The June swoon starts in earnest this week with more amateur drafts of years past, a birthday of a current ballplayer, and some Marvin Benard heroics! Well, sort of. All in a week's work at TWIGH, MLB Draft Edition.
AA has long been where offensive prospects go to bust, but a certain top prospect said 'Nuts' to that, and homered in his first at bat at the new level. Meanwhile, the San Jose Giants take the Visalia Nuts to extras, and they pinch-ran a CATCHER in extras? Are they nuts? And the Dodgers think they have a Better-Than-Matt-Cain pitcher in Chad Billingsley, but one Fresno Grizzly isn't impressed and nutted a ball that was last seen Leaving Las Vegas. It's Just Another (Opening!) Day in the Minors!
Todd Linden's off to a hot start, but Matt Anderson's first appearance didn't help his chances of making the roster. Take a look at how the position battles are shaping up after the first three games of the Spring.
The San Francisco Giants' farm system continued to improve in 2002, as the rehabilitation of the farm system began to reach its end game.