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04-17

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, April 16, 2015
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Jeff Moore

04-16

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, April 15, 2015
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Jeff Moore

04-15

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, April 14, 2015
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Jeff Moore

04-14

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, April 13, 2015
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Jeff Moore

04-13

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Minor League Update: Games of April 10-12, 2015
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Jeff Moore

04-10

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, April 9, 2015
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Jeff Moore

04-02

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Spring Training Notebook
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Jeff Moore

03-27

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League Preview Series
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Jeff Moore

03-26

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Spring Training Notebook: Grapefruit League
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Jeff Moore and Chris King

03-24

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Every Team's Moneyball: Pittsburgh Pirates: MLB's Apple Watch
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Jeff Moore

03-19

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Spring Training Notebook: Grapefruit League
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Jeff Moore

03-16

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Notes from the Field: A First Look: Yoan Moncada
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Jeff Moore

03-13

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Prospectus Feature: Scouting With Plate Discipline
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Jeff Moore and Andrew Koo

03-09

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Kershaw Day
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Jeff Moore

02-17

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2015 Prospects: 2015 Organizational Rankings
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Mark Anderson, Jeff Moore and BP Prospect Staff

01-15

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Transaction Analysis: Astros Get Evan
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R.J. Anderson, Ben Carsley, Jordan Gorosh and Jeff Moore

12-31

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Minor League Update: Puerto Rican Winter League Pitchers
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Jeff Moore

12-30

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Minor League Update: Venezuelan Winter League Pitchers
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Jeff Moore

12-29

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Minor League Update: Dominican Winter League Pitchers
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Jeff Moore

12-24

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Minor League Update: Puerto Rican Winter League Games to Date
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Jeff Moore

12-22

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Minor League Update: Winter League Games to Date
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Jeff Moore

12-22

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Minor League Update: Venezuelan Winter League Games to Date
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Jeff Moore

12-20

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Transaction Analysis: Padres Wish Upton a Star
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R.J. Anderson, Wilson Karaman, Bret Sayre, Jordan Gorosh, Jeff Moore and Ethan Purser

12-15

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Rule 5 Draft Recap
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Jeff Moore

11-24

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The 40-Man Additions
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Tucker Blair and Jeff Moore

11-24

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The 40-Man Additions
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Craig Goldstein, Mauricio Rubio and Jeff Moore

11-18

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Transaction Analysis: Heyward Movement
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Sam Miller, Jeff Moore, Ben Carsley and Wilson Karaman

10-29

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, October 28th
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Jeff Moore

10-28

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Hot Stove Scouting Report: Jon Lester
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Jeff Moore

10-28

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, October 27th
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Jeff Moore

10-27

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Minor League Update: Games of October 24th-25th, 2014
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Jeff Moore

10-24

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, October 23rd
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Jeff Moore

10-23

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, October 22nd
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Jeff Moore

10-22

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, October 21st
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Jeff Moore

10-21

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, October 20th
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Jeff Moore

10-20

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Minor League Update: Games of October 17-18, 2014
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Jeff Moore

10-17

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, October 17th
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Jeff Moore

10-16

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, October 15th
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Jeff Moore

10-15

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Minor League Update: Games of October 14th, 2014
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Jeff Moore

10-14

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, October 13th
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Jeff Moore

10-13

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Minor League Update: Games of October 10-11, 2014
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Jeff Moore

10-10

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Minor League Update: Arizona Fall League Games of October 9th, 2014
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Jeff Moore

10-09

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Minor League Update: Arizona Fall League Games of October 8th, 2014
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Jeff Moore

10-08

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Prospectus Feature: Aaron Judge and the Question of Long-Armed Hitting Prospects
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Jeff Moore

10-08

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Minor League Update: Arizona Fall League Games of October 7th, 2014
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Jeff Moore

09-23

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Prospectus Feature: Colin Moran and the Matter of Draft Status
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Jeff Moore

09-15

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Minor League Update: Games of September 12-14
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Jeff Moore

09-12

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, September 11
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Jeff Moore

09-11

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, September 10
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Jeff Moore

09-10

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, September 9
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April 17, 2015 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, April 16, 2015

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Updates on Corey Seager, Julio Urias, Mark Appel, and more.

Hitter of the Day: Corey Seager, 3B, Dodgers (Tulsa, AA): 2-4, 2 R, 3B, HR. Great hitter, off to a fantastic start, yada yada yada. There’s not much else to say about Seager’s bat that hasn’t already been said. He’s just a great hitter. It’s worth noting, however, that he did play third base on Thursday night. Many have suggested that he has been destined to move there out of athletic necessity, but not all agree, myself included. He won’t be Andrelton Simmons at short, but he has enough range to handle it in his 20s. The Dodgers may be thinking short-term, however, and if they have any part of 2015 in their minds for Seager, they want to at least get him some experience at third base in case he needs to fill in for Juan Uribe at some point.

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April 16, 2015 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, April 15, 2015

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Jeff Moore

Updates on Trevor Story, Alex Reyes, Kohl Stewart, and more.

Hitter of the Day: Trevor Story, 2B/SS, Rockies (Tulsa, AA): 3-3, 3 R, 2 2B, 3B, 2 BB. If 2014 was a step back in the right direction for Story, then 2015 is heading towards being a giant leap. Story got back on track last season in the California League, but wasn’t able to carry it over after a promotion, leaving questions about how much of his success was hitting environment-inflated. He’s answering them thus far this season, carrying over an impressive AFL stint into Double-A success. Story is a quick-twitch athlete with bat speed to spare, but issues putting it to good use from time to time. He can be streaky, with holes in his swing and approach that are going to limit his hit tool at the major-league level, but in between he should do a lot of damage for a middle infielder.

