- The Arizona Fall League has announced the six finalists for the 2011 Arizona Fall League Dernell Stenson Sportsmanship Award, given out to the player who exemplifies unselfishness, hard work and leadership. The award was created in the memory of former Cincinnati Reds OF prospect Dernell Stenson, who was tragically murdered in 2003 while playing in the Fall League.
- This year's finalists are: SS Brodie Greene (Phoenix), OF Kevin Mattison (Surprise), 3B Zelous Wheeler (Peoria), C Dan Butler (Scottsdale), C Chris Hermann (Mesa) and 3B Nolan Arenado (Salt River)
- Baseball America has released their Top 100 High School prospects for the 2012 MLB Draft. This is the early version of their list, but it's led by the following ten players: OF Byron Buxton, RHP Lucas Giolito, OF David Dahl, RHP Walker Weickel, C Stryker Trahan, LHP Matt Smoral, LHP Max Fried, SS Gavin Cecchini, RHP Lance McCullers and OF Albert Almora
- There's a scam unfolding down under, as a minor league player has falsified documents in an attempt to play in the 2011 Australian Baseball League. Baseball America has all the bizarre details.
- According to Baseball America's Alex Speier, Boston Red Sox RHP Anthony Ranaudo was satified with his debut season. Speier quotes Ranaudo saying, "I definitely feel like my changeup developed really tremendously this year. The more I use it, the more I'm going to trust it."
- Baseball Prospectus' Kevin Goldstein has released his Top 11 Baltimore Orioles Prospects for 2012. It should come as no surprise that RHP Dylan Bundy and SS Manny Machado top the list.
- Check out our Baltimore Orioles Top 10 Prospects for 2012 that we released a couple of weeks ago, and the Q&A we did with Jordan Tuwiner from Orioles-Nation.com.
- San Francisco Giants SS prospect, and 2011 first-round pick, Joe Panik sat down with MiLB.com's Danny Wild for a Q&A on his transition to the pros.
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