Top 100 Prospects: No. 1-20
The Top 100 Prospects from 1-20.
The Top 100 Prospects from 1-20.
In the first step of our Top 100 process, each voter compiles a personal top 150, and then we tabulate them and let the arguments begin. They couldn't crack the official Top 100, but 92 additional prospects received votes in the top 150s. Here they are in alphabetical order, with the number of votes they received and their highest ranking on any list.
See how the Top 100 breaks down by organization, draft round and country of origin.
Who are the projected top five picks for the 2009 draft? If each team lost its two best prospects, who would have the best farm system? Why doesn't Pirates first baseman Steve Pearce get more love?
This week’s installment considers all transactions reported by MLB between Feb. 9 and 15. Previous transactions available here. Baltimore Orioles Signed: RHP Federico Baez, RHP Steve Trachsel Outrighted off 40-man […]
World Baseball Classic, Inc. announced that the teams invited to participate in the 2009 World Baseball Classic will be the same 16 teams from the inaugural 2006 tournament. Australia, Canada, […]
Ben Badler's Prospects Pulse wraps up the winter ball season with our Winter Player of the Year and a cautionary note about a top prospect's winter workload.
How do all the catching prospects in the NL Central compare to on or another? Which is the best No. 1-ranked system and the worst No. 30-ranked system in the last five years? What exactly is a crosschecker?
In any setting that requires calculated predictions—the financial market, weather forecasting or a poker game, for example—decisions have to be made using the information at hand. The more information available […]
Minor league baseball's age of prosperity has meant stability for most of its franchises. When a team does move, the reasons usually aren't overwhelmingly interesting. A ballpark has gotten old or a market has become unattractive, and the team seeks greener pastures elsewhere.
Jim Callis predicts what the All-American team would look like if all players spent at least three years in college.
This week’s installment considers all transactions reported by MLB between Feb. 2 and 8. Last week’s transactions available here. Baltimore Orioles Signed: RHP Andy Mitchell Traded: LHP Erik Bedard to […]
Could the Rays pass on consensus top prospect Pedro Alvarez with the No. 1 pick in the 2008 draft? How rare is it for a team to take a first baseman with a top-10 pick? Who are the top propsects who signed as nondrafted free agents?
SANTIAGO, D.R.–There is an exhibit here in Santiago on the history of baseball in the Dominican Republic and even if you’re in the D.R., yet nowhere near this city, you […]
SANTIAGO, D.R.–As the 2008 Caribbean Series came to a close, the birth of the next one, to be held in Mexicali in 2009, might change . . . a lot. […]
SANTIAGO, D.R.–I just wanted to say thank you to the over 200 e-mails from random readers and subscribers wishing me well with my new opportunity. I really appreciate the kind […]
The Braves decision to move their Triple-A club from Richmond to Gwinnett County in Georgia is one of the most interesting moves in many years.
SANTIAGO, D.R.–The chants were deafening. And Aguilas fans tried not to hear them, steaming toward the exit after Miguel Tejada, who was ice cold after homering twice in the opener, […]
SANTIAGO, D.R.–Licey absolutely manhandled the heavily favored Aguilas club for a second straight game, defeating them, 8-2, and locking down the 2008 Caribbean Series. The Tigres rattled out 15 hits […]
SANTIAGO, D.R.–I was so excited to tell my story about getting accidentally tackled by two police officers on stones and broken glass that I forgot to mention the early game, […]