Youngsters and Oldsters From the Baseball Minor Leagues

Posted: 10th May 2010 by Tom Dubberke in MLB
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What with Jason Heyward’s, Wilson Ramos’ and Starlin Castro’s hot starts (to name only a few), there is perhaps even more hype than usual about the next top minor league prospects to get the call up.  One player I’ve been hearing a lot about is the Florida Marlins’ Mike Stanton. About the only bad thing I’ve heard about Stanton is that a clear majority of major league executives think Jason Heyward has more long-term up-side than Stanton, and that’s mainly because execs are blown away by the Jay Hey Kid.  Like Heyward, Stanton is big-bodied 20-year-old centerfielder with loads of talent. I saw a post on that quoted Marlins’ owner Jeffrey Loria as saying the team doesn’t want to call Stanton up until they&rsq ...

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