Daily Futures: Chapman's struggles
Aroldis looks shaky one day after Strasburg did -- but concerns are different
- Getty ImagesRemember Joe Borchard? He's still around in the San Francisco organization.
It's now the Mike Stanton ruleMike Stanton, OF, Florida Marlins (Double-A Jacksonville)
Monday's stats: 2-for-4, HR (13), R, 3 RBIs, K
Last year we had the Josh Vitters rule: If a minor league player keeps hitting home runs, he'll keep showing up in this space daily. Vitters has just three bombs in the Florida State League, so we're renaming the rule for Stanton, who smacked No. 13 on Monday afternoon. That makes 10 in his past 10 games, with 52 total bases and 22 RBIs. There is not a better offensive prospect in the minor leagues.
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KEITH LAW'S TOP 25 PROSPECTS
The rankings are limited to players who still have rookie eligibility; that means they have yet to exceed 130 at-bats or 50 innings pitched in the majors and have not yet spent 45 days on the active roster of a major league club, excluding call-ups during the roster expansion period after Sept. 1.
Click on a player's name to go to his individual scouting report (from January, click above for updates):
NO. PLAYER 1 Stephen Strasburg, RHP, WAS 2 Carlos Santana, C, CLE 3 Buster Posey, C, SFO 4 Mike Stanton, OF, FLA 5 Desmond Jennings, OF, TAM 6 Martin Perez, LHP, TEX 7 Domonic Brown, RF, PHI 8 Dustin Ackley, CF, SEA 9 Jesus Montero, C, NYY 10 Aroldis Chapman, LHP, CIN 11 Jeremy Hellickson, RHP, TAM 12 Casey Kelly, RHP, BOS 13 Aaron Hicks, RHP, MIN 14 Mike Trout, OF, LAA 15 Brett Wallace, 1B, TOR 16 Logan Morrison, 1B, FLA 17 Zach Britton, LHP, BAL 18 Tyler Matzek, LHP, COL 19 Michael Taylor, OF, OAK 20 Kyle Gibson, RHP, MIN 21 Shelly Miller, RHP, STL 22 Josh Vitters, 3B, CHC 23 Eric Hosmer, 1B, KC 24 Lars Anderson,1B, BOS 25 Mike Moustakas, 3B, KC
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