Felix Valerio got off to a hot start in 2021, and then cooled off later. Which one is the real Valerio?
Another Pittsburgh Pirate prospect, Matt Fraizer had himself quite a spiffy year, so why aren’t more scouts putting him high on their lists? Let’s find out…
Nick Gonzales was drafted as a hit-first infielder in 2020, and then had a non-season like everyone else. When 2021 began, he put up a modest .333 OBP in May and June. What happened next?
I decided to pick a random player from a random level from a random team. I wound up with the second Pittsburgh pitcher listed on their Double-A roster in 2021. Ergo, meet Osvaldo Bido.
Some teenagers take the world by storm, but most teenagers are merely figuring out how to do the job they want to succeed at. The skills develop over time, and next thing you know you have a skilled worker. Meet former teenager Juan Yepez.
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.
It’s early in the minor league season, but the pop-up talents are already appearing. Let’s look at one such player in Pittsburgh right-hander Braxton Ashcraft down in High-A East Greensboro.
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, PIT”
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]
Hi, Reds fans! Ready to meet your newest organization pitcher?
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?
You thought 2020 was bad, meet Tony Santillan’s 2019…
Another arm for the Brewers in their 60-man group, Zack Brown had a 2020-type year in 2019.
Ray does three things well, but one thing poorly that leads to another poor thing.
Canaan Smith-Njigba 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.
Can you dream of great things? There are times looking at a pitching prospect where you can see greatness in his future, but it’s a future that is far into the distance, with many obstacles in the way.
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?
After an injury-filled 2018, look what Davis did in 2019.
What do you look for in a power-hitting corner infielder?
When you are this tall, you shouldn’t be playing SS, and yet…
Scouts are not as high on Jonathan India as they were. Why?
I ran a random number generator three times, and got 14, 8, and 5. I needed to find a prospect with a first name beginning with ‘N’ (the 14th letter of the alphabet), last name beginning with ‘H’ (the 8th letter), and in the Cubs organization (the 5th club, alphabetically). Thus, meet Nico Hoerner!Video courtesy of Cubs BaseballBorn: May 13, 1997B/T: Right/Right5’11”, 200lbSigned by the Chicago Cubs in the 1st round of the 2018 MLB June Amateur Draft from Stanford University (Palo A […]
Does Ivan Herrera have the skills to become the future for St. Louis at catcher?Video courtesy of Matt PullmanBorn: June 1, 2000B/T: Right/Right6’0″, 180lbSigned by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2016 out of Panama.The NumbersThose are his raw numbers, but let’s aggregate by level and focus on the important numbers for minor leaguers:The good news is that he doesn’t strike out too often, and he knows how to draw a walk and thus get on base.The bad news is that his power is more ra […]