Tag: Top Prospects

Championship Inferno Look to Prospects for Dominance

The Calgary Inferno, who have won 2 of the last 3 Bull Cup Championships, appear to be on the cusp – or even the midst, some might argue after 3 straight AEL championships – of a dynasty. With some of the top offensive players in the league riddling their batting order, they can also boast several top league prospects coming up through their farm system.

Their top three “specs” are all pitchers, including two heat-hurling power pitchers and a possible curveball craftsman. All should be on track for major-level success within four season, just about the time the rotation will have holes to plug. Continue reading “Championship Inferno Look to Prospects for Dominance”

Stacked Boston Prospects Ready to Brawl

The Boston Brawlers tasted the playoffs for the last two seasons in a row – the first time ever the team has had back-to-back postseason appearances. And a glance at their 3rd ranked prospect pool suggests many more postseasons are coming their way.

Boston’s top prospect, Orlando Rios, has a bright future anchoring their outfield within the next 1-2 seasons

Their #6 ranked center-fielder Orlando Rios is joined by a succession of up and coming pitching arms that will surely bolster their rotation and solidify their bullpen over the next few seasons. The solid-hitting, speedy CF is already developing great contact and should find enough power to earn a regular spot in the top level in 1-2 seasons. Continue reading “Stacked Boston Prospects Ready to Brawl”

Louisville Prospects Get Little Recognition

A PREVIOUS VERSION OF THIS STORY IDENTIFIED THE TEAM AS BATTLE CREEK ATTACK. THE TEAM HAS NOW MOVED TO LOUISVILLE, KY AND BECOME THE LOUISVILLE SLUGGERS.

Small market Battle Creek has trouble winning games, and the players have trouble getting noticed. This is nowhere more pronounced than in the 17th ranked prospect pool, which features a succession of first round picks no one has heard of.

But that might be changing if last season is any indication. The Attack ended 2017 with their best win percentage ever, .450, finishing in 3rd place for their second time after seeing a late-season rally that saw them go 19-15 in the last two months of the year. Continue reading “Louisville Prospects Get Little Recognition”

Arizona’s Prospects Young, Untested

The Arizona Cowboys are still years away from seeing their top prospects break into the major level, say baseball analysts.

Though the prospect rankings won’t come out until May, just before the season starts, it is not expected that the team will rise significantly above its 18th position in the team rankings. Continue reading “Arizona’s Prospects Young, Untested”

Top 15 Prospects For 2017

DENNIS ‘LITTLE FISH’ GUPPY

1. Dennis ‘Little Fish’ Guppy, OF, Detroit Motorheads
R / R • 5’11” • 175 • Age: 22 • Quebec City, QC

The 2016 #1 overall draft pick by Chicoutimi (now the Detroit Motorheads) is not as big and tall as some of his peers, but scouts consistently rate him a five-tool threat, who can hit for contact, hit for power, run, field and throw at an elite level. After a brief stint in Rookie and A level last season, where he hit for a combined .281 with 6 HR and 28 RBI while stealing 18 bases in just 45 games, the Little Fish looks ready to swim in the big pond, and Detroit has put him into the starting lineup at CF (though he is solid at any outfield position). Detroit has high expectations from him, and if he can meet them, he will truly be an impact player. Continue reading “Top 15 Prospects For 2017”