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07-22

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15

Prospects Will Break Your Heart: What Did I Miss: Steven Matz
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Jason Parks

07-21

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14

Monday Morning Ten Pack: July 21, 2014
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

07-07

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The BP Top 50
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

07-07

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14

Transaction Analysis: Billy Beane Buys What the Cubs Are Selling
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R.J. Anderson, Ron Shah, Jason Parks, Bret Sayre and Mauricio Rubio

07-03

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14

BP Top 50
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Nick J. Faleris, Jason Parks and Ron Shah

06-27

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17

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

06-24

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

06-12

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Series Notes
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Jason Parks

06-09

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 9, 2014
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

06-08

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Mock Draft 2014
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Jason Parks

06-02

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 2, 2014
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

05-31

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The Call-Up: Oscar Taveras
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Jason Parks and Bret Sayre

05-23

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Fringe Average Podcast: Episode 29: #RIPBachelorhood
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Jason Parks and Mike Ferrin

05-22

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24

Prospects Will Break Your Heart: What Did I Miss: Brandon Nimmo
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Jason Parks

05-21

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4

Behind the Curtain: Hunter Harvey
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CJ Wittmann, Ryan Parker and Jason Parks

05-19

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13

Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 19, 2014
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

05-13

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3

Eyewitness Accounts: May 13, 2014
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

05-12

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 12, 2014
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

05-09

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Eyewitness Accounts: May 9, 2014
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

05-08

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Eyewitness Accounts: Eyewitness Accounts: May 8, 2014
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

05-07

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Eyewitness Accounts: May 7, 2014
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

05-06

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27

Eyewitness Accounts: Eyewitness Accounts for May 6, 2014
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

05-06

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17

Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Re-Introducing the Eyewitness Scouting Series
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Jason Parks

05-05

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14

Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 5, 2014
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

05-01

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: What Did I Miss: Mookie Betts
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Jason Parks

04-30

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Scouting Fortitude
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Jason Parks

04-28

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: April 28, 2014
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

04-22

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Fringe Average Podcast: Episode 28. We Think.
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Jason Parks and Mike Ferrin

04-22

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The Call-Up: Luis Sardinas
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Jason Parks and Craig Goldstein

04-08

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Polling the Industry: Pick a Shortstop Superprospect
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

04-07

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17

Monday Morning Ten Pack: Prospects We're Most Excited to See This Year
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

03-31

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: 10 Prospects Who Turned Heads in Spring Training
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Jason Parks

03-28

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Notes from the Field: Backfield Scouting Notes, 3/28
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Jason Parks and Jordan Gorosh

03-26

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Notes from the Field: Backfield Scouting Notes, 3/26
by
Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

03-25

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Notes from the Field: Backfield Scouting Notes, 3/25
by
Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

03-24

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Notes from the Field: Backfield Scouting Notes, 3/24
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

03-21

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Notes from the Field: Backfield Scouting Notes, 3/21
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

03-20

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Notes from the Field: Spring Scouting Notes, 3/20
by
Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

03-19

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Notes from the Field: Backfield Scouting Notes, 3/19
by
Jason Parks and Mark Anderson

03-17

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Notes from the Field: Backfield Scouting Notes, 3/17
by
Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

03-13

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Fringe Average Podcast: Episode 27
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Jason Parks and Mike Ferrin

03-10

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Notes from the Field: Spring Notes
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

03-04

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Notes from the Field: Spring Training: March 2-3, 2014
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Jeff Moore, Jason Parks and Steffan Segui

03-03

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25-and-Under Talent Rankings
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

02-27

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Fringe Average Podcast: Episode 26
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Jason Parks and Mike Ferrin

02-26

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: 2014 Organizational Rankings
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Jason Parks

02-25

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Atlanta Braves Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

02-21

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Washington Nationals Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

02-18

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: New York Mets Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

02-14

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Philadelphia Phillies Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

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Have you heard that song Your Body is a Wonderland by John Mayer? Whatever you think of that song, I love the way he describes lovemaking. He talks about his lovely woman's skin, lips, hair, and shape. He's into all of her. But thousands of years before Mayer penned his lyrics, the Lover in the Song of Songs described his Beloved's "wonderland." Three different times, the husband goes into detail about the beauty of his wife's body, including this passage: Your graceful legs are like jewels, the work of a craftsman's hands. Your navel is a rounded goblet that never lacks blended wine. Your waist is a mound of wheat encircled by lilies. Your breasts are like two fawns, twins of a gazelle. Your neck is like an ivory tower. Your eyes are the pools of Heshbon by the gate of Bath Rabbim. Your nose is like the tower of Lebanon looking toward Damascus. Your head crowns you like Mount Carmel. Your hair is like royal tapestry; the king is held captive by its tresses. How beautiful you are and how pleasing, O love, with your delights! Take time to find pleasure in all of your wife's gorgeous form on this first night.

