Prospect Link Wrap: Twins have strong system but lose one to suspension

The first installment of a weekly feature wrapping up the previous week's prospect stories worth reading. ($) = subscription required.


Prospect Lists

Baseball Prospectus' Minnesota Twins top 10 - Baxley, Ga.'s Byron Buxton, the No. 1 prospect in baseball, comes in at No. 1 in a Twins system that is perhaps the strongest in the game. ($)


Baseball Prospectus' Kansas City Royals top 10 - Another strong system headlined by Yordano Ventura's quick arm and Raul Mondesi's outstanding defense. ($)


Baseball America's St. Louis Cardinals top 10 - One of the best teams in baseball has one of the best farm systems as well. Oscar Tavares lost his No. 1 overall prospect spot to Buxton and an ankle injury, but he's not going anywhere.


Bullpen Banter's Texas Rangers top 10 - Super catcher Jorge Alfaro leads the group, while Roughned Odor is second. These two could flip back and forth on offseason lists.'s Milwaukee Brewers All-Stars - Minor League Baseball's top minor league player at each position for the Brewers.'s New York Mets All-Stars - Same list for the Mets.


Amateur prospects

Perfect Game's top 250 draft prospects for 2014 - N.C. State's Carlos Rodon is 1, East Carolina's Jeff Hoffman is 2. Even if you don't have a subscription, the article before the list is packed with information. ($)



San Francisco Giants catching prospect Andrew Susac - Susac has emerged as a quality minor league catcher and projects as a major league regular.


Final Arizona Fall League stats - FanGraphs gives Giants prospect and former Augusta GreenJacket Kyle Crick recognition as top pitcher.


Top 2013 minor league basestealers - A list of the best minor league basestealers in 2013 determined by weighted stolen base runs.


D.J. Peterson and the wisdom of first-round first basemen - A look at how first-base profiles fared after being drafted in the first round.


Addison Russell - A feature article on Oakland Athletics shortstop prospect Addison Russell.


Debating Meyer/Stewart - A debate regarding Twins prospects Alex Meyer and Kohl Stewart. ($)


Marcus Stroman's mechanics - An in-depth look at Toronto Blue Jays prospect Marcus Stroman's pitching mechanics.


Robert Stephenson's mechanics - A similar look at the pitching mechanics of Cincinnati Reds prospect Robert Stephenson. ($)


Prospect News

Twins prospect Eddie Rosario suspended - One of the Twins' top prospects has been suspended for violating the minor league drug policy.


Erisbel Arruebarruena defects - The Cuban infielder has been compared to Jose Iglesias on defense.


Quad Cities rebranding - The Quad Cities River Bandits unveiled new logos.


Vermont rebranding - The Vermont Lake Monsters did the same.

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