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Minor League Barometer: Prospect Year in Review

The year did not go according to play for prospect Taijuan Walker, who has dealt with injuries, command issues and criticism from the Mariners.

Minor League Barometer: Bundy's Lost Year

It was a bit of a lost year for Dylan Bundy, who came back from Tommy John surgery only to suffer a shoulder injury later in the season.

Minor League Barometer: Norris has New Lease on Life

Daniel Norris is a prime example why you don't give up on a highly-touted prospect after just one bad year.

Minor League Barometer: Walker's Not According to Plan

2014 has not gone as planned for Taijuan Walker, who entered the season perhaps baseball's top pitching prospect.

Minor League Barometer: Navigating the Tradewinds

A number of prospects have new homes after the trade deadline, but Kyle Crick isn't going anywhere.

Minor League Barometer: Next Stop, the Bronx

Luis Severino is having a breakout season and might be ready to help the Yankees as early as next year.

Minor League Barometer: Promotion Time for Prospects

Corey Seager is among a number of prospects who have earned recent promotions as he'll head to Double-A for the Dodgers.

Minor League Barometer: Biddle Takes a Break

It's not easy being a top prospect. Jesse Biddle is sidelined with what the Phillies describe as a

Minor League Barometer: Comeback Story

Trevor Story is writing a new script this season after a horrific 2013 campaign, earning a promotion to Double-A.

Minor League Barometer: The Astros' Next Shooting Star

Domingo Santana was overshadowed the last couple seasons by George Springer and Jonathan Singleton, but he could be the next line for a callup to the Astros.

Minor League Barometer: Bell is Ringing for Pirates

Pirates prospect Josh Bell had a decent 2013 season, but may finally be tapping into his true potential this season.

Minor League Barometer: Joey Gallo Fervor

Joey Gallo earned a promotion to Double-A last week and will enter next season as one of baseball's top prospects.

Minor League Barometer: Smokin' Smokie

Kris Bryant is crushing it at Double-A Tennessee, posting an 1.419 OPS over his last 10 games for the Smokies.

Minor League Barometer: Seager is Surging

Perhaps no hitter is hotter at the moment than Corey Seager, a future star and one of the game's better infield prospects.

Minor League Barometer: A Poor Man's Springer

Michael Taylor has been on a power surge to begin the 2014 campaign, but he also leads the Eastern League in strikeouts. Is he a poor man's George Springer?

Minor League Barometer: Appel's not Adding up

Mark Appel was supposed to be a finished product out of Stanford when he was drafted No. 1 overall last season, but something doesn't appear quite right.

Minor League Barometer: Prospect Catcher Brewin'

The Brewers' Clint Coulter hasn't received as much attention as other prospect catchers, but he will be well known by season's end.

Minor League Barometer: Here's a Story ...

Trevor Story's star dimmed last season, but it is shining brightly again with a rebound campaign in 2014.

Minor League Barometer: Norris is Back on the Prospect Radar

A 2011 second-round pick, Daniel Norris fell off the prospect radar, but the left-hander is making his way back this season.

Minor League Barometer: Springer Forward and Other Notes

RotoWire's prospect expert Jesse Siegel takes his weekly look at the minors and highlights the biggest stories to track for value changes.

Minor League Barometer: Jay Takes Flight

If Blue Jays pitching prospect Aaron Sanches can fine tune his control, he could be up sooner than later.

Minor League Barometer: Ready to Shine

Dominate in the minors, Jake Odorizzi is the No. 5 starter for the Rays, seizing the opportunity due to the injury to Jeremy Hellickson.

Minor League Barometer: All In on Hamilton

The Reds are all in on prospet Billy Hamilton, and so should fantasy owners this season.

Minor League Barometer: Recapping the 2013 Season

Noah Syndergaard might turn out to be the best part of the R.A. Dickey trade for the Mets after a stellar minor league season.

Minor League Barometer: Closing Out the Season

The Giants' Kyle Crick is among the next wave of upper-tier pitching prospets. Who else makes the grade?

