno AA: [69-71] Southern League – Mobile A+: [64-76] California League – Visalia A: [67-73] Midwest League – South Bend A(ss): [36-40] Northwest League — Yakima (Hillsboro beginning...
Via Razzball
March 17, 2013  |  Discuss

D-backs rookies show their spirit -- literally

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Diamondbacks rookies put on quite a spirited performance for teammates Saturday morning -- with an assist from some local high schoolers. In an initiation routine orchestrated by veteran closer J.J. Putz, the rookies -- Nick Ahmed, Chris Owings, David Holmberh, Zeke Spruill, Chase Anderson, Tuffy Gosewisch, Ed Easley and Matt Davidson along with first-year assistant...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 09, 2013  |  Discuss

D-backs rookies show their spirit -- literally

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Diamondbacks rookies put on quite a spirited performance for teammates Saturday morning -- with an assist from some local high schoolers. In an initiation routine orchestrated by veteran closer J.J. Putz, the rookies -- Nick Ahmed, Chris Owings, David Holmberh, Zeke Spruill, Chase Anderson, Tuffy Gosewisch, Ed Easley and Matt Davidson along with first-year assistant...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks Top 15 Prospects

Arizona has some impressive depth, as well as a few high-ceiling players at the top of the system. The organization has added some solid up-the-middle talent to go with an enviable group of pitching.   #1 Tyler Skaggs (P) Age G GS IP K/9 BB/9 GB% ERA FIP WAR 20 6 6 29.1 6.44 3.99 34.0 % 5.83 5.86 -0.1 Skaggs, 21, reached the majors in his fourth professional season. The...
Via Fangraphs
February 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Nick Ahmed for Rick Porcello? Diamonbacks Reportedly After Tigers’ Starter

The Arizona Diamondbacks just acquired shortstop prospect Nick Ahmed on Friday, in a deal that sent Justin Upton to Atlanta. And, according to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, the D-Backs already are prepared to ship Ahmed to the Detroit Tigers for Rick Porcello. The #Dbacks will now try to package SS Nick Ahmed and pitching prospect intrade for #Tigers starter Rick Porcello, one...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
January 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves acquire Upton from Dbacks in seven player deal

The Atlanta Braves have acquired outfielder Justin Upton from the Arizona Diamondbacks. Atlanta and Arizona will exchange seven players. Arizona will recieve Martin Prado, Randall Delgado, Nick Ahmed, Zeke Spruill and Brandon Drury from the Braves. Atlanta will receive Chris Johnson in addition to Upton. Upton, 23, compiled a .289/.369/.529 line last season while hitting 31 home...
Via Tireball.com
January 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves trade for Justin Upton

Tweet The Atlanta Braves have traded Martin Prado, SS Nick Ahmed and right-handed pitchers Randall Delgado and Zeke Spruill for outfielder Justin Upton and third baseman Chris Johnson, per Braves beat writer Mark Bowman. Last season, Justin Upton hit .280 with 17 home runs and 67 RBI’s after being named an all-star in 2011 and posting [...]
Via Los That Sports Blog
January 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Two Former UConn Baseball Players To Play in AFL Rising Stars Game

Now I know the UConn Huskies football team will be taking on the South Florida Bulls on Saturday night at 7 p.m. but maybe at commercials and halftime you can check out the 2012 Arizona Fall League Rising Stars Game on MLB Network or MLB.com. Why you ask? Well you can get a chance to check out two former UConn baseball players who were chosen to participate in the game, George...
Via Sox and Dawgs
November 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Newman’s Own: Best Shortstops Of 2012

Seeing prospects in person is my passion. In 2012, I was fortunate enough to visit parks in five different leagues — collecting information and video on 200 legitimate prospects or more. The lists released over the next few weeks will highlight the best prospects I’ve seen in person at each position during the 2012 season. The rankings will be adjusted based on projected position...
Via Fangraphs
October 24, 2012  |  Discuss

UConn Baseball's 2011 Draft Class Well Represented Among Top Prospects

As you've seen over the past few days, I've been updating you with posts about the top 20 Boston Red Sox prospects in each league by Baseball America. Within those prospect lists from each league has been three former members of the UConn Huskies baseball team. Here's the release from UConn: DURHAM, N.C. - Former UConn baseball players George Springer, Matt Barnes and...
Via Sox and Dawgs
October 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Ahmed Has Come A Long Way

LYNCHBURG, VA - The Lynchburg Hillcats have had a phenomenal season, culminating in a Carolina League Championship. Shortstop Nick Ahmed was not only one of the main catalysts all season, he was a big reason why they won it all on Wednesday.
Via braves.scout.com
September 12, 2012  |  Discuss

MiLB Scouting Video: Nick Ahmed

Scouting reports are the foundation of the talent evaluation system, and clubs don't stop scouting players once they enter the pros. As part of our minor league coverage here at Scout.com, we provide team quality first-hand scouting reports and video on prospects around minor league baseball. Here’s a video of Braves' prospect, Nick Ahmed.
Via sbb.scout.com
June 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Ahmed Learning To Trust The Process

Baseball season is now screaming by like a ninety plus mile an hour fastball but there is a player in Lynchburg that keeps his eye on the ball. Hillcats shortstop Nick Ahmed is focused and ready for the long haul presented by the rest of the season.
Via braves.scout.com
June 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of April 12 by Kevin Goldstein

Cody Buckel, RHP, Rangers (High-A Myrtle Beach): 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 9 K The Rangers are loaded with young pitching, and Buckel has now begun the year with two fabulous starts, striking out 16 over 10 shutout innings while allowing just four hits. A second-round pick in 2010 out of a California high school, Buckel ranked as just the No. 11 prospect in the system despite striking...
Via Baseball Prospectus
April 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Baby Braves on Display in Gwinnett

In the first of what hopes to be a yearly tradition in the Atlanta area, the Braves matched up against an all-star team of prospects from the organization. And while the nearly 10,600 fans in attendance were there to catch a glimpse of Jason Heyward, Freddie Freeman and company, my interest was a handful of top prospects in the organization who had spent little-to-no time at the...
Via Fangraphs
April 04, 2012  |  Discuss

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