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The Jamestown Jammers have put together a pretty incredible club in the first year of a partnership between the Jammers and Pittsburgh Pirates. While the Buccos are sitting in first place, their low-A club in the Southern Tier of New York is dominating the Penn League. They're doing so with... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2013 at Penn League Report
SS Roman Quinn Because of his blazing speed, the Crosscutters' 19-year-old shortstop has been one of the more exciting players to watch in the New York Penn League this season. Quinn is an 80 runner with an explosive first step out of the box and especially when stealing a base.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2012 at Penn League Report
After seeing Cleveland Indians prospect Dorssys Paulino for two more games against the Batavia Muckdogs, it became more and more obvious the 17-year-old shortstop will have no trouble adjusting to Low-A and is a good candidate to start next season in Lake County, maybe even Carolina at Advanced A. Paulino,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2012 at Penn League Report
The New York Penn League just got a little more talented. The Cleveland Indians assigned 17-year-old Dominican prospect Dorssys Paulino to the Mahoning Valley Scrappers. The 6-foot, 175-pound shortstop played his first true professional game against the Batavia Muckdogs on Tuesday night at Dwyer Stadium. Here are a few observations:... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2012 at Penn League Report
By Matthew Coller By now, we've all learned the 20-80 scouting scale. If you are paying attention in batting practice, you can see raw power from the parking lot. Watch Team X take infield, and you'll figure out that third baseman who throws bullets from the outfield grass has an... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2012 at Penn League Report
The Staten Island Yankees have seen quite a fall from last year's prospect-packed 2011 version. The likes of talents such as Mason Williams, Angelo Gumbs, Tyler Austin and Co. are non-existent for this well-below .500 team. The team is light on actual prospects, raw players or even guys you could... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2012 at Penn League Report
by Matthew Coller I recently had a chance to watch the State College Spikes. Here's a look at a few position players that stood out: DJ Crumlich Crumlich only has one plus tool, but it's a good one to have: hitting for average. The UC Irvine product is a mature... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2012 at Penn League Report
By Matthew Coller With the New York Penn League now in full swing, we reflect back on some of last year's brightest and how they have performed at the next level. In part one, we focused on the South Atlantic League. For part two, we look at the hitters of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2012 at Penn League Report
By Matthew Coller I had a chance to watch five innings of State College Spikes' pitcher Luis Heredia on Tuesday against the Batavia Muckdogs. Here's some observations about the 6-foot-6, 17-year-old right-hander, who is considered the best prospect in the New York Penn League this season: Heredia was throwing in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2012 at Penn League Report
By Matthew Coller Had a chance to spend a week watching the Auburn DoubleDays, a talented team that will hit their way into being one of the better teams in the NYPL, but may struggle to keep runs off the board. Here's a look at some of their promising hitters:... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2012 at Penn League Report
By Matthew Coller If scouting the current players is the best part of following the New York Penn League, the second best part has to be following the progress of former NYPL'ers as they travel through the ranks. So, as we count down the days to the 2012 NYPL season,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2012 at Penn League Report
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