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Minor League Ball daily notes, April 22, 2016

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Good morning everyone and welcome to the Friday, April 22nd edition of Minor League Ball daily notes. Here are some news links and other baseball items for your edification and amusement.

****Don't forget yesterday's Minor League Ball Gameday thread, hosted by Nick Melotte.

****Randy Holt at Beyond the Boxscore says that Dexter Fowler of the Chicago Cubs is the best player in baseball, right now. He's the first player in 2016 to reach 1.0 WAR in any event. Would you guys be interested in a Fowler Prospect Retrospective next week?

****Carl Triano at Beyond the Boxscore says that the Houston Astros should not be worried about Ken Giles.

****Michael Schwarz at Faketeams looks at the early dominance of Minnesota Twins prospect Jose Berrios.

****Marc Normandin at Over the Monster points out Boston Red Sox catching prospect Austin Rei's nice recent run of success.

****Youth is being served in the Miami Marlins bullpen, observers Michael Jong at Fishstripes.

****Carson Cistulli at Fangraphs posts his weekly Fringe Five prospects, focusing on Dodgers pitcher Jharel Cotton, Astros pitcher Edison Frias, Angels infielder Sherman Johnson, Diamondbacks infielder Ildemaro Vargas, and Red Sox pitcher Aaron Wilkerson.

****Construction delays at their new stadium will prevent the Double-A Hartford Yard Goats of the Colorado Rockies farm system from playing any home games until the end of May.