Dominican Republic Shuts Out Puerto Rico, Wins WBC
SAN FRANCISCO—In the 2013 World Baseball Classic, Puerto Rico took out one baseball giant after another. It beat Venezuela in the first round, the United States in the second and [...]
Hitter’s And Pitcher’s Parks In Each Full-Season Minor League
Factors such as altitude, humidity and wind affect how ballparks at all levels play for hitters and for pitchers. High altitude, low humidity and a steady jet stream are the [...]
Dominican Republic Stays Unbeaten, Advances To Championship Game
SAN FRANCISCO—For four innings the favorite was on the ropes again during the World Baseball Classic semifinals. One night after upstart Puerto Rico held onto an early lead against Japan, [...]
Rangers Prospect Leads Authentic Cast In Equipment Commercial
If you’ve been watching MLB Network lately, you’ve probably seen a commercial for Dick’s Sporting Goods. The commercial, which was filmed at Blair Field in Long Beach, Calif., is called [...]
Minor League Parks Drive Performance
Isotopes Park in Albuquerque will use a humidor this season in an effort to become less hitter-friendly. Even if they succeed in scaling back offense, the park still will play differently than parks at lower elevations and with thicker, more humid air. That diversity of ballpark context adds a layer of fascination to the minor leagues.
California League Presents Variety Of Challenges
The Mariners skipped Taijuan Walker past High Desert and straight to Double-A last season, begging the question: Has the California League's reputation as a hitter-friendly circuit prompted organizations like the Mariners to skip their frontline pitching prospects over the league?
As World Baseball Classic Grows, So Does Coverage
The World Baseball Classic has always been right in Baseball America's wheelhouse. No one covers the game around the globe like we do, and we always viewed a world cup-style tournament for baseball as a great engine for the game's growth.
Rangers, Royals Low Class A Clubs Should Be Stacked
SURPRISE, ARIZ.–It’s too early to accurately project minor league rosters. Injuries and decisions on big leagues jobs will cascade down through farm systems. But at the Rangers/Royals complex you could [...]
Colabello’s Amazing Story Keeps Getting Better
Once unnoticed, Chris Colabello is on a faster track now.
Nationals Should Top Rays For Title…In 2016
Jim Callis predicts how the 2016 season should play out.
2013 Top 100 Prospects Chat With John Manuel and JJ Cooper
John and JJ answered your Top 100 questions on Feb. 19.
Top 100 Includes Several Bargains
Looking four prospects on the Top 100 Prospects list who were bargains to sign.
Top 100 Prospects Rankings Show Progress
You know, we will never figure out a perfect way to do the Top 100 Prospects list, because there's no way for us to know with certainty which players are going to fall by the wayside due to poor performance or misfortune. But I like to think we have become significantly better over the years at building our list, which is why it continues to be regarded as the best ranking of its kind in the industry.