Mark Zagunis, OF, Cubs, Cubs Prospects, Chicago Cubs prospects

The Debutantes Ball: MLB Debuts for the Week Ending June 25

Mark Zagunis gets the call to the Cubs to fill in for struggling World Series hero Kyle Schwarber, and Franklin Barreto (SS, Athletics) continues the recent parade of A’s call-ups with a solid 2-for-5 debut on June 24. Oh, and FIFTEEN other players debuted last week!

Recent Articles

Tyler Wade, shortstop, Yankees, Yankees prospects

2080 Prospect Spotlights (06.22 edition)

I take a look at Tyler Wade (INF/OF, Yankees), who is embracing the super-utility role in Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, and also profile the Dodgers’ Alex Verdugo (OF) and Willie Calhoun (2B) out in the PCL.

Cole Irvin, Phillies, Phillies Prospects

The Grind: Prospect Evaluations from A Veteran Scout (FSL All-Star Game Edition!)

Here are my notes on six Florida State League All-Star Game participants who caught my eye, including Cole Irvin (LHP, Phillies), Tigers hard-throwing reliever Gerson Moreno, and the game’s MVP, Gavin LaValley (1B, Reds)

Brendan Rodgers, Colorado Rockies, Rockies Prospects

PG in the Pros: Rockies top prospect Rodgers heads for Double-A Hartford after tearing through Cal League

Brendan Rodgers crushed Cal League pitching in just his second full season as a pro this year, but the jury is still out on whether the Rockies’ top prospect will be a long-term fit at shortstop.

Matt Chapman, Athletics, A's, A's prospects, Athletics prospects

The Debutantes Ball: MLB Debuts for the Week Ending June 18

The Athletics promote Daniel Gossett (RHP) and Matt Chapman (3B); Ronald Herrera (RHP) gets bumped straight from Double-A Trenton to the Yankees for some brief bullpen support, and Austin Maddox (RHP) becomes the second former Florida Gator to debut this year, joining the Red Sox’ bullpen this weekend.

Recent Podcasts

Defensive Indifference: Ep 18 -- MLB Draft Day One Wrap

Nick J. Faleris and Burke Granger recap Day One of the MLB Draft in this bonus episode of the 2080 Baseball Defensive Indifference podcast.

Defensive Indifference: Ep 17 -- Org Review (Cubs) & 2017 MLB Draft

In Episode 17 of Defensive Indifference Nick J. Faleris and Dave DeFreitas discuss the Cubs, plus Burke Granger and guest Brian Sakowski discuss the Perfect Game Mock Draft with Nick.

Recent Prospect Videos

Chad Wallach

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Tony Renda

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Peter O'Brien

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Demi Orimoyole

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Recent Draft Videos

Zack Hess

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School: Louisiana State Univ.
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Connor Kaiser

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Class: 2018
School: Vanderbilt Univ.
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Julian Infante

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Class: 2018
School: Vanderbilt Univ.
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Alonzo Jones

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Class: 2018
School: Vanderbilt Univ.
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