Prospect Analysis

In this section, you can find prospect scouting reports and analysis

Astros prospect Nick Tropeano back in action

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The Astros need some good news and got some Sunday, with pitching prospect Nick Tropeano coming off the disabled list after missing a month with "arm tightness"

Padres prospect Rymer Liriano makes way to AAA

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After missing all of 2013 with Tommy John surgery, San Diego Padres outfield prospect Rymer Liriano successfully worked off the injury rust in Double-A and has moved up to Triple-A.

Red Sox promote pitching prospect Allen Webster

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With two seasons at Triple-A Pawtucket under his belt and the Red Sox not heading for the post-season, Boston rookie Allen Webster is ready for an extended big league trial.

Braves rookie Shae Simmons succeeds in pen

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Shae Simmons is a short right-hander and a former 22nd round pick, but he's not short of success or stuff.

Marlins prospect Jose Urena solid in Double-A

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Miami Marlins pitching prospect Jose Urena is having a solid campaign for Double-A Jacksonville, positioning himself for a major league trial in the not-to-distant future.

Giants promote top catching prospect Andrew Susac

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The San Francisco Giants promoted top catching prospect Andrew Susac to the major leagues Saturday evening. Here's a report on his skills.

Eury Perez of Nationals impresses with his glove

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Washington Nationals outfield prospect Eury Perez impresses International League observers with his speed and defensive skills. Will that be enough for a major league job?

Sleeper Alert choice Curt Casali arrives in majors

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One of our Sleeper Alert players for 2014, Tampa Bay Rays catching prospect Curt Casali should be hanging around major league rosters for some time to come.

Mariners promote shortstop prospect Chris Taylor

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The Seattle Mariners promoted shortstop prospect Chris Taylor to the major leagues last night, supplementing the struggling Brad Miller. Will Taylor take over the job permanently?

Yankees sleeper prospect Refsnyder handles AAA

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New York Yankees sleeper prospect Robert Refsnyder is hitting very well in Triple-A, setting himself up for a big league trial in the near future.

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The Top 150 Prospects Monthly Update

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Season stats for the Top 150 Prospects and Sleepers through July 22.

David Peralta: surprise rookie success for Dbacks

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Arizona Diamondbacks rookie outfielder David Peralta was playing independent baseball in 2013. Now he's in the majors and hitting .322.

Thinking about Francisco Lindor's fantasy value

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You don't have to hit 30 homers to be a valuable shortstop.

Toronto Blue Jays promote prospect Aaron Sanchez

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The Toronto Blue Jays are expected to promote right-handed pitching prospect Aaron Sanchez to the big league roster. Here's a report on his outlook.

Cody Martin: another Braves sleeper prospect?

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Cody Martin is having a solid season for Triple-A Gwinnett and profiles as a potential inning-eating type sleeper.

Who exactly is Chasen Shreve?

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A year ago, Chasen Shreve was an obscure, struggling Double-A pitcher with mediocre stuff. Now he's in the majors thanks to a large increase in velocity.

Hot start from Texas Rangers rookie Jake Smolinski

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Texas Rangers rookie Jake Smolinski is off to a hot start in the majors. Who is this guy exactly?

Rookie Drew VerHagen holds on in MLB debut

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Detroit Tigers rookie right-hander Drew VerHagen held his own in his major league debut Saturday.

Phillies prospect Jesse Biddle on the mend

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Philadelphia Phillies pitching prospect Jesse Biddle pitched decently in April and May, but suffered a concussion during a hailstorm, got clobbered in June, and was shut down. He's on the mend now.

Twins prospect Trevor May back in action

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Minnesota Twins pitching prospect Trevor May is off the disabled list at Triple-A Rochester.

Arizona rookie Chase Anderson: successful sleeper

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Diamondbacks rookie right-hander Chase Anderson had a poor Triple-A season in 2013 but is holding his own in the majors this year. Can he keep it up?

Conor Gillaspie: is he a fluke?

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Chicago White Sox third baseman Conor Gillaspie is having an excellent season. Is this an out-of-career context fluke?

A look at versatile Angels rookie Matt Shoemaker

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He's not an ace, but Los Angeles Angels rookie pitcher Matt Shoemaker can start or relieve, throws strikes, and has a very nice changeup.

Collin McHugh: first half surprise for the Astros

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Right-hander Collin McHugh was an unheralded pitcher pre-season, but he's been one of MLB's top strikeout artists this year.

Rookie Brock Holt outplays hot Boston prospects

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Unheralded Brock Holt, not hyped prospect Xander Bogaerts, thrived against big league pitching in the first half of the 2014 season.

Adam Duvall continues to mash Triple-A pitching

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San Francisco Giants prospect Adam Duvall continues to destroy the Pacific Coast League, hitting .415 in his last 10 games with three homers and six doubles.

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