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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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The 2017 Chicago Cubs 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. Eloy Jimenez, LF/RF                                                   Born: 11/27/96 Age: 20 Bats: R Top CALs: Zoilo Almonte, Anthony Santander, Jem Argenal,…

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The 2016 Chicago Cubs Top 10 Prospects

Announcement: After peaking as the #3 book among all baseball books on Amazon last year, my new book, The 2016 Prospect Digest Handbook, is on sale! Check it out here! And for those wondering what CALs are, here’s an article on the Comparison And Likeness program I designed. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________     1. Albert Almora, CF                                                       Born: 04/16/94…

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The Chicago Cubs: The Right Way to Rebuild

Note: This article appeared in my first book: The 2014 Prospect Digest Annual, which is currently on sale on Amazon for $2.99. The Cubs’ Top 10 Prospects ____________________________________________________________________________ October 12, 2011, the day that the fortunes of the Chicago Cubs took a dramatic, Boston-like shift back towards respectability. Former Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein…

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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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2014 Chicago Cubs Top 10 Prospects

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 each organization’s Top 30 Prospects, ranking the farm systems, and several additional articles….

Surprise Teams for 2015

  After losing 93 games two years ago, the Baltimore Orioles shocked the baseball world by winning 93 last 2012 before eventually losing to the Yankees in the ALDS. The Oakland A’s improved upon their record in 2012 by 20 games while winning the AL West last season too. Quick turnarounds are hardly an uncommon…