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Minor League Ball daily notes, March 29, 2016

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Tyler White
Tyler White
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Good morning everyone and welcome to the Tuesday, March 29th edition of Minor League Ball daily notes. Here are some news links and tidbits from around the world of MLB for your edification and amusement.

****Don't forget the Top 175 MLB Prospects for 2016 list.

****The biggest prospect news yesterday was the Houston Astros' decision to send Jon Singleton to the minors and install rookie Tyler White at first base. Personally I think this was exactly the right thing for the Astros to do. The next question: how long will the Astros stay with him if he struggles? We wrote up White last week and my opinion hasn't changed; the guy can hit. But that doesn't mean he won't get off to a slow start, and how patient will Houston be if that happens?

****Joe Vasile at Beyond the Boxscore looks at the history of Japanese-born position players in the United States. Ichiro Suzuki is obviously the best, but who was number two? And number three may surprise you.

****Vasile's article is part of a series, Beyond the Boxscore having Ichiro Day today. Lots of good reading there.

****Marc Normandin at Over the Monster informs us that the San Diego Padres are scouting Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval.

****Josh Timmers at Bleed Cubbie Blue discusses Six Chicago Cubs Minor League Questions for 2016.

****At Fangraphs, Chris Mitchell runs down the KATOH projections for San Francisco Giants prospects. The kicker: the system loves Clayton Blackburn.