Minor League Ball Gameday Discussion, March 16

Adam Eaton, the outfielder - USA TODAY Sports

Good morning prospect watchers. Here is today's daily thread for sharing news and prospect information from spring camps in Florida and Arizona. On the agenda today:

***My main internet connection is down, and I have to connect via alternate means until AT&T sends me a new modem. This will reduce my work efficiency for awhile, since the alternate connection is much slower than what I normally have, slow enough that some critical websites and anything loaded with graphics are taking three or four minutes to load a page. The outage also shuts off my telephone and cable TV. I still have my cellphone, but it isn't a smart phone so that doesn't help much in the connectivity department. Ah, First World problems.

***My main goal right now is to finish that list of prospect retros. I made a good start today with George Brett and CC Sabathia. Mike Schmidt is up next for tomorrow, then John Lackey.


***Check out this fanpost (includes video!) from community member melotticus about 2013 MLB Draft prospect Clint Frazier.

***Grant Brisbee weighs in on Japanese star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (includes video!) and his stated desire to pitch in the United States.


***Nice Q&A from MinorLeagueBaseball.com with Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Adam Eaton. I particularly like this part:

MiLB.com: Is it true that you've accidentally gotten licensing royalty checks meant for former pitcher Adam Eaton?

Eaton:
Just one time, last year in Spring Training. This guy handed me six checks for maybe $20,000 each, and my eyes just lit up until I figured out what was going on. We've been confused before, so I'm kind of used to it, but the confusion doesn't usually involve large checks.

***Former top prospect and current Detroit Tigers farmhand Cesar Carrillo has been suspended 100 games for violating MLB's drug policy.

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