Brenden Gorzelski

Posts by Brenden Gorzelski

  • The Crop Rotation – Bryan Abreu

    The Crop Rotation – Bryan Abreu

    The rich just keep getting richer.  Pioneers of the spin rate revolution and an organization that altered the game with how teams rebuild have an interesting diamond in the rough on their hands.  Everyone knows the pitching talent the Astros possess both at the major and minor league levels.  Verlander, Cole, McCullers (will miss the 2019 season, unfortunately. We are going to miss that curveball) hold down the fort at the major league levels. Meanwhile, …
  • Cream Of The Crop: Mets Top 20 Prospects

    Cream Of The Crop: Mets Top 20 Prospects

    Alex and Brenden start their NL East Top-20s by looking at a very interesting Mets system. Led by two prospects who should be contributing at the MLB level very soon, the Mets are loaded with infielders who have some understanding of plate control and plus power potential.
  • Cream of the Crop – Cleveland Indians

    Cream of the Crop – Cleveland Indians

    Brenden and Alex look at the Indians system in their next article in the Cream of the Crop series. The Indians have benefitted from excellent drafts and J2 signing period over the last two years, creating a system deep with upside bats and arms which they are particularly adept at molding.
  • Cream of the Crop – Minnesota Twins Top-20 Farmhands

    Cream of the Crop – Minnesota Twins Top-20 Farmhands

    Going into this system I had high expectations, but this system blew me away honestly. It is far deeper than I realized. Alex and I, for the first time in doing these top 20's, strongly disagreed on players and the top 20 as a whole. It lead to some incredibly interesting discussions (who knows maybe they carry over into a potential podcast *winky face*) that caused us to reevaluate first impressions we had on multiple …
  • Cream of the Crop – Detroit Tigers Top 20 Farmhands

    Cream of the Crop – Detroit Tigers Top 20 Farmhands

    Brenden and Alex take on their third organization in the AL Central, the Detroit Tigers. The system has a few marquee arms but is light on position players. The Justin Verlander trade and the 2018 draft should do a nice job in remedying that problem for the Motor City Kitties.
  • Cream of the Crop – White Sox Top 20 Farmhands

    Cream of the Crop – White Sox Top 20 Farmhands

    Alex and Brenden will be creating their own top 20 prospects per organization. The methodology is simple: they develop their own top 20's, average  them together, then have friendly arguments about who should be higher or lower. The next organization up for them to review is the Chicago White Sox.
  • Cream of the Crop – The Royals’ Top 20 Farmhands

    Cream of the Crop – The Royals’ Top 20 Farmhands

    Alex and Brenden will be creating their own top 20 prospects per organization. The methodology is simple: they develop their own top 20’s, average  them together, then have friendly arguments about who should be higher or lower. The first organization up for them to review is the Kansas City Royals. 1. Daniel Lynch LHP Age – […]
  • Winter Harvest – Part 1

    Winter Harvest – Part 1

    The air is feeling cooler and baseball diamonds have become vacant across the country as football season is in full swing. It feels like it was just yesterday that we had baseball to liven up our daily lives. After an exciting postseason with our new blood colored sock overlords, we now must wait until the […]
  • The Crop Rotation – Brusdar Graterol and Matt Manning

    The Crop Rotation – Brusdar Graterol and Matt Manning

    So far, all my prospect writeups have focused on position players hailing them all as potential Phenoms. Today I’m going to try my hand at evaluating pitchers. As many do in fantasy, I buy into the adage of there is no such thing as a pitching prospect (shorted to TINSTAAPP, still a mouthful but wouldn’t call people in the fantasy baseball community creative, so we might have to outsource for a better name). Instead of …
  • The Next Phenom – Vidal Brujan

    The Next Phenom – Vidal Brujan

    Always searching for the Next Phenom, I have set my sights on yet another talented Tampa Bay middle infielder. 20-year-old Vidal Brujan is next on my plate as I determine whether he is capable of holding the mantle as the Next Phenom. Brujan was signed as an international free agent back in 2014 and made his professional debut in 2015 at 18 years old. He is currently in A+ ball and is performing so well …