Tagged Matt Chapman

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…

0

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…

0

The 2017 Oakland A’s 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. Matt Chapman, 3B                                             Born: 04/28/93 Age: 24 Bats: R Top CALs: Jerry Sands, Jonathan Greene, Brandon Burgess,…

0

The 2016 Oakland A’s 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. Sean Manaea, LHP                                                        Born: 02/01/92…

0

2014 MLB Draft College Big Board: 51-100

After months of building, sculpting, perfecting, the 2014 MLB Draft College Big Board is finally complete. The list includes the top 200 collegiate prospects as well as over 80 in-depth draft profiles. Enjoy!   _____________________________________________________________________________________  1-50 / 51-100 / 101-150 / 151-200  / Overall _____________________________________________________________________________________     # Player Pos. YR College Grade 51 Daniel Savas RHP JR Illinois State Third Round It’s…

0

2014 MLB Draft College Big Board: Overall

After months of building, sculpting, perfecting, the 2014 MLB Draft College Big Board is finally complete. The list includes the top 200 collegiate prospects as well as over 80 in-depth draft profiles. Enjoy!   _____________________________________________________________________________________ 1-50 / 51-100 / 101-150 / 151-200 / Overall _____________________________________________________________________________________     # Player Pos. YR College Grade 1 Carlos Rodon LHP JR N.C. State First Round 2…

0

2014 Draft Profile: Matt Chapman

Note: For additional draft profiles click here School: Cal State Fullerton; Class: Junior Position: 3B/RHP; B/T: R/R Height: 6-2; Weight: 215 pounds Previously Drafted: N/A   Background: A consistent performer as a true freshman (.286/.340/.370), Chapman’s power took a rather large developmental step forward last season, slugging 11 doubles, three triples, and five homeruns en route…

0

Preseason All-Americans

Yes, I know I’m a bit late. But I was a little preoccupied with my first book – The 2014 Prospect Digest Annual. Without further adieu, here’s this year’s preseason All-Americans. First Team C:            Kyle Schwarber, Indiana, JR The lefty-swinging backstop dominated the competition last season, posting a robust Park and Schedule Adjusted .472 wOBA,…