Baseball America's "Prospect Hot Sheet" is out, and there is a change at the top. AZ OF Justin Upton rode a 5 HR week to the top spot. The Giants' Tim Lincecum didn't do anything to lose that spot, but what is the difference between #1 and #2?
A couple of interesting players made the list. The first is Blue jays' top prospect Travis Snyder. He is hitting 392/.407/.649 in 74 ABs (and was 3-4 in last night's game at the time of this writing). He is in Low A, but a 2007 finish in AA is not out of the question if he continues to dominate.
The second is Devil Rays RHP Andy Sonnastine who is dominating AAA to the tune of 37Ks in 30 IP with a 2.70 ERA and 0.90 WHIP. Could the Devil Rays possibly have starting pitching without dealing their surplus of OF? Wouldn't the laws of economics push their OFers trade value even lower if the Rays had no team needs left to address?
While the Diamondbacks corners didn't make the list, there was still a tie to the off-season RJ/AZ trade. Yankees AAA RHP Steven Jackson was acquired in that deal and is stinking-up the joint with 7.27 ERA and 2.13 WHIP in 17.1 IP and five HRs allowed.