Archive for August 2006

The Braves’ Van Pope and the Mets’ Carlos Gomez lead this list of young hitters who have overcome early season slumps.

Four young pitchers who have rebounded from slow starts this year.

Tall and heavy prospects tend to become good hitters, but that’s only true if they can put the bat on the ball.

Projections for three prospects involved in recent trades, including Tampa Bay’s Joel Guzman and Minnesota’s Zach Ward

Projections for four minor leaguers on the move, including the Phillies’ C.J. Henry and the Rangers’ Nelson Cruz.

Three-year projections for several recently traded prospects, including the Mets’ Ruben Gotay and the Indians’ Max Ramirez.

Is there any hope for Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Mark Rogers, and other prospects in the middle of disappointing seasons?

A mid-season review of minor league performances in two Double-A leagues, including the Yankees’ Phillip Hughes and the Braves’ Jarrod Saltalamacchia.

A mid-season review of player performances in the Triple-A leagues.

A mid-season review of minor league performances in a pair of the Single-A Advanced leagues

The best players in Single-A ball will participate in a pair of All-Star games tonight.

A mid-season review of minor league performances in the Florida State and Texas Leagues

Chris updates his plot of organizational draft strategies and describes how the draft has evolved over the past five years.

One image to summarize how 18 major league organizations approach the first year player draft.

Did Class-A hitters strike out less and walk more with their local replacement umpires behind the plate?

Do minor league players enjoy a home field advantage when they get to know the local replacement umpires?

Seven young pitchers you should know about but won’t find on many pre-season top prospect lists.

Here are ten names you should know about but won’t find on many pre-season top prospect lists.

The statistical evidence supports minor league managers’ complaints.

Which pitching prospects are really off to good starts?