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Tuesday August 21st, 2012

Nick Crawford: (Arizona Diamondbacks Beat writer for BHPBaseball) – It was a tough night in the Diamondbacks as all but one of their full seasons team and MLB team lost on Tuesday. The good news is top LHP prospect Tyler Skaggs starts the first game of Wednesdays double-header.

Single A Visalia Rawhide VS San Jose

Taylor Siemens gets the win tonight 7-5 for the Rawhide improving his record to 4-6 on the season. For San Jose Jack Snodgrass gets the loss dropping his record to 10-7 on the season. Freeman & Griffin Record a multi-hit night. The Visalia Rawhide score 6 runs in the fourth and that would prove to be too much for San Jose to recover. Visalia Rawhide end up being the only Diamondbacks team to record a win on the night.

AA Mobile Baybears VS Jackson Generals

Today Michael Bolsinger takes the mound for the Baybears (4-2, 3.45ERA) vs James Gillheeney (0-1, 3.55ERA).

Brent Clevlen continues to rake in AA for the Baybears adding another multi hit night to his resume. My son took hitting lessons from Brent while he was in AAA Reno, his approach at the plate is aggressive and he hits real hard! Even Frey with a 3 for 5 performance and a walk. Frey had 2 doubles and a RBI. Perez Rossmel goes 3 for 4. But your Mobile BayBears lose to the Jackson Generals 7 to 5. All but one player on the generals had a multi hit night.

AAA Reno Aces VS Tacoma

A miserable night for the Reno aces as they lose the game 15 to 4 today to The Tacoma Rainers. Not a good night for Zack Kroenke as he gives up nine hits, nine runs 4 earned & three walks, and four strikeouts in 4 innings. Brian Henry pitches 4 innings & he gives up seven hits & five runs, (five earned)  three walks and five strikeouts. Henry gives up three long balls while Kroenke  gives up one HR. Kroenke is charged with the loss moving him down to 6-4 on the season. On a good night Josh Bell goes two for three with two home runs, two runs scored, two RBIs and a walk. Konrad Schmidt also has a good game going two for four with a double and a RBI. The aces now return home to kick off a five game series against the Fresno grizzlies. Pitching phenom Trevor Bauer (5-1, 2.74ERA) gets the nod for Reno while winless right-handed pitcher Booth Bonser (0-2, 6.0ERA) toes the mound for the grizzlies.

Marlin VS Dbacks

The Dbacks wipe the sour taste of last nights game out of their mouth by jumping all over the starter Ricky Nolasco 5-0 after the 1st inning. The Dbacks send 9 batters to the plate in the first. The marlins would not waste much time getting on the board with 2 runs in the 2nd by knocking around Trevor Cahill.  The Marlins score another run in the 4th & in the 6th to erase a 5-0 lead. Stanton hit a ball down the line for a double that was blistered to the corner. If i had to describe Stanton’s swing with one word it would be VIOLENT. The bullpen comes in and pitches great for both teams. Dbacks had 2 on with 1 out and Heath Bell gets Elmore to ground out. Bell throws a 95 MPH fastball to end the inning stranding 2 baserunners. Top of 9th tie game the marlins get another hit out of Donovan Solano and he is 3 for 3. Brantley flys out to left, Murphy pinch hits and he pops up. so now we go to the bottom of the 9th tied. Chad Gaudin in to pitch for the Marlins and Young grounds out, Arron Hill flys out deep to right field on the warning track. Jason Kubel walks, & Goldschmidt fans at a 83 MPH breaking ball. so now we head to the 10th. Sam Demel in to pitch the 10th for the Dbacks. Gorkys legs out an infield base hit, Petersen with a sac bunt, Reyes intentionally walked. Lee then hits a sac fly to move Gorkys to 3rd. Stanton then steps to the plate with ice in his veins and determination in his eyes and absolutely  murders a ball to right field for a RBI & most importantly the lead! Dobbs flys out for out number 3. Steve Cishek
in to close Facing Parra striking him out,  Montero K’s on a 93 MPH fastball. Wheeler with a broke bat single and Jake Elmore walks. McDonald grounds out for out 3 and Cishek gets the Save! GIANCARLO STANTON STRIKES AGAIN!

