It’s the final Sunday of a brutally slow and long January.
If you’re into helping publishers get their pageviews, then you probably noticed Top 100 posts from Baseball America, Keith Law, and MLB.com. That these came during the week between the NFL’s Conference Championships and the Super Bowl is just a coincidence*
* Narrator: It was not a coincidence
TL;DR – Victor Robles and Juan Soto made all three lists, Carter Kieboom was #90 on the MLB.com list. Robles was ranked anywhere from #4 to #6, Soto was #29 (MLB), #42 (Law), and #56 (BA).
The BA 2018 Prospect Handbook is probably going to come in the mail this week, which will give us some discussion fodder (maybe) and enable me to finish up the 2018 Watchlist (probably). MLB.com claims it will update its Top 30 Lists in February. Whether that’s Feb 1, remains to be seen.
Finally, MASN has announced another bloc of (woo-hoo!) Orioles-free Spring Training games for 2018:
|Sun., Feb. 25 vs. Braves, 1 p.m.||Tue., March 6 vs. Astros, 1 p.m.||Sun., March 11 vs. Cardinals, 1 p.m.||Tue., March 13 vs. Mets, 7 p.m.|
|Fri., March 16 vs. Cardinals, 1 p.m.||Wed., March 21 vs. Astros, 1 p.m.||Fri., March 23 vs. Astros, 6 p.m.|