Feb 24, 2012; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Wade Miley (bottom) stretches with a piece of gum stuck to his hat as relief pitcher J.J. Putz (top) celebrates his successful prank during spring training at Salt River Fields. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE
Pitchers and catchers reported earlier in the week, and nearly all players have reported to Spring Training. While there are a number of minor leaguers in camps right now, many will likely be sent back down within the next couple weeks. Looking ahead to this week, I will be looking at two more organizations as a part of my Minor League Keeper Thoughts series, and in the next couple of weeks I will also be taking a look at a number of the top 100 prospect lists that have come out recently. With that, here's this week's links from around the minor league world.
Note: I will not be hosting chats on Monday nights going forward, as I have commitments that night. I will be moving my chat to Wednesdays, and Ray will be moving to a night to be determined still, so keep an eye out for that.
Craig Goldstein took a look at the 4th and final round of his dynasty league minor league draft.
Minor League Ball
John Sickels released his first ever top 100 list, and actually ranked 120 prospects overall.
John also released two different prospect smackdowns, one looking at two top outfield prospects and another looking at two long-term third base prospects. He also gave some prospects to follow from the middle rounds of last year's draft, and also reviewed the prospect the Red Sox received for Theo Epstein.
Matt Garrioch gave his notes on college baseball's opening weekend.
MLB Daily Dish
Satchel Price took a look at Keith Law's top 50 prospects, along with some related commentary.
Beyond the Box Score
Dave Gershman has been releasing his top 12 prospect lists by teams with a sabermetric slant over at BTBS, and released his rankings for the Texas Rangers, the Philadelphia Phillies, and the Washington Nationals.
Thomas Belmont took a look at the top RHP prospects according to their top 360 list.
George Utter gives us an in-depth look at what Jed Bradley could turn out to be.
Seedlings to Stars
Fantasy Baseball Cafe takes a look at the top rookies and prospects at the 3B position for 2012.