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Old 02-02-2020, 02:42 PM
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Both Troutwine and Perez are aging out quickly. Both are 23 and are at A and A+ respectively and both posted OPS under .700 at their respective levels last year. When you are posting an OPS of .686 in A Ball at the age of 23 and will soon be 24 you really aren't a prospect anymore.
You're probably right about Troutwine. He is older than Perez and has only 317 minor league at-bats to date. But if you're a solid defensive catcher and aren't completely lost with the bat, you're always a prospect.

Perez will be 23 for the entire 2020 season, and is likely to spend most of it at Birmingham. He didn't have a great year with the bat, but he improved his BB/K ratio from 4/31 to 24/26.

I would be surprised if anyone is writing off Perez. I read the article as being more excited about the kids they ranked #4 and #5.
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Old 02-10-2020, 09:24 AM
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Baseball America says keep an eye on Benyamin Bailey https://twitter.com/baseballamerica/...390348800?s=21

Rated 9th in the DSL league. 6'4" and 215 lbs at the age of 18. Tons of raw power, good speed, but apparently he already has a great batting eye; he has a 21% walk rate

It's way too early for anyone to call him a stud but he's already showing flashes. I like that plate discipline.
FutureSox has a new write up on Benyamin Bailey:
http://futuresox.com/index.php/2020/...-the-benyamin/
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Old 02-10-2020, 11:18 PM
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FutureSox has a new write up on Benyamin Bailey:
http://futuresox.com/index.php/2020/...-the-benyamin/
They also released their “ Just Missed” article in advance of their top 30 list coming Wednesday.

http://futuresox.com/index.php/2020/...n-2020-top-30/
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Old 02-12-2020, 02:39 PM
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They also released their “ Just Missed” article in advance of their top 30 list coming Wednesday.

http://futuresox.com/index.php/2020/...n-2020-top-30/
Some interesting names (a few teenagers) on the just-missed list. Too bad Alec Hansen has fallen off so far after being a Top 100 prospect a couple of years ago. Future Sox has their Top 30 list out today:
http://futuresox.com/2020/02/11/top-...reseason-2020/
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Old 02-13-2020, 12:05 PM
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Good write up about Jonathan Stiever on South Side Hit Pen:
https://southsidehitpen.com/2020/02/...ard-greatness/
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Old 02-13-2020, 02:50 PM
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Some interesting names (a few teenagers) on the just-missed list. Too bad Alec Hansen has fallen off so far after being a Top 100 prospect a couple of years ago. Future Sox has their Top 30 list out today:
http://futuresox.com/2020/02/11/top-...reseason-2020/
Just such a lack of insight into so many players. For example, you shouldn’t bother putting a pitcher in without telling us about his stuff and repertoire.
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Old 02-13-2020, 08:28 PM
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Just such a lack of insight into so many players. For example, you shouldn’t bother putting a pitcher in without telling us about his stuff and repertoire.
It looks like FutureSox has more details about the top 30 picks from 2 of their writers behind a pay wall. I'm not a subscriber, so I can't comment on whether the content is worth $2/month.
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Old 02-14-2020, 09:30 AM
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Good write up about Jonathan Stiever on South Side Hit Pen:
https://southsidehitpen.com/2020/02/...ard-greatness/
Nice. I'm excited about Stiever.
Zaleski is doing work too.
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I know spring training brings out the "reporting to spring training in the best shape of their life" stories (usually for aging veteran players), but here's a write-up from South Side Hit Pen about Madrigal and Rutherford doing strength training and adding muscle during the offseason:
https://southsidehitpen.com/2020/02/...okies-impress/
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