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01-13

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Transaction Analysis: Can't Stop, Won't Stop
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Bryan Grosnick and Brendan Gawlowski

01-06

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Transaction Analysis: Post-Christmas Shopping
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Matthew Trueblood, Jared Wyllys and Brendan Gawlowski

12-30

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Best of BP 2016: Making a Pitch for Practice Pitchers
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Brendan Gawlowski

12-15

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2017 Prospects: Seattle Mariners Top 10 Prospects
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Jeffrey Paternostro, Brendan Gawlowski and BP Prospect Staff

12-02

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Transaction Analysis: Chicago's Miami Connection
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Jared Wyllys, Jeffrey Paternostro and Brendan Gawlowski

11-02

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Soft Toss: Scouting Soft-Tossers
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Brendan Gawlowski

10-12

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Prospectus Feature: AFL Preview: Peoria Javelinas
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Steve Givarz, Brendan Gawlowski and Wilson Karaman

10-11

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Prospectus Feature: AFL Preview: Salt River Rafters
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Brendan Gawlowski, Steve Givarz, Mark Anderson and Wilson Karaman

10-10

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and LDS Game 3 Previews
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Matthew Trueblood and Brendan Gawlowski

10-09

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and ALDS Game 3 Previews
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Brendan Gawlowski

09-21

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Soft Toss: A Very Human Defense of the September Call-Ups
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Brendan Gawlowski

09-15

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Prospectus Feature: The Active Player Hall of Fame Draft
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Brendan Gawlowski and Meg Rowley

09-03

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The Call-Up: Jose De Leon
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Brendan Gawlowski and Scooter Hotz

08-22

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Soft Toss: Scouting a Series: Hillsboro vs. Everett
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Brendan Gawlowski

08-10

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Soft Toss: Are Rookie Starters Less Prepared These Days?
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Brendan Gawlowski

08-01

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The Call-Up: Joe Musgrove
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Brendan Gawlowski and Scooter Hotz

07-23

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Prospectus Feature: Nine Things We Would Change About Major-League Baseball
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Brendan Gawlowski

07-21

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Transaction Analysis: The Legend of Vogelbach, Now In Seattle
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Christopher Crawford, Rian Watt and Brendan Gawlowski

07-18

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Soft Toss: Dylan Cease and The Weight of Expectation
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Brendan Gawlowski

06-17

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The Call-Up: Willson Contreras
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Brendan Gawlowski and George Bissell

06-11

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The Call-Up: Daniel Mengden
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Brendan Gawlowski and Scooter Hotz

06-07

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Soft Toss: You Don't Make 'Pens With First-Rounders
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Brendan Gawlowski

06-06

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Transaction Analysis: Escape From L.A.
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Bryan Grosnick and Brendan Gawlowski

05-20

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Soft Toss: Making a Pitch for Practice Pitchers
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Brendan Gawlowski

05-09

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Soft Toss: Timing is of the Essence
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Brendan Gawlowski

04-25

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Soft Toss: Learning From Tyler White
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Brendan Gawlowski

04-15

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Who to Watch
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Christopher Crawford and Brendan Gawlowski

04-04

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2016 Prospects: The Top 175 Players 25-and-Under
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Brendan Gawlowski, Christopher Crawford, Mark Anderson and BP Prospect Staff

04-01

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Notes from the Field: Spring Fling
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Brendan Gawlowski

03-29

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Notes from the Field: Spring Training Edition Vol. 1
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Brendan Gawlowski

03-25

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Winter Is Coming
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Brendan Gawlowski

03-17

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Winter Is Leaving
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Brendan Gawlowski

03-16

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Soft Toss: A Man Among Boys
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Brendan Gawlowski

02-11

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Soft Toss: The Need For Bat Speed
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Brendan Gawlowski

02-08

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Prospect Debate: How Far Has Appel Fallen?
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Brendan Gawlowski, Adam McInturff and Kate Morrison

12-29

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Best of BP 2015: Setting Up the Spike
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Brendan Gawlowski

12-23

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Soft Toss: Behind Driveline Baseball
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Brendan Gawlowski

11-23

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Transaction Analysis: The Liam Hendriks Experience
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R.J. Anderson, Dustin Palmateer, Bret Sayre and Brendan Gawlowski

11-18

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, November 17th
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Brendan Gawlowski

11-11

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, November 10th
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Brendan Gawlowski

11-04

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, November 3rd
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Brendan Gawlowski

10-29

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Soft Toss: Pitchers and the Lost Art
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Brendan Gawlowski

10-28

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, October 27th
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Brendan Gawlowski

10-26

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Soft Toss: An Ode to LaTroy
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Brendan Gawlowski

09-25

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Soft Toss: The Starting Line
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Brendan Gawlowski

09-02

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Notes from the Field: September 2, 2015
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Wilson Karaman and Brendan Gawlowski

08-24

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Soft Toss: Setting Up the Spike
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Brendan Gawlowski

08-06

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Eyewitness Accounts: August 6, 2015
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Jeff Moore, Wilson Karaman and Brendan Gawlowski

08-05

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Notes from the Field: August 5, 2015
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Jeff Moore, Brendan Gawlowski and Mark Anderson

08-03

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The Call-Up: Jon Gray
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Brendan Gawlowski and J.P. Breen

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January 13, 2017 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Can't Stop, Won't Stop

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Jerry Dipoto refuses to stop making trades, this time roping the Braves and Rays into his addiction.

