Archive for the ‘Down on the Farm’ Category

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Good news and bad news for Quakes and Dodgers fans

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes and Dodgers fans received some bad news, perhaps even devastating news, prior to Sunday’s series finale between the Quakes and the Visalia Rawhide. Cuban superstar right-hander Pablo Millan Fernandez, whom the Dodgers signed to a minor league contract on May 19 that included an $8 million signing bonus, was a last minute scratch from […]

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Dodgers put 4th-round draft pick Willie Calhoun on fast track

Second baseman Willie Calhoun made his High-A debut with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes of the California League on Tuesday, August 18th. Calhoun attended Benicia High School in Benicia, California which is located in the San Francisco area of the state. With the Panthers he was twice named the school’s Most Valuable Player. As a senior […]

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Recent promotions make Quakes early playoff favorites Rancho Cucamonga gets huge boost in pitching, offense and defense as playoffs near

It’s a well established fact that in professional baseball a team’s Opening Day roster never resembles its end-of-the-season roster. In fact, in many cases it is not uncommon for more than half of their Opening Day roster to have changed. This is even more prevalent for an organization’s minor league teams where injuries, promotions, demotions, trades and […]

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Dodgers need to make De Leon & Bellinger Untouchable

You’ve got to give former Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti and current Dodgers President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman and GM Farhan Zaidi credit. All three of them stood their ground when it came to the endless phone calls from other general managers and owners demanding that top prospects Corey Seager and Julio Urias must […]

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Darryl Brinkley in it for love of the game Career minor leaguer having great success as Raptors hitting coach

Mike Hessman has been tabbed as the real-life Crash Davis, who was played by Kevin Costner in the 1988 hit movie Bull Durham. On Monday the 37-year-old Hessman set a new all-time minor league home run record when he hit his 433rd career homer in the seventh inning of a game against the Lehigh Valley […]

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Three Raptors named to Pioneer League All-Star team

On Monday, July 27, Pioneer Baseball League President Jim McCurdy released the Pioneer League’s roster for the inaugural interleague All-Star Game featuring the best players from both the Pioneer Baseball League and the Northwest League. The game is to be played on August 4th at the home of the Spokane Indians of the Northwest League. […]

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Matt Beaty heating up with Great Lakes Loons

Great Lakes Loons third baseman Matt Beaty is enjoying his first season of professional baseball simply doing what he loves to do. Beaty was born in Dresden, Tennessee and played four years of baseball with the Dresden High School Lions. In each of his four seasons with the team he led the Lions in home runs, batting […]

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Isaac Anderson has successful debut with Loons

Right-hander Isaac Anderson made his debut with the Great Lakes Loons of the Class-A Midwest League on Thursday, July 23 in match up with the South Bend Cubs. The 21-year old native of Boise, Idaho attended high school in neighboring Meridian, Idaho leading Rocky Mountain High School to a district and state championship in 2012. […]

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Raptor’s Scott De Jong owns July Dodgers first base prospect credits coaches for his success

In early July the Dodgers acquired right-handed pitcher Chase De Jong from the Toronto Blue Jays as part of a trade in which the they gave up three international signing slots to the Jays. Since then De Jong has been starting for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes of the California League. Meanwhile, 22-year-old first baseman Scott […]

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Loons Alex Verdugo ready for next step

Center fielder Alex of the Great Lakes Loons was drafted by the Dodgers in the second round of the 2014 First Year Player Draft. His teammate, right-handed pitcher Grant Holmes, was selected in the first round of that draft by the Dodgers. Verdugo was considered by many to be the best two-way player available in the […]

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