Bradenton Marauders Game Recap: 5/10/11

First of four games I’ll be attending with the Marauders in Tampa against the hated Yankees. OK, maybe these aren’t THE hated Yankees, but they do have a silly “TY” (Tampa Yankees) on their hats that is a bit annoying. As in the last couple game reports I’ve had, the pitching was much more interesting than the hitting, so let’s start there. Jeff Inman started tonight and really impressed me. As you...

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2011 Bradenton Marauders Roster Announced

The Bradenton Marauders have announced their Opening Day roster for the 2011 season, via a team press release.  The players who will be at the level are as follows: Catchers: Ramon Cabrera, Carlos Paulino Infielders: Calvin Anderson, Aaron Baker, Kelson Brown, Jarek Cunningham, Benji Gonzalez, Elevys Gonzalez, Adalberto Santos Outfielders: Evan Chambers, Robbie Grossman, David Rubinstein, Cole White Pitchers: Nathan Baker, Joe Beimel,...

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2011 Bradenton Marauders Preview: The Infield

We’ve covered the Altoona and Indianapolis infields so far.  The lower levels are where things start getting tricky for the Pittsburgh Pirates.  The Pirates have focused heavily on the draft the past few seasons.  Because they are adding new players every year, they run in to a potential problem at the lower levels.  If a player struggles, and isn’t ready to make the jump to AA, it creates a position jam, either blocking a...

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West Virginia vs Lakewood Series Recap – Hitters

The following game report is from Omar, who was in attendance for the West Virginia Power/Lakewood Blueclaws series this past week. Also, be sure to check out his report on the West Virginia pitchers. On the hitting side of the team I’ll remind you that they were facing some real good pitchers, and in the Saturday game the home plate umpire’s strike zone got huge from the 5th inning on for both teams, so keeping those...

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I Want To Be A Prospect

With the draft deadline of August 16th rapidly approaching, it means that we will soon have more “shiny new toys” to examine and rank as prospects. But what exactly makes Player A better than Player B?

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