Fake Teams Monitors the Minor League Links: Week of January 28th

DETROIT - SEPTEMBER 04: Addison Reed #43 of the Chicago White Sox pitches in the fourth inning during the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on September 4, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

With less than 3 weeks until pitchers and catchers report for Spring Training, we are starting to see some of the top 100 prospect lists come out. Be sure to stick with Fake Teams for fantasy coverage of the minor leagues throughout the year, and be sure to check out 2012 positional prospect rankings.

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In the first of his new series of prospect comparisons, Chris Buckley asks Minor League Ball's John Sickels about a pair of top pitching prospects, and it's an excellent read.

Fake Teams' own Craig Goldstein did a pair of prospect comparisons this week, with a pair of top 3B prospects as well as a pair of 3B prospects who are a few years away. Personally, I'd rather have Arenado and

I took a look a some of the top fantasy prospects in the Colorado Rockies system, including Nolan Arenado, Drew Pomeranz, and Trevor Story.

Minor League Ball

There was big news out of Minor League Ball that SBNation has merged Minor League Ball with MLB Bonus Baby, the draft-centric blog of SB Nation.

Matt Garrioch wrote up his top 100 college draft prospects, with Deven Marrero of Arizona State and Kevin Gausman of LSU at the top of the list.

Baseball America released their top 10 prospect lists for both the Texas Rangers, the Oakland Athletics, and the Seattle Mariners.

Baseball Prospectus released their top 11 Nationals prospects. No surprise here, with Bryce Harper and Anthony Rendon both being 5 star prospects.

BP also released their top 11 Blue Jays prospects, and Kevin Goldstein mentioned that he viewed all of the top 20 prospects as at least a 3-star prospect or better on the Up-And-In Podcast.

Kevin Goldstein also wrote about 10 prospects who benefited from their stints in Winter Ball over at ESPN.com (Insider required)

Baseball Instinct released in-depth scouting reports on Taijuan Walker, Anthony Rendon, Addison Reed, Dylan Bundy, and the top first basemen drafted in 2011.

Bullpen Banter began releasing the scouting reports on their top 100 prospects with the reports for players from 100 to 76. You can find them all here.

Fangraphs released their top 15 lists for the Toronto Blue Jays, the San Diego Padres, and the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Prospect Junkies released their top 10 catching prospects.

Baseball Professor released their top 5 fantasy prospects for 2012 for the Cleveland Indians and the Cincinnati Reds

Seedlings to Stars released 4 more team prospect lists, this time around the Colorado Rockies, the Cleveland Indians, the Detroit Tigers, and the Houston Astros,

Seedlings to Stars also takes a look at a pair of prospects, one more well known than the other.

MLB Dirt released their top 16 prospects from the Los Angeles Dodgers system, and the Miami Marlins system.

Project Prospect has released theirs, along with a chat from the creators of the list.

MLB.com also revealed their top 100 prospects, and no surprise here that there were some fairly major differences. Ray shared his thoughts briefly about their top 10, and John Sickels shared his thoughts as well.

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