Called up this week to be the extra man for a doubleheader, 23-year-old Alex Kirilloff made his major league regular season debut starting in LF. What can we expect of Alex once he gets his regular chance in the majors?
After hitting .405/.479/.619 in 49 PA in spring training, 21-year-old Tucupita Marcano was a surprise addition to the Padres 26-man roster. In the first seven days of the regular season, Marcano had one plate appearance per game, where he cumulatively drew one walk and hit one single. Those two sentences tell you everything you needContinue reading “Tucupita Marcano, INF, SD”
As I write this, 26-year-old Bobby Dalbec is hitting .300/.382/.833 in 34 PA in spring training. He had 92 PA in 2020, and is about to lose prospect status. What do the Red Sox have in this first baseman who looks to open the season batting ninth?
24-year-old Ryan Mountcastle had a nice first season in the majors in 2020, but juuust avoided losing rookie eligibility. He should be a regular in the outfield for the Orioles in 2021, and maybe play 1B a little as well. What does the team have in this young player?
Let’s look at some rookie-eligible players likely to make their team’s Opening Day rosters. We will start with young Braves outfielder Cristian Pache.
A main piece in the Joe Musgrove trade to San Diego, just who did the Pirates get when they traded for (among others) Hudson Head? [Fourth in my offseason look at prospects without much of a track record, but the scouts like him]
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”
[This is the second 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, yet they have little track record. ‘What are the rankers seeing?’ is the question I will try to answer.]
[This is the first 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, yet they have little track record. ‘What are the rankers seeing?’ is the question I will try to answer.] Robinson was already on industry Top 30Continue reading “Kristian Robinson, OF, ARI”
The Rangers seem to have a top prospect in Sherten Apostel. What exactly do they have?
Only playing about every other day, Sam Hilliard has started out 5-for-28 slow. What do his minor league numbers tell us he is capable of?
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?
A Top 100 prospect, you need to know what you are getting with Nick Madrigal, but boy, do you get plenty of it!
Ray does three things well, but one thing poorly that leads to another poor thing.
When will the former #1 overall draft pick live up to his potential? In one respect, he just did…
Something got into Daulton Varsho in July 2019, and the results were spectacular!
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.
One of the top international prospects signed in 2017, how has Ronny Mauricio done since then? Hint, we won’t be looking at the numbers too hard…
The scouts are mixed, 2018 was concerning, 2019 looked better. Will the real Ryan Vilade please stand up?
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.
Another Pirates outfield prospect. What does Travis bring to the table?
Jared Oliva sure looked good in the Arizona Fall League (.312/.413/.473 in 109 PA). Is he as good as all that? Was that a true picture of his talents?
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”