One of my favorite things to read during the baseball season is Baseball America’s weekly Prospect Hot Sheet. It’s published every Friday (here’s yesterday’s) and there’s an accompanying mid-day online chat with one of BA’s writers. You might have to be a subscriber to participate in the chat, I’m really not sure, but it’s fun to read through later.
The Hot Sheet isn’t a weekly reranking of the best prospects in baseball, as the introduction points out. It’s just a ranking of which guys had the best week in the minors, with the selection skewed heavily towards guys who are actual prospects. You won’t see many guys in their late 20’s, except maybe in the “Man Among Boys” category.
Yesterday’s Hot Sheet was the fourth of the year. The first two contained Mariners prospects, the last two haven’t. Going by memory, Danny Hultzen, Taijuan Walker and Brad Miller have all made appearances, and I think Nick Franklin might have snuck into the “Team Photo”.
There’s nothing too revelatory in this post. I just wanted to pass along the link. The Hot Sheet and chat is a good way to get to know prospects throughout baseball and keep up on who’s having a good year.
Talking quickly about the Mariners minors, all the talk has been about Double-A Jackson, which BA called the most talented team in the minors. Continue reading