FutureBacks Power Rankings: Week 9

The Dominican Summer League has begun, and three Latin American prospects have burst onto the prospect ratings. But no one is making quite as much noise as catcher/first baseman Sean Coughlin, who is making the Arizona Diamondbacks front office looking like geniuses for promoting him and playing him less at catcher.
June 15, 2009

Valdez Dominates in All-Star Game, Gets Promo

Cesar Valdez, ranked the 24th-best prospect in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization in April here at FutureBacks.com, earned a promotion to Double-A Mobile Wednesday after tossing a flawless inning in the Hi-A All-Star game on Tuesday.
June 25, 2008

FutureBacks Power Rankings: Week 10

The very top of our Power Rankings are holding steady as the organization's hottest players are staying hot. But two Visalia Oaks batters who had been off our lists for a while came surging back up the ranking with impressive performances this week.
June 16, 2008

BayBears Slam Stars in 12-2 Rout

The Mobile BayBears snapped a three-game losing streak in grand fashion Thursday by shooting the Huntsville Stars in a 12-2 massacre.
May 8, 2008

FutureBacks Power Rankings: Week 3

A busy week for the Arizona Diamondbacks organization. One prospect had eight hits in eight at bats, another has an active 16-game hit streak, and an obscure shortstop who skipped a level is still batting over .400. Oh, and there was some excitement regarding a guy named Max Scherzer, as well.
April 28, 2008

Opening Weekend in Review: Oaks on Fire

The Visalia Oaks completed a four-game sweep of Inland Empire to open their 2008 season. The other Arizona Diamondbacks affiliates have not fared as well, but they still feature several individual performances that merit our attention.
April 6, 2008