1. 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...

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  2. 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 14,706 reads 13 comments

  3. 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 46,708 reads 10 comments

  4. 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 3,941 reads 3 comments

  5. 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 14,150 reads 40 comments

  6. 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 17,174 reads 12 comments

  7. 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 14,171 reads 16 comments

  8. 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 7,897 reads 25 comments

  9. 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 6,467 reads 12 comments

  10. 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 4,904 reads 0 comments

  11. 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 8,678 reads 11 comments

  12. 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 133,732 reads 41 comments

  13. 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 9 months ago 8,899 reads 80 comments

  14. 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 9 months ago 21,779 reads 67 comments

  15. 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 9 months ago 5,557 reads 4 comments

  16. 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 9 months ago 36,543 reads 45 comments

  17. 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 9 months ago 3,149 reads 1 comments

  18. 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 9 months ago 1,887 reads 1 comments

  19. 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 9 months ago 6,278 reads 6 comments

  20. Why Raciel Iglesias Will Be the Steal of MLB's International Free-Agent Market

    It may not be long until the next big-name Cuban prospect signs with a major league team. According to reports from Diario De Cuba and the Havana Times (via MLB Trade Rumors ...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 9 months ago 10,619 reads 19 comments

  21. Projecting Carlos Martinez's Ceiling as an MLB Starting Pitcher

    With the enormous success of St. Louis Cardinals ' rookies Michael Wacha, Shelby Miller and Trevor Rosenthal this past season, it's somewhat understandable that Carlos Martinez gets lost in the mix...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 9 months ago 7,711 reads 18 comments

  22. AFL Fall Stars Game Prospects with Best Shot at MLB Stardom

    The future of Major League Baseball was on display this past Saturday, as many of the sport’s top prospects showcased their potential in the Arizona Fall League’s annual Fall Stars Game...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 9 months ago 3,648 reads 6 comments

  23. Bryce Harper Will Maximize Superstar Potential Under Matt Williams

    The relationship between former Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson and outfielder Bryce Harper was highly scrutinized by the media this past season...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 9 months ago 3,945 reads 4 comments

  24. Scouting Reports, Potential Suitors for MLB's Top International Free Agents

    With the 2013 Major League Baseball season now complete, all 30 teams will now direct their focus toward the free-agent market. Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 5, players entering free agency will be allowed to negotiate and sign with new teams...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 9 months ago 11,068 reads 3 comments

  25. Michael Wacha 2.0: What to Expect from Cardinals' Super-Rookie in 2014

    Even though St. Louis Cardinals rookie sensation Michael Wacha proved to be human with his struggles in Game 6 of the World Series against the Red Sox , it’s undeniable that his future is insanely bright...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 9 months ago 6,484 reads 5 comments