Coming into the 2012 season, Matt Moore was likely the most-hyped pitching prospect in baseball – not without good reason.
Those are minor quibbles with Manny Machado’s game. For a 20-year-old, he is extremely impressive.
Fully healthy and with a good amount of experience under his belt, Brett Lawrie is fully capable of putting a season similar to that composite line.
Will Middlebrooks has evolved from the glove-only third baseman he once was into a much more well-rounded player who presents a legitimate threat at the plate.
Whether as a starter or a reliever, David Phelps will likely be an integral part of the Yankees.
Word from the winter meetings in Nashville is that Boston and free agent catcher/first baseman Mike Napoli have agreed on a three-year, $39-million deal. Gresh & Zo discussed the first big move of the offseason by the Red Sox. Did the Sox overpay for Mike Napoli?
For the Padres, Cameron Maybin set a career high in nearly every offensive category, sometimes by fantastic margins.
Paul Goldschmidt’s greatest attribute is his raw power. At 6-foor-3, 245 pounds, he has smacked a combined 73 home runs over his last two professional seasons.
Overall, it’s clear that the 24-year-old Jhoulys Chacin has potential, but also that he still has some growing to do at the Major League level.
By David Heck, Special to CBS Local Sports CBS Local Sports will be profiling one young player from each Major League Baseball team every day for the next 30 days as part of our “30 […]