Category Archive: First Base Scout

Fantasy baseball first base prospects and waiver-wire pick-ups.

2014 Fantasy Baseball Sleeper/Bargain: Eric Hosmer

Eric Hosmer – 1B – Royals A terrible sophomore slump saw the big prospect’s batting average fall to a lowly .232 batting average while he hit just 14 home runs, but in 2014 he rebounded with his best overall season. Hosmer finished with a .312 batting average, 17 home runs, 11 stolen bases, 79 RBI’s …

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Waiver Wire: Hitters

Josh Rutledge

  Josh Rutledge – SS – Colorado: .435 Avg – 3HR’s 6 RBI’s last week. Mitch Moreland – OF/1B – Texas: activated off DL, Texas summer. Chris Johnson – 3B – Arizona: .500 Avg – 4 HR’s – 10 RBI’s last week. Travis Snider – OF – Pittsburgh: Is starting, has power, worth a shot. …

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Rangers 1B/3B Prospect Makes Debut

mike olt

Mike Olt – 1B/3B – Rangers Mike Olt has been called up from AA Frisco where he batted .288 with 82 RBIs and a league-lead 28 home runs. Texas manager Ron Washington said he will play Olt mainly against lefties at first base or designated hitter, but he also will give him opportunities to play …

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So Far So Good: Anthony Rizzo

Anthony Rizzo

The Cubs, in need of just about everything, called up their top hitting prospect 1B Anthony Rizzo. In 3 games at the big league level this year, Rizzo has done alright.  He has gone 3 for 11 (.273) with 1 RBI.  All this shows is that he isn’t being overwhelmed by major league pitching like …

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Minor League Report: Hitters

Travis d’Arnaud – C – Toronto .333 – 16 HR’s Jacob Elmore – 2B – Arizona .390 – 1 HR – 24 SB Ryan Wheeler – 3B – Arizona .366 – 12 HR’s Michael Bianucci – OF/1B – Texas .283 – 14 HR’s Roger Kieschnick – OF – Giants .319 – 14 HR’s Adam Eaton …

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Smoak’n

Justin Smoak

Big time Ranger prospect, now Seattle Mariner is finally showing signs of his potential coming through. Smoak was the primary piece of the Cliff Lee trade in 2010, but hasn’t lived up to his billing.  He was predicted to be the next Mark Texiera (back when he was good).  A power hitting switch hitter who …

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