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April 15, 2015 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, April 14, 2015

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Jeff Moore

Notes on Corey Seager, Carlos Correa, and more.

Hitter of the Day: Preston Tucker, OF, Astros (Fresno, AAA): 2-5, 3 R, 2 HR, K. Tucker isn’t the kind of guy that gets scouts talking, as his tools generally don’t jump off the field at you. But it’s impossible to argue with his production, which has always included big power numbers dating back to his days as a Florida Gator. He may not profile as an everyday player on a first-division team, but power is a scarce commodity in today’s game and Tucker has it. That alone will find him a role on a big-league roster sometime soon.

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April 14, 2015 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Monday, April 13, 2015

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Jeff Moore

Notes on Byron Buxton, Corey Seager, Nomar Mazara, and more.

Byron Buxton, OF, Twins (Chattanooga, AA): 4-6, R, 2B, 3B, CS. It feels like it’s been forever since we’ve been able to rave about Buxton. Sure, he’s still the top prospect in all of baseball, but it doesn’t feel like it right? It’s difficult to be overlooked when you’re at the top, but given the plethora of Cubs prospects dominating the prospect landscape, the strength of the Twins system surrounding Buxton, and the general lack of attention span of all of us, it’s easy to see why we’ve forgotten about Buxton to a certain extent. After an injury-riddled 2014 campaign, we’re still in virtually the same place we were a year ago with Buxton. With a Double-A challenge lying ahead of him, a healthy season of Buxton will tell us a lot about his development. Clearly, the tools are still well intact.

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April 13, 2015 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of April 10-12, 2015

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Jeff Moore

Notes on Carlos Correa, Carlos Rodon, Tyler Kolek, a quartet of Mets prospects, and more.

Weekend Storyline – St. Lucie Mets

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April 10, 2015 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, April 9, 2015

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Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including, Matt Olson, Trevor Williams, and Steven Matz.

Welcome back to the start of another wonderful baseball season, now fully underway with the commencement of the minor-league schedule last evening. What that means in this space, of course, is another season of the Minor League Update.

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Eyes on the Phillies, Blue Jays, Yankees and Pirates.

Driving around the state of Florida sucks. It’s no wonder so many teams made the migration to the Cactus League over the past decade. The travel is considerably easier in Arizona, where no two complexes are more than an hour away from one another.

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March 27, 2015 6:00 am

League Preview Series

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Jeff Moore

We continue our league preview series with a breakdown of every team in the Florida State League.

It was a down year for the Florida State League last year, at least in terms of big name prospects. Even most of the well-known prospects that saw action in the complex-based, sunshine-drenched conference received promotions midseason and were not replaced with as much vigor by their Low-A counterparts.

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Notes from Arizona on Wilmer Difo, Anthony Alford, and more.

Throughout March, the BP Prospect Team is invading both Arizona and Florida to get some fresh looks at players as they prepare for their 2015 assignments. Between now and the start of the minor league season, they’ll be providing updates (and videos) on the prospects you know and love—and quite a few that you may not.

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How the Pirates jump first into new markets but don't over-invest.

Every day until Opening Day, Baseball Prospectus authors will preview two teams—one from the AL, one from the NL—identifying strategies those teams employ to gain an advantage. Today: the market-understanding Pirates and Mariners.

Week 1 previews: Giants | Royals | Dodgers | Rays | Padres | Astros | Rockies | Athletics | Yankees | Mets

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Eyes on Manuel Margot, Amed Rosario, Dominic Smith, and others from the Red Sox and Mets systems.

Throughout March, the BP Prospect Team is invading both Arizona and Florida to get some fresh looks at players as they prepare for their 2015 assignments. Between now and the start of the minor league season, they’ll be providing updates (and videos) on the prospects you know and love—and quite a few that you may not.

Amed Rosario, SS, Mets
Known for his glove, and rightly so, Rosario remains as smooth as ever in the field and more than capable of remaining at shortstop for the duration of his career. His long strides lead to plus range, and a quick easy release and strong arm should make him a plus defender at a premium position. There is plenty of time for his bat to catch up to his glove, given that he’s barely dipped a toe into the full-season waters, but it’s going to take major strides in overhauling his swing. Its current iteration involves far too much movement and a significant weight shift that will give him issues against the better breaking balls he has yet to see. Lastly, at just 19, it’s unsurprising that he’ll need to add weight to ever drive the baseball with any authority, but his frame isn’t one that’s built to support a significant weight gain. He can get stronger, but he’s likely to always be thin.


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March 16, 2015 6:00 am

Notes from the Field: A First Look: Yoan Moncada

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Jeff Moore

Even a limited look at the Cuban super prospect makes it clear why he's garnered so much attention.

Yoan Moncada’s journey from Cuba to Fort Myers has simultaneously been well documented and, as with so many Cuban defectors, shrouded in mystery. I, on the other hand, had only to forego a Friday night of debauchery*, respond to a 5 a.m. alarm clock, and make the cross-state trip through Alligator Alley in order to see the Red Sox newest acquisition in action for the first time.

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