While the major league season is underway, minor league baseball is still a couple of days from starting. Here are some of the story lines from the Only Time Will Tell Scouting Department:
1. How fast will Bryce Harper go through the Nats season. Will he still be in Hagerstown when they visit Lakewood in May.
2. How will the Phillies and Red Sox systems bounce back after being raided in major deals over the last couple of years.
3. How will Cubs prospect Matt Szczur do in first full season of pro baseball
4. As a graduate of Toms River South, this is an important year for Todd Frazier. Will the Reds deal him or hold to him.
5. How long will it take before we the Royals army of top ranked prospects reaches the majors. According to some scouts the Royals have five of the top 50 prospects in baseball.
6. Is Andrew Brackman a closer or a starter in the Yankees system. The former center at NC State has always had a huge upside.