Hot Takes From the Farm: Week Eight

We’re now well and truly into the heart of the MiLB season. The Dominican League began play this weekend, the Draft is today which means the other short season teams will begin play in about two weeks. The Florida State League All Star Game is in 10 days and the Midwest League game immediately thereafter. Most of all, the time for small-sample-size mirages is past and we’re beginning to get a clearer focus on which prospects have taken a step up, or sometimes a step back, in their pursuit of a major league career. It’s true that I mention some names on a regular basis, and as long as they keep earning it I’ll be obliged to continue, but also by now we’re seeing some emergence from players that may not have been considered really exciting back in March.  Starting at the top, this time.
We may not have said enough about the effect of using the major league ball at AAA this year. It really makes it difficult for a casual observer to compare this year’s results to previous seasons and process how much the different balls are a factor, both for hitters …

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Author: Tammy Rainey / Blue Jays Nation

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