Archive for the ‘Down on the Farm’ Category

Chris Anderson FP

Quakes squander brilliant performance by top draft pick

There’s cold and then there’s ice cold, and make no mistake about it, the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes are ice cold. For the second time in as many nights, the Dodgers Advanced Single-A affiliate team blew a late lead to the Visalia Rawhide (Diamondbacks) – this time after a brilliant six-inning performance by their 2013 first […]

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Hunter Renfroe FP

Forewarned is forearmed – Padres prospect worth keeping an eye on by Dodger fans

As most baseball fans know, the San Diego Padres haven’t made a serious run at the NL West title for a while. Now this most certainly isn’t because of lack of effort – not with guys like Chase Headley, Jedd Gyorko, Chris Denorfia and their most recent pain in the Dodgers neck Seth Smith in their line-up. But […]

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Urias hits first bump in the road in 5-0 loss to Storm

One of the first things that a coach, manager or general manager will tell you about a potentially great young prospect is that at some point along the way, they will fail. They will be sailing along racking up numbers and then all of a sudden they hit a bump in the road. This is […]

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Steven Proscia FP

Down on the Farm – Steven Proscia – Money well spent

When Steven Proscia was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 39th round of the 2008 First Year Player Draft out of Don Bosco Preparatory School (Ramsey, NJ), the then 17-year-old Suffern, New York native opted to attend the University of Virginia instead. The move proved to be a wise one, as Proscia not only received a […]

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Lost in Quakes hype and hoopla, Lindsey Caughel continues to impress

If Dodger fans living in the southern California area want to get a look at Dodgers right-hander Lindsey Caughel, they better head on down to Rancho Cucamonga – and soon. What’s the big rush, you ask? The big rush is that Caughel may not be with the Quakes much longer. When ThinkBlueLA broke the news on March […]

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Chris Anderson FP

Quakes drop season opener as Anderson struggles

When you are a first round draft pick and pitching in your first game at a new level of the minor leagues, and Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti, Vice President of Player Development De Jon Watson and Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda are in the house, this is called pressure.Unfortunately, right-hander Chris Anderson did not handle the […]

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Jonathan Martinez FP

Great Lakes Loons Win Season Opener

The Loons began their season looking for their first season opening victory since 2010 when Matt Magill and Nick Buss were first year Loons. During a pre-game interview with Loons announcer Brad Golder, Loons manager Bill Haselman gave an indication of his coaching approach when asked about his managerial style: “Making sure fundamentals are done […]

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Dodgers set minor league rosters

UPDATED: April 1, 2014 at 1:30 PM (Isotopes roster now finalized – link below) With minor league spring training camp now completed, the Dodgers have announced their 2014 rosters for four of their six minor league affiliate teams. Low Single-A Great Lakes Loons Although there are 12 returning players on the Loons 2014 roster, there […]

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Darnell Sweeney FP

Darnell Sweeney leaves fans rocking at Dodger Stadium

If you were to look up the distance from the Rancho Cucamonga Epicenter (now called LoanMart Field) to Dodger Stadium on Google Maps, you would see that it is a short 43.7 miles. But for 23-year-old Dodgers prospect Darnell Sweeney, it has been a much longer journey than that. Sweeney, who was born and raised […]

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Lindsey Caughel FP

Anderson, Caughel, Urias & Windle to begin 2014 season at Rancho Cucamonga

Although it shouldn’t come as a surprised to anyone, ThinkBlueLA has learned that top Dodgers pitching prospects Chris Anderson, Lindsey Caughel, Julio Urias and Tom Windle have been named as the starting rotation for the Advanced Single-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, who open their 2014 season one week from today against the San Jose Giants at LoanMart […]

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