1. March Madness 2012: Who Would Come out as the Top Prospect in Baseball?

    Madness is in the air. MLB prospect madness that is. Here's the deal. Any schmuck can rank the top 64 prospects in baseball, but it takes a real genius to pit them up against each other, NCAA tournament style, to see who comes out on top...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about almost 3 years ago 671 reads 8 comments

  2. MLB Spring Training: Each Team's Top Prospect Who Won't Make Opening Day Roster

    Bryce Harper has dazzled scouts and fans alike already this spring, showing incredible power, exciting speed, and all-out hustle. Ask Nationals manager Davey Johnson and he'll tell you Harper simply doesn't get tired...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about almost 3 years ago 9,305 reads 5 comments

  3. 2012 MLB Draft: The Top Candidates to Go No. 1 Overall

    We're now a little more than three months away from the 2012 MLB Draft. The college season is about two weeks in and most high-school squads have just kicked off play this week...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about almost 3 years ago 9,223 reads 9 comments

  4. Every MLB Team's Top Prospect Who Could Shock the Baseball World This Spring

    In this modern age of technology, baseball encyclopedias online and Google, it's hard to shock the sports world. That's what makes it all the more delightful when players like Dave Sappelt come along...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about almost 3 years ago 30,279 reads 29 comments

  5. When Will Each MLB Team's Top Prospect Make His First All-Star Game?

    The 2012 rookie class has plenty of talent. Yu Darvish, Julio Teheran, Trevor Bauer, Devin Mesoraco, Matt Moore and Jacob Turner are just a few of the names that will likely be called ...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about almost 3 years ago 918 reads 7 comments

  6. 10 Prospects That the Orioles Could Have Acquired for Jeremy Guthrie

    It seems safe to say, at least for Orioles fans, that the team didn't get enough in return for their stable (former) ace, Jeremy Guthrie ...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about almost 3 years ago 2,225 reads 8 comments

  7. 1 Prospect from Each MLB Team Who Will Make the Opening Day Roster

    Every spring there's at least one young player from each MLB team that threatens to lay waste to the plans formulated by the front office by doing the unthinkable: Making the team...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about almost 3 years ago 2,397 reads 5 comments

  8. Yes and No: Debating Whether or Not the Orioles Got Enough for Jeremy Guthrie

    As soon as I got the email that alerted me to the deal that sent Jeremy Guthrie to Colorado in exchange for Jason Hammel and Matt Lindstrom, I had to take a moment or two to regain my composure...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about almost 3 years ago 1,377 reads 26 comments

  9. Every MLB Team's Under-the-Radar Prospect with Superstar Potential

    For every David Price and Evan Longoria (players who were superstars from the day they were drafted), there's about a hundred Robinson Canos...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about almost 3 years ago 5,741 reads 1 comments

  10. One Prospect for Each MLB Team Who Could Surprise in Spring Training

    Every year a phenomenon sweeps into each team's big-league camp in the form of a prospect who explodes and has a truly great showing, leading fans and front-office members alike to ...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about almost 3 years ago 15,752 reads 28 comments

  11. Matt Moore and the Top 20 Prospects in the A.L. East

    There's a simple reason that the top division in baseball's junior circuit is known as the "American League Beast." Actually, there's three: Boston , New York and Tampa...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about almost 3 years ago 4,345 reads 41 comments

  12. Every MLB Team's Single-A Prospect They Must Invite to Spring Training

    Each year at spring training, hundreds of players with no chance at making the Opening Day big-league roster get invitations to join the club. For some, their playing time consists of only few innings or a handful of at-bats...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about almost 3 years ago 925 reads 0 comments

  13. MLB Trade Rumors: Jacob Turner and 15 Top Prospects on the Block

    The Yankees made the biggest splash of what has been a very eventful off-season this past weekend, dealing top prospect Jesus Montero, a legitimate home run and batting average champion, ...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about almost 3 years ago 119 reads 14 comments

  14. Jesus Montero and the Top 10 Prospects Traded This Offseason

    The Mariners farm system got a huge boost early this morning when the Yankees and M's reached an agreement that sends top prospect Jesus Montero to Seattle in exchange for flame-throwing right-hander Michael Pineda...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about almost 3 years ago 5,892 reads 18 comments

  15. Yankees Get Their Man, Deal Top Prospect Jesus Montero to Seattle

    The Yankees and Mariners have agreed to a trade that will send top prospect Jesus Montero and right-hander Hector Noesi to Seattle...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about almost 3 years ago 491 reads 2 comments

  16. MLB Draft 2012: Get Your First Video Look at the Top 20 Prospects

    They say that pictures paint a thousand words. What about a video? I sure as heck know that videos, especially when scouting players who will go on to be professional athletes in any sport, are the key to evaluating talent...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about almost 3 years ago 2,865 reads 5 comments

  17. MLB Draft 2012: An Early Look at the Top 15 College Prospects

    It's hard to find a better crop of draft prospects than the group that headlined the 2011 class. Anthony Rendon, Gerrit Cole, Taylor Jungmann, George Springer, Trevor Bauer and Matt Purke each have perennial All-Star potential...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about almost 3 years ago 507 reads 1 comments

  18. 2012 MLB Mock Draft: Latest Full First-Round Projections

    Now that the calendar has finally turned to January, Major League Baseball's draft season is just getting fired up. The college season will be starting soon, with the high school campaign set to follow shortly thereafter...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about almost 3 years ago 21,875 reads 14 comments

  19. Every MLB Team's Top Defensive Prospect in the Minors

    Defense wins championships...or so the saying goes. That motto isn't necessarily as true for baseball as it is for other sports, but stellar play on the defensive side of things certainly enhances a team's chance to make it to, and win the World Series..

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about almost 3 years ago 4,314 reads 24 comments

  20. MLB Trade Rumors: All 30 Teams' Top Prospect Who Will Be Dangled This Winter

    It's already been a very active season for baseball's top prospects, with some of the top players in the game on the move...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 3 years ago 5,065 reads 21 comments

  21. Comparing All 30 MLB Teams' Top Prospect to a Current MLB Superstar

    Comparing minor leaguers to Major Leaguers isn't exactly a science. That's why in a world of endless technologies, we still end up with big-league busts like Billy Rowell, Matt Bush and my personal favorite, Bryan Bullington...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 3 years ago 10,932 reads 29 comments

  22. Yu Darvish: Where Will He End Up?

    Mere hours remain until we discover the fate of Japanese hurler Yu Darvish, arguably the best player to be posted from Japan since Daisuke Matsuzaka...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 3 years ago 1,087 reads 0 comments

  23. Orioles Continue to Explore Foreign Market, Sign Japanese Pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada

    The Orioles made their first splash into the Asian market back in 2009, when they signed right-hander Koji Uehara...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 3 years ago 1,361 reads 9 comments

  24. D-Backs Do It Right, Deal Top Prospect Jarrod Parker for Veteran Trevor Cahill

    Honestly, nobody outside of the state of Arizona expected the Diamondbacks to win more games than they lost in 2011, much less compete for a division title...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 3 years ago 340 reads 2 comments

  25. Is Ryan Flaherty the Baltimore Orioles New Third Baseman?

    Usually the Rule 5 Draft isn't the best place to pick up big-league-ready talent, but for the Baltimore Orioles , it seems like just the right time and place to find a new third baseman...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about 3 years ago 5,454 reads 1 comments