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