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Fake Teams Monitors the Minor League Links: Week of 2/11/2012

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It will be here soon.... so soon...
It will be here soon.... so soon...

As we take a look back at some of the key prospect lists, top 10s, and other minor league analysis from the week, here's this week's minor league links. Some key dates for the minor leagues this year:

April 6th - Full-season (AAA, AA, High-A, Low-A) leagues start their season
June 4th-6th - The Amateur Draft
June 15th-18th - Short-season leagues start their season
July 8th - Futures Game

We're also anticipating the top 101 from Kevin Goldstein in the coming week, as well as impact prospects for 2012 from Keith Law over at Be sure to stay with Fake Teams as we continue to expand our minor league coverage, as well as our major league positional rankings sometime next week.

Fake Teams

I continued on with my Minor League Keeper Thoughts series, looking at a trio of AL West teams: The Texas Rangers, the Oakland Athletics, and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

I also opened a brief discussion on Keith Law's top 100 prospect list, along with some of my thoughts for fantasy owners. Law also released his top 10 prospects per team, as well as a sleeper prospect per organization as well. (Insider for both links)

Bret Sayre released the first half of his top 100 dynasty prospects list. The second half will be out next week.

Craig Goldstein took a brief look at how the first round of his dynasty league minor league draft went. He also took a look at the top 100 prospect list from, along with some of his thoughts on some of the rankings.

Markus Potter gave us some insights from a chat held by Kevin Goldstein earlier in the week.

Minor League Ball

John Sickels took a look back at the elite prospects he ranked: Pitching Prospects from 2007, Pitching Prospects from 2003-2006, as well as the elite hitting prospects from 2003-2006.

Matt Garrioch gave in-depth reviews of his top 5 high school draft prospects, as well as his top 5 college draft prospects.

Baseball Prospectus

Kevin Goldstein released more top 11 lists, including the St. Louis Cardinals, and the Atlanta Braves. Kevin will be releasing his top 101 prospects list on Monday, and I'm really looking forward to seeing how he has a few prospects rated.

Baseball Instinct

Thomas Belmont breaks down Baseball Instinct's top prospects by position, finishing up the shortstop, second base, and catcher rankings.

George Utter takes a look at a rising prospect in the Yankees' system, Dante Bichette Jr. He also took a look at the newest international signing by the Cubs, Cuban LHP Gerardo Concepcion.

Bart Klett took an in-depth look at one of the top hitting prospects in the Mariners' system, Vinnie Catricala.


Marc Hulet of Fangraphs released his top 15 prospects list for the Mariners' system, and the Braves' system.

Seedlings to Stars

The guys over at Seedings to Stars continued to look at the top prospect for each team at each position, completing the New York Mets, the Minnesota Twins, the Milwaukee Brewers, the Miami Marlins,

Wally Fish looks briefly at how the top 100 lists compare for some of the major groups, with breakdowns by division. This week he looked at the NL East, NL West, and the AL West.

Nathaniel Stoltz looks at two prospects in the White Sox system that could jump in rankings by the end of the season.

Other Sites

USA Today released Masterball's top 10 fantasy baseball prospects list, and it's not like any other list you've seen before.

KFFL released their top fantasy impact third base prospects for the 2012 season.

Prospect Junkies gives their top 10 list of second base prospects.

Fantasy Baseball 365 released their top fantasy prospects from the Mariners' system, both long-term and for the 2012 season. They also take a look at the top prospects from the Marlins' system.