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April 2017
Hoyt

63 AA GRADS IN MAJORS OR AFFILIATED MINORS

Independent Baseball Chatter – by Bob Wirz The seven American Association players on active major league rosters (two more are on disabled lists), including recently-promoted Houston strikeout artist James Hoyt, get most of the attention, but the league stands tall with another 54 of its former players in affiliated minor league systems. American Association alumni...
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PAXTON, OTHER HURLERS STEPPING UP

Independent Baseball Chatter – by Bob Wirz As is the case so often, it comes down to pitching.  Past, present and future.  And we are only talking about American Association hurlers and how they can impact major league planning. Today’s examples are James Paxton, Tim Adleman, Aaron Wilkerson and Tanner Scheppers. Paxton always projected as...
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KINTZLER STELLAR IN CLOSING ROLE FOR TWINS

Independent Baseball Chatter – by Bob Wirz Except for one time two years ago when he was on an injury-rehab stint, Brandon Kintzler has not started a game since back in 2009 when he split his time between the St. Paul Saints and Milwaukee’s Class AA farm club in Huntsville, Ala. Don’t expect that to...
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AA LEADS INDEPENDENT LEAGUES IN MAJOR LEAGUERS

The American Association ended up with an Independent Baseball-leading six of its former players on active major league rosters plus two more on the disabled list when the regular season started although Milwaukee’s Junior Guerra also ended up on the DL after injuring his right calf during the Brewers’ opener. The six active players doubled...
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