Good afternoon everyone and welcome to the Minor League Ball Gameday discussion thread for Monday, March 27th. Here are some baseball items worthy of your attention as the work week begins and spring training enters the final week.
****MLB Spring Training Scoreboard
****Chicago Cubs outfield prospect Albert Almora hit two homers yesterday, driving in five in a 22-4 drubbing of the Cincinnati Reds.
****Andrew Benintendi hit a home run in a 7-2 Boston Red Sox victory over the Minnesota Twins. He is now hitting .315/.387/.593 in spring camp.
****Joe Clarkin at Beyond the Boxscore takes a close look at Colorado Rockies right-hander Jon Gray and finds factors that could help him survive and thrive despite pitching half his games in Coors Field.
****Eric Stephen at TrueBlueLA comments on the critical roster decisions facing the Los Angeles Dodgers.
****Travis A. Barnett at BucsDugout asks if Tyler Glasnow has shown enough to earn the Pittsburgh Pirates fifth starter job.
****At Fangraphs, Travis Sawchik writes about the changes that New York Yankees prospect Aaron Judge made to his swing in the off-season.
****At The Hardball Times, Ryan Pollack wonders if the Houston Astros pitching staff struggled in April 2016 because too many of their pitchers were too similar. What do the sabermetrics say?