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Minor League Ball Gameday, Monday, March 6

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Today’s roundup of baseball reading

MLB: Spring Training-Chicago Cubs at Kansas City Royals
Albert Almora
Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

Good afternoon everyone and welcome to the Minor League Ball Gameday discussion thread for Monday, March 6th, 2017. Here are some items worthy of your attention today.

****MLB Spring training scoreboard.

****I am working on two more 2017 MLB Draft profiles for later today; Clinton Riddle also has several articles in the works.

****If you want more Retrospectives, name the players.

****Chicago Cubs outfield prospect Albert Almora hit a grand slam yesterday and is hitting .300 through seven games.

****I love spring training. Look at the batting average leaderboard: the top hitters so far are Brandon Nimmo, Christian Yelich, Jose Peraza, Andrew Benintendi, and Dansby Swanson: three prospects, one sophomore, and a young star.

****At Beyond the Boxscore, Devan Fink asks if the World Baseball Classic has a negative impact on the subsequent major league performance of the participants.

****Also at Beyond the Boxscore, Chris Anders looks for the real Eduardo Rodriguez in Boston.

****At Fangraphs, Dave Cameron considers the future of a Statcast-based WAR metric.

****At The Hardball Times, Alex Chamberlain uses Statcast data to examine 2016’s home run surge.