CSS Button No Image Css3Menu.com

Baseball Prospectus home
  
  
Click here to log in Click here for forgotten password Click here to subscribe

Futures Guide 2014 is Now Available in Paperback and Three E-book Formats.

Premium and Super Premium Subscribers Get a 20% Discount at MLB.tv!

Articles Tagged Minor Leagues 

Search BP Articles

All Blogs (including podcasts)

Active Columns

Authors

Article Types

Archives

07-11

comment icon

11

Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, July 10
by
Jeff Moore

07-11

comment icon

5

2014 Futures Game Preview
by
Ron Shah

07-10

comment icon

9

2014 Futures Game Preview
by
Ron Shah

07-10

comment icon

5

Notes from the Field: July 10, 2014
by
Jeff Moore and Austin Diamond

07-10

comment icon

3

Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, July 9
by
Jeff Moore

07-10

comment icon

9

The Call-Up: Christian Vazquez
by
Al Skorupa and Ben Carsley

07-08

comment icon

9

Minor League Update: Games of Monday, July 7
by
Jeff Moore

07-08

comment icon

23

The 2010 Redraft
by
Baseball Prospectus

07-07

comment icon

3

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 486: Jason Parks on the Top 50 Prospects in Baseball
by
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-07

comment icon

83

The BP Top 50
by
Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

07-07

comment icon

11

Minor League Update: Games of July 3-6
by
Jeff Moore

07-03

comment icon

14

BP Top 50
by
Nick J. Faleris, Jason Parks and Ron Shah

07-03

comment icon

7

Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, July 2
by
Jeff Moore

07-03

comment icon

17

Eyewitness Accounts: July 3, 2014
by
BP Prospect Staff

07-02

comment icon

16

The 2011 Redraft
by
Baseball Prospectus

07-02

comment icon

8

Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, July 1
by
Jeff Moore

07-02

comment icon

4

The Call-Up: Domingo Santana
by
Ron Shah and Mauricio Rubio

07-01

comment icon

5

Minor League Update: Games of Monday, June 30
by
Jeff Moore

07-01

comment icon

12

The Stash List: 12th Edition
by
Bret Sayre

06-30

comment icon

11

Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 30, 2014
by
BP Prospect Staff

06-30

comment icon

19

Minor League Update: Games of June 27-29
by
Jeff Moore

06-27

comment icon

17

BP Top 50
by
Jason Parks, Nick J. Faleris, Chris Mellen and CJ Wittmann

06-27

comment icon

7

Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, June 26
by
Jeff Moore

06-26

comment icon

11

BP Top 50
by
Chris Mellen, Jeff Moore and Nick J. Faleris

06-26

comment icon

2

Eyewitness Accounts: June 26, 2014
by
BP Prospect Staff

06-26

comment icon

7

Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, June 25
by
Jeff Moore

06-25

comment icon

2

Notes from the Field: International League Notes
by
Al Skorupa

06-25

comment icon

15

Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, June 24
by
Jeff Moore

06-24

comment icon

11

BP Top 50
by
Jason Parks, CJ Wittmann and Nick J. Faleris

06-24

comment icon

9

Minor League Update: Games of Monday, June 23
by
Jeff Moore

06-23

comment icon

17

Minor League Update: Games of June 20-22
by
Jeff Moore

06-20

comment icon

9

Behind the Curtain: Lucas Giolito
by
CJ Wittmann and Tucker Blair

06-20

comment icon

9

Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, June 19
by
Jeff Moore

06-19

comment icon

5

Eyewitness Accounts: June 19, 2014
by
BP Prospect Staff

06-19

comment icon

4

Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, June 18
by
Jeff Moore

06-18

comment icon

1

Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, June 17
by
Jeff Moore

06-18

comment icon

16

PECOTA Takes on Prospects
by
Andrew Koo

06-17

comment icon

5

The Call-Up: Andrew Heaney
by
Mark Anderson and Bret Sayre

06-17

comment icon

5

Minor League Update: Games of Monday, June 16
by
Jeff Moore

06-16

comment icon

6

Minor League Update: Games of June 13-15
by
Jeff Moore

06-13

comment icon

7

Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, June 12
by
Jeff Moore

06-12

comment icon

7

Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, June 11
by
Jeff Moore

06-11

comment icon

6

Eyewitness Accounts: June 11, 2014
by
BP Prospect Staff

06-11

comment icon

6

Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, June 10
by
Jeff Moore

06-10

comment icon

14

The 2013 Redraft
by
Ron Shah and Baseball Prospectus

06-10

comment icon

10

Minor League Update: Games of Monday, June 9
by
Jeff Moore

06-10

comment icon

4

The Call-Up: Gregory Polanco
by
Ethan Purser and Paul Sporer

06-09

comment icon

9

Minor League Update: Games of June 6-8
by
Jeff Moore

06-09

comment icon

7

This is Not Your Father's Baseball Road Trip: Day 13: Winston-Salem, Durham, and Home
by
Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman

06-06

comment icon

14

PECOTA Takes on Prospects
by
Andrew Koo

<< Previous Tag Entries Next Tag Entries >>

Eyes on Aaron Sanchez, Julio Urias, Mark Appel, Braden Shipley, Carlos Penalver, and Darrell Ceciliani.

