1. Progress Reports on All 30 MLB Teams' Top Prospect in Winter Ball

    Although they usually don’t feature the combination of big-ticket prospects and all-around depth that the Arizona Fall League does, the various international winter leagues at ...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 4 months ago 114,882 reads 28 comments

  2. 5 MLB Pitching Prospects Tearing It Up in the Winter Leagues

    With the trades that have already taken place this week, as well as those expected to go down next week during MLB ’s Winter Meetings, it’s easy to forget there’s actually meaningful baseball still being played...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 months ago 6,066 reads 0 comments

  3. MLB Trade Rumors: Updating Top MLB Prospects on the Trade Block, Week 4

    The flurry of trades this week reaffirms that few prospects appear in trade rumors before they’re actually dealt. Prospects can serve as the deal-breaker in a potential trade and therefore are usually the last piece(s) to fall into place...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 months ago 12,084 reads 2 comments

  4. 10 MLB Hitting Prospects Tearing It Up in the Winter Leagues

    Once again, many of baseball’s top prospects are represented in the Dominican, Mexican, Puerto Rican and Venezuelan winter leagues this year as they look to get a head ...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 months ago 9,262 reads 2 comments

  5. How Posting Fee Limit for Japanese Players Helps Level Playing Field in MLB

    Major League Baseball and Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball may be making progress towards an agreement on a new posting system...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 months ago 2,319 reads 4 comments

  6. MLB Teams Whose Player Evaluation Is Clearly Still Stuck in the Past

    The St. Louis Cardinals are Major League Baseball's model organization. This past season, the Cardinals won the National League Central with 97 wins and advanced to the playoffs for the 10th time since 2000...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 months ago 7,620 reads 12 comments

  7. Top MLB Prospects Who Must Step Up in 2014 to Replace Free-Agent Departures

    With Major League Baseball’s annual winter meetings set to begin next week, it’s seemingly only a matter of time until the free agents begin to sign and trade talks escalate...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 months ago 20,133 reads 18 comments

  8. 10 MLB Prospects Who Could Be Major Trade Bait at the Winter Meetings

    Major League Baseball’s annual Winter Meetings is coming up fast, with the event to be held on Dec. 9-12 in Orlando, Florida...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 months ago 11,692 reads 29 comments

  9. MLB Teams with No Impact-Prospect Help Coming in 2014

    It’s rare for an organization to be blessed with a seemingly endless supply of internal talent—unless you’re the St. Louis Cardinals , that is...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 months ago 7,632 reads 2 comments

  10. 3 Pitchers Excelling in Winter Leagues Who Could Shine in 2014 MLB Season

    Although the Arizona Fall League has ended, the offseason Caribbean winter leagues are over a month into their respective regular seasons and filled with prospects doing exciting things...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 months ago 1,966 reads 2 comments

  11. MLB Trade Rumors: Updating Top MLB Prospects on the Trade Block, Week 3

    Beyond offering hope to fans of struggling teams, prospects serve a more important purpose at this time of the year...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 months ago 12,804 reads 5 comments

  12. Analyzing All of MLB's Latest International Free-Agent Rumors, News

    The latest news on baseball's international free-agent front is that a pair of high-profile Cuban players have defected and already established residency in another country...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 months ago 7,812 reads 0 comments

  13. How Masahiro Tanaka's Stuff Will Play Against MLB Hitters

    The bidding war for Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is on hold after Major League Baseball and Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball were unable to reach an agreement on a new posting system...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 months ago 14,528 reads 13 comments

  14. 5 Prospects That MLB Buyers Should Sell High on This Winter

    Even though the trade season got started in a big way on Wednesday, the meat of the offseason market won't develop until the winter meetings begin on December 9...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 5 months ago 4,551 reads 3 comments

  15. 2014 MLB Mock Draft: Early First-Round Projections for All 30 Teams

    Even though the Major League Baseball season ended earlier in the month, it's never too early to look ahead at the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft next June...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 months ago 44,493 reads 10 comments

  16. 4 Winter League Standouts That Will Be Impact MLB Players

    Where one offseason league ends, another begins—or something like that. While the Arizona Fall League came to end this past Saturday, the offseason Caribbean Winter Leagues ...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 months ago 3,906 reads 3 comments

  17. Predicting Boom or Bust for MLB's Highest-Upside Prospects

    When it comes to prospects, minor league statistics tend to be misleading. That’s not to say they hold no value, but eye-popping numbers alone, especially against inferior competition, ...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 months ago 14,059 reads 40 comments

  18. MLB Trade Rumors: Updating Top MLB Prospects on the Trade Block, Week 2

    Beyond offering hope to fans of struggling teams, prospects serve a more important purpose at this time of the year...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 months ago 17,133 reads 12 comments

  19. Comparing 2013 AFL MVP Kris Bryant to Paul Goldschmidt

    The Chicago Cubs are in the middle of a long-overdue rebuilding project they hope will bring the franchise a championship sometime in the next century. A once-depleted farm system is brimming with talent that will soon make its way to Wrigley Field...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 5 months ago 17,656 reads 19 comments

  20. 10 Most Impressive Prospects of the 2013 Arizona Fall League

    If you love prospects, then it doesn ’t get any better than the Arizona Fall League. With six teams comprised of baseball’s top prospects from all 30 organizations, ...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 months ago 13,963 reads 16 comments

  21. Why MLB Needs to Create an International Draft, and What It Would Mean

    Back in March, Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association discussed creating an annual international amateur draft , possibly as early as 2014, and set a June 1 deadline to reach an agreement on its framework...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 months ago 7,669 reads 25 comments

  22. Is Billy Hamilton Ready to Star If Reds Let Shin-Soo Choo Walk?

    The Cincinnati Reds knew that they may only get one season of free-agent outfielder Shin-Soo Choo when they traded for him last December ...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 months ago 6,413 reads 12 comments

  23. 2013 Arizona Fall League Pitching Prospects with Big MLB Futures

    The Mesa Solar Sox and Surprise Saguaros will play in the Arizona Fall League Championship game on Saturday, beginning at 3 p.m. ET and airing on MLB Network ...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 months ago 4,861 reads 0 comments

  24. 2013 Arizona Fall League Hitting Prospects with Big MLB Futures

    The 2013 Arizona Fall League is almost over, unfortunately. On Saturday, the Surprise Sagauros will play in the AFL Championship Game at Scottsdale, airing at 3:00 PM (ET) on the MLB Network ...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 months ago 8,632 reads 11 comments

  25. Predicting the Biggest 2014 Breakout Prospect in Each MLB Team's System

    Part of the fun in prospect evaluation comes from identifying potential breakout candidates prior to the season...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 months ago 133,474 reads 41 comments