Wednesday, March 26, 2014

MLB Prospect Updates

Brad Miller (SEA, SS) - My former man crush (click here) and STRONG BUY player all of last year - hitting .412, 4 2B, 4 3B, 4 HR, 10 RBI this Spring.  Still rates a STRONG BUY.

Carlos Martinez (STL, P) 1-0, 1.76 ERA -  15.1 IP - 9 K - 3 BB this Spring.

Javier Baez (CHC, SS/2B/3B) -  Headed to AAA, but will absolutely dominate in that hitter's league.  AAA pitchers beware and these remain a STRONG BUY.

Kolten Wong (STL, 2B) - Hitting .391, 5 2B, 3B, 2 HR, 9 RBI this Spring.

Michael Choice (TEX, OF) - Hitting .367 - 5 2B - 3B - 4 HR - 15 RBI this Spring. I mentioned him as my breakout candidate this year because of his move to Texas.  He's making me look like a genius :)  STRONG BUY.

Michael Wacha (STL, P) - Is 3-0, 1.76 ERA, 15.1 IP - 17 K / 3 BB this Spring.  BUY on his chrome autos.

Mike Trout (LAA, OF) - Hitting .408 - 2 2B - 2 3B - 5HR - 16 RBI this Spring.  No brainer here.  His base chrome auto was the first base chrome auto to reach $1,000 recently since Pujols.

Nick Castellanos (DET, 3B) - Hitting .389 - 9 2B - 2 HR - 16 RBI this Spring.  Thought his time to buy has passed (click here), but I have to change that rating.  I always knew he could rake (and I actually won a contest predicting him to be the Futures Game MVP a few years back because of that) but damn, he's incredible.  Those doubles could easily translate to home runs, but it still shows his tremendous gap to gap prowess.  STRONG BUY rating on his chrome autos.

Nolan Arenado (COL, 3B) - .362 - 4 2B - 3B - 3 HR - 7 RBI this Spring.  BUY rating on his chrome autos.

Starling Marte (PIT, OF) hitting .356 - 2 HR - 7 RBI this Spring. BUY his chrome auto.

Stephen Piscotty (STL, OF) - Great fielder, also hitting .324 - HR - 7 RBI this Spring.  STRONG BUY.

Wilmer Flores (NYM, SS) - Wilmer is being groomed in Minors for future SS spot. Strong buy.

Yordano Ventura (KC, P) - Won the fifth starter spot and for good reason:  1-1, 1.77 ERA - 20.1 IP - 18 K / 4 BB this Spring. Strong buy.


  1. What makes the Rangers and Cardinals farm systems produce so much talent? Is it scouting or coaching? They just seem to always have guys. Thanks

    1. Definitely a mixture of both. When I see depth at the lower levels, I'd say scouting. When you see depth at the higher levels, it's coaching.