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The 2020 Willie McCovey Memorial Community Prospect List #35

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Who’s next?

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Tyler Fitzgerald has hit the list, winning with an overwhelming 32% of the vote.

So here’s our new list:

  1. Joey Bart
  2. Marco Luciano
  3. Heliot Ramos
  4. Hunter Bishop
  5. Logan Webb
  6. Alexander Canario
  7. Seth Corry
  8. Mauricio Dubon
  9. Luis Matos
  10. Sean Hjelle
  11. Will Wilson
  12. Jaylin Davis
  13. Luis Toribio
  14. Jairo Pomares
  15. Gregory Santos
  16. Melvin Adon
  17. Tristan Beck
  18. Kai-Wei Teng
  19. Conner Menez
  20. Jake Wong + Logan Wyatt
  21. (see above)
  22. Sandro Fabian
  23. Ricardo Genoves
  24. Trevor McDonald
  25. Blake Rivera
  26. Camilo Doval
  27. Grant McCray
  28. Tyler Rogers
  29. Chris Shaw
  30. Prelander Berroa
  31. Dany Jimenez
  32. Franklin Labour
  33. Garrett Frechette
  34. Tyler Fitzgerald

So, where will you go now? Matt Frisbee (17%) and Rayner Santana (16%) were very close in the runner-up position, so where are you going this time?

Aeverson Arteaga

Esmerlin Vinicio

Jalen Miller

Matt Frisbee

PJ Hilson

Rayner Santana

Poll

Who is the system’s #35 prospect?

This poll is closed

  • 5%
    Aeverson Arteaga?
    (6 votes)
  • 6%
    Esmerlin Vinicio
    (7 votes)
  • 12%
    Jalen Miller
    (14 votes)
  • 31%
    Matt Frisbee
    (35 votes)
  • 19%
    PJ Hilson
    (22 votes)
  • 24%
    Rayner Santana
    (27 votes)
111 votes total Vote Now

As a post-script, have you been wondering what’s been going on with the “discussions” between Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball?

Well, Minor League Baseball sent a letter to MLB which went public yesterday, and it was scathing. It suggested MLB was lying, uncooperative and unresponsive to MiLB’s negotiating offers, and taking advantage of Minor League Baseball. You can read it, unannotated, here.

Later, MLB responded with its own letter, refuting MiLB point by point, calling the minor league owners hypocritical, and claiming that MiLB takes advantage of the free labor MLB provides, while continuing to scold the use of public complaints while publicly complaining. You can read that letter here.

What do you think about the two sides? Is MLB’s stated reason for wanted to eliminate short-season baseball compelling at all (i.e. moving the draft later, reducing the length of the draft, the very low chances of players drafted late to make the majors)? Do you believe this is just about cutting money, whether it’s less than 1% of the budgets or not? Are minor league owners just as culpable as major league owners at abandoning communities? And is anyone even taking the “Dream League” seriously, or MLB’s other league suggestions seriously?

Is minor league baseball even going to exist in 2021?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments.