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12-10

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2015 Prospects: Baltimore Orioles Top 10 Prospects
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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

12-08

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2015 Prospects: New York Yankees Top 10 Prospects
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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

12-05

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2015 Prospects: Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects
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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

12-03

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2015 Prospects: Tampa Bay Rays Top 10 Prospects
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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

12-01

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2015 Prospects: Boston Red Sox Top 10 Prospects
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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

11-19

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2015 Prospects: Pittsburgh Pirates Top 10 Prospects
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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

11-12

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2015 Prospects: Washington Nationals Top 10 Prospects
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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

11-10

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2015 Prospects: New York Mets Top 10 Prospects
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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

11-07

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2015 Prospects: Atlanta Braves Top 10 Prospects
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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

11-05

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2015 Prospects: Miami Marlins Top 10 Prospects
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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

11-03

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2015 Prospects: Philadelphia Phillies Top 10 Prospects
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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

09-10

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Prospect Profile: Francisco Mejia
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Chris Mellen

09-03

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What's Next
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Nick J. Faleris and Chris Mellen

07-23

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Eyewitness Accounts: July 23, 2014
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Chris Mellen

07-01

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BP Top 50
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Nick J. Faleris, Chris Mellen and Jordan Gorosh

06-27

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BP Top 50
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Jason Parks, Nick J. Faleris, Chris Mellen and CJ Wittmann

06-26

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BP Top 50
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Chris Mellen, Jeff Moore and Nick J. Faleris

06-02

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Notes from the Field: Studying Aaron Sanchez
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Chris Mellen

12-17

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Hot Stove Scouting Report: Jacoby Ellsbury
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Chris Mellen

10-04

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Advance Scouting Series: Josh Donaldson
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Chris Mellen

09-13

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Notes from the Field: In Person: Miguel Sano vs. Maikel Franco
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Chris Mellen

09-03

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Transaction Analysis: Breaking Down August's Buzzer-Beating Trades
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Ben Lindbergh, Jason Cole, Nick J. Faleris and Chris Mellen

08-19

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The Call-Up: Xander Bogaerts
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Chris Mellen and Paul Sporer

08-13

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The Call-Up: Matt Davidson
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Chris Mellen and Bret Sayre

04-11

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Notes from the Field: Eastern League Prospects to Follow
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Chris Mellen

04-01

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The Call-Up: Jackie Bradley, Jr.
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Chris Mellen and Bret Sayre

03-28

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Notes from the Field: Four Prospects with Work to Do
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Chris Mellen

11-06

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BP Unfiltered: Prospect Ranking Regrets and the Importance of Instinct in Scouting
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Chris Mellen

10-04

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Fall Instructional League Report
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Chris Mellen

10-02

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Fall Instructional League Report
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Chris Mellen

09-21

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BP Unfiltered: The Call-Up: Jake Odorizzi
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Chris Mellen

09-10

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: Most Memorable Prospect Debuts
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Jason Parks, Bradley Ankrom, Hudson Belinsky and Chris Mellen

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December 10, 2014 6:00 am

2015 Prospects: Baltimore Orioles Top 10 Prospects

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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

Top heavy system that drops off after a pair of near-elite pitching prospects.

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December 8, 2014 6:00 am

2015 Prospects: New York Yankees Top 10 Prospects

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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

The system isn't ready to produce much yet, but at the lower levels something is happening.

Last year's Yankees list

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December 5, 2014 6:00 am

2015 Prospects: Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects

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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

Despite numerous big trades over the years, Toronto has impact talent ready to help and up-and-coming kids filling out a deep system.

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December 3, 2014 6:00 am

2015 Prospects: Tampa Bay Rays Top 10 Prospects

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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

Still not the high-impact Rays system of the last decade, but emerging talent via international signings.

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December 1, 2014 6:00 am

2015 Prospects: Boston Red Sox Top 10 Prospects

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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

Yet again, the Red Sox boast a deep system with plenty of talent at various stages of development.

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November 19, 2014 6:00 am

2015 Prospects: Pittsburgh Pirates Top 10 Prospects

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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

Despite graduating some top talent recently, the Pirates still have a deep, impact system.

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November 12, 2014 6:00 am

2015 Prospects: Washington Nationals Top 10 Prospects

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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

Headlined by arguably the best pitching prospect in the game, more talent is on its way to one of the most loaded young major-league rosters in baseball.

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November 10, 2014 6:00 am

2015 Prospects: New York Mets Top 10 Prospects

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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

A deep system with impact talent ready to help and interesting prospects at the lower levels primed to breakout.

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November 7, 2014 6:00 am

2015 Prospects: Atlanta Braves Top 10 Prospects

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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

Strength at the top, but a thin system overal with a chance to get better depending on development of players at the back of the list.

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November 5, 2014 6:00 am

2015 Prospects: Miami Marlins Top 10 Prospects

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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

Impressive arms at the front and some intriguing lower-level talent, but most of the impact talent has already arrived in Miami.

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A pair of recent first-rounders heads an overall thin system.

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September 10, 2014 6:00 am

Prospect Profile: Francisco Mejia

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Chris Mellen

Cleveland catching prospect Francisco Mejia is still a tiny baby, but there could be something special brewing.

When I see a player for the first time I like to go in as cold as possible because it is important to put aside any preconceived opinions that can influence the initial assessment and, ultimately, the report. These days, that's easier said than done, but I do try to keep it to a minimum. Over the course of the season I target players on my “must see” list for various reasons. The goal is to cover the teams I see from top to bottom, leaving no stone unturned, but there’s also due diligence needed on certain players because of reports passed along from contacts or as follow-up from prior looks.

Cleveland Indians catching prospect Francisco Mejia was one of the top players I had circled this year. He caught my eye during our Top 10 discussions last offseason and his likely assignment to the New York-Penn League was going to provide me with the chance to sit on him for the first time. If you read my scouting report, you know I came away impressed and put high marks on Mejia's tools and potential, but there’s a lot more about why I liked him that goes beyond the framework of the reports.

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