Tag Archives: Top Prospect
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VIDEO [HD]: Javier Baez monstrous two-run home run

After being drilled by a pitch in his first at-bat of Game Five in the North Division Championship Series versus Birmingham, Cubs top prospect and Smokies shortstop Javier Baez answered with a mammoth two-run homer to center field. The round tripper was estimated at 419 feet. To stay current with all the latest news, follow […]

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Southern League most outstanding pitcher, Archie Bradley, focused on winning a championship

The Southern League announced Tuesday that Mobile BayBears’ starting pitcher Archie Bradley was named the league’s Most Outstanding Pitcher for the 2013 season. However the Arizona Diamondbacks’ top prospect was moments away from playing quarterback for the Sooners of Oklahoma. It is a decision that he still thinks about to this day. “I think about […]

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Smokies and Lookouts managers ponder if Javier Baez can be the next Yasiel Puig

By: Nick Roark Before becoming a big league sensation, Yasiel Puig’s talent was on full display in the Southern League. Since Javier Baez arrived at Double-A, opposing managers and players have admired the shortstop’s raw ability. The lasting memory for players, fans and media will be the rare athleticism of of Puig and the excitement […]

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Braves’ backstop Bethancourt bouncing back

By: Nick Roark Christian Bethancourt was not like many other 16-year-old boys in his native country of Panama.  In March of 2008, Bethancourt was signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Atlanta Braves. Since then, Bethancourt’s name has been associated with high rankings on various prospect lists, much to take in for a kid […]

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