November 27, 2013
The past week has brought a smorgasbord of moves including blockbuster trades and big free agent signings, but there are plenty of chips still to fall. Put on your Thanksgiving sweatpants!
November 20, 2013
DVR & Bernie discuss The Hot Stove, whether Paul Goldschmidt should have won the NL MVP award, Bernie reconsiders Yasiel Puig at No. 1 overall in 2014, and shares his best from the Arizona Fall League.
November 13, 2013
Now coming through the left and right speaker simultaneously, DVR and Bernie discuss the Rookie of the Year results, whether the Tigers should move a starting pitcher this winter, free agent catchers and more!
November 6, 2013
Now that David Ortiz and the Red Sox are World Series Champions again, DVR and Bernie are starting to look ahead to 2014 in the latest episode of Short Hops.
October 23, 2013
In the latest episode of Short Hops, DVR and Bernie preview the World Series, talk about a few players that have caught Bernie's eye in the Arizona Fall League, share their top-five closers for 2014, and more.
October 16, 2013
In addition to checking in on the four League Championship Series matchups, DVR & Bernie discuss the merits of Javier Baez against Carlos Correa in the latest episode of Short Hops.
October 9, 2013
DVR & Bernie discuss the decisive Game 5's on tap, and begin to place Jose Fernandez on the draft board for 2014 in the latest edition of Short Hops.
October 2, 2013
If Justin Upton gets hot, can the Braves find a way to knock out the Dodgers the NLDS?
September 25, 2013
In this week's episode, DVR and Bernie discuss Manny Machado's injury, the AL Wild Card race, Andy Pettitte's case for a place in the Hall of Fame, and more.
September 17, 2013
How much will a lost 2013 season lower Matt Kemp's stock? In the latest episode of Short Hops, DVR and Bernie discuss the Rangers' slide, Todd Helton's case for the Hall of Fame, and more players that have surprised and disappointed them this season.
September 11, 2013
Starlin Castro made Bernie and DVR's lists as one of the biggest disappointments in 2013.
September 4, 2013
What should the Tigers do with Miguel Cabrera battling injury and chasing a Triple Crown down the stretch? Which managers are on the hot seat? DVR & Bernie discuss those topics and more in the latest episode of Short Hops.
August 29, 2013
Despite the Mets' efforts with a closely monitored workload, Matt Harvey has suffered a partially torn UCL. DVR & Bernie discuss that and more in the latest episode of Short Hops.
August 28, 2013
In the final edition of On The Scene, Bernie features a number of National League prospects that have caught his eye, including recent Mets promotion Travis d'Arnaud.
August 22, 2013
Do the Dodgers have the best rotation in baseball? Bernie and DVR discuss that and a number of other topics in the latest episode of Short Hops.
August 19, 2013
Chia-Jen Lo has always impressed our resident scout Bernie Pleskoff. Could he emerge as the closer in Houston for 2014? In this week's column, Bernie cleans out the AL half of his notebook.
August 15, 2013
How much will the addition of Alex Rios help the Rangers? DVR and Bernie discuss that, and much more in the latest episode of Short Hops.
August 14, 2013
Recently promoted to Double-A, Francisco Lindor is holding his own thus far in the Eastern League as a 19-year-old. Bernie Pleskoff looks at the top performers around the league to this point.
August 8, 2013
In the second episode of Short Hops, DVR and Bernie talk about the impact of the Biogenesis suspensions on the contenders, weigh the Indians' chances of competing with the Tigers down the stretch, and sort out where Javier Baez will eventually fit into th
August 7, 2013
Ike Davis has been one of the biggest disappointments in the National League this season. RotoWire's Man on the Scene Bernie Pleskoff reveals his top-10 underachievers and overachievers from the NL to this point.
July 31, 2013
Falling short of expectations as a top-three starting pitcher on draft day, Justin Verlander makes Bernie Pleskoff's list of underachievers to this point.
July 23, 2013
Bernie's latest trip took him from the Futures Game in New York to the Triple-A All-Star Game in Reno and included another look at Jarred Cosart.
July 17, 2013
With the Futures Game now in the books, Bernie Pleskoff takes stock of the talent he saw at Citi Field on Sunday afternoon including the Twins' Miguel Sano.
July 10, 2013
With Francisco Lindor moving up the ladder, should the Indians trade Asdrubal Cabrera to address their other organizational needs? RotoWire's Man on the Scene Bernie Pleskoff takes a look around the American League.
July 2, 2013
The Cubs have already traded Scott Feldman, but they have a number of moves upcoming, most notably dealing Matt Garza. Bernie Pleskoff breaks down the needs and resources of each NL team.
June 26, 2013
RotoWire's Bernie Pleskoff is a buyer on Milwaukee's Jean Segura. This week, he highlights players he likes around the National League.