Minor League Barometer: September Callups

Billy Hamilton likely will get called up in September, but he might not see much playing time with the Reds in a pennant race.

Minor League Barometer: Cleveland's Brown Fades to Black

A 2012 second-round pick, Mitch Brown has a nightmare campaign this season in the Cleveland organization, sending his stock into a nosedive.

Minor League Barometer: Noah Reaches the Mountaintop

Is Noah Syndergaard the best pitching prospect in baseball? Chew on that and a lot of other interesting tidbits in this week's Minor League Barometer.

Minor League Barometer: Davidson's Twiddling His Thumbs

With no place to play at the MLB level, strikeout-prone Diamondbacks prospect Matt Davidson looks like he is getting bored at Triple-A Reno.

Minor League Barometer: To Trade or Not to Trade

That is the question teams face with their prospects. As one of the top infield prospects in baseball, though, Francisco Lindor likely isn't going anywhere.

Minor League Barometer: Seager Gets No Respect

Don't sleep on Corey Seager. The Dodgers prospect is not getting the attention he deserves this season.

Minor League Barometer: Bradley's Stuck in Neutral

A first-round selection in the 2011 draft, Jed Bradley has been stuck at High-A for the better part of two seasons.

Minor League Barometer: Up A Crick

Kyle Crick missed the first two months of the season due to a shoulder issue but has been scintillating upon his return and looks like a future frontline starter.

Minor League Barometer: See You Next Year, Hopefully

It's been a rough season for Dylan Bunday, who went from being arguably the top pitching prospect in baseball to the operating table.

Minor League Barometer: Primed for an MLB Debut

Jarred Cosart has battled command issues this season for Triple-A Oklahoma City, but it shouldn't be long before he gets the call to the big club.

Minor League Barometer: Whose Phone will Ring Next?

Wil Myers is one of a handful of prospects have received calls to the bigs recently. Who else might be on the way? Find out in this week's Barometer.

Minor League Barometer: We're Here to Motivate

Matt Davidson needs no motivation as he's making a case for a call-up to Arizona, but that's not true of all of his brethren in his week's Barometer.

Minor League Barometer: Thorny Issue for Brewers

Tyler Thornburg has had a miserable 2013 and is in danger of getting passed over promotion yet again in the Brewers organization.

Minor League Barometer: Wil's Phone is not Ringing

As more and more minor-league prospects get the call to The Show, Wil Myers continues to rank as one of the bigger disappointments for fantasy owners.

Minor League Barometer: More Where Harvey Came From

Matt Harvey is not the only pitching jewel unearthed in the Mets system these days. Who's next in line?

Minor League Barometer: What's Wrong with Hamilton?

Has Billy Hamilton become one of the first casualties of the post-Bryce Harper and Mike Trout era in prospecting?

Minor League Barometer: High-A Sensation

Francisco Lindor might not hit for much power, but he has plenty of tools to succeed at higher levels, including the big-league level.

Minor League Barometer: Coors on Tap for Arenado

Mega prospect Nolan Arenado finally got the call to Colorado, where Coors Field should suit him well. Who's next on the prospect radar?

Minor League Barometer: Only A Matter of Time

After a big spring, Nolan Arenado has kept it going in the early part of the minor-league season, and it appears only a matter of time until he lands in Colorado.

Minor League Barometer: Dodgers Not Blue About Puig

Yasiel Puig is forcing the Dodgers to make a difficult decision, but Los Angeles can afford to stay patient with its young phenom.

Minor League Barometer: Z Future in Seattle

Mike Zunino is projected to be a future star for the Mariners and could be in the big leagues by June.

Minor League Barometer: Leading Off in Boston

The future is now in Boston with the promotion of Jackie Bradley to the big-league roster, or at least until David Ortiz returns.

Minor League Barometer: Year in Review

Dylan Bundy entered the season with high expectations, but he easily surpassed them this year.

