December 7, 2013
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The AFL helps teams make offseason roster decisions.
Prospects impact decision making all winter, and not just in blockbuster trades.
Joe Mauer is the rare catcher who will still have value at another position.
As rumors begin to swirl, it's important to understand the value of prospects.
Players who'll be fun to watch Saturday.
Finding a suitor for David Price may be a bit of a challenge for the Rays.
Progress is good, but let's look at examples from our recent past before building up too much excitement.
Who are next year's Wacha, Gray and Cole?
A chance to see baseball's future stars.
A devastating injury becomes even worse when the organization lacks backups for its fallen star.
The Royals hope to catch lightning in a bottle with Yordano Ventura.
Contending teams have a decision to make regarding prospects and the postseason.
He may miss significant time, which brings up a lot of questions.
The Red Sox promoted long-awaited prospect Xander Bogaerts on Monday, but didn't play him.
Perhaps no number gives us a better understanding of a prospect's numbers than his age.
Among the many names listed in the Biogenesis scandal, there was only one expected future star.
They find themselves in a dilemma between winning this year and planning for their future.
The promotion of two more prospects proves the Marlins continue to be run without a long-term plan.
The Indians' top prospect is in Double-A.
Which prospects would make the best minor league home run derby?
Every level of the minor leagues is different, and they are not meant to be skipped.
The Rangers are going to try Jurickson Profar out in left field, but they should already know if he can play the position.
When's the best time to bring them up? It depends.
Is Houston missing an opportunity by spreading its draft money too thinly?
One of the top prospects in the game may spend more time in the minors than originally expected.
For what the Rangers are going to do with Jurickson Profar, we may need to look no further than Cincinnati.
This prospect may not become a star, but he still could be valuable to the Orioles this season.
The season isn't old enough to make any determinations on players yet, but it's getting close.
It doesn't seem to matter what strategy a team takes.
A look at where last year's top picks have been placed this season.
After years of injuries, the one-time A's phenom is on the mound in a full-season league.
Whether a baseball decision or a marketing one, calling him up doesn't make sense.
Roster decisions are never easy, but they get even tougher when they involve prospects.
The D-backs can be competitive this season, but with a more effective offseason plan, they could have been better.
The Tigers have a big hole and a top prospect to trade to fill it, but a trade partner could prove difficult to find during spring training.
Once again, the media are too excited about prospects during spring training.
Melky Mesa isn't perfect, or a good hitter, but he may be able to help the Yankees until Curtis Granderson returns.
Rule V picks make for some difficult spring training decisions, but this year's crop offers few potential major leaguers for 2013.
Giants slugger is allowed back in the United States, but what can we expect after three years away from minor league competition?
Oakland's acquisition of Jed Lawrie caps off a strong offseason full of all the right minor moves.
It's going to be another tough year for the Astros, but they've started their rebuilding process the right way.
The NL East has caught up to and passed the Philadelphia Phillies.
Not every team is loaded with major leaguers, so plenty of prospects should get a chance to play.
The Diamondbacks had the chance to fill out their team nicely during the offseason. So why haven't they?
The Rangers aren't maximizing value out of the left side of the infield.
If the Marlins are going to trade their slugger, it's imperative that they get it right.