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Minor League Ball daily notes, March 23, 2016

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Austin Barnes
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Good morning everyone and welcome to Wednesday's edition of Minor League Ball daily notes. Here are some news links and tidbits from around the world of minor league players and MLB prospects.


***New York Mets prospect Luis Guillorme with some slick glovework, reminding Amazing Avenue of Rey Ordonez. Guillorme has an intriguing bat, too, hitting .318/.391/.354 last year in Low-A. Not much power (none actually, zero homers in 852 career at-bats) but he makes contact and draws some walks. If he can get stronger. . .

***David Hood at TrueBlueLA assess the potential trade value of top Dodgers prospects, in the sense of who is most likely to get traded or who would fit best into a realistic trade scenario, rather than who is just the best prospect. For example, he assess the likelihood of Julio Urias or Jose De Leon being traded as rather low unless part of a blockbuster, but thinks Alex Verdugo and Grant Holmes could be on the block this summer.

One of my favorite current prospects, Austin Barnes, ranks third on the list.

***At Lookout Landing, Ethan Novak looks for glimmers of hope in the Seattle Mariners farm system.

***At FakeTeams, Jason Hunt reviews his Top 40 Fantasy Starting Pitcher prospects.

***Minnesota Twins prospect Danny Palka hit two homers in his first big league spring training game yesterday.

***It looks more and more like Trevor Story will be the Opening Day starter at shortstop for the Colorado Rockies, notes Baseball America.