Bernie Pleskoff has been a professional scout for the Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners.
|At 6-foot-1, 185 pounds, right-handed-hitting Taylor Featherston is one of the candidates to replace Kendrick. While it's a huge order, Featherston has a nice mix of tools that could bode well for his new club.
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|Canha returns home with the Athletics. He attended Bellarmine College Prep where he was named the 2007 West Catholic Athletic League MVP. He hit .440 with 11 home runs as a senior. For his career he hit .415 with 23 doubles, three triples and 26 home runs. During his tenure, he was clearly the leader of his team.
More»Prospect Canha could provide a power bat for the A's|
|Every spring Steve Cobb, the director of the Arizona Fall League, travels to Florida and Arizona training camps to present championship rings to the winning team's players and coaches. The most recent celebration honored the members of the Rockies who played on the 2014 Salt River Rafters club, which beat the Peoria Javelinas in November.
More» Rafters win AFL championship|
|The Cubs have been collecting talent in their prospect bank and soon many of their assets will reach maturity. It will be time to cash in the stash and collect the dividends.
More» Kris Bryant, 3B, Cubs|
|The 24-year-old Eddie Butler has time to further develop an arsenal that already includes a mid- to high 90s fastball, an effective changeup, a slider and a little-used curveball. In order to advance with success, he must execute pitches.
More»Butler knocking on Major-League door with Rockies|
|Over the past few years the Astros have shaped their organization around young, projectable players obtained in the First-Year Player Draft or via trades.
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|The Los Angeles Dodgers will have a new look this coming season. Dee Gordon, Hanley Ramirez and Matt Kemp are among the high-profile players who have found new homes. With the transition comes opportunity, and outfielder Joc Pederson could be among the beneficiaries.
More»Pederson ready to take on Dodgers' center field role|
|Royals right-hander Christian Binford throws strikes -- not just strike one, either. He is around the plate, gets great movement and sink on his pitches and he induces swings and misses as well as lots of ground balls. He doesn't have overpowering stuff, but the 22-year-old's command and control are superb.
More»Prospect Christian Binford climbing in Royals system|
|Spring Training will be an outstanding evaluation time for several Blue Jays prospects on the cusp of making the Major League roster. The club has several Major League ready pitchers and players that can really make an impact on their upcoming season.
More» Daniel Norris, LHP, Blue Jays|
|The Rangers' prospect outlook for 2015 isn't quite the same as when the club was waiting for graduations from players like Jurickson Profar, Rougned Odor and a pitcher like Tanner Scheppers. Now, while some top prospects remain ready to help the big league club, a veteran group will comprise the bulk of the Rangers' roster.
More»Rangers' DeShields and Rua could make impact in '15|
|A change in the front office and field management have entirely changed the complexion of the Rays. There are opportunities for prospects to assume roles that were taken by now departed veteran players. A nice blend of youth and experience should keep the Rays in contention.
More»Prospects Souza and Lee ready to contribute with Rays|
|Following a season that left the D-backs with a 64-98 record, the club has reinvented itself with a new front office composed of Tony La Russa, Dave Stewart and De Jon Watson. New manager Chip Hale completes the club's efforts to put last year in the rearview mirror and move ahead.
More»D-backs' O'Brien and Lamb could break out in 2015|
|Clearly there are top prospects on the cusp of graduation to the big leagues with a chance to help. The club's early performance should go a long way in bringing the prospect picture to focus.
More»Ramsey and Aguilar on cusp of making Majors|
|The Nationals have depth throughout their roster and in their farm system. Should a pitcher or position player be needed this year, the team can pick from a number of qualified replacements. They are among the deepest organizations in baseball.
More»Goodwin and Taylor on cusp of making Majors|
|Here are the Yankees' prospects Bernie Pleskoff thinks have a chance to make an impact in New York in 2015, listed by their rankings in the Yankees Top 20 Prospects list.
More»Sanchez and Austin on cusp of making the Majors|
|The recent graduation to the big leagues of Kolten Wong, Carlos Martinez and Marco Gonzales has thinned the number of prospects on the cusp of making the parent club. However, Gonzales still has rookie eligibility and others loom as candidates to help the Cardinals if needed this coming season.
More» Stephen Piscotty, OF, Cardinals|
|The White Sox could easily be one of the most improved teams in baseball. The additions of Melky Cabrera, Adam LaRoche, Jeff Samardzija, and David Robertson help provide depth to the franchise and gives them time to further develop prospects. However, there are still some young players that may graduate to the big league club this season.
More»Rodon on his pitching arsenal, expectations for 2015|
|While there may be a slight peppering of rookie prospects mixed in during the coming year, chances are many of the top prospects will debut in subsequent years.
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|Here are the Padres prospects I think have a chance to make an impact in San Diego in 2015, listed by their rankings in the Padres' Top 20 Prospects list.
More»Pleskoff on Padres prospects ready to break out|
|The Angels are a franchise loaded with quality prospects -- many acquired this offseason. As the season progresses, they will be able to call upon several prospects nearing the graduation/transition portion of their development.
More»Pleskoff discusses Angels prospects Kubitza, Heaney|