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Minor League Ball daily notes, March 22, 2016

Texas Rangers prospect Jose Leclerc
Texas Rangers prospect Jose Leclerc
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Good afternoon everyone. Here are some notes, news, and tidbits from around the world of MLB prospects and minor league baseball.

****Over at Purple Row, Russ Oates gives us updates on the weekend performance of some key players in the 2016 MLB Draft, including University of Florida lefty A.J. Puk.  Our own MLB Draft coverage will be ramping up soon here at Minor League Ball.

****At Lone Star Ball, "Tepid Participation" provides updates from spring training on several Texas Rangers prospects, including right-handers Luis Ortiz and Jose Leclerc, Cuban second baseman Andy Ibanez, outfielder Eric Jenkins, and Rangers fan favorite prospect LeDarious Clark. The article includes a lot of video so be sure to check that one out.

****Jesse Lund at Twinkie Town interviewed Minnesota Twins Assistant General Manager Rob Antony. Topics include Torii Hunter, Jose Berrios,Byung Ho Park, Paul Molitor as manager, and Minnesota's strategy for international signings

****Chris Mitchell at Fangraphs has KATOH projections for Philadelphia Phillies prospects.

****Ben Badler at Baseball America (subscription required) discusses five prospects you've never heard of throwing 100 MPH.