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Prospect Trends — Week Ending 7/17

Prospect Trends — Week Ending 7/17

Mercer has three homers in his last five games.

It's been pretty disjointed recently in the farm system.  Some leagues had All-Star breaks this week, while injuries and promotions, as they always do around this time, have started piling up, resulting in a lot of makeshift lineups and pitching rotations.  And rehabbing major leaguers dot the lineups.

One thing's a constant, though . . . State College continues to have problems in certain areas of the game.  Fortunately, it's limited to pitching, hitting and fielding.  Otherwise, the Spikes are doing fine.  Seriously, if a player is with the Spikes, you can assume he belongs in the "Trending Down" section.  It's just not going well there.

TRENDING UP

Jordy Mercer, SS (AAA):  I'm stretching this a bit, because Mercer played only t...

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