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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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Jeff Moore

09-09

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, September 8
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Jeff Moore

09-08

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Minor League Update: Games of September 5-7
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Jeff Moore

09-05

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Prospect Debate: Steven Moya's Feast or Famine
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Jeff Moore, Mark Anderson and Tucker Blair

09-05

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, September 4th
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Jeff Moore

09-04

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, September 3rd
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Jeff Moore

09-04

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The Call-Up: The Others
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Mauricio Rubio, Tucker Blair, Jordan Gorosh, Craig Goldstein, Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre and Jeff Moore

09-03

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Notes from the Field: Two Cubans Walk Onto A Field...
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Jeff Moore

09-03

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The Call-Up: Dalton Pompey
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Jeff Moore and Ben Carsley

09-02

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Minor League Update: Games of August 29-September 1
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Jeff Moore

08-29

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The Call-Up: Dilson Herrera
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Jeff Moore and Craig Goldstein

08-29

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, August 28th
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Jeff Moore

08-28

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, August 27th
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Jeff Moore

08-27

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AFL 2014
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Jeff Moore

08-27

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, August 26th
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Jeff Moore

08-26

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, August 25th
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Jeff Moore

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January 15, 2015 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Astros Get Evan

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R.J. Anderson, Ben Carsley, Jordan Gorosh and Jeff Moore

The Astros get Evan Gattis from the Braves for three prospects.

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December 31, 2014 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Puerto Rican Winter League Pitchers

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A look at the arms who've stood out in Puerto Rico to date.

Miguel Chalas, RHP, White Sox (Cangrejeros de Santurce): 18 IP, 17 H, 16 K/8 BB, 3.50 ERA.
Chalas came over from the Orioles in the Alejendro De Aza deal, though by that time the minor-league season had come to an end. He’s an undersized, max-effort reliever who struggles with his in-the-zone command. Chalas has a good arm and achieves low-to-mid 90s velocity, but he profiles as a middle reliever.

Joe Jimenez, RHP, Tigers (Gigantes de Carolina): 12 2/3 IP, 3 H, 15 K/1 BB, 0.00 ERA.
Jimenez has taken his upper-90s fastball to his native country this winter and has been even more dominant than he was in his New York-Penn League stint this summer. His fastball/slider combination has yet to be challenged, and even though he’s likely destined for a relief role, he could be an impact ‘pen arm.



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December 30, 2014 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Venezuelan Winter League Pitchers

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Jeff Moore

A look at four arms who've stood out in Venezuela.

Adys Portillo, RHP, Padres (Aguilas del Zulia): 17 IP, 16 H, 13 K/15 BB, 7.94 ERA.
Winter league numbers require context due to the small sample sizes, different hitting environments in different leagues, ends of long seasons, etc. At no point in the baseball universe, however, is it a good thing to walk more batters than you strike out. Extreme control issues have plagued Portillo since he signed for $2 million in 2008, and they don’t appear to be getting any better, even after he switched to a relief role this season.

J.C. Sulbaran, RHP, Royals (Tiburones de La Guaira): 4 GS, 17 IP, 18 H, 13 K/5 BB, 5.82 ERA. Best known as the player the Royals got in return for Jonathan Broxton at the 2012 trade deadline, Sulbaran stagnated at Double-A in 2013 but bounced back with a solid season in 2014. Upon their acquisition of Sulbaran, the Royals moved him into the bullpen, but the right-hander never took to the change. He returned to the Double-A rotation this season and once again found mild success. There’s not a lot of upside with Sulbaran, but having just turned 25 and with a solid foundation of innings built up throughout his minor-league career, he should serve as rotation depth for the Royals as early as this season and could settle in as a spot-starter/long man.


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December 29, 2014 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Dominican Winter League Pitchers

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Jeff Moore

A look at the arms who've stood out in DWL action.

Last week, I recapped all three winter leagues, but if you were paying careful attention, you noticed that all of the players mentioned were position players. That actually wasn’t on purpose so much as the amount of hitting prospects greatly outweighs the number of pitching prospects playing in winter leagues. With the concern about innings totals and the abuse of young arms, this isn’t terribly surprising.

Still, while perhaps not of the prospect variety, there are still a number of notable arms active in winter league action. That’s where this Update comes in.

