Jim Callis writes about the best tools.
Jonathan Mayo breaks down the changes to last year’s list.
Over the night they have changed the formatting on their list. It’s not an improvement. Nevertheless, here’s MLB.com’s 2015 Top 100 Prospects.
Sam Dykstra helps to make a little extra sense of minor league numbers.
MLB.com is releasing its Top 100 list tonight. Since they include video, put together a good list, and update their rankings during the season, it’s become one my favorites.
(Sorry about not being able to embed the video. There doesn’t seem to be any way to do it.)
Finally, with regard to defense, I’ve made no attempt even to estimate something along the lines of runs saved. Instead, I’ve utilized only a rough approximation of each player’s positional adjustment — which figures one can derive (following the application of some minor arithmetic) from the Steamer projections available at the site.
Having first calculated and then found the sum of those first three figures (i.e. Bat, BsR, and Def), I then also added the replacement-run total [(PA / ...
The first of Top 100 prospect lists to appear.
It’s behind the pay wall. (You can get Insider access cheapest by buying an ESPN The Mag subscription for about $10.)
Here’s a cheap, handy tool for draft prep for dynasty league players. This site provides a spreadsheet with a compilation of all the top prospect lists in one Excel workbook for $3.99. I usually do this myself. This will save me a lot of time this year.
No surprises at the top.
Kiley McDaniel looks at the Yankees.
Pittsburgh’s Josh Bell is #1.
Publications such as Baseball America provide great information on a wealth of young players, but a significant number of those players covered never amount to anything of significance at the major league level. Consider this study from Matt Perez of Camden Depot which concluded that from 1990 through 2006, approximately 70 percent of Baseball America Top-100 prospects failed. Over at Royals Review, Scott McKinney conducted a similar study that came to a couple of conclusions: A) 70 percent of ...
There are always a ton of right-handed pitchers on our Top 100 list. The 2015 version is no different. All 10 on the list below are in the Top 100, and then some....Read More...
Some of the names are familiar. Five right-handers—the Mets’ Noah Syndergaard, the Rockies’ Jon Gray, Archie Bradley of the D-backs, the Orioles’ Dylan Bundy, Robert Stephenson of the Reds—were on this list a year ago. Bradley and Bundy have made the list four years running, while this marks the third straight Top 10 for Syndergaard.
FIPing minor league pitchers!
Two prospects enter, one prospect leaves.
This seems like a stretch. Still…
It’s now the Wilmer Difo show, fo sho.
Alvarez sympathizes with the pressures placed on Dominican players, many trying to improve their family’s financial footing. Players aren’t allowed to officially sign with a major league team until 16, but they are often giving up school and training heavily in their early teens. “What happened to me, I did it because I didn’t know how else to get ahead,” he said.
EDIT: Link shortened. Jim.
An interview with the next big thing.
Ken Rosenthal thinks the Yankees are on the upswing.
A look at the Braves top prospects. Rather than using stars for the ratings, it would be better is the writer used the standard 20-80 scouting scale.
The John Sickels Top 20.
Nobody is sure what to expect of Kang. We’ll find out soon enough.
The easiest way to summarize the risk is this: Kang just finished second in the league in home runs. In third, with 37, was one Eric Thames. Thames also finished with a four-digit OPS, and in North American Triple-A, he slugged .506. Thames, in the majors, has slugged .431. Meanwhile, Yamaico Navarro just hit 31 homers in Korea, with an OPS of .969. He was worse than that in Triple-A, and he never did anything in the bigs. This ...
Who are the Cardinals prospects of the year?
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