7 Top MLB Prospects Who Won’t Live Up to Sky-High 2015 Expectations



It’s hard to not get excited when projecting the future impacts of baseball’s top prospects. Unfortunately, with that excitement usually come unreasonable expectations, which, when not met, can cause younger players to be unfairly perceived as “disappointments.” These players won’t necessarily have bad years, but it might be difficult for them to live up to the high expectations ascribed to…

Bleacher Report’s 100 Future MLB Stars



Welcome to Bleacher Report's 100 Future MLB Stars. The goal of the project is to assess players' individual skills using unique scoring systems for each spot on the diamond to determine who is most equipped to have an impact in the major leagues. For position players, this meant looking at their five respective tools (using the 20-80 scouting scale): hitting,…

Didi Gregorius Ready for Challenge of Reaching Potential, Taking on N.Y.



After Derek Jeter’s retirement, one of the biggest questions heading into Major League Baseball’s offseason was how the New York Yankees would replace The Captain at shortstop. Based on previous years, the assumption was that the Yankees would sign an aging free agent such as Hanley Ramirez. However, general manager Brian Cashman decided to take a different route, acquiring Didi…

Didi Gregorius Ready for Challenge of Reaching Potential, Taking on N.Y.



After Derek Jeter’s retirement, one of the biggest questions heading into Major League Baseball’s offseason was how the New York Yankees would replace The Captain at shortstop. Based on previous years, the assumption was that the Yankees would sign an aging free agent such as Hanley Ramirez. However, general manager Brian Cashman decided to take a different route, acquiring Didi…