Posted on February 19, 2013 by Daniel Marino
Dan Marino continues his trek through each division in the major leagues and giving you one player he thinks is the: Rookie to Watch, Breakthrough Player, The Party’s Over, Non-Roster Invitee Most Likely to Stick, and Just Not Seeing it.
Now, in part three of six, he brings you the American League Central:
Part 1: AL East Players to Watch.
Part 2: National League East. (more…)
Filed under: Digging Deep - Analysis | Tagged: Avisail Garcia, Brent Morel, Brett Myers, Bubba Starling, Chicago White Sox, Chris Parmelee, Cleveland Indians, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Detroit Tigers, Endy Chavez, Hector Santiago, Jeff Clement, Jeremy Guthrie, Justin Masterson, Justin Morneau, Kansas City Royals, Kenny Faulk, Luke Hochevar, Max Scherzer, Miguel Sano, Minnesota Twins, Octavio Dotel, Rick Porcello, Ron Gardenhire, Salvador Perez, Scott Kazmir, Trayce Thompson, Trevor Bauer, Tyler Flowers | 3 Comments »
Posted on February 11, 2013 by mlbdirtstaff
The Cleveland Indians have vastly improved their system via trade, recent drafts, and international signings. They have legitimate up-the-middle prospects and some strong arms, albeit most of these higher-potential prospects are a few years away.
Below are our top 16 prospects with 2013 opening day age, position, and comments on each player. Below the top 16 is a small list of additional notable names. Enjoy.
Filed under: On the Farm - Prospects | Tagged: Prospects, Trevor Bauer, Cleveland Indians, Francisco Lindor, Dillon Howard, Tony Wolters, Luigi Rodriguez, Ronny Rodriguez, Elvis Araujo, Chen Lee, 2013 Top Prospects, Joseph Wendle, Dylan Baker, Jose Ramirez, Anthony Santander, Kieran Lovegrove, Jesus Aguilar, Danny Salazar, Cody Allen, Mitch Brown, Tyler Naquin, Dorsyssy Paulino | 2 Comments »
Posted on December 11, 2012 by johnczech
In an offseason that has saw the Tampa Bay Rays dump off frontline starters, Jeffery Loria selling anyone in a Miami Marlins jersey making any kind of money to the Toronto Blue Jays, the madness continued on Tuesday night.
According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds and the Arizona Diamondbacks have completed a three team trade.
The Indians will acquire Trevor Bauer, Matt Albers and Bryan Shaw from the D-Backs and get Drew Stubbs from the Reds. The Reds receive Jason Donald and Shin-Soo Choo, and the Diamondbacks will get Tony Sipp, Didi Gregorius, and Lars Anderson. (more…)
Filed under: Digging Deep - Analysis | Tagged: Trades, Shin-Soo Choo, Drew Stubbs, Jason Donald, Arizona Diamondbacks, Trevor Bauer, Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds, Didi Gregorius, Tony Sipp, Bryan Shaw, Matt Albers, Lars Anderson | 1 Comment »
Posted on October 24, 2012 by Michael Schwartze
When you think of Arizona Diamondbacks pitching prospects, the first names that come to name are Trevor Bauer, Tyler Skaggs, Archie Bradley. The list goes on. One guy that many might not have heard of though is Charles Brewer. He may not have a ceiling that is even somewhat close to those other guy’s I listed but he does have a shot of having an impact at the big league level sometime soon.
