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07-24

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The Lineup Card: Seven Unsigned Top Draft Picks
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07-18

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What Scouts Are Saying: July 17, 2014
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07-17

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The Lineup Card: Nine Second-Half Improvement Candidates
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07-11

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BP Announcements: Job Opening: Minnesota Twins Developer
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07-09

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The Lineup Card: Eight Second-Half Decline Candidates
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07-08

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The 2010 Redraft
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07-03

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The Lineup Card: Ten Trades That Made Our Childhoods
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07-02

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The 2011 Redraft
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06-27

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Overthinking It: The BP Staff Tries to Trade, and Trade for, David Price
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Ben Lindbergh and Baseball Prospectus

06-26

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The Lineup Card: Eight Things Contenders Need
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06-26

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What Scouts Are Saying: June 26, 2014
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06-18

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The Lineup Card: Seven Small-World Baseball Stories
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06-17

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The 2012 Redraft
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06-13

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What Scouts Are Saying: June 13, 2014
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06-12

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The Lineup Card: 9 Unexpected Storylines of the Season to Date
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06-10

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14

The 2013 Redraft
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Ron Shah and Baseball Prospectus

06-04

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The Lineup Card: 11 Draft Day What-Ifs
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Baseball Prospectus

06-03

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Baseball Prospectus News: Dan Brooks Joins BP as a Data Scientist
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05-30

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What Scouts Are Saying: May 30, 2014
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Baseball Prospectus

05-28

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The Lineup Card: 13 Pitcher Injuries We Wish We Could Undo
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Baseball Prospectus

05-21

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The Lineup Card: 10 Dominant Early-Season Relievers
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Baseball Prospectus

05-15

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What Scouts Are Saying: May 15, 2014
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Baseball Prospectus

05-14

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The Lineup Card: 10 Ways We'd Improve Umpiring or Replay
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05-07

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The Lineup Card: 10 Items on Our Baseball Wishlists
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05-01

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What Scouts Are Saying: May 1, 2014
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04-30

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The Lineup Card: 10 Things We Learned in April
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04-28

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BP Announcements: Bloomberg Sports Analyst Position Available
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04-25

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What Scouts Are Saying: April 25, 2014
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Baseball Prospectus

04-23

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The Lineup Card: 10 of Our Favorite Pitches
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Baseball Prospectus

04-17

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What Scouts Are Saying: April 17, 2014
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04-16

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BP Announcements: Saberseminar Tickets on Sale Now
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04-16

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The Lineup Card: Eight Notable Early-Season Injuries
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04-10

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What Scouts Are Saying: April 10, 2014
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Baseball Prospectus

04-09

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The Lineup Card: Seven Memorably Misleading April Performances
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Baseball Prospectus

04-02

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The Lineup Card: 10 Headlines for 2014
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Baseball Prospectus

03-26

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The Lineup Card: 10 Players Whose Seasons We're Excited About
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03-21

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Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

03-19

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The Lineup Card: 11 Spring Training Performances We Sort of Believe In
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Baseball Prospectus

03-12

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The Lineup Card: 11 of Our Favorite Offseason Moves
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03-12

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BP Unfiltered: Bloomberg Sports is Hiring
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03-11

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The BP Wayback Machine: Rick Ankiel and Guillermo Mota: Two Careers in Player Comments
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Baseball Prospectus

03-05

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The Lineup Card: 11 of Our Least-Favorite Offseason Moves
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Baseball Prospectus

02-27

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The BP Wayback Machine: Carl Pavano: A Career in Player Comments
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Baseball Prospectus

02-26

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The Lineup Card: Nine Players We Expect to Improve in 2014
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Baseball Prospectus

02-19

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The Lineup Card: Eight Players We Expect to Decline in 2014
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02-17

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The BP Wayback Machine: Ryan Dempster and Jake Westbrook: Two Careers in Player Comments
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02-13

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The BP Wayback Machine: Derek Jeter's Career in Player Comments
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Baseball Prospectus

02-12

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The Lineup Card: Ten Prospects Who Could Make Cases for Call-Ups This Spring
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Baseball Prospectus

02-05

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The Lineup Card: Eight of the Least Interesting Spring Training Storylines
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Baseball Prospectus

02-01

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BP Announcements: SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards Finalists: Vote Now
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These players didn't put pen to paper, leaving many of their potential employers to wonder what might have been.

