With word that the Cubs will be bring up Justin Steele to be part of a six-man rotation, let’s see who the Cubs have in this left-hander.
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?
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.
Jumping all the way from High-A to the majors in this shortened season, let’s see how John King got to the Rangers.
With over 40 innings pitched at the major league level, Kyle Wright is about to lose his rookie eligibility. Before that happens, let’s see how he got here.
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.
In honor of Adbert Alzolay’s fine first start of 2020 for the Cubs, let’s see how he got here.
Johan Oviedo got his first major league strikeout today in the first inning against Chicago. What can we glean from his minor league record to tell us how his major league career might go?
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?
Luis is on the San Diego 60-man roster, so what do the Padres (now Rays) have in him?
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’s recovering from elbow issues in April, but Jon Duplantier is on the 60-man, and he will help the Diamondbacks this season. In what role?
A Top 100 prospect, you need to know what you are getting with Nick Madrigal, but boy, do you get plenty of it!
Kowar has a nice 2019, and now just needs one thing to improve to reach his potential.
Something got into Daulton Varsho in July 2019, and the results were spectacular!
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. (And now he gets his chanceContinue reading “Dane Dunning *, RHP, TEX”
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”
With 54 IP at AAA already, is Wil Crowe ready for the majors?