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 [...]
Tigers Retain Rule 5 Pick Lobstein In Trade With Rays
The Deal Both of the Tigers’ Rule 5 draft picks know which organization they’ll play for to begin 2013. Second baseman Jeff Kobernus cleared waivers and returned to the Nationals [...]
Rays’ Figueroa Follows Familiar Path
As the son of former big league player and minor league manager Bien Figueroa and godson of Luis Alicea, infielder Cole Figueroa has been around the game most of his life.
Nationals Should Top Rays For Title…In 2016
Jim Callis predicts how the 2016 season should play out.
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?
Rays’ Mahtook Ready For Grind
Rays outfielder Mikie Mahtook knows what adjustments he needs to make after his first year in professional baseball.
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?
Rays’ Sale Says Positive Test Surprised Him
Outfielder Josh Sale said he still doesn't know what happened last fall, how he ended up with a positive test result for "methamphetamine and an amphetamine" and a 50-game suspension that ended his season with low Class A Bowling Green.
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?
Rays Add Arms With Odorizzi, Montgomery
Much of the analysis of the Rays' big trade with the Royals has weighed the addition of elite outfield prospect Wil Myers in exchange for righthanders James Shields and Wade Davis.<br/><br/>But the Rays felt they came out of the deal re-armed by also acquiring righthander Jake Odorizzi and lefthander Mike Montgomery.
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:
Rays Protect Two Promising Lefties
Despite losing two lefthanders in the Rule 5 draft, the Rays felt very good about their decisions to protect a pair of 21-year-old lefties who project even better.