Vlad Sedler explores the MLB landscape in this week's edition of the Barometer, highlighting the struggles of the Orioles' Mark Trumbo in the fallers section as his batting average continues to tumble.
James Anderson gives a preview of potential call-up dates for top prospects like the Phillies' J.P. Crawford, as front offices balance service time considerations against developmental concerns and major league roster needs.
Jesse Siegel tunes us into what's happening with some of the minors' most interesting prospects this week, including a couple Bucs -- like Tyler Glasnow and Austin Meadows -- that could get a shot in the bigs soon.
Is Mookie Betts a good bet to become a productive big league hitter? Jeff Zimmerman breaks down the current crop of hitting prospects to find the players most likely to become productive bats at the top level.
Where have all of the power-hitting first basemen gone? Paul Goldschmidt is one of a rapidly shrinking group of elite bats at the position. Jason Collette looks at the trends and considers the implications for those in keeper leagues.