Minor leaguers have been in camp for 2+ days and there is no information on the happenings of our minor leaguers:
How are practices going?
Who looks in shape or out of shape?
What interesting drills are guys going through?
What guys are practicing new positions and how do they look?
Are they with teams or soley position groups at this point of camp?
When do games start? Are there schedules available to post?
I'm Talking Practice Fellas - Practice.
Buxton #1 (Top 30 CF in Minors)
Josmil Pinto#11 (Top 25 C in Minors)
Meyer#19 - Stewart#21 - Berrrios#45 - May#59 - (Top 65 RHP in Minors)
Lewis Thorpe#11 (Top 30 LHP in Minors)
Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America
2013 (10) | 2012 (19) | 2011 (13) | 2010 (6) | 2009 (22)
2013 Affiliate Records
MLB: [66-96] AL Central
AAA: [77-67] International League – Rochester
AA: [66-76] Eastern League — New Britain
A+: [79-56] Florida State League – Fort Myers
A: [88-50] Midwest League – Cedar Rapids
Oswaldo Arcia (OF);
Max Kepler is listed 14th amongst minor league first basemen. He is ahead of some promising names. Is anyone else surprised by this? 1st Base? Is this a sign moving forward?
The previous article on clutching hitting and pitching is a great analysis on the subject. My question is this: Is Clutchness a State of Mind or does it have to be developed throughout your minor league development?