Archive for the 'Prospects' Category

The Braves have had a tumultuous time of late and the team has been terrible, too. But there might be hope.

Switch-hitting slugger Francisco Mejia is a player to know.

One player best illustrates the contrast between pure scouting and pure statistical evaluation.

An encouraging step toward designing a reliable fielding metric for minor leaguers.

One of the most famous baseball tournaments in the country can test the mettle of any fan.

It’s not often that teams find that diamond in the rough, but every once in awhile, a player re-affirms the process.

There aren’t a ton, but there’s more than you might think.

A team-by-team look at BA’s top 100 list, from 1990 to the present.

How the hitter friendly showcase of the league’s best prospects benefits pitchers in the age of pitch counts and innings limits.

It’s finally possible to meld some objective batting process data with subjective scouting grades.

Projecting the fortunes for low-minors pitchers is even harder than it is for hitters.

Trying to predict what any prospect will do is a fools errand, but it’s still worth a try.

Ken Brett didn’t have the playing career he was supposed to have, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t enjoy every moment of it.

There are specific regions and types of amateur players who are continually undervalued.

Even the big league team next door can jilt an affiliate.

The data show that it is high time to give the vertically-challenged their due.

You can’t breathe without hearing about your team’s top prospects. The glut of information skews perceptions, but there is a more rational way to look at the next big thing.

As quickly as I had gone from excitement to disinterest upon first laying eyes on the southpaw, the reverse occurred.

Prospects are there for different reasons.

Can we really predict which prospects could be Hall of Famers?