#TBT: Stephen Strasburg’s Electric MLB Debut

Thursday night is one that Washington Nationals fans have been awaiting for quite some time with the return of starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg. The right-hander underwent thoracic outlet syndrome on July 27, 2021, ending his season and pushing back his 2022 debut into early June. Coincidentally, his 2022 debut will happen one day after the … Read more

MLB Draft standouts: Jim Bowden ranks the top 10 prospects in 2022

For the second consecutive year, the MLB Draft will take place during All-Star week, with the first round scheduled for Sunday, July 17, in Los Angeles. So whose names will be called when the Orioles, Diamondbacks, Rangers, Pirates and Nationals, respectively, announce the top five picks? This draft class is so front-loaded with position players … Read more

2022 MLB Mock Draft 1.0

The two biggest stories of this MLB draft class are: (1) Whoa! That’s the son of [notable big leaguer]; and (2) the upside of the four prep position players at the top. These two issues overlap as the projected top two picks below are the sons of Andruw Jones and Matt Holliday. Also in the … Read more

MLB Team Has Perfect Response To Tom Brady’s Viral Baseball Video

The Washington Nationals are apparently still considering giving Tom Brady a shot after he shared a viral video showing off his baseball swing. The Nationals, who selected Brady as a catcher prospect in the 1995 MLB Draft when they were previously known as the Montreal Expos prior to his legendary NFL career, quote-tweeted the seven-time … Read more

Nine MLB storylines I’m watching in the 40-plus games before the All-Star break

This MLB season is only just starting to take shape with teams about to start the second-quarter stretch. Twists and turns await over the next 40-plus games before the All-Star break. Here are nine storylines I’ll be watching, from the performance of underachieving teams like the Braves to early season trades to the National League … Read more

MLB prospect scouting: What we’re seeing from the Red Sox, Rays, Orioles and Nationals

Scouting notes from recent minor-league games I attended, featuring prospects from the Rays, Red Sox, Orioles and Nationals: Shortstop Marcelo Mayer, Boston’s No. 1 prospect, returned Tuesday from a two-week hiatus due to a minor wrist injury, DHing for Low-A Salem in the 11 am start at Delmarva. Mayer was the fourth pick in the … Read more