On Sunday night at Smokies Park, the BayBears trumped the Tennessee Smokies with a 6-4 victory to close out the Southern League Championship Series, three games to one. It was their third Southern League championship in franchise history and their first since 2004, when they split the title with the Smokies.
September 19, 2011
It was a roller coaster season for the Visalia Rawhide that ultimately ended in disappointment, but some of the very best individual performances among Arizona Diamondbacks farmhands took place in Visalia. Full analysis and FutureBacks.com Awards inside.
November 16, 2010
The Stockton Ports completed a 10-9 victory over the Visalia Rawhide behind a rehab start from pitcher Dallas Braden and a three-run walkoff homer by Mike Spina. The Rawhide lost despite hitting back-to-back homers off Braden, collecting 15 total hits, and erasing an early five-run deficit.
July 16, 2010
The 2010 season isn't going to begin as well for the Visalia Rawhide as did the 2009 season, as the Diamondbacks Hi-A affiliate began last year with 10 straight wins. They will likely finish better, however, since the 2010 roster is teeming with experienced top prospects.
April 9, 2010
Nothing can set back a prospect's career as surely as an injury can. Others can get sidetracked by a position change. Still others are old when drafted, and need to play catch up from the start. Here are ten Arizona Diamondbacks prospects who did not make the FutureBacks Fifty due to age or injury concerns, but who could still impact the major leagues.
January 12, 2009
Josh Ford is one of the strongest players in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization, but plays against expectations by not being a power threat and performing well behind the dish. Learn more about this unusual backstop in this scouting report.
January 21, 2008