Recent Articles

The Debutantes Ball: The Season in Review!

In my wrap-up column for 2017, I take a unique look at the 262 players who made their MLB debut this season.

Dakota Mekkes, RHP, Cubs, Chicago Cubs Prospects

Cubs’ Dakota Mekkes used unique delivery to impress in first full season

Splitting time between Class A South Bend and High A Myrtle Beach, the Cubs’ 2016 10th-rounder relied on a deceptive arm action and deep release point to keep hitters off balance this year. The results were impressive.

Christian Villanueva, Padres, San Diego Padres Prospects

The Debutantes Ball: MLB debuts for the week ending September 25

Lefty Tanner Scott (Orioles), righty Keury Mella (Reds) and third baseman Christian Villanueva (Padres) debuted last week, bumping the total to 261 MLB debuts this season.

J.P. Crawford, SS, Phillies, Phillies Prospects

The Debutantes Ball: MLB debuts for the week ending September 11

Top prospects Victor Robles (CF, Nationals) and J.P. Crawford (SS, Phillies) are among this week’s truckload of 16 major league debuts.

Recent Podcasts

Defensive Indifference: Ep. 26 -- Playoff Talk and Mailbag

In Episode 26 Dave DeFreitas and Nick Faleris discuss the 2017 MLB Playoffs, including outlooks for the final four clubs, then hit the mailbag to discuss abolishing the MLB Draft and the relative importance of international signings.

Defensive Indifference: Ep. 25 — Ohtani and NPB with John Gibson

In Episode 25 Dave DeFreitas and Nick Faleris welcome John E. Gibson (Japan Baseball Weekly Podcast) to the show for a deep dive on Shohei Otani and to discuss several other NPB names to know.

Recent Prospect Videos

Bobby Bradley

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Francisco Mejia

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Affiliate: Lynchburg Hillcats
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Victor Reyes

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Affiliate: Jackson Generals
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Charlie Tilson

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Affiliate: Chicago White Sox
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Recent Draft Videos

Noah Naylor

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Class: 2018
School: St. Joan of Arc
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Joe Gray

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Class: 2018
School: Hattiesburg
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Rece Hinds

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Class: 2019
School: Niceville
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Greyson Jenista

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Class: 2018
School: Wichita State Univ.
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