Kris Medlen to Stay?

Kris Medlen

Sometimes a player grabs my attention and keeps it – for better or worse. Kris Medlen, right handed pitcher for the Atlanta Braves, is one of those guys. Medlen has had a great minor league career – dominating with low ERAs and more then a K per inning.  Since moving to the majors, he’s been …

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Prospect Alert: Dan Straily

Dan 'Don't call me Daniel' Straily

The Oakland A’s have called up ‘The Best Strikeout Pitcher in the Minors’. Interested? Me too! Dan Straily, the 6’2″ right hander has dominated the minor leagues this year.  This includes the PCL (Pacific Coast League) which is a notorious hitters league.  How dominant has he been? In his 22 starts (138 innings) he has …

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Waiver Wire: Hitters

Josh Rutledge

  Josh Rutledge – SS – Colorado: .435 Avg – 3HR’s 6 RBI’s last week. Mitch Moreland – OF/1B – Texas: activated off DL, Texas summer. Chris Johnson – 3B – Arizona: .500 Avg – 4 HR’s – 10 RBI’s last week. Travis Snider – OF – Pittsburgh: Is starting, has power, worth a shot. …

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Rangers 1B/3B Prospect Makes Debut

mike olt

Mike Olt – 1B/3B – Rangers Mike Olt has been called up from AA Frisco where he batted .288 with 82 RBIs and a league-lead 28 home runs. Texas manager Ron Washington said he will play Olt mainly against lefties at first base or designated hitter, but he also will give him opportunities to play …

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Mashing in Colorado

Josh Rutledge

You may not have heard of him, but at his current pace, everyone will have heard of him soon. His name, Josh Rutledge – SS for the Rockies. Kinda weird talking about a Colorado SS and not be talking about Tulowitski.  But what Rutledge has done since being called up in mid-July demands attention. Since …

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Prospect Starling Marte Gets Call

Starling Marte

The Pittsburgh Pirates have called up prospect Starling Marte from AAA Indianapolis and are expected to play him everyday in left field. The 24-year-old Marte had a big 2012 Spring Training, but was sent down to AAA to refine his skills. He hit .286 in 98 games for Indianapolis with 20 doubles, 13 triples, 12 …

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