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08-04

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, August 3rd
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Jeff Moore

08-03

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Minor League Update: Games of July 31-August 2, 2015
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Jeff Moore

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: So, Do You Come to Milwaukee Often?
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Matthew Trueblood, R.J. Anderson, Jeff Moore, Tucker Blair and George Bissell

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: ACK! Going to New York!
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R.J. Anderson, Christopher Crawford, Nick Shlain, George Bissell, Matthew Trueblood, Wilson Karaman and Jeff Moore

07-31

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, July 30th
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Jeff Moore

07-30

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Transaction Analysis: Oh, the Price You Pay
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R.J. Anderson, Christopher Crawford, Mike Gianella and Jeff Moore

07-30

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Transaction Analysis: Cardinals Gather Moss
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R.J. Anderson, Jeff Moore and George Bissell

07-30

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, July 29th
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Jeff Moore

07-30

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Transaction Analysis: Rangers Go HAMels
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Matthew Trueblood, Jeff Moore, Kate Morrison, Colin Young and Mike Gianella

07-29

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

07-29

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Notes from the Field: July 29, 2015
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Brendan Gawlowski, Jeff Moore and Wilson Karaman

07-28

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

07-27

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Transaction Analysis: The Uribear Trundles Along Again
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R.J. Anderson, Jeff Moore, Al Skorupa, Christopher Crawford and Tucker Blair

07-27

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Minor League Update: Games of July 24-26, 2015
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Jeff Moore

07-27

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Raw Projection: Ep. 12: Adjustments
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Jeff Moore and Chris Mellen

07-24

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

07-23

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

07-22

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

07-21

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

07-20

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Minor League Update: Games of July 17-19
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Jeff Moore

07-17

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, July 16th
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Jeff Moore

07-16

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

07-15

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, July 14th
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Jeff Moore

07-14

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Notes from the Field: A Contextual Power Display
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Jeff Moore

07-14

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

07-13

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Notes from the Field: Team USA
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Jeff Moore

07-13

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

07-10

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, July 9th
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Jeff Moore

07-09

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Minor League Update: Games of July 7-8, 2015
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Jeff Moore

07-07

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Minor League Update: Games of July 3-6, 2015
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Jeff Moore

07-06

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Raw Projection: Ep. 10: The Big One
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Jeff Moore and Chris Mellen

07-06

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BP Top 50
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Jeff Moore and Tucker Blair

07-06

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BP Top 50
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Jeff Moore

07-03

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, July 2nd
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Jeff Moore

07-02

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, July 1st
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Jeff Moore

07-01

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, June 30th
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Jeff Moore

06-30

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, June 29th
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Jeff Moore

06-29

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Minor League Update: Games of June 26-28, 2015
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Jeff Moore

06-26

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, June 25th
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Jeff Moore

06-26

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The Call-Up: Steven Matz
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Jeff Moore and George Bissell

06-25

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, June 24th
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Jeff Moore

06-24

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, June 23rd
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Jeff Moore

06-23

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Minor League Update: Games of June 22, 2015
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Jeff Moore

06-22

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Minor League Update: Games on June 19-21, 2015
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Jeff Moore

06-22

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Raw Projection: Ep. 08 - You'll Join The Club Soon
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Jeff Moore and Chris Mellen

06-19

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Minor League Update: Games of June 18, 2015
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Jeff Moore

06-18

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Minor League Update: Games of June 17, 2015
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Jeff Moore

06-17

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Minor League Update: Games of June 16, 2015
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Jeff Moore

06-16

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Minor League Update: Games of June 15, 2015
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Jeff Moore

06-15

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Minor League Update: Games of June 12-14, 2015
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Jeff Moore

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July 27, 2015 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of July 24-26, 2015

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Notes on prospects who stood out over the weekend, including Hunter Renfroe, Luke Weaver, and Tyler Glasnow.

Friday

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Welcome! Housekeeping Promotions Lucas Giolito Alex Reyes Challenges at AA Anthony Alford Two-sport athletes and approach Emails "Things to work on" Goodbye

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July 24, 2015 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, July 23rd

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Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Nats outfielder Victor Robles and Jays righty Jeff Hoffman.

Hitter of the Day: Victor Robles, OF, Nationals (Auburn, SS): 4-5, R, 3B, HR, K.
Robles is a name that you’re going to be hearing about more and more over the next few years. Having just turned 18, he’s already worked his way out of the Gulf Coast League after torching it for a month. He’s immensely talented, with his only real flaws at this point being a general lack of pro experience and a need for the strength that comes with age. As an up-the-middle defender with plus bat speed and already-refined swing mechanics, he’d be atop my acquire list if I were a team talking trade deals with the Nationals, though I doubt they’d have any interest in parting with him.


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July 23, 2015 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, July 22nd

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Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Rays infielder Richie Shaffer and Reds lefty Amir Garrett.

