SEATTLE - AUGUST 17: Danny Hultzen, the Seattle Mariners' No. 1 draft choice, gets acquainted with his new ballpark after the team announced the signing of him and Brad Miller prior to the game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Safeco Field on August 17, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
Hope everyone got their fill of turkey, football, shopping, and whatever else your Thursday may have held for you. Here's some mid-afternoon reading on the minor leagues and some top prospect lists.
- Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus released three more top 11 lists, with Wil Myers topping the list for the Royals, Dylan Bundy atop the list of the Orioles, and Brett Jackson at #1 for the Cubs.
- Baseball America released three more lists: The Brewers (link), the Pirates (link), and the Cardinals (link). No major surprises here, with Gerrit Cole and Shelby Miller topping their respective lists.
- Fangraphs released their top 15 for the Orioles, and they also had Bundy above Manny Machado in their rankings.
- Seedlings to Stars continued on with their list, with scouting reports on Danny Hultzen (link), James Paxton (link), and Nestor Molina (link).
- John Sickels over at Minor League Ball released his top 20 list for the Astros.
- Bullpen Banter released another pair of lists, this time the Reds (link), and the Dodgers (link).
- MILB.COM had a Q&A with one of the Diamondbacks top prospects, Tyler Skaggs
- MLB Prospect Portal posted some videos of Bubba Starling (link), Matt Purke (link), Billy Hamilton (link), and Jedd Gyorko (link)