We're still working out some of the technical kinks here at MLBPW, but the prospect itch has now gone un-scratched for too long. So while there still may be some elements of the site that give you issues (and for that we apologize), we have things working well enough to get back to doing what we love to do - give you all the information you need to know from around the prospect world. After all, we couldn't watch Stephen Strasburg throw 6 no-hit innings and not talk about it right?
Strasburg's dominant start has further accelerated the prognostications of when he will arrive in Washington, although some believe we will see Drew Storen in Nationals Park before Strasburg. Personally, it wouldn't be shocking to see them arrive around the same time considering their similar service time scenarios.
Strasburg isn't the only pitcher making the jump to Triple-A look like child's play. Andrew Cashner received a similar promotion, and was solid in his first start. Normally predicting the possibility of an additional jump to the majors this year for Cashner would be nothing more than reckless conjecturing, but given the Cubs' recent unforeseen promotion of 20-year-old Starlin Castro, nothing is off the table.
Speaking of 20-year-olds in the majors, how long until we see Mike Stanton in Florida? As tales of his legendary blasts grow, so do stories of his maturity and makeup, suggesting that even at 20 he may be able to handle the jump, both on the field and off. Contrast Stanton against a more traditional 20-year-old prospect like Eric Hosmer, who is having a solid bounce-back year after a disastrous 2009 season but is only in High-A ball, and you can see just how impressive Stanton's performances have been.