Sifting Through World Baseball Classic Winners & Losers
SAN FRANCISCO—The Dominican Republic won the third World Baseball Classic, but there’s more to the WBC than just who was wearing gold medals and plantains when the tournament ended. I [...]
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 [...]
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?
As World Baseball Classic Grows, So Does Coverage
The World Baseball Classic has always been right in Baseball America's wheelhouse. No one covers the game around the globe like we do, and we always viewed a world cup-style tournament for baseball as a great engine for the game's growth.
Which prospects will headline the 2014 Top 100 Prospects list? Which farm systems will have the most Top 100 Prospects next year? Who are the best prospects slated to play in the low Class A South Atlantic League this season?
Is Cuba Still No. 1 Internationally? Goode Question
What do you do when you stay home from work? If you're Scott Goode, you come up with a ranking system for international baseball.
Randal Grichuk Tackles His Own Expectations
Twenty-four players were picked in the first round of the 2009 draft before the Angels selected Mike Trout. Randal Grichuk was one of the 24. Not only was Grichuk one pick ahead of Trout, but he, like Trout, was selected by the Angels and is also an outfielder. The two became friends as teammates in the Rookie-level Arizona League in 2009.
What does the voting breakdown look like for the players who made the Top 100 Prospects? Where would Japanese shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima fit on an updated Athletics Top 10 Prospects list? What did Jim Callis' three-years-in-advance predictions look like for 2012 and 2013?
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?
Clubs’ Intransigence Inhibits World Baseball Classic
The World Baseball Classic news cycle went something like this: Early January: Preliminary rosters are announced. Players Tweet and talk about how excited they are to play for their country. [...]
Top 100 Includes Several Bargains
Looking four prospects on the Top 100 Prospects list who were bargains to sign.