He’s only played at the Rookie league level as a 17-year-old, yet Alexfri Planez is already showing up in Top 200 lists of prospects. What gives? [This is the third of an occasional series of players I will analyze in the offseason simply because they are being ranked highly by Top Lists in the industry,Continue reading “Alexfri Planez, OF, CLE”
A Top-100 prospect has made it to majors in a strange 2020 season even though he has very little time at AA, but here is Clarke Schmidt. A top 100 guy for my 100th player profile!
Jumping all the way from High-A to the majors in this shortened season, let’s see how John King got to the Rangers.
The Rangers seem to have a top prospect in Sherten Apostel. What exactly do they have?
As we say goodbye to Patrick Sandoval’s rookie eligibility, let’s see how he got to the majors and what we can expect now that he’s here.
As Nate Pearson makes his big-league debut, what can we learn from his minor league performance?
A right elbow strain kept Hunter Harvey from being on the Orioles Opening Day roster, but he should be back soon. What can we expect from him?
A top batting prospect for the Astros, he made the 30-man roster, but where will he play?
Austin Hays is on the Baltimore 60-man roster. What does he bring to the squad?
He came back from Tommy John surgery, and now he is on the Oakland 60-man roster. Welcome to the bigs, Daulton Jefferies!
A Top 100 prospect, you need to know what you are getting with Nick Madrigal, but boy, do you get plenty of it!
Sometimes a player puts up such good numbers, it’s a pleasure to analyze them.
A consensus Top 100 prospect, Daniel Lynch is now on the Royals 60-man roster.
2017’s performance made Luis Oviedo look like a top prospect. 2019 did the opposite and the scouts dropped out. What do we have here?
An industry consensus Top-20 prospect had a awful 2019. What gets the scouts excited despite the poor numbers? He’s been named to the 60-man for the Astros, so let’s get to know Mr. Whitley.
When will the former #1 overall draft pick live up to his potential? In one respect, he just did…
Kowar has a nice 2019, and now just needs one thing to improve to reach his potential.
Canaan Smith is not as well known as other prospects, and is thus farther down the rankings. This outfielder who played in A-ball in 2019 has his backers, though, so let’s see what we can find out about Mr. Smith.
To hear scouts tell it, Jordyn Adams was all raw potential, but then he set foot on the field and suddenly the numbers told a different story.
Drafted in 2018 but missed his pro debut with mono, Logan Gilbert didn’t start pitching professionally until 2019. Then he started making up for lost time.
One year ago, 24-year-old Dane Dunning was poised to compete for a rotation slot with the White Sox. Tommy John surgery happened instead. Now the 25-year-old waits to recover even as baseball waits to start. By the time it does, Dunning might be ready to return to the field.
A Top 50 prospect, the former 1st-rounder had his first full season and made it all the way to Double-A. How did he do? Spoiler: He made it all the way to Double-A, duh.
Tigers fans have had little to root for in recent seasons, with most of the excitement being reserved for their minor league system. Particularly their pitcher prospects have been well thought of: Manning, Mize, Faedo, Wentz . . . and Skubal (?). Who is Tarik Skubal, and can he be as good as those otherContinue reading “Tarik Skubal, LHP, DET”
Please jump down to The Scouts section below. I’ll wait. OK, welcome back. Clearly Bobby Witt Jr., son of major leaguer Bobby Witt Sr., is a Top 30 prospect in all of baseball. The 2nd overall pick in the 2019 Amateur draft is Kansas City’s star prospect no matter what he briefly did on the field afterContinue reading “Bobby Witt, SS, KC”
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