Mar
30

Complete minor league assignments

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Chad Jennings is back at it with the complete rosters. These aren’t official, but they’re darn close to it. Double-A Trenton will be the team to watch this year, but Low-A Charleston’s rotation is loaded with some serious potential. Can’t wait for the games to begin.

Categories : Asides, Minors

12 Comments»

  1. Manimal says:

    Most of them are just trade bait. We wont need a SS or 3B for a while. Although, I do see major potential in pitching, catching, and brett-phatlip-gardner.

  2. Ben K. says:

    Charleston certainly wins the potential award. That’s for sure.

  3. Jamal G. says:

    Is Kevin DeLeon really not ready for full-season ball? Where is he expected to end up this 2008 season?

    I like how people keep talking about Mark Melancon steaming his way through the minors this year and becoming a late inning guy when JB ox is primed to do just that as he will head to AAA once the weather heats up. As for Melancon, he and his 6 1/3 innings of pro ball need some work before we can talk about a Joba/Ian-esque rise to the Bronx.

    • Mike A. says:

      No on DeLeon, he’ll start in Extended Spring. The Yanks send only their very best Latin American prospects to the US for Extended Spring the year after signing, the rest usually get a year or two in the Dominican Summer League. Cano, Tabata, Montero all made the jump to Ext. ST in their first full year, it’s an exclusive group.

    • Eric Schultz says:

      DeLeon should be in the GCL, and appears to be on the fast track like Jesus Montero was.

  4. AndrewYF says:

    Do the first official minor league games start tomorrow?

    • Mike A. says:

      Minor league season starts on Thursday. Usually they wait until each team has played a full series at the big league level before starting the MiL season.

  5. Mike R. says:

    I’m calling Hilligoss my breakout candidate of the year. I think he could show a big improvement this season and vault up the top 30 lists.

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