MadFriars' Preview: '13 Tucson Padres

Synopsis: This is a classic Triple-A team with some prospects, others that are blocked and some guys trying to work their way back. The thin desert air and near cement infield at Kino Stadium in the summer months make this very much a hitter's paradise but not as much as some of the other stadiums in the PCL South.
April 3, 2013

Diamondbacks Minor League Free Agents

Earlier this month, nine Arizona Diamondbacks minor leaguers declared free agency. Several of those players, particularly Javier Brito, Jesus Merchan, and Tim Raines, enjoyed some considerable success in the 2008 campaign.
November 15, 2008

FutureBacks Power Rankings: Week 20

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

FutureBacks Power Rankings: Week 13

How do you dethrone a player that has flirted with a .400 batting average from the top spot of the FutureBacks Power Rankings, which detail the 45 hottest prospects in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization? Well, flirting with an .800 slugging average is a good start.
July 7, 2008

FutureBacks Power Rankings: Week 5

Entering May, second baseman Rusty Ryal was off our Diamondbacks prospect radar because he hadn't yet displayed any power, while catcher Sean Coughlin had yet to even emerge from Extended Spring Training. Now, both prospects appear in the Top 10 of the FutureBacks Power Rankings.
May 11, 2008

Diamondbacks Ink Tim Raines and Jesus Merchan

Last offseason, the Arizona Diamondbacks added veteran minor leaguers Jeff Salazar and Augie Ojeda to their fold, and they surprised everyone by becoming key components to team's playoff drive. This season, outfielder Tim Raines Jr. and infielder Jesus Merchan come aboard and hope to follow in their footsteps.
January 11, 2008