One prospect dominates the present and future of lefty pitching, while another southpaw is falling off the wagon.
With the first round of the draft in the books, do any of the northpaws crack the top tier of right-handed pitching prospects?
In the final installment of the series, there’s a look at rating the speed tool, a player’s makeup, and the misuse of scouting jargon.
Those who don the tools of ignorance don’t just need physical prowess.
Sometimes, the road to a minor-league park can be just as interesting as the prospects you’ll watch in game action.
When looking for an infielder or outfielder, what do scouts look for in terms of body, skills, and glove work?
Examining what it means to have a hit tool, and a look at why it is so difficult to project power.
Just like with pitcher evaluation, hitter evaluation requires a keen eye for a solid player body.
How much does a pitcher’s secondary arsenal, mound presence, and poise play into a scout’s evaluation?
We hear terms like “projectability” and “60-grade velocity” bandied about, but what do they actually mean? Here’s a glimpse at what goes into scouting a pitcher.
Beltre is suspended… again.
Diving even deeper into the Texas farm, you’ll find prospects with huge potential who haven’t yet made their stateside debuts.
Trades and graduations to the majors have thinned the Texas farm, but the lower levels house some huge raw talent.
Spending days and nights watching nothing but baseball seems like a dream, but sometimes dreams turn dark.
The Royals aren’t just stacked with talent at the upper levels of their system; the lower tiers also offer plenty of promise.
The Royals’ system is flooded with top-tier talent, but beneath the upper levels lies yet more prospect gems.