With the All-Star break, many of us don’t know how to kill the time at work this week. Hopefully, this week’s StU can help break some of your boredom and help you procrastinate some more.
Michael Bowden | SP | Boston Red Sox | DOB: 9/9/1986 | 6-3 | 215 lbs |Bats/Throws: Right | BOS #2 ranked prospect according to Baseball America
The Cube: Control (92) | K-rating (90) | Efficiency (98)
Many of you have patiently waited to read about this BoSox fan favorite.Please, blog, may I have some more?
I finally found out how The Baseball Cube figures out their ratings and now so have you. Essentially they compile all of a players stats and compare them against other players at the same level of play – this means a AAA player’s ratings are only compared against other AAA players and so on and so forth with other levels on a 1 to 100 scale.Please, blog, may I have some more?
This week has been rather chaotic, or maybe that is just my brain failing on me. Either way, Grey stole this week’s pitcher for StU – Carlos Carrasco – on Monday. I’m not bitter, just was hoping to beat him to the punch. But he covered most of what is needed to be covered.Please, blog, may I have some more?
This week’s StU is looking at Bill Bavasi and laughing at his face, and wondering if Chris Davis can manage to reach enough ABs to destroy Mark Reynolds strikeout record or if Mister Smoak can push Davis into the abyss and let Reynolds hold his title.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Every off-season in recent years there has been an extraordinary amount of hype surrounding foreign players, and this year was no different. Junichi Tazawa and Dayan Viciedo was on everyone’s mind this winter, but have seemed to become nonexistent since. Surprise, surprise, that must mean one of two things.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Tim Alderson – SP – San Francisco Giants – AA – 6′ 6″ 220 lb – DOB 11/3/1988 – Throws Right
This young righty was drafted with the 22nd pick straight from his Arizona high school with the control of a veteran.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Welcome to the second weekly installment of Scouting the Unknown [StU]. Since this is still the beginning of StU, there is an abundance of hidden, hype deserved prospects. Due to the overwhelming list of prospects one may analyze, any requests would be welcomed, but I cannot promise I will designate an article to them.Please, blog, may I have some more?
(Note from Grey: Stephen, who you may recognize from his comments, will be doing a weekly feature about fantasy baseball prospects down on the farm. Enjoy…)
Neftali Feliz – Texas Rangers – SP at AAA
The hidden gem in the Teixeira summer rental/trade from the Atlanta Braves back in 2007 (Elvis Andrus, Matt Harrison, Salty, Beau Jones, and Feliz for Teixeira and Ron Mahey) is starting to live up to his silent hype (pretty sure that trade is textbook fleecing). Ranked by Baseball America as the 10th top prospect in the minors and the top prospect in the Rangers system is the quietest arm in the minors. That is pretty impressive with the high talent depth of the Rangers farm. Everyone talks about Hanson and Price, but where does Feliz fall then? There must be reason that the pitching starved Rangers haven’t called him up yet.Please, blog, may I have some more?