1. Mike Rosenbaum's Spring Training Breakout Prospects to Watch

    Every year, baseball fans' excitement about top prospects in major league spring training seems to grow. Unfortunately, it's also too easy to overlook some of the game's less glamorous, under-the-radar young players...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 months ago 28,938 reads 11 comments

  2. Will Javier Baez-Kris Bryant-Albert Almora Trio Pull the Cubs out of Dark Age?

    The last half-decade has been rough for the Chicago Cubs . The franchise owns a 356-453 overall record since its last playoff berth in 2008, recording only one winning season (2009) during that span...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 months ago 16,277 reads 19 comments

  3. Zach Wheeler Is Not Ready to Become New York Mets' 2014 Ace

    With Matt Harvey likely out for the entire year following Tommy John surgery in October, the New York Mets are prepared to enter the 2014 season ace-less...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 months ago 7,915 reads 15 comments

  4. Is Big-Money Cuban Signing Jose Abreu Capable of Instant MLB Stardom?

    The Chicago White Sox made Jose Abreu the richest Cuban player in Major League Baseball history this offseason, inking the slugging first baseman to a six-year, $68 million contract through 2019...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 months ago 15,313 reads 11 comments

  5. Bleacher Report's Top 100 MLB Prospects Rankings, Spring Training Edition

    So far this offseason, Prospect Pipeline has broken down each team's top-10 prospects and ranked all the farm systems . That means there's only one thing left to do: rank Major League Baseball's top 100 prospects...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 months ago 62,169 reads 89 comments

  6. 2013 MLB Draft Picks Who Are Fast-Tracked Toward MLB Debuts

    While it will be several years until most of the 2013 draft picks are ready for the major leagues, there exists a small contingent of players with the potential to contribute at the highest level in 2014...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 months ago 20,653 reads 29 comments

  7. How the Cardinals' Young Flamethrowers Can Be Even Better in 2014

    It’s doubtful the St. Louis Cardinals would have finished with the best record in the National League and reached the World Series last season without the contributions from their rookie pitchers...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 months ago 4,439 reads 4 comments

  8. How Does Suk-Min Yoon's Stuff Translate to Offense-Driven A.L. East?

    South Korean right-hander Suk -min Yoon and the Baltimore Orioles have reportedly reached an agreement on a three-year, $5.75 million contract pending a physical, according to MLB ...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 months ago 13,279 reads 26 comments

  9. MLB Farm System Rankings: Pre-Spring Training Edition

    While spring training doesn’t officially begin until Feb. 13, the prospect-ranking season has been in full swing since the dawn of the new year...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 months ago 86,363 reads 83 comments

  10. Breaking Down MLB's Next Golden Era of Shortstop Prospects

    It’s hard to believe it’s been roughly two decades since the last great wave of shortstop prospects reached the major leagues...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 months ago 25,631 reads 63 comments

  11. Oscar Taveras is Ready to Break Out with Big 2014 R.O.Y. Season

    Oscar Taveras was widely regarded as the top offensive prospect in baseball headed into the 2013 season and was expected to make an immediate impact upon reaching the major leagues with the St...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 months ago 10,788 reads 18 comments

  12. Odds of Top MLB Suitors Landing Korean Star Suk-Min Yoon

    The sweepstakes for South Korean pitcher Suk -min Yoon is heating up. Earlier in the week, Sang-Soo Kwon of JoongAng Daily reported that as many as five teams have shown interest in the 27-year-old right-hander...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 months ago 27,229 reads 14 comments

  13. How Can the Yankees Ever Fix Their Flawed, Empty Farm System?

    The New York Yankees ’ barren farm system was exposed in 2013 through injuries at the major league level, as the team was forced to use a franchise record 56 different players during the regular season...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 months ago 13,872 reads 35 comments

  14. Could Korean Pitcher Suk-min Yoon Be the Next Hyun-Jin Ryu?

    Korean right-hander Suk -min Yoon threw a bullpen session on Friday in front of scouts from the Orioles and Giants, according to a report from Korean news service SBS translated by Dan Kurtz of MyKBO ...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 months ago 12,805 reads 12 comments

  15. What to Expect from MLB's No. 1 Prospect Byron Buxton in Spring Training

    When it comes to spring training, every fan is interested in getting an early look at baseball’s top prospects. This year, all eyes will be on Byron Buxton , Prospect Pipeline’s No...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 months ago 25,989 reads 23 comments

  16. Will the Amazing 2013 Youth Movement in MLB Continue This Spring?

    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 5 months ago 5,327 reads 2 comments

  17. Predicting Each MLB Team's Prospect Who Will Turn the Most Heads This Spring

    With 15 days remaining until pitchers and catchers report to spring training, most organizations have already extended invitations to their non-40-man-roster players...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 months ago 136,604 reads 76 comments

  18. How the Big-Market Red Sox Built One of MLB's Best Farm Systems

    It doesn’t take an industry expert to point out that the Boston Red Sox boast one of the best farm systems in Major League Baseball...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 months ago 21,168 reads 19 comments

  19. What to Expect from Top Prospect Taijuan Walker's First Full MLB Season

    It’s been a hectic past few months for Taijuan Walker. In September (well, technically Aug...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 months ago 12,528 reads 8 comments

  20. Can Matt Garza Return to First-Half Excellence of 2013?

    In spite of Matt Garza ’s struggles to stay healthy and the fact that he’s already been traded three times in his eight-year career, there’s no questioning that ...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 months ago 6,682 reads 14 comments

  21. Meet the Future MLB Superstars You've Probably Never Heard Of

    Not every successful major league player is a former top prospect. Rather, it’s the high-ceiling players who typically garner the most hype as they ascend the organizational ladder...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 6 months ago 25,488 reads 16 comments

  22. MLB's Top 25 Can't-Miss Pitching Prospects for 2014

    Since completing my rankings of each organization’s top-10 prospects earlier this month, I have been busy ranking the top prospects in the game by position, ceiling and estimated time of arrival in the major leagues...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 6 months ago 70,820 reads 67 comments

  23. Who Are the Next Top International Players Who Could Jump to MLB?

    The sweepstakes for Masahiro Tanaka officially came to an end on Wednesday, as the Japanese right-hander agreed to a seven-year, $155 million deal with the New York Yankees, as first reported by Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports ...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 6 months ago 18,207 reads 6 comments

  24. Predicting MiLB's All-Breakout Team for 2014

    Every year, virtually unknown prospects become household names by surpassing expectations in the minor leagues...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 6 months ago 10,202 reads 5 comments

  25. How CC Sabathia Can Fix What Went Wrong in Nightmare 2013 Season

    Things went from bad to ugly for CC Sabathia in 2013. In spite of logging 200 or more innings for the seventh straight season, the 33-year-old posted a disconcerting 4.78 ERA (4...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 6 months ago 8,276 reads 12 comments