1. September Call-Ups: Ranking the Top 25 MLB Prospects Most Likely to Be Promoted

    Even though a majority of the game's top prospects have already received promotions, teams will receive an infusion of fresh, young talent on Sept. 1 when the active roster expands from 25 to 40 players...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 22 hours ago 66,735 reads 51 comments

  2. 4 MLB Rookies Who Will Have to Perform Like Veterans in Pennant Races

    The 2013 playoff races were defined by strong rookie performances. There was Michael Wacha, who went from first-round draft pick in 2012 to No. 2 starter for the St. Louis Cardinals down the stretch and well into the postseason...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 4 days ago 28,163 reads 38 comments

  3. Matt Shoemaker Giving Angels Some Hope After Devastating Garrett Richards Injury

    The Los Angeles Angels suffered a potentially crushing blow Wednesday night when they lost ace Garrett Richards for the next six to nine months with a torn patellar tendon in his left knee...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 days ago 11,714 reads 3 comments

  4. Breaking Down the Top September Call-Up Candidates at Every Position

    The expansion of the active roster from 25 to 40 players on September 1 means something different to every team...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 6 days ago 11,065 reads 11 comments

  5. MLB Prospects Update: Hottest Players at Each Minor League Level

    We’re now approaching the end of the minor league season, but there are plenty of prospects who continue to open eyes with their performances across the rookie, short-season and full-season levels...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 7 days ago 12,799 reads 10 comments

  6. 3rd MLB Draftee in Gillaspie Family Poised to Pave Way for Own Legacy

    One could say that 2014 first-round draft pick Casey Gillaspie was born to play baseball. The Tampa Bay Rays selected Gillaspie out of Wichita State with the No...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 7 days ago 10,735 reads 3 comments

  7. Kris Bryant Will Set MLB Ablaze If Given Much-Deserved 2014 Call-Up

    Twitter erupted Saturday night following news that Kris Bryant was pulled during the middle of Triple-A Iowa’s game...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 8 days ago 66,419 reads 43 comments

  8. Surprising MLB Prospects Making a Late Push for September Call-Ups

    With rosters set to expand from 25 to 40 players on Sept. 1, it's only a matter of time until there's an influx of fresh, young players arriving in the major leagues...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 9 days ago 16,182 reads 5 comments

  9. How Corey Kluber Has Broken into Baseball's Elite Starter Class in 2014

    Apparently 10 is the magic number for Corey Kluber. The Cleveland Indians ace was brilliant on Friday night against the Baltimore Orioles , allowing one run on five hits and two walks while striking out 10 batters over 7...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 11 days ago 6,379 reads 5 comments

  10. Each MLB Team's Most Exciting Potential September Call-Up, 2 Weeks out

    While there already has been a large influx of prospects promoted to the major leagues this season, there are even more set to arrive when active rosters expand from 25 to 40 players on September 1...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 11 days ago 24,246 reads 19 comments

  11. Nationals Clicking at the Right Time to Grab a Firm Hold on NL East Crown

    The Washington Nationals are feeling it. On Thursday night, the Nationals completed a three-game road sweep of the New York Mets , winning 4-1 behind a dominant start from ...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 12 days ago 2,888 reads 8 comments

  12. 5 Early Flops of the 2014 MLB Draft Class

    When a highly touted draft pick gets off to a slow start as a professional, we tend to draw hasty conclusions about his long-term potential or assume that something was missed in the scouting process...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 13 days ago 19,903 reads 15 comments

  13. A's Will Need Josh Donaldson's Raw Power More Than Ever Down the Stretch

    The Oakland A’s put an end to the Kansas City Royals ’ eight-game winning streak on Tuesday night, as they exploded for 11 runs on 20 hits to back another strong outing from left-hander Jon Lester ...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 14 days ago 6,824 reads 11 comments

  14. Felix Hernandez's Historic Season Deserves Kershaw-Like Attention

    Felix Hernandez is having a historically good season, arguably the best of his 10-year career with the Seattle Mariners ...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 15 days ago 19,595 reads 169 comments

  15. Brandon McCarthy's Rebirth Keying Yankees' Defiant Postseason Chase

    Where would the Yankees be right now if not for Brandon McCarthy ? With CC Sabathia and Ivan Nova out for the season with injuries, and Masahiro Tanaka on the disabled ...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 15 days ago 5,798 reads 7 comments

  16. 10 Early Breakout Stars of the 2014 MLB Draft Class

    While it will be several years until most of the 2014 draft picks are ready for the major leagues, that doesn't mean we can’t get excited about the early returns from some of baseball’s brightest young players...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 15 days ago 20,007 reads 13 comments

  17. What to Make of Stephen Strasburg's Wildly Inconsistent 2014

    Things were looking up for Stephen Strasburg headed into his start on Friday night against the Atlanta Braves . At least that’s how it seemed. After posting a 3.18 ERA with 44 strikeouts over 39...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 18 days ago 9,989 reads 21 comments

  18. September Call-Up Odds for MLB's Top 25 Prospects, 3 Weeks Out

    While there already has been a large influx of prospects promoted to the major leagues this season, there are even more set to arrive when active rosters expand from 25 to 40 players on September 1...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 19 days ago 28,765 reads 38 comments

  19. Javier Baez's Immediate Stardom Just Tip of the Iceberg for Cubs

    It’s official: Javier Baez is must-watch television. The 21-year-old continued to blow past all reasonable expectations Thursday against the Rockies with a 3-for-4 performance that included a pair of impressive home runs...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 19 days ago 23,782 reads 50 comments

  20. Future MLB Power Rankings: Where All 30 Teams Will Stand 3 Years from Now

    There’s less than two months remaining in the regular season, but the playoff races in both leagues are anything but decided...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 20 days ago 118,484 reads 413 comments

  21. Marcus Stroman's 2014 Transformation from Unreliable Rookie to Pennant Race Ace

    The Toronto Blue Jays (60-54) have dropped four consecutive games, but the team still holds a half-game lead for the second wild-card spot...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 21 days ago 14,007 reads 11 comments

  22. Why Javier Baez Is Hyped as MLB's Next Power-Hitting Infield Phenom

    It’s finally happening: Javier Baez is getting called up. According to Bruce Levine of 670TheScore.com ( via Twitter ), Baez will join the Chicago Cubs before Tuesday’s game against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 23 days ago 40,990 reads 72 comments

  23. 5 High-Profile MLB Prospect Callups That Cannot Wait Until September 1

    Last week's non-waiver trade deadline opened doors for some prospects. The St. Louis Cardinals' decision to trade Allen Craig to the Boston Red Sox cleared room for highly touted ...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 23 days ago 9,939 reads 6 comments

  24. Will Billy Beane's Win-Now Trade Deadline Philosophy Pay Off or Backfire?

    Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane is tired of his team being “one-and-done” in the playoffs...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 26 days ago 25,350 reads 85 comments

  25. Re-Ranking All 30 MLB Farm Systems Post-Trade Deadline

    As we put a final bow on the 2014 non-waiver trade deadline, it is a great time to look at the state of the farm systems. The passing of the deadline, which occurred at 4 p.m...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 26 days ago 92,238 reads 130 comments