After a lost 2019 where he bottomed out in skill, and a lost 2020 to a pandemic, how much did Tirso Ornelas look forward to 2021? Glad you asked…
Joshua Mears is known for one thing, and something else — Joshua Mears is known for a couple of things along with — among the things Joshua Mears is known for are power, on-base ability, and uh, those strikeouts. Oh, and a little speed too. He draws walks, did I mention that?
One of the best hitters in the minor leagues gets ignored by the scouts. What gives?
Sometimes you see minor league numbers so good, you do a double-take. So that’s what you do: look a second time, and then you get a more realistic view of the prospect. Meet Brandon Pfaadt (just don’t pronounce the ‘P’ and you’ll say it right.)
One of the prospects brought over in the Arenado trade, Elehuris Montero has stepped up in a big way in 2021. Can we trust the numbers?
Another pop-up prospect, Matt Frisbee help throw a combined no hitter early in the season, and that got him some press. What can we tell of this hurler who is now 24 year old and has never been high on scout’s lists?
[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”
After never rising above Double-A, Antonio Santos has reached the big leagues this shortened season. In two games so far (as I write this), he has been hit hard. What do his minor league numbers tell us to expect in the future?
Keury Mella has been getting a taste of the major leagues for the past four years. Now that he is up again, let’s get to know Mr. Mella.
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?
Not a top prospect, and has never pitched above High-A ball, but the Marlins (now with the Diamondbacks) need an arm, and here comes Humberto Mejía to start for them at least once.
In honor of his great start this year, let’s see where Dustin May came from. You don’t need me to tell you he was a great prospect, but I’m going to tell you that anyway.
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?
22-year-old Ryan Rolison was named to the 60-man player pool for the Colorado Rockies. What do the Rockies have in this left-hander?
Something got into Daulton Varsho in July 2019, and the results were spectacular!
Giants fans, would you like something to feel good about? Read on about young left-hander Seth Corry.
The scouts are mixed, 2018 was concerning, 2019 looked better. Will the real Ryan Vilade please stand up?
Chasing catcher prospects in the fantasy baseball world is often like a prospector’s eyes lighting up when sighting fool’s gold. It looks like the real thing, but it leaves you disappointed in the end. So when examining the stats of a catcher prospect, be careful… What makes Luis Campusano worthy of our attention? Let’s meet himContinue reading “Luis Campusano, C, SD”
2017 was great. 2018 was not. 2019 was great. 2020 will be…?
A year after being drafted in the 35th round, the Dodgers made Kody Hoese a 1st-round pick. What did they see?
A 2nd-round pick back in 2018, Alek Thomas is now one of the Diamondbacks’ top prospects. But he’s only played as high as A-ball, so what do we see in Mr. Thomas’ skills?Video courtesy of FanGraphsBorn: April 28, 2000B/T: Left/Left5’11”, 175-lbsDrafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2nd round of the 2018 MLB June Amateur Draft from Mount Carmel HS (Chicago, IL).The NumbersHis raw numbers are listed above courtesy of baseball-reference.com. Let’s aggregate by level and then focus o […]
Relief prospects are rarely ranked, and just as rarely cared about by fantasy baseball owners. Major league owners, on the other hand, love having these arms in their system. Look at San Diego and their assembly line of sharp relievers who either get Saves and Holds for the Padres, one after the other. And don’t fool yourselves, those relievers are valuable to our fantasy rosters too, but it’s such a crapshoot to figure out who will turn out good ahead of time, it’s easy to just sit back a […]