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Torii Hunter Jr.: Prospect Profile for Los Angeles Angels’ 23rd-Round Pick

Player: Torii Hunter Jr. Position: OF DOB: June 7, 1995 (21 years old) Height/Weight: 6'2", 180 lbs Bats/Throws: R/R School: Notre Dame Previously Drafted: 2013 (36th round, DET)   Background A 4-star wide receiver recruit out of high school, per 247Sports, Torii Hunter Jr. opted to honor his commitment to play football at Notre Dame ... (Continue reading)

Jacob Heyward: Prospect Profile for San Francisco Giants’ 18th-Round Pick

Player: Jacob Heyward Position: OF DOB: August 1, 1995 (20 years old) Height/Weight: 6'2", 210 lbs Bats/Throws: R/R School: Miami Previously Drafted: 2013 (38th round by ATL)   Background The younger brother of Chicago Cubs star Jason Heyward, college outfielder Jacob Heyward may not have the same upside as his famous sibling, but he's a ... (Continue reading)

A.J. Puk: Prospect Profile for Oakland A’s 1st-Round Pick

Player: A.J. Puk Position: LHP DOB: April 25, 1995 (21 years old) Height/Weight: 6'7", 230 lbs Bats/Throws: L/L School: Florida Previously Drafted: 2013 (35th Round, DET)   Background A.J. Puk possesses the all the tools to be a front-line starter at the highest level, which has made his inconsistent play at the University of Florida that ... (Continue reading)

Grading the James Shields Deal, Fresh NL West Team Rankings

The wait is finally over. Less than two weeks from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training, free agent James Shields has finally decided where he'll be pitching in 2015 and beyond. The workhorse starter will be joining the San Diego Padres as ... (Continue reading)

Josh Hamilton Surgery Foreshadows Another Letdown Year in 2015

It appears that $125 million man Josh Hamilton could be headed for another rough season in 2015. Limited by injuries to just 89 games last season, the Los Angeles Angels slugger is now scheduled for surgery this Wednesday to repair the ... (Continue reading)

Giants’ AT&T Park Is Perfect Place for Jake Peavy to Succeed in Career Twilight

Since the day AT&T Park was officially open for business, the San Francisco Giants have been an attractive destination for pitchers because the stadium plays as one of the most pitcher-friendly parks in all of baseball. That undoubtedly played at least ... (Continue reading)

Yasiel Puig Could Steal the Show in 1st MLB Home Run Derby

Los Angeles Dodgers phenom Yasiel Puig was among the more notable absences from MLB All-Star weekend last year, as he was just 38 games into his big league career. This year, his talents will be on full display at Target Field ... (Continue reading)

The Best and Worst of Yasiel Puig’s Polarizing First Calendar Year in MLB

Today officially marks the one-year anniversary of Los Angeles Dodgers polarizing superstar Yasiel Puig making his major league debut. The Dodgers were 23-32 and 8.5 games back in the NL West at the time of his promotion, and they proceeded to ... (Continue reading)

Angels Josh Hamilton’s Thumb Injury Threatens to Derail Promising 2014 Season

We are less than two weeks into the new MLB season, but there have already been a handful of notable injuries around the league, and you can add Josh Hamilton to the list of players set to miss significant time. The ... (Continue reading)

Is the ‘Buster Posey Rule’ Enough to Warrant Letting Him Catch Long Term?

Earlier this week, Major League Baseball voted unanimously in favor of an expanded replay system, but that may not be the only rule change taking effect this coming season.  Home plate collisions could also be banned this offseason, an idea that ... (Continue reading)