Minor League Barometer: Time for a Cup of Coffee

The minor league season is winding down, which means it's time for some prospects to get a cup of coffee.

Minor League Barometer: Skaggs' Debut on Tap

Minor League Barometer: September Callups on the Way

Minor League Barometer: Twins' Wimmers is a Colossal Bust

Minor League Barometer: Trade Deadline Prospects

The deadline deal that sent Zach Cox to Miami gives the prospect a path to the bigs after he was blocked in St. Louis.

Minor League Barometer: Pittsburgh's Alternate Universe

Minor League Barometer: Villar, Bonilla: Boneheads

Minor League Barometer: Pittsburgh's Breakout Star

Minor League Barometer: Dante's Son is Overrated

Minor League Barometer: Prospects Proving their Worth

Minor League Barometer: M's Almonte Finally Sailing

Minor League Barometer: Hit the Deck, McGuire

Minor League Barometer: Mets' Future Looking Up

Minor League Barometer: Castellanos: Begging, But Not a Bum

Minor League Barometer: Bundy is Killing It

Minor League Barometer: Patience is Still a Virtue

Minor League Barometer: Grimm Time for Batters

Minor League Barometer: Prospects Close to the Majors

Minor League Barometer: Who's the Next Callup?

Minor League Barometer: Trade Bait Territory

Dellin Betances is making the decision to leave him in the minors easy for the Yankees.

Minor League Barometer: Fading Phillie

Domonic Brown's prosepect status is fading and a slow start to 2012 hasn't helped.

Minor League Barometer: Yasmani Grandal Close to Ready

Minor League Barometer: Yonder Alonso Coming in Hot

Minor League Barometer: Wrapping up 2011

Minor League Barometer: September Callups Abound

Minor League Barometer: Upgrades, Downgrades

Bryce Harper is done for the season but not before a smashing pro debut in 2011.

Minor League Barometer: Toronto's True Five-Tool Prospect

Minor League Barometer: Blue Jays Backstop Heats Up

Minor League Barometer: Trade Deadline Fallout

Minor League Barometer: The Dodgers' Next Robinson

Minor League Barometer: Lawrie Making Case for Promotion

Minor League Barometer: Angels Go Fishing

Minor League Barometer: How Far Away is Harper?

Minor League Barometer: M's Franklin Promoted to Double-A

Minor League Barometer: Ackley's Up; Who's Next?

Minor League Barometer: Finally Time for TB's Jennings?

Minor League Barometer: Moustakas Ready for the Bigs

Minor League Barometer: Rocks' Wheeler Speeding Along

Minor League Barometer: June 1 Looms

Minor League Barometer: Bryce Harper Sees the Light

Minor League Barometer: Future is Now in K.C.

Minor League Barometer: More Red Flags for Beltre

Minor League Barometer: Braves' Embarrassment of Riches

Minor League Barometer: Look Out for Rickie's Brother

Minor League Barometer: Lawrie Holding his Own

Minor League Barometer: It's Still Spring in the Minors

Minor League Barometer: Hope Springs, Even for the Mets

Minor League Barometer: Nova Lands in the NYY Rotation

Minor League Barometer: Early Upgrades, Downgrades

Minor League Barometer: Winners, Losers in 2010

Minor League Barometer: Sharing the Barometer Glory

Minor League Barometer: Yanks Ride Nova

Minor League Barometer: The Second Wave of Call-Ups

Minor League Barometer: Thames is Under the Radar

Minor League Barometer: Fresh Faces in New Places

Minor League Barometer: Upgrades, Downgrades

Minor League Barometer: Hot Summer Days

Minor League Barometer: The Royals are Blossoming

Minor League Barometer: Summer Heats Up

Minor League Barometer: Upgrades, Downgrades

Minor League Barometer: The Landscape has Shifted

Minor League Barometer: Looking at the Upper Levels

Minor League Barometer: Upgrades, Downgrades

Minor League Barometer: Mark Your Calendars

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