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!
After an injury-filled 2018, look what Davis did in 2019.
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?
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?
2017 was great. 2018 was not. 2019 was great. 2020 will be…?
He did what was asked of him after he was drafted. Is that enough?
A year after being drafted in the 35th round, the Dodgers made Kody Hoese a 1st-round pick. What did they see?
He was only 17, and he’s a catcher, so how much could we expect of him anyway? Well…
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Less than a year after he was the 1st-round pick by the Brewers, 23-year-old Ethan Small proved to be anything but small on the pitcher’s mound, but he did it in only 21 IP. Naturally the scouts want to see more than just a college graduate beating up on low level batters. With that proviso in mind, let’s look at his skills, shall we?Born: February 14, 1997B/T: Left/Left6’3″, 214-lbsDrafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 1st round of the 2019 MLB June Amateur Draft out of Mississippi State […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Welcome to the Pirates, Liover Peguero. Pirates fans, what can we expect of this new addition to your organization?Video courtesy of FanGraphsBorn: December 31, 2000B/T: Right/Right6’1″, 160lbSigned by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2017 as an international free agent our of the Dominican Republic. Traded to the Pirates in the Starlin Marte trade.The NumbersThose are his raw numbers, but let’s aggregate by level and focus on the important numbers for minor leaguers:When you are 6’1 […]