Bernie Pleskoff has been a professional scout for the Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners.
|In the first round of the 2012 Draft, the Texas Rangers selected Joey Gallo out of high school. He was coming off a season in which he hit .509 with 21 home runs and 80 RBIs. Gallo chose to sign with Texas rather than attend Louisiana State University.
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|Matt Wisler was a seventh-round selection by the Padres in the 2011 Draft. He signed directly out of Bryan (Ohio) High School. Wisler was heading for a baseball career at Ohio State University but chose to sign with the Padres.
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|In 2011 as a junior at the University of Texas, Milwaukee Brewers right-handed starter Taylor Jungmann won the Dick Howser Trophy.
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|Class A Advanced All-Stars from the Carolina and California Leagues got together on Tuesday night in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. to celebrate the best players in their respective leagues.
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|It appears the right-handed hitting Maikel Franco has supplanted Cody Asche at third base for the Phillies. Asche has assumed a new role in the outfield.
More»Franco is the Phillies third baseman of the future|
|There are countless reasons for right-handed hitting Astros shortstop Carlos Correa to be ranked No. 2 among the MLB.com Top 100 prospects. One quick look at Correa in action tells the story.
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|Right-handed hitting Yasmany Tomas, who has served the D-backs as both an outfielder and third baseman, looks even bigger than the 6-2, 255-pounds he's listed as. He's an imposing figure at the plate.
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|Right-handed starting pitcher Nate Karns is one of the exciting surprises for the Tampa Bay Rays. He is pitching extremely well after gaining a sustained chance in the Rays' rotation.
More»Karns has been a boost to the Rays' rotation|
|Left-handed pitcher Danny Hultzen is still working his way back from serious shoulder injuries that put a halt to his development. He is returning from the torn labrum, rotator cuff and anterior capsule that were surgically repaired in October of 2013.
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|A powerful hitter whose best tool could be his speed, outfielder Rusney Castillo could give the Red Sox a boost both with his bat and in the field.
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|Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario, ranked ninth among prospects in the organization, is a smooth, pure hitter with good speed and power potential.
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|Thomas Field projects as a capable and versatile utility middle infielder, with the ability to fill-in for a sustained amount of time or come off the bench to pinch-hit or play defense. He will provide 100 percent effort, good knowledge of the game and has playable tools that will help win ballgames.
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|Right-hander Lance McCullers has made a rather quick rise through the Astros' organization. The club's No. 10 prospect was promoted to the big league club Monday after having spent parts of only four seasons in the Minors.
More»Pleskoff evaluates McCullers' potential for Astros|
|Noah Syndergaard was a supplemental first-round selection out of high school by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2010 First Year Player Draft. A right-handed pitcher, Syndergaard has the type of upside that can either lead or compliment the top of the Mets rotation for years to come.
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|Right-handed-hitting outfielder Paulo Orlando lingered in the Minors for parts of nine seasons before the Royals promoted him to the 25-man Major League roster at the beginning of this season. Assumed a more prominent role while outfielder Alex Rios recovers from a fractured left hand, Orlando's greatest baseball tool is perhaps his speed.
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|Instead of accepting a scholarship to the University of Miami as had originally been planned, Cory Spangenberg became a first-round selection of the San Diego Padres. The left-handed hitting, right-handed throwing second baseman was the tenth overall pick in the 2011 First Year Player Draft.
More» Spangenberg makes nice diving grab, throw|
|The Red Sox selected Blake Swihart with the 26th pick in the first round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft. Swihart has completed parts of five seasons in the Red Sox development system. He has a healthy composite batting average of .287 in 1331 trips to the plate.
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|Pitching injuries have impacted the Texas Rangers for the past couple of seasons. This year is no different. That's why the emergence of right-handed pitching prospect Keone Kela has been so important to the Rangers' bullpen.
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|New York Mets catching prospect Kevin Plawecki is being given an opportunity to show his ability on the big league stage. An injury to Travis d'Arnaud has provided Plawecki a chance to show he belongs in the big leagues. If not full-time now, perhaps sometime in the near future.
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|The Boston Red Sox have the luxury of plenty of organizational pitching depth that can be classified as Major League ready. Among those prospects is Matt Barnes, a lanky 6-foot-4, 210-pound right-hander, who was recalled on Saturday.
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