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  1. Chris Bootcheck is making a comeback as a starter with Scranton. Fringy.

    Comment by samuelraphael — May 8, 2013 @ 12:03 pm

  2. Thanks Carson. I love prospecting, but get tired when attention only focuses on the usual suspects.

    Comment by ralphwiggum41 — May 8, 2013 @ 12:26 pm

  3. So Semien is still playing well, you’re just getting tired of him, correct? I’m just curious as to his performance as a White Sox fan.

    Comment by Eminor3rd — May 8, 2013 @ 12:27 pm

  4. Does Wilmer Flores truly qualify as a “fringe prospect” or is he more of a “post-hype sleeper (PHS)?” Are the two categories mutually exclusive?

    Comment by Eminor3rd — May 8, 2013 @ 12:29 pm

  5. Salazar just got promoted to AAA

    Comment by Meyer Wolfsheim — May 8, 2013 @ 12:31 pm

  6. Probably a little bit of both. Flores can hit, the problem is finding him a place to stand in the field where his glove won’t detract too much from his offense.

    Comment by Preston — May 8, 2013 @ 1:36 pm

  7. Andy Burns in the FSL is having a nice season with a combination of plate discipline, speed and some power. The speed is fringy, the power is fringy, his ability to stay at SS is fringy. One might call him a fringy prospect- unless he’s a sleeper.

    Comment by Gabriel Syme — May 8, 2013 @ 1:53 pm

  8. The other guy in the Jays system is OF Kevin Pillar at AA. Plays way over his tools. Part fringy, part sleeper, 100% scrappy.

    Comment by JayTeam — May 8, 2013 @ 2:49 pm

  9. “As Bill Center of the Union-Tribune notes, the Padres will need a fifth starter later in May. Smith is a candidate for promotion at that point.”

    Or he’ll get called up to start on Saturday. Kind of interesting that he’s getting the call and not someone like Erlin or Stauffer.

    Comment by Drakos — May 8, 2013 @ 8:24 pm

  10. Lookin forward to Burch Smith’s major league debut Saturday.

    Comment by randplaty — May 9, 2013 @ 2:27 am

  11. How about Joe Panik? 16 BBs 12Ks at ss. He ws a pretty high draft pick to be fringe I suppose, but I don’t think he made any top 100s.

    Comment by Wobatus — May 9, 2013 @ 10:27 am

  12. Corban Joseph will never get an inning as a fielder or an at bat in the big leagues under Girardi’s watch due to lack of Veteran Presence and certified GRIT. Girardi and Cashman are obsessed with TEH VETERANZ.

    Comment by Donut3 — May 9, 2013 @ 2:19 pm

  13. Girardi worked Nunez in over the past couple years, didn’t he? Besides, has Cashman been wrong in recent memory? Compare what Ibanez, Hafner, Ichiro, Wells, etc have done with what Jesus Montero has done in the past 13 months, and he was a “can’t-miss” hitting prospect. Cashman has shown that other teams are too eager to ditch older players who still have some ability, in favor of hopes and wishes.

    And the upper minors in the Yankee organization have been pretty weak lately. Joseph is decent but it’s not like they’re keeping Bryce Harper or Mike Trout out of the lineup.

    Comment by Jay29 — May 9, 2013 @ 10:58 pm

  14. A season-long leaderboard? I hope that by the end of the season, this feature has implemented some version of fringe-prospect NERD, as well…

    Comment by rusty — May 13, 2013 @ 4:25 pm

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