Sunday, March 8, 2009

Minor League Notebook

Minor League BaseballThe last time I updated you on one of my favorite baseball writers, namely Tyler Hissey, he was starting up Around The Majors as their editor. They have grown to include quite a staff of writers:
David Bloom grew up on baseball in Poughkeepsie, N.Y as a big fan of the New York Mets. However, he spent his later teen years in the Tampa area, before going on to the University of Florida. After graduating from UF, he got interested in blogging and has been writing about sports since 2002. He was the founding writer at the blog DRaysBay, which has since become one on the most popular team-specific blogs on the Internet, in 2005.

Jake Cohen recently graduated from the University of Delaware, with a degree in sports management. During his senior year, Cohen worked as a baseball operations intern with the 2008 World Series Champion Philadelphia Phillies.

Tyler Hissey, editor of Around The Majors, recently graduated from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, with a degree in business administration. From 2007-February 2009, he covered Major League Baseball, focusing on the Tampa Bay Rays, for His work there was frequently syndicated on

Teddy Mitrosilis is studying journalism at Long Beach City College, where he is a pitcher on the baseball team. Mitrosilis has built up one of the most popular sports-related blogs within the community, Ballpark Banter, and is a frequent contributor to Dugout Central.
Tyler has also now joined Reds' minor league expert Doug Gray at Minor League and they are hosting a BlogTalkRadio show called "Minor League Notebook Weekly" that I encourage you to frequent. Their next radio show is Monday at 3 EST:
Minor League Notebook Weekly returns for another edition on Monday, March 9 at 3:00 Eastern Time. Join hosts Doug Gray and Tyler Hissey as they focus on the top prospects in the National League Central division. Doug and Tyler will begin the show discussing the noteworthy prospects for each team in the division. Guest Erik Manning, the founder of, will then provide his take on the St. Louis Cardinals' minor league system.

Topics include:
• Analysis of the top minor league players for every Central team, from the Chicago Cubs to the Pittsburgh Pirates
• What 2009 will have in store for top outfield prospect Colby Rasmus
• The development of stud hitting prospect Brett Wallace
• Chris Perez
• Analysis of the Cards' Top 10 prospect list

The 90-minute show will wrap-up with some World Baseball Classic chatter, and the hosts welcome phone calls. Call in live at (718) 508-9956 to participate in the prospect discussion.

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