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May 10, 2012 3:00 am

What Scouts Are Saying: Mixed Reviews

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Adam Sobsey, Bradley Ankrom and Kevin Goldstein

Scout quotes about three players who should be on the fast track to promotion and two who might have more to figure out.

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April 30, 2012 8:14 am

Future Shock: Monday Morning Ten Pack

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Kevin Goldstein

OMG, you've never heard of Hanser Alberto? You totally should.

Hanser Alberto, SS/3B, Rangers (Low-A Hickory)
When I visited the Rangers minor league camp this spring, they were playing a pair of games with their Low- and High-A squads about 20 feet from each other. With one of the best systems in baseball, including a plethora of expensive draft picks and big ticket international signings, it was an impressive display of expensive talent, but it was Alberto who stole the show, as he just barreled everything. I hadn't even heard of him, but I got a quick primer from Jason Parks, who thinks he can hit, and that seems to be the universal opinion. That's with good reason as after eight hits over the weekend, including four on Sunday, the 19-year-old Dominican is now hitting .369/.396/.476 while seeing time at both left-side infield positions. It's always fun to see the big name players, but it's equally good to find new names as well.


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Why Cubs fans need to exercise a bit of caution with Anthony Rizzo, and notes on 35 more prospects.

Anthony Rizzo, 1B, Cubs (Triple-A Iowa): 2-for-3, 2 HR (7), 2 R, 3 RBI, BB.

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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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