December 10, 2013
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The Orioles' Randor Bierd and Cardinals' Brian Barton rank as Chris' favorite Rule 5 selections this year.
Nine prospects who made big strides in their game.
Should hitters who are succeeding in their second or third time in Triple-A be treated differently than less experienced Triple-A hitters?
You might already know about Jay Bruce, but other guys are hot, too
Some digging into enhanced gameday data for 12 pitchers suggests it's not all about location, location, location.
Should we expect rebound performances from the Cubs' Donnie Veal and the Orioles' Brandon Erbe?
What are the chances of big second half performances from struggling young hitters like Reid Brignac and Trevor Crowe?
A look at past top high school pitching prospects with an eye towards this Thursday's draft.
Wladimir Balentien, Bryan Anderson, Desmond Jennings and others are emerging as top prospects
Ten lesser-known minor league pitchers off to hot starts, including Arizona's Brett Anderson and Cincinnati's Daryl Thompson.
Are home runs down due to weather or something else?
King Felix reigns over this list of promising young pitchers.
The minor league season is underway, and here are eight players who could emerge as top prospects by the end of the year.
Tampa Bay's Scott Kazmir is joined by pitchers in the major leagues, minor leagues, and even the NCAA level in this summary of the game's best young southpaws.
The Royals' Billy Butler and the Diamondbacks' Carlos Quentin lead this list of exciting young corner outfielders.
Grady Sizemore and Chris Young lead this list of promising young center fielders.
Jose Reyes and Hanley Ramirez lead this list of 15 great young shortstops in the major and minor leagues.
Miguel Cabrera, David Wright and Ryan Zimmerman lead this exciting group of young third basemen.
Robinson Cano, Howie Kendrick and Rickie Weeks lead this list of 15 promising young second basemen in the majors and the minor leagues.
Daric Barton, Prince Fielder and Travis Snider lead this list of promising young first basemen.
Chris chooses the 15 most promising catchers under the age of 25.
25 pitchers, from A-ball to the big leagues, who surrendered the most home runs with the wind blowing to the outfield.
How do wind direction and speed affect fly balls in 28 major league ballparks?
We all know about his career achievements, but what kind of prospect was Cal Ripken?
Or, 149 reasons to worry - or not worry - about the Angels' top prospect.
Could the Dodgers first base prospect become a star?
One of the game's best—and most controversial—prospects could be involved in a trade this week. Here is his story.
The Diamondbacks center fielder may be the game's most valuable prospect.
Nine young pitchers who held their own in the offense-oriented Arizona Fall League.
A historical look at career trajectories after heavy usage before age 26.
Reports on a handful of baseball prospects, including Braves third baseman Van Pope and Rangers outfielder John Mayberry.
Reports on five overachivers, including the Brewers' Ryan Braun, and five underachievers, including the Athletics' Kevin Melillo.
This World Series will be almost entirely played in cold weather. Here's an overview of how air temperature affects strikeout rates, walk rates, and batted balls.
Introducing the next generation of exciting young pitchers.
The Arizona Fall League features many noteworthy baseball prospects, including the Dodgers' Chin Lung Hu and the Mets' Mike Pelfrey and Fernando Martinez.
The inaugural Hawaii Winter Baseball League features many noteworthy baseball prospects, including the Yankees' newest young pitchers and the Braves' future third basemen.
Projections for prospects who earned promotions to the big leagues this month.
Ten things I learned from following the minor league playoffs.
Why wait until October for playoff baseball?
Projections for eight new big league hitters, including Dustin Pedroia, Kevin Kouzmanoff, and Delmon Young.
The Braves' Van Pope and the Mets' Carlos Gomez lead this list of young hitters who have overcome early season slumps.
Four young pitchers who have rebounded from slow starts this year.
Tall and heavy prospects tend to become good hitters, but that's only true if they can put the bat on the ball.
Projections for three prospects involved in recent trades, including Tampa Bay's Joel Guzman and Minnesota's Zach Ward
Projections for four minor leaguers on the move, including the Phillies' C.J. Henry and the Rangers' Nelson Cruz.
Three-year projections for several recently traded prospects, including the Mets' Ruben Gotay and the Indians' Max Ramirez.
Is there any hope for Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Mark Rogers, and other prospects in the middle of disappointing seasons?
A mid-season review of minor league performances in two Double-A leagues, including the Yankees' Phillip Hughes and the Braves' Jarrod Saltalamacchia.
A mid-season review of player performances in the Triple-A leagues.
A mid-season review of minor league performances in a pair of the Single-A Advanced leagues
The best players in Single-A ball will participate in a pair of All-Star games tonight.
A mid-season review of minor league performances in the Florida State and Texas Leagues
Chris updates his plot of organizational draft strategies and describes how the draft has evolved over the past five years.
One image to summarize how 18 major league organizations approach the first year player draft.
Did Class-A hitters strike out less and walk more with their local replacement umpires behind the plate?
Do minor league players enjoy a home field advantage when they get to know the local replacement umpires?
Seven young pitchers you should know about but won't find on many pre-season top prospect lists.
Here are ten names you should know about but won't find on many pre-season top prospect lists.
The statistical evidence supports minor league managers' complaints.
Which pitching prospects are really off to good starts?
THT's new minor league guru takes a look at hot starts by Lastings Milledge, Brandon Wood and other top prospects in the minors.