June 19, 2013
While Jurickson Profar gets a lot of attention as a potential elite shortstop of the future, RotoWire's resident scout Bernie Pleskoff has a prospect in Cleveland that he likes even more.
June 12, 2013
Miami's Jose Fernandez may have the highest ceiling of the current crop of young right-handed pitchers in or approaching the big leagues.
June 5, 2013
Along with an examination of pitching in general, RotoWire's Man on the Scene Bernie Pleskoff breaks down the current crop of left-handed pitching prospects.
May 29, 2013
Yasiel Puig is one of many outfield prospects on the brink of making an impact in the big leagues. RotoWire's resident scout Bernie Pleskoff takes a closer look.
May 21, 2013
Miguel Sano leads the current crop of prospects at third base, according to our man on the scene Bernie Pleskoff.
May 16, 2013
Indians farmhand Francisco Lindor is one of many talented young shortstops progressing through the minor leagues this season. Bernie Pleskoff evaluates the current crop of talent at the position primed to make an impact in the coming seasons.
May 8, 2013
Delino DeShields Jr. has plenty of speed, but will he get on base enough to use it? Bernie Pleskoff takes a look at the future crop of options at the keystone.
May 1, 2013
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.
April 24, 2013
Rays fans and fantasy owners are awaiting the callup of Wil Myers, but fresh off his scouting trip to Durham, RotoWire's Bernie Pleskoff believes that we may not see him in Tampa Bay until after the All-Star break.
April 16, 2013
Seattle's Mike Zunino tops Bernie Pleskoff's list of impact catching prospects.
April 11, 2013
RotoWire's Bernie Pleskoff sees Seattle's Mike Zunino as a star in the making.
April 3, 2013
After trading away Jose Reyes this offseason, the Marlins loaded up with young talent capable of making an impact in the near future.
March 27, 2013
Bernie Pleskoff believes in the turnaround of Fernando Rodney. Check out where he ranks in Bernie's closer rankings.
March 20, 2013
Clayton Kershaw is the king of the hill in Bernie Pleskoff's starting pitcher rankings for 2013.
March 13, 2013
Ryan Braun remains at the top of the outfield ranks for Bernie Pleskoff, but you don't have to look far down the list to see a big surprise.
March 6, 2013
Starlin Castro continues to inch his way toward the elite at his position. RotoWire's Man on the Scene Bernie Pleskoff shares his shortstop rankings for 2013.
February 26, 2013
Fresh off of his Triple Crown performance, it should come as little surprise that Miguel Cabrera is on top of Bernie Pleskoff's list at third base. Check out the rest of the list here.
February 20, 2013
Ian Kinsler is quietly sliding down the second-base ranks. Bernie Pleskoff shares his lists at first and second base for the 2013 season.
February 13, 2013
Bernie Pleskoff is Back on the Scene to break down the catchers for 2013. Buster Posey tops the list of our scout...
January 30, 2013
Chase Headley surprised many with his 2012 breakout, but can he repeat? Bernie Pleskoff takes a closer look.
November 20, 2012
RotoWire's Bernie Pleskoff checks in with his final notebook recapping the action from the Arizona Fall League.
November 16, 2012
Rotowire's Bernie Pleskoff checks in with his latest notebook from the Arizona Fall League.
November 9, 2012
Rotowire's Bernie Pleskoff checks in with his latest notebook from the Arizona Fall League.
November 5, 2012
Rotowire's Bernie Pleskoff checks in with his latest notebook from the Arizona Fall League.
October 26, 2012
RotoWire's Man on the Scene Bernie Pleskoff sees another Rangers shortstop prospect making noise in the AFL.
October 19, 2012
The Rangers' Chris McGuiness is among the early surprises in the Arizona Fall League. RotoWire's Resident Scout Bernie Pleskoff takes a closer look.
October 16, 2012
Domonic Brown seems to have a clearer path to playing time in 2013, but is he on Bernie Pleskoff's watch list for next season?
October 11, 2012
Now in Baltimore, is Nate McLouth trending back toward the relevance he maintained during his first stint with the Pirates?
October 4, 2012
Even though his big league opportunity resulted in disappointment, Trevor Bauer should remain on the radar heading into 2013.
September 26, 2012
Although he's seeing limited work as a reliever, Dylan Bundy should be on the Orioles' radar for a rotation spot in 2013.
September 19, 2012
RotoWire's Resident Scout Bernie Pleskoff recaps the key performances in the Appalachian League.
September 12, 2012
RotoWire's Bernie Pleskoff is back on the scene highlighting standout prospects from the Arizona Summer League.
August 1, 2012
While elite power is difficult to find behind the plate, there a plenty of catchers with pop around the league right now.
July 25, 2012
An increasing number of middle infielders are showing power akin to Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler. Bernie Pleskoff takes a closer look.
