Bernie Pleskoff has been a professional scout for the Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners.
|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.
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|One look at Kyle Schwarber screams "catcher."
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|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.
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|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.
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|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.
|Cody Bellinger is a lanky 6-foot-4, 180-pound left-handed-hitting and throwing first baseman in the Dodgers' organization who is No. 17 on the Dodgers' Top 30 Prospects list.
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|Brett Phillips of Seminole (Fla.) High School was a fourth-round pick in 2012. He is moving right along in the organization, and he has a chance to be a solid Major League outfielder.
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|This past December was a whirlwind time in the life of left-handed pitcher Andrew Heaney. On December 11 he was part of a seven-player transaction that saw him traded by the Miami Marlins to the Los Angeles Dodgers. That same day he was traded by the Dodgers to the Los Angeles Angels for highly regarded second baseman Howie Kendrick.
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|In the first round of the 2012 Draft, the Texas Rangers selected Joey Gallo out of high school. He was coming off a season in which he hit .509 with 21 home runs and 80 RBIs. Gallo chose to sign with Texas rather than attend Louisiana State University.
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|Matt Wisler was a seventh-round selection by the Padres in the 2011 Draft. He signed directly out of Bryan (Ohio) High School. Wisler was heading for a baseball career at Ohio State University but chose to sign with the Padres.
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|In 2011 as a junior at the University of Texas, Milwaukee Brewers right-handed starter Taylor Jungmann won the Dick Howser Trophy.
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|Class A Advanced All-Stars from the Carolina and California Leagues got together on Tuesday night in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. to celebrate the best players in their respective leagues.
More» Nellie Rodriguez, 1B, Indians|
|It appears the right-handed hitting Maikel Franco has supplanted Cody Asche at third base for the Phillies. Asche has assumed a new role in the outfield.
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|There are countless reasons for right-handed hitting Astros shortstop Carlos Correa to be ranked No. 2 among the MLB.com Top 100 prospects. One quick look at Correa in action tells the story.
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|Right-handed hitting Yasmany Tomas, who has served the D-backs as both an outfielder and third baseman, looks even bigger than the 6-2, 255-pounds he's listed as. He's an imposing figure at the plate.
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|Right-handed starting pitcher Nate Karns is one of the exciting surprises for the Tampa Bay Rays. He is pitching extremely well after gaining a sustained chance in the Rays' rotation.
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|Left-handed pitcher Danny Hultzen is still working his way back from serious shoulder injuries that put a halt to his development. He is returning from the torn labrum, rotator cuff and anterior capsule that were surgically repaired in October of 2013.
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|A powerful hitter whose best tool could be his speed, outfielder Rusney Castillo could give the Red Sox a boost both with his bat and in the field.
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