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October 18, 2013

Raising Aces

Bush League: Previewing the Winter's Pitching Prospect Breakdowns

by Doug Thorburn


The advent of MLB.tv has revolutionized the baseball experience, granting access to the nearly 2500 games that take place each season in the majors and opening many avenues of analysis. But the extensive footage available via MLB's younger brother, MiLB.tv, is often overlooked. Though the video quality may be lacking, the minor-league product offers valuable glimpses of the game's elite prospects.

One of the perks of watching MiLB.tv footage is the chance to witness a lighter side of the game in venues where the fan experience often takes priority over on-field achievement, a trait that is necessary in an environment where the best athletes are likely to move on at a moment's notice. One of my favorite adaptations in a minor-league park is the Batdog, a golden retriever who is responsible for clearing the lumber for the Trenton Thunder, the Double-A affiliate of the Yankees.

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