Royals’ Brett Eibner Hopes Injuries Are Behind Him
SURPRISE, Ariz.–Despite his offensive struggles during his first two professional seasons, center fielder Brett Eibner is convinced he can hit. The Royals are too. A series of injuries limited Eibner [...]
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 [...]
Ask BA: Does Clint Frazier Draw Mike Trout Comps?
Could Loganville (Ga.) HS outfielder Clint Frazier be the next Mike Trout and/or the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 draft? Where would Rubby de la Rosa rank among Red Sox prospects if he were eligible? How did the Royals take Luke Hochevar with the top choice in the 2006 draft?
Top 100 Includes Several Bargains
Looking four prospects on the Top 100 Prospects list who were bargains to sign.
Have teams gotten better at drafting over the years? How do Kevin Gausman (Orioles) and Kyle Zimmer (Royals), the top college pitchers drafted in 2012, compare? Is Zimmer's BA Grade of 70/Low in the Prospect Handbook a mistake?
Marks Almost Ready For Kansas City
At his current rate, lefthander Justin Marks could be in the big leagues by 2014, but he'll likely only be a step away in Triple-A in 2013.
Royals’ Keck Realizes His Future
Jon Keck was known for his lefthanded power in college, but the Royals liked his arm strength so he's now a power lefthander.
Injuries Limit Royals’ Gallagher
Royals catcher Cameron Gallagher was limited to DH duties in instructional league after injuries hindered his 2012 season.
Utility Work Ahead For Merrifield
A legend on South Carolina's campus for his College World Series heroics, Whit Merrifield is playing multiple positions in the Royals farm system.
Royals’ Colon Looks Ahead After Bad Break
Royals prospect Christian Colon's season came to an end after fouling a ball off of his face in August with Triple-A Omaha. He will spend the offseason in the Puerto Rican League.
Jake Odorizzi Jumps To Top Of Royals’ Pitching List
Jake Odorizzi, like Wil Myers, began the season with the Naturals, going 4-2, 3.32 in seven starts. He and Myers were promoted the same day to the Storm Chasers. The 22-year-old Odorizzi, who came to Kansas City from the Brewers as part of the Zack Greinke deal, performed well in the Pacific Coast League, going 11-3, 2.93 in 107 innings, and won his first PCL playoff start.
Rivera A Potential Bargain Pick
Alexis Rivera was a 10th-round pick, but he got off to a hot start in his professional debut.
Royals Find Local Gem In Ford
From Missouri, Fred Ford was invited to a pre-draft workout for the Royals and put on a show during batting practice.