Daily Prospect Notes: 4/10/19

Daily Prospect Notes: 4/10/19 These are notes on prospects from lead prospect analyst Eric Longenhagen. Read previous installments here. Yerry Rodriguez, RHP, Texas RangersLevel: Low-A   Age: 21   Org Rank: 14   FV: 40+Line: 5 IP, 4 H, 0 BB, 6 K Notes If you’ve watched Padres righty Chris Paddack at all this spring,…

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Cardinals Extend Matt Carpenter

Cardinals Extend Matt Carpenter The Cardinals have locked up a key member of their lineup and one of their longest-tenured players, announcing on Wednesday the signing of infielder Matt Carpenter to a two-year contract extension spanning the 2020-21 seasons. Carpenter, a client of SSG Baseball, will reportedly earn $39MM on the new arrangement. He’d previously been signed…

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Dipoto On Mariners’ Hot Start

Dipoto On Mariners’ Hot Start Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto’s frequent roster tinkering is now legend. It’s only natural to wonder whether the club’s fast start to the 2019 season will spur another round of action, and Dipoto discussed the matter with Larry Stone of the Seattle Times. Dipoto’s most recent round of tweaks was intended to…

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Nick Anderson Is Improbably Excellent

Nick Anderson Is Improbably Excellent “In the future,” Andy Warhol said, “everybody will be world-famous for fifteen minutes.” Warhol wasn’t really a baseball fan (Pete Rose baseball-card prints aside), but it seems likely that major league baseball consulted with him, or at least took some inspiration. How else can you explain the phenomenon of the…

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Prospect Dispatch: Hickory at Lakewood

Prospect Dispatch: Hickory at Lakewood Editor’s Note: Josh Herzenberg spent three years as an area scout covering North Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas for the Dodgers. He also spent two years coaching, one with the Ogden Raptors and one with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, predominantly working with pitchers and helping to integrate analytics into preparation for…

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