One of my favorite prospects is putting up some impressive power numbers in Double A (8 HR). After dealing with injuries the last few seasons it looks like David Dahl is finally healthy. I understand that Dahl is choosing power over strikeouts but I still love him as a prospect. Check out this article where Dahl discusses his new approach at the plate to ease your worries. I still rate him as a strong buy.
If you have been following the first few weeks of the MLB season the biggest story (no pun intended) is Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story. Story has been discussed on this blog as far back as 2013 when he was a bargain bin selection. Now his cards are going through the roof as he puts up record breaking numbers. I had a nice stash of Trevor Story that I sold for a profit a while back but those numbers seem small compared to the prices I have seen on EBay lately. So what is the lesson that can be learned? Patience. Being patient is key to being a good prospector. Prospects have ups and downs on their road to the majors so holding a prospect may seem painful at times but can be rewarding if you can hold out. This is always on a case by case basis. If you have a chance to take a profit by all means take it but when anomalies occur having a short memory helps too.
you analyze the talent in the major and minor leagues, the catching
position is not as deep as other positions on the diamond. Tyler Stephenson is
one of the few catching prospects I like in baseball today.
was taken by the Reds 11th overall in the 2015 draft. There was even rumors
that he could go #1 overall. Why do I like him? Well one reason is that for a
kid being drafted out of high school his hit tool is above average. Scouts
speculate that Stephenson shows enough raw power to hit 20 home runs in a
season to go along with an advanced hitting approach. Baseball America graded
his hit tool very high (120 total) which is a great sign for a young player out
of high school.