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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

2016 Arizona Fall League Top 20 Prospects | BaseballAmerica.com

Intriguing profile.

4. Cody Bellinger, 1b/of, Glendale (Dodgers)

Bellinger’s prospect stock continues to rise as his lean body gains strength, helping his swing work better. He was Glendale’s most productive hitter this fall, producing a .314/.424/.557 slash line, with three home runs in 70 at-bats with 14 walks. With above-average bat speed and plenty of leverage in his swing, Bellinger, 21, projects to eventually have plus power. The consensus among AFL scouts is that his first base defense grades as plus, or even plus-plus, with one observer calling it Gold Glove caliber. His athleticism also plays in center field, where he is an average defender with an average arm.


Read more at http://www.baseballamerica.com/minors/2016-arizona-fall-league-top-20-prospects/#3eOqSRPQzySEuIIO.99

Jim Furtado Posted: November 30, 2016 at 06:55 AM | 1 comment(s)
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Arizona Fall League’s top 25 prospects in 2016 | MLB.com

Well, a comp like this will get your attention.

3. Eloy Jimenez, OF, Mesa (Cubs No. 2): Another precocious 19-year-old, Jimenez wasn’t as spectacular in Arizona as he was when he starred at the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game and won the Class A Midwest League MVP award this summer. Yet he still exhibited as high a power ceiling as any Fall Leaguer, with scouts comparing his upside with Giancarlo Stanton’s.

Jim Furtado Posted: November 23, 2016 at 06:46 PM | 10 comment(s)
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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Top prospects pack Fall League’s championship | MLB.com

Baseball!

Jim Furtado Posted: November 19, 2016 at 08:28 AM | 0 comment(s)
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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Cody Bellinger continues power display in AFL - True Blue LA

I’m a big believer in Bellinger.

Jim Furtado Posted: November 13, 2016 at 08:51 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: afl, dodgers, prospects

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Arizona Fall League Fall Stars Rosters | BaseballAmerica.com

I already have my DVR set.

Jim Furtado Posted: November 02, 2016 at 09:05 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: afl, prospects

Monday, October 31, 2016

Arizona Fall League Fall Stars Game rosters | MLB.com

Set your DVRs.

The AFL’s version of the Futures Game will take place at Surprise Stadium at 5 p.m. local time (8 p.m. ET) and will be broadcast on MLB Network and streamed live MLB.com and once again will feature many of the game’s top prospects. A total of 16 members of MLBPipeline.com’s Top 100 prospects list are on the rosters released by the league on Monday, with an additional 21 players from team Top 30s to once again make the Fall Stars Game a veritable who’s who for prospects.

Jim Furtado Posted: October 31, 2016 at 02:09 PM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: afl, prospects

Friday, October 14, 2016

10 Player-Development Storylines To Follow At The Arizona Fall League

Taylor Ward, C, Angels

The Angels’ selection of Ward in the first round of the 2015 draft had many industry observers scratching their heads due to concerns about the bat being good enough to make him more than a backup catcher. Though he impressed in the Midwest League during his first pro season, he underwhelmed when he moved up to the high Class A California League this year as his plate approach appeared less advanced than it had before. In addition to handling himself against better pitching in the AFL, he’ll be tasked with refining his receiving skills and improving upon the finer points of game-calling.

Jim Furtado Posted: October 14, 2016 at 01:18 PM | 1 comment(s)
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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Baseball America Prospect Report (Oct. 13) | BaseballAmerica.com

An early AFL update.

Jim Furtado Posted: October 13, 2016 at 08:57 AM | 0 comment(s)
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Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Tim Tebow To Play In Arizona Fall League | BaseballAmerica.com

Do they really want him to give up?

Jim Furtado Posted: October 04, 2016 at 08:59 PM | 7 comment(s)
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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Ranking The Arizona Fall League Rosters - BaseballAmerica.com

1. Surprise Saguaros

Yoan Moncada is the best prospect in baseball. Michael Kopech is one of the best pitching prospects who will be throwing in the desert. Josh Staumont isn’t as good of a prospect but he throws nearly as hard as Kopech. Nick Gordon is one of the better middle infield prospects around and Austin Meadows is nearly big league-ready if he can find a spot in the Pirates outfield.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 31, 2016 at 06:31 PM | 6 comment(s)
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