With Alfonso Soriano in left and Bryan LaHair producing at first, the Cubs are having trouble finding room for top prospect Anthony Rizzo. Kevin Goldstein offers a solution to get Rizzo, and three other top blocked prospects, to the big leagues.
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.
Kevin Goldstein pulls out 10 prospects to focus on for the 2010 Futures Game, to be held July 11 as part of MLB All-Star Weekend. If you're a Cubs fan and a little disappointed about this year's campaign, read this and have your faith restored.
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.
Kevin Goldstein rolls out a new concept: the Monday 10 spot, in which he looks at 10 players you need to be aware of in the minors. Among those mentioned in this first report: Tim Beckham (Rays), Mike Moustakas (Royals) and Andrew Cashner (Cubs).
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.