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Top prospect transaction wire

We get a regular report emailed to us when something happens with one of the 600 players on Prospect Watch in pro ball — Top 100 or team Top 20. It helps us know when we need to update the information on there.

Obviously, we can’t update a player’s blurb with every DL move, saving it for the more serious injuries, big promotions, etc. We’ve been having a discussion about what to do with the information otherwise. There’s no clear place to put it, but it’s also good information we’d like to share with everyone. So, for the time being, I’m going to try and post it here whenever possible. Maybe it’ll be a weekly item (Transaction Tuesday — I always do like alliteration).  Here’s some of the most recent goings on with the top prospects in the game. I’m focusing on the Minor League ones, figuring most see when guys get called up to the big leagues.


Nick Maronde, LHP, Angels — DL (strained lat). No. 6 on Angels’ Top 20
Khris Davis, OF, Brewers — DL (leg injury). No. 13 on Brewers’ Top 20


Jake Petricka, RHP, White Sox — Promoted from Winston-Salem (Class A Adv) to Birmingham (AA). No. 5 on White Sox’s Top 20
Nestor Molina, RHP, White Sox — Promoted from Birmingham (AA) to Charlotte (AAA). No. 2 on White Sox’s Top 20.
Stephen Pryor, RHP, Mariners — Promoted from Jackson (AA) to Tacoma (AAA). No. 9 on Mariners’ Top 20.
Joe Benson, OF, Twins — Demoted from Rochester (AAA) to New Britain (AA). No. 5 on Twins’ Top 20.

That’s just a smattering… Over the course of the week, there’s much more and I’ll start compiling them and providing more info… If people have ideas or suggestions for this, please fire away.

For whom the Bell tolls…

I have to give kudos to Trevor Bell, the Angels prospect now back in the Midwest League afterBell follow through.jpg being sent down from Rancho Cucamonga recently. He clearly has not let the demotion affect his sense of responsibility

He started on Tuesday afternoon for the Kernals and agreed to donate $100 for every strikeout he had in the start to local flood relief efforts in Cedar Rapids, one of the areas worst hit by the flooding in the Midwest. He struck out seven, so he’ll donate $700 to the relief effort. Bell spent the 2007 season in Cedar Rapids, so he clearly has a connection with the community.

Stay tuned for a lot more here, and on the site in general, on ways to help out in the relief effort, as the region is going to need plenty of assistance in the coming weeks, months, years. Here’s hoping more players get directly involved on their own like Bell has.

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