Perhaps Bryan LaHair isn’t quite the slob I thought he was. Through 110 PA, LaHair is batting .359/.455/.717 with eight homers and it no longer looks as if he’ll be simply stepping aside to make room for top prospect Anthony Rizzo. If Rizzo is to arrive this season, the Cubs are going to have to find a way to build a lineup that accommodates both players. LaHair made 14 appearances at OF last year, one so far this year, and slotting him permanently at a corner OF post would appear to be the move. With other players (Soriano) complicating the matter, though, it might take another trade from the Cubbies to make space available. Meanwhile, Rizzo’s OPS at Triple-A Iowa sits at 1.077 and with every game that passes, it becomes clearer that he’s too advanced for minor league ball.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Matt Barnes | RHP, Red Sox | Born: 6/17/1990
As I’m writing this, Matt Barnes is on the bump for Low-A Greenville versus Delmarva, the Orioles South Atlantic League affiliate. Delmarva is starting Dylan Bundy. It’s a matchup of 2011 first-rounders and one could not handpick a better pitchers duel from SAL rosters. Now, Bundy is the more highly touted prospect of the two, and I’m not disputing that. But while Bundy already registers on fantasy radars, it’s about time we note Matt Barnes.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Florida Marlins 2011 Minor League Review
Overall farm rankings via Baseball America (2011)
2011 (29) | 2010 (8) | 2009 (2) | 2008 (14) | 2007 (15) | 2006 (3) | 2005 (14) | 2004 (14)
Record of Major and Minor League Teams
MLB: [72-90] NL East
AAA: [69-74] Pacific Coast League – New Orleans
AA: [70-70] Southern League – Jacksonville
A+: [60-80] Florida State League – Jupiter
A: [79-60] South Atlantic League – Greensboro
A(ss): [35-40] New York – Pennsylvania – Jamestown
R: [38-16] Gulf Coast League
The Run Down
The graduation of Mike Stanton, Logan Morrison and Gaby Sanchez in 2010, left their farm system dry.