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2013 MLB Draft: Mock draft, top ten picks

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Hey Minor League Ball community, This is Michael Jong, manager of the SB Nation Marlins blog Fish Stripes. One of my writers, Conor Dorney, wrote a mock draft of just the first ten picks over at FS, and I'd appreciate it if you all took a look at it. Thanks!

Baseball America's Top 10 International Prospects

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1. Eloy Jimenez, OF 2. Gleyber Torres, SS 3. Rafael Devers, 3B 4. Leonardo Molina, OF 5. Luis Encarnacion, 3B 6. Micker Zapata, OF 7. Yelstin Gudino 8. Marcos Diplan, RHP 9. Yeyson Yrizarri, SS 10. Jose Herrera, C For reference my Top 50 International Prospects (pre age confirmation on Obispo Aybar-Lara) http://www.minorleagueball.com/2013/4/24/4259466/2013-international-free-agents 1. Eloy Jimenez, OF 2. Obispo Aybar Lara, SS 3. Gleyber Torres, SS 4. Micker Zapata, OF 5. Mayky Perez, RHP 6. Leonardo Molina, OF 7. Mikey Edie, OF 8. Lus Encarnacion, 3B 9. Yeltsin Gudino, SS 10. Marcos Diplan, RHP * I had catcher Jose Herrera (#10 on BA's list) ranked at 29, and shortstop Yeyson Yrizarri (#9 according to BA) on my list of other's to know. I originally had Herrera in my top 10 (as high as #6), because of his great polish at the plate, but as more names and reports became available to me he slowly moved down the rankings due to lack of overall projection. I still would not put him among my top 10, but he would likely be among the top 20, were I to update the list. Yrizarri I did not know enough about to even rank among my top 50, and wasn't a name I heard a lot about from my sources, but my info is at least a month or two old, so him rising up boards is not totally unexpected.

Luke Lanphere

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I mentioned Lanphere in Matt's California draft piece, posting the video here since it would probably get lost in that thread. Was using a four pitch mix, probably could have dominated with just FB and one of the breaking balls. Think he just needs to work on repeating the delivery a little more consistently. . . ended up with a 1 hit shutout with 11 k's, FB topped at 93, slowest curveball was at 66

4 sport Dynasty League

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I am looking for a replacement people for a league on yahoo that includes all 4 major sports. This league has been running for several years and we had some guys drop out for personal reasons It is a very unique league it has 10 teams. It also has minor league systems for each sport. You may also cross league trade to improve your teams. There are two requirements with this league is update your rosters on the league website. And you must have a Yahoo instant messenger account. If you want to see them teams I will be more than happy to show them to you. Please e-mail joel47802@yahoo.com if interested.

OF Clint Frazier going deep against Grayson HS

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Frazier's first home run of the night, a 3-run shot in the 4th inning.

Baseball Prospectus on Trading Away Top Prospects

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You need insider to view the whole thing, but the cliff notes are that top prospects who get traded away tend to be less successful. This is obviously very relevant to the Trevor Bauer and Wil Myers trades.

Three Strikes'll Send You to the Dugout, or San Quentin

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Why three strikes? and effect has this arbitrary baseball rule had on the criminal justice system?

Michael Jordan, Minor League Baseball Player

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One of the strangest sports stories of the last 20 years.

Drew Ward expected to enter 2013 draft

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Ward, who is #2 on the Perfect Game HS class of 2014 list, says that there is a 95 percent chance that he will graduate early and enter the 2013 draft. This makes things a little interesting...

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