Bernie Pleskoff has been a professional scout for the Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners.
|Versatile right-handed-hitting Richie Shaffer was an outstanding baseball player at Providence (Charlotte, N.C.) Senior High School. In fact, he was an all-state selection in his sophomore, junior and senior seasons.
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|Left-hander John Lamb was considered a major pitching prospect while at Laguna Hills (Calif.) High School. He suffered an elbow injury that may have occurred in a car accident. Lamb's stock dropped a bit after the injury, and the Kansas City Royals were able to select him in the fifth round of the 2008 Draft.
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|Seattle Mariners' right-handed-hitting catching prospect John Hicks had an outstanding junior season at University of Virginia. He hit .332 with eight home runs and 59 RBIs.
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|Oakland Athletics first-base/outfield prospect Matt Olson was one of three high profile high school players selected by the club in the 2012 Draft
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|Tyler Glasnow is a huge 6-foot-8 inch, 225-pound right-handed starter. He's the No. 1 prospect in the Pirates organization. When he has his good command and control, Glasnow can be a dominant starting pitcher.
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|With the 32nd-overall selection in the 2012 Draft, the Minnesota Twins chose right-handed pitcher Jose Berrios. Berrios was a shortstop when he went to Papa Juan XXIII High School in Puerto Rico. However, since the school did not have a baseball team, he played for his father's traveling team. The Twins, however, drafted him as a pitcher.
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|Frankie Montas is a right-handed pitcher the White Sox are counting on for the future. Currently No. 3 on the White Sox Top 30 Prospects list, Montas' frame looks much bigger and thicker than the listed 6-foot-2, 185 pounds. Some say he has a bit of Bartolo Colon in his build
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|Right-handed pitcher Shawn Armstrong is among the young power arms in baseball making their mark at the back end of big league bullpens.
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|Right-handed starter Lucas Giolito is a crucial part of the Washington Nationals pitching future. He has enough upside to ultimately become the "ace" of the team's rotation.
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|Left-handed starter Blake Snell has been "under the radar" in discussions of top shelf prospect pitchers. However, he has made tremendous progress and is moving quickly towards a potential spot in the 2016 Tampa Bay rotation.
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|Now ranked No. 4 among the Brewers' Top 20 prospects and on the team's Major League roster, Domingo Santana's best tool is his raw power. At 6-foot-5, 225 pounds, Santana is a major presence at the plate. He gets extension with those long arms and has little trouble covering the entire plate. He can take pitches to all fields, especially fastballs.
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|Left-handed-hitting Dodgers shortstop prospect Corey Seager is a special player. He has the athletic ability to be the centerpiece of a franchise.
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|The outstanding aspects of the AFL is the blending of prospects from five separate teams to form one Arizona Fall League club. The mix provides an opportunity for players to get to know one another, learn from each other and spend the fall in fellowship with players from various organizations.
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|Athletic and talented, Dalton Pompey has progressed through the Blue Jays' system with increasing confidence, improved skills and a composite batting average of .283 in parts of six Minor League seasons. He was called up Tuesday as rosters expanded.
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|Travis Shaw comes from a baseball family. His dad Jeff was a former All-Star closer who played for six Major League clubs.
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|A good athlete, right-hander Jon Gray played baseball, basketball and football at Chandler (Oklahoma) High School. He then went on to pitch at Eastern Oklahoma State College and had an outstanding tenure at the University of Oklahoma, where he was a member of the All Big-12 Team.
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|With the Tigers having a need for consistent and reliable starters, it is likely that Matt Boyd will finish this season in the rotation. However, MLBPipeline.com's Bernie Pleskoff believes that the left-hander's fits best in the bullpen.
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|Alexander "Chi Chi" Gonzalez was first selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the 11th round of the 2010 Draft out of Boca Raton (Fla.) Community High School. Instead of signing with the Orioles, he attended Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla.
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|Stephen Piscotty is a 6-foot-3, 210-pound right-handed hitter who was recently promoted from Triple-A Memphis to the St. Louis Cardinals big league club.
More»Pleskoff likes Piscotty's versatility, skill set|
|Right-handed-hitting Trayce Thompson comes from an athletic family. His dad Mychal was the first of three family members to play professional basketball. Trayce's brothers Klay and Mychel followed him.
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