On behalf of the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Miami Marlins, @BHPBaseball, we’d like to send our thoughts and prayers to MLB Player Union Chief & best wishes to Michael Weiner, a great guy,  who is being treated for a brain tumor. #SpeedyRecovery

Nick Crawford – Arizona Diamondbacks beat writer for BHP Baseball

Nick Crawford joined BHP Baseball in the 2012 baseball season as the websites beat writer for the Arizona Diamondbacks. I am a baseball and softball player that plays over 200 games a year traveling all over to play in tournaments on the weekends. I have coached baseball for over 10 years at various levels including my son’s team. My passion for this game we all love is unmatched. I am a huge Florida sports fan across the board Marlins Dolphins Heat are my favorite teams. I am also a huge Arizona Diamondbacks fan & since Nevada doesn’t have a pro team I follow the AAA Reno Aces, the Diamondbacks farm system. If you ever want to talk Diamondbacks, or Marlins you can find Nick on Twitter  @DonkeyPuncher74.

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Nick Crawford: Today the Dbacks hope to erase last nights game from their memory… Today they hope to do that with Starting pitcher Trevor  Cahill (9-10 3.75ERA) and the Marlins look to counter that move with Big Ricky  Nolasco (9-12 4.94ERA). But if the Dbacks want to win this ball game they may want to consider not pitching to Giancarlo  Stanton and Jose  Reyes. Reyes was 4 for 5 last night with 3 doubles & the Man child known as Stanton had 2 massive home runs and 4RBI’s. If the Marlins want to win this game Nolasco has to pound the zone down and inside tonight and pitch around Jason  Kubel. The Dbacks want to jump out to an early lead and force Ozzie Guillen to go to the bullpen early. Ozzie did the best thing he could have done all year and that was to place Justin  Ruggiano behind Stanton in the line up. With Ruggiano batting .333 on the season you don’t really want to walk Stanton to get to someone who has a higher AVG. But Gibson just might take that approach tonight and roll the dice.

TRADE/MOVES: The Dbacks make a few roster changes in the past 24 hours, one move was to Trade Stephen  Drew to the Athletics for a farm short stop named Sean  Jamieson and to unload on some $ owed to Drew. I have got to meet Drew personally while on his rehab in Reno and I wish him the very best on his future in the Biggs, there isn’t a classier guy and better teammate than Drew.

The Dbacks also call on southpaw Tyler  Skaggs to come pitch Game 2 of Wednesday’s double header. Skaggs is the #2 pitching prospect for the Dbacks right now and some would argue that he is #1. Skaggs has great movement on his pitches & is a great kid. Skaggs has a 2.91 ERA and is 4-2 in the PCL this year, he was acquired from the Angels in the Dan  Haren deal that also brought young gunner Corbin and Saunders to the Dbacks.

The Marlins hand the ball to Jacob  Turner their #1 pitching prospect that they received in a recent trade to face Wade  Miley in-game 1 of the double-header tomorrow.

On behalf of the Marlins and the Dbacks I would like to send thoughts and prayers to Michael Weiner the MLB players union Chief who is undergoing treatment for a brain tumor, We all wish you well and a speedy recovery! God Bless.

Nick Crawford – Arizona Diamondbacks beat writer for BHP Baseball

Nick Crawford joined BHP Baseball in the 2012 baseball season as the websites beat writer for the Arizona Diamondbacks. I am a baseball and softball player that plays over 200 games a year traveling all over to play in tournaments on the weekends. I have coached baseball for over 10 years at various levels including my son’s team. My passion for this game we all love is unmatched. I am a huge Florida sports fan across the board #Marlins #Dolphins #Heat are my favorite teams. I am also a huge Arizona Diamondbacks fan & since Nevada doesn’t have a pro team I follow the AAA Reno Aces, the Diamondbacks farm system. If you ever want to talk Diamondbacks, or Marlins you can find Nick on Twitter  @DonkeyPuncher74.

