Baseball America http://www.dodgersfanproshop.com/authentic-max-muncy-jersey , on the other hand, was more optimistic."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Detroit Tigers AnalysisDetroit Tigers Prospect NotebookDetroit Tigers Game ThreadsDetroit Tigers NewsDetroit Tigers PodcastsMLB prospects & minor leaguesDetroit Tigers Prospect NotebookBaseball Prospectus ranks just one Tigers prospect on their preseason top 101 listNew,40commentsBaseball America, on the other hand, was more optimistic.ESTShareTweetShareShareBaseball Prospectus ranks just one Tigers prospect on their preseason top 101 listRick Osentoski-USA TODAY SportsThe approach of spring camp heralds another round of top 100 lists from prospect sites around the country. While we wait for MLB Pipeline and FanGraphs to re-evaluate the Detroit Tigers’ farm system, a few other notable sites weighed in on Wednesday, and it wasn’t pretty. In fact, the Tigers system was almost entirely panned by one outlet.Baseball Prospectus’ new top 101 featured just one Tigers’ farmhand, starting pitcher Casey Mize, who checked in at number 36 in the country. Even looking to their next 10 who didn’t make the cut, there is no Matt Manning, no Isaac Paredes, and no Daz Cameron. It was...surprising. You can check the list out here for free.Unfortunately, it’s just a raw list without commentary, so there isn’t a whole lot to say about it. Obviously B-Pro really is not a fan of the Tigers’ rebuilding effort thus far. But before you get your pitchforks, it bears remembering that these are somewhat outliers as opinions. Daz Cameron and Isaac Paredes, for example Mike Piazza Jersey , at currently ranked at 42 and 43, on FanGraphs’ list. Cameron’s bat still has some question marks, but Paredes is widely ranked in the middle of most top 100 lists around the game, and was just this week seen on fire in the Mexican Winter League playoffs.It is worth remembering, that while the Tigers’ farm system feels infinitely deeper than it did a few years ago, and there are plenty of talented prospects, the Tigers still don’t have a unanimously hailed blue chip prospect other than Casey Mize. There are plenty of things to take issue with in the Baseball Prospectus list, but without multiple top tier prospects, even a system as deep as Detroit’s carries a fair amount of risk. Particularly as the Tigers’ system is heavily dependent on pitching. So no, Baseball Prospectus doesn’t hate the Tigers and wish ill upon them.In a sunnier assessment, Baseball America had a lot of good things to say about two of the Tigers’ most important prospects. They ranked Casey Mize 16th overall, the highest any of the major sites have ordered him. Matt Manning checked in 50th, and Isaac Paredes was 94th overall. As we’ve said before here at BYB, grading prospects is better done in tiers. FanGraphs does this extremely well, and is incredibly detailed and open with their approach. But they’re all opinions. Lists are fun, but the differences between one list’s 65th ranked prospect, and one at 110 http://www.dodgersfanproshop.com/authentic-max-muncy-jersey , is probably far smaller than the numbers might lead you to believe. Projecting young baseball players is very difficult, with huge failure rates, so it isn’t really worth getting too upset over. It is interesting to consider the different methodologies and opinions of the different sites, though. Last year, B-Pro had Franklin Perez at 53, and Beau Burrows at 94. Someone there is not into Matt Manning, clearly. After making major strides in every part of his game as a 20-year-old, Manning’s risk has been substantially moderated in a lot of eyes, while the development of his curveball and changeup drew good reviews all season. Some just aren’t buying it yet. Perez’s injuries understandably tanked his stock heading into 2019, while Burrows just seemed to stay the course without much of an improvement this season as other talented players entered their list. In the coming weeks, we should see updated lists from FanGraphs and MLB Pipeline. Drawing comparisons among all these, along with coverange from good sites like Prospects Live and Tigstown, as well as our own rankings, should remain an interesting exercise. But it doesn’t change the basic calculus. The Tigers have an awful lot of talented, but risky, young prospects, and how they perform in 2019 is going to tell us a lot about the status of the organization’s rebuilding effort. Gerrit Cole dominant in first season win Chase Utley Jersey , Aledmys Diaz smacks game winning home run to clinch Astros’ ninth straight win."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Houston Astros NewsGame ThreadsHouston Astros Minor LeaguesAstros Game DayPodcastsGame Recap: Breaking News, Altuve Does not Homer. Astros Sweep Mariners Anyway with Game three Win, 3-2.New,32commentsGerrit Cole dominant in first season win, Aledmys Diaz smacks game winning home run to clinch Astros’ ninth straight win.CDTShareTweetShareShareGame Recap: Breaking News, Altuve Does not Homer. Astros Sweep Mariners Anyway with Game three Win, 3-2.Lindsey Wasson-USA TODAY SportsComing into this series, the Seattle Mariners as a team were hitting 169 wRC+.Just for perspective, that’s 69% better than league average, and 43 points higher than the 1927 New York Yankees. They were leading the league in just about every meaningful batting statistic. Then they had to face Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole.Last night Justin Verlander held these erstwhile West Coast Bombers from the city Boeing built to one run on two hits with 11 strikeouts. Today #2 in the Astros’ 1-2 knockout punch, Gerrit Cole, held the Seattle Boys to a similar level of ineptitude: two runs on four hits with 11 strikeouts. Neither pitcher walked a batter. The Astros’ bullpen pitched three scoreless innings in both games to seal the victories, Roberto Osuna saving all three games in the sweep of the Mariners in this series. Here’s a few looks at Cole’s stuff today.Are Ryan Pressly and Roberto Osuna both heading to the All-Star game? Between them they have pitched 13 innings and allowed only one run.It would have been even nastier for the Mariners this weekend if not for Astros killer Mitch Haniger. Haniger last year punished the Astros with a 144 wRC+. In this series he was 5-13, with two home runs and two doubles, including his lead off home run against Cole today. In the third he doubled against Cole, and scored the only other Mariners run following a Domingo Santana double.The Astros hitters found the going a little tough themselves against Mariners starter Marco Gonzales, who kept the Astros hitters off balance much of the day http://www.dodgersfanproshop.com/authentic-max-muncy-jersey , holding them to two runs in 5.1 innings. The Astros’ first run came in the sixth after singles by Tony Kemp, Jose Altuve, and Alex Bregman, followed by the killer two run RBI single by new Astro Michael Brantley, which chased Gonzales and tied the game at 2.In the seventh inning, another new Astro, Aledmys Diaz, whom many fans wanted optioned after his rocky first week of the season, hit the game winner, a solo line drive home run just inches over the left field wall. Since starting the season 0-9, Diaz has gone 5-14 with two crucial home runs in tight games.Hector Rondon, Ryan Pressly, and Roberto Osuna pitched perfect seventh, eighth and ninth innings respectively, Osuna finishing the game on a strikeout against Daniel Vogelbach looking on a 3-2 count.The Mariners now lead the Astros for first place in the AL West by only one game after starting the series four games up.The two teams are even in the loss column.The Astros are off tomorrow (Monday) and resume play for a two game series with the Athletics in Oakland on Tuesday.Go Stros. Hottest team in baseball.Box score and videos HERE.