Prospects: Scout's View

Scout's View: Mariners Double-A Pitchers Premium
Jun. 18, 2012
The Mariners have stockpiled their top pitching prospects at Double-A Jackson, and we were able to catch up with a scout who recently saw the Generals in action. We were able to get his thoughts on Seattle's top two prospects, righthander Taijuan Walker and lefty Danny Hultzen, along with power righthanded reliever Carter Capps. [...] Continue Reading »

Scout's View: Jared Mitchell Premium
May. 9, 2012
Heading into the 2012 season, Jared Mitchell, 23, had overcome a serious injury and shown a serious problem making contact. The White Sox aggressively promoted him to Double-A Birmingham anyway, and three weeks into the season, Mitchell was hitting the ball with authority. He was batting .309/.447/.515 with 16 walks and 20 strikeouts in 68 at-bats. We talked to an American League professional scout to get an opinion on why Mitchell is succeeding in Double-A after struggling in high Class A. [...] Continue Reading »

Scout's View: Pedro Alvarez Premium
Apr. 17, 2012
Pedro Alvarez is no longer a prospect, but he's not exactly an established big leaguer either. With a .050/.050/.200 line with 12 strikeouts in his first 20 at-bats this season, Alvarez hasn't exactly shown signs that last year's .191/.272/.289 stat line is an aberration. With that in mind, we asked a scout who saw him this spring training if he had an explanation for the second pick in the 2008 draft's struggles. [...] Continue Reading »

Scout's View: Comparing Matt Moore And Julio Teheran Premium
Jul. 7, 2011
Matt Moore and Julio Teheran are the top two pitching prospects in the minors. A scout compares the two and explains why he has Moore ranked higher. [...] Continue Reading »

Scout's View: Julio Teheran Premium
May. 6, 2011
A scouting report in anticipation of Julio Teheran's first MLB start. [...] Continue Reading »

Scout's View: Manny Machado Premium
May. 6, 2011
A scout who recently saw Manny Machado shares his impression of the Orioles' top prospect. [...] Continue Reading »

Scout's View: Braves' Double-A Pitchers Premium
Sep. 1, 2010
The Braves were pushing for their first playoff spot in five seasons in 2010, leading the National League East with a big push from rookies such as Jason Heyward, Johnny Venters and, in August, 2009 first-round pick Mike Minor. Meanwhile, none of the team's affiliates figured to make the playoffs in the minors, yet talent is surging through the Braves system. That's particularly true on the mound, as one National League pro scout found during a pair of visits to Double-A Mississippi. [...] Continue Reading »

Scout's View: Phillies Class A Clubs Premium
Jul. 21, 2010
Two scouts give their views on the Phillies' Class A clubs. [...] Continue Reading »

Scout's View: Jeremy Hellickson Premium
Jul. 19, 2010
A scout takes a look at Rays' RHP Jeremy Hellickson. [...] Continue Reading »

Scout's View: Brian Matusz Premium
Aug. 4, 2009
Brian Matusz will make his major league debut today. A pro scout gives his thoughts on the Orioles lefthander. [...] Continue Reading »

California-Carolina All-Star Game
Jun. 24, 2009
BA bird-dog Dave Perkin gives us a scout's view of the prospects at the Carolina League-California League all-star game, played in Lake Elsinore, Calif. [...] Continue Reading »

Scout's View: Ivan DeJesus Premium
Sep. 12, 2008
A scout gives his take on Dodgers shortstop Ivan DeJesus. [...] Continue Reading »

Scout's View: Deolis Guerra Premium
Jun. 17, 2008
A scout provides his observations on Twins righthander Deolis Guerra. [...] Continue Reading »

Scouts' Views: Carolina Rotation Premium
May. 21, 2008
Two talent evaluators share their observations on Double-A Carolina righthanders Chris Volstad, Ryan Tucker and Brett Sinkbeil and lefty Aaron Thompson, the quartet that forms the deepest rotation in the minor leagues. [...] Continue Reading »

Scout's View: Evan Longoria Premium
Apr. 10, 2008
A scout tells us why Evan Longoria will be the next great big league third baseman. [...] Continue Reading »

HWB Scout's View: Kyohei Muranaka Premium
Nov. 20, 2007
Waikiki BeachBoys lefthander Kyohei Muranaka never had the chance to pitch in Hawaii Winter Baseball's championship game due to torrential downpours Monday night, but the 20-year-old certainly made his mark this offseason. [...] Continue Reading »

AFL Scout's View: James Simmons Premium
Nov. 6, 2007
The Athletics' 2007 first-round pick James Simmons was UC Riverside's ace since his freshman season in 2005, and wore that tag until this spring when Oakland took him 26th overall. We caught up with a veteran National League scout to provide us with a breakdown of Simmons, who could move extremely fast if he remains in the bullpen. [...] Continue Reading »

AFL Scout's View: Eugenio Velez Premium
Oct. 31, 2007
The Giants may have found a steal in a minor league Rule 5 pick. [...] Continue Reading »

AFL Scout's View: Jake Arrieta Premium
Oct. 26, 2007
Jake Arrieta is holding his own in his first taste of pro ball in the Arizona Fall League. [...] Continue Reading »

AFL Scout's View: Andrew McCutchen Premium
Oct. 22, 2007
A scout said he believes Andrew McCutchen will be a slightly above-average major league center fielder. [...] Continue Reading »

AFL Scout's View: Greg Golson Premium
Oct. 17, 2007
Greg Golson has plenty of flaws but his impressive tools give the Phillies a reason to stay patient. [...] Continue Reading »

Scout's View: Alexei Ramirez Premium
Sep. 20, 2007
Scouts size up impending Cuban free agent Alexei Ramirez. [...] Continue Reading »

Scout's View: Chin-Lung Hu Premium
Aug. 23, 2007
A scout looks at the development of Dodgers shortstop Chin-Lung Hu. [...] Continue Reading »

Scout's View: Pedro Alvarez And Justin Smoak Premium
Aug. 22, 2007
When next year's draft rolls around, Pedro Alvarez and Justin Smoak will be two of the names mentioned as top five picks. Alan Matthews talked to a pair of crosscheckers about the similarities and differences of the pair of polished college bats. [...] Continue Reading »

Scout's View: Elvis Andrus Premium
Aug. 3, 2007
A scout broke down Elvis Andrus' potential just before he was traded to the Rangers as part of the Mark Teixeira deal. [...] Continue Reading »

Scout's View: Max Ramirez Premium
Jul. 3, 2007
As we continue to break down players in this year's Futures Game, we stay on the World side again this week to take a look at Indians catcher Max Ramirez. [...] Continue Reading »

Scout's View: Serguey Linares Premium
Jun. 27, 2007
A scout breaks down Cuban defector and Futures Game participant Sergeuy Linares. [...] Continue Reading »

International Scout's View: Jose Ricardo Garcia Premium
Jun. 22, 2007
This week's International Scouts View focuses on 16-year-old Jose Ricardo Garcia, who has drawn looks from the Blue Jays, Giants, Mets and Rangers. [...] Continue Reading »

Scout's View: Wade Davis, Jacob McGee Premium
Jun. 19, 2007
A scout breaks down the stuff of a pair of young Devil Rays: righthander Wade Davis and lefty Jacob McGee. [...] Continue Reading »

International Scout's View: Michael Almanzar Premium
Jun. 15, 2007
A scout breaks down 16-year-old Dominican shortstop Michael Almanzar. [...] Continue Reading »