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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 Houston Astros 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….

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Houston Astros 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. Houston Astros 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…

Matt Dominguez: Underrated with Potential

  The fact that the Astros have quickly assembled one of the better farm systems in baseball is old news at this point in the season. General Manager Jeff Luhnow, who was hired away from the Cardinals in December 2011, has dealt off everything not nailed down. Gone are veterans Wandy Rodriguez, Justin Maxwell, Bud…