Archive for Prospects

NL East Top 10 Prospect Lists Complete!

Over on our Prospect Page we wrapped up our Top 10 prospect lists for the NL East this morning, with the Philadelphia Phillies.  It shouldn’t be surprising that it’s an interesting mix, given all of the trades the team has made in recent years (they got hauls for both Cole Hamels & Ken Giles), but there’s actually a pair of home grown stars in the Top 3:

  1. J.P. Crawford – Shortstop
  2. Nick Williams – Outfielder
  3. Cornelius Randolph – Outfielder
  4. Jake Thompson – Right-Handed Pitcher
  5. Roman Quinn – Outfielder

Make sure to check out our thoughts on this system, and all the other Top 10 lists we’ve posted:

AL East
AL Central
AL West
Baltimore OriolesChicago White SoxHouston Astros
Boston Red SoxCleveland IndiansLos Angeles Angels
New York YankeesDetroit TigersOakland A's
Tampa Bay RaysKansas City RoyalsSeattle Mariners
Toronto Blue JaysMinnesota TwinsTexas Rangers
NL EastNL CentralNL West
Atlanta BravesChicago CubsArizona Diamondbacks
Miami MarlinsCincinnati RedsColorado Rockies
New York MetsMilwaukee BrewersLos Angeles Dodgers
Philadelphia PhilliesPittsburgh PiratesSan Diego Padres
Washington NationalsSt. Louis CardinalsSan Francisco Giants

Rule 5 Draft Review: Ranking The Hitters Based On Their Potential 2016 Impact

Wondering if there are any diamonds in the rough from this year’s Rule 5 class, ala Odubel Herrera and Delino Deshields a year ago?  Over on our prospects page we took a look at the six hitters who were selected, ranking them in order of their potential 2016 impact.

Make sure to check out that article by clicking here.

Top 10 Prospect Updates: Angels Added, Red Sox Updated

Yesterday we posted a pair of updates over at our Prospects Page, adding the Los Angels Angels and updating the rankings for the Boston Red Sox after their blockbuster trade.

Both teams have actually traded players considered among their top prospects already this offseason (Sean Newcomb for the Angels, Manuel Margot for the Red Sox), though Boston’s system would appear to be in much better shape.  That’s not to say that there isn’t some under-the-radar value for the Angels, but the system does look rather barren.

Make sure to check out those rankings and all the rest today!

AL East
AL Central
AL West
Baltimore OriolesChicago White SoxHouston Astros
Boston Red SoxCleveland IndiansLos Angeles Angels
New York YankeesDetroit TigersOakland A's
Tampa Bay RaysKansas City RoyalsSeattle Mariners
Toronto Blue JaysMinnesota TwinsTexas Rangers
NL EastNL CentralNL West
Atlanta BravesChicago CubsArizona Diamondbacks
Miami MarlinsCincinnati RedsColorado Rockies
New York MetsMilwaukee BrewersLos Angeles Dodgers
Philadelphia PhilliesPittsburgh PiratesSan Diego Padres
Washington NationalsSt. Louis CardinalsSan Francisco Giants

With Lance Lynn Injured, Could The Cardinals Find An Answer From Within?

Over on our Prospects page we took a look at a few of the Cardinals pitching prospects, looking to see if they have an in-house replacement for Lance Lynn (who was lost for the season due to Tommy John surgery).  Included in the article was profiles of:

  1. Marco Gonzales
  2. Luke Weaver
  3. Tim Cooney

Will any of the three be appealing options for 2016?  Make sure to check out the article by clicking here.