Aaron Sanchez

Read the full article...

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

June 26, 2014 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, June 25

7

Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Yankees right-hander Luis Severino.

Hitter of the Night: Renato Nunez, 3B, Athletics (Stockton, A+): 4-4, 2 R, 2 HR, BB.
Nunez cares not for your questions about his hit tool or concerns about whether or not he can stay at third base. He’s just going to show off his plus power and worry about the rest later.

Pitcher of the Night: Luis Severino, RHP, Yankees (Tampa, A+): 6 IP, 0 H, 0 R, BB, 6 K.
Severino’s powerful arsenal was too much for the South Atlantic League to handle, warranting a promotion to the Florida State League last week. His first start had its ups and downs, but this one did not. There are still some questions about him remaining a starter, but so far he’s having no problem attacking lineups multiple times through the order with his fastball/slider combination.



The rest of this article is restricted to Baseball Prospectus Subscribers.

Not a subscriber?

Click here for more information on Baseball Prospectus subscriptions or use the buttons to the right to subscribe and get access to the best baseball content on the web.


Cancel anytime.


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!

Already a subscriber? Click here and use the blue login bar to log in.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

June 25, 2014 6:33 am

Notes from the Field: International League Notes

2

Al Skorupa

In-person looks at several Triple-A assets of the Reds, Red Sox, White Sox, and Yankees.

Erik Johnson, RHP, White Sox (Triple-A Charlotte)
Large-framed right-hander with high waist and strong trunk and legs; body a little soft but strong and durable. High-3/4 delivery; stays closed and has some natural deception; hides ball; stabs behind back but recovers well; repeats delivery fairly well. Creates velocity more with muscle than arm speed. Pitches with good plane; commanding mound presence.

Sinker/Cutter mold. FB 87-90 heavy with sink; topped out at 90 (five times). Average fastball in general; fringe-average velo and command. Reluctant to pitch inside; better FB command to glove side. Cutter 83-85; above-average pitch; 10-4 movement with some depth; commands well and can throw for strikes but doesn’t miss many bats; suffers from “cutteritis”—was overly reliant on cutter to detriment of his other pitches. CB 72-73; shallow and soft 11-5 breaker; doesn’t miss bats and doesn’t invite batters to chase; soft “show me” pitch thrown as a surprise for strikes in FB counts. CH 78-80; rarely used and showed very little confidence in; flashed some drop in warmups but was firm and up in the game. Fairly quick to the plate (typically 1.30–1.40 range). Big, strong, durable kid who keeps the ball down but gets by on soft contact and groundballs; doesn’t miss enough bats. No. 5 starter.


The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

June 25, 2014 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, June 24

15

Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Diamondbacks first baseman Daniel Palka and Mariners righty Taijuan Walker.

Hitter of the Night: Daniel Palka, 1B, Diamondbacks (South Bend, A-): 3-4, 2 R, 2B, 2 HR, K.
Palka is an advanced college bat with plus power who is still facing younger competition but isn’t dominating it the way he should. He’s also obviously blocked in the Diamondbacks organization.

Pitcher of the Night: Taijuan Walker, RHP, Mariners (Tacoma, AAA): 9 IP, 4 H, 0 R, BB, 8 K.
I typically ignore prospects who have already reached the majors in order to focus on the prospects who don’t get as much attention, but the point of this piece every day is to keep you up to speed on what’s happening in the prospect world, and Taijuan Walker is what’s happening. This start, and the fact that the Mariners allowed him to throw 109 pitches, should signal to anyone who wants to listen that he’s ready to take his place in the Mariners rotation.



The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

June 24, 2014 6:00 am

BP Top 50

11

Jason Parks, CJ Wittmann and Nick J. Faleris

Jason Parks and CJ Wittman debate the merits of two top shortstop prospects.

The Rules
Rather than re-printing the BP Prospect Team Midseason Top 50 debates—much of which involves discussion of multiple players at the same time—we thought it would be interesting to call out some of the more interesting pairings among players in consideration for the #BPTop50 and allow an advocate for each to make his case for why that player should be ranked ahead of the other.


The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

June 24, 2014 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Monday, June 23

9

Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including A's infielder Renato Nunez and Giants lefty Ty Blach.

Hitter of the Night: Renato Nunez, 3B, Athletics (Stockton, A+): 4-5, 2 R, 3 2B, HR.
Nunez showed off the power in his game last year as a 19-year-old in full-season ball for the first time and has taken it to another level this year, now with 33 extra-base hits on the season. More importantly for his development, however, he’s taken a more patient approach to hitting, striking out less and working more walks. His profile is still a question, as he appears destined for first base, where his bat will have to carry him. But it showing signs of being able to do so.

