1. Introducing MLB's Newest out-of-Nowhere Success Story

    Every season features players who take nontraditional, roundabout paths to unexpected success in the major leagues. Last year it was the Atlanta Braves ’ Evan Gattis ...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 7 months ago 8,078 reads 4 comments

  2. Stock Up, Stock Down on MLB's Top 25 Prospects After 1 Month

    It has been an eventful first month of the season for some of baseball’s top prospects. For others, not so much. Shortstop Carlos Correa and outfielder Oscar Taveras are both off to hot starts at their respective levels, with Correa batting ...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 7 months ago 17,507 reads 11 comments

  3. Yordano Ventura's Improved Curveball Could Be Next Step in His Ace Evolution

    Yordano Ventura will have many great starts in his career, but his outing on Friday night against the Baltimore Orioles is one he’ll never forget...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 7 months ago 4,354 reads 0 comments

  4. How MLB's Historic 2013 Rookie Class Is Fighting off the Sophomore Slump

    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 7 months ago 4,994 reads 6 comments

  5. Why Billy Hamilton Will Never Hit Enough to Change MLB with His Speed

    Don’t look now, but Billy Hamilton is hitting. The 23-year-old center fielder struggled out of the gate, batting just .140 through his first 12 games. Since then, however, he’s quietly overcome the dismal start to his rookie campaign...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 7 months ago 11,688 reads 35 comments

  6. MLB System Check 2014: Los Angeles Angels' Top Prospects

    The Los Angeles Angels System Check video offers a quick overview of the team's farm system, addressing its strengths and weaknesses and how it can improve moving forward...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 7 months ago 1,291 reads 0 comments

  7. What Cole Hamels' 2014 Debut Tells Us About His Season Outlook

    Cole Hamels isn ’t known for turning in strong season debuts. Since 2009, the Phillies left-hander is 1-4 with a 9.55 ERA in 21.2 innings...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 7 months ago 4,300 reads 1 comments

  8. MLB Prospects Update: Hottest, Coldest Pitchers at Every Minor League Level

    The minor league season is now in full swing and countless prospects are making strong impressions, for one reason or another, at each of the four full-season levels...

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  9. Stephen Piscotty Is More MLB-Ready Prospect Than Oscar Taveras

    The St. Louis Cardinals once again face the enviable problem of having too much depth in the minor leagues. Last year it was too many young arms; this year, it’s outfielders...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 7 months ago 13,410 reads 15 comments

  10. MLB System Check: St. Louis Cardinals

    The St. Louis Cardinals System Check video offers a quick overview of the team's farm system, addressing its strengths and weaknesses and how it can improve moving forward...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 7 months ago 1,652 reads 0 comments

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

    The minor league season is now in full swing and countless prospects are making strong impressions, for one reason or another, at each of the four full-season levels...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 7 months ago 7,418 reads 13 comments

  12. Stock Up, Stock Down on MLB's Top 10 Prospects After Week 3

    It was an eventful week for some of baseball’s top prospects. For others, not so much. Xander Bogaerts has been impressive as the Boston Red Sox’s everyday shortstop, batting ...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 7 months ago 16,607 reads 8 comments

  13. Stock Up, Stock Down for Philadelphia Phillies' Top 10 Prospects Entering Week 4

    It was a tough week for the Philadelphia Phillies , as they went 2-4 in six games and fell to last place in the National League East...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 7 months ago 4,881 reads 5 comments

  14. Why Are MLB Teams Still Pitching to Giancarlo Stanton?

    Giancarlo Stanton has a reputation as a notoriously slow starter, or at least he did until this year...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 7 months ago 23,482 reads 50 comments

  15. Baseball a Welcome Distraction for Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles Dodgers

    Reports this week detailing Yasiel Puig ’s harrowing escape from Cuba have painted a vivid picture of the 23-year-old’s personal challenges since defecting...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 7 months ago 3,825 reads 13 comments

  16. 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 7 months ago 20,340 reads 21 comments

  17. 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 7 months ago 7,330 reads 28 comments

  18. MLB System Check 2014: Atlanta Braves' Top Prospects

    The Atlanta Braves System Check video offers a quick overview of the team's farm system, addressing its strengths and weaknesses and how it can improve moving forward...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 7 months ago 297 reads 0 comments

  19. 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 7 months ago 10,045 reads 19 comments

  20. 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 8 months ago 15,615 reads 20 comments

  21. 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 8 months ago 7,806 reads 8 comments

  22. 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 8 months ago 5,104 reads 6 comments

  23. MLB System Check 2014: Baltimore Orioles' Top Prospects

    The Baltimore Orioles System Check video offers a quick overview of the team ’ s farm system, addressing its strengths and weaknesses and how it can improve moving forward...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 8 months ago 1,231 reads 1 comments

  24. 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 8 months ago 4,772 reads 4 comments

  25. 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 8 months ago 16,881 reads 9 comments