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Although pitching will always be a premium at altitude, most Draft experts expect the Rockies to take the third-ranked prospect in MLB.com's Top 100 -- University of San Diego third baseman Kris Bryant, who leads NCAA Division I baseball in home runs this year with 31 going into regional tournament play.
The Royals will have to be patient when the 2013 First-Year Player Draft begins on Thursday. For just the second time in nine years, the club will pick outside the top five selections.
The Phillies have talent in their system, but they need more as the core from the 2008 World Series championship gets older.
The White Sox aren't likely to find an immediate Major League-ready talent with their first-round pick (No. 17) in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, but they could land a very good middle infielder or collegiate hurler.
The Braves lost their first-round selection in this year's First-Year Player Draft because they signed free agent B.J. Upton this past winter. But because they also lost Michael Bourn via free agency, they were compensated with what will be the 31st overall selection.
Day 1 of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft will be an exercise in patience for Brewers amateur scouting director Bruce Seid, who expects to wait about 3 1/2 hours before making his first pick. Milwaukee's first draftee will be No. 54 overall.
The Nationals will continue to add depth to the farm system during the 2013 First-Year Player Draft. But it's no secret the Nationals are looking for pitching prospects.
A summary of Sunday's action from around the Royals' Minor League affiliates.
Out of necessity, if not urgency, Dodgers management will reluctantly promote Cuban outfield sensation Yasiel Puig to the Major Leagues on Monday -- a move they announced after Sunday's 7-2 loss to the Rockies.
Carl Crawford's left hamstring injury left the team seriously short-handed in the outfield, and the Dodgers announced they will promote top prospect Yasiel Puig from Double-A Chattanooga after Sunday's 7-2 loss by optioning spot starter Matt Magill back to Triple-A Albuquerque.
Top Cubs prospect Javier Baez was 5-for-6 with three doubles, a home run and six RBIs in Class A Daytona's 14-5 win over Brevard County. Jorge Soler, who hit his eighth home run on Saturday, was batting .295.
Zack Wheeler breezed through another strong outing Saturday night at Triple-A Las Vegas, striking out six over six innings of one-run ball. His ERA is down to 3.76, he has whiffed more than a batter per inning and he is almost certainly now weeks away from his big league debut. None of it has registered on Terry Collins' radar.
Francisco Martinez, arguably the key prospect of the package the Tigers sent to Seattle to get Doug Fister, is headed back to the Detroit organization. The Tigers reacquired him for a player to be named or cash considerations, which the Mariners have to decide on by June 15.
Anthony Rendon, the Nationals' top-rated prospect, was promoted to Triple-A Syracuse on Saturday with the intention of getting time at second base.
Matt Kemp is on the disabled list, A.J. Ellis missed his third consecutive game Saturday and Yasiel Puig is now playing center field at Double-A Chattanooga. But don't ask Dodgers manager Don Mattingly to connect the dots and confirm that the club plans to bring Puig to the big leagues to take over in center field until Kemp returns.
Reliever Rafael Dolis, who has made five scoreless appearances this season, was placed on the 15-day DL on Saturday, and the cubs promoted fellow righty Blake Parker from Triple-A Iowa.
Matt Langwell got the call early Saturday morning. It came from Triple-A Columbus manager Chris Tremie, who asked Langwell to report to Cleveland, as the Indians had selected him to help reinforce a tired bullpen. The team optioned Scott Barnes.
Josh Lueke tossed two scoreless innings in Friday's game, but manager Joe Maddon revealed to Lueke after the contest that he would be headed to Triple-A Durham. Left-hander Alex Torres assumed his spot on the Major League roster.
Omaha was rained out in Friday's finale vs. Oklahoma City, Northwest Arkansas dropped its opener vs. San Antonio, Wilmington fell to Frederick and Lexington upended Hagerstown.
MLB.com Draft expert Jonathan Mayo will join MLB Network's Greg Amsinger, John Hart and Harold Reynolds in a special presentation to be aired on MLB Network and streamed on MLB.com Sunday at 10 p.m. ET.
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