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Minor League Ball Gameday, Monday, March 20th, 2017

World Baseball Classic and spring training roster battles highlight today’s reading

World Baseball Classic - Second Round - Miami - USA v Dominican Republic Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Good morning everyone and welcome to the Minor League Ball Gameday discussion thread for Monday, March 20th, 2017. Here are some items worthy of your attention as the work week gets started in earnest.

****MLB Spring Training Scoreboard

****World Baseball Classic Scoreboard

****Dillon Cloud at Talking Chop says that the WBC is great even with its flaws thanks to discarding some of the unwritten rules of the game. Do you agree with him?

****How good would the World Baseball Classic rosters be if they were real major league teams? Henry Druschel at Beyond the Boxscore makes some projections with WAR.

****Martin Prado hurt his hamstring during the WBC, leaving the Miami Marlins looking for a third baseman. He won’t be ready for Opening Day. Scott Gelman at Fishstripes points to internal replacement candidates Derek Dietrich and Miguel Rojas. Free agent Brett Lawrie would also be a candidate.

****Anthony Castrovince at SportsonEarth looks at some of the key “this guy is out of options” roster battles as spring training heads towards the finish line.

****ESPN’s Paul Lukas examines the infiltration of logos on MLB uniforms over the last 20 years.

****White Sox prospect Yoan Moncada went 3-for-5 yesterday with a home run as the Chicagoans beat up the Los Angeles Angels 11-2.

****The Minnesota Twins are moving 2015 draft pick Tyler Jay back to the bullpen. He was a reliever in college at the University of Illinois, moved to starting last year, but will return to relief work.