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Minor League Ball Gameday, Saturday, March 18th

Baseball reading for your weekend

Good afternoon everyone and welcome to the Minor League Ball Gameday discussion thread for Saturday, March 18th. Here are some items worthy of your attention.

****MLB spring training scoreboard

****World Baseball Classic scoreboard

****WBC primer and guide from Talking Chop

****At Beyond the Boxscore, Joe Clarkin asks us to be wary of Oakland Athletics sophomore Ryon Healy, pointing out reasons to be suspicious about the sustainability of his 2016 breakout.

****Hunter Dozier and Jorge Bonifacio were among six players the Royals sent to minor league camp yesterday.

****Dave Cameron at Fangraphs is obsessed with the defensive prowess of Adam Eaton and marshals Statcast data to back up his enthusiasm.

****At The Hardball Times, Kyle Sammin looks at the best Irish baseball players of all time. This includes Tony “The Apollo of the Box” Mullane. I always wanted to mention the nickname “The Apollo of the Box” in an article, so there it is.

If you’ve never heard of Mullane, he was a 19th century pitching star who could throw with either hand; he was also a legitimate two-way player who saw time at first base and the outfield.