Bernie Pleskoff has been a professional scout for the Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners.
|Looking ahead, Jedd Gyorko should provide the Padres an offensive quality they will continue to welcome. He can flat-out hit. He has always hit. And that should continue.
More» Gyorko hits his first career home run|
|Los Angeles Dodgers prospect Yasiel Puig doesn't just have power and strength -- his speed and agility had the baseball world buzzing this spring.
More» Puig collects three hits vs. White Sox|
|L.J. Hoes probably has to pinch himself every now and again to confirm he's really part of the Orioles organization. But it's true. No pinching necessary.
More» L.J. Hoes, OF, Orioles|
|Young left-hander Tony Cingrani commands a strong mix of pitches, has the presence of a more seasoned pitcher on the mound and gives the Reds a viable long-term Major League option.
More» Cingrani fans 11 over six solid innings|
|In only his second full season of professional baseball, Josh Rutledge made his Major League debut last July, filling in for the injured Troy Tulowitzki and showing the Rockies he can be a steady player.
More» Rutledge makes a diving catch in right|
|When healthy once again, Matt Adams will likely take his place as a role player for St. Louis. However, he has the type of powerful bat that will impact the outcome of games.
More» Adams' solo homer extends lead in fourth|
|Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer has one of those power arms that can carry him to success as a Major League pitcher.
More»Archer sees move to Minors as a chance to develop|
|There is certainly reason for optimism regarding White Sox catching prospect Josh Phegley.
More» Phegley singles in the ninth|
|The day following a pitching performance by Pittsburgh Pirates reliever Justin Wilson, I asked several scouts and colleagues what they thought of the left-hander. To a person, the response I got about Wilson's performance was unanimous. They were wowed.
More» Wilson works 2 and 2/3 innings of relief|
|D-backs outfielder A.J. Pollock doesn't overwhelm with one outstanding tool. He isn't flashy. He's just a solid, dependable, hard-working baseball player.
More» Pollock clubs two homers in big day at plate|
|The baseball archives of Cowley County Community College said this about Cardinals right-hander Trevor Rosenthal: "Player that could see playing time as a pitcher or at shortstop. Has a great deal of potential." True. No doubt about it.
More» Rosenthal throws a perfect frame of relief|
|At 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds, switch-hitting Twins center fielder Aaron Hicks has what many would say is the perfect athletic physique.
More» Hicks's RBI single puts the Twins up late|
|Chicago White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers' two home runs in two games should not come as a surprise. At 6-feet-4, 245-pounds, Flowers has the athletic build and strength of a football player. His power has long been a focal point of his game.
More» Flowers goes yard in the third inning|
|Nolan Arenado is the type of hitter that fans stay in their seats to watch at the plate. He has that certain "something" that makes him special. That "something" is a loud and consistent gap-hitting bat.
More» Arenado homers and doubles for the Rockies|
|This Spring Training, it was as if the Seattle Mariners' front office put a package on a table marked "Pitching-rotation slot." Somebody had to claim the prize within the box. Brandon Maurer made the claim.
More»Brandon Maurer on winning a spot in Mariners rotation|
|In February, Nick Tepesch arrived in Arizona for Rangers Spring Training as a non-roster invitee. Now, he's on the brink of winning a role in the rotation when the season opens.
More» Tepesch's start against the Cubs|
|Miami Marlins catcher Rob Brantly separates himself from the norm in a couple of important ways. First and foremost, he is a left-handed-hitting catcher.
More» Brantly extends lead with third RBI single|
|No team can have enough quality pitching. It's likely the Tigers will benefit from having the services of Rick Porcello and Drew Smyly on the same staff. They are engaged in a friendly competition now, but both will be valuable as the season progresses.
More» Smyly holds Braves hitless through four|
|Based upon my observations scouting Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown in Spring Training, he is gaining confidence. That could be great news for the Phils and their fans.
More»Brown on increased confidence with Phillies this year|
|Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Starling Marte is an exciting, electric, multi-tooled player.
More» Marte needs to improve to keep starting job|