Top prospect performers for Saturday August 10

Here’s a look at Saturday’s top Minor League performers from each team’s Top 30 Prospects list: AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST Blue Jays: Nate Pearson, RHP (No. 2, MLB No. 14) — 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 8 K (Double-A New Hampshire)Pearson had a shaky second inning, allowing a run on two hits and two walks, but he rebounded to record a quality start, striking out eight in a no-decision against Erie. He allowed just four hits, including a two-out solo homer in the sixth inning, and threw 61…

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Top prospect performers for Friday August 9

Here’s a look at Friday’s top Minor League performers from each team’s Top 30 Prospects list: AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST Blue Jays: Alejandro Kirk, C (No. 13) — 2-for-5, 2 HR, 3 RBI (Class A Advanced Dunedin)Kirk, who began the day with three homers through 79 games, turned in the first two-homer game of his career as he went deep in both the fourth and fifth innings in Dunedin’s win over Bradenton. Kirk, whom the Blue Jays signed in 2016, is hitting .291 through 59 games with Dunedin this season and…

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Top prospect performers for Thursday August 8

Here’s a look at Thursday’s top Minor League performers from each team’s Top 30 Prospects list: AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST Blue Jays: Alek Manoah, RHP (No. 4) — 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 7 K (Class A Short-Season Vancouver); Orelvis Martinez, SS (No. 8) — 1-for-5, HR, 3 RBI (Dominican Summer League)Manoah, like Nate Pearson before him, has come straight out of the first round and dominated for Vancouver. He now has scoreless outings of one, two, and three innings and racked up seven strikeouts Thursday. There isn’t…

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Dillon Peters goes six strong in loss to Red Sox

BOSTON — With the Angels desperate for some stability in their rotation, left-hander Dillon Peters has been a pleasant surprise so far. Peters was solid against the Red Sox in the series opener on Thursday, turning in a quality start with eight strikeouts over six innings, but it resulted in BOSTON — With the Angels desperate for some stability in their rotation, left-hander Dillon Peters has been a pleasant surprise so far. Peters was solid against the Red Sox in the series opener on Thursday, turning in a quality start…

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Top prospect performers for Wednesday August 7

Here’s a look at Wednesday’s top Minor League performers from each team’s Top 30 Prospects list: AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST Blue Jays: Simeon Woods Richardson, RHP (No. 7) — 5 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 0 BB, 8 K (Class A Advanced Dunedin)The Blue Jays are believers in Woods Richardson’s long-term potential, but they also showed their belief in his current ability by assigning the 18-year-old straight to Class A Advanced after he came over from the Mets in the Marcus Stroman deal. Even with the three runs allowed over five…

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Mike Trout already an all-time great

Birthdays are always cause for celebration, and when you’re already an all-time great player and on track to join the upper elite echelon, there’s even more to celebrate. Today is Mike Trout’s birthday. He’s turning 28. That’s right, he’s only 28. Sometimes it’s easy to forget that, given how much Birthdays are always cause for celebration, and when you’re already an all-time great player and on track to join the upper elite echelon, there’s even more to celebrate. Today is Mike Trout’s birthday. He’s turning 28. That’s right, he’s only…

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Angels Players’ Weekend nicknames | Los Angeles Angels

CINCINNATI — Major League Baseball announced Tuesday that Players’ Weekend will return from Aug. 23-25, and the Angels released the nicknames that will be worn by the players that weekend when they play the Astros in Houston. Superstar Mike Trout will again use “Kiiiiid,” while Albert Pujols will use “La CINCINNATI — Major League Baseball announced Tuesday that Players’ Weekend will return from Aug. 23-25, and the Angels released the nicknames that will be worn by the players that weekend when they play the Astros in Houston. Superstar Mike Trout…

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Andrew Heaney shows progress in simulated game

CINCINNATI — Left-hander Andrew Heaney, on the 10-day injured list with left shoulder inflammation, threw a 64-pitch simulated game at Great American Ball Park on Monday and is on track to rejoin the rotation at some point this weekend in Boston. Angels manager Brad Ausmus caught the simulated game, which CINCINNATI — Left-hander Andrew Heaney, on the 10-day injured list with left shoulder inflammation, threw a 64-pitch simulated game at Great American Ball Park on Monday and is on track to rejoin the rotation at some point this weekend in…

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MLB players most likely to stay on same team

Many players switched teams at the Deadline last week. Even more will switch teams this offseason. Hundreds will switch teams over the next five years. Players change teams, and that has been the case for decades. We hope you are used to this by now. But there are some players who are the centerpieces of everything their teams are doing, foundational pieces into the next decade — and they’re not going anywhere. So today we take a look at the player in each organization most likely to still be on…

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Angels swept by Indians | Los Angeles Angels

CLEVELAND — Earlier this weekend, Angels manager Brad Ausmus noted that a sure-fire way to make a club appear lethargic is to struggle to put runs on the board. The lack of much offense this weekend by Los Angeles hitters certainly helped prove Ausmus’ words. The Angels managed just seven CLEVELAND — Earlier this weekend, Angels manager Brad Ausmus noted that a sure-fire way to make a club appear lethargic is to struggle to put runs on the board. The lack of much offense this weekend by Los Angeles hitters…

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