This may not be the happiest post, but it may interest some folks nonetheless. Baseball America recently updated their White Sox top-10 prospects and two of the four guys we traded to them for Javier Vazquez wound up on the list. Tyler Flowers came in at number-4, and Brent Lillibridge came in at number-8. Flowers at four is probably a testament to the good talent at the top of the list, but with Lillibridge ranking that high, it's also an indication that the system is not very deep.
Baseball America also released their list of the Rangers' top-10 prospects, and to no surprise there are some Teixeira-trade gems that have found their way to the top. The hard-throwing Neftali Feliz is number-1 on the Rangers' list and rates as having the best fastball in their system. Shortstop Elvis Andrus ranks fourth. This is a significant drop for Elvis, who was their top prospect on last year's list. Catcher Max Ramirez, also a former Braves farmhand who was traded to Cleveland for Bob Wickman, but was then traded to the Rangers, ranks tenth.
BA releases their list of the top-10 Braves prospects a week from today.