When your father and your brother have combined for more than 3,000 hits, 350 homers, 1,700 RBI, and 400 stolen bases at the major league level, you're going to have high expectations placed upon your career. New York Mets second baseman Enrique Cruz therefore has Big Shoes to Fill.
Brian Bogusevic was drafted nearly 60 spots higher than Tulane teammate Micah Owings in the 2005 amateur draft. While Owings flew through the minors and has already made a name for himself in the majors, "Bogie" is only now beginning to Show His Promise, according to HoustonHardball.com publisher Max Schneider.
Everyone thought that the Philadelphia Phillies would have one of the National League's deepest rotations this season. As it stands now, The Phillies Need a Miracle from their Starting Pitchers just to make the playoffs.
A recent edition of Syracuse Chiefs Fieldview from InsideTheDome.com examines Adam Lind working on his plate discipline, Curtis Thigpen once again donning his catcher's gear, and the velocity of Brandon League's two-seam fastball.
Earlier this year, Brandon Watson set a new International League record with a 43-game hitting streak. CapitolDugout.com dazzles us with an interview with the scrappy leadoff hitter, in which he Credits Hard Work for his recent success.
The folks at TwinCitiesDougout.com weren't dismayed by Kevin Slowey's poor showing with the Twins earlier this season. That's why Slowey ranks atop the TCD Prospect Rankings for this week.
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