Tag: Top Prospects

Denver Prospect Pool Shallow

The Denver Danger, which have been essentially abandoned by their last GM, Troy Olsen, have a frighteningly bare prospect cupboard going into 2018, a probably sign that the team is not ready for the postseason for some time to come.

Their system is ranked dead last – 20th out of 20 teams – due mainly to having no Top 50 prospects at all. Continue reading “Denver Prospect Pool Shallow”

Dallas May Have Turned Corner on Prospects

The hapless Dallas Deputies have struggled since coming into the league in 2012 as an expansion team. They have never finished above 4th place in their division, and despite clawing their way to a team record .420 win percentage last season, were still relegated to basement dweller status in one of the toughest divisions in the league, the AEL’s East Division.

But if the latest glance at the minor league system rankings is any indication, the team may be poised to turn things around finally, especially at the low minor level, as years of early draft picks come into fruition. Continue reading “Dallas May Have Turned Corner on Prospects”

Pit Bulls Prospects Ready Now

The Chicago Pit Bulls minor league system ranks 5th in the Bull League, and the team appears poised to let some of their top prospects break into the major level now. And they look ready for it.

Topping the list of Pit Bulls prospects is 3B Jon Guillot, a 22-year-old from Brooklyn who has spent 5 years in rookie and A-level, but could make the leap this spring to the active roster. Continue reading “Pit Bulls Prospects Ready Now”

Tidals Prospects: Still Years Away From Helping

Since winning back-to-back Bull Cups in 2012 and 2013, the Tidals have been in a tailspin that has had them relegated to a below-.500 finish for three out of the four seasons since.

Their first-round picks over the past several drafts just haven’t panned out, and although they’ve had an early selection in the 2016 (4th) and 2017 (6th) drafts, those players are still too new to know whether they can help a team that was frighteningly bad at run production last year (3.7 runs/game for 3rd worst in AEL). Continue reading “Tidals Prospects: Still Years Away From Helping”

NCAA 2018 Preview: Future HOF Talent Abounds?

The NCAA Division I season gets underway in two weeks, a long-awaited addition to the feeder league system and thus the pool of available talent for the annual amateur draft.

We take a look at the likely contenders and some individual players of note, including some Bull League second generation players who hope to live up to their names in future seasons.

NCAA DIVISION I starts Sunday, February 11. Continue reading “NCAA 2018 Preview: Future HOF Talent Abounds?”