We didn’t have much data on Pete Crow-Armstrong in 2021. We sure do now…
Category Archives: NL Central
Elly De La Cruz, SS, CIN
A consensus Top-5 prospect, but not my kind of prospect is Mr. Elly De La Cruz.
Jackson Chourio, OF, MIL
Jackson Chourio did a few impressive things this past year. Let’s get to know him.
Jordan Walker, 3B/OF, STL
When I was on the PitcherList On The Farm podcast (OTF 38) in September, 2022, I was asked who could be the #1 prospect in 2023. I said it would probably be a guy named Jordan. Meet the first of them, Jordan Walker.
Matt Mervis, 1B, CHC
Hitting over .300 in the Arizona Fall League has gotten Matt Mervis lots of attention. Should he have?
Levi Stoudt, RHP, CIN
A pitcher the Reds acquired from Seattle as part of the Luis Castillo deal, what do we know about Levi Stoudt?
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”
Robert Gasser, LHP, MIL
Robert Gasser had a nice introduction to professional ball after he was drafted.
Nick Lodolo *, LHP, CIN
Do not read this profile if the color green offends you.
Felix Valerio, 2B, MIL
Felix Valerio got off to a hot start in 2021, and then cooled off later. Which one is the real Valerio?
Matt Fraizer, OF, PIT
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, 2B, PIT
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?
Osvaldo Bido, RHP, PIT
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.
Juan Yepez*, 1B, STL
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.
Hayden Wesneski *, RHP, CHC
Another “who?” entry in my pitching pantheon, but Wesneski won’t be unknown for very long. I expect him with the Yankees in late 2022. Who, indeed!
Justin Steele *, LHP, CHC
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.
Braxton Ashcraft, RHP, PIT
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.
Tucupita Marcano*, INF, PIT
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”
Hudson Head, OF, 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]
Riley O’Brien *, RHP, CIN
Hi, Reds fans! Ready to meet your newest organization pitcher?
Adbert Alzolay *, RHP, CHC
In honor of Adbert Alzolay’s fine first start of 2020 for the Cubs, let’s see how he got here.
Johan Oviedo *, RHP, STL
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?
Tony Santillan *, RHP, CIN
You thought 2020 was bad, meet Tony Santillan’s 2019…
Zack Brown, RHP, MIL
Another arm for the Brewers in their 60-man group, Zack Brown had a 2020-type year in 2019.