When a player is asked to do something, and then he does that thing very, very well, what do you call him? Cooper Bowman.
Author Archives: Nick Richards
Chase Silseth *, RHP, LAA
When someone pegged as a bulk reliever starts mowing ’em down in Double-A, could he be a starter instead? Meet Chase Silseth.
Andrew Abbott, LHP, CIN
A funny thing happened on Andrew Abbott’s road through his college career. It’s a good sign for his future.
Matt McLain, SS, CIN
BaseballHQ’s Chris Blessing wrote about Matt McLain today ($) during which he raised his BHQ rating from an 8B to an 9C. Don’t worry too much about what it all means, but trust me when I tell you that 9Cs are not all that common. So what did Matt do that made Chris change hisContinue reading “Matt McLain, SS, CIN”
Chris Murphy, LHP, BOS
Scouting reports change as results on the field change. Let’s let Chris Murphy illustrate the process before the scouts have updated.
Ken Waldichuk *, LHP, OAK
Process, meet results. Results, meet process. Readers, meet Ken Waldichuk.
Ceddanne Rafaela, OF/2B/SS/3B, BOS
Saw a bit of a flurry on Twitter about Ceddanne Rafaela yesterday, so let’s see if his hot start to 2022 is anything to draw our attention.
Jeremy Peña *, SS, HOU
Jeremy Peña hit a home run in his first major league game. Where did he come from, and what can we expect of his talents?
Matt Canterino, RHP, MIN
With Matt Canterino, you have to first look at the numbers, then look at the video, and then try to reconcile the two.
Aeverson Arteaga, SS, SF
If you heard me on PitcherList’s March 28th episode of the On the Farm podcast, you know host LaMar Gibson really likes Aeverson Arteaga. So what do I think of him?
Freddy Tarnok *, RHP, OAK
Freddy Tarnok gives me a chance to wax philosophical about prospects.
Robert Gasser, LHP, MIL
Robert Gasser had a nice introduction to professional ball after he was drafted.
Riley Greene *, OF, DET
Tigers fans, you’ve got a great one in Riley Greene.
Yoelqui Céspedes, OF, CHW
Welcome to professional ball, Yoelqui Céspedes; how’d ya do in 2021?
Jordan Groshans *, 3B/SS, TOR
A top prospect who is missing one thing in his skill set that would take him to the next level
Nick Lodolo *, LHP, CIN
Do not read this profile if the color green offends you.
Jose Butto *, RHP, NYM
Jose Butto has one of those pitching stat tables that just speaks to me.
Cade Cavalli *, RHP, WAS
When do the numbers not tell the whole story? When they describe Cade Cavalli.
Hans Crouse *, RHP, PHI
Hans Crouse made it all the way to the major leagues last season. Can he jump right into the Phillies rotation in 2022?
Tyler Soderstrom, (C, 1B), OAK
A top prospect, Soderstrom did very well at the plate in 2021. But which plate will he be defending when he reaches the majors?
Janson Junk *, RHP, LAA
Janson Junk made it to the major leagues in 2021. Will he return in 2022?
Korey Lee *, C, HOU
I wrote about Korey Lee last summer for BaseballHQ.com (link $), but it’s time to bring him into the MiLBAnalysis family.
Jose Rodriguez, SS, CHW
Jose Rodriguez hit everywhere he went in 2021. Do we believe in this talent?
Tirso Ornelas, OF, SD
After a lost 2019 where he bottomed out in skill, and a lost 2020 to a pandemic, how much did Tirso Ornelas look forward to 2021? Glad you asked…
Joshua Mears, OF, SD
Joshua Mears is known for one thing, and something else — Joshua Mears is known for a couple of things along with — among the things Joshua Mears is known for are power, on-base ability, and uh, those strikeouts. Oh, and a little speed too. He draws walks, did I mention that?