Baseball Players To Watch This Season
30 Players: Panik Hopes To Follow Up Strong Rookie Year For Giants
A 2011 first-round Draft pick out of St. John’s University, Joe Panik had a meteoric rise to Major League glory last season -- not only putting up impressive numbers as the Giants’ new second baseman in 73 regular season games, but also helping San...
30 Players: Prospect Butler Looking To Prove He Belongs With Rockies
Heading into the 2014 season, Eddie Butler was hailed as the top arm in the Rockies’ system and one of the best pitching prospects in baseball. Heading into this year, things were quite different.
30 Players: Despaigne Hopes To Build On Rookie Year For Padres
So when you look at the roster right now, there aren’t many young, inexperienced players who have a chance to make a big impact on the Padres in 2015. One name that does come to mind, however, is pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne.
30 Players: Tomas’ Time Will Come Sooner Than Later For D-backs
The influx of Cuban players in MLB has been much discussed, and after the wild success Jose Abreu had with the White Sox in 2014, teams will continue to scout and give big money to defectors. Yasmany Tomas is a perfect example, as the D-backs gave...
30 Players: Healthy Quad Means Returned Speed, Power For Astros’ Springer
Joining the 40-40 club (40 homers and 40 steals in a single season) has always been a rare feat, evidenced by the fact that it’s been accomplished just four times in baseball history. But if you were to make a list of baseball’s top candidates to...
30 Players: Dodgers’ Rookie Pederson Ready To Burst Onto LA Scene
An 11th-round Draft choice by the Dodgers out of high school, Los Angeles knew it was taking a risk by drafting Joc Pederson, as he had pretty high bonus demands and had already committed to play baseball at USC. But the Dodgers were OK with the risk...
30 Players: Zunino Looks To Build Off Tremendous Spring For Mariners
Mike Zunino’s first full season with the Mariners was an intriguing one, as the young catcher showed off some of the skills that prompted Seattle to take him third overall in the 2012 draft. But he also showed a lot of his inexperience and a...
30 Players: Despite Rough Spring, Heaney Not Far From Cracking Angels Rotation
It’s been a crazy couple of years for Andrew Heaney, who has risen through the Minor League ranks, been traded twice in a matter of hours this offseason and has struggled to find effectiveness at the big league level. But at 23 years old, the Angels’...
30 Players: Odor’s Rapid Rise To Rangers No Fluke
Now, at 21 years old with almost a full season under his belt, Odor is ready to prove that it is he who is actually the Rangers’ second baseman of the future.