Archive for Prospects

Prospect Detour: Prospect Power Rankings: Top 10 On The Cusp

Over on our Prospect Site we posted our first Prospect Power Rankings: Top 10 On The Cusp of Reaching the Majors for 2016!!  Make sure you check it out by clicking here but here’s a sneak peak at the top of the rankings:

  1. Blake Snell – Tampa Bay Rays – Starting Pitcher
  2. A.J. Reed – Houston Astros – First Baseman
  3. Tyler Glasnow – Pittsburgh Pirates – Starting Pitcher

Who joined them in the Top 10?  Did Lucas Giolito’s slow start cost him a spot?  Where do middle infielders like Trea Turner and Orlando Arcia rank?

Again, you can find the entire listing by clicking here!

Prospect Detour: Jose Berrios Officially Promoted, But He Could Struggle

Fantasy owners have been waiting for the Twins to bring Jose Berrios up from the minors since last season and they have finally gotten their wish.  Among the top prospects in the game, Berrios is set to make his MLB debut tonight against the Indians.  What can we expect from him?  We took a look at him this morning on our Prospect Page and here’s a quick excerpt:

“He had been stellar over his first three starts at Triple-A in ’16, with a 1.06 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, 20 K and 8 BB over 17.0 IP.  Sure you can continue to argue for more groundballs (0.47 GO/AO), and it’s possible home runs can be an issue in the Majors, but at this point he has little left to prove.”

Make sure to check out our entire scouting report by clicking here.

Prospect Detour: What To Expect From The Rays’ Blake Snell

As we all know by now, Blake Snell will join the Tampa Bay Rays today and make the start against the Yankees.  Over on our prospect site we took a look at Snell, cautioning fantasy owners not to get overly excited (despite the tremendous upside).

Here’s an excerpt from that article:

“The left-hander has struggled with his control, with 7 BB, which is a problem that has been there throughout his minor league career (4.5 BB/9).  It’s something that you can get away with in the minors, though it could easily come back to haunt you in the Majors.

He’s lucky that he generates more than enough groundballs (2.17 GO/AO this season, 1.69 overall in the minors), which helps to offset the control issue.  It’s amazing what a double play or two can do.  It doesn’t eliminate the concern, but it does help to ease it.”

Make sure to read the article in it’s entirety by clicking here.

Prospect Detour: Can The Recently Recalled Archie Bradley Finally Live Up To The Hype?

Over on our Prospect Page today we profiled the recently recalled Archie Bradley, who is set to make the start for the Diamondbacks tonight.  Here’s a quick excerpt from the article:

“The big question remains his control and his ability to put up strong numbers each and every time out.  He is not going to be successful by walking the ballpark and no team wants to trust a pitcher with such Jekyll & Hyde ways.  It’s possible that Bradley is ultimately ticketed for the bullpen, where his power arm could play up as a late inning weapon.  For now he’s going to start, which makes sense, but expecting significant performances is going to be tough.  Ignore the “name” and look at the results before passing judgment.”

Make sure to read the article in it’s entirety by clicking here.

Prospect Detour: Is The Cardinals’ Jeremy Hazelbaker For Real Or Simply A Flash In The Pan?

Over on our Prospects Page we published an article on Cardinals’ outfielder Jeremy Hazelbaker.  Here’s a quick excerpt:

There obviously are playing time questions, though with Matt Adams and Randal Grichuk struggling and the team utilizing Matt Holliday at 1B there appears to be an opportunity.  Thus far he’s taken advantage of it and it’s possible that he continues to, though that’s hardly a guarantee.  Obviously he’s not this good, but he has the upside of a 10-15 HR/20-25 SB type player if he can continue to make contact.  That’s a big if, given his track record, but it’s certainly not impossible.

Make sure to read the article in it’s entirety by clicking here!

Kepler, Mazara & Smith… Oh My! Who Can Make An Instant Impact?

Over the past 48 hours fantasy owners have been treated to a trio of potentially impact outfielders being recalled.  Which of them are worth adding and primed to make an impact in 2016?  Who could struggle initially?  Are they all must add options?

Over on our prospects site we’ve profiled each of them, so make sure to check those out (as well as continually checking the site for the latest updates):