The pitching through five of the six affiliates rocked. Only Steven Shell was shelled but his team pulled it out in the ninth. Chris Hunter threw eight bullets for Arkansas in a laugher. Fernando Rodriguez was money over five for the Quakes. Amalio Diaz dazzled through his five frames. Bobby Cassevah wasn't rewarded for his efforts. Esmerlin Jimenez tossed blanks to round it out in the desert.
August 8, 2006
In our first look at the kids in short-season ball, we review the players who the Angels hope are the next wave behind Kendrick, Adenhart, Wood and the rest of today's top prospects. The list includes top picks from this year and last, a few strong international players, and a few whose early success may surprise you.
July 10, 2006