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Jose Butto has one of those pitching stat tables that just speaks to me.
When do the numbers not tell the whole story? When they describe Cade Cavalli.
Hans Crouse made it all the way to the major leagues last season. Can he jump right into the Phillies rotation in 2022?
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?
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.
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.)
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?
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.
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?
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…
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?
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”
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.
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]
[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”