This week in baseball blogs…
- theScore talks with Lucas Giolito and analyzes his impressive start to the season.
- Bronx to Bushville likens Bryce Harper to Adam Dunn.
- The Crawfish Boxes measures Yordan Alvarez against Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
- Sports Info Solutions notes the Mets are throwing far fewer inside fastballs than they did last season.
- Pinstripe Alley and Adkins On Sports both share pieces on Domingo German.
- Jays Journal interviews Toronto righty Sam Gaviglio.
- Rotisserie Duck goes through the early season exit velocity leaders.
- Call to the Pen compares Phillies starter Aaron Nola to a Hall of Famer and reliever Hector Neris to another HOFer.
- Chin Music Baseball names six players who need to get on track.
- Chipalatta makes a case for Michael Brantley as last offseason’s best positional free-agent signing.
- Video Baseball Scout (links:1, 2) shares draft strategies for the NL West and NL Central clubs.
- Foul Territory has a piece on the Twins’ great start.
- Reviewing the Brew examines why the Brewers called up Keston Hiura instead of fellow infield prospect Mauricio Dubon.
- Rox Pile lists three Rockies prospects who could be MLB presences by 2020.
- The Runner Sports reacts to the Yankees’ acquisition of Kendrys Morales.
- Mets Daddy weighs in on the team’s decision to DFA Keon Broxton.
- The Point of Pittsburgh details why top prospect Mitch Keller is not up yet to fill the holes in the Pirate rotation.
- MLB & Fantasy Baseball Analyzed opines on how to fix service time manipulation.
- Everything Bluebirds responds to the Blue Jays’ demotion of Teoscar Hernandez.
- The Giants Cove criticizes the club’s veterans.
- East Village Times asks if the Padres should promote pitching prospect Andres Munoz.
- A’s Farm offers updates on Jharel Cotton, James Kaprielian, A.J. Puk, Jesus Luzardo and more of the organization’s young hurlers.
- Baseball Rabbi (podcast) discusses the Marlins, Nationals and Twins.
- Baseball Prospect Journal (podcast) talks about prospects who are rising and falling as the draft approaches.
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