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Drew Storen, Ben Revere, Peter O'Brien find new homes while Rajai Davis and Alex Avila return to old stomping grounds.

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Are teams missing out on an opportunity to further development for hitters?

With the year winding to a close, Baseball Prospectus is revisiting some of our favorite articles of the year. This was originally published on May 20, 2016.

Watch any minor league pre-game batting practice, and you’ll see a familiar scene. Hitters rotate in and out of the cage in groups of four or five. They each take five to six rounds of BP, smacking meatballs lobbed by coaches throwing on flat ground 45-50 feet from the plate. Hitters dedicate a round or three to bunting and situational work. When they aren’t at the plate, most take extra grounders or flies at their defensive home, while the rest rock-pile with the pitchers. Current top 40 hits blare from the loudspeaker; the youngest and most sunburned coach may or may not request more volume.

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If this isn’t what you see, it doesn’t make you blind. Yeah, if this doesn’t make you feel, it doesn’t mean you’ve died.

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Jon Jay's arrival in Chicago means Dexter Fowler is going elsewhere, and the Braves and Mariners make a minors trade.

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November 2, 2016 6:00 am

Soft Toss: Scouting Soft-Tossers

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What to look for when velocity isn't present.

At a glance, Josh Tomlin’s success is a mystery. Pitching for a team where everyone and their brother pairs a plus fastball with a hard slider, Tomlin’s stuff is comparatively pedestrian. His average heater barely scrapes the upper-80s and “loopy” is the best descriptor for his breaking ball. He had the fifth-lowest strikeout rate in the American League this year, and only James Shields and Jered Weaver allowed more home runs.

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Notes on the Peoria roster.

Peoria Javelinas- Orioles, Reds, Padres, Mariners, Rays

The Guys You Know

RHP Brent Honeywell, Tampa Bay Rays (#44 on Midseason Top 50)

The Guys You Don’t

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Notes on the Salt River roster.

Salt River Rafters- Diamondbacks, Braves, Rockies, Tigers, Brewers

The Guys You Know

Brett Phillips, OF, Milwaukee Brewers - (#48 on Midseason Top 50) - Eyewitness Report

Ryan McMahon, 3B, Colorado Rockies - (#36 on Pre-Season 101) - Eyewitness Report

Jacob Nottingham, C, Milwaukee Brewers - (#66 on Pre-Season 101) - Eyewitness Report

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Gio Gonzalez vs. Kenta Maeda in Los Angeles, Josh Tomlin vs. Clay Buchholz in Boston, and Jake Arrieta vs. Madison Bumgarner in San Francisco.

The first two games of this series have been long and somewhat messy, but they’ve both been close and competitive. The starting pitchers haven’t been so dominant as to choke off the action of the game. Neither game has seemed to get away from either team. The depth of each team, in the lineup and on the mound, has been on display. That’s why this series is tighter than any of the other three Division Series have been through two games. Now both sides will have their depth tested even further, having traveled across the country without a day off, and having used six pitchers apiece on Sunday.

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Josh Tomlin vs. Clay Buchholz in Boston and Colby Lewis vs. Aaron Sanchez in Toronto.

After getting blown out in Game 2, the Red Sox head home with their season hanging by a thread. Obviously the first two games didn’t go well for Boston, but Cleveland’s short-handed staff gives the Red Sox a chance to get back in the series.

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September call-ups might give Bruce Bochy an 11th reliever to call on, but they also make dreams come true for minor leaguers on the bubble.

After nine years, 1,100 innings, and three trips to the Mexican Winter League, 31-year-old knuckleballer Eddie Gamboa heard the magic words: “You’re going to the big leagues.” The Rays were prescient enough to film the big moment, and if his shocked expression, tears, and heartfelt hugs for the coaching staff didn’t reveal just how much the call meant to him, his words took care of the rest. “It's something you dream of,” Gamboa said. “When it becomes a reality, it kind of blows your mind.”

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Every night, 25ish Hall of Famers play baseball for us. How aware are we?

Bill James once wrote that, on average, there are approximately 25 future Hall of Fame players in the league in any given season. That number has fluctuated a bit throughout history, of course, and with 30 teams playing now, I’d take the over on that number today. Recently, I was thinking about which of the players from 2016 are going to be in the Hall someday, and I quickly realized that there are a lot fewer locks than I had previously imagined.

By my count, there are only five slam dunk, no doubt, no steroid concerns, could retire and plan a trip to Cooperstown players in the league right now: Albert Pujols, Ichiro, Adrian Beltre, Carlos Beltran, and Miguel Cabrera. You might say David Ortiz or Mike Trout and I wouldn’t disagree; I certainly think both of them will make it. But once it became clear that there are a whole lot less than 25 locks in the league, the next move was obvious: Find a buddy, draft two teams of superstars, put the results in a time capsule, and see (30 years down the line) who picked more Hall of Famers.

Fortunately, Meg Rowley was up for the challenge. Below, you’ll see the results of our draft. We used a simple snake draft method and went through 25 rounds. We figure that most of the players we took in the first 10 rounds will make it; we also imagine that we whiffed entirely on at least one guy. Ultimately though, the process revealed just how difficult it is to project which superstars will and won’t make the Hall of Fame.

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