Bernie Pleskoff has been a professional scout for the Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners.
|Travis Shaw comes from a baseball family. His dad Jeff was a former All-Star closer who played for six Major League clubs.
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|A good athlete, right-hander Jon Gray played baseball, basketball and football at Chandler (Oklahoma) High School. He then went on to pitch at Eastern Oklahoma State College and had an outstanding tenure at the University of Oklahoma, where he was a member of the All Big-12 Team.
More»Pleskoff breaks down Gray's ability to mix pitches|
|With the Tigers having a need for consistent and reliable starters, it is likely that Matt Boyd will finish this season in the rotation. However, MLBPipeline.com's Bernie Pleskoff believes that the left-hander's fits best in the bullpen.
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|Alexander "Chi Chi" Gonzalez was first selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the 11th round of the 2010 Draft out of Boca Raton (Fla.) Community High School. Instead of signing with the Orioles, he attended Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla.
More»Pleskoff on Gonzalez's repertoire, potential ceiling|
|Stephen Piscotty is a 6-foot-3, 210-pound right-handed hitter who was recently promoted from Triple-A Memphis to the St. Louis Cardinals big league club.
More»Pleskoff likes Piscotty's versatility, skill set|
|Right-handed-hitting Trayce Thompson comes from an athletic family. His dad Mychal was the first of three family members to play professional basketball. Trayce's brothers Klay and Mychel followed him.
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|After a meteoric rise through the Yankees system, Luis Severino has assumed a role in the club's Major League rotation. In his first start he pitched five innings, yielding two runs on two hits in a loss to Boston.
More»Pleskoff on Severino's bright future with Yankees|
|Among the prospects dealt by Toronto before the Deadline was right-hander starter Jeff Hoffman, their first round pick in the 2014 Draft. He was traded to the Colorado Rockies in a blockbuster deal that saw Troy Tulowitzki and Jose Reyes change teams. He may have been the biggest prize of the deal.
More»Top prospect Hoffman strengthens Rockies' farm system|
|Bernie Pleskoff takes a look at Reds' No. 5 prospect Keury Mella. The main offering in Mella's repertoire is a much better-than-average sinking fastball that sits at 92-95 mph.
More»Hard-throwing Mella strengthens the Reds' farm system|
|Yankees fans have been hearing about catcher Gary Sanchez since the moment he signed as an international free agent from the Dominican Republic in 2009. He made his debut at the age of 17 and had the type of rookie season that certainly got the attention of the baseball world.
More»Yanks hit-first catcher Sanchez has offensive upside|
|Dixon Machado was an international free agent from Venezuela in 2008. The 6-foot-1, 170-pound middle-infielder has always played in the Detroit Tigers organization. He was added to the Tigers 40-man roster in 2012, designated for assignment in 2013 and added back to the 40-man in November 2014. He is No. 9 on the Tigers Top 30 Prospect list.
More»Machado projects to be a valuable utility player|
|With time and experience Conforto will become a greater and greater force in the Mets lineup. He has legitimate power upside and a sweet stroke that will result in run production from the left side of the plate.
More»Mets hope Conforto's bat can be a difference maker|
|The Giants selected right-handed pitcher Tyler Beede with the 14th overall pick in the 2014 Draft.
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|Nola has an effective repertoire that includes a two-seam fastball that sits between 92 and 94 mph, an infrequent four-seam fastball, a very good changeup and a curveball that can be very effective. He mixes and matches well between those pitches.
More»Pleskoff weighs in on Nola's bright future in Philly|
|One look at Kyle Schwarber screams "catcher."
More»Schwarber on track for breakout season with Cubs|
|One can only imagine how difficult it was for the Baltimore Orioles to part with excellent left-handed-pitching prospec Eduardo Rodriguez in their July 2014 trade with the Red Sox for lefty relief specialist Andrew Miller. Miller helped the Orioles reach the postseason. Rodriguez could be a fixture in Boston's rotation for years to come.
More»Rodriguez has a bright future with the Red Sox|
|After his age and identity were questioned and scrutinized at the time of the international amateur free agent signing period in July 2009, Miguel Sano has emerged from controversy with a role on the Minnesota Twins 25-man roster.
More»Sano has a bright future with the Twins|
|A handful of players in Wednesday night's Triple-A All-Star Game in Omaha, Neb., showed skills and tools that could ultimately help their big league club as their development progresses.
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|The star power on the field at Great American Ball Park made a warm day even warmer. The USA beat the World Team 10-1. There are several players who especially caught my eye.
|On a humid afternoon at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, I watched an amazing display of power during the All-Star Futures Game batting practice sessions.