As I write this, Zac Veen is hitting .377/.480/.475 in the Arizona Fall League. Is this for real?
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Matt Mervis, 1B, CHC
Hitting over .300 in the Arizona Fall League has gotten Matt Mervis lots of attention. Should he have?
Levi Stoudt, RHP, CIN
A pitcher the Reds acquired from Seattle as part of the Luis Castillo deal, what do we know about Levi Stoudt?
Junior Caminero, 3B, TAM
How does a teenager become known as one of baseball’s top prospects? Meet Junior Caminero.
Noah Cameron, LHP, KC
When a minor league prospect is ignored by the industry, what should we do? Meet Noah Cameron.
Lenyn Sosa *, 2B, CHW
He showed up in the majors this year seemingly out of nowhere. Who is Lenyn Sosa?
Colt Keith, 3B, DET
Until he separated his shoulder, Colt Keith was having a fine season. Let’s meet Mr. Keith.
Ryne Nelson *, RHP, ARI
With the news that Ryne Nelson will start for the Diamondbacks on Monday, let’s see who the team is getting.
Nick Swiney, LHP, SF
What do you do if you don’t have velocity on your fastball? You do what Nick Swiney does.
Cade Povich, LHP, BAL
This past week I posted a Twitter poll asking who my followers would prefer long term: Mason Black or Cade Povich. The results were clear: Let’s see why the results were so clear.
Mason Black, RHP, SF
Mason Black was a 3rd-rounder in 2021 who got off to a hot start in 2022. How’s he done since?
Addison Barger, SS/2B/3B, TOR
What do you do when a player described as a bench piece plays like anything but? Meet Addison Barger.
Robinson Pina, RHP, LAA
It’s not how you do the first time at a level, but how you do when you repeat a level that counts. Meet Robinson Pina.
Nick Frasso, RHP, TOR
When are minor league numbers not to be fully relied upon? When the skills behind the numbers give scouts pause. Meet Nick Frasso.
Shea Langeliers *, C, OAK
Shea Langeliers won the 2022 Futures Game MVP award. When can we expect to see him in he majors, and what will he bring to the table?
Spencer Steer *, 2B/3B/SS, MIN
Do you take some time to adjust when you move to a new home? I think we all do, so to see what Spencer Steer is doing is both familiar and understandable.
Jordan Diaz *, 1B, OAK
We all love prospects who rocket to prominence, but what about the slow improvers? Meet Jordan Diaz
Griff McGarry, RHP, PHI
A reader tipped me off to Griff McGarry, and I said he walks too many. He insisted I look again, and I again said he walks too many. He told me to take another look, I did so, and I discovered something interesting…
Kyle Stowers *, OF, BAL
Welcome to the majors, Kyle Stowers. How’d you get here, and what do you bring to the table?
Taylor Dollard, RHP, SEA
When it comes to minor league pitchers, it’s important to set our expectations correctly. Meet Taylor Dollard.
César Prieto, 2B, BAL
A young Cuban national player gets signed by the Baltimore Orioles. Was it a good investment?
Braden Olthoff, RHP, LAA
Braden Olthoff pitched so well at High-A he was already bumped up to Double-A. Uh, about that start…
Logan O’Hoppe *, C, PHI
Logan O’Hoppe (oh-HOP-ee) is having a fine season. Is he a top catcher prospect now?
Josh Winckowski *, RHP, BOS
Rumor has it that Josh Winckowski will make his major league debut on Sunday, May 29 for a Red Sox double header. Just who is he? Glad you asked…
Yosver Zulueta, RHP, TOR
Sometimes you just have to make a leap into a void of information. Meet Yosver Zulueta.