Bernie Pleskoff has been a professional scout for the Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners.
|Third baseman Rio Ruiz, who is ranked ninth among the Astros' top prospects, has the tools and the athletic nature to find success, writes MLBPipeline.com's Bernie Pleskoff.
More»Astros prospect Rio Ruiz on his experience in the AFL|
|Trevor Story is a good athlete with the ability to hit for average with some power and run with good baseball instincts that can lead to stolen bases, writes MLBPipeline.com's Bernie Pleskoff.
More»Story hoping to take advantage of AFL opportunity|
|Pittsburgh Pirates right-handed starter Tyler Glasnow is a huge flamethrower with several quality pitches and improving control/command. He's No. 1 on the Pirates Top 20 Prospects list.
More» Glasnow joins the booth in the 3rd|
|MLB.com's Bernie Pleskoff takes a look at the Astros' Andrew Aplin and how his solid offensive skillset and reliable fielding can help the big league club.
More» Aplin lines a RBI triple into right field|
|Scout Bernie Pleskoff breaks down some of the top offensive performances from prospects in the 2014 Arizona Fall League.
More»Rosario, O'Brien, Quinn impressed in this year's AFL|
|MLB.com's Bernie Pleskoff takes a look at the impressive skills outfielder Rusney Castillo can bring to the Red Sox in the 2015 season.
More»Castillo's bat, defense could keep him on main roster|
|Scout Bernie Pleskoff shares his thoughts on the pitching prospects that stood out from the pack in the 2014 Arizona Fall League.
More»Appel, Glasnow, DeSclafani shined in 2014 AFL|
|This fall, Aaron Northcraft -- ranked by MLB.com as the Braves' No. 16 prospect -- was back pitching for the Braves on their Peoria Javelinas entry in the Arizona Fall League. He looked much more confident on the mound, much more relaxed -- and the results were much better than last year.
More»Northcraft's full repertoire could land him in bigs|
|Orioles right-hander Zach Davies went to high school in Gilbert, Ariz., which is a freeway ride away from where his Arizona Fall League Glendale Desert Dogs club plays their home games. In seven starts, Davies was 3-0 with a 1.75 ERA over a team-high 25 2/3 innings.
More»Pleskoff on O's pitching prospect Zach Davies|
|Second-base prospect Tony Renda brings energy and a total sense of commitment to his game. A speedster who hits for average, Renda is a potential top-of-the-order table setter.
More»Renda's on-field attitude fits right in with Nats|
|Padres prospect and 2013 first-round Draft pick Hunter Renfroe packs a great deal of strength and raw power into his deceiving 6-foot-1, 200-pound frame, and he plays with agility and fluidity that highlight his outstanding athletic coordination.
More»Renfroe's power could land him on Padres' roster|
|We often hear rave reviews about Cubs position prospects like Kris Bryant, Addison Russell, Albert Almora and Jorge Soler. With good reason. They are exciting and dynamic players and could soon join recently promoted Javier Baez on the Major League roster. Right-hander C.J. Edwards is the Cubs' top pitching prospect and is No. 5 on the their Top 20 Prospects list.
More» C.J. Edwards, RHP, Cubs|
|It's difficult not to like the swing of Angels prospect Cal Towey. The club's No. 17 prospect has played a number of positions in the Minor Leagues, and he has been successful at the plate in his first two seasons.
More» Cal Towey, 3B, Angels|
|Shortstop prospect Tim Anderson, who is honing his craft in the Arizona Fall League, has shown a plethora of skills, including superb speed.
More»Anderson on transitioning to Double-A ball|
|For Giants right-hander Hunter Strickland, 2014 has been a tale of two Major League seasons. One part of his season has been a dream. The other part has been more a nightmare.
More» Strickland retires Hosmer to finish win|
|Self-confidence. Not cockiness, but self-confidence. That's what the good pitchers bring to the mound. They believe they can get hitters out. They believe the guy with the bat in his hand is trying to take food off their table. Self-confidence is what I've observed so far in Kansas City Royals rookie pitcher Brandon Finnegan.
More» Finnegan enters in relief, strands runner|
|Giants utility infielder Matt Duffy came through with the biggest hit of his young career on Saturday night in Game 4 of the World Series, which may have swung the momentum of the Fall Classic back in favor of San Francisco.
More» Duffy tallies first career postseason hit|
|The Giants have enough faith in the right-handed hitting Andrew Susac, 24, to have placed the young rookie on the World Series roster. With only 95 Major League plate appearances in 35 regular-season games, Susac is capable of assisting behind the plate if needed.
More» Susac cuts down Venable to finish up the 9th|
|Following his selection by the San Francisco Giants in the first round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, I saw second baseman Joe Panik playing in the Arizona Fall League. What an autumn he had.
More» Panik triples past Aoki, Blanco scores|
|Pirates catching prospect Elias Diaz has all the tools of a major big league contributor behind the plate.
More» Elias Diaz, C, Pirates|