1. Analyzing How Good Dodgers' 17-Year-Old Pitching Phenom Julio Urias Can Be

    The Los Angeles Dodgers have something special in Julio Urias . The 17-year-old Urias made himself known to a larger audience this spring after receiving an invitation to the Dodgers’ major league spring training...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 months ago 19,992 reads 21 comments

  2. Why Jose Abreu Will Run Away with 2014 AL Rookie of the Year

    Nobody really knew what to expect from Jose Abreu headed into the season. Sure, we’d all heard about his exploits while playing in Cuba’s Serie Nacional , but it ...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 months ago 7,234 reads 28 comments

  3. Does Albert Pujols Still Have Hope of Ever Returning to MLB Stardom?

    After missing the final two months of the 2013 regular season due to injury, Albert Pujols is out to prove this year that he’s still the same guy who won three NL Most Valuable Player awards in a five-year span...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 months ago 9,975 reads 19 comments

  4. Why George Springer Is Hyped as MLB's Next Great Hitter

    The Houston Astros are promoting top prospect George Springer before Wednesday’s game. The 24-year-old outfielder gets the call after a red-hot start this spring at Triple-A Oklahoma City, where he batted ...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 months ago 15,551 reads 20 comments

  5. Yordano Ventura Flashes True Stopper Potential in Netting Royals' First Road Win

    Yordano Ventura picked up the first win of his promising career on Tuesday night against the Astros , and he set new career highs with seven strikeouts and seven innings pitched...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 months ago 7,740 reads 8 comments

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

    The 2014 Minor League Baseball season isn ’t even two weeks young, but countless prospects have already made strong early impressions at each of the four full-season levels...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 months ago 5,057 reads 6 comments

  7. Is Brian McCann Coming out of Awful Early-Season Yankees Slump?

    After batting just .162 with zero extra-base hits and two RBI headed through his first 10 games, Brian McCann ’s bat finally came alive over the weekend...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 months ago 4,703 reads 4 comments

  8. Every MLB Team's Top Prospect off to the Worst Start in 2014

    One of the great disadvantages to playing professional baseball is that the structure of the season is such that a bad day can turn into a bad week very quickly, leading to inevitable questions about what's wrong with someone...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 5 months ago 92,076 reads 32 comments

  9. Nationals Prospect Lucas Giolito Shows Elite Potential for 2015

    When a teenage pitcher is ranked among the sport’s top prospects prior to his full-season debut, it’s a pretty big deal...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 months ago 16,367 reads 9 comments

  10. Top Outfield Prospect Gregory Polanco Poised to Become NL Central X-Factor

    Gregory Polanco proved during spring training that he’s nearly ready for an audition in the major leagues, as the 22-year-old posted an .804 OPS with three extra-base hits while appearing in 10 games...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 months ago 13,587 reads 6 comments

  11. Introducing the Next Wave of MLB Superstars Currently in the Minors

    The arrival of generational stars Bryce Harper, Mike Trout and Manny Machado in the major leagues during the 2012 season set a new standard for all future rookie classes...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 months ago 25,195 reads 25 comments

  12. Every MLB Team's Prospect off to the Hottest Start in 2014

    The 2014 Minor League Baseball season is only a week old, yet there are already stellar performances being put forth by key prospects at every level...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 5 months ago 259,289 reads 101 comments

  13. 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 5 months ago 18,566 reads 11 comments

  14. 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 5 months ago 8,479 reads 0 comments

  15. 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 5 months ago 4,180 reads 4 comments

  16. 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 5 months ago 4,892 reads 5 comments

  17. 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 5 months ago 15,295 reads 14 comments

  18. 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 5 months ago 6,763 reads 10 comments

  19. 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 5 months ago 35,803 reads 31 comments

  20. 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 5 months ago 7,965 reads 1 comments

  21. 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 5 months ago 62,390 reads 15 comments

  22. 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 6 months ago 5,445 reads 3 comments

  23. 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 6 months ago 117,620 reads 143 comments

  24. 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 6 months ago 18,893 reads 56 comments

  25. 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 6 months ago 30,134 reads 24 comments