24-year-old Carlos Cortes is having a fine Arizona Fall League start. Does he have what it takes to be more than a role player in the majors?
Bryson Stott could always hit, which is how he wound up a 1st-round pick by the Phillies. But the knock on him was that the raw power might not translate to game power, and his habit of expanding the strike zone by being athletic enough to reach for pitches waaay out of the zone mightContinue reading “Bryson Stott, SS, PHI”
Another pop-up prospect, Zach McCambley has roared through the High-A Central league as if he were a man on a mission. What is his mission? Read on…
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.
Only drafted a year ago, Jackson Rutledge has made a good impression already.
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.
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…
With 54 IP at AAA already, is Wil Crowe ready for the majors?
The #3 overall pick in the 2016 Draft is knocking on the door. What can we expect?
Thanks to Nick Randall of PitcherList and his article there today, I was made aware of Alex Vesia. You should be made aware of him too!
Not enough numbers to work with, but oh those scouting reports!
Major league teams need pitchers like Harol Gonzalez too.
The scouts don’t rank him, but he was an All Star in the Florida State League, so what gives?
He did what was asked of him after he was drafted. Is that enough?
He was only 17, and he’s a catcher, so how much could we expect of him anyway? Well…
How did you spend your summer last year? Luis Garcia (the Nationals one, not the Astros one or the Phillies one or the Indians one or the Cardinals one) spent his summer in Double-A as a 19-year-old. How’d it go?Video courtesy of FanGraphsBorn: May 16, 2000B/T: Left/Right6’2″, 190lbSigned by the Washington Nationals in 2016 out of the Dominican Republic.The NumbersThose are his raw numbers, but let’s aggregate by level and focus on the important numbers for minor leaguers:Scou […]
When the Braves drafted Shea Langeliers #9 overall in the 2019 MLB June Amateur draft, was that a sign that William Contreras was no longer considered their starting catcher of the future?Video courtesy of Prospects LiveBorn: December 24, 1997B/T: Right/Right6’0″, 180lbSigned by the Atlanta Braves in 2015 out of Venezuela.The NumbersThose are his raw numbers, but let’s aggregate by level and focus on the important numbers for minor leaguers:It’s a chart of beauty when a player […]
A couple of years after being drafted by the Phillies, how is Kendall Simmons looking?Born: April 11, 2000B/T: Right/Right6’2″, 180-lbsDrafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 3rd round of the 2018 MLB June Amateur Draft out of Tattnall Square Academy (Macon, GA).The NumbersHis raw numbers are listed above courtesy of baseball-reference.com. Let’s aggregate by year and then focus on the important numbers for minor leaguers:He did OK in his first pro season after being drafted, but ther […]
I thought it would be an interesting contrast to the top prospects I’ve been covering to instead talk about a minor leaguer who has not made it to the majors, and who the scouts do not think has much of a chance. What do such a player’s numbers and charts tell us that the scouts already see?So I picked an obscure player none of you will have heard of. An anonymous minor leaguer doing his best to reach the majors after years of trying.Video courtesy of Walt Hilsenb […]
The power returned in a big way for Lewin Diaz in 2019. What happened?Video courtesy of Baseball.Born: November 19, 1996B/T: Left/Left6’4″, 255lbSigned by the Minnesota Twins in 2013 out of the Dominican Republic.The NumbersThose are his raw numbers, and they are already aggregated by level, but let’s focus on the important numbers for minor leaguers:Boy, was 2018 a bad year! He came over to the Marlins in the Sergio Romo deal in 2019, and the Marlins got a guy on the rebound […]