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June 27, 2017
Minor League Barometer: Down on the Farm
Jesse Siegel digs into the prospect landscape for the last time in June, starting with Astros pitching prospect Forrest Whitley.
June 25, 2017
AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
Erik Siegrist checks out the available talent in the American League free-agent pool and finds some high-profile left-handed pitchers set to make their returns, including Carlos Rodon.
April 27, 2017
Farm Futures: Pacific Coast League Roundup
James Anderson jumps to Triple-A as he continues his tour of the minor leagues and wonders whether the Cubs will try to find room for Ian Happ on their roster later this summer.
April 23, 2017
Erik Siegrist digs into a busy week of roster moves and shifting bullpen roles in the AL, and looks ahead at a wave of injured players set to make their 2017 debuts soon, including the A's Sonny Gray.
March 1, 2017
Regan's Rumblings: Flying Under the Radar
Dave Regan rumbles about some unsuspecting players to watch as spring training game action gets underway in Arizona and Florida.
Farm Futures: Rookie Tiers
James Anderson offers up his recommended prospect targets and stashes for re-draft leagues, including young Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson.
September 18, 2016
Erik Siegrist notes a lot of arms who could be available to help your staff's stretch run, including a revitalized Taijuan Walker.
August 31, 2016
Farm Futures: MiLB Hitter Awards
James Anderson hands out some hardware with minor league seasons about to wrap up and is impressed the most among Double-A hitters by the Jays' Rowdy Tellez.
August 30, 2016
Minor League Barometer: On the Verge of Promotion
In this week's Minor League Barometer, Jesse Siegel looks at a handful of minor leaguers poised to make their big league debut as teams make their September call-ups.
July 18, 2016
Minor League Barometer: Second-Half Farming
Jesse Siegel checks in with his weekly Minor League Barometer, fresh off the Futures Game with an eye toward the second half of the season.
April 13, 2016
Farm Futures: PCL Hitters Roundup
James Anderson takes a look at the early results for top PCL hitting prospects, and finds forgotten Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar is off to a fast start.
February 24, 2016
Farm Futures: AL West Top 10s
James Anderson highlights the disparity in the farm systems of the AL West, from the threadbare Angels' list to a Rangers' top 10 in which slugger Joey Gallo can't even land the number one spot
December 22, 2015
Tiered Rankings: 2016 MLB Rookies
James Anderson shares his first set of tiered prospect rankings for the 2016 season. Where does Rays left-hander Blake Snell check in?
September 1, 2015
Farm Futures: 2015 Risers and Fallers
In his final Farm Futures of the season, RotoWire's James Anderson breaks down the biggest hits and misses from the preseason Top-200 prospect rankings.
July 22, 2015
Minor League Barometer: Schwarber Leads Second-Half Wave
Jesse Siegel sees plenty of future stars still on their way up, including the recently promoted Kyle Schwarber, who is impressing in Chicago.
April 22, 2015
Minor League Barometer: The Best of the Rest
Jesse Siegel's weekly prospect watch finds Corey Seager as perhaps the best hitter in the minors after the recent callup of Kris Bryant.
March 26, 2015
RotoWire Roundtable: Top 200 Prospects
Kris Bryant leads the way in the new RotoWire Roundtable prospects rankings.
February 23, 2015
A's Team Preview: Roller Coaster
The A's unloaded a number of their front-line players this offseason, but Sonny Gray remains among their core players.
February 16, 2015
Farm Futures: Top 10 Prospects: AL West
In the third installment of his preseason Top 10 Prospects series, James Anderson looks at Houston's Carlos Correa and the AL West.
November 8, 2014
The Wheelhouse: 2014 Arizona Fall League Review
The Arizona Fall League is loaded with talent again in 2014. Derek VanRiper recaps the top players he saw on display over a recent one-week trip to the desert including Astros right-hander Mark Appel.
July 11, 2014
House of Shlain: This is Your Mendy's
The Cubs have brought up Arismendy Alcantara, and he's already been placed in a prominent role. Nick Shlain breaks down the latest arrival from the Cubs' farm system.
May 22, 2014
Minor League Barometer: A Poor Man's Springer
Michael Taylor has been on a power surge to begin the 2014 campaign, but he also leads the Eastern League in strikeouts. Is he a poor man's George Springer?
July 30, 2013
Minor League Barometer: To Trade or Not to Trade
That is the question teams face with their prospects. As one of the top infield prospects in baseball, though, Francisco Lindor likely isn't going anywhere.
July 12, 2013
Top 200 Prospects: A New No. 1
With the addition of the 2013 draft class, Byron Buxton tops the latest Top 200 list from Nick Shlain and Jesse Siegel.
June 10, 2013
House of Shlain: Port of Fort Wayne
Padres farmhand Joe Ross is back on track in the Midwest League after scuffling in a couple of May starts. Nick Shlain takes a closer look.
May 20, 2013
Profar's Last Stand: Top 200 Prospects - May Update
On the eve of his 2013 season debut with the Rangers, Jurickson Profar tops the list for Jesse Siegel and Nick Shlain in their latest Top 200 prospect rankings.
May 7, 2013
House of Shlain: Scouting the Snappers
Supplemental first-round pick (2012) Daniel Robertson may eventually have to move to third base, but he could develop the above-average power that Oakland would covet from the hot corner.
May 1, 2013
Bernie On The Scene: A Look At First Base Prospects
If the Dodgers are unable to move Andre Ethier, could Yasiel Puig become an option at first base? Bernie Pleskoff takes a look at the short supply of first base prospects currently in the minor leagues.
June 6, 2012
Bernie On The Scene: Carbon Copy?
The Indians may have landed the next Rafael Furcal with the selection of Francisco Lindor in the first round of the 2011 draft.
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