Don't tell Devery Van De Keere that baseball's popularity is dwindling in Canada. The Royals' 48th round draft pick hails from Alberta, and despite a lack of recruiters, Van De Keere has made it pro, and put up surprisingly good numbers so far for such a late-round pick. Read the full Royals Corner Interview with Devery Van De Keere for more details.
A usually harmonious Cleveland Indians clubhouse felt a tremor of unrest this weekend when pitcher Cliff Lee and catcher Victor Martinez exchanged some nasty words and stares during a game in Texas. Indians Ink founder Frank Derry has the details, and writes that Lee Needs to Forget the Squabble and Just Pitch.
An injury to Detroit outfielder Marcus Thames has led to a couple of unfamiliar names appearing on the Tigers' roster, to say nothing of their minor league affiliates. Catch up on the resulting chain of promotions in TigsTown's Call-Ups Galore.
Everyone is marveling at how Jose Reyes is approaching 50 stolen bases through the season's first 100 games, and rightfully so. But there is a man named Eric Young Jr. in the Rockies organization who's already swiped 53 bags this year, and you can follow his stock weekly through the RockiesInsider.com Prospect Power Rankings.
TheBravesShow.com sat down with Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright after he faced his old team. Wainwright talks about how it felt to Pitch Against the Braves and how his return to the starter's role has been going lately.
Finally, each Scout.com baseball site ranks its top 50 prospects every offseason. There are always some hits and misses, and the Boston Site went back to analyze which of their prospects are exceeding expectations and which are falling short. Examine Diehard's Midseason Evaluation of Prospects 11-20, and be sure to check back again with DieHardMagazine.com soon for their analysis of their top ten prospects.
Is that all? Of course not, head to The Scout.com MiLB Homepage to find your favorite team, player, or just to get the latest inside news from Scout.com. Be sure to come back next week for Around the Horn.