Monday, January 24, 2011

MLB Network airs Top 50 Propects

From MLB Network -

MLB NETWORK UNVEILS MLB.COM’S BEST PROSPECTS FOR THE 2011 SEASON ON TOP 50 PROSPECTS COUNTDOWN ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 25

MLB’s 20 Greatest Games Continues Tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET with Game Number 17

Secaucus, N.J., January 24, 2011
– Major League Baseball’s future stars will be highlighted when MLB Network unveils MLB.com’s annual ranking of the best young prospects in baseball on Top 50 Prospects Countdown on Tuesday, January 25 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Hosted by MLB Network’s Greg Amsinger, the list, which includes Mike Trout (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim), Dustin Ackley (Seattle Mariners), Bryce Harper (Washington Nationals) and only eligible players with rookie status for the upcoming 2011 season, will be analyzed by John Hart, the former general manager of the 1995 and 1997 American League Champion Cleveland Indians, and MLB.com senior writer Jonathan Mayo. Using information from scouting directors, scouts and industry sources, the list is based on each player's skill set, high upside, closeness to the Major Leagues and potential immediate impact to their team. A preview of the show can be viewed here.

Tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET, Game Four of the 2004 American League Championship Series between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox is featured as the 17th greatest game of the last 50 seasons, part of MLB Network’s MLB’s 20 Greatest Games. Trailing 3-0 in the series, Boston rallied for one run in the ninth inning off Yankees closer Mariano Rivera and won the game on a David Ortiz walk-off home run in the 12th inning. MLB Network’s Bob Costas and Tom Verducci are joined by Kevin Millar, a member of the 2004 World Champion Boston Red Sox, to recap all the key plays and historical importance of the game. A new episode of the series will air weekly through the start of the 2011 regular season. Prior to MLB’s 20 Greatest Games, MLB Network’s live nightly studio show during the offseason, Hot Stove, will air at 6:00 p.m. ET with updates and analysis of the moves all 30 clubs are making and planning in preparation for the upcoming season.

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