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Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Here’s Some Lower-Ranked Prospects We Love

Thank goodness for prospect talk.

Jim Furtado Posted: February 07, 2018 at 11:25 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: prospects

Monday, February 05, 2018

Baseball Prospectus: 2018 Prospects: The Top 101

1. Ronald Acuna, OF, Atlanta Braves
2. Victor Robles, OF, Washington Nationals
3. Gleyber Torres, SS, New York Yankees
4. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 3B, Toronto Blue Jays
5. Francisco Mejia, C, Cleveland Indians
6. Eloy Jimenez, OF, Chicago White Sox
7. Nick Senzel, 3B, Cincinnati Reds
8. Alex Reyes, RHP, St. Louis Cardinals
9. Fernando Tatis, Jr., SS, San Diego Padres
10. Forrest Whitley, RHP, Houston Astros

Jim Furtado Posted: February 05, 2018 at 02:38 PM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: prospect rankings, prospects

2018 Top 100 Prospects | FanGraphs Baseball

Rk Name Team Age Position FV Variance
1 Shohei Ohtani LAA 23 RHP/RF 70 Low
2 Ronald Acuna ATL 20 CF 65 Low
3 Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. TOR 18 1B 65 Low
4 Victor Robles WAS 20 CF 65 Low
5 Fernando Tatis, Jr. SD 19 3B 65 Med
6 Eloy Jimenez CHW 20 RF 65 Med
7 Nick Senzel CIN 21 3B 60 Low
8 Forrest Whitley HOU 20 RHP 60 Med
9 Bo Bichette TOR 19 2B 60 Med
10 Kyle Tucker HOU 21 RF 60 Low

Jim Furtado Posted: February 05, 2018 at 02:36 PM | 26 comment(s)
  Beats: prospect rankings, prospects

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

MLB Top-100 Prospects | Who’s Too High And Too Low?

A different look at MLB Pipeline’s Top 100.

Jim Furtado Posted: January 31, 2018 at 11:02 AM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: prospect rankings, prospects

Monday, January 29, 2018

MLB.com 2018 Prospect Watch | MLB.com

MLB.com’s Top 100.

Jim Furtado Posted: January 29, 2018 at 10:18 AM | 3 comment(s)
  Beats: prospect rankings, prospects

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Ronald Acuna leads Top 10 outfield prospects

1. Ronald Acuna, Braves
2. Eloy Jimenez, White Sox
3. Victor Robles, Nationals
4. Shohei Ohtani, Angels
5. Kyle Tucker, Astros
6. Austin Hays, Orioles
7. Lewis Brinson, Brewers
8. Luis Robert, White Sox
9. Juan Soto, Nationals
10. Alex Verdugo, Dodgers

Jim Furtado Posted: January 25, 2018 at 06:11 AM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: prospects

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Gleyber Torres leads top SS prospects list

The Top 10
1. Gleyber Torres, Yankees
2. Fernando Tatis Jr., Padres
3. Bo Bichette, Blue Jays
4. Brendan Rodgers, Rockies
5. Royce Lewis, Twins
6. Willy Adames, Rays
7. J.P. Crawford, Phillies
8. Franklin Barreto, A’s
9. Jorge Mateo, A’s
10. Nick Gordon, Twins

Jim Furtado Posted: January 24, 2018 at 06:59 AM | 13 comment(s)
  Beats: prospects

Monday, January 22, 2018

Top 100 MLB Prospects 2018 | BaseballAmerica.com

1. Ronald Acuna | OF | Braves
2. Shohei Ohtani | RHP | Angels
3. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. | 3B | Blue Jays
4. Eloy Jimenez | OF | White Sox
5. Victor Robles | OF | Nationals
6. Gleyber Torres | SS | Yankees
7. Nick Senzel | 3B | Reds
8. Bo Bichette | SS | Blue Jays
9. Fernando Tatis Jr | SS | Padres
10. Forrest Whitley | RHP | Astros

Jim Furtado Posted: January 22, 2018 at 09:08 AM | 40 comment(s)
  Beats: prospects, prospects rankings, top 100

Top 100 Prospects: Start Of A Ranking Revolution | BaseballAmerica.com

Worth revisiting because today is the day.

Jim Furtado Posted: January 22, 2018 at 08:48 AM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: prospect rankings, prospects, prospects reports, top 100

Friday, January 19, 2018

15 big league prospects to watch in 2018

Honeywell is a great prospect because of his command on most of his repertoire. The screwball is an option for him but it’s a pitch he throws less than a handful of times each game.

Honeywell’s fastball touches 95 mph at times, and he has four other big league-ready pitches. But it’s his changeup—a screwball—that generates a high number of swings and misses.

Jim Furtado Posted: January 19, 2018 at 09:17 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: prospects

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Francisco Mejia leads top catching prospects

The Top 10
1. Francisco Mejia, Indians
2. Carson Kelly, Cardinals
3. Keibert Ruiz, Dodgers
4. Sean Murphy, Athletics
5. Jake Rogers, Tigers
6. Jorge Alfaro, Phillies
7. Chance Sisco, Orioles
8. Danny Jansen, Blue Jays
9. Zack Collins, White Sox
10. Victor Caratini, Cubs

Jim Furtado Posted: January 18, 2018 at 08:29 AM | 26 comment(s)
  Beats: prospects

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

2018 Top 10 left-handed pitching prospects

1. MacKenzie Gore, Padres
2. A.J. Puk, Athletics
3. Justus Sheffield, Yankees
4. Luiz Gohara, Braves
5. Brendan McKay, Rays
6. Adrian Morejon, Padres
7. Kolby Allard, Braves
8. Jesus Luzardo, Athletics
9. Stephen Gonsalves, Twins
10. Max Fried, Braves

Jim Furtado Posted: January 17, 2018 at 11:14 AM | 14 comment(s)
  Beats: prospects

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

2018 Top 10 Right-handed pitching prospects

It’s top prospect season!

