1. 3 Big Leaguers Who Have No Business Blocking MLB Prospects

    It’s unusual for a prospect to experience a quick, uninterrupted ascent to the major leagues. Despite how it may seem after the emergence of Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, Manny ...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 3 months ago 18,535 reads 12 comments

  2. MLB Prospects Update: Hottest, Coldest Pitchers at Every Minor League Level

    The 2014 Minor League Baseball season began last Thursday, and there already have been countless standout performances by top prospects across all four full-season levels...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 3 months ago 8,423 reads 0 comments

  3. Why Yordano Ventura Will Live Up to the Hype in First Full MLB Season

    Yordano Ventura is quickly becoming must-watch television. On Tuesday night the 22-year-old made his season debut for the Kansas City Royals , nearly a week after his scheduled start was rained out...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 3 months ago 4,103 reads 4 comments

  4. MLB Prospects Update: Hottest, Coldest Hitters at Every Minor League Level

    The 2014 Minor League Baseball season began last Thursday, and there already have been countless standout performances by top prospects across all four full-season levels...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 4 months ago 4,854 reads 5 comments

  5. Stock Up, Stock Down on MLB's Top 10 Prospects After Week 1

    It’s been an eventful week for some of baseball’s top prospects. For others, not so much. Xander Bogaerts has been the star everyone expected through the first week of the season, batting ...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 4 months ago 15,256 reads 15 comments

  6. Breaking Down How Wil Myers Will Be MLB's Next Great Outfield Star

    Wil Myers made headlines last year before the season even started. During the offseason, the Kansas City Royals sent Myers, fresh off a 37-homer season in the minor ...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 4 months ago 6,664 reads 10 comments

  7. Full Scouting Report, Pitch Breakdown of Masahiro Tanaka's MLB Debut

    The Masahiro Tanaka era is under way. On Friday night, the 25-year-old Japanese pitcher made his highly anticipated Major League debut, taking the mound for the Yankees against the Blue Jays in their home opener...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 4 months ago 35,613 reads 31 comments

  8. 10 Top MLB Prospects Who Starred on Minor League Opening Day

    The 2014 Minor League Baseball season began on Thursday, with a total 54 games played by teams representing all four full-season levels...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 4 months ago 7,926 reads 1 comments

  9. 2014 MLB Mock Draft: Full 1st-Round Projections 2 Months from Draft Day

    The start of the major league season this week means we're roughly two months away from the 2014 MLB First-Year Player draft, held annually from June 6 to June 8...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 4 months ago 62,215 reads 15 comments

  10. What to Expect from Michael Wacha's Much-Hyped Sophomore Season

    He’s back. On Wednesday night, Michael Wacha made his highly anticipated season debut against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park, and the 22-year-old did not disappoint...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 4 months ago 5,382 reads 3 comments

  11. Selecting MLB's All-Future Team

    The start of the minor league season on Thursday means that things are about to heat up on the prospect front...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 4 months ago 117,566 reads 143 comments

  12. Ranking the 5 Most Overhyped New MLB Youngsters

    When we evaluate, project and rank prospects, we are essentially hyping them up. Every player that reaches the major leagues is a special talent and worthy of a degree of excitement, ...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 4 months ago 18,853 reads 56 comments

  13. Projecting Big League ETAs for Baseball's 5 Most MLB-Ready Prospects

    Even though prospects such as Billy Hamilton, Nick Castellanos and Kolten Wong earned spots on their teams' Opening Day rosters, a majority of the game's top-ranked young players are expected to debut in the major leagues as the season unfolds...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 4 months ago 30,039 reads 24 comments

  14. Introducing MLB Fans to Nick Castellanos, Baseball's Next 'Hot Corner' Star

    The Detroit Tigers believe in Nick Castellanos. After trading first baseman Prince Fielder this offseason to the Texas Rangers , the Tigers decided to move Miguel Cabrera back ...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 4 months ago 49,317 reads 18 comments

  15. Mike Rosenbaum's End-of-Spring Top 100 MLB Prospects

    So far this offseason, Prospect Pipeline has broken down each team's top 10 prospects and ranked all the farm systems , and we even looked at baseball's top 100 prospects entering spring training...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 4 months ago 76,325 reads 65 comments

  16. Previewing MLB's Biggest Debuts Coming Early in 2014

    Baseball debuts are always memorable. Stephen Strasburg dropped jaws in his major league debut against the Pittsburgh Pirates on June 8, 2010, as the then-21-year-old right-hander struck out 14 batters in seven innings...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 4 months ago 17,507 reads 13 comments

  17. Kolten Wong, Carlos Martinez Will Carry Cardinals' Youth Movement into 2014

    The St. Louis Cardinals have a reputation for getting the most out of their players, especially rookies...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 4 months ago 14,850 reads 14 comments

  18. Top 5 MLB Prospects Playing Themselves onto the Trade Block This Spring

    Every year prospects jump on to the major league radar with a strong performance in spring training. However, it’s not necessarily always with their current organization...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 4 months ago 12,834 reads 8 comments

  19. Final Predictions for Prospects Making Every MLB Team's 25-Man Roster

    With spring training gradually winding down, teams have been busily cutting players (mostly prospects) from big league camp as they come closer toward finalizing a 25-man roster. As a result, battles for remaining roster spots have finally taken shape.

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 4 months ago 14,205 reads 6 comments

  20. Blueprint for Building an Elite Farm System in Today's MLB

    It’s a common misconception that high-end draft picks and international signings equate to a strong farm system...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 4 months ago 50,413 reads 69 comments

  21. Fantasy Baseball 2014: Ranking the Top 25 Prospects to Target for 2014

    Before we embark on the endeavor of ranking the top 25 fantasy prospects to target for the 2014 season, let's get one thing straight up-front: This is based on potential and projected impact for the 2014 season—and the 2014 season alone...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 4 months ago 56,155 reads 17 comments

  22. MLB Prospect Spring Training Stock Watch, Week 4

    With so many prospects in big league camp, it’s important that all stats be analyzed within context. At the same time, it’s hard not to get excited when a prospect makes an immediate impact against superior competition...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 4 months ago 10,316 reads 3 comments

  23. Predictions for MLB's Top 10 Prospects in 2014

    The future of baseball has been on display this spring, with countless top-ranked prospects opening eyes with their performances on a daily basis...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 4 months ago 43,665 reads 22 comments

  24. Fantasy Baseball: Top Prospects Who Are Better, Worse in Fantasy Than Reality

    Fantasy baseball is a made-up game that takes into account the real-life performances of players on the field. Just because fantasy is based on reality, though, doesn't mean the two always line up just so—especially when it comes to prospects...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 4 months ago 12,019 reads 5 comments

  25. 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 4 months ago 9,590 reads 13 comments