The Red Sox reached for Nick Yorke in the 1st round of the 2020 Draft. Or did they reach?…
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”
Called up this week to be the extra man for a doubleheader, 23-year-old Alex Kirilloff made his major league regular season debut starting in LF. What can we expect of Alex once he gets his regular chance in the majors?
24-year-old Ryan Mountcastle had a nice first season in the majors in 2020, but juuust avoided losing rookie eligibility. He should be a regular in the outfield for the Orioles in 2021, and maybe play 1B a little as well. What does the team have in this young player?
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.
[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”
A Top-100 prospect has made it to majors in a strange 2020 season even though he has very little time at AA, but here is Clarke Schmidt. A top 100 guy for my 100th player profile!
Only drafted a year ago, Jackson Rutledge has made a good impression already.
The Rangers seem to have a top prospect in Sherten Apostel. What exactly do they have?
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.
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.
Luis is on the San Diego 60-man roster, so what do the Padres (now Rays) have in him?
As Nate Pearson makes his big-league debut, what can we learn from his minor league performance?
A Top 100 prospect, you need to know what you are getting with Nick Madrigal, but boy, do you get plenty of it!
A consensus Top 100 prospect, Daniel Lynch is now on the Royals 60-man roster.
An industry consensus Top-20 prospect had a awful 2019. What gets the scouts excited despite the poor numbers? He’s been named to the 60-man for the Astros, so let’s get to know Mr. Whitley.
When will the former #1 overall draft pick live up to his potential? In one respect, he just did…
Something got into Daulton Varsho in July 2019, and the results were spectacular!
To hear scouts tell it, Jordyn Adams was all raw potential, but then he set foot on the field and suddenly the numbers told a different story.
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…
Drafted in 2018 but missed his pro debut with mono, Logan Gilbert didn’t start pitching professionally until 2019. Then he started making up for lost time.
A Top 50 prospect, the former 1st-rounder had his first full season and made it all the way to Double-A. How did he do? Spoiler: He made it all the way to Double-A, duh.
Tigers fans have had little to root for in recent seasons, with most of the excitement being reserved for their minor league system. Particularly their pitcher prospects have been well thought of: Manning, Mize, Faedo, Wentz . . . and Skubal (?). Who is Tarik Skubal, and can he be as good as those otherContinue reading “Tarik Skubal *, LHP, DET”
Please jump down to The Scouts section below. I’ll wait. OK, welcome back. Clearly Bobby Witt Jr., son of major leaguer Bobby Witt Sr., is a Top 30 prospect in all of baseball. The 2nd overall pick in the 2019 Amateur draft is Kansas City’s star prospect no matter what he briefly did on the field afterContinue reading “Bobby Witt, SS, KC”