Knock on wood, I certainly hope so. This piece isn’t about sending a tribute to the area, rather it is a discussion of the composition of the minor leagues and those who reach the major leagues.
While this article became a study of a the California League’s population, the concept began when I was thinking about Jake Lamb‘s prospect status. Lamb signed with the Diamondbacks...
Mesa 3 v Salt River 7
Albert Almora: 1-4, BB, 2 E
Albert Almora singles on a ground ball to center fielder James Ramsey.
Albert Almora grounds out sharply, third baseman Jake Lamb to first baseman Kyle Parker.
Albert Almora walks.
Albert Almora flies out to center fielder James Ramsey. Max Muncy to 3rd.
Albert Almora lines out to left fielder Mike Freeman.
Kris Bryant: 1-5, R,...
Salt River 3 v Mesa 2
Kris Bryant: 1-3, HR, R, 2 RBI, BB, SO
Kris Bryant grounds out, third baseman Jake Lamb to first baseman Kyle Parker.
Kris Bryant walks.
Kris Bryant strikes out swinging.
Kris Bryant homers (5) on a fly ball to right center field. David Freitas scores. (OPPOSITE FIELD)
Jorge Soler: 1-3, BB
Jorge Soler flies out to right fielder Stephen Piscotty.
There is always a bit of a lull between the end of the minor league playoffs in September and the start of the annual top prospects lists in early November. Because of that gap, I’m breathing new life into an old feature that I wrote for the site in FanGraphs’ infancy back in 2008 and 2009.
The series ‘A Minor Review of 2013′ will look back on some of the major happenings...
Mesa 8 v Salt River 1
Only Almora and Armando Rivero played.
Albert Almora: 2-5, 2 R, 3B, 3 RBI
Albert Almora grounds out, third baseman Jake Lamb to first baseman Andy Burns.
Albert Almora flies out to left fielder Todd Glaesmann.
Albert Almora singles on a ground ball to third baseman Jake Lamb.
Albert Almora grounds into a double play, shortstop Cristhian Adames to second...
Earlier this month we rolled out the FanGraphs Top 100 Prospects list. Today, we’re looking at 15 sleeper prospects — one for each National League club — who could break out in 2013 and find their way into the 2014 Top 100 Prospects list. The players — who possess a wide range of potential ceilings — were chosen after speaking with scouts and talent evaluators from within...