Columns

Deep Dynasty Fishing: 9 on the rise - 06/20/2009

Brett Sullivan takes an in-depth look at nine prospects on the rise, including Daniel Hudson, Thomas Neal, and Wily Peralta.

Minors Only - Numbers Don't Lyles - 06/17/2009

Initially panned as an overdraft, Jordan Lyles has quieted his doubters and has emerged as a top pitching prospect.

I've decoded the draft...not! - 06/10/2009

Adam Foster has been studying the draft in detail for four years now. And he's just starting to understand it.

Jacob Turner Scouting Report - 06/06/2009

Scott Burgess got a chance to see top RHP high school pitcher Jacob Turner pitch in his final high school game.

Casey Kelly Scouting Report - 06/04/2009

An above-average ground-ball pitcher with excellent command, Kelly has also been striking out a good amount of batters.

Minors Only: Florimon and Thole - 06/02/2009

This week, Minors Only takes a look two emerging hitters: Pedro Florimon Jr. and Josh Thole.

Minors Only: Skipworth's Slumping - 05/26/2009

Ryan takes a look at two prospects going in different directions: Mauricio Robles (upward) and Kyle Skipworth (downward).

Minors Only: Q&A with Birmingham Barons broadcaster Curt Bloom - 05/19/2009

This week, Minors Only chats with longtime Birmingham Barons broadcaster Curt Bloom.

Fantasy Futures: Waiver Fodder - 05/18/2009

Two of Project Prospects long-time favorites, Alberto Callaspo and Aaron Laffey, are finally emerging in the big leagues.

Deep Dynasty Fishing: 7 sleepers worth knowing - 05/15/2009

Brett Sullivan takes an in-depth look at seven sleepers, including Manuel Banuelos and Tyson Gillies.

Minors Only: Augenstein and Rzepczynski - 05/12/2009

This week, Minors Only examines Arizona's newest member and a starter in Toronto's system who has opened eyes.

Fantasy Futures: Rookie Pitchers - 05/06/2009

A startling number of elite prospects opened the 2009 season in the big leagues.

Minors Only: Three surprising hitters - 05/05/2009

This week, Minors Only takes a look at a resurgent Tony Thomas, a scuffling Jefry Marte, an emerging Manny Pina, and more.

Minors Only: Three pitchers on the rise - 04/29/2009

You will see the column every Wednesday and it will highlight various players from around the minor leagues.

Fantasy Futures: Rookie Hitters - 04/28/2009

There isn't a shortage of elite rookie hitters in the big leagues right now. And there are more on the way.

Video of Beckham and the Barons - 04/26/2009

Brian Booker brought his HD camera with him to get some shots of Beckham, Viciedo and the Barons on April 18th.

Deep Dynasty Fishing: 10 up-and-comers - 04/24/2009

Deep Dynasty Fishing is back! Brett Sullivan takes an in-depth look at 10 up-and-coming prospects.

College Baseball Review - 04/23/2009

An updated look at the top college prospects for the 2009 MLB draft; Stephen Strasburg dominates, Dustin Ackley and Rich Poythress keep mashing. Plus, find out why you should be leery of Grant Green and Alex White.

Scouting Report: Holland's MLB Debut - 04/22/2009

The future ace of the Texas Rangers made his MLB debut in a tough relief spot but showed poise and stuff that belies his age.

Scouting Report: Jordan Zimmermann's MLB Debut - 04/20/2009

Zimmermann may has a 92-94 fastball, but it's straight and hittable. He'll need to harness his curveball to become a No. 1-2.

Scouting Report: Trevor Cahill - 04/18/2009

Curious about his arsenal and pitch selection, we watched Trevor Cahill's first two starts so we could report on all 200 pitches.

Scouting Report: Main vs. Alderson - 04/16/2009

I went out to San Jose Municipal Stadium last night with the goal of learning as much as possible about Main and Alderson.

Scouting Report: Anderson's MLB Debut - 04/13/2009

Aside from a bit of an unlucky 5-run second inning, Brett Anderson pitched well in his big league debut.

Scouting Report: Porcello's Debut - 04/09/2009

Porcello located a 89-92 fastball with excellent movement but struggled with offspeed consistency in his MLB debut.

Spring Scouting: Carlos Carrasco - 04/08/2009

After watching Carrasco's 3/26/09 start against the Yankees, we see why he's such a hot-and-cold prospect. Inconsistency.

Spring Scouting: Madison Bumgarner - 04/03/2009

We had a great view of Madison Bumgarner's Apr. 1 start against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Deep Dynasty Fishing Recap -- Top 25 - 03/31/2009

Following up on the four in-season Deep Dynasty Fishing articles, Brett Sullivan looks back at how he did in finding prospects.

Spring Scouting: Michael Bowden - 03/27/2009

We got a detailed look at exactly what makes Michael Bowden one of the best pitching prospects in baseball.

Spring Scouting: Tommy Hanson - 03/26/2009

We charted every pitch of Tommy Hanson's March 18th start against the Mets.

Angel Villalona: The next Miguel Cabera or Joel Guzman? - 03/25/2009

We see Villalona as a guy who still has some major adjustments to make if he's ever going to find success in the big leagues.