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March 24, 2014

Minor League Update

Spring Training Games of March 21-23

by Jeff Moore


This is it, don’t get scared now.

It’s the final weekend before the regular season. Sure, the Diamondbacks and Dodgers took their adventure down under, but we all know the real regular season starts this Sunday and that the real Opening Day is one week from today. There may not be too many prospects left in camps, but the ones that are left are there for a reason.

Friday, March 21st

  • Gus Schlosser, RHP, Braves: 4 IP, H, R, 3 K. Schlosser isn’t going to wow too many guys, but he’s an incredibly handy guy to have in your organization. Once thought to be destined for a relief role thanks to his side-arm delivery, Schlosser has fared well enough against left-handers in the minors to continue to start. He’ll never be much more than a fourth or fifth starter at the major-league level, but for a team like the Braves, who are currently triaging their way through a starting rotation, having someone who can come in and give them some decent innings is a valuable asset.
  • Jake Marisnick, OF, Marlins: 3-3, 2 R, 2B. The Marlins still have four outfielders under the age of 25 for three spots, so something has to be done, and no matter how well Marisnick hits this spring, he’s still the least prepared of the quartet to face major-league pitching.
  • Aaron Sanchez, RHP, Blue Jays: 5 1/3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 2 K. Sanchez has been impressive this spring, doing a better job of repeating his delivery. The stuff has always been there, with the consistency bein

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