How much can a player's stock really change less than two months into a five-month season?
That is the question floating around the minor leagues right now. Given the always-changing nature of scouting and player evaluation, some of the things we thought coming into the season have already changed, both for good and bad.
Yet there is also trepidation in saying that a player really should be dinged, because the sample size we are judging by is still small. That doesn't mean you can't glean something from seven weeks of games, however.
As we look at the stock of the top prospects in baseball, as well as a few notable names to keep watch on, it is fascinating to see just where these young stars are at in their development and statistically. Oftentimes, the two line up perfectly, but there will always be an outlier here or there.