Jim Furtado Posted: January 16, 2018 at 06:56 AM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: prospects

Monday, January 15, 2018

Nats’ Victor Robles tops 2018 All Defense Team

Suspects.

Jim Furtado Posted: January 15, 2018 at 02:24 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: prospects

Friday, January 05, 2018

Poll: Execs say Shohei Ohtani MLB top prospect

It’s not just Ohtani getting some prospect love.

Jim Furtado Posted: January 05, 2018 at 08:24 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: prospects

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Top prospects set to break out in 2018 season

Not a lot of baseball news right now. Here’s a short prospect breakdown, though.

Jim Furtado Posted: December 28, 2017 at 08:09 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: prospects

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Hello Again | FanGraphs Baseball

Kiley McDaniel is back at Fangraphs. With two prospect mavens, they should be able to really improve their scouting stuff, which is already pretty good.

Jim Furtado Posted: December 19, 2017 at 02:48 PM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: fangraphs, prospects

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Pioneer Press: Twins use international bonus money to acquire two minor-league prospects

The Twins were unable to make it to the final round in the competition for Shohei Ohtani, but they still found a way to capitalize on the mania surrounding the two-way Japanese sensation.

In separate trades announced Wednesday night, the Twins shipped $1 million of their remaining 2017-18 international bonus money to both the Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Angels in exchange for promising 2017 June draftees.

Surprised more of the runners-up haven’t tried this.


Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Where The Former Braves Prospects Are Signing | BaseballAmerica.com

Maitan signs with the Angels.

Kevin Maitan, ss – Angels, $2.2 million (Braves bonus: $4.25 million)

 

Jim Furtado Posted: December 05, 2017 at 03:06 PM | 25 comment(s)
  Beats: braves, prospects

MLB Pipeline’s 2018 Top Draft Prospects list | MLB.com

Top 2018 DRAFT PROSPECTS
Rank Player, Pos.
1 Brady Singer, RHP
2 Ethan Hankins, RHP
3 Matthew Liberatore, LHP
4 Nolan Gorman, 3B
5 Shane McClanahan, LHP
6 Nander De Sedas, SS
7 Brice Turang, SS
8 Casey Mize, RHP
9 Ryan Rolison, LHP
10 Jackson Kowar, RHP

Jim Furtado Posted: December 05, 2017 at 08:47 AM | 3 comment(s)
  Beats: prospects

Friday, November 24, 2017

Top 25 prospects from 2017 Arizona Fall League | MLB.com

Nothing shocking.

Jim Furtado Posted: November 24, 2017 at 07:59 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: prospects

Monday, November 20, 2017

Teams set 40-man rosters ahead of Rule 5 Draft

With only 40 spots on each organization’s roster, there are some very tough decisions for teams to make this time of year as to which prospects to protect.

The deadline to make those choices is Monday at 8 p.m. ET. Some moves have already been made, but that’s the timetable for all teams to figure out who lands a coveted 40-man spot and who is left unprotected. The latter group will be exposed to selection by the 29 other teams in the Rule 5 Draft on Dec. 14 at the Winter Meetings in Orlando.

 

JJ1986 Posted: November 20, 2017 at 10:51 AM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: prospects, transactions

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Minnesota Twins Top 20 prospects for 2018 - Minor League Ball

John Sickels starts his off-season with the Twins.

Jim Furtado Posted: November 07, 2017 at 07:02 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: prospects, twins

TALENT ON DISPLAY AND MORE ON THE WAY - Clubhouse Corner

I couldn’t copy and paste a link from the article. Is it just me?

Jim Furtado Posted: November 07, 2017 at 05:29 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: afl, prospects

Monday, October 30, 2017

AFL announces Fall Stars Game rosters | MiLB.com News

Two of MLB.com’s top five prospects, Nationals outfielder Victor Robles (No. 2) and Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna (No. 5), lead a group of 10 top-100 prospects set to battle Saturday, Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. ET at Salt River Fields.

That group also includes top Astros prospect (No. 7 overall) Kyle Tucker, another five-tool outfielder. While Tucker is struggling with a .217/.333/.326 batting line in 54 plate appearances and Robles has played just four games after being on Washington’s roster for the National League Division Series, Acuna has picked up where he left off after a breakout season that saw him climb from Class A Advanced Florida to Triple-A Gwinnett as a 19-year-old.

Acuna’s three AFL home runs are tied for third with two other players. He’s also tied for second with Padres No. 10 prospect Josh Naylor with 17 hits and leads the league with 17 runs scored. He ranks in the top six in batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage and boasts a .378/.455/.667 line over 55 plate appearances.

Jim Furtado Posted: October 30, 2017 at 03:52 PM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: afl, prospects

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