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: New York Mets
WHERE THE TOP 10 PROSPECTS ARE 1 Zack Wheeler 5/30/1990 rhp Las Vegas 51s (AAA) 2 Travis d’Arnaud 2/10/1989 c Las Vegas 51s (AAA) 3 Noah Syndergaard 8/29/1992 rhp St. [...]
Mets Love Den Dekker’s Glove, But Will His Bat Play?
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla.—Out of the cloud of dust at the warning track popped Matt den Dekker, another dangerous flyball secured in his glove. Den Dekker has been one of [...]
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 [...]
Results Not Typical: Montero’s Road Leads To Queens
Nothing speaks to the precociousness of righthander Rafael Montero quite like the fact that the Mets invited him to big league spring training, even though he finished last year with high Class A St. Lucie and doesn't need to be added to the 40-man roster until after the 2014 season.
Hansel Robles Shows Advanced Pitchability For Mets
Even though he signed out of the Dominican in 2008, righthander Hansel Robles lacks full-season experience. Yet New York feared Robles' feel for pitching would draw attention in the Rule 5 draft, so they added the 22-year-old to the 40-man roster last winter.
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?
Mets GM Won’t Sacrifice Future For Short-Term Fix
With Justin Upton on the market, Mets GM Sandy Alderson engaged in trade discussions with the Diamondbacks. The discussions could never travel far because Arizona sought either Matt Harvey or Zack Wheeler in the trade, and Alderson had no interest in parting with either.
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?