Bernie Pleskoff has been a professional scout for the Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners.
|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.
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|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.
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|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.
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|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|
|Here are the Marlins prospects I think have a chance to make an impact in Miami in 2015, listed by their rankings in the Marlins' Top 20 Prospects list.
More»Pleskoff talks Marlins prospects on verge of Majors|
|The defending American League champions won't return the exact same team this coming season, but most of their roster remains intact. There are some players and pitchers on the cusp that could help at some point.
More»Finnegan, Fuentes could see full-time action in 2015|
|In this series, Bernie Pleskoff takes a team-by-team look at which top prospects are poised to make a contribution at the big league level in 2015.
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|The Mets have had a quiet offseason, and they hope that their regular lineup will continue to improve. There are some prospects in the pipeline that could add roster support along the way. Their prospects on the cusp include position players and pitchers.
More»Puello and Syndergaard on cusp of making the Majors|
|Bernie Pleskoff takes a look at which Mariners prospects are on the cusp of playing in the big leagues in 2015.
More»Mariners prospects Kivlehan, Marte have bright future|
|After several offseason deals, the Dodgers' 25-man roster remains loaded with quality players. Their farm systemstands ready to supplement the big league club, mostly on the mound. If needed, there are several candidates who are close to finished with their development.
More»Prospects Seager, Pederson on cusp of making Majors|
|It is never easy to rank pitchers or players. What one scout or evaluator sees as a priority or skill, another individual may evaluate differently and provide a different opinion. That's what makes scouting and watching baseball players so fascinating. Following are my top 40 relievers for the 2015 season.
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|Bernie Pleskoff takes a look at which Phillies prospects could see the big leagues in 2015, including infielder Maikel Franco and left-hander Jesse Biddle, ranked No. 3 and No. 7 by MLB.com.
More»Phillies prospects Lively, Franco ready to contribute|
|There will likely be more than 215 starting pitchers during the season. MLB.com's Bernie Pleskoff takes a look at the cream of the crop -- a list of 30 starting pitchers with another eight who easily could have been included.
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|Bernie Pleskoff takes a look at which Tigers prospects could see the big leagues in 2015, including outfielder Steven Moya and right-hander Buck Farmer, ranked No. 4 and 5 by MLB.com.
More»Tigers prospects could be Major-League bound in 2015|
|Bernie Pleskoff takes a look at which Rockies prospects could see the big leagues in 2015, including the team's top prospects, Jon Gray and Eddie Butler.
More»Pair of pitching prospects could help Rockies in 2015|
|Bernie Pleskoff takes a look at which Giants prospects could see the big leagues in 2015, including the team's Nos. 1 and 3 prospects, Kyle Crick and Andrew Susac.
More»Prospects Crick, Susac on track to join Giants in '15|