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.
Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus looks at MLB's expanding global reach, and provides a list of 10 top international prospects who hail from parts of the globe that haven't typically produced a lot of major league talent.
Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus looks back at the 2010 draft to uncover some hidden gems of the second day. Not all superstars are taken in the first round, and Goldstein identifies 10 sleepers to watch for this season.
The Cubs, Indians and Blue Jays are all cooked for 2010. Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus examines their organizational depth here. The Cubs and Jays have a long road back to contention, but the Indians' farm depth is very intriguing.
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.
Players mentioned in Kevin Goldstein's recap of minor league action from Wednesday, May 12, 2010: Stephen Strasburg (Nationals), Andrew Cashner (Cubs), Buster Posey (Giants), Trayce Thompson (White Sox) and Michael Brantley (Indians).
Kevin Goldstein's Daily Futures report for April 20, 2010, starts with a look at Yankees' stud Jesus Montero, but AL East contenders Tampa Bay (Desmond Jennings) and Boston (Lars Anderson) are also represented with good news.
Kevin Goldstein's Daily Futures report for April 15, 2010, focuses on the continuing struggles of fading top prospect Madison Bumgarner (Giants) and the strong play of rising prospect Andrew Cashner (Cubs).
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.