Hitter of the Day: Richie Shaffer, 3B, Rays (Durham, AAA): 2-2, R, 2B, HR, 2 BB, SB.
That’s a great all-around game from a player who’s not all that well rounded. You can ignore the stolen base, as that’s an anomaly: Shaffer is not a very good runner. Power and patience are his calling cards, and the combination helps make up for a long swing that leads to high strikeout totals and will likely be exposed further at the major-league level. Still, Shaffer can put a charge into the ball and should do some damage between the swings and misses.


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July 22, 2015 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, July 21st

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Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Phillies shortstop J.P. Crawford and Nats righty Jefry Rodriguez.

Hitter of the Day: J.P. Crawford, SS, Phillies (Reading, AA): 2-4, 2 R, 2B, HR, BB.
On the day that fellow Phillies prospect Aaron Nola made his major-league debut, Crawford continued to show that he’s hot on his heels to the big city. He’s not there yet, but he’s closer than perhaps any other shortstop who can’t legally order an adult beverage. The refinement is what stands out about Crawford. In today’s game, we simply don’t see players who walk more than they strike out very often, yet Crawford has done it for his entire minor-league career. Even without significant power, bats like that are rare, and ones that can play a plus defensive shortstop simply don’t exist.


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July 21, 2015 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Monday, July 20th

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Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Rockies third baseman Ryan McMahon and Braves righty Touki Toussaint.

Hitter of the Day: Ryan McMahon, 3B, Rockies (Modesto, A+): 2-2, R, HR.
Power masks a lot of flaws, and while McMahon’s overall game doesn’t have too many gaping ones, it alleviates some of the concern that comes with his exceedingly high strikeout rate. There’s more swing and miss in his game than many would like, though his walk, strikeout, and power rates have all stayed relatively stable in the hitter-friendly California League from the year before, suggesting that there’s nothing fluky about his production. Still, his ability to punish fastballs will have to continue to outweigh his inability to track and lay off of offspeed pitches outside the strike zone.


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July 20, 2015 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of July 17-19

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Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out over the weekend, including Luke Weaver, Brent Honeywell, and Greg Bird.

Friday

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July 17, 2015 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, July 16th

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Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Rangers outfielder Nick Williams and Pirates righty Tyler Glasnow.

Hitter of the Day: Nick Williams, OF, Rangers (Frisco, AA): 3-5, 2 R, 2 HR, K, SB.
Say what you will about the small sample size that has been Williams’ season thus far, but hitters as talented as Williams don’t double their walk rate four months into their Double-A campaigns by accident. No one has been harder on Williams than I had been entering this season, and with just cause. He swung at everything, and that held him back. I’ll admit, I didn’t ever think he’d adjust. Once you get to this point in the minors, it’s rare to see hitters adapt their approaches significantly. But Williams appears to have done it, and that’s a testament to his efforts. Whether he can keep it up remains to be seen. The pitching will only get better, and he’s still not exactly patient. But with his ability, he doesn’t have to draw a ton of walks to be successful; he only needs enough of them to keep pitchers honest. Williams has shown the ability to draw an adequate volume this year for the first time, and the dividends have been impressive.


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July 16, 2015 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, July 15th

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Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Pirates infielder Jacoby Jones and Rays righty Jacob Faria.

Hitter of the Day: JaCoby Jones, SS, Pirates (Bradenton, A+): 3-5, 2 R, 2 2B, HR.
Jones is going to find a place on a big-league roster in some capacity, the only question is what that capacity will be. He’s probably not an everyday shortstop, though he’s better at the position than his somewhat-awkward actions would suggest. He’s got some funk to his swing, too, which leads to lots of swings and misses, but when he finds the barrel, he has the ability to do some real damage. I don’t know if there’s a spot for him in the lineup every day, but he has enough athletic ability to play multiple positions and enough power to do damage if put in the right spots. Those signs point to an oft-used utility player, who could excel with a smart manager who deploys him properly. He has his flaws, but he does enough things well to carve out a very productive niche.


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July 15, 2015 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, July 14th

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Yoan Moncada and Aramis Garcia stand out with only a couple of leagues in action.

It’s a light Update today, with only the South Atlantic and complex leagues in action…

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July 14, 2015 8:06 am

Notes from the Field: A Contextual Power Display

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Jeff Moore

The difference between Futures Game power and Major League power is jarring and important to remember.

Amid the ruckus of a bustling city, the biggest and brightest baseball stars, along with their minor league counterparts, gathered to show off their incredible skills. One flight, four hotel rooms, two states, and seven Ubers later, I made my way into a decked out Great American Ballpark for All-Star Workout Day. The extra flair in and around the stadium, along with the excitement of the crowd, made it easy to forget that a team 15 ½ games out of first place resides here.

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