Also, be sure to check out www.rotoprofessor.com/prospects every day as we look at all the up and coming prospects, including our rundown of Top 10 Prospect Lists:

AL East
AL Central
AL West
Baltimore OriolesChicago White SoxHouston Astros
Boston Red SoxCleveland IndiansLos Angeles Angels
New York YankeesDetroit TigersOakland A's
Tampa Bay RaysKansas City RoyalsSeattle Mariners
Toronto Blue JaysMinnesota TwinsTexas Rangers
NL EastNL CentralNL West
Atlanta BravesChicago CubsArizona Diamondbacks
Miami MarlinsCincinnati RedsColorado Rockies
New York MetsMilwaukee BrewersLos Angeles Dodgers
Philadelphia PhilliesPittsburgh PiratesSan Diego Padres
Washington NationalsSt. Louis CardinalsSan Francisco Giants

Minnesota Twins Top 10 Prospect List Released (There’s More Than Buxton/Berrios)

Have you been keeping up with our Prospect site?  If you haven’t you should be!  Our Top 10 Prospect Lists continue to be rolled out, with the Minnesota Twins being released this morning (click here to view).  While the top two names garner significant attention, there’s actually a lot more to the system.  Just look at the man who came in at #3, for instance:

3) Max Kepler – Outfielder
ETA – 2016

Not many prospects made the kind of jump that Kepler did, hitting .322 with 9 HR, 71 RBI, 76 R and 18 SB over 407 AB at Double-A last season. The power number doesn’t look impressive, but keep in mind that he added 32 doubles and 13 triples, so it’s easy to imagine him improving into the 15-20 range (if not a little more). Couple that with 20+ SB upside as well as a solid approach at the plate (13.1% strikeout rate, 13.9% walk rate) and what’s not to like? He’s put himself on the map as a potential .290/20/20 player, something few others can legitimately say.

Make sure to use the table below to check out our Twins’ list and all the rest!

AL East
AL Central
AL West
Baltimore OriolesChicago White SoxHouston Astros
Boston Red SoxCleveland IndiansLos Angeles Angels
New York YankeesDetroit TigersOakland A's
Tampa Bay RaysKansas City RoyalsSeattle Mariners
Toronto Blue JaysMinnesota TwinsTexas Rangers
NL EastNL CentralNL West
Atlanta BravesChicago CubsArizona Diamondbacks
Miami MarlinsCincinnati RedsColorado Rockies
New York MetsMilwaukee BrewersLos Angeles Dodgers
Philadelphia PhilliesPittsburgh PiratesSan Diego Padres
Washington NationalsSt. Louis CardinalsSan Francisco Giants

Detroit Tigers Top 10 Prospect List Released: Michael Fulmer #1

Have you been keeping up with our Prospect site?  If you haven’t you should be!  Our Top 10 Prospect Lists continue to be rolled out, with the Detroit Tigers being released this morning (click here to view).  The newly acquired Michael Fulmer took him the top spot, and here’s what we had to say:

Acquired from the Mets as part of the Yoenis Cespedes trade, the former supplemental first round pick (44th overall in 2011) has escaped being overshadowed in the Mets pitching rich system. Over 124.2 IP last season he posted impressive numbers in all three stats we focus on for a pitcher:

  • 125 Strikeouts
  • 30 Walks
  • 1.45 GO/AO

Injuries obviously stalled his development (9 starts in 2013) and could’ve helped explain his 2014 struggles, but everything appears to be heading in the right direction. While he may start the season at Triple-A, it’s just a matter of time before he’s given his opportunity in the Majors.

Here’s a complete listing off all the rankings:

AL East
AL Central
AL West
Baltimore OriolesChicago White SoxHouston Astros
Boston Red SoxCleveland IndiansLos Angeles Angels
New York YankeesDetroit TigersOakland A's
Tampa Bay RaysKansas City RoyalsSeattle Mariners
Toronto Blue JaysMinnesota TwinsTexas Rangers
NL EastNL CentralNL West
Atlanta BravesChicago CubsArizona Diamondbacks
Miami MarlinsCincinnati RedsColorado Rockies
New York MetsMilwaukee BrewersLos Angeles Dodgers
Philadelphia PhilliesPittsburgh PiratesSan Diego Padres
Washington NationalsSt. Louis CardinalsSan Francisco Giants