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05-21

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Jeff Moore

05-20

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, May 19
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Jeff Moore

05-19

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, May 18, 2015
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Jeff Moore

05-19

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Prospect Profile: The Reevaluation of Dominic Smith
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Jeff Moore

05-18

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Minor League Update: Games of May 15-17, 2015
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Jeff Moore

05-15

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, May 14, 2015
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Jeff Moore

05-14

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, May 13, 2015
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Jeff Moore

05-13

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, May 12, 2015
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Jeff Moore

05-12

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, May 11, 2015
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Jeff Moore

05-11

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Raw Projection: Ep. 02 - I Like Bud Light Kind of Music
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Chris Mellen and Jeff Moore

05-11

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Minor League Update: Games of May 8-10, 2015
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Jeff Moore

05-09

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Prospect Profile: Ceiling vs. Command
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Jeff Moore

05-08

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, May 7, 2015
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Jeff Moore

05-07

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, May 6, 2015
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Jeff Moore

05-06

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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Jeff Moore

05-05

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, May 4, 2015
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Jeff Moore

05-04

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Minor League Update: Games of May 1-3, 2015
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Jeff Moore

05-01

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BP Announcements: Coming Monday: Raw Projection
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Jeff Moore

05-01

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Prospect Profile: Austin Meadows
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Jeff Moore

05-01

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, April 30, 2015
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Jeff Moore

04-30

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, April 29, 2015
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Jeff Moore

04-29

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, April 28, 2015
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Jeff Moore

04-28

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, April 27, 2015
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Jeff Moore

04-28

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Prospect Debate: Greg Bird: Patient or Passive?
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Tucker Blair, Jeff Moore and Christopher Crawford

04-27

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Minor League Update: Games of April 24-26, 2015
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Jeff Moore, Mauricio Rubio and Tucker Blair

04-24

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, April 23, 2015
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Jeff Moore

04-23

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, April 22, 2015
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Jeff Moore

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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Jeff Moore

04-21

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, April 20, 2015
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Jeff Moore

04-20

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Minor League Update: Games of April 17-19, 2015
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Jeff Moore

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

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May 21, 2015 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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Jeff Moore

Updates on Aaron Nola, Miguel Sano, Jake Thompson, and more.

Hitter of the Day: Clint Coulter, OF, Brewers (Brevard County, A+): 2-4, 3 R, 2B, HR, BB. Coulter isn’t a favorite among scouts, given his lack of elite tools or premium athleticism. His move to the outfield didn’t take any pressure off of his bat either. Still, the converted catcher continues to hit despite hitting mechanics that make many question his ability to continue his success at higher levels. He would hardly be the first hitter to get away with an unorthodox swing, and despite the mechanical quirks, he does have good bat speed and feel for the barrel. The more he continues to hit, the more converts he’s going to have.

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May 20, 2015 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, May 19

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Jeff Moore

Updates on Joey Gallo, Carlos Correa, Byron Buxton, and more.

Hitter of the Day: Joey Gallo, 3B, Rangers (Frisco, AA): 3-4, 3 R, 2B, 2 HR, BB. This is Gallo at his best, when he avoids strikeouts, controls the strike zone, and drives the baseball. When he does all that, he’s an absolute monster. It’s only when he fails to put the baseball in play that he can be contained.

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May 19, 2015 8:16 am

Minor League Update: Games of Monday, May 18, 2015

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Jeff Moore

Updates on Tim Anderson, Franklin Barreto, Manny Banuelos, and more.

Hitter of the Day: Franklin Barreto, SS, A’s (Stockton, A+): 2-3, 2 R, 2 HR, K. The A’s acquired Barreto in the offseason and immediately challenged him with an assignment to High-A Stockton, his first attempt at a full-season league. The results haven’t been great thus far, but that’s to be expected to a certain extent. Glimpses like we got on Monday night bode well for his future, especially if we are to believe that the power is going to come one day. Barreto may need that power if he ends up having to move off shortstop as many scouts believe.

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May 19, 2015 6:00 am

Prospect Profile: The Reevaluation of Dominic Smith

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How a scout balances information gathered in the past with what they see in the present can be difficult. It's certainly the case with one Mets prospect.

