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2013 Mid Season Top Prospects

  We’ve officially passed the half way point of the season, and here’s a look at an updated ranking of the game’s best prospects. Some to note, however, players who are likely to surpass the rookie criteria by the end of the season have not be included. 1.       Byron Buxton, CF, Minnesota Twins — Previous…

Savvy Cubs Acquire Some Potential Big League Value

  In a move that’s slightly reminiscent to the prude deals that came to define the Theo Epstein-era in Boston, the Chicago Cubs have acquired hard-throwing right-handed reliever Henry Rodriguez from the Washington Nationals for minor league hurler Ian Dickson. After being designated by the Nationals on June 4, due to the same inconsistent control…

Is Ji-Man Choi the Real Deal?

Note: My first book: The 2014 Prospect Digest Annual, which is currently on sale on Amazon for $2.99. Find out where Ji-Man Choi ranks among the game’s top prospects.  _____________________________________________________________________________________ Ever since signing with the Mariners in early July 2009, Ji-Man Choi has done one thing really, really well: hit. Through the first three-plus seasons…

College Draft Profile: Mark Appel

  Mark Appel, RHP, Stanford Class: Senior; Height: 6-5; Weight: 215 Appel entered the year as the number one consensus player in the country after failing to sign with the Pirates following his selection in last June’s draft (8th overall). And despite the added pressure and risk associated with any potential injuries, the 6-foot-5 right-hander…