1. How the San Francisco Giants Can Instantly Become Contenders

    You may have read my earlier article on Quadruple-A and the Garbage Player Phenomenon. In that article, I asserted that many Quad-A players can be as effective as average veterans for a fraction of the cost...

    Nathaniel Stoltz Written by Nathaniel Stoltz about over 6 years ago 1,153 reads 16 comments

  2. The Future of Baseball: Part 1 of 30 - Yankees

    This is the first part of a 30-part series where I will examine several prospects in every organization, and hopefully shed some light on some of the players that will be wearing a big-league uniform in the coming years...

    Nathaniel Stoltz Written by Nathaniel Stoltz about over 6 years ago 1,416 reads 9 comments

  3. Oakland A's: Travis Buck in Early-Season Slump

    Travis Buck has started the season 0-for-17 with seven strikeouts, but there is no need to worry. Buck had a great rookie year straight out of Double-A last season, showing a wide range of skills...

    Nathaniel Stoltz Written by Nathaniel Stoltz about over 6 years ago 605 reads 2 comments

  4. Roster Wrap: International and Pacific Coast Leagues (AAA)

    This is a team-by team review of the AAA rosters. A couple notes before we begin: This was done over the course of about a week, so some of the rosters have changed slightly...

    Nathaniel Stoltz Written by Nathaniel Stoltz about over 6 years ago 2,535 reads 10 comments

  5. Quadruple-A and the Garbage Player Phenomenon: An Exercise in Futility

    No doubt you've heard of "Quadruple-A" players. You know, the guys who do well in Triple-A, but who, for whatever reason, just aren't cut out to be major league players?Well, ...

    Nathaniel Stoltz Written by Nathaniel Stoltz about over 6 years ago 1,329 reads 7 comments

  6. Luis Hernandez, Brian Bocock, and the Suicide of Two Organizations

    Opening Day has come and gone, and if you look at the box scores from yesterday's games, you'll notice the Orioles started Luis Hernandez at shortstop. The Giants went with Brian Bocock at the position...

    Nathaniel Stoltz Written by Nathaniel Stoltz about over 6 years ago 1,131 reads 40 comments

  7. A's Opening Day Roster: Breaking Down The Hitters

    This is the followup to the article on the A's opening day pitching staff. The A's are carrying 14 hitters to start the year. Here is my take on them:Catchers:Kurt SuzukiPros: Suzuki is a smart player who does well under pressure...

    Nathaniel Stoltz Written by Nathaniel Stoltz about over 6 years ago 618 reads 4 comments

  8. A's Opening Day Roster: Breaking Down The Pitchers

    Forget the Japan series; the A's season really starts now. With a few moves yesterday, they, at long last, have finalized their 25-man roster. Here are some brief notes about the pitchers who will don the green and gold come April 1st...

    Nathaniel Stoltz Written by Nathaniel Stoltz about over 6 years ago 967 reads 0 comments