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Did we get too tethered to prototypes when it came to the Mets' top 2011 pick?

The 2011 amateur draft was a talent smorgasbord that could satisfy the most esurient of appetites, the significance of which we are only beginning to scratch the surface of. Starting up top with Pirates’ ace Gerrit Cole, the players taken in the first round read like a who’s who for the next generation of baseball—names like Bundy, Bradley, Lindor, Baez, Fernandez, Gray, Meyer, Springer, and Stephenson. Sandwiched between these hyped warriors of the future is Brandon Nimmo, the 13th overall selection in the class, taken right after Taylor Jungmann and right before Jose Fernandez. At the time, Nimmo was a relatively unknown prospect from the relatively unknown state of Wyoming, a player without a high school team and a narrative that was more focused on his lack of playing experience than his exploits. At the time, it was a head scratcher given the talent still available on the board, and even years later the revisionist commentary has been easy to come by. Brandon Nimmo over Jose Fernandez? Really?

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Ryan Parker and CJ Wittman debates the merits of Hunter Harvey and explain their thought processes in evaluating him.

Every offseason, we publish our team top 10 lists. These don’t just drive traffic to the site; they drive debate and discussion with our readers. Concurrently, we often publish companion pieces that pull back the curtain on our own Socratic scouting, revealing our internal debates, discussion, disagreements, and often-terse tete-a-tetes. As it turns out, voyeurism can be valuable, as some of these articles eclipsed the shine and popularity of the lists they formed the skeletons of. With each subsequent team release, questions were asked about the companion pieces featuring the internal dialogue. Our audience had spoken.

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May 19, 2014 6:00 am

Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 19, 2014

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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

Raving about Eddie Butler, hesitating on Javier Baez, and updates on Henry Owens, Franchy Cordero, Kohl Stewart and others.

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Eyes on Aroni Nina, Steve Okert, Henry Owens, Steven Moya, and Bubba Starling.

Aroni Nina

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May 12, 2014 6:00 am

Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 12, 2014

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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

Updates on Clint Frazier, Courtney Hawkins, Gabriel Guerrero, and others.

The Monday Morning Ten Pack is brought to you by Sidsgraphs.com. SidsGraphs specializes in memorabilia and game-used items from baseball's top prospects! Visit Sidsgraphs.com today or visit their retail store in the south suburbs of Chicago.

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Eyes on Alex Gonzalez, Marco Gonzales, Teoscar Hernandez, Joey Gallo, Chance Sisco, and Colin Moran.

Alex Gonzalez

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Eyes on Hunter Harvey, Lucas Giolito, Carlos Correa, and other prospects.

Steven Matz

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Eyes on Jake Thompson, Bryan Mitchell, Julio Urias, Dilson Herrera, Matt Skole, and Lance McCullers.

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In a relaunch of the Eyewitness Accounts series for 2014, the BP Prospect Staff profiles Jorge Alfaro, Bubba Starling, Josh Hader, Aaron Sanchez, Lucas Sims, Tim Anderson, Brandon Nimmo, and Anthony Kemp.

Link to series relaunch introduction

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A big step for prospect content at BP.

Back in the fall of 2007, I was sitting with a few scouts and various team officials at an instructional league game, and I was open-eared to some their criticism of the scouting and player development coverage found on the internet. Specific to my work at the time, the Rangers prospect content I was producing offered very little substance to anybody outside of casual minor league fans, and the opinions I put forth on my boutique site weren’t taken seriously by the industry. I always wanted to write scouting reports—the kind of reports that my heroes in the stands would construct and submit, the kind of reports that offered far more significance than the surface player interviews or simple field observations I was producing. But I lacked the necessary skill-set to pull off such a scouting endeavor, so I chose not to fake it and continued with the primitive prospect work I was familiar and comfortable with.

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May 5, 2014 6:00 am

Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 5, 2014

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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

Updates or introductions to Ben Lively, Victor Reyes, Domingo German, Gary Sanchez, and more.

The Monday Morning Ten Pack is brought to you by Sidsgraphs.com. SidsGraphs specializes in memorabilia and game-used items from baseball's top prospects! Visit Sidsgraphs.com today or visit their retail store in the south suburbs of Chicago.

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