Welcome to the majors, Kyle Stowers. How’d you get here, and what do you bring to the table?
BaseballHQ’s Chris Blessing wrote about Matt McLain today ($) during which he raised his BHQ rating from an 8B to an 9C. Don’t worry too much about what it all means, but trust me when I tell you that 9Cs are not all that common. So what did Matt do that made Chris change hisContinue reading “Matt McLain, SS, CIN”
Sometimes you have to note the news to catch a prospect. Meet Pete. Crow-Armstrong, that is.
Tigers fans, you’ve got a great one in Riley Greene.
A top prospect who is missing one thing in his skill set that would take him to the next level
Do not read this profile if the color green offends you.
When do the numbers not tell the whole story? When they describe Cade Cavalli.
A top prospect, Soderstrom did very well at the plate in 2021. But which plate will he be defending when he reaches the majors?
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?
Ready to meet your next great pitching prospect? Yes, I am talking to you, Mariners fans…
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!