FutureBacks.com has exclusive video of all 12 of South Bend's position players taking batting practice. Some of these players have exaggerated leg-kicks in their swings while others do not stride at all. The videos also have sound, and you can hear some players making better contact than others.
June 1, 2009
The South Bend Silver Hawks had only one player return this year from their 2008 division-winning club: infielder Ramon Ramirez. While Ramirez hasn't posted gaudy numbers this year, his veteran savvy has allowed him to come up with some big hits. None have been bigger than his game-winning single in the 15th inning of South Bend's 3-2 win over Beloit Wednesday night.
May 27, 2009
In our final Power Rankings of the season, we rank the 50 hottest prospects in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization and target five more worth watching in the minor league season's final week. For veteran prospects, strong performances now could mean a September callup, while younger prospects might find themselves added to South Bend's playoff roster.
August 25, 2008
Up until now, only Jamie D'Antona and Max Scherzer have occupied the top spot in the FutureBacks Power Rankings. After an extended absence, Scherzer is back on the rankings, but it is yet another Sidewinder who lays claim to the title of "Hottest Prospect in the Arizona Diamondbacks Organization."
August 11, 2008