Appreciating Kirby Yates

Appreciating Kirby Yates The title gives the suspense of this one away, I know. I thought about leaving it as a mystery, a tease. “Five great MLB relievers — you won’t believe number four!” After thinking about it for a bit, though, I decided suspense was overrated. Kirby Yates has been great the past two…

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Rockies’ Garcia building on career season

Rockies’ Garcia building on career season Thanks to adjustments, hard work and perseverance, No. 21 Colorado Rockies prospect Rico Garcia, a 2016 30th-round Draft pick, has emerged as one of the Double-A Eastern League’s top pitchers in 2019. Source: https://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20190515&content_id=307072492&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb&sid=milb

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Mitch Haniger Talks Hitting

Mitch Haniger Talks Hitting Hitters deploy their craft in different ways. Not all have the same mechanics, nor do they employ the same approaches. Another thing that differs is the way they articulate their ideas. Proof in that pudding can be found in six similar-themed interviews that have run here at FanGraphs over the past…

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EL notes: Ruta on a roll with Thunder

EL notes: Ruta on a roll with Thunder Growing up near Trenton’s Arm & Hammer Park, Ben Ruta regularly watched Yankees prospects hone their skills. Hitting .372 for the Thunder, he’s enjoying the convenience of playing close to home. Source: https://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20190515&content_id=307131994&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb&sid=milb

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Toolshed: Freeman walking onto scene

Toolshed: Freeman walking onto scene Indians infielder Tyler Freeman is becoming a Top-100 prospect in the game by showing an impressive hit tool and improving plate discipline with Class A Lake County this season. Source: https://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20190515&content_id=307131618&fext=.jsp&vkey=toolshed&sid=milb

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Prospect Roundup: Games of May 14

Prospect Roundup: Games of May 14 Reds No. 4 prospect Jonathan India homered and doubled to extend his hitting streak to eight games, while top Twins prospect Royce Lewis doubled twice to continue his recent surge. Source: https://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20190515&content_id=307151850&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb&sid=milb

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