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Sunday, August 28, 2022

Law’s scouting notes: Latest on Blue Jays’ Ricky Tiedemann ... - The Athletic

Keith does a phenomenal job covering the minors. The depth and breadth of his work are fantastic. 

BA and MLB Pipeline do tremendous work. They provide awesome content. Fortunately for them, they are parts of teams of writers. Law, Kiley McDaniel and Eric Cross amaze me by producing exceptional prospect info by pretty much by themselves. They must have tremendous organizational skills. I also check out the work of other sites and groups but these are the prospect mavens that I always use to generate my own prospect lists.

I have a few others bookmarked. What others do people recommend? (I know about Fangraphs as well. Unfortunately, the lack of timeliness makes their current prospect work unusable.)

jimfurtado Posted: August 28, 2022 at 09:23 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: pay site, prospects

Mets top prospect Francisco Alvarez ankle injury 

On a prospect podcast (sorry, either Keith Law or MLB Pipeline) someone said that Alvarez’s defense was simply not ready for the majors BUT his bat was ready. This is despite his numbers in AAA. 

I guess we’ll have to wait until next year to see him on the Mets.

Francisco Álvarez, ranked by MLB Pipeline as the top prospect in baseball, is in jeopardy of missing significant time due to a right ankle injury, according to a source briefed on the situation. A second source acknowledged the injury but called the idea of Álvarez missing the rest of the season “premature.” He will undergo testing in New York in the coming days to determine next steps.

jimfurtado Posted: August 28, 2022 at 09:19 AM | 37 comment(s)
  Beats: francisco alvarez, mets, prospects

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Top 100 prospects updated 2022 midseason rankings

Top 100 and all team Top 30s were updated.

Amid the madness, let’s check in on that latter group with an updated version of MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 Prospects list.

Mets catcher Francisco Álvarez—a 20-year-old with plus-plus power who has already reached Triple-A—sits atop our ranking as the top prospect in the game. He’s just the third catcher to hold the crown as baseball’s No. 1 overall prospect, joining Joe Mauer (preseason 2004) and Adley Rutschman (midseason 2021).

Tucking in behind Álvarez at No. 2 is Orioles infielder Gunnar Henderson. D-backs outfielder Corbin Carroll rounds out the top three.

jimfurtado Posted: August 18, 2022 at 06:51 AM | 21 comment(s)
  Beats: prospects

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Jasson Domínguez updates

Aug. 13: Swipes two bases, drives in run
While he went hitless for High-A Hudson Valley, Jasson Domínguez still made a big impact in the Renegades’ win over Aberdeen. Domínguez swiped two bases, bringing him to 29 on the year, and drove in a run on a sac fly. His bid for three steals went awry, though, as he was thrown out trying to take third in the sixth inning. Gameday »

Aug. 12: Reaches three times
Jasson Domínguez was the lone bright spot for High-A Hudson Valley on Friday, which lost 10-0 to Aberdeen. Domínguez went 1-for-2 with a single and two walks. Domínguez is now hitting .279/.410/.441 for Hudson Valley. Gameday »

Aug. 11: Swipes two bags in loss
Jasson Domínguez continued his hot play on Thursday, swiping two bases for High-A Hudson Valley. The two steals bring him to 27 on the season, with eight of those coming with the Renegades. He went 1-for-

jimfurtado Posted: August 14, 2022 at 09:59 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: jasson dominguez, prospects, yankees

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Chandler Redmond makes history with home run cycle for Springfield |

jimfurtado Posted: August 11, 2022 at 07:41 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: cardinals, prospects

Saturday, July 02, 2022

Prospect Larceny Formulated Rankings Review

A “formulated rankings” of prospects. The work would be more useful with better list formatting.

jimfurtado Posted: July 02, 2022 at 10:24 AM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: prospects

Prospect Larceny Formulated Rankings Review

A “formulated rankings” of prospects. The work would be more useful with better list formatting.

jimfurtado Posted: July 02, 2022 at 10:24 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: prospects

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Down on the Farm - 6/11/22 - by Scott - Down on the Farm

A daily visit worth your time.

jimfurtado Posted: June 11, 2022 at 10:18 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: prospects

Diamondbacks’ young players ‘work in progress’ jumping up from minors

A really nice article about the jump from AAA to MLB.

But the biggest factor might be the information. Major league clubs have staffs dedicated to producing scouting reports for their pitchers to follow, and they are able to identify hitters’ weaknesses and generate plans of attack better than anything hitters have seen in the minors. Combine that information with the talent to execute and hitters are often overwhelmed.

jimfurtado Posted: June 11, 2022 at 10:08 AM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: diamondbacks, player development, prospects

Thursday, April 21, 2022

A homemade strike zone and his own field of dreams: How Grayson Rodriguez became a prodigy and the Orioles’ top pitching prospect

Gilbert…had identified the ideal plot of land — a gentle slope on the family’s 13-acre property — and now needed to meld that land into something usable. The brush went first, clearing the dirt of brambles and thickets.

And then in that tractor, Gilbert began leveling the ground, cutting into the slope to flatten the grade. He threw grass seed down, crafted some baselines, placed bags and molded a mound…

It would become much in the next few years, when Gilbert added a fence about 200 feet to center field. As Grayson grew older and better, the field on the family’s property about 2 miles from their house improved, too. The baselines were stretched to 90 feet, the mound pushed back to 60 feet, 6 inches, a backstop appeared and benches were made.

NattyBoh Posted: April 21, 2022 at 11:06 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: baltimore orioles, development, grayson rodriguez, prospects



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