Found January 18, 2013 on Fangraphs:
Episode 296 Prospect analyst Mike Newman considers, among other matters, the candidates for entering the season as 2013′s “top prospect” — and what significance that designation has, if any. Also: Mike Zunino‘s status in the wake of catcher John Jaso‘s departure from Seattle. Also-also: teams wit...
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