1. 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 5 months ago 28,955 reads 11 comments

  2. 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 5 months ago 16,362 reads 19 comments

  3. 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 5 months ago 7,977 reads 15 comments

  4. 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 5 months ago 6,666 reads 12 comments

  5. 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 5 months ago 15,372 reads 11 comments

  6. 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 5 months ago 62,378 reads 89 comments

  7. 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 5 months ago 9,394 reads 22 comments

  8. 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 6 months ago 20,713 reads 29 comments

  9. 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 6 months ago 9,948 reads 20 comments

  10. MLB Prospects Who Could Play Themselves onto the Trade Block This Spring

    Spring training has barely begun, and already, a trade involving a trio of prospects has taken place. On Thursday, a swap occurred between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Washington Nationals, per Bill Ladson of MLB...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 6 months ago 7,815 reads 12 comments

  11. How the Cardinals' Young Flamethrowers Can Be Even Better in 2014

    It’s doubtful the St. Louis Cardinals would have finished with the best record in the National League and reached the World Series last season without the contributions from their rookie pitchers...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 6 months ago 4,451 reads 4 comments

  12. What Elite Pitching Prospect Archie Bradley Must Do to Live Up to 2014 Hype

    Having hype as a 21-year-old athlete can lead to inevitable disappointment if they don't perform exactly as advertised, especially when that athlete hasn't played a professional baseball game above Double-A...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 6 months ago 3,259 reads 2 comments

  13. How Does Suk-Min Yoon's Stuff Translate to Offense-Driven A.L. East?

    South Korean right-hander Suk -min Yoon and the Baltimore Orioles have reportedly reached an agreement on a three-year, $5.75 million contract pending a physical, according to MLB ...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 6 months ago 13,299 reads 26 comments

  14. Full Scouting Report for Dodgers' New Cuban Shortstop Erisbel Arruebarruena

    The Los Angeles Dodgers and Cuban shortstop Erisbel Arruebarruena have reportedly agreed to terms, according to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com ...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 6 months ago 18,460 reads 18 comments

  15. Will Byron Buxton-Miguel Sano Duo Be MLB's Next David Ortiz-Manny Ramirez?

    Throughout Major League Baseball history, great pairings like Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, Roberto Clemente and Willie Stargell , Willie Mays and Willie McCovey , Yogi Berra and Mickey ...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 6 months ago 8,102 reads 19 comments

  16. MLB Farm System Rankings: Pre-Spring Training Edition

    While spring training doesn’t officially begin until Feb. 13, the prospect-ranking season has been in full swing since the dawn of the new year...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 6 months ago 86,884 reads 83 comments

  17. 25 Must-Watch MLB-Ready Prospects in Spring Training

    Being a prospect in Major League Baseball requires a degree of patience that few people in the world can match...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 6 months ago 10,237 reads 33 comments

  18. Breaking Down MLB's Next Golden Era of Shortstop Prospects

    It’s hard to believe it’s been roughly two decades since the last great wave of shortstop prospects reached the major leagues...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 6 months ago 25,749 reads 63 comments

  19. Oscar Taveras is Ready to Break Out with Big 2014 R.O.Y. Season

    Oscar Taveras was widely regarded as the top offensive prospect in baseball headed into the 2013 season and was expected to make an immediate impact upon reaching the major leagues with the St...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 6 months ago 10,839 reads 18 comments

  20. Would 2014 International Spending Spree Save Yankees' Farm System?

    On a superficial level, the New York Yankees spending nearly $500 million on Jacoby Ellsbury , Carlos Beltran, Brian McCann and Masahiro Tanaka this offseason makes sense because ...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 6 months ago 6,300 reads 15 comments

  21. Odds of Top MLB Suitors Landing Korean Star Suk-Min Yoon

    The sweepstakes for South Korean pitcher Suk -min Yoon is heating up. Earlier in the week, Sang-Soo Kwon of JoongAng Daily reported that as many as five teams have shown interest in the 27-year-old right-hander...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 6 months ago 27,250 reads 14 comments

  22. Scouting Reports, Predictions for All 30 MLB Team's Top Prospect in Spring Camp

    Even though the games in spring training don't count, their value for all 30 Major League Baseball teams and every player is incalculable...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 6 months ago 40,165 reads 30 comments

  23. How Can the Yankees Ever Fix Their Flawed, Empty Farm System?

    The New York Yankees ’ barren farm system was exposed in 2013 through injuries at the major league level, as the team was forced to use a franchise record 56 different players during the regular season...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 6 months ago 13,907 reads 35 comments

  24. Could Korean Pitcher Suk-min Yoon Be the Next Hyun-Jin Ryu?

    Korean right-hander Suk -min Yoon threw a bullpen session on Friday in front of scouts from the Orioles and Giants, according to a report from Korean news service SBS translated by Dan Kurtz of MyKBO ...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 6 months ago 12,855 reads 12 comments

  25. What to Expect from MLB's No. 1 Prospect Byron Buxton in Spring Training

    When it comes to spring training, every fan is interested in getting an early look at baseball’s top prospects. This year, all eyes will be on Byron Buxton , Prospect Pipeline’s No...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 6 months ago 26,117 reads 23 comments