Kevin checks in to see who has awoken early (and who’s still in bed) as the sun rises on the farms of the American League Central.
Seventeen-year-old phenom Carlos Triunfel is plying uncharted waters in a lower rung of the minor leagues that eats up teenagers.
Kevin has news on two players who could change the outlook of the NL Central, and a highly-touted player who isn’t exactly adapting to his new surroundings.
From the majors to A-ball to Division II Grand Valley State, Kevin takes you on a tour of what’s happening in the world of baseball.
Kevin tells you who to watch for down at the lowest rungs of the full-season baseball universe.
Bryan Smith joins the BP team, and starts out with a look at an octet of college hurlers you’ll see picked in June.
Kevin returns to some of his previous touts to note how they’re still tout-worthy, and has his reservations about one big-bonus prospect.
Kevin reviews the prospects in the three leagues at the highest rung of A-ball.
More than ever, Double-A ball is where underrated prospects shine, and overrated ones go to die.
The highest level of the minors is no longer the proving ground for elite prospects it once was, but there are still quite a few intriguing youngsters to check in on at the start of the season. Kevin runs down the best groups of players in the two Triple-A circuits.
Kevin reviews the ten least-likely Opening Day players, proof positive that for some teams and some guys, spring training does matter.
Scouting takes on pro prospects including Chris B. Young, Chris Iannetta, and the Devil Rays’ new second baseman, B.J. Upton.
Kevin compares the college and high school classes, and identifies names rising and falling on draft boards across baseball.
With quality rookies coming up for all five teams, the NL West figures to be a division where youth will make a difference.
Even with a lot of the best young talent already in the majors, farm systems in the NL East still have high-impact young players.