Pitcher of the Night: Ty Blach, LHP, Giants (Richmond, AA): 6 IP, 8 H, R, BB, 9 K.
In a Richmond rotation filled with bigger-name prospects like Kyle Crick and Adalberto Mejia, it’s the less-heralded Blach that is having the best season. He works with a back-end arsenal that rarely misses bats (his nine strikeouts were a season high by a wide margin), but throwing a ton of strikes, having a plus changeup, and being left-handed is a solid recipe for success at any level.



The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

June 23, 2014 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of June 20-22

17

Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out this weekend, including Nomar Mazara, Corey Seager, Jose Peraza, and a Cardinals righty who shined in his stateside debut.

Friday, June 20

Carlos Correa, SS, Astros (Lancaster, A+): 1-4, 2 R, HR. In what feels like it’s being written posthumously, Correa hit what may be his final home run of the 2014 season before suffering a leg injury on Saturday. He’ll be fine, but it might bring an end to what has been a fantastic season.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

June 20, 2014 6:00 am

Behind the Curtain: Lucas Giolito

9

CJ Wittmann and Tucker Blair

Two BP writers who've spent time watching Giolito face off about his future.

Debate topic: Lucas Giolito, RHP, National (Low-A Hagerstown)
Participants: Tucker Blair and CJ Wittmann

You have both put eyes on Lucas Giolito this season. Please describe your thoughts after seeing him, complete with scouting grades and projections.


The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

June 20, 2014 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, June 19

9

Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Rockies shortstop Trevor Story and Pirates righty Tyler Glasnow.

Hitter of the Night: Trevor Story, SS, Rockies (Modesto, A+): 3-3, 2 R, 3B, HR.
Story returned from a month on the DL (broken finger) with gusto, falling a double short of the cycle. Before the DL stint, he was performing more like the dynamic offensive player that he was thought to be entering last season, though he still hasn’t shown the power he’s thought to have to go with the strikeouts he already racks up in bunches.

Pitcher of the Night: Tyler Glasnow, RHP, Pirates (Bradenton, A+): 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 7 K.
Control has been an issue for Glasnow, but he hasn’t allowed a run in four straight starts and has permitted just two runs total in his last six outings. He’s still raw, making up for missing the first month of the season and missing a ton of bats, all of which the Pirates will take.



The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

Eyes on Will Lamb, Lucas Giolito, Christian Binford, Chris Anderson, Aaron Sanchez, and Gabriel Ynoa.

Will Lamb

Read the full article...

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

June 19, 2014 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, June 18

4

Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including White Sox second baseman Micah Johnson and Pirates righty Nick Kingham.

Hitter of the Night: Micah Johnson, 2B, White Sox (Charlotte, AAA): 4-4, 2 R, HR, SB.
While he’s not stealing bases at nearly the rate or effectiveness of his 84-steal 2013 campaign, he is still getting on base at a good clip and is doing it against better competition, or at least he was until a promotion to Triple-A. The minors’ highest level had given him some troubles until Wednesday, when he entered the night hitting just .218. He’s been moved along aggressively despite questions about his defense and whether his hit tool will allow him to get on base enough to use his legs, but a patient-enough approach at the plate has helped to combat the latter thus far.

Pitcher of the Night: Nick Kingham, RHP, Pirates (Indianapolis, AAA): 7 IP, 4 H, R, 0 BB, 2 K.
The Pirates sure do love drafting and developing tall, prep right-handers and perhaps no one fits the mold better than the 6-foot-5 Kingham. He’s been excellent at every level and stellar in his first two Triple-A starts, providing the Pirates with additional depth in a season that has seen them tear through starting pitching. The ceiling isn’t the highest on Kingham—it’s that of a mid-rotation starter—but he should give them a better shot to win games than Vance Worley, Jeff Locke, or Brandon Cumpton.



The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

June 18, 2014 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, June 17

1

Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarber and Cardinals righty Tyrell Jenkins.

Hitter of the Night: Kyle Schwarber, OF, Cubs (Boise, SS): 3-4, 2 R, 2B, 2 HR, BB.
Short-season ball can be a nice, soft landing spot for newly drafted players to ensure they are put in the best possible situation for success upon their arrival in pro ball, but for the elite college hitters, like those drafted near the top of the first round, it’s simply not enough of a challenge. Schwarber won’t be spending his first Fourth of July as a professional baseball player in Idaho.

Pitcher of the Night: Tyrell Jenkins, RHP, Cardinals (Palm Beach, A+): 6 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K.
In his 2014 debut, the former supplemental first-rounder tossed six no-hit innings, dispelling concerns about the shoulder injury that cost him the first half of the season. I didn’t get to see him on Tuesday night, but I’ll have a first-hand report on his development soon.



The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

<< Previous Tag Entries Next Tag Entries >>