As a prospect, the road to the majors isn’t always a straight road. For most players there are bumps, detours and turns along the way. For Arizona Diamondback prospect Robby Rowland one of those turns took place today as he was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for pitcher Brett Lorin.
On March 24th, Milwaukee Brewers first base prospect Nick Ramirez, the team’s fourth-round pick in last year’s Draft, told his Twitter followers that he had broken the hamate bone in his right hand. He will undergo surgery on Wednesday and miss 6-7 weeks.
In sports it is always a players dream to be drafted by your hometown team. It’s also a dream come true to play in front of your hometown fans. In today’s feature story we take a look at Baltimore Orioles prospect L.J. Hoes. For Hoes, a native of Bowie Maryland those dreams started to become a reality when the Orioles selected him in the 3rd round of the 2008 draft.
In today’s feature we take a look at San Diego Padres pitcher Keyvius Sampson as he chases his way to a job in the major leagues. So far during his professional career all Sampson has been doing is proving the doubters wrong as he continues to climb upward in the Padres organization. Putting himself on the map as one of the top prospects in a system that is loaded, making the Padres one of, if not the best minor league system in all of baseball.
Zack Dodson is one of many prospects that has been added to the Pittsburgh Pirates system, now making it one of the top farm systems in baseball. In today’s feature we take a look at Zack Dodson’s progression through the Pirates system. Find out inside what Dodson did shortly after finding out he was drafted by the Pirates as well as how a broken had affected him last season.
Before Nick Ramirez was even drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 4th round of the 2011 draft he had already made a name for himself in the college ranks as one of the nation’s top two-way baseball players. Find out inside the importance of At Bat Music and how Nick prepared for 2012 this off-season.