The Road to DC: First stop. The Southern League Toolshed

Being in Tampa is great for covering prospects. I get to see loaded college teams, some of the top highschool talent, spring training, FSL, extended, GCL,  and instructs. However, unlike Phoenix where all the complexes are within a half hour of each other, I am basically confined to seeing Yankees, Jays, Tigers, and Phillies prospects …

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Player Profile: Steven Jennings, RHP Pittsburgh Pirates

I get to see a lot of pitchers.  Most throw two pitches.  Even if both those pitches are plus, they are still destined for a bullpen role.  A lot of the starters I see throw three pitches but that 3rd pitch is fringe and the biggest developmental need facing the player is refining that third …

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Mitch Keller’s Arizona Fall League dominance continues

Glendale, AZ - Pirates phenom Mitch Keller came into the Arizona Fall League as one of the more well known and highly rated prospects in all of Minor League Baseball.  On Friday, Keller continued to assert himself as the top pitching prospect in the game.  Keller was masterful in a 4 inning stint for the Glendale …

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With Irma closing in, the Dunedin Blue Jays win the Florida State League “Co”- Championship

Tampa, FL - Hurricane Irma hasn't reached Cuba yet but it has already left her mark on MiLB.  The Florida State League canceled the 2017 Championship Series that pits the winners of the North and South semi-finals in a best of 3.  Instead, the league decided to award the winners of the best of 3 semifinals …

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Touki Toussaint and Dillon Tate – Former top 100 prospects re-establishing their dominance in 2017

Touki Toussaint and Dillon Tate have a lot in common.  Both SP were taken in the first round, Toussaint the 16th overall pick by Arizona in 2014 and Tate, the 4th overall pick by Texas in 2015.  Both were traded in their second professional seasons and both were one time Baseball America Top 100 prospects. …

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Kyle Wright Sizzles in Florida State League Debut

Dunedin, FL - Kyle Wright was considered by many scouts and evaluators to be the top pitching prospect in the MLB Draft based on his experience at SEC powerhouse Vanderbilt, big league body (6'4/220 lbs.) and elite stuff.  The Braves selected him 5th overall in June and gave him a $7,000,000 bonus, $1.3m over slot …

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Joey Wentz vs Riley Pint in a Sally League Matchup of Teenage Phenoms

McCormick Field, Asheville, NC - On Sunday July 30, 2017, The Asheville Tourists hosted the Rome Braves in a Sally League matchup that pitted Kansas high school rivals and teenage phenoms Riley Pint and Joey Wentz against each other for the second time this season.  Pint, the 4th overall pick in the MLB draft and …

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