Minor League Schedule: 4/22/13

Today’s Starters: Kyle Waldrop, Jameson Taillon, Nick Kingham, John Kuchno

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First Pitch: A Great Day of Starting Pitching

Wednesday was probably the best day of system-wide starting pitching you could ask for. First there was A.J. Burnett, who led the pitching staff in throwing a one-hitter. Not just a one-hitter, but a one-hitter against the best team in the division. James Santelli did a great job breaking down the start in this article. Then there were the starters in the minors, who combined for 24.2 shutout innings. Those starters included top...

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Prospect Watch: 24.2 Shutout Innings From Taillon, Kingham, Kuchno, and Waldrop

Top Pitcher: Nick Kingham, Top Hitter: Gregory Polanco, HR: None

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Minor Moves: Kyle Waldrop Added to Indianapolis Roster

Following the promotion of Bryan Morris to the majors, Kyle Waldrop has been added to the Indianapolis Indians roster. Waldrop is an extreme ground ball pitcher, getting rates of around 70% in his career. He was invited to major league camp, then didn’t make a full season minor league team after being cut. He’s been spending time in extended Spring Training, and should be used in a depth role this year in the upper...

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Prospect Notebook: Alex Dickerson’s Back Problems Could Have a Solution

If you’ve been following my daily lineup notes, you probably noticed that Alex Dickerson had been out of the lineup for about a week. The first baseman wasn’t a red shirt, and finally returned to game action today. “Now I’m feeling real good,” Dickerson said of the stiffness. “It was rough for a couple of days. Just kind of locked up, and then after we worked on it, released the joint and I felt a...

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