1. How Do Breakout Spring Training Prospects Perform in the Regular Season?

    Every year we try to convince ourselves that spring statistics mean something, using a player’s small sample of production in March to project his performance over a full season in the major leagues...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 7 months ago 9,644 reads 13 comments

  2. Team-by-Team Top Prospect Report Cards Midway Through Spring Training

    With spring training now in full swing, prospects continue to receive significant playing time as their respective clubs evaluate each player’s developmental state and timetable for reaching the major leagues...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 8 months ago 73,254 reads 26 comments

  3. MLB Prospect Spring Training Stock Watch, Week 3

    By its very definition, spring training is going to be filled with ups and downs for each major-league player, because they are all training to get their bodies back in playing shape and working on different skills when they step on the diamond...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 8 months ago 13,499 reads 6 comments

  4. Just How Good Can Mets' Wheeler-Syndergaard-Montero Trio Be?

    The New York Mets will be without ace Matt Harvey in 2014 as he recovers from Tommy John surgery. Luckily, the team still has a host of promising young arms to look forward to in right-handers Zack Wheeler, Noah Syndergaard and Rafael Montero .

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 8 months ago 13,642 reads 39 comments

  5. MLB Prospect Spring Training Stock Watch, Week 2

    Spring training statistics can be horribly misleading. With so many young, inexperienced prospects in big league camp, it’s important that all numbers be analyzed within context...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 8 months ago 12,926 reads 8 comments

  6. The Biggest Emerging MLB Star at Every Position

    Every year players blow past estimations of their potential and become stars. Last season, the transformations of Jose Fernandez and Yasiel Puig from potential stars into actual stars happened almost immediately after each reached the major leagues...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 8 months ago 50,761 reads 68 comments

  7. Does Derek Jeter Look Ready to Have Strong Spring Training?

    Derek Jeter is finally healthy. In fact, the 39-year-old is feeling better than ever at the onset of his final spring training. "Everything is good," Jeter told Bryan Hoch of MLB...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 8 months ago 9,081 reads 10 comments

  8. Predicting the Winner of St. Louis Cardinals' Key Position Battles

    The St. Louis Cardinals reached the World Series last season for the fourth time in the last decade, and they did so with a roster of mostly homegrown players...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 8 months ago 11,320 reads 6 comments

  9. MLB Prospect Spring Training Stock Watch, Week 1

    Spring training statistics can be horribly misleading. With so many young, inexperienced prospects in big league camp, it’s imperative that all numbers be analyzed within context...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 8 months ago 17,399 reads 11 comments

  10. What We Learned About Cuban Superstar Jose Abreu in Spring Debut

    All eyes were on Jose Abreu Friday afternoon, as the Cuban slugger made his highly anticipated White Sox debut after signing a four-year, $68 million contract during the offseason...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 8 months ago 7,729 reads 6 comments

  11. The 2014 MLB Prospects-to-Watch Team During Spring Training

    The start of Cactus and Grapefruit League games this week means all eyes are now trained on baseball’s top prospects. However, with so many top-ranked young players in major league camp, focusing may be a little tricky...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 8 months ago 27,418 reads 44 comments

  12. All 30 MLB Teams' Top 5-Tool Prospect in Spring Training Camp

    So far this offseason, Prospect Pipeline has ranked each team’s top 10 prospects , all 30 farm systems and Major League Baseball’s top 100 prospects for the 2014 season...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 8 months ago 149,629 reads 75 comments

  13. Why Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu Won't Suffer a Sophomore Slump

    Hyun -Jin Ryu emerged as one of the top rookie pitchers in the National League in 2013, serving as the Los Angeles Dodgers ’ third starter for the entire season and making all but one scheduled start...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 8 months ago 15,932 reads 4 comments

  14. Recapping the Jameis Winston vs. New York Yankees Matchup

    It may not count in the standings, but all eyes were focused on George Steinbrenner Field on Tuesday afternoon as the New York Yankees played host to Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston and the Florida State Seminoles...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 8 months ago 83,258 reads 67 comments

  15. MLB Prospects 2014: Top 50 Spring Training Performance Tracker

    Now that teams have reported to spring training and taken part in full workouts, the games can begin, which means we get a chance to see what the best minor leaguers in baseball will do against proven stars...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 8 months ago 65,891 reads 42 comments

  16. Top Potential Suitors, Trade Packages for Nick Franklin

    At this time last year, Nick Franklin was viewed as the Seattle Mariners ’ shortstop or second baseman of the future...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 8 months ago 14,809 reads 24 comments

  17. Mike Rosenbaum's Spring Training Breakout Prospects to Watch

    Every year, baseball fans' excitement about top prospects in major league spring training seems to grow. Unfortunately, it's also too easy to overlook some of the game's less glamorous, under-the-radar young players...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 8 months ago 29,094 reads 11 comments

  18. Will Javier Baez-Kris Bryant-Albert Almora Trio Pull the Cubs out of Dark Age?

    The last half-decade has been rough for the Chicago Cubs . The franchise owns a 356-453 overall record since its last playoff berth in 2008, recording only one winning season (2009) during that span...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 8 months ago 16,602 reads 18 comments

  19. Zach Wheeler Is Not Ready to Become New York Mets' 2014 Ace

    With Matt Harvey likely out for the entire year following Tommy John surgery in October, the New York Mets are prepared to enter the 2014 season ace-less...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 8 months ago 8,134 reads 15 comments

  20. Odds of All 30 MLB Team's Top Prospect in Spring Camp Making 2014 Impact

    Now that we are in the throes of spring training, all eyes are going to be focused on the top prospects for all 30 Major League Baseball teams and how soon their impact can be felt...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 8 months ago 6,667 reads 12 comments

  21. Is Big-Money Cuban Signing Jose Abreu Capable of Instant MLB Stardom?

    The Chicago White Sox made Jose Abreu the richest Cuban player in Major League Baseball history this offseason, inking the slugging first baseman to a six-year, $68 million contract through 2019...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 8 months ago 15,554 reads 11 comments

  22. Bleacher Report's Top 100 MLB Prospects Rankings, Spring Training Edition

    So far this offseason, Prospect Pipeline has broken down each team's top-10 prospects and ranked all the farm systems . That means there's only one thing left to do: rank Major League Baseball's top 100 prospects...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 8 months ago 62,659 reads 89 comments

  23. Will Billy Hamilton Evolve Beyond a Base-Stealing Nightmare in 2014?

    It takes a rare and special talent to become a household name in Major League Baseball, especially if the player in question isn't going to hit many home runs...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 8 months ago 9,513 reads 22 comments

  24. 2013 MLB Draft Picks Who Are Fast-Tracked Toward MLB Debuts

    While it will be several years until most of the 2013 draft picks are ready for the major leagues, there exists a small contingent of players with the potential to contribute at the highest level in 2014...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 8 months ago 20,972 reads 28 comments

  25. 2014 Will Be Xander Bogaerts' Coming out Party in MLB

    When you are a 21-year-old baseball player with 18 games of professional experience under your belt and a team trusts you to take over as the starting third baseman in the middle ...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 8 months ago 10,099 reads 20 comments