The Road to DC: 3rd stop. Michael Kopech dominates

Durham, NC - Michael Kopech's 2018 hasn't quite gone as expected. Last season, despite walking 5 hitters per 9, Kopech was one the highest risers in prospect rankings. In 2018, walking 6 per 9, Kopech has become the most volatile SP prospect in baseball. I got a first look at Kopech Saturday night against the …

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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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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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On Sixto Sanchez night, Spencer Turnbull Shines

Clearwater, FL - On August 11, 2017, Sixto Sanchez, Baseball America's 47th ranked prospect, made his home debut for the Clearwater Threshers and his second start in the Florida State League.  Facing a lineup from Lakeland comprised of hitters 3-4 years older than him, Sanchez was nothing short of impressive.  His fastball sat around 97-99, …

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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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