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Top Prospect Performances 4-30-12

AAA Hitters

Mike TroutAngels Bryce HarperNationals Anthony RizzoCubs Will MiddlebrooksRed Sox Travis SniderBlue Jays Adrian CardenasCubs Alex CastellanosDodgers DJ LemahieuRockies Leonys MartinRangers Lonnie ChisenhallIndians Xavier AveryOrioles Starling MartePirates Matt DominguezMarlins Fernando MartinezAstros Josh PhegleyWhite Sox Johnny GiavotellaRoyals Derek NorrisAthletics Yangervis SolarteRangers Anthony GoseBlue Jays Carlos PegueroMariners 

AAA Pitchers

Martin PerezRangers Jordan LylesAstros Alex SanabiaMarlins Brad HandMarlins William SmithRoyals Wily PeraltaBrewers Shelby MillerCardinals Matt HarveyMets Neil RamirezRangers Jeurys FamiliaMets Alex WhiteRockies Chris ArcherRays Casey KellyPadres Christian FriedrichRockies Julio TeheranBraves Jarrod ParkerAthletics Steve JohnsonOrioles Dallas KeuchelAstros Mike MontgomeryRoyals Garrett RichardsAngels 

AA Hitters

Jurickson ProfarRangers Jonathan SingletonAstros Oscar TaverasCardinals Matt DavidsonDiamondbacks Manny MachadoOrioles Kol…

Top Prospect Performances 4-20-12

AAA Hitters

Mike TroutAngels Bryce HarperNationals Travis SniderBlue Jays Anthony RizzoCubs Scott Van SlykeDodgers Will MiddlebrooksRed Sox Fernando MartinezAstros Leonys MartinRangers Matt AdamsCardinals Adrian CardenasCubs DJ LemahieuRockies Lonnie ChisenhallIndians Matt DominguezMarlins Alex CastellanosDodgers Carlos PegueroMariners Josh VittersCubs Derek NorrisAthletics Welington CastilloCubs Roger KieschnickGiants Hank CongerAngels Xavier AveryOrioles Starling MartePirates Kole CalhounAngels Moises SierraBlue Jays Nick NoonanGiants Cedric HunterCardinals Carlos TriunfelMariners Yasmani GrandalPadres Michael TaylorAthletics Brett JacksonCubs 

AAA Pitchers

Martin PerezRangers Jordan LylesAstros Alex SanabiaMarlins Wily PeraltaBrewers Brad HandMarlins Casey KellyPadres Christian FriedrichRockies Julio TeheranBraves Neil RamirezRangers Garrett RichardsAngels Dallas KeuchelAstros Jarrod ParkerAthletics Shelby MillerCardinals Brad PeacockAthletics Jeurys FamiliaMets Mauricio RoblesMarine…

Not What You Think

Winter is tough in this business. I stare at a computer, looking at numbers, calculating and devising a plan on how the summer is going to go. Looking back at how the last year went. Strategizing on how the next year can be even better. Patiently waiting for spring to break so you can get back out there again.
Once it begins, it is exciting but you know there is a long road ahead. Every morning I get up early and hit the road. I typically drive from 45 minutes to 3 hours to get to where I need to be. It's rigorous and wears a person out over a 6-7 month period where the work days can be from 12-18 hours. I am always away from home. I know every back road, every place to go to the bathroom when McDonald's or the Holiday hamburger isn't sitting right. You know every small town that no one has heard of and can tell them useless information about it.
During the hot summer day, the sun beats down, slowly draining a person of energy and life sustaining liquid. It isn't rare f…

MLB Prospect Guide Prospect Performance Watch 4-13-12

Here are the top 10 hitters and pitchers at each level so far in the season.

AAA Hitters

Mike TroutAngels AAARoger KieschnickGiants AAACarlos PegueroMariners AAABryce HarperNationals AAAScott Van SlykeDodgers AAADerek NorrisAthletics AAAAdrian CardenasCubs AAALeonys MartinRangers AAALonnie ChisenhallIndians AAAAnthony RizzoCubs AAA

AAA Pitchers

Martin PerezRangers AAACasey KellyPadres AAABrad HandMarlins AAAAlex SanabiaMarlins AAAWily PeraltaBrewers AAAJeurys FamiliaMets AAAChristian FriedrichRockies AAAJoe WielandPadres AAAJordan LylesAstros AAAAlex CobbRays AAA

AA Hitters

Manny MachadoOrioles Kolten WongCardinals Nolan ArenadoRockies Matt DavidsonDiamondbacks Austin WatesAstros Jefry MarteMets Nick FranklinMariners David NickDiamondbacks Jake SmolinskiMarlins Francisco MartinezMariners 

AA Pitchers

Trevor BauerDiamondbacks Zeke SpruillBraves Nicholas StruckCubs Andrew HutchisonBlue Jays James PaxtonMariners Taijuan WalkerMariners Tyler SkaggsDiamondbacks Justin GrimmRangers A.J. Griffin…

Astros Shadow System Update

I have been drafting for the Astros the last two years and I have kept an outline of what the system would look like. I am now going more in depth of who would be on each roster and how it would develop.

Forrest Snow is my only shadow pick in AAA and he isn't a high upside guy but could be a useful reliever.
In AA, Sonny Gray, Jarred Cosart and Ross Seaton are a pretty solid top 3. Jon Singlton is the best bat by a long shot.

High A could be a scary lineup for pitchers in the CAL league. Nick Castellanos, Austin Wilson, Preston Tucker and Domingo Santana could put up big numbers. Arce is one of the better power hitters in the minors and would be rotated in at 1B and Tucker could play some OF.  Gausman, Cole, Mooneyham, Winkler and Osich could be one of the better rotations in the minors.

Depth is the strength of the Legends roster. Brian Ragira, Garin Cecchini, Josh Sale and Jacoby Jones are all good hitters with Casali and Rahmatulla offering a little veteran leadership. Kris Bry…