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Hillsboro Hops

League: Northwest League (Short Season)

Record: 34-42 (t-6th of 8 teams in the Northwest League)

Runs Scored: 298 (5th of 8 teams)

Runs Allowed: 319 (5th of 8 teams)

Recap: Hillsboro struggled in it’s inaugural season as a franchise, replacing the Yakima Bears as the Diamondbacks’ short-season affiliate. The excitement for the team came via the pitching staff, …

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About a month ago, Nick Piecoro of put together a remarkable article. I was skeptical, but Piecoro is not your average sports writer. He’s privy to the likes of advanced metrics and you can find his name popping up on FanGraphs from time to time. He’s an excellent source of Diamondbacks information and you really should read him.

This …

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Every so often we’ll take a look at what’s happening down in the minors with the Arizona Diamondbacks. League-by-league, team-by-team, we’ll keep you in the loop on recent D’Backs minor league news and who’s hot at the moment. Before getting to the breakdown of each squad, here are some thoughts from a recent AZL game I took in over at …

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As one of the 14 teams eligible for both rounds of the competitive balance pick lottery, there was some hope that, like last year, the Dbacks would get an extra selection between the first and second rounds of the 2014 draft.  Luck was not completely on Arizona’s side, as the team failed to get a Comp A pick before landing …

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