Good afternoon everyone and welcome to the Tuesday, July 19th edition of the Minor League Ball Gameday. The player spreadsheets are temporarily unavailable but there are still lots of things to talk about. Potential items for discussion:
****Kansas City Royals prospect Kyle Zimmer is responsible for 45% of the rise of American health care insurance premiums over the last three years. Okay, maybe it is really only 42%, but he's going to rack up more expenses with Thoracic Outlet surgery.
****Kevin Ruprecht at Beyond the Boxscore looks at Yovani Gallardo and changes he is making in deployment of his fastball.
****Craig Edwards at Fangraphs looks at the historical awesomeness of Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa.
****Check out Twinkietown for lots of discussion regarding the firing of Twins GM Terry Ryan.
****The MLB Draft signing deadline has passed. John Manuel at Baseball America notes how uneventful the deadline is nowadays thanks to the changes put in place in 2012.