Where this year’s Top 101 prospects are starting the 2011 season.
It’s Minor League opening day, so we celebrate by talking prospects. First we go through the mailbag, of course, but then Jason and I talk about debuts and breakouts to watch, while I wrap up my weekend in Kansas City for the Royals Futures Game. Our special guest is just that, as Oakland Athletics farm director Keith Lieppman joins us to talk about the ins and outs of the job, including choosing assignments, developing pitchers and dealing with grease fires. Then it’s the goofy stuff including a pair of must-watch documentaries available on Netflix instant streaming. As always, we hope you enjoy.
The tater trots for April 6: Chris Young (doesn’t really) hits an inside-the-parker, more madness in Chicago, and BJ Upton responds.
Will a recent change in closers have any impact on the Angels, or is the order of late-inning outings immaterial?
Cold starts for the Rays and Red Sox means frustration for fans, but it shouldn’t mean panic.
The Mets’ outfield swap of Carlos Beltran and Angel Pagan represents creative roster reshuffling, but such positional swaps are nothing new.
The season is just a week young, but the Rangers are already setting themselves apart from the pack.
The first week of the season has brought some clarity to closer situations in Minnesota, Washington, Oakland, and Tampa Bay.
While people dream of the major-league venues they hope to visit, prospect gurus look for the cities laden with top prospects.
Introducing the $50,000 men who made early-season rosters, and deducing which of them might stick.
A Red Sox prospect stays connected with the world.