A lot of people are wondering why in the heck the Rangers haven't called up
Jason Botts to replace the injured Mark Teixeira. Now that Botts has grabbed the
#2 spot on the Lone Star Dugout
Prospect Hot List, expect to see him in the Rangers' everyday lineup
DiehardMagazine.com interviewed Red Sox director of amateur scouting Jason
McLeod, and asked him about Boston's predilection towards high school players in
part one of their Post-Draft Q&A.
With two Cubs catchers struggling to hit their weight, and Henry Blanco an
unlikely candidate to do so once he returns from the DL, many Cubs fans are
looking towards Geovany Soto to help the big league club in the near future.
Steve Holley of InsideTheIvy.com tells us that
Soto Is Only Focused on
After impressing as the most dominant hitter in baseball over a 30-game
stretch, Casey Kotchman suffered a mild concussion, and hasn't been the same
hitter since. FutureHalos.com gets word from Angels manager Mike Scioscia and
Kotchman himself on What's
Wrong with Kotchman's Stroke.
Phil Hughes made his first appearance since his May 1st injury Monday night,
and PinstripesPlus.com was there to ask him
How He Felt After His Rehab
The Pittsburgh Pirates entered the All-Star break a manageable 9.5 games out
of first place. PiratesDugout.com's George Von Benko regales us with an
audio interview of the Bucs' skipper, Jim Tracy, who evaluates Pittsburgh's
first half and remains Hopeful
of a Strong Finish.
Scout.com's Cardinals site has easily the most in-depth coverage of their
short season affiliate available on the web. Get a game-by-game log, an
update on the roster moves, and a look at the hottest prospects there in this
week's Johnson City
And here on FutureBacks.com, we cajoled Director of Player Development A.J. Hinch into giving us the Lowdown
on the Quentin/Salazar Maneuver, including a quick scouting report on the recently promoted Jeff Salazar,
an analysis of the demoted Carlos Quentin's plate approach, and his opinion on
whether phenom Justin Upton could contribute at the big league level this year.
Is that all? Of course not, head to
The Scout.com MiLB Homepage to find your
favorite team, player, or just to get the latest inside news from Scout.com, and
be sure to come back next week for Around the Horn.