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Though the Astros still have seven months to determine whom they'll take at No. 1, North Carolina State left-hander Carlos Rodon has established himself as the frontrunner. Owner of a mid-90s fastball and a wipeout slider, Rodon topped NCAA Division I with 184 strikeouts last spring and led the Wolfpack to their first College World Series appearance in 45 years.
Dec 4, 2013, 10:43 am EST via toronto.bluejays.mlb.com
Dec 4, 2013, 10:43 am
The Arizona Fall League was once again chock full of exciting young talent, though the league was younger than it typically has been, as more players who have yet to play above Class A participated. That's reflected in the Top 20 AFL prospects list, which includes four teenagers.
Nov 20, 2013, 9:00 am EST via toronto.bluejays.mlb.com
Nov 20, 2013, 9:00 am
On Thursday afternoon, Blue Jays pitching prospect Aaron Sanchez and Giants pitching prospect Kyle Crick showed they have the power it requires to develop into frontline starters in the next few years.
Nov 14, 2013, 7:51 pm EST via toronto.bluejays.mlb.com
Nov 14, 2013, 7:51 pm
The main focus of the Arizona Fall League is to help prospects in the final stages of their development. It gives extra at-bats, defensive reps and innings to players hoping to make the jump to the Major Leagues. While refining skills is the point of emphasis, the AFL also honors one player each year for qualities unrelated to on-field performance.
Nov 14, 2013, 9:07 am EST via toronto.bluejays.mlb.com
Nov 14, 2013, 9:07 am
The draft signing deadline didn’t provide much drama today, though the Blue Jays can take credit for what little there was. Toronto failed to sign 10th overall pick Phil Bickford, [...]
Jul 12, 2013, 6:25 pm EDT via baseballamerica.com
Jul 12, 2013, 6:25 pm
Just when you thought baseball’s signing deadline couldn’t get any duller, it has. In 2011, the last year of the previous Collective Bargaining Agreement, 23 first-round picks remained unsigned at [...]
Jul 12, 2013, 12:26 am EDT via baseballamerica.com
Jul 12, 2013, 12:26 am
For the second straight draft, Stanford righthander Mark Appel entered the spring as the consensus best player available. Another college righthander, Oklahoma’s Jonathan Gray, quickly joined him after a string [...]
May 9, 2013, 4:12 pm EDT via baseballamerica.com
May 9, 2013, 4:12 pm
Happy holidays, everyone. Ask BA will return to a more regular schedule now that the 2013 Prospect Handbook is all but done. Covers R.A. Dickey trade (Syndergaard/d'Arnuad), Trevor Bauer, Miguel Almonte...
Dec 31, 2012, 5:44 pm EST via baseballamerica.com
Dec 31, 2012, 5:44 pm
Content: Assistant editor Conor Glassey sorted of the players in our ongoing minor league Top 20 Prospects series by their current organization. There were 289 unique players (31 guys appeared on multiple lists), and here's how they break down by team: That chart correlates well with organization depth in most cases, though bear in mind that no distinction is draw...
Oct 1, 2012, 3:25 pm EDT via baseballamerica.com
Oct 1, 2012, 3:25 pm
The Padres have hired Billy Gasparino as scouting director, a move they announced on Saturday. Gasparino, 35, had been one of San Diego's two national crosscheckers and had served in that role since the fall of 2010. He began scouting with the Blue Jays in 2004 and crosschecked for Toronto from 2007-10. "Billy has proven [...]
Sep 4, 2012, 3:44 pm EDT via baseballamerica.com
Sep 4, 2012, 3:44 pm
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