July 18, 2012
Although he's on the DL, Jose Bautista is an increasingly rare commodity as an elite power bat in Toronto.
July 13, 2012
Fewer teams than ever have an elite option at first base like the Reds' Joey Votto. RotoWire's resident scout Bernie Pleskoff grades the corner infielders -- present and future -- for all 30 MLB teams.
July 6, 2012
Jed Bradley was the second pitcher selected by the Brewers during the 2011 draft, but he's struggling in his first professional season at Brevard County.
June 27, 2012
Bernie Pleskoff's recent scouting trip provided a front-row view of the Mariners' Triple-A affiliate.
June 20, 2012
Los Angeles is likely to be remembered as the last productive home for Manny Ramirez, who requested his release from the A's after struggling at Triple-A.
June 15, 2012
Trevor Bauer's domination of Triple-A hitters continues to move up him our prospect rankings. Jason Collette and Jesse Siegel share their latest top-100 lists.
June 13, 2012
Mike Trout's impressive speed was on display when Bernie Pleskoff was in Colorado over the weekend, but Reds prospect Billy Hamilton has even more blazing speed.
June 6, 2012
The Indians may have landed the next Rafael Furcal with the selection of Francisco Lindor in the first round of the 2011 draft.
May 30, 2012
Following his recent promotion to Triple-A Reno, Trevor Bauer is closing in on a rotation spot with the D-Backs.
May 23, 2012
The Rangers turned Justin Smoak into Cliff Lee, and may have avoided being first-hand witnesses to a first-round bust in the process.
May 16, 2012
As far as living up to expectations as a first-round pick, the jury is still out on Atlanta's Jason Heyward.
May 10, 2012
After failing to see eye-to-eye with the front office in Milwaukee, former first-round pick Brett Lawrie got on the right track in Toronto.
May 2, 2012
Mike Trout has already joined the Angels for a regular place in their lineup, but is he ready? Bernie Pleskoff breaks it down and looks at recent drafts of the Angels, Pirates, Tigers, Cards and Phillies.
April 25, 2012
Scouts debated Tim Lincecum's ability to avoid injury in 2006, enabling the Giants to reap the benefits of landing the two-time Cy Young award winner at No. 10 overall.
April 18, 2012
While Gordon Beckham appeared worthy of a first-round pick upon arrival, his rapid decline has placed him on the growing list of recent draft failures on the South Side of Chicago.
April 11, 2012
April 4, 2012
RotoWire's Resident Scout Bernie Pleskoff is bullish on Rockies closer Rafael Betancourt. Check out his thoughts from all 15 Cactus League squads from this spring.
March 28, 2012
Although the young pitching hasn't arrived yet, the Royals are clearly on the rise with a very good nucleus of talent.
March 21, 2012
Alex Rios continues to look lost at the plate this spring, and he's one of many 2011 disappointments that the White Sox are depending on in 2012.
March 14, 2012
Kendrys Morales is one of the few question marks in a very focused Angels camp this spring.
March 6, 2012
How does Manny Ramirez look on the latest stop of his MLB tour? RotoWire's Resident Scout Bernie Pleskoff is in Arizona providing a firsthand account from the Cactus League.
March 2, 2012
February 15, 2012
Mechanics -- for pitchers and hitters -- are one of many crucial elements in scouting. Our resident scout Bernie Pleskoff breaks it all down.
January 30, 2012
November 22, 2011
With the conclusion of the Arizona Fall League, RotoWire's Bernie Pleskoff provides profiles of the key players he saw over the past two months.
November 16, 2011
It should come as little surprise that Bryce Harper has hit the longest home run in the AFL this season.
November 9, 2011
Don't be discouraged by Mike Trout's poor AFL numbers as he's been slowed by a shoulder injury in Arizona.
November 1, 2011
After a slow start in Arizona, top prospect Bryce Harper is punishing opposing pitchers in the Fall League.
October 26, 2011
Mike Trout's slow start in the AFL is one of many surprising performances thus far.
October 19, 2011
October 12, 2011
Bryce Harper is back in the Arizona Fall League, where he's aiming to improve against left-handed pitching.
September 14, 2011
Bernie's 2012 NL Prospect watch list includes an outfielder in Colorado that has been overshadowed by the likes of Mike Trout and Bryce Harper.
September 7, 2011
In this week's column, Bernie shares his list of AL prospects on the radar for big league roles in 2012.
August 31, 2011
The Red Sox have more homegrown talent on the way and it may not be long before Will Middlebrooks gets into the mix at third base.
August 24, 2011
August 17, 2011
The Rays' Matt Moore reminds our resident scout Bernie Pleskoff of a left-handed Justin Verlander. Excited yet?
