The Top 10 Youngest Players In Each League On Opening Day
As we’ve done for three years, here’s a look at the Top 10 youngest players in each league as the season began (you can also see the 2012 Opening Day, 2011 [...]
Minor League Opening Day Roster Analysis: St. Louis Cardinals
WHERE THE TOP 10 PROSPECTS ARE 1 Oscar Taveras 6/19/1992 of Memphis Redbirds 2 Shelby Miller 10/10/1990 rhp St. Louis Cardinals 3 Carlos Martinez 9/21/91 of (Dominican Republic) 4 Trevor [...]
Braves Find Plenty Of Production From Farm System In Recent Years
CHICAGO–Their offseason acquisitions of the Upton brothers notwithstanding, the Braves don’t make a lot of flashy moves and they don’t throw a lot of money around. In the past four [...]
2013 Organization Talent Rankings: Cardinals Rank No. 1
As a cap to our offseason prospect rankings, we line up the minor league talent in every organization from 1-30. Baseball America’s annual organization talent rankings reflect the total worth [...]
Which prospects also received votes for the Top 100 list, and what were their highest rankings? Which players are poised to make the biggest leaps from within and outside the Top 100 a year from now? Why is Tigers third baseman/outfielder Nick Castellanos ranked so far ahead of Orioles middle infielder Jonathan Schoop?
Did BA Grades decrease from the 2012 to 2013 Prospect Handbooks? What should we make of Cubs third baseman Josh Vitters? Is Mets infielder Wilmer Flores comparable to Manny Machado?
What should we expect from the 2013 draft? Who would make a Top 10 Prospects list from Jim Callis' annual hypothetical drafts? What's the track record of minor league home run leaders succeeding in the majors?
Prospect Battles Lead To Some Tough Calls
One of my favorite tasks is putting together my personal Top 50 list for our annual Prospect Handbook. Doing so means that our signature book is nearing completion. And it also forces me to make tough calls stacking up similar prospects against one another. Here are some of the more difficult decisions from this year:
Who has the best farm systems? After their two blockbuster trades, what would a revised Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects list look like? Where do righthanders Austin Kubitza (Rice) and Michael Wagner (San Diego) fit in the 2013 draft?