1. 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 5 months ago 5,414 reads 3 comments

  2. 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 5 months ago 117,596 reads 143 comments

  3. 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 5 months ago 18,883 reads 56 comments

  4. 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 5 months ago 30,105 reads 24 comments

  5. 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 5 months ago 49,414 reads 18 comments

  6. 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 5 months ago 76,437 reads 65 comments

  7. 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 5 months ago 17,528 reads 13 comments

  8. 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 5 months ago 14,899 reads 14 comments

  9. 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 5 months ago 12,857 reads 8 comments

  10. 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 5 months ago 14,227 reads 6 comments

  11. 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 5 months ago 50,459 reads 69 comments

  12. 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 5 months ago 56,839 reads 18 comments

  13. 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 5 months ago 10,303 reads 3 comments

  14. 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 5 months ago 43,859 reads 22 comments

  15. 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 5 months ago 12,043 reads 5 comments

  16. 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 5 months ago 9,613 reads 13 comments

  17. 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 5 months ago 73,238 reads 26 comments

  18. 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...

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  19. 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 6 months ago 13,601 reads 39 comments

  20. 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 6 months ago 12,910 reads 8 comments

  21. 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 6 months ago 50,738 reads 68 comments

  22. 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 6 months ago 9,045 reads 10 comments

  23. 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 6 months ago 11,289 reads 6 comments

  24. 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 6 months ago 17,366 reads 11 comments

  25. 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 6 months ago 7,624 reads 6 comments