Bernie Pleskoff has been a professional scout for the Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners.
|It usually takes a good amount of time to evaluate a trade. Any trade. When prospects are involved, patience and time are requirements for an accurate and fair trade evaluation.
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|Nick Franklin made an impression on MLB.com columnist and professional scout Bernie Pleskoff during the 2012 Arizona Fall League, and the Mariners' prospect turned starting second baseman has continued his rise all the way to Seattle.
More» Franklin hits first two Major League homers|
|In his first big league game, Mariners catcher Mike Zunino had a hit, threw out a runner attempting to steal and called a good game.
More» Zunino singles in fourth for first MLB hit|
|The Pirates' 2011 No. 1 overall selection in the First-Year Player Draft, Gerrit Cole, made his debut for the parent club on Tuesday. He faced the World Series champion San Francisco Giants and held them in check for 6 1/3 very efficient and economical innings.
More» Cole shines on mound, at plate in MLB debut|
|Scooter Gennett may be small in stature but the Brewers second baseman brings high intensity to the field every day and on every play.
More» Gennett picks up his first career hit|
|Jarred Cosart is showing an ability to clean the rough edges of his delivery and ultimately improve his command. If he can mix consistency with his electric arm, the Astros' prospect has a bright future.
More» Jarred Cosart, RHP, Astros|
|A patient, powerful Michael Choice will be a dangerous Major League hitter. At only 23 years old, Choice profiles as the type of hitter who will get better and better as he sees and adjusts to more and more breaking balls.
More» Choice collects two singles in the game|
|After spending the beginning of this season at Double-A Chattanooga, Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig will bring his combination of power, speed and advanced hitting ability to the parent club.
More» Puig collects four hits and swipes a base|
|Ranked as the D-backs' top prospect by MLB.com, Tyler Skaggs projects as a high-quality starting pitcher with a great future. Skaggs is a 6-foot-5, lanky 215-pound crafty lefty with a three-pitch arsenal that he can control and command.
More» Skaggs fans nine in win over Rangers|
|It is totally understandable that Rays fans want to see Wil Myers playing for the Major League club. At Triple-A Durham this season, he is hitting .259, with six home runs, 31 RBIs and three stolen bases. But lately he's really been turning on the hitting and power tools. In the last week alone, he raised his average and added to his home run total. He's currently on a roll.
More» Myers has huge potential, might start in '13|
|With an overall game that often translates into one becoming a fan favorite, rookie David Adams is filling in nicely for the injury-depleted Yankees.
More» Adams belts his first Major League home run|
|Indians right-hander Trevor Bauer's baseball history is a fascinating story of outstanding pitching highlights, unconventional training techniques, personal conviction, endless commentary and differing opinions.
More» Bauer pitches 6 1/3 solid innings vs. Yanks|
|Looking ahead, Jedd Gyorko should provide the Padres an offensive quality they will continue to welcome. He can flat-out hit. He has always hit. And that should continue.
More» Gyorko hits his first career home run|
|Los Angeles Dodgers prospect Yasiel Puig doesn't just have power and strength -- his speed and agility had the baseball world buzzing this spring.
More» Puig collects three hits vs. White Sox|
|L.J. Hoes probably has to pinch himself every now and again to confirm he's really part of the Orioles organization. But it's true. No pinching necessary.
More» L.J. Hoes, OF, Orioles|
|Young left-hander Tony Cingrani commands a strong mix of pitches, has the presence of a more seasoned pitcher on the mound and gives the Reds a viable long-term Major League option.
More» Cingrani fans 11 over six solid innings|
|In only his second full season of professional baseball, Josh Rutledge made his Major League debut last July, filling in for the injured Troy Tulowitzki and showing the Rockies he can be a steady player.
More» Rutledge makes a diving catch in right|
|When healthy once again, Matt Adams will likely take his place as a role player for St. Louis. However, he has the type of powerful bat that will impact the outcome of games.
More» Adams' solo homer extends lead in fourth|
|Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer has one of those power arms that can carry him to success as a Major League pitcher.
More»Archer sees move to Minors as a chance to develop|
|There is certainly reason for optimism regarding White Sox catching prospect Josh Phegley.
More» Phegley singles in the ninth|