This past weekend, I traveled to Kansas City to take in the Royals Futures Game at Kaufman Stadium. As the Royals have the best system in the game, it was a rare opportunity to see that much minor league talent on the same field. With minor league opening day Thursday, and corresponding rosters for the 120 full-season teams starting to trickle in, there are plenty of squads worth watching for their deep groups of prospects. Here's my ideal hypothetical four-city road trip in counterclockwise circular format from my home in central Illinois.
9hESPN.com news services
2hEthan Sherwood Strauss
15hAdam Schefter and Chris Mortensen
18hPablo S. Torre
15hDavid Purdum and Ryan Rodenberg