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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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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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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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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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05-28

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The Lineup Card: 13 Pitcher Injuries We Wish We Could Undo
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05-21

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The Lineup Card: 10 Dominant Early-Season Relievers
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05-15

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What Scouts Are Saying: May 15, 2014
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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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04-23

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The Lineup Card: 10 of Our Favorite Pitches
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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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04-09

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The Lineup Card: Seven Memorably Misleading April Performances
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04-02

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The Lineup Card: 10 Headlines for 2014
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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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03-19

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The Lineup Card: 11 Spring Training Performances We Sort of Believe In
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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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03-05

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The Lineup Card: 11 of Our Least-Favorite Offseason Moves
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02-27

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The BP Wayback Machine: Carl Pavano: A Career in Player Comments
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02-26

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The Lineup Card: Nine Players We Expect to Improve in 2014
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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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02-12

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The Lineup Card: Ten Prospects Who Could Make Cases for Call-Ups This Spring
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02-05

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The Lineup Card: Eight of the Least Interesting Spring Training Storylines
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02-01

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BP Announcements: SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards Finalists: Vote Now
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Who won, who lost, and who got left behind in the 2012 draft? Let's redraft and find out.

It's been just over two years since the 2012 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 last week), assigning 30 picks to BP authors and re-drafting from scratch, selecting only from the pool of players who were picked last year. Here's how the first-round re-draft shook out.

1:1 Houston Astros
Actual Selection: Carlos Correa, SS
Re-Draft Selection: Mike Zunino, C, Mariners (2012 no. 3 pick)
Draft Position Change: +2
Explanation: He's not only made the big leagues, but he's the Mariners’ no. 1 catcher. We've discovered that Zunino has special framing and blocking abilities, so he's already an impact player. If his on-base skills develop, he could be one of the hidden elite players in baseball, like Jonathan Lucroy or Brian McCann. —Harry Pavlidis





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June 13, 2014 6:00 am

What Scouts Are Saying: June 13, 2014

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Scouts' takes on Andrew McCutchen, George Springer, Robert Stephenson, 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 runs down some team and player news it didn't see coming this spring.

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Who won, who lost, and who got left behind in the 2013 draft? Let's redraft and find out.

It's been a year since the 2013 draft, and we've gotten a good look at how the last 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, assigning 27 picks to BP authors and re-drafting from scratch, selecting only from the pool of players who were picked last year. Here's how the first-round re-draft shook out.

1:1 Houston Astros
Actual Selection: Mark Appel
Re-Draft Selection: Kris Bryant (2013 no. 2 pick)
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What has Bryant done in pro ball? Rake. In his first full season, Bryant has a slash line of .346/.453/.682 with 19 HR, plenty of strikeouts but also plenty of walks. His stock has risen because he's proven he's simply the best player from the draft by hitting for average, power and even stolen some bases. As long as Bryant continues to rake I'll continue my love for him, as will everyone else. – CJ Wittmann
Analysis: Bryant moves up one spot from where he was actually taken, claiming the coveted no. 1 overall selection. The 22-year-old is terrorizing minor-league pitching and looks to be a cut above the rest of his peers from the 2013 draft class.





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Our staff imagines what might have been if certain drafts had unfolded differently.

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Dan Brooks assumes an expanded role at BP.

Dan Brooks, a long-time friend of Baseball Prospectus and creator of the website BrooksBaseball.net, as well as BP utilities such as the PITCHf/x Leaderboards, the PITCHf/x Matchups Tool, and the Bullpen (Mis)management Tool, is taking on an expanded role at Prospectus. Along with continuing to run BrooksBaseball.net, Dan will be contributing to BP as a Data Scientist, helping to develop new ways to explore baseball data.

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May 30, 2014 6:00 am

What Scouts Are Saying: May 30, 2014

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Scouts' quotes about Jeff Samardzija, Maikel Franco, Michael Lorenzen, and other players of interest.

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 would love to see what these pitchers would have done had their careers not been medically derailed.

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These bullpen arms have carved up the competition to this point in the 2014 campaign.

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May 15, 2014 6:00 am

What Scouts Are Saying: May 15, 2014

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Scouts' takes on Shelby Miller, Trevor Rosenthal, Julio Urias, 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 has some recommendations to bolster rules enforcement and call accuracy in Major League Baseball.

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The staff writes about things it would like to see on a big-league diamond someday.

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