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August 1st, 2012

Standings from 7/31 2012

1.) Cincinati Reds (62-41) – Joey Votto who? The Red have really turned it on since slugger and former MVP Joey Votto landed on the disabled list. With the recent surgance of Mat Latos on the mound the Reds have 2 Aces on their team that have led them to the best record in the MLB. The only Major League team with a win percentage over .600 overall on the season is the Reds, and they have done it with below average production from the leadoff spot.

2.) New York Yankees (60-43) – Yankees continue to expand their lead on the AL East, and have shown no signs of letting up. With Derek Jeter, and Mark Tiexera on hot streaks don’t count on the Yankees slowing down anytime soon.

3.) Washington Nationals (61-41) – With most of the Nationals talk being on whether or not they should shutdown Ace Stephan Strasburg at 170 innings, the Nationals quietly continue to rack up the wins.

4.) Texas Rangers (59-43) – With Josh Hamilton, and Yu Darvish in slumps the Texas Rangers are beginning to drop down the rankings. although with 2 of their key players struggling they are still in very good position to make another world series runs as they bolster one of the deepest line ups in all of baseball. In fact the Rangers are so deep that star rookie prospect Mike Olt has been batting 9th in the line-up.

5.) Atlanta Braves (59-44)- With Jason Heyward having a terrific rebound season the Braves have themselves primed for a decent playoff run.

6.) Pittsburgh Pirates (59-44)- NL MVP candidate Andrew Mccutchen continues to own National League pitching. With the call-up of outfielder Starling Marte, and the addition of LHP Wandy Rodriguez are ready to end their 20 season losing streak.

7.) Los Angeles Angels (57-47)- What else could the Angels ask for? Mike Trout is putting up an all time great rookie season, and Albert Pujols has been white-hot since his horrid start to the season.

8.) San Francisco Giants (56-47)- Will acquiring Hunter Pence put the Giants enough ahead of the NLW to make the playoffs?

9.) Los Angeles Dodgers (56-49)- Hanley Ramierez, Shane Victorino, and Joe Blanton, the Dodgers fans have got to like their teams chances.

10.) Chicago White Sox (56-47)- The pick-up of Kevin Youkilis may be the best pick-up of any MLB team.

11.) Detroit Tigers (54-50)- They have Justin Verlander, and Max Scherzer, can the rest of their rotation contribute?

12.) Oakland Athletics (56-47)- The amazing story of the Oakland A’s continues to fascinate. But can it continue?

13.) St. Louis Cardinals (55-48)- The Cardinals are interested in giving Kyle Loshe a contract extension, he’s a big reason the Cardinal’s are contending this year.

14.) Tampa Bay Rays (54-50)- With Evan Longoria back in the Rays line up at less than 100% the Rays have a chance to catch the Yankees.

15.) Baltimore Orioles (55-49)- Like the A’s the Orioles have continued to prove doubters wrong as they stay strong in the wild card race.

16.) Arizona Diamondbacks (53-51)- What more could the Diamondbacks ask for? Rookie starter Wade Miley, and Patrick Corbin have been nothing short of stellar. But where has Justin Upton been?

17.) Boston Red Sox (53-51)- The sage continues, Should Bobby V stay, or should he go?

18.) Toronto Blue Jays (51-52)- Is there a team with worse luck than the Blue Jays? They continue to get annihilated with starting pitching injuries.

19.) New York Mets (50-54)- Remember when the Mets discussed going on 3 days rest the remainder of the season so they could contend? Well that seems unlikely now with the Mets falling off the grid since the break.

20.) Cleveland Indians (50-53)- How long can the Indians free fall continue? Its brutal right now in C-Town.

21.) Seattle Mariners (49-57)- Could anyone of guessed that all the Mariners needed was to get rid of their former star Ichiro Suzuki?

22.) Philadelphia Phillies (46-57)- Despite their sellout streak ending, and being all but eliminated from the playoffs, the Phillies refuse to trade anyone of their big 3 starting pitchers.

23.) Miami Marlins (47-56)- The Marlins are starting to show their off-season spending spree was short lived as they are now in fire sale mode.

