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Minor League Barometer: Cleveland's Brown Fades to Black

Jesse Siegel

Jesse Siegel

Siegel covers college football, college basketball and minor league baseball for RotoWire. He was named College Sports Writer of the Year by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.

Kris Bryant apparently wasn't fazed by an inauspicious start to his professional career. In his pro debut, in the Arizona League, Bryant went 0-for-3 with three errors at third base. However, the No. 2 overall selection in this year's draft has been raking since that time. Bryant tore up the competition at Short-Season Boise, slashing .354/.416/.692 with four home runs and 16 RBI in 18 games. Bryant skipped Low-A and was sent to High-A Daytona, where he has stayed hot. The 21-year-old is 9-for-25 (.360) with three home runs and five RBI through seven games at this level. With a college pedigree, as well as Mike Olt's struggles at Triple-A, Bryant could make a run at the third-base job for the Cubbies as early as 2014.

Here are five more statements to get the juices flowing:

1. Reds pitcher Robert ...

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