Archive for January 2007

Chris chooses the 15 most promising catchers under the age of 25.

25 pitchers, from A-ball to the big leagues, who surrendered the most home runs with the wind blowing to the outfield.

How do wind direction and speed affect fly balls in 28 major league ballparks?

We all know about his career achievements, but what kind of prospect was Cal Ripken?

Or, 149 reasons to worry – or not worry – about the Angels’ top prospect.

Could the Dodgers first base prospect become a star?

One of the game’s best—and most controversial—prospects could be involved in a trade this week. Here is his story.

The Diamondbacks center fielder may be the game’s most valuable prospect.

Nine young pitchers who held their own in the offense-oriented Arizona Fall League.

A historical look at career trajectories after heavy usage before age 26.

Reports on a handful of baseball prospects, including Braves third baseman Van Pope and Rangers outfielder John Mayberry.

Reports on five overachivers, including the Brewers’ Ryan Braun, and five underachievers, including the Athletics’ Kevin Melillo.

This World Series will be almost entirely played in cold weather. Here’s an overview of how air temperature affects strikeout rates, walk rates, and batted balls.

Introducing the next generation of exciting young pitchers.

The Arizona Fall League features many noteworthy baseball prospects, including the Dodgers’ Chin Lung Hu and the Mets’ Mike Pelfrey and Fernando Martinez.

The inaugural Hawaii Winter Baseball League features many noteworthy baseball prospects, including the Yankees’ newest young pitchers and the Braves’ future third basemen.

Projections for prospects who earned promotions to the big leagues this month.

Ten things I learned from following the minor league playoffs.

Why wait until October for playoff baseball?

Projections for eight new big league hitters, including Dustin Pedroia, Kevin Kouzmanoff, and Delmon Young.