Posted on: May 1, 2010 1:24 pm

Carlos Santana

No, not the song artist, but he is the hitting artist right now in AAA. Shipped to Cleveland as a piece in the Casey Blake trade of 2008, and the heir apparent to Victor Martinez, Santana is looking ready to break into the major leagues. He is batting .303 with 5HRs, 20RBI, 3SBs with almost twice as many walks as he does Ks(16/9). With no one really blocking him at catcher in Cleavland right now, and with that offense looking like it could use a spark, look for this musical genius to make his big league appearance soon.

Posted on: May 1, 2010 12:55 pm

Jake Arrieta

Arrieta is destroying AAA ball right now, posting a 1.16 ERA with 27Ks in 31 innings of work. He does pitch for the Baltimore and relies heavily on his 97mph fastball, but he has a slider and curve that are coming along. Look for Arrieta to be called up sometime in the near future, hopefully not in the bullpen.

Posted on: May 1, 2010 12:40 pm

Jeremy Hellickson TB,SP

He was overshadowed by the more polished David Price in Tampa's minor league system, but this power righthander with three-pitch command from a deceptive 3/4 delivery, he has been a strikeout pitcher, racking up 162 of them in 148 innings last year. This year He has 27 in 28 innings with only 7 walks, and is posting a very good 2.57ERA.

Posted on: May 25, 2009 2:40 am

Madison Bumgarner

    I don’t know if anyone is paying much attention to Madison Bumgarner, the SP for San Fran but this kid looks allot like another pitcher who shot up the ranks recently. The kid is now in AA and in 3 starts he is 3-0 with a .5 ERA , allowed only 10 hits/4 BB/ in 18 INN with 21 Ks.

    Sure, I know what you are thinking, this kid is only 19!... I know, you would think this kid has a year or so before he will get a shot, but with the way he is pitching and working his way up the ladder, we my see him before years end.  He’s 6’5, strong and has been developing his breaking pitches(slider, and changeup) to complement his excellent ++ mid 90s fastball that he has great command of on both sides of the plate.


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