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Minor League Ball Gameday, Wednesday, July 13, 2016

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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to the Minor League Ball Gameday thread for Wednesday, July 13th, 2016. The Prospect Spreadsheet is not available today but here are some interesting baseball links for your consideration and, as always, discuss minor league and general baseball happenings in the comments section.

***How many of you watched the All Star Game yesterday? Personally I have no interest in it at all these days. I watch it because I have to, but the days of finding it exciting and fun are gone for me. Am I just a curmudgeon or does anyone feel the same way? The All Star blues.

***Sam Dykstra at looks at first half minor league standouts.

***Oakland Athletics prospect Franklin Barreto discusses his slow first half at Double-A Midland.

***At Beyond the Boxscore, Henry Druschel sees Tampa Bay Rays lefty Drew Smyly as "an appealing risk."

***The crew at Faketeams has a mid-season consensus Top 50 prospects list for your perusal.

***Baseball America has their own mid-season prospect update.

***At Fangraphs, Eno Sarris looks at the excellent command profiles of Houston Astros prospect Joe Musgrove and San Francisco Giants prospect Phil Bickford.