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Who are the Angels' top prospects?

Los Angeles Times

As of last year, the consensus around baseball was that the Angels' farm system was the worst in the sport. It has improved some, but is still among the five worst, according to most evaluators. Years of international neglect and sacrificing top picks for free-agent signings could hurt the club for another half a decade or longer. Here are the club's top five prospects. Middleton was the Angels' 2013 third-round pick, a junior college two-sport athlete who had more experience playing basketball than baseball.

Majority of Top Prospects Capitalize on Early Signing Period

U.S. News

Clemson signed two of the nation's top three overall prospects in quarterback Trevor Lawrence and defensive end Xavier Thomas. The top previously uncommitted prospect to announce his decision Wednesday was defensive end Micah Parsons, who chose Penn State.

Mike Mayock is still evaluating NFL prospects, now as Raiders GM

Los Angeles Times

As a top NFL draft analyst, Mike Mayock once conducted marathon conference calls with reporters, breaking down prospects that were evaluated at the NFL combine. On Wednesday, in his new role as general manager of the Oakland Raiders, Mayock was limited to 15 minutes on the podium. "I am the rookie," he said of his role in an organization that features coach Jon Gruden. The Raiders are coming off a tumultuous 4-12 season in Gruden's first year as coach. Mayock said he had opportunities to join other organizations through the years before joining the Raiders.

Young entrepreneurs fear AI rise for jobs but would work for a robot


The finding comes in a report entitled'Robot Revolution: The impact of artificial intelligence on entrepreneurs and job prospects', released this morning by UK charity Young Enterprise. The report also shows two-thirds of young entrepreneurs are concerned that the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) in the workplace could affect their job prospects. When asked about the impact of AI in the workplace, more than three-quarters (76%) said they feared fewer jobs would be available due to the use of robots in the workplace. Just one in 10 think the rise of the machines will lead to more jobs and 14% said there would be no noticeable change. When asked about the future role of robots in the workplace, nearly half of respondents (47%) expressed concerns at the prospect of machines taking up a large percentage of the workforce.