Yesterday was a busy news day. That's typically the case for Monday, but yesterday felt like an overload. There wasn't anything major, like a trade or a Major League transaction to report. Just a lot of small bits of information and transactions, plus a few prospect rankings.

None of the news items are really worth a column from me on their own. However, I have a few thoughts to share on each news item, and figured I'd post a notes type column with those thoughts. So here we go:

**First of all, the prospect rankings came out yesterday and today, with Keith Law ranking four players in his top 100, and Baseball America ranking two players in their list. Law had Mitch Keller, Ke'Bryan Hayes, Shane Baz, and Austin Meadows as his top four prospects, in that order. Keller was the only one ...

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