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Amid Harper Hype, Rome Club Also Talented

Nathan Rode -Premium Content

For the anticipation surrounding Bryce Harper's debut last Thursday, it was easy to miss the talent on the low Class A Rome Braves' roster, which has five players from Atlanta's Top 30—shortstop Matt Lipka, second baseman Elmer Reyes, catcher Christian Bethancourt, third baseman Edward Salcedo and lefthander Carlos Perez.

Minors | #2011#Prospect Bulletin

Where Everyone’s Top 30s Are Starting The Season

J.J. Cooper -

Here are the preliminary roster assignments as we have them for players ranked in their team's Top 30 in our Prospect Handbook. Not every player is included here (in fact, 84 of them are missing), as not every roster was finalized as of early this afternoon. We will rework this list tomorrow with more updated rosters. But this gives a pretty good idea of where players are. Again, all information is taken from Minor League Baseball's official rosters, which are still being updated up to gametime, so there may be a few inaccuracies that will be cleared up on April 8.

Minors | #2011#Prospect Bulletin

Rays Look To Past To Determine Present Assignments

J.J. Cooper -Premium Content

When it comes to player development, the Rays are known for their patience. From Jeremy Hellickson to Jeff Niemann to Matt Moore, there are multiple example of Tampa Bay's preference to wait to promote a promising prospect. But that approach also carries over to spring training. Other teams may make a number of their roster decisions based on who has a good, or bad, spring training, but according to Rays farm director Mitch Lukevics, it doesn't carry much weight in the Rays' roster assignments.

Minors | #2011#Prospect Bulletin

Braves’ Beachy Sets Sights On Minors ERA Title

Matt Eddy -Premium Content

Braves righthander Brandon Beachy put an exclamation point on his breakout season with a performance that could win him the minor league ERA title. Baseball America attended his start for Triple-A Gwinnett and talked to Beachy afterward, touching on his repertoire, his offseason plans and his thoughts on a potential ERA title.

Minors | #2010#Prospect Bulletin

Top 10 Triple-A Pitchers Poised To Break Through

Matt Eddy -Premium Content

While amateur pitchers who signed pro contracts at the draft signing deadline got all the ink yesterday, keep in mind that almost all of them are two to four years away from contributing. Here we present 10 Triple-A pitchers to get excited about, and they're all coming soon to a big league park near you—if they're not there already.

Minors | #2010#Prospect Bulletin

Overlooked Position Players In Triple-A

Matt Eddy -Premium Content

It doesn't take any particular genius to sense that Buster Posey and Carlos Santana both have high offensive ceilings. Triple-A managers can help alert us to some of that level's more overlooked talents simply by filling out the Best Tools ballot. Here we examine some of their choices.

Minors | #2010#Prospect Bulletin