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I don’t often interest myself with indie league baseball, but with this whole 50-year-old Roger Clemens comeback ordeal, I just had to watch.  And from what I witnessed, Clemens was good.  He allowed just one baserunner (a hit) over 3.1 IP, striking out two, showing good command of a fastball in the mid-upper-80s.  Please, blog, may I have some more?

Please, blog, may I have some more?

Trayce Thompson | OF, White Sox | Born:  3/15/1991

As usual, roster activity around the minors has increased greatly as the MiLB regular season approaches its final weeks.  A slew of notable prospects are on the move to new clubs at new levels, and I’ve been doing my best to keep y’all informed in my weekly Minor Accomplishments posts.  Please, blog, may I have some more?

Please, blog, may I have some more?

Given how much he was touted during the preseason, you’d think Shelby Miller would’ve already surfaced in St. Louis after injuries to big league starters Chris Carpenter and Jaime Garcia.  But a poor spring training followed by a brutal first half in the Pacific Coast League forced the Cardinals to turn to Lance Lynn and Joe Kelly instead.  Please, blog, may I have some more?

Please, blog, may I have some more?

I was gonna write about Jurickson Profar and his possible call-up here, but Grey ran with that yesterday and my take wasn’t offering different advice.  Add him in keepers if he’s not already owned, but don’t waste much energy on him in re-draft formats as playing time will be spotty and he’s still five-or-so years away from peaking.  Please, blog, may I have some more?

Please, blog, may I have some more?

In the wake of his promotion to Double-A, I figured now would be a good time to discuss this Xander Bogaerts guy who has Red Sox fans all hot and bothered.  Middlebrooks is down, call up BOGAAAHHTS!  To be clear:  I don’t think that’ll come to pass this year, but Red Sox fans have good reason to be excited about this particular prospect.  Please, blog, may I have some more?

Please, blog, may I have some more?

For the past few weeks I’ve been super pumped for Dan Straily‘s arrival — like, Brett Lawrie-on-a-shizzload-of-RedBull pumped.  I first wrote about him here, providing a little background and a brief scouting report.  Then, earlier this week, I rolled out my Top Ten Prospects for the Stretch Run, and Straily topped the list.  Please, blog, may I have some more?

Please, blog, may I have some more?

A few of these guys are up as of recently.  Others aren’t, but should be soon.  And then a few more might not surface this year, but the mere possibility of their being called up warrants a mention.  Please understand that I’m using the term “prospects” loosely here — some of the names that follow graduated their prospect status long ago.  Please, blog, may I have some more?

Please, blog, may I have some more?