Spring plans for Oakland A’s ‘July 2nd’ class

22 Feb

Over the weekend, the first wave of Oakland A’s minor leaguers reported to the team’s Mesa facility for the start of spring training as part of the A’s spring mini-camp. On March 4, the A’s will have their official report date for minor league pitchers and catchers, followed by an official report date for minor league […]

Spring plans for Oakland A’s ‘July 2nd’ class

22 Feb

Over the weekend, the first wave of Oakland A’s minor leaguers reported to the team’s Mesa facility for the start of spring training as part of the A’s spring mini-camp. On March 4, the A’s will have their official report date for minor league pitchers and catchers, followed by an official report date for minor league […]

Oakland A’s 2017 top-50 report: Richie Martin

22 Feb

Name: Richie MartinPosition: SSHeight/Weight: 5’11’’, 190Bats/Throws: R/RAge: 22How Acquired: Selected in the first round of the 2015 MLB Draft The old saying ‘it’s not how you start; it’s how you finish’ is one for Richie Martin to hang his hat on when assessing his 2016 season. The Oakland A’s 2015 top pick finished last year with positive momentum after a rough […]

Oakland A’s 2017 top-50 report: Richie Martin

22 Feb

Name: Richie MartinPosition: SSHeight/Weight: 5’11’’, 190Bats/Throws: R/RAge: 22How Acquired: Selected in the first round of the 2015 MLB Draft The old saying ‘it’s not how you start; it’s how you finish’ is one for Richie Martin to hang his hat on when assessing his 2016 season. The Oakland A’s 2015 top pick finished last year with positive momentum after a rough […]

Q&A Jody Reed – Part II

22 Feb

PinstripesPlus.com: I mentioned earlier that a year ago that Mateo was the guy most talked about heading into Spring Training camp.  If it wasn’t Mateo it was Estevan Florial [in the photo above] as the other hot name people talked about.  He had a pretty good year last season power-wise and speed-wise but the average […]

Q&A Jody Reed – Part II

22 Feb

PinstripesPlus.com: I mentioned earlier that a year ago that Mateo was the guy most talked about heading into Spring Training camp.  If it wasn’t Mateo it was Estevan Florial [in the photo above] as the other hot name people talked about.  He had a pretty good year last season power-wise and speed-wise but the average […]

Scout’s Top-100 MLB Prospects: Players 100-91

22 Feb

The Scout top 100 prospect list for 2017 is updated and can be found here Taylor and Jeff will go through spot by spot explaining why these players were selected and why they fell where they did on this list. Here is the first set of players rated 100 to 91. http://www.scout.com/player/200738-chance-adams Jeff Ellis: Chance […]

Scout’s Top-100 MLB Prospects: Players 100-91

22 Feb

The Scout top 100 prospect list for 2017 is updated and can be found here Taylor and Jeff will go through spot by spot explaining why these players were selected and why they fell where they did on this list. Here is the first set of players rated 100 to 91. http://www.scout.com/player/200738-chance-adams Jeff Ellis: Chance […]

Part VI of an ASU recruiting analysis

22 Feb

Editor’s Note: This is the sixth and final installment of a multi-part serious examining Arizona State’s recruiting operation and success. The first part focused on the significance of commitment dates for ASU signees over the last decade, and the second part focused on the importance of regionality in ASU recruiting under Dennis Erickson and Todd Graham. The third part of the […]

Cincinnati Reds Fantasy Baseball Preview

22 Feb

Team Previews in a Fantasy Nutshell: Cincinnati Reds Projected Starting Lineup C Devin Mesoraco—(Sung to the tune of Frere Jacques) “Mesor-a-co, Mesor-a-co! Are you healthy? Are you healthy? I need you to come back and hit a few homers; I need you to come back and hit a few homers! Ding, Ding, Dong. Ding, Ding, […]