When the minor league season ended we checked where BluGrass Baseball player ranked on the minor-league leaderboard, so now we’ll do the same for major league players. I’ve broken down the leaderboards by league and added the player’s total MLB rank in parentheses afterward.
ESPN has released its list of top 100 fantasy keepers for 2010. Keepers in fantasy baseball are players that a fantasy owner has control of for multiple seasons. The list doesn’t necessarily reflect the best fantasy players, because youth is rewarded since an owner will control the player for multiple years. You can see the full list here, but these are the Kentucky players and their rankings:
23 — Mark Reynolds — Arizona Diamondbacks — Pikeville, Ky.
About half the major league teams were off Monday, and the minor leagues season is officially over so it was a very slow day for BluGrass Baseball news. But, I do have a couple of links for you on this Tuesday morning.
Legends’ Hall-of-Famer Ben Zobrist hit his 25th home run of the season for Tampa.
We told you Pikeville-native Mark Reynolds tied Jay Buhner’s single-season Kentucky home run record, but he also broke his own single-season major league strikeout record.
Sorry for the late links, but here there are for your Friday afternoon:
In the final organizational standings the state’s major league affillitates finished in the lower half of the league: Rays (17), Reds (27) and Astros (30 of 30).
Jiovanni Mier (2), Juri Perez (10) and Jonathan Meyer (18) each were ranked on BA’s top 20 prospects list for the rookie Appalachian League. The three Astros’ farmhands may all end up in Lexington in 2010.
UK alum Chris Rusin was on invited to the Arizona Instructional League for top prospects by the Cubs.
WKU sports reports PGCrosschecker named Kes Carter the 19th best prospect in the Coastal Plains Summer League.