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December 24, 2014 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Puerto Rican Winter League Games to Date

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Jeff Moore

Picking out the prospects and intriguing young players in the thinnest of the three winter circuits.

Prospects

Anthony Garcia, OF, Cardinals (Gigantes de Carolina): .331/.429/.661, 9 2B, 3B, 10 HR, 19 BB/24 K in 124 AB.
Garcia is a free-swinger to the fullest extent. That doesn’t work very well in the Florida State League, as evidenced by just 10 home runs in a full season in Palm Beach in 2014 (don’t feel too bad for Garcia, he did get to love in Palm Beach for six months). Despite his modest home run totals during the regular season, Garcia does have plus raw power, but despite his impressive totals this winter, it isn’t likely to play in games. He’s not much of a defensive player either, so his value will have to come exclusively from his bat, and that’s a major question given his swing-and-miss issues.


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December 22, 2014 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Winter League Games to Date

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Jeff Moore

The Update returns with a look at the prospects and young players who've stood out in the Dominican.

Prospects

Cristhian Adames, SS, Rockies (Toros del Este): .353/.426/.473, 4 2B, 4 3B, 2 HR, 18 BB/19 K in 167 AB.
Adames generally does a nice job making contact, and does so without an extremely aggressive approach, so it’s not shocking to see him go on runs like this where he strings together high averages with lots of balls in play. The lack of power in his game limits his upside, and though he’s shown more extra-base thump this winter than in his minor-league career, there’s not much reason to believe there’s a lot of punch in his bat long term. Still, his ability to put the bat on the baseball and possibly handle all three infield positions makes him a valuable bench candidate.


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December 22, 2014 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Venezuelan Winter League Games to Date

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Jeff Moore

A look at the prospects and young big leaguers who've stood out in Venezuela.

Prospects

Odubel Herrera, 2B, Phillies (Tiburones de La Guaira): .373/.429/.557, 13 2B, 3 3B, 5 HR, 17 BB/28 K in 185 AB.
Herrera hasn’t shown much power in the past, and I wrote just that in our Rule Five recap a few weeks ago. Naturally, he’s proved that to be false this winter in his native country. We can’t put a lot of stock in a month’s worth of winter league numbers, but if Herrera can add just a little bit of pop to his speed and defense, he could be a valuable asset to a suddenly shallow Phillies middle infield.


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The Padres add another big-name outfielder, sending four prospect to Atlanta in the process, and also bring back an oft-injured arm.



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December 15, 2014 12:01 am

Rule 5 Draft Recap

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Jeff Moore

Intel on the 13 players selected on Thursday.

Rule 5 draftees are not the high-end prospects we know and love, but they’re not without their merits. The hope for each team that drafts a player is that he has one skill that is good enough to justify a roster spot on a major-league club for the entire 2014 season. If not, the player is returned to his original team. Because of this, many clubs elect to pass on selecting a player.

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November 24, 2014 6:00 am

The 40-Man Additions

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Tucker Blair and Jeff Moore

Top prospects, organizational depth, and others added to 40-man rosters in anticipation of the Rule 5 Draft.

Late last week, teams faced a deadline to add minor leaguers—or, at least, those who meet minimum professional experience requirements—to the 40-man roster or risk losing them in the Rule 5 draft in San Diego next month. The deadline forces teams to make decisions on which players are most likely to be taken, and which would hurt the most to lose. Some of the most significant additions:

AL East

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November 24, 2014 6:00 am

The 40-Man Additions

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Craig Goldstein, Mauricio Rubio and Jeff Moore

Top prospects, organizational depth, and others added to 40-man rosters in anticipation of the Rule 5 Draft.

Late last week, teams faced a deadline to add minor leaguers—or, at least, those who meet minimum professional experience requirements—to the 40-man roster or risk losing them in the Rule 5 draft in San Diego next month. The deadline forces teams to make decisions on which players are most likely to be taken, and which would hurt the most to lose. Some of the most significant additions:

NL EAST

Atlanta Braves
Biggest Surprise: Yean Carlos Gil
Potential Impact: Kyle Kubitza



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November 18, 2014 12:01 am

Transaction Analysis: Heyward Movement

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Sam Miller, Jeff Moore, Ben Carsley and Wilson Karaman

The Cardinals get one of the best young stars in the game, while the Braves add club-controlled pitching.

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