If you didn’t notice, last week there was an announcement for my Top 50 Fantasy Baseball Prospects. Drop a comment or two here regarding it, if there’s questions, omissions and the like. Now onto this week’s Scouting the Unknown.

Kyle Gibson | RHP – SP | Minnesota Twins | DOB: 10-23-87 | 6’6” | 208 lbs | B/T: R/R | 1st rd, pk #22, 2009 (College) | MIN #3 ranked prospected according to Baseball America | MiLB Player Page

He fell in the 2009 draft because of a stress fracture he suffered while pitching at Missouri; Keith Law saw him as a top 10 to 12 pick talent before the injury.

Please, blog, may I have some more?

First, I am proud to announce that there is a new list in the left hand column of Razzball called, Top 50 Fantasy Baseball Prospects. That’s right, I labored intensely for hours on end, poured my heart out, and now it finally begins a new aspect of Razzball.

Please, blog, may I have some more?

Christian Friedrich | LHP – SP | Colorado Rockies | DOB: 7-8-87 | 6’4” | 218 lbs | B/T: R/L | 1st rd pk #25, 2008 from College | COL #2 ranked prospect according to Baseball America (2010) | MiLB Player Page

After thoroughly dominating Class High-A (California League) in 2009, Friedrich has fallen on hard times at Class Double-A (Texas League).

Please, blog, may I have some more?

Mike Montgomery | LHP-SP | Kansas City Royals | DOB: 7-1-89 | 6’5” | 180 lbs | B/T: L/L | 2008 1st rd pk #36 | KC #1 ranked prospect according to Baseball America (2010) | MiLB Player Page

In the Kansas City Royals 2009 Minor League Review that I wrote this past off-season, here is what I mentioned about Montgomery:

His curveball is considered his best pitch, his 89 to 93 mph fastball has more potential to develop velocity and movement, also throws an average changeup and the rare palmball.

Please, blog, may I have some more?

Lonnie Chisenhall | 3B | Cleveland Indians | DOB: 10-4-88 | 6’1” | 200 lbs | B/T: L/R | 1st rd, #29 in 2008 | CLE #2 prospect according to Baseball America (2010) | MiLB Player Page

How many times can “best swing in the minors” be repeated before a prospect catches the eyes of the mainstream media?

Please, blog, may I have some more?

Minor League Players of the Week (ending July 11). Names like Peter Bourjos (LAA), Paul Goldschmidt (ARI)), Kirk Nieuwenhuis (NYM), and Clint Robinson (KC) should start becoming familiar to your lexicon, well at least the first three for sure.  I’m nearly a week late and several [million] dollars short, but, as we all now know, fCliff Lee and Mark Lowe were traded to the Rangers for Justin Smoak, Blake Beavan, Josh Lueke, and Matthew Lawson.

Please, blog, may I have some more?

In the BP-esque All-Star game snubs op-ed’s, I’ve selected three – yes, three and not two like normal – minor league All-Stars who actually deserved that title. I couldn’t sleep at night knowing that I lied to commenter GopherDay when he asked if I would do a write up on Brett Jackson to which I replied, “I’d do a write up of him, but I did a Cubs player recently.

Please, blog, may I have some more?

Travis Wood | LHP-SP | Cincinnati Reds | DOB: 2-6-87 | 6’0” | 165 lbs | B/T: L/L | 2005 2nd rd. from H.S. | CIN #7 ranked prospect according to Baseball America (2010) | MiLB Player Page

After a poor 2008 season caused by an injured shoulder, 2009 turned out to be a coming back party.

Please, blog, may I have some more?

Zach Britton | LHP-SP | Baltimore Orioles | DOB: 12-22-87 | 6’2” | 180 lbs | B/T: L/T | 3rd rd. 2006 from H.S. | BAL #3 ranked prospect according to Baseball America (2010) | MiLB Player Page

Equipped with a sinking fastball that sits between 88 to 92 mph and a four-seam fastball that tops out at 95 mph, Britton is Dave Duncan’s Krispy Kreme doughnut.

Please, blog, may I have some more?

Today’s Scouting the Unknown is targeting a pitcher that is close to the majors. The hitter, well, is more likely to be up in September, if at all this year.

Dan Hudson | RHP-SP | Chicago White Sox | DOB: 3-9-87 | 6′ 4” | 220 lbs | B/T: R/R | Drafted 5th rd.

Please, blog, may I have some more?