August 10, 2011
The Indians' offer led by Drew Pomeranz and Alex White netted Ubaldo Jimenez. How did Colorado do in that trade?
August 4, 2011
Now that we're moving deeper into the second half of the season, Bernie looks back at many of the prospects he's profiled over the past year.
July 26, 2011
Bernie Pleskoff breaks down the hitters he saw at this year's Futures Game.
July 20, 2011
Michael Pineda's excellent rookie season is a sign of things to come. This week, Bernie breaks down the arms from the MLB Futures Game.
July 12, 2011
The Reds may have solved their woes at shorstop with their decision to promote Zach Cozart from Triple-A Louisville.
July 6, 2011
The Red Sox may have their next catcher working his way through their system with Triple-A Pawtucket.
June 29, 2011
The Reds' organizational depth behind the plate should afford them flexibility at the trade deadline. Prospect Devin Mesoraco could be a factor later this season.
June 22, 2011
Andres Torres has been a pleasant surprise for the Giants, but they may have a home-grown replacement in their system ready to take over in late 2012.
June 15, 2011
With Brad Penny currently pitching on a one-year deal, Jacob Turner could be a part of the Tigers' rotation for good in 2012.
June 8, 2011
The Dan Haren trade left the D-Backs' farm system thin, but Arizona has reloaded and outfielder Collin Cowgill may be ready to make an impact.
June 1, 2011
It cost Toronto Shaun Marcum this winter, but the Blue Jays have coveted Brett Lawrie since the 2008 draft.
May 25, 2011
Now that Juan Miranda is in Arizona, the Yankees have a new insurance policy at first base. Meet, El Chato.
May 18, 2011
While the Jorge Posada saga appears to have passed in New York, the Yankees still don't have a clear path for top prospect Jesus Montero.
May 11, 2011
Paul Goldschmidt's impressive start at Double-A Mobile could ultimately slay the three-headed monster (Juan Branyanady) manning first base in Arizona.
May 4, 2011
Adrian Gonzalez's trade to Boston has paved the way for prospect Anthony Rizzo to make his MLB debut later this season.
April 27, 2011
The Cubs entered spring training with an unsettled situation at second base, but Darwin Barney has seized the opportunity for an expanded role..
April 20, 2011
The Dodgers' power outage to begin the season put Jerry Sands in a big league uniform sooner than expected.
April 13, 2011
Juan Miranda is no longer blocked by Mark Teixeira after the D-Backs acquired him to be their primary first baseman during the offseason.
April 6, 2011
After earning the No. 5 starter spot over Mike Minor this spring, undrafted Brandon Beachy looks like a steal for the Braves as he's established his place in the Atlanta rotation.
April 1, 2011
RotoWire's Bernie Pleskoff believes that Michael Pineda belongs in the conversation with the likes of Neftali Feliz when discussing the league's best young pitchers.
March 24, 2011
Offensive struggles will lead Matt Dominguez to open the season with Triple-A New Orleans. What type of player will he become once he's ready for full-time duty in Florida?
March 18, 2011
With the arrival of Brent Morel, the White Sox may be looking to deal Mark Teahen as spring training winds down.
March 10, 2011
With Kendry Morales' Opening Day status in question, Mark Trumbo becomes an interesting piece of the Angels' puzzle.
March 3, 2011
February 24, 2011
RotoWire's Bernie Pleskoff looks at keeper league prospects expected to arrive in 2012.
February 21, 2011
Domonic Brown is one of many NL rookies on the brink of making a big league impact.
February 15, 2011
Regardless of his role, our Bernie Pleskoff believes that Chris Sale has the tools to be successful in 2011.
January 20, 2011
Matt Thornton should inherit the closer’s role with Bobby Jenks now pitching in Boston
November 23, 2010
Jose Tabata hit the ground running in Pittsburgh after a successful AFL stint in 2009. Bernie Pleskoff looks at the 2010 AFL players on the verge of making a big league impact.
November 17, 2010
The Yankees' plans to limit Jorge Posada's workload behind the plate could open the door for Jesus Montero and Austin Romine.
November 9, 2010
Domonic Brown was one of many AFL Rising Stars to reach the big leagues in 2010. Bernie Pleskoff recaps the fourth week of AFL action.
November 3, 2010
October 26, 2010
October 21, 2010
No. 1 overall pick Bryce Harper is already getting his feet wet in the Arizona Fall League.
August 23, 2010
Luis Durango's plus speed and lack of power remind our resident scout Bernie Pleskoff of Juan Pierre.
August 10, 2010
Domonic Brown has gotten the call after a fantastic minor league campaign, but Bernie Pleskoff believes that Brown still needs work.
July 5, 2010
The Reds are facing an interesting question with prospect Yonder Alonso since first base clearly belongs to Joey Votto.
June 28, 2010
June 21, 2010
June 14, 2010