With this pesky football season out of the way, it is time for the Only Real Sport to begin for 2013. Pitchers and catchers begin reporting this week! To celebrate, here is a look at what is coming up for Minor League Ball.
****Prospect Smackdowns for Travis D'Arnaud vs. Mike Zunino, Kevin Gausman vs. Kyle Zimmer, Javier Baez vs. Xander Bogaerts
****Looking at Cuban Outfield Prospects
****Anything important that happens in spring training of course.
****More excerpts from the 2013 Baseball Prospect Book.
****Lots more for the 2013 draft, including profiles by myself and Matt Garrioch
****Possible "sleeper prospects" for the '13 draft.
****Prospect Retrospective List: Exact order to be determined, but I know the next two are Jacoby Ellsbury and J.R. Richard. After that, names in line are Randy Johnson, Kenny Lofton, Mike Piazza, Derek Jeter, George Brett, Mike Schmidt, Jason Schmidt, Jonathan Papelbon, Robin Ventura, Tom Glavine, CC Sabathia, Ken Griffey Jr., John Lackey, Brandon Moss, Delmon Young. We may add others if something noteworthy occurs in the news about a particular player.