Brewer was drafted in the 18th round of the 2006 draft out of high school by the Angels but chose to go on to play at UCLA. At the age of 21, he was drafted again, this time by the Diamondbacks, in the 12th round of the 2009 draft. He would go on to make his professional debut that year in the Pioneer League. He went on to post a 2.45 ERA between High A and Low A in 2010 while throwing just about 150 innings. Brewer opened the 2011 campaign with AA Mobile posting great numbers before he was struck in his pitching hand in June by a line drive hit back at him that sidelined him until the very end of the season. He was able to bounce back for a few starts though and posted a 2.58 ERA with an 8.3 K/9 and a 3.3 BB/9 that year at AA. He opened 2012 at AA Mobile, pitching in only 17.1 innings before being promoted to AAA Reno where he would spend the remainder of the year. After posting impressive numbers up until 2012, Brewer struggled a bit in Reno. His ERA with them on the year was 5.99 despite still posting solid strikeout and walk numbers (BB/9 of 2.3 and K/9 of 7.0). I had the chance to see the right-handed starting pitcher this season when Reno came to Tacoma and the scouting report that I came away with can be seen after the break. (more…)
Filed under: On the Farm - Prospects | Tagged: Archie Bradley, Arizona Diamondbacks, Charles Brewer, Prospect Video, Prospects, Scouting, Trevor Bauer, Tyler Skaggs | Leave a Comment »
Posted on September 1, 2012 by mlbdirtstaff
September is here and that means roster expansions. In many deep fantasy leagues, September means a chance to find some new players to help your roster. From prospects, to MLB Veterans, to guys that aren’t quite either; September brings all kinds of players to help your team. The MLBDirt staff is taking a look at our top 5 potential september call ups who could help your fantasy teams down the final stretch of the season and into the fantasy playoffs. (more…)
Filed under: Digging Deep - Analysis, Fantasy | Tagged: Billy Hamilton, Darin Ruf, Darren Ford, Dylan Bundy, Jenry Mejia, John Lannan, Jurickson Profar, Prospects, September Call Up, Shelby Miller, Tony Campana, Trevor Bauer, Tyler Skaggs, Wil Myers | Leave a Comment »
Posted on June 28, 2012 by Michael Schwartze
Last week I was able to see Trevor Bauer pitch in one of his last starts before his major league debut. He pitched against the Tacoma Rainiers on June 19th. It’s taken me a while to get this report up because of the difficulties I have had with my video editing software but it is finally up. You can see the video I got at the bottom of the page as well as a video of a really nice behind the back play made by Bauer.
As far as the start, I was hoping to see a little more out of Bauer but he was still very impressive. His final line on the night was 5IP 5H 2ER 4BB and 7K. The command just wasn’t there for Bauer tonight as he had a lot of deep counts and his total pitch count on the night was 105 pitches. I’m really glad I was able to see Bauer pitch before he got called up and he really put on a show in his warm up. He did stretches that I did not know people could do, did some stuff with a funky poll thing, threw some long toss from in which he ends up throwing foul poll to foul poll and then he finished things up with his bullpen. You can read my scouting report on him after the jump.
Filed under: Digging Deep - Analysis, On the Farm - Prospects | Tagged: Arizona Diamondbacks, Prospects, Trevor Bauer | 4 Comments »
Posted on May 2, 2012 by Jonathan C. Mitchell
We are into the second month of the baseball season and although most of the samples we have on player performance are small we can look at their career path and realize that some of these players just need more time. For others, though, there time may be running out and here are a few who are in danger of losing their job. And for some in the minors they and their stats are simply begging to get called up. Here are a few who could be getting a call soon. (more…)
Filed under: Digging Deep - Analysis, On the Farm - Prospects | Tagged: A.J. Ellis, Adrian Cardenas, Alfonso Soriano, Arizona Diamondbacks, Bryan LaHair, Chicago Cubs, Chris Hatcher, Clayton Richard, Ian Stewart, Joe Wieland, Los Angeles Dodgers, Matt Treanor, Miami Marlins, Prospects, Robbie Erlin, San Diego Padres, Tim Federowicz, Trevor Bauer | 1 Comment »
Posted on April 26, 2012 by Michael Schwartze
The minor league season is in full swing and nearly every player that signed has made his professional debut. Some have gotten off to very hot starts while some are still adjusting to professional pitching. I have split this post up in to two parts. In the first part I will take a look at picks 1-15 and in the second part I will take a look at the rest of the first round. I present to you part 1 and look for part 2 in the coming days. Enjoy.
