Today's links know the real meaning behind Cinco de Mayo, but are perfectly OK with it being a good excuse to have a special on Dos Equis...
- Some of the names we expected to heat up are doing just that, reports J.J. Cooper of Baseball America, including Bobby Borchering, Jose Tabata, and Dan Hudson, to name a few.
- For two high school outfielders drafted in back-to-back picks by the same team, Angels' prospects Mike Trout and Randal Grichuk couldn't be more different in terms of their games, writes Jeff Johnson of the Eastern Iowa Gazette.
- We're familiar with the pitching depth at the top of the Rays' farm system, but it's time we get to know some of the impressive arms they have in the low minors like Alex Colome, Kyle Lobstein, and Wilking Rodriguez, says Matt Eddy of Baseball America.
- Starlin Castro has moved quickly through the Cubs' system and is in Double-A as a 20-year-old this season, but even that may not be enough to slow him down, according to Guy Curtright of MLB.com. Castro is batting .356 and playing solid defense so far this season.
- Dee Gordon is in the discussion with Castro for top shortstop prospects in all of baseball, and as Jared Massey of LADodgertalk.com breaks down, what Gordon lacks in experience he makes up for in pure talent.
- The Royals have finally promoted Kila Ka'aihue to the majors, but as Sem Mellinger of the Kansas City Star points out, how is he going to get any at-bats?