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The 2017 Top 100 Prospects

Announcement: Described by Michael Salfino of The Wall Street Journal and Yahoo! Sports as “an insightful and often contrarian viewpoint to prospect rankings,” The 2017 Prospect Digest Handbook is now on sale! Check it out here!  ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   Rank Name Team POS 1 Austin Meadows Pittsburgh Pirates OF 2 Andrew Benintendi Boston Red Sox OF 3 Dansby…

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The 2017 Los Angeles Angels Top 10 Prospects

Announcement: Described by Michael Salfino of The Wall Street Journal and Yahoo! Sports as “an insightful and often contrarian viewpoint to prospect rankings,” The 2017 Prospect Digest Handbook is now on sale! Check it out here!  ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________     1. Matt Thaiss, 1B                                         Born: 05/06/95 Age: 22 Bats: L Top CALs: Josh Altmann,Michael Ford, Max Muncy,…

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2016 Draft Profile: Matt Thaiss

School: University of Virginia; Class: Junior Position:  C; B/T: L/R Height: 6-0; Weight: 195 Previously Drafted: Boston Red Sox, 32nd round, 2013   Background: After a quiet, albeit moderately productive freshman season with the Cavaliers of Virginia, the lefty-swinging backstop had a coming out party of sorts during 2015. In 67 games for the collegiate powerhouse, Thaiss slugged a robust .323/.413/.512 with 18 doubles, 10…