Filed under: On the Farm - Prospects | Tagged: Anthony Rendon, Archie Bradley, Brandon Nimmo, Bubba Starling, Cory Spangenberg, Danny Hultzen, Dylan Bundy, Francisco Lindor, George Springer, Gerrit Cole, Javier Baez, Jed Bradley, Jose Fernandez, MLB Draft, Prospects, Taylor Jungmann, Trevor Bauer | 1 Comment »
Posted on March 20, 2012 by Michael Schwartze
I am launching a new series for MLB Dirt, breaking down the rookies to watch for in 2012 for each team. I will be going division by division taking a look at candidates to be the top rookie for each team. It seems like any type of series being broken down by division, starts with either the AL or NL East, but I am going to go ahead and start with the NL West because I feel like it. In this series I will focus more on players who I think will contribute as a rookie, while not paying as much attention to their prospect status and overall future potential. I’m hoping this makes sense. Here is my 2012 Rookie Watch for the NL West. (more…)
Filed under: Digging Deep - Analysis, Fantasy, On the Farm - Prospects | Tagged: Arizona Diamondbacks, Brad Boxberger, Charlie Blackmon, Colorado Rockies, Conor Gillaspie, D.J. LeMahieu, Drew Pomeranz, Eric Surkamp, Heath Hembree, Jaff Decker, James Darnell, Joe Wieland, Jordan Pacheco, Josh Lindblom, Los Angeles Dodgers, Mat Latos, Nathan Eovaldi, Nolan Arenado, Robbie Erlin, Rookie of the Year, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, Tim Federowicz, Trevor Bauer, Wade Miley, Wilin Rosario, Yonder Alonso | 6 Comments »
Posted on February 20, 2012 by Michael Schwartze
I present to you my 2012 top 100 prospect list. I have ranked the players evaluating ceiling, how likely a player reaches that ceiling, risks that come with a player, experience, and all the other stuff along those lines. I hope to hear what you guys think whether it be in agreement or disagreement. Enjoy.
Filed under: On the Farm - Prospects | Tagged: 2012 Top Prospects, A.J. Cole, Aaron Sanchez, Addison Reed, Allen Webster, Anthony Gose, Anthony Rendon, Anthony Rizzo, Archie Bradley, Arodys Vizcaino, Billy Hamilton, Blake Swihart, Brad Peacock, Brett Jackson, Bryce Harper, Bubba Starling, Carlos Martinez, Casey Kelly, Chad Bettis, Chelsor Cuthbert, Christian Yelich, Cory Spangenberg, Daniel Norris, Danny Hultzen, Dellin Betances, Devin Mesoraco, Drew Pomeranz, Dylan Bundy, Eddie Rosario, Enny Romero, Francisco Lindor, Garin Cecchini, Gary Brown, Gary Sanchez, George Springer, Gerrit Cole, Hak-Ju Lee, Jacob Turner, Jake Marisnick, Jake Odorizzi, James Paxton, Jameson Taillon, Jarred Cosart, Jarrod Parker, Javier Baez, Jean Segura, Jed Bradley, Jedd Gyorko, Jesus Montero, Joe Ross, John Lamb, Jonathan Schoop, Jonathan Singleton, Jonathan Villar, Jorge Alfaro, Jose Campos, Josh Bell, Julio Teheran, Jurickson Profar, Justin Nicolino, Leonys Martin, Manny Banuelos, Manny Machado, Martin Perez, Mason Williams, Matt Harvey, Matt Moore, Matt Szczur, Michael Choice, Miguel Sano, Mike Montgomery, Mike Olt, Mike Trout, Nick Castellanos, Nick Franklin, Noah Syndergaard, Nolan Arenado, Oscar Taveras, Prospects, Randall Delgado, Robbie Erlin, Rymer Liriano, Shelby Miller, Sonny Gray, Starling Marte, Taijuan Walker, Taylor Guerrieri, Taylor Jungmann, Travis d'Arnaud, Trevor Bauer, Trevor May, Tyler Skaggs, Wil Myers, Wilin Rosario, Will Middlebrooks, Wily Peralta, Xander Bogaerts, Yasmani Grandal, Yonder Alonso, Zach Lee, Zack Cox, Zack Wheeler | 17 Comments »