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The 2016 Arizona Diamondbacks 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. Archie Bradley, RHP       …

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The 2015 Arizona Diamondbacks Top 10 Prospects

  Announcement: After the (surprising) success of last year’s, I’m proud to announce this season’s book, The 2015 Prospect Digest Handbook (click here), is now available in paperback! This year’s edition features: An Introduction to CAL: the cutting-edge prospect comparison system Analysis for more than 900 prospects Ranking the Top 250 Prospects Ranking the Farm…

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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…

Quick Hits from the First Round of the 2013 Draft

  With the minor league season quickly wrapping up, here are how this year’s first rounders have handled the transition into professional ball. (Note: Here’s PD’s Collegiate Draft Big Board.)   #1. Mark Appel, RHP, Houston Astros Made a brief five-inning debut in Low-A before jumping to Quad Cities. Appel’s numbers have largely been unimpressive,…

College Draft Profile: Braden Shipley

  Braden Shipley, RHP, University of Nevada Class: Junior; Height: 6-3; Weight: 190; Position: RHP Updated: 06/02/13 Shipley, a relatively new convert to the mound, has transformed himself from a serviceable infielder with middling offensive potential into an early first round pick as a starting pitcher, potentially finding his way into the front half of…