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April 14, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Minor Notes: Season still in limbo; changes to MLB Draft

Here are this week's minor league notes:

  • With the baseball season still suspended due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, the SoxProspects scouting team has taken the chance to reflect on the Red Sox farm system in our State of the System series. So far our staff has completely covered the pitching side of things, with deep dives on arms in the low-minors, mid-minors, and high-minors. We will continue to update this series regularly as we analyze the system position by position, starting with the catchers. 
  • In addition to our State of the System series, the scouting team has been hard at work updating our site's scouting reports. Three batches of scouting report updates have been released so far featuring Jhonny Pereda, Brock Bell, and Wil Dalton among other prospects from all levels of the system. 
  • In addition to the financial strains of a suspended season, coronavirus has impacted many players on the field as well. For the thirty-year old Jantzen Witte, who spoke to Rob Bradford of WEEI, this season may be his last chance to break into the majors after a seven-year major league career. Now with his future in the balance Witte finds himself in a difficult position both on and off the field due to the suspended season. 
  • Writing for MiLB.com, Sam Dykstra has taken the opportunity to appraise the best players across the minor leagues by putting together a tool-shed "dream team for each age group. Thus far he has made his way through the teenagers, twenty-year olds, and twenty-one year olds. Representing the Red Sox thus far on the lists are Triston Casas (playing first base for the twenty-year olds) and Jeter Downs (second baseman for the twenty-one year olds).