Ben Badler

Pioneer League Top 20 Prospects With Scouting Reports

Ben Badler -Premium Content

The Rookie-level Pioneer League is always a tricky league to evaluate, as it's somewhat of a tweener circuit. The Diamondbacks and Rockies don't have complex-based teams so their PL club serves as their lowest-level U.S. affiliate. By contrast, the other six organizations in the league don't have teams in the New-York Penn or Northwest leagues, so their PL clubs are their highest-level half-season affiliates. The dichotomy creates an interesting mix of talent in the hitter-friendly league, with players ranging from raw Latin American prospects to much more polished college draft picks.

Minors | #2008#League Top 20 Prospects#Rankings

Men Of Mystery

Ben Badler -Premium Content

For scouts and managers who watched the Southern League this year, it was difficult to get a handle on the performances of Cubs' prospects Jeff Samardzija and Tyler Colvin.

Minors | #2008#Prospect Pulse

Yankees Place Jackson On DL

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The Yankees have placed Double-A center fielder Austin Jackson, the No. 2 prospect in the system entering the season, on the disabled list. Jackson is reportedly nursing a back injury. […]

Minors | #Daily Dish