Good afternoon prospect watchers. My schedule got messed up today when my son decided not to sleep last night. He didn't fall asleep until 6 AM and he woke back up at 7. Which means I didn't get any sleep either. I didn't feel it was appropriate to send him to school without any sleep, so I kept him home today. I had no child care coverage so not much baseball work got done. Anyway, sorry about that. I'm playing catch-up now.
The work queue remains as before: Reymond Fuentes, Neil Ramirez, Christian Bethancourt, and Andrew Lambo are all upcoming topics, plus a Prospect Retro for LaTroy Hawkins, plus analysis of any prospect trades that occur.
***Yesterday's Minor League Ball Gameday thread.
***The 2013 Arizona Fall League rosters were released yesterday. Jason Hunt at Faketeams has a good run-down and I'm putting one together myself in addition to the other work queue items listed above.
***Seattle Mariners prospect Mike Zunino got back in action last night with Triple-A Tacoma, returning from a hand injury, going 1-for-2 with a walk and a triple. Wanna see Mike Zunino hit a triple?
***Remember when San Francisco Giants prospect Clayton Blackburn had a rough patch for High-A San Jose back in May and June? Some people jumped on that and began dissing him since he isn't a classic projection-type guy, but he rebounded in July. He finished very strong with six shutout innings last night and a 2.40 ERA in his last 10 starts, overall going 7-5, 3.65 with a 138/35 K/BB in 133 innings with 111 hits allowed. Although his season doesn't look as good on the surface as his '12 Low-A campaign, he still ranked fourth in the California League ERA hunt. He finished second in the Sally League hunt last year. He had a very good 2013 season and under no circumstances should it be considered a disappointment. You have to remember the context.
***Today's Minor League Baseball schedule.
More from Minor League Ball:
- Minor League Ball Gameday, August 27
- Mets trade John Buck, Marlon Byrd to Pirates for prospect Dilson Herrera
- Observations of the Burlington Bees
- Observations: Quad Cities River Bandits
- Minor League Ball Gameday, August 26
- Observations of Carlos Correa
- Observations of Mark Appel
- Is scorekeeping a dying art?
- Minor League Ball Gameday, August 25
- Minor League Ball Gameday, August 24
- Community Discussion: Who is your secret Top 100 candidate?
- Minor League Ball Gameday, August 23