Here’s a look back at MLBTR’s original analysis and reporting over the past seven days:
- Charlie Wilmoth spoke at length with Randy Mobley, the president of the Triple-A International League. Mobley addressed the path he took to his current position, how he feels about September call-ups, the rising values of Triple-A franchises, and the impact of implementing pitch clocks, among other topics.
- Continuing MLBTR’s Draft Prospect Q&A Series, Chuck Wasserstrom interviewed University of Florida center fielder Buddy Reed, a potential first-round pick next month. Reed evaluated his baseball skills, touched on his past as a hockey player and explained why he chose to attend Florida instead of sign with the Rangers, who took him in the 35th round of the 2013 draft.
- Mark Polishuk polled readers on whether the Angels should consider trading superstar center fielder Mike Trout. The results are fairly close as of now, with over 52 percent of voters supporting the notion. Given that the Angels are highly unlikely to contend this year and might have baseball’s worst farm system, the idea of the team dealing Trout for a massive haul has gained steam lately. It’s unsurprisingly a polarizing issue, however.