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Minor League Ball Gameday discussion, February 27, 2017

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Cody Bellinger of the Dodgers blasts monster home run

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Cody Bellinger
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Good morning everyone and welcome to the Minor League Ball Gameday discussion thread for Monday, February 27th, 2017. My main goal for today is completion of the 2017 MLB Farm System rankings. After that is finished, this week we will pivot to more spring prospect coverage as well as MLB 2017 Draft coverage. I will also do some prospect retrospectives per reader request.

Here are some items worthy of your attention today:

****The spring training scoreboard.

****Los Angeles Dodgers prospect Cody Bellinger hit a monster home run yesterday, out of the stadium at Maryvale Baseball Park:

****Cuba prepares for the 2017 World Baseball Classic.

****Joe Clarkin at Beyond the Boxscore looks at Jackie Bradley Jr of the Boston Red Sox as the “new archetype” for being patient with struggling prospects.

****Also at Beyond the Boxscore, Ryan Romano writes up David Dahl of the Colorado Rockies and the wildly varying projections for his 2017 performance from various sources.

****At BucsDugout, Travis A. Barnett examines Tyler Glasnow of the Pirates and his need for an expanded repertoire.

****At Milb.com, Kelsie Heneghan reminds us not to forget about Phillies right-hander Mark Appel, on the rebound from his 2016 elbow injury.