Rockies catcher Michael McKenry knows better than to believe his solid 2014 season automatically means bigger and better in '15, but though the decision is not in his hands, he is ready to take on No. 1 duty.
Addison Russell, the Cubs No. 2 prospect and the 11th overall pick in the 2012 draft, went 2-for-5 with three RBIs and a home run.
Slowed early in 2014 by an elbow strain, D-backs pitching prospect Archie Bradley had a solid recovery over the summer and he already has made three starts for the Arizona Fall League's Salt River Rafters. He is 0-2 with a 10.29 ERA, allowing 12 hits and six walks to go with six strikeouts in seven innings.
Darnell Sweeney, the No. 13 prospect in the Dodgers' farm system according to MLB.com, had four hits and four RBIs for the Glendale Desert Dogs on Wednesday in a 10-1 victory over the Peoria Javelinas.
When Pablo Sandoval doubled to lead off the fourth inning of Wednesday night's 7-2 loss to the Royals in Game 2 of the World Series, he extended his postseason streak of reaching base safely to 25 games, which ties him with Boog Powell for the third longest in history. But even though he is proud of the streak, it is meaningless to him because of the end result.