NBA: All-Rookie Team

The 2009 NBA Draft was said to have a weak draft class. As far as top-level talent, that is certainly true, but I feel that the 2009 Draft was solid from pick 1 to pick 60. While it may not have too many future superstars, there should be a fair number of solid NBA players […]

Prospect Spotlight: Madison Bumgarner

Is the Giants uber prospect Madison Bumgarner the next Giant ready to join the Cy Young tradition, or is he a back of the rotation inning eater? The 6’5″ frame that throws a plus-plus fastball coming from a southpaw suggests that we are watching an ace blossom right before our eyes. On the other hand, Bumgarner […]

Prospect Spotlight: Alcides Escobar

The Milwaukee Brewers made an interesting move yesterday, promoting elite short stop prospect Alcides Escobar to the big leagues, while demoting J.J. Hardy.  Hardy’s .229 Batting Average just wasn’t cutting it anymore, even though he is just two years removed from being an All-Star.  Escobar won’t ever replicate Hardy’s power numbers, but his speed and […]

Prospect Spotlight: Jason Heyward

Atlanta Braves prospect Jason Heyward currently looks like a man amongst toddlers in Double-A. Through 28 games, Heyward has an immortal .415/.496/.702 Triple-Slash line.  43 Percent of Heyward’s Double-A hits have resulted in extra bases.  To put that in perspective, here is a list of some current major league All-Star’s that posted a XBH% of […]