1. 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 7 months ago 7,689 reads 12 comments

  2. 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 7 months ago 20,187 reads 18 comments

  3. 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 8 months ago 11,715 reads 29 comments

  4. 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 8 months ago 7,664 reads 2 comments

  5. 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 8 months ago 1,999 reads 2 comments

  6. 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 8 months ago 12,838 reads 5 comments

  7. 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 8 months ago 7,981 reads 0 comments

  8. 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 8 months ago 14,677 reads 13 comments

  9. 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 8 months ago 46,683 reads 10 comments

  10. 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 8 months ago 3,937 reads 3 comments

  11. 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 8 months ago 14,132 reads 40 comments

  12. 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 8 months ago 17,167 reads 12 comments

  13. 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 8 months ago 14,127 reads 16 comments

  14. 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 8 months ago 7,871 reads 25 comments

  15. 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 8 months ago 6,457 reads 12 comments

  16. 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 8 months ago 4,893 reads 0 comments

  17. 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 8 months ago 8,665 reads 11 comments

  18. 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 8 months ago 133,706 reads 41 comments

  19. Why Yasiel Puig Was MLB's Most Valuable Rookie of 2013

    On Monday night, Jose Fernandez was named as the National League’s Rookie of the Year for the 2013 season after receiving 26 of 30 first-place votes from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America ...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 8 months ago 8,882 reads 80 comments

  20. Troy Tulowitzki Trade Rumors: Assembling Perfect Cardinals Trade Package

    Apparently the St. Louis Cardinals aren ’t messing around when it comes to finding a shortstop for the 2014 MLB season...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 8 months ago 21,645 reads 67 comments

  21. Why Jose Fernandez, Wil Myers Deserve 2013 Rookie of the Year Awards

    The Baseball Writers’ Association of America will start handing out its annual awards on Monday by announcing the winners of the 2013 Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 8 months ago 5,545 reads 4 comments

  22. 10 MLB Prospects with Best Rookie of the Year Odds for 2014

    Major League Baseball’s awards week begins Monday with the highly anticipated announcement of the Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year winners in each league...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 8 months ago 36,198 reads 45 comments

  23. 2013 Arizona Fall League's Hottest, Coldest Pitching Prospects

    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 8 months ago 3,133 reads 1 comments

  24. 2013 Arizona Fall League's Hottest, Coldest Hitting Prospects

    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, the ...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 8 months ago 1,875 reads 1 comments

  25. MLB Player Comparisons for Each Top International Free Agent

    With all the excitement this week surrounding the start of free agency in Major League Baseball, it's easy to forget about the wealth of international talent that is either already available or will be made available prior to the 2014 season...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 8 months ago 6,236 reads 6 comments