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Thursday, May 10, 2018

White Sox prospect Jake Burger tears Achilles tendon for 2nd time

Hahn said the long-term prognosis remains positive and he expects Burger to have “no restrictions” once his leg heals. Hahn said the latest injury occurred at Burger’s home in Arizona.

“He was walking in his backyard and took a step and unfortunately felt a pop,” Hahn said. “It appears nothing could have been done to prevent this, much like the first one.

“Doctors are very optimistic that this repair, the second repair, will take, especially with the graft-tissue attachment. It’s a step that’s made to help solidify the strength of the tendon and the repair.

Bad luck for one of the Pale Hose’s top prospects.


Monday, April 30, 2018

MetsMerizedOnline.com:  White Hot [Peter] Alonso Named Eastern League Player of the Week

Overall, Alonso is hitting .403/.500/.778 with six doubles, seven homers, and 18 RBI.

Those stats make him the league leader in batting average, OBP, SLG, OPS, runs, hits, homers, extra base hits, and total bases. Simply put, Alonso has been dominating the Eastern League.  If he keeps this up, we may very well see him accumulate many more awards this season.


In case you didn’t know the Mets had a prospect.  Alonso is a former 2nd round pick and is a few months older than Dominic Smith.  He also may be a much better baseball player.  How long before he supplants Smith and the corpse of Adrian Gonzalez?

Adam Starblind Posted: April 30, 2018 at 08:40 AM | 30 comment(s)
  Beats: mets, prospects

Saturday, April 21, 2018

NYTimes: Now Batting in Class AA: Biggio, Bichette and Guerrero

Each player has a striking difference or two from his father. Dante Bichette was a muscular outfielder; Bo is a wiry shortstop. Craig Biggio hit right-handed and came up as a catcher; Cavan hits left-handed and has played five positions as a pro, but never catcher. Guerrero is 6-foot-1 and 200 pounds, shorter and stockier than his father at the same age. He played the outfield when he signed, like his father, but switched to third base for the Blue Jays.

I didn’t realize the Jays’ AA affiliate also has Biggio’s son.  The team also has Lourdes Gurriel, brother of the Astros’ Yuli, and a coach, Andy Fermin, son of Felix Fermin.

puck Posted: April 21, 2018 at 06:57 PM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: bloodlines, blue jays, prospects

Saturday, April 07, 2018

Opening Day Rosters Analysis

Baseball America does a rundown of where every team’s top prospects will begin the season.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 07, 2018 at 08:52 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: prospects

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Baseball America - Best Tools In The Minors

Best Defensive Outfielder

Victor Robles, OF, Nationals
Cristian Pache, OF, Braves
Brett Phillips, OF, Brewers
Magneuris Sierra, OF, Marlins
Braden Bishop, OF, Mariners

The greats make everything look easy, and Victor Robles makes the difficult task of playing center field look remarkably sol. With elite speed, a big arm and amazing natural reflexes and reads, Robles takes care of everything in center field in all directions to give the Nationals a future Gold Glove candidate. Christian Pache draws similar raves at the lower levels, while Brett Phillips already has shown flashes of elite defense at all three outfield spots in the majors. Magneuris Sierra and Braden Bishop are elite defensive center fielders who edged out a strong crop of remaining candidates, including the Braves’ Ronald Acuna, the Reds’ Jose Siri and the Indians’ Greg Allen.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 04, 2018 at 02:46 PM | 11 comment(s)
  Beats: prospects

Friday, March 30, 2018

Top 26 Prospects: Philadelphia Phillies | FanGraphs Baseball

Fangraph’s prospect gurus really dropped the ball this year. The season has started and only 14 teams are done. They either have to get all teams done or just focus on the top 300 or so prospects. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a huge task. They need to involve more people if the goal is to be an alternative to Baseball America and MLB.com.

Kudos to Keith Law for doing such a great job by himself.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 30, 2018 at 07:12 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: phillies, prospects

Thursday, March 22, 2018


Thursday, March 15, 2018

Top 175 MLB Prospects for 2018 - Minor League Ball

It’s a little late this year but here is John Sickels Top 175 Prospect List.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 15, 2018 at 03:48 PM | 19 comment(s)
  Beats: prospects

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

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