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July 18, 2014 6:00 am

What Scouts Are Saying: July 17, 2014

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Scouts' takes on Arismendy Alcantara, Mike Trout, Mark Appel, and other interesting players.

Many of our authors make a habit of speaking to scouts and other talent evaluators in order to bring you the best baseball information available. Not all of the tidbits gleaned from those conversations make it into our articles, but we don't want them to go to waste. Instead, we'll be collecting them in a regular feature called "What Scouts Are Saying," which will be open to participation from the entire BP staff and include quotes about minor leaguers and major leaguers alike.

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The staff expects these players to perform better down the stretch than they have to date.

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The staff runs down the players we expect to tail off down the stretch.

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How would the first round of the 2010 draft go down with the benefit of hindsight?

It's been just over four years since the 2010 draft, and we've gotten a good look at how that crop of highly touted amateurs has has performed in the pros. To see how much perceptions of those players have changed, we decided to do the draft over again, just as we did with the 2013 draft, the 2012 draft, and the 2011 draft. We assigned 32 picks to BP authors and re-drafted from scratch, selecting only from the pool of players who were drafted and signed in 2010 and ignoring team need. Here's how the first-round redraft shook out.

1:1 Washington Nationals
Actual Selection: Bryce Harper, OF
Draft Position Change: None
Explanation: I think there is a real case for Chris Sale at no. 1 (and I imagine there'd be one for Harvey if he wasn't hurt), but I have to stick with the chalk here. I remain firmly in the camp that sees Harper as an emerging superstar. His start hasn't been as fast as Mike Trout's, but holding anyone to that kind of standard is absolutely insane. The numbers Harper has put up at these ages are also historic, just not as monstrous. —Paul Sporer





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The staff reminisces about barters that we still remember from when we were growing up.

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How would the first round of the 2011 draft go down with the benefit of hindsight?

It's been just over three years since the deep 2011 draft, and we've gotten a good look at how that crop of highly touted amateurs has has performed in the pros. To see how much perceptions of those players have changed, we decided to do the draft over again, just as we did with the 2013 draft and the 2012 draft. We assigned 32 picks to BP authors and re-drafted from scratch, selecting only from the pool of players who were drafted and signed in 2011 and ignoring team need. Here's how the first-round redraft shook out.

1:1 Pittsburgh Pirates
Actual Selection: Gerrit Cole, RHP
Re-Draft Selection: Jose Fernandez, SP, Miami Marlins (2011 no. 14 pick)
Draft Position Change: +13
Explanation: Fernandez's arsenal is downright nasty, and his pitchability is as advanced as his rapid ascent to the majors would suggest. There are always concerns about rehab from Tommy John surgery, but given his makeup I'd expect him to return to form and be one of the best arms in baseball into the next decade. —Chris Mellen





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Let the no. 1 starter sweepstakes begin.

Judging by research Baseball Prospectus published in January, we know what internet commenters are willing to trade for David Price: not much, because that’s what many of them think it would take to get a deal done. Of course, it’s much easier to mock the uninformed, biased evaluations that lead to proposals like “Price for Ivan Nova and Zoilo Almonte” than it is to put together a package that might make professional trade partners perk up. As BP commenter mblthd quite reasonably observed at the time:

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The staff looks at holes that some teams in the running for playoff spots might need to plug.

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June 26, 2014 6:00 am

What Scouts Are Saying: June 26, 2014

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Scouts' takes on Garrett Richards, Dellin Betances, Braden Shipley, and other interesting players.

Many of our authors make a habit of speaking to scouts and other talent evaluators in order to bring you the best baseball information available. Not all of the tidbits gleaned from those conversations make it into our articles, but we don't want them to go to waste. Instead, we'll be collecting them in a regular feature called "What Scouts Are Saying," which will be open to participation from the entire BP staff and include quotes about minor leaguers and major leaguers alike.

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The staff shares times when life unexpectedly brought them big-league connections.

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