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Baseball America: Fish have 2 of baseball's hottest prospects



Baseball America (by way of SI.com, my constant source of links) has written an article naming the "hottest" prospects in baseball. "Hot" basically means they had a really good week, but hey, recognition is recognition.

Ranking #3 is 19-year-old phenom Mike Stanton, with a 10-for-23 week that included 2 homers and 2 doubles. 

The blurb:

Stanton needed time to make the transition to Double-A. He hit just .202 in his first 27 games with Jacksonville in what was the first really protracted slump of his career. That's over now. Stanton is on an eight-game hitting streak and has upped his line with the Suns to .252/.337/.476 in 147 at-bats.

Stanton now has 20 homers on the season, including 8 at double-A Jacksonville. This is after totaling almost 40 HRs last year. Baseball America has high regard for Stanton, ranking him in February as baseball's 16th best prospect overall. (FYI, Cameron Maybin was the highest-ranked Marlin at 8th.)

Coming in at #5 on the "hottest prospect" list is Stanton's teammate, Logan Morrison, who hit .429 for the week and walked an amazing 12 times. In fact, in one week Morrison drew almost half as many walks as Bonifacio has on the season.

The blurb:

Pitches to hit were few and far between for Morrison, which wasn't altogether surprising since he's been the one batting cleanup behind Stanton in the Jacksonville order. ... Morrison needed a little time to get back in form after a right wrist fracture sidelined him for two months, but he's been heating up in July, batting .311/.500/.525 in 61 at-bats.

Morrison was ranked 18th on Baseball America's preseason top 100 list, two behind Stanton.

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