Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus probes scouts and big league executives to find out what exactly makes a player a "4A hitter." Several factors can keep a player out of the big leagues, but it usually comes back to adjustments.
While hype follows several high-caliber pitching prospects, finding MLB's next ace is easier said than done. Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus analyzes the best bets to break into elite territory, led by the Braves' Julio Teheran.
As injuries to pitcher like Adam Wainwright continue shake up rotations throughout the league, Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus spotlights 10 promising minor leaguers who could find their way onto the back end of a rotation this summer.
Some MLB fans believe it's a good thing if their team is unwilling to negotiate with uber-agent Scott Boras. In reality, it might be a bad thing, as Kevin Goldstein shows in the cases of Matt Wieters, Rick Porcello and even Stephen Strasburg.
At just 17 years old, Bryce Harper and adviser Scott Boras could hold an unprecedented amount of leverage in contract negotiations, but Harper's performance this year has the paradoxical effect of diminishing, not raising, the threat.
Baseball Prospectus begins looking at the 2010 season with the NL East. For each team, you get: a projected record, why they might win, why they won't win, one player who could surprise (stat projections) and one who might flop. Dive in.
General assumption about the Boston Red Sox: rich team, big market, AL East, they buy people. (See: Lackey, John.) Actual situation with the Boston Red Sox: They scout, draft and develop talent better than anyone. Kevin Goldstein explains.
Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus projects the best MLB players from 2010 through 2019 (the next decade of stars). His tops include Hanley Ramirez, Justin Upton, Joe Mauer and Tim Lincecum; the list goes to 20, though, with surprises.