Small-ish batch of regular links this week, and a real prospect-heavy batch of Yankee-centric links. That's partially just the luck of the draw from what stood out to me as I read and partially due to the fact that I didn't have time to read as much as I normally do this week. With that in mind, I'll officially open this post up to suggestions and tips from any and all readers. If you ever see something that you think should be in the Palooza, email it to me or tweet me @BradVietro and I'll do my damndest to make sure it gets in. Now onto the links! - On Tuesday, Nicolas Stellini of Pinstripe Alley profiled Double-A lefty Eric Ruth, who has been quietly putting together a solid performance at that level and forcing himself into the fringes of the prospect scene.
- On Wednesday, Adam Lewis of ESPN.com had a small feature on Garrett Jones and how he's adjusting to his reduced role this season.
- Craig Edwards of FanGraphs crunched the projection numbers to show how the Yankees are the new favorites to win the AL East. I dig it.
- On Thursday, David Schoenfield of ESPN's SweetSpot looked at the amazing power output from Joc Pederson in his rookie campaign.
- On Friday, Mike Axisa of RAB unveiled the pre-MLB draft revision of his top 30 prospects list. No surprises or major changes up at the top.
- El duque of It Is High... offered up his firsthand scouting reports on a handful of Triple-A prospects. Rare to see this type of analysis from The Duke.
- Chad Jennings of LoHud listed and compared the multitude of righty relief options available in Triple-A right now.
From the IIATMS team:
- On Tuesday, Stacey broke down how the Yankee hitters went about beating up Felix Hernandez on Monday night.
- EJ listed the 5 reasons why Mason Williams might be the best outfield prospect the Yanks have. I think Aaron Judge would disagree with that, but there's no denying that Williams is firmly back on the prospect map.
- On Thursday, I attempted to get inside the Yankee brain trust's collective mind and put the David Carpenter DFA decision into context.
I'm in this mini-phase where I'm obsessed with "Pigs (Three Different Ones)" by Pink Floyd right now, so I'm going to feed that obsession and play it again here.
Enjoy your weekends, everybody.