There are a lot of minor league players to follow. Because of this, fantasy players need to gather information from many different sources to get a good idea of which players one should be keeping an eye on. I have my favorites, and I have those that are not-so favorites.
What I enjoy reading is minor league information from sources not generally associated with prospect analysis i.e mainstream magazines like ESPN, Sports Illustrated and The Sporting News. Because these sources are not focused on the hottest prospects, they tend to offer players that the mainstream prospecting sources ignore because of the lack of a favored statistic or less than glowing scouting assessments.
Here is a listing of the prospects identified by the individual writers for each major league team in last week's issue of The Sporting News in their still-favorite section "Hot Prospect". Some of them will be very familiar and some will be very obscure. All are worth noting.
|SEA||OF||Wladimir Balentien 12HR 324/386/560|
|BAL||RP||James Hoey 13.5K/9|
|DET||SP||Eulogio De La Cruz 2.14 GB/FB 8.1K/9|
|TEX||SS||German Duran11 HR 297/359/558|
|LA||C||Lucas May 10HR 254/329/473|
|WAS||OF||Mike Daniel 6HR 294/378/491|
|STL||RP||Chris Perez 15.6K/9|
|FLA||SP||Rick Vanden Hurk|
|PIT||SP||John Van Benschoten|
|COL||SP||Greg Reynolds 1.94 GB/FB 6.8K/9|