2013 Midland RockHounds Preview

The 2012 Midland RockHounds had three members of their squad reach the major leagues, but they fell short of the playoffs. Can this year's experienced roster get the Oakland A's Double-A affiliate back to the post-season?
April 1, 2013

Beyond The Top-50 Oakland A's Prospects, P. 1

Since November, we have been focusing on our picks for the top-50 prospects in the Oakland A's system. Before we made our top-50 list, we considered a number of players. In this two-part series, we look at the players who just missed making the final list.
January 18, 2013

A's Gain Two, Lose Two In MiLB Rule 5

The Oakland A's passed on adding any players in the major league portion of the Rule 5 draft and they didn't lose any players during that portion of the draft either. They were busier during the minor league portion, however.
December 6, 2012

Rangers Minor League Notes (3/1)

SURPRISE, Ariz. – It was a busy day at the Texas Rangers' complex on Thursday. The Rangers played their first intrasquad game of the spring, with a number of young prospects seeing game action. Four of Frankie Piliere's top 100 MLB Draft prospects were also playing in Surprise Stadium. Lone Star Dugout has notes from both events.
March 2, 2012

Scouting Rangers Prospect #35: Tom Mendonca

Left-handed slugger Tom Mendonca underwent a big transition this offseason by moving from third base to behind the plate. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at the 23-year-old prospect with an in-depth scouting report.
February 23, 2012

Mendonca receptive to position switch

Due to the presence of third baseman Adrian Beltre in the majors and a wealth of prospects at the hot corner, the Texas Rangers are moving Tom Mendonca to catcher this season. Lone Star Dugout caught up with the 23-year-old, who is working to learn the position in Arizona.
January 12, 2012

Rangers announce eight non-roster invitees

The Texas Rangers extended major league spring training invitations to eight minor league players on Tuesday, including top prospects like Mike Olt and Tanner Scheppers. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at the players invited.
January 10, 2012