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The 2017 Miami Marlins 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. Braxton Garrett, LHP                                         Born: 08/05/97 Age: 19 Bats: L Top CALs: N/A   Height: 6-3…

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The 2016 Miami Marlins 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. Tyler Kolek, RHP                                                    Born: 12/15/95 Age:…

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2014 Miami Marlins 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….

Prospect Digest All Minor League Team

With the major league rosters expanding to 40 and the minor league regular season officially over, here’s a look at the first annual Prospect Digest All Minor League Team. To qualify, a position player must have accumulated 350+ plate appearances, a starting pitcher needed 130+ innings, and the relievers with 30+ innings were considered.  …

An Early Look at the 2013 NL Rookie of the Year

As I previously noted, the American League rookie class is razor thing. And the eventual winner – Tampa Bay outfielder Wil Myers – has yet to accumulate 60 big league games. The NL, on the other hand, is far deeper and heavy on the pitching side. So, here’s a look at the top 10 rookies…

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…

Ricky Nolasco Trade Reaction

The Dodgers kicked off the trading season a bit early this year, acquiring Ricky Nolasco from the Marlins on Saturday. Los Angeles agreed to pick up all the Nolasco’s remaining salary — $5.7 million — and sent three nondescript pitching prospects to Miami. In what should be a down year for acquiring starting pitchers mid…

Dodgers, Astros Swap Replaceable Arms

The Houston Astros acquired John Ely, another quasi-interesting arm to add to their expanding list of potential backend starters that now resides somewhere just south of a baker’s dozen, from the Los Angeles Dodgers, in exchange for left-hander Rob Rasmussen. Ely, 26, has been smacked around during his three stints in the big leagues, posting…