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 writes about 10 players who haven't met expectations but still carry the potential of a high reward. As the MLB hot stove cranks up, these players could find themselves in trade packages.
Kevin Goldstein spotlights 10 prospects whose spring performances have generated buzz among fans and GMs, like the Phillies' Domonic Brown, whose hand injury doesn't change the fact that he's a potential future All-Star.
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.
Kevin Goldstein's weekly look at top minor league prospects looks at the development of Desmond Jennings, Kenley Jansen's rise as a closer for the Dodgers and another, non-Stanton big bat for the Marlins.
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.