A scouting report is a snapshot in time. It is a picture of a player’s abilities, both of what the present shows us and what we can expect him to look like in the future. Because of that, a scouting report can change on a player over time. In fact, it should, as a player whose report stays the same over the course of his developmental years is likely not improving as a player.

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May 18, 2015 5:04 am

Minor League Update: Games of May 15-17, 2015

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Jeff Moore

Updates on Miguel Sano, Francisco Lindor, Kyle Schwarber, Joey Gallo and others.

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Miguel Sano, 3B, Twins (Chattanooga, AA): 3-5, 2 R, 2 HR, K. It’s been a slow start to the season for Sano, but this is to be expected after he missed the entire 2014 season. It takes some time for the in-game timing to return, but the positive sign is that in the meantime Sano has shown the same patience at the plate and his trademark prodigious power. Even with timing issues, Sano is still able to be an impact hitter, and once he gets back to where he was (which shouldn’t take much longer), he’ll get back to terrorizing minor-league pitchers. He’s always going to have issues with strikeouts, thanks to a big swing and deep counts, but he should do plenty of damage in between.


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May 15, 2015 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, May 14, 2015

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Updates on David Dahl, Lucas Giolito, Billy McKinney, and more.

Hitter of the Day: Victor Roache, OF, Brewers (Brevard County, A-): 4-6, 2 R, 2B, 2 HR, 2 K. In a repeat of the Florida State League, Roache is beginning to show signs of figuring things out. He’s striking out more than ever, but in between, he’s making better contact, drawing more walks, and hitting for more power. The reactive hitter who expands the strike zone is no longer as prevalent in his second go-round in the league, and his improved approach is showing, though his numbers are fueled by a ridiculous .437 BABIP.

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May 14, 2015 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, May 13, 2015

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Jeff Moore

Updates on Jose Berrios, Gary Sanchez, David Dahl, Joey Pankake, and more.

Hitter of the Day: Rowdy Tellez, 1B, Blue Jays (Lansing, A-): 4-5, 2 R, 3 2B, HR. We’re getting glimpses of what Tellez can do on nights like these. He’s driving the ball better this season as he learns to use his size, which is considerably less than it was but still likely bigger than you. His strikeout rate has jumped this season, which is to be expected in his first taste of full-season ball, but it hasn’t jumped to significant red-flag levels. There is still a lot of development in front of the recently turned 20-year-old, and he’ll have to continue to work to keep himself in shape, but the power profile is intriguing.

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May 13, 2015 8:29 am

Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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Jeff Moore

Updates on Daniel Robertson, Nomar Mazara, Dominic Smith, and more.

Hitter of the Day: Daniel Robertson, SS, Rays (Montgomery, AA): 7-9, 3 R, 3B, BB (DH). Robertson’s future in the field may be up in the air, but whether or not he can hit is not. I’m not sold that he’ll be able to remain at shortstop, as he could outgrow the position, but even if he is forced to slide over to third base, he should provide enough offensive production to be an everyday player at the position. Robertson took advantage of the hitter-friendly California League last season, but he’s continued to drive the ball this year

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May 12, 2015 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Monday, May 11, 2015

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Jeff Moore

Updates on Robert Gsellman, Dalton Pompey, Jorge Alfaro, and more.

Hitter of the Day: Bobby Bradley, 1B, Indians (Lake County, A-): 3-4, 3 R, 2 HR, K. The Midwest League was an aggressive assignment for a high-school, third-round pick from last summer, and the results haven’t been shining—though even before Monday’s breakout game there were a few things to feel good about. Bradley has controlled the strike zone well thus far and hasn’t swung and missed excessively. As it warms up in the Midwest, it will be important for Bradley to continue to show off this kind of power, as the bar is high for first base prospects.

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May 11, 2015 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of May 8-10, 2015

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Jeff Moore

Updates on Trea Turner, Tim Anderson, Wilmer Difo, and more.

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May 9, 2015 12:01 am

Prospect Profile: Ceiling vs. Command

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Jeff Moore

Cardinals prospect Alex Reyes has the potential to be a star, but unlike Mets' prospect Robert Gsellman, he lacks command, which drops his floor quite a bit.

In the majors, certain pitching match-ups generate a buzz in the ballpark. The same thing happens in the minors, though the excitement is typically reserved to the scouts sitting behind the plate, while most of the rest of the stadium finds their seats, oblivious to the pitching delight on their plate for the evening.

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