Kevin identifies the roots of the team Walt Jocketty and Tony La Russa have built up over time.
Huge personnel turnover is the mark of a team with deep pocketbooks, but the Mets have all used player development to their advantage.
Kevin checks out the newsmakers in the winter leagues.
Even Alexis Gomez came from somewhere (Kansas City). Kevin tells us how the Tigers and A’s acquired the rest of their postseason difference-makers.
Kevin wraps up the state of pitching in the AFL, and comes to some conclusions about the relative roster strength of the six clubs.
Plenty of credible position player prospects are headed to Arizona, but it’s the pitching staffs that are loaded with difference-makers.
Kevin has some more Jamesian fun breaking down the rosters of the six Arizona Fall League teams.
Kevin borrows something old to generate something new: a peek at the relative strength of AFL rosters.
The 2004 amateur draft produced studs like Jered Weaver, Stephen Drew, Justin Verlander and Philip Hughes. Then there were these guys.
Kevin explains why he’s impressed with the rosters of the Hawaii Winter League, and among a generous helping of fringe prospects, he finds plenty to get excited about.
The A’s are trying to convert a little-known minor leaguer into a Chad Bradford-style submariner.
Kevin takes a closer look at players who saw time at a few levels this year and put together some impressive overall numbers.
The Royals’ #1 pick in 2003 remains a question mark after four seasons in the pros. Kevin wonders what’s next.
The Jays go their own way in player development, and Kevin wonders what’s up with that.
Kevin notes ten minor-league playoff performances you should know about.