Bernie Pleskoff has been a professional scout for the Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners.
|The Chicago White Sox have to be pleased with the performance of outfield prospect Jared Mitchell in this past Arizona Fall League season, as the speedy outfielder put together an encouraging campaign in the batter's box.
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|Rangers third base prospect Joey Gallo was presented the Joe Bauman Trophy by Musco Sports Lighting on Monday at the annual Winter Meetings for leading the Minor Leagues in home runs.
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|Arizona Fall League senior administrator Joan McGrath was presented the Rawlings Woman Executive of the Year Award on Monday at the Winter Meetings.
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|It's not uncommon for a baseball executive to ask a scout to find someone "playing under the radar." The challenge: find a player not receiving much buzz or fanfare who can deliver sufficient rewards for little or low risk.
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|Garin Cecchini's solid baseball mechanics coupled with his sound knowledge of the game are important components of his composite projection. The Red Sox third-base prospect should be a fine Major League quality player, with a top-of-the-batting-order profile.
More» Cecchini drills a solo home run|
|Rays lefty Mike Montgomery, who is the organization's No. 8-ranked prospect, could contribute as a starter or out of the bullpen.
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|Padres prospect Keyvius Sampson has improving command and control to go along with mound presence and confidence that serve him well. He won't be an ace. He may be in the middle or the back end of the rotation, but he can help as a potential starting pitcher.
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|San Diego Padres catching prospect Austin Hedges has shown so much potential and upside that it would only be natural to want to rush his arrival to the big leagues. That wouldn't be fair to Hedges or to the Padres. Tempting? Yes. Practical? Probably not.
More»Hedges has bright future as Padres backstop|
|When Tyler Matzek was selected as the No. 11 overall pick by the Colorado Rockies in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, I think the attention surrounding the left-handed pitcher was almost a bit unfair. Fast forward four seasons, and Matzek is probably right where he should be in his development.
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|In a system loaded with young talent, Jorge Alfaro sits atop MLB.com's list of the Rangers' Top 20 Prospects, and he is the No. 4 overall catching prospect.
More»Jorge Alfaro is a strong two-way catcher|
|D-backs shortstop prospect Nick Ahmed had impressed with polished glove skills, speed and a strong arm in the field while also developing at the plate.
More»Speed, defense are two of Nick Ahmed's strengths|
|Mason Williams, the second ranked player on the Yankees' Top 20 Prospects list, is a fine athlete with great outfield skills and potential at the plate that's waiting to explode. That could happen at any time.
More» Williams plates a run with a single|
|When his mechanics and devastating pitches are working well, Twins prospect Alex Meyer can be overpowering and control the game.
More»Meyer performing well in the Arizona Fall League|
|The San Francisco Giants are fortunate to have Buster Posey, an All-Star-quality catcher. It's a luxury to have a catcher who can hit and play solid defense. Waiting in the wings to assist with the Giants catching duties is 6-foot-2, 210-pound Andrew Susac. Like Posey, Susac can hit and play solid defense.
More»Susac demonstrates power, moves well behind the plate|
|With outfield prospect Stephen Piscotty, the St. Louis Cardinals organization has once again identified a college player with high upside and a fantastic knack for playing sound, fundamental baseball.
More»Piscotty could join Cardinals during the 2014 season|
|Taking the mound with an aura of confidence, No. 1 prospect Aaron Sanchez is finding a rhythm and flow to his mechanics that have allowed him to throw strikes and induce swings and misses -- lots of swings and misses.
More»Sanchez has a bright future as Blue Jays starter|
|Indians No. 5 prospect Tyler Naquin has a number of above-average tools that serve as the framework for his future. The left-handed-hitting 22-year-old's short, compact swing lends itself very well to him becoming a top-of-the-order table setter and rally starter.
More»Tyler Naquin is the future in the Indians' outfield|
|Braves prospect Tommy La Stella gets his uniform dirty. He plays the game hard and gets the most of his abilities. At 5-foot-11, 185 pounds, the left-handed-hitting La Stella has the frame of a middle infielder. What he lacks in size and strength, he makes up in hustle and intensity.
More»La Stella could join Braves during the 2014 season|
|Selected by the Dodgers in the first round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, Corey Seager has the gifts, and the pedigree, to make an impact at the Major League level.
More»Corey Seager is the younger brother of Kyle|
|Philadelphia Phillies relief prospect Ken Giles is a player who makes a scout sit up in his seat and take notice. That's exactly what I've done when I've watched Giles pitch in the Arizona Fall League.
More»Ken Giles can throw as hard as 100 mph|