24.) Milwaukee Brewers (47-56)- 2011 NL MVP Ryan Braun is having a better season than his MVP season, but the Brewers don’t have the weapons to contend.

25.) Minnesota Twins (44-59)- The Twins are surprising many with how good they are, despite being 15 games under .500.

26.) Kansas City Royals (42-60)- No one could have predicted Eric Hosmer would have fallen of the cliff as much as he has this season.

27.) Chicago Cubs (43-59)- The Cubs have turned it on of late, but it maybe short-lived as they traded away Ryan Dempster.

28.) San Diego Pardres (44-61)- Despite being 17 games under .500 the Padres were reluctant to sell, in fact they even locked up some of their potential free agents.

29.) Colorado Rockies (37-64)- Well the 4-man rotation idea could not go any worse.

30.) Houston Astros (35-70)- The Astros are putting up impressive losing streaks as they virtually sold all of their talented big leaguers.

Today’s article was prepared by Codey Harrison, MiLB Prospects Analyst. We would like your feedback, so please feel free to comment on the article below, and share in discussion with our readers. You can also follow Codey on Twitter (@ProspectsMLB)

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Codey Harrison:  A Texas Rangers shortstop prospect tops our list of the top-50 MLB prospects. Jurickson Profar is so highly thought of by scouts, that they believe the Rangers may end up trading 23-year-old 2-time All-star shortstop, Elvis Andrus. Profar has all five tools (hit, power, speed, glove, and arm) and he’s proven he knows how to use all five. He’s currently raking in AA Frisco at only 19 years of age, posting monstrous numbers of .297 AVG, .371 OBP, .500 Slug, 22 doubles, 7 triples, 12 home runs, and 44 walks to 59 strikeouts. Most believe he will be a gold glove caliber top, or middle of the order run producing machine that is a perennial All-Star. Time will tell on this prospect. But in a minor leagues full of “can’t miss” prospects, Profar gets out top vote at this stage of the season.

This list of the 2012 mid-season MLB Top-50 prospects does not include 2012 first year player draft players. Only players with less than 130 ABs, or 50 IP at the major league level qualify. All stats are 2012 MiLB stats as of 7/21/12:

