Articles by Joseph Werner

After serving as a video scout/analyst for Baseball Info Solutions, Joe Werner began writing at his original site, ReleasePoints.com. He’s since transitioned into his current niche, prospect analysis, at ProspectDigest.com. He has been fortunate — and incredibly blessed — to have some of his work published and mentioned by several major media outlets, including: ESPN, Cleveland.com and the Baseball Research Journal. He can be reached at: JosephMWerner@yahoo.com.


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Predicting the 2017 Rookie of the Year Award Winners

Announcement: Described by Michael Salfino of The Wall Street Journal and Yahoo! Sports as “an insightful and often contrarian viewpoint to prospect rankings,” The 2017 Prospect Digest Handbook is now on sale! Check it out here!  ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   American League Andrew Benintendi, OF, Boston Red Sox The former University of Arkansas outfielder has the perfect trifecta going…

The Most Underrated Prospects for 2017

Announcement: Described by Michael Salfino of The Wall Street Journal and Yahoo! Sports as “an insightful and often contrarian viewpoint to prospect rankings,” The 2017 Prospect Digest Handbook is now on sale! Check it out here!  ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   Matt Chapman, 3B, Oakland A’s As I’ve commented elsewhere, Chapman’s built in the traditional Oakland Athletic mold: he swings…

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The Top 25 Breakout Prospects for 2017

Announcement: Described by Michael Salfino of The Wall Street Journal and Yahoo! Sports as “an insightful and often contrarian viewpoint to prospect rankings,” The 2017 Prospect Digest Handbook is now on sale! Check it out here!  ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   Ofelky Peralta, RHP, Baltimore Orioles Since 2006, there have been only 38 teenage arms to post a strikeout percentage…

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The 2017 Top 100 Prospects

Announcement: Described by Michael Salfino of The Wall Street Journal and Yahoo! Sports as “an insightful and often contrarian viewpoint to prospect rankings,” The 2017 Prospect Digest Handbook is now on sale! Check it out here!  ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   Rank Name Team POS 1 Austin Meadows Pittsburgh Pirates OF 2 Andrew Benintendi Boston Red Sox OF 3 Dansby…

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Ranking the 2017 Farm Systems

Announcement: Described by Michael Salfino of The Wall Street Journal and Yahoo! Sports as “an insightful and often contrarian viewpoint to prospect rankings,” The 2017 Prospect Digest Handbook is now on sale! Check it out here!  ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________     #1. Atlanta Braves (Last Year’s Rank: #13) Atlanta’s Top 10 Prospects Easily the best farm system in baseball…

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The 2017 Washington Nationals Top 10 Prospects

Announcement: Described by Michael Salfino of The Wall Street Journal and Yahoo! Sports as “an insightful and often contrarian viewpoint to prospect rankings,” The 2017 Prospect Digest Handbook is now on sale! Check it out here!  ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________     1. Victor Robles, OF                                    Born: 05/19/97 Age: 20 Bats: R Top CALs: Jason Smit, Manuel Margot, Harold Ramirez,…

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The 2017 Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects

Announcement: Described by Michael Salfino of The Wall Street Journal and Yahoo! Sports as “an insightful and often contrarian viewpoint to prospect rankings,” The 2017 Prospect Digest Handbook is now on sale! Check it out here!  ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________     1. Sean Reid-Foley, RHP                                             Born: 08/30/95 Age: 21 Bats: R Top CALs: Phil Bickford, Luke Jackson, Jake Thompson,…

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The 2017 Texas Rangers Top 10 Prospects

Announcement: Described by Michael Salfino of The Wall Street Journal and Yahoo! Sports as “an insightful and often contrarian viewpoint to prospect rankings,” The 2017 Prospect Digest Handbook is now on sale! Check it out here!  ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________     1. Yohander Mendez, LHP                    Born: 01/17/95 Age: 22 Bats: L Top CALs: Sean Gallagher, Nick Struck, Jared Lansford,…

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The 2017 Tampa Bay Rays Top 10 Prospects

Announcement: Described by Michael Salfino of The Wall Street Journal and Yahoo! Sports as “an insightful and often contrarian viewpoint to prospect rankings,” The 2017 Prospect Digest Handbook is now on sale! Check it out here!  ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________     1. Jose De Leon, RHP                                                   Born: 08/07/92 Age: 24 Bats: R Top CALs:   Evan Scribner, Matt Garza,…

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The 2017 St. Louis Cardinals Top Prospects

Announcement: Described by Michael Salfino of The Wall Street Journal and Yahoo! Sports as “an insightful and often contrarian viewpoint to prospect rankings,” The 2017 Prospect Digest Handbook is now on sale! Check it out here!  ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________     1. Alex Reyes, RHP                                                   Born: 08/29/94 Age: 22 Bats: R Top CALs: Tyler Glasnow, Yovani Gallardo, Eduardo…

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The 2017 Seattle Mariners Top 10 Prospects

Announcement: Described by Michael Salfino of The Wall Street Journal and Yahoo! Sports as “an insightful and often contrarian viewpoint to prospect rankings,” The 2017 Prospect Digest Handbook is now on sale! Check it out here!  ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________     1. Kyle Lewis, CF                                  Born: 07/13/95 Age: 21 Bats: R Top CALs: N/A   Height: 6-4 Weight:…

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The 2017 San Francisco Giants Top 10 Prospects

Announcement: Described by Michael Salfino of The Wall Street Journal and Yahoo! Sports as “an insightful and often contrarian viewpoint to prospect rankings,” The 2017 Prospect Digest Handbook is now on sale! Check it out here!  ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________     1. Tyler Beede, RHP                                           Born: 05/23/93 Age: 24 Bats: R Top CALs: Carlos Hernandez, Rafael Dolis, Deunte…

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The 2017 San Diego Padres Top 10 Prospects

Announcement: Described by Michael Salfino of The Wall Street Journal and Yahoo! Sports as “an insightful and often contrarian viewpoint to prospect rankings,” The 2017 Prospect Digest Handbook is now on sale! Check it out here!  ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________     1. Anderson Espinoza, RHP                                        Born: 03/09/98 Age: 19 Bats: R Top CALs: Andrew Bellati, Michael Feliz, Julio Teheran,…

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The 2017 Pittsburgh Pirates Top 10 Prospects

Announcement: Described by Michael Salfino of The Wall Street Journal and Yahoo! Sports as “an insightful and often contrarian viewpoint to prospect rankings,” The 2017 Prospect Digest Handbook is now on sale! Check it out here!  ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   1. Austin Meadows, CF                                        Born: 05/03/95 Age: 22 Bats: L Top CALs: Gregory Polanco, Dorssys Paulino, Aaron Cunningham, Christian…

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The 2017 Philadelphia Phillies Top 10 Prospects

Announcement: Described by Michael Salfino of The Wall Street Journal and Yahoo! Sports as “an insightful and often contrarian viewpoint to prospect rankings,” The 2017 Prospect Digest Handbook is now on sale! Check it out here!  ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________       1. J.P. Crawford, SS                                                 Born: 01/11/95 Age: 22 Bats: L Top CALs: Tyler Pastornicky, Francisco Lindor, Abiatal…