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An unbelievable second half led the Visalia Rawhide to within one win of a California League title, as they ultimately lost game five of the championship series. Along the way, top pitching prospects Aaron Blair and Braden Shipley logged most of their innings with the Rawhide while promising third baseman Brandon Drury powered the offense. Surrounded by a strong supporting …

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If you were with us last fall, you likely caught a few of these features and they’re back for the 2014 season. It’s never too early to look to the future, especially when you’re winning percentage is where it is for the Diamondbacks. So we’ll be checking in on the D’backs minor leagues all throughout the season, highlight the recent …

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Visalia Rawhide

League: California League (High-A)

Record: 77-63 (3rd out of 10 teams in the California League)

Runs Scored: 704 (6th of 10 teams)

Runs Allowed: 739 (6th of 10 teams)

Recap: it’s not too often that a team with a -35 run differential finishes with the third highest record in the league, but this is minor …

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Before moving on to recent minor league performances, I wanted to bring up a great piece by John Sickels over at In it, John breaks down his Arizona Diamondbacks Preseason Top 20 list and gives updates on each player. It’s definitely worth reading in its entirety, but here are some very quick notes.

Stock Up

  • Archie Bradley: arguably
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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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