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Minor League Ball Weekend Notes, March 26-27, 2016

Max Kepler
Max Kepler
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Good afternoon everyone. I hope your Easter weekend is going well. My main task this weekend is to finish the Top 175 prospects list for posting on Monday Morning, March 28th.

In the meantime, here are some links and news tidbits to keep you occupied.

****The crew at Fake Teams offers you a complete 2016 baseball fantasy draft kit.

****Ryan Romano at Beyond the Boxscore looks at the Philadelphia Phillies 2011 starting rotation: Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Cole Hamels, Roy Oswalt, Vance Worley, Kyle Kendrick, and Joe Blanton. That's a mighty impressive group and the newer metrics developed since 2011 confirm it.

****Jesse Lund at Twinkietown looks at how the Twins built their post-season winners over the years, beginning with the 1987 World Series club.

****The Twins sent German outfielder Max Kepler to Triple-A yesterday. He'll be back.

****Josh Jackson at interviewed San Francisco Giants pitching prospects Jake Smith and Derek Law, discussing the differences between major and minor league camps, injuries, pitch selection, and other topics.

****Brendan Gawlowski at Baseball Prospectus looks at the upcoming transitional year for the St. Louis Cardinals.

****Sam Dykstra at runs down more fantasy rookie options. I agree with his most of his selections, including Trevor Story, Tyler White, and Clayton Blackburn in particular.