Good afternoon everyone and welcome to the Minor League Ball Gameday discussion thread for Friday, March 10th. Here are some recommended reading and news items worthy of your attention and discussion as the workweek comes to an end.
****We’re going to be talking more about Statcast next week. Andrew Simon at MLB.com has an informative item today showing how outfield catch probability works, using Dalton Pompey of the Toronto Blue Jays and Team Canada as an example.
****Philadelphia Phillies prospect J.P. Crawford seeks to learn from and build on his mediocre 2016 season according to Sam Dykstra at Milb.com.
****At Beyond the Boxscore, Joe Clarkin looks at Baltimore Orioles right-hander Dylan Bundy and asks if 2017 will be his breakthrough season. Includes informative video and charts!
****Yandy Diaz is generating a lot of enthusiasm in camp with the Cleveland Indians. Let’s Go Tribe is all over it, including an article from Merritt Rohlfing drawing parallels to Edgar Martinez as well as the development of a grassroots activist Free Yandy! Movement.
****At Baseball America, Kyle Glaser looks at the Top 10 unsigned prospects participating in the World Baseball Classic.