Fake Teams Monitors the Minor League Links: Week of 2/3/2012

Here's some more minor league links for the week of February 3rd, as we saw a number of sites release more top prospect lists and are very much looking forward to the release of top 100 lists across the internet.

We're also interested in finding out if there are specific topics or players you'd like to see from our minor league coverage. Leave a comment if there is a specific area you'd like to see us cover more in-depth,and we'll see what we can do to fill that need! With that, here's the links for this week.

Fake Teams

Craig Goldstein continued on with his prospect comparison series, looking at second base prospects Jonathan Schoop and Cory Spangenberg.

Craig also took a look at a pair of nearly major league ready catching prospects, Travis d'Arnaud and Devin Mesoraco.

I continued my Minor League Keeper Thoughts series, looking at the Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, and Detroit Tigers.

Minor League Ball

John Sickels briefly reviewed the top 25 pitchers (according to WAR) in the Majors from last year and how he rated them in previous seasons. He also took a look at the top 25 hitters (according to WAR) as well.

John Sickels took a look at how Mike Napoli was viewed as a prospect, and also looked at the top prospects from each system (according to BA) back in 2002. Interesting dynamic to see how random prospecting can be some times.

Matt Garrioch looked at the top 100 high school draft prospects, with Lucas Giolito, a pitcher from California, at the top of his list.

Baseball America

BA finished up their top 10 prospect lists, with the Angels' system.

Baseball Prospectus

Kevin Goldstein gave us his top 11 prospects from the Angels' system, with Mike Trout and Jean Segura at the top of the list. He also released his top 11 for the Giants, who have a lot of 3-star prospects in their system right now.

Fangraphs

Marc Hulet released his top 15 Dodgers prospects, with 6 pitchers at the top of the list.

He also released his top 15 Pirates prospects, and as an owner of Josh Bell in a dynasty league, I was very excited to see him ranked ahead of Jameson Taillon.

Seedlings to Stars

Nathaniel Stoltz released his top prospects at each position from the Dodgers' system, Lots of pitching in the system, although not necessarily a lot of high-end talent. He also released his list from the Angels' system.

Wally Fish released his top prospects at each position from the Royals' system. No big surprises here, and it really speaks to their depth that a prospect like Brett Eibner did not make their top 3 outfielders.

Baseball Instinct

Thomas Belmont went through Baseball Instinct's top first base prospects, based off of their top 360 overall list.

Bart Klett gave us an excellent scouting report on Rangers' pitching prospect Neil Ramirez.

Thomas Chu wrote up a scouting report on low-level 3B prospect Brandon Drury.

Other Sites

Baseball Professor gave us their top minor league prospects from the Detroit Tigers.

Fantasy Baseball Cafe released their top catching prospects for fantasy for 2012.

MLB Dirt released their top 16 Milwaukee Brewers prospects, with top draft picks Taylor Jungmann and Jed Bradley at #1 and #4 respectively.

Top Prospect Alert released their top 150 overall prospect list. Not sure how much I agree with Nick Franklin all the way down at #137, but his power was way down from the previous year.

Project Prospect released their farm system rankings, with the Mariners at the top of the list. The first thought when I saw this list was how the Blue Jays could be down at #15, but they did include a caveat that they weighted more heavily towards Major League ready talent, and the Blue Jays really only have d'Arnaud and Gose close to that goal.

Sports Illustrated talked about a group of prospects who are likely to have a fantasy impact in 2012.

Deep Leagues released an additional 150 players from their top rankings, this time players 101-250.

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