Tagged Addison Russell

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Surprise Teams for 2015

The 2014 season has passed the three-quarter mark and with more than a handful of teams playing for nothing but pride, let’s take a look at some of the potential surprising teams for 2015: New York Mets: The organization, hamstrung by some monetary issues, has nonetheless laid the foundation for a potentially dominant rotation. Even…

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2014 Top 100 Prospects

Update: The 2014 Prospect Digest Annual finally hit e-book shelves. Check it out!!! After a long delay – something measured in the months, not days –  I have a bit of an announcement to make: I will be publishing the first ever Prospect Digest Annual sometime late January/early February. The Prospect Digest Annual will feature…

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Oakland A’s Top MiLB Tools

With the minor league season officially wrapped up, it’s time to look back at the each organization’s top tools. Note: only everyday players with 250+ plate appearances, starting pitchers with 80+ innings, and relievers with 40+ innings were considered. For more Top MiLB Tools click here. Oakland A’s Top Prospects for 2013 [pullquote]   Hit Tool:…

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Minor League First Basemen Lacking Depth, Starpower

Positional prospect talent comes in waves – or so it seems. The minor league shortstop position is loaded with potential star power, with the likes of Xander Bogaerts, Carlos Correa, Francisco Lindor, Javier Baez, Addison Russell, and Corey Seager leading the way into what could be the next golden era of offensive performers at the…

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Next Great Wave of Shortstops

The late 1990s to the early 2000s was arguably the golden era for offensive shortstops. The group, spearheaded by the trio of Alex Rodriguez, Nomar Garciaparra, and Derek Jeter, also featured Edgar Renteria, who peaked in 2003, Rafael Furcal, Jose Reyes, and Jimmy Rollins. Hall of Famer Barry Larkin also chipped in back-to-back five-win seasons…