In less than three weeks, 17 non-roster invitees will accompany the Arizona Diamondbacks' 40-man roster to Tuscon for the team's final spring training there. Beginning in 2011, the D-backs will hold spring training within the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian community beginning in 2011.
February 2, 2010
The 2007 season started normally for relief pitcher T.J. Beam. The four-year veteran began the year in Triple-A Scranton, hoping that he would duplicate the season he had in '06 that saw him rise from Double-A to the Major League roster by the end of the season. This season, a month went by and Beam was pressing away in the Scranton bullpen. Then, something strange happened.
July 24, 2007
While the Yankees have collected a serious stable of power arms at the starter's position, they've also quietly assembled an impressive group of hard-throwing relievers. Here are the top ten fastballs among the relief pitching prospects in the Yankees farm system.
February 23, 2007
The Yankees selected T.J. Beam in the 10th round of the 2003 draft out of the University of Mississippi. A starter earlier in his career, Beam was moved to the bullpen in 2005. Since that time, there arguably hasn't been a more dominant reliever in minor league baseball and now he's preparing to be a mainstay in the Yankees bullpen. Here's a scouting report on T.J. Beam.
January 21, 2007
Comparing what the Yankees and Mets have at each position in the minor leagues, we take a look at the crop of relief pitching prospects in each system. Which system is deeper? Which prospects have the best fastballs? The highest ceilings? Take a look at this comparison between the two New York farm systems.
January 17, 2007
For the second consecutive year, Yankee reliever T.J. Beam dominated the notoriously hitting-friendly Arizona Fall League by going 2-1 with two saves and posting a 0.60 ERA with the Peoria Saguaros and in the process, regained his mechanics that helped him conquer the upper levels of the minor leagues this past season.
November 23, 2006