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April 19, 2012 12:57 pm

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 18

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Kevin Goldstein

How D.J. Mitchell might be the first Yankee pitcher to get called up this year and notes on 28 more prospects.

D.J. Mitchell, RHP, Yankees (Triple-A Empire State): 8 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K.

Mitchell is not the best prospect on the Yankees Triple-A staff, but don't be surprised if he's the first to the majors. Scouts think he could be effective as either a back-end starter or middle reliever, as while he's on the small side, he's ultra-athletic and features a fastball that has slightly above-average velocity and plenty of movement. He's not going to be a star, but he should have big league value, even on a championship-level roster.

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Smart drafting has helped Toronto to cultivate one of the best systems in the game.

Previous Rankings: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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January 19, 2011 12:15 pm

Future Shock: Toronto Blue Jays Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

Trades and multiple high picks have helped the Jays transform a barren system into a blooming one.

Previous Rankings: 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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BP's in-house guru takes his shot at projecting how team's top picks go next week.

1. Washington Nationals: This is now a no-brainer. Over the course of the spring, we've slowly gone from "Will they take Harper?" to "Will they sign Haper?" to "How much will they pay Harper?" He's going No. 1, and you could even end up seeing a creative deal that, on paper, gets him more than Stephen Strasburg received.

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