  1. SS – Jurickson Profar (AA Rangers) .297/.371/.500, 12 HR, 10 SB
  2. RHP –  Dylan Bundy (A+ Orioles) 5-3, 1.74 ERA, 72.1 IP, 88K
  3. OF – Wil Myers (AAA Royals) .317/.396/.654, 28 HR, 5 SB
  4. SS – Manny Machado (AA Orioles) .257/.343/.410, 8 HR, 12 SB
  5. RHP – Gerrit Cole (AA Pirates) 7-4, 3.07 ERA, 88 IP, 90 K
  6. OF – Oscar Taveras (AA Cardinals) .323/.386/.577, 20 HR, 8 SB
  7. RHP – Trevor Bauer (AAA Diamondbacks) 11-1, 2.23 ERA, 93 IP, 116 K
  8. RHP –  Shelby Miller (AAA Cardinals) 5-8, 5.40 ERA, 88.1 IP, 97 K
  9. RHP – Jameson Taillon (A+ Pirates) 5-7, 4.27 ERA, 97 IP, 78 K
  10. RHP – Taijuan Walker (AA Mariners) 6-5, 4.39 ERA, 82 IP, 80 K
  11. RHP – Julio Teheran (AAA Braves) 6-5, 4.93 ERA, 87.2 IP, 63 K
  12. LHP –  Danny Hultzen (AAA Mariners) 9-4, 1.74 ERA, 98.1 IP, 109 K
  13. OF – Bubba Starling (R Royals) .292/.425/.523, 3 HR, 3 SB
  14. LHP – Tyler Skaggs (AAA Diamondbacks) 7-5, 2.75 ERA, 91.2 IP, 84 K
  15. 3B – Miguel Sano (Low A Twins) .249/.370/.511, 20 HR, 6 SB
  16. 3B – Nolan Arenado (AA Rockies) .261/.323/.377, 7 HR, 0 SB
  17. RHP – Zach Wheeler (AA Mets) 9-5, 2.99 ERA, 105.1 IP, 101 K
  18. C – Travis d’Arnaud (AAA Blue Jays) .333/.380/.595, 16 HR, 1 SB
  19. RHP – Jacob Turner (AAA Marlins) 5-4, .277, 84.1 IP, 57 K
  20. LHP – Manny Banuelos (AAA Yankees) 0-2, 4.50 ERA, 24 IP, 22 K
  21. RHP – Carlos Martinez (AA Cardinals) 4-4, 2.71 ERA, 66.1 IP, 57 K
  22. SS – Billy Hamilton (AA Reds) .318/.413/.440, 2 HR, 112 SB
  23. SS – Francisco Lindor (Low A Indians) .270/.364/.390, 5 HR, 19 SB
  24. 3B – Mike Olt (AA Rangers) .291/.404/.586, 25 HR, 4 SB
  25. RHP – Archie Bradley (Diamondbacks) 8-5, 3.88 ERA, 92.2 IP, 90K
  26. LHP – Martin Perez (AAA Rangers) 5-5, 4.59 ERA, 86.1 IP, 50 K
  27. OF – Christian Yelich (A+ Marlins) .307/.385/.531, 10 HR, 15 SB
  28. OF – Brett Jackson (AAA Cubs) .263/.342/.492, 13 HR, 22 SB
  29. RHP – Matt Harvey (AAA Mets) 7-4, 3.34 ERA, 105 IP, 106 K
  30. OF – Starling Marte (AAA Pirates) .281/.345/.493, 11 HR, 19 SB
  31. 1B – Jonathan Singleton (AA  Astros) .276/.394/.483, 13 HR, 3 SB
  32. RHP – Jake Odorizzi (AAA Royals) 10-3, 3.26 ERA, 96.2 IP, 97 K
  33. SS – Hak-Ju Lee (AA Rays)  .275/.341/.354, 2 HR, 34 SB
  34. 3B – Anthony Rendon (A+ Nationals) .300/.417/.700, 0 HR, 0 SB
  35. OF – Gary Brown (AA Giants) .296/.359/.414, 6 HR, 27 SB
  36. RHP – Zach Lee (AA Dodgers) 2-5, 5.53 ERA, 71.2 IP, 65 K
  37. SS – Javier Baez (Low A Cubs) .331/.389/.589, 9 HR, 18 SB
  38. RHP – Casey Kelly (AAA Padres) 0-0, 2.25 ERA, 12 IP, 14 K
  39. C – Yasmani Grandal (MLB Padres) .335/.443/.521, 6HR, 0 SB
  40. OF – Rymer Liriano (AA Padres) .279/.346/.416, 6 HR, 25 SB
  41. C – Gary Sanchez (A+ Yankees) .281/.340/.497, 15 HR, 13 SB
  42. SS – Nick Franklin (AAA Mariners) .292/.369/.481, 7 HR, 12 SB
  43. 3B – Jedd Gyorko (AAA Padres) .322/.384/.561, 22 HR, 3 SB
  44. SS – Andrelton Simmons (MLB Braves) .292/.372/.421, 3 HR, 10 SB
  45. SS – Jean Segura (MLB Brewers) .291/.343/.396, 7HR, 33 SB
  46. OF – Anthony Gose (MLB Blue Jays) .292/.375/.432, 5 HR, 29 SB
  47. 3B – Nick Castellanos (AA Tigers) .360/.403/.524, 9 HR, 5 SB
  48. OF – George Springer (A+ Astros) .335/.413/.567, 18 HR, 24 SB
  49. OF – Michael Choice (AA Athletics) .287/.354/.423, 10 HR, 5 SB
  50. RHP – Chris Archer (AAA Rays) 5-8, 4.68 ERA, 82.2 IP, 98 K

Today’s article was prepared by Codey Harrison, MiLB Prospects Analyst. We would like your feedback, so please feel free to comment on the article below, and share in discussion with our readers. You can also follow Codey on Twitter (@ProspectsMLB)

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