When the weather gets cold and the days get shorter, it’s sometimes hard to get excited about baseball. After all, pitchers and catchers don’t report for another 76 days but who’s counting? While the uninformed fan may think that baseball hibernates all winter sealing refreshed each spring.

Nothing could be farther from the truth. It is this time of year when baseball operations staff are hard at work. They are reviewing scouting reports and summaries of players within the Diamondbacks minor league system attempting to determine which of their farm hands have leapt up to become tomorrow’s prospect.

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