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03-02

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2017 Prospects: Organizational Rankings
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Jeffrey Paternostro and BP Prospect Staff

02-27

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BP Job Postings: The BP Prospect Team Wants You
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Craig Goldstein, Bret Sayre and Jeffrey Paternostro

02-17

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The View From Behind The Backstop: Gabriel Ynoa Transaction Analysis
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Jeffrey Paternostro

02-13

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2017 Prospects: The Top 101 Prospects of 2017
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Jeffrey Paternostro and BP Prospect Staff

02-13

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Transaction Analysis: Old Second Basemen Never Die
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Bryan Grosnick and Jeffrey Paternostro

02-10

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2017 Prospects: Minnesota Twins Top 10 Prospects
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Jeffrey Paternostro and BP Prospect Staff

02-08

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2017 Prospects: Kansas City Royals Top 10 Prospects
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Jeffrey Paternostro and BP Prospect Staff

02-06

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2017 Prospects: Chicago White Sox Top 10 Prospects
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Jeffrey Paternostro and BP Prospect Staff

02-02

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2017 Prospects: Detroit Tigers Top 10 Prospects
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Jeffrey Paternostro, Steve Givarz and BP Prospect Staff

01-31

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2017 Prospects: Cleveland Indians Top 10 Prospects
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Jeffrey Paternostro and BP Prospect Staff

01-27

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2017 Prospects: San Francisco Giants Top 10 Prospects
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Jeffrey Paternostro and BP Prospect Staff

01-25

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2017 Prospects: Arizona Diamondbacks Top 10 Prospects
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Jeffrey Paternostro, Wilson Karaman and BP Prospect Staff

01-23

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2017 Prospects: San Diego Padres Top 10 Prospects
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Jeffrey Paternostro and BP Prospect Staff

01-20

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2017 Prospects: Colorado Rockies Top 10 Prospects
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Jeffrey Paternostro, Wilson Karaman and BP Prospect Staff

01-18

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2017 Prospects: Los Angeles Dodgers Top 10 Prospects
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Jeffrey Paternostro, Wilson Karaman and BP Prospect Staff

01-16

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2017 Prospects: Chicago Cubs Top 10 Prospects
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Jeffrey Paternostro and BP Prospect Staff

01-12

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2017 Prospects: St. Louis Cardinals Top 10 Prospects
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Jeffrey Paternostro and BP Prospect Staff

01-10

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2017 Prospects: Pittsburgh Pirates Top 10 Prospects
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Jeffrey Paternostro and BP Prospect Staff

01-05

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 113: Statcast and Prospects
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George Bissell, Tim Finnegan and Jeffrey Paternostro

01-05

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2017 Prospects: Cincinnati Reds Top 10 Prospects
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Jeffrey Paternostro and BP Prospect Staff

01-03

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2017 Prospects: Milwaukee Brewers Top 10 Prospects
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Jeffrey Paternostro and BP Prospect Staff

12-22

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2017 Prospects: Houston Astros Top 10 Prospects
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Jeffrey Paternostro, Wilson Karaman and BP Prospect Staff

12-20

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2017 Prospects: Texas Rangers Top 10 Prospects
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Jeffrey Paternostro, Kate Morrison and BP Prospect Staff

12-15

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2017 Prospects: Seattle Mariners Top 10 Prospects
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Jeffrey Paternostro, Brendan Gawlowski and BP Prospect Staff

12-13

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2017 Prospects: Oakland Athletics Top 10 Prospects
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Jeffrey Paternostro and BP Prospect Staff

12-08

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2017 Prospects: Los Angeles Angels Top 10 Prospects
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Jeffrey Paternostro and BP Prospect Staff

12-07

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Transaction Analysis: Boston's Bullpen Bet
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Matthew Kory, Jeffrey Paternostro and Scooter Hotz

12-06

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2017 Prospects: Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects
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Jeffrey Paternostro and BP Prospect Staff

12-02

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2017 Prospects: Boston Red Sox Top 10 Prospects
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Jeffrey Paternostro and BP Prospect Staff

12-02

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Transaction Analysis: Chicago's Miami Connection
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Jared Wyllys, Jeffrey Paternostro and Brendan Gawlowski

11-30

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2017 Prospects: Tampa Bay Rays Top 10 Prospects
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Jeffrey Paternostro and BP Prospect Staff

11-28

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2017 Prospects: New York Yankees Top 10 Prospects
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Jeffrey Paternostro and BP Prospect Staff

11-23

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2017 Prospects: Baltimore Orioles Top 10 Prospects
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Jeffrey Paternostro and BP Prospect Staff

11-21

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2017 Prospects: Miami Marlins Top 10 Prospects
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Jeffrey Paternostro and BP Prospect Staff

11-16

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2017 Prospects: Washington Nationals Top 10 Prospects
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Jeffrey Paternostro and BP Prospect Staff

11-14

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2017 Prospects: New York Mets Top 10 Prospects
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Jeffrey Paternostro and BP Prospect Staff

11-10

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2017 Prospects: Philadelphia Phillies Top 10 Prospects
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Jeffrey Paternostro and BP Prospect Staff

11-08

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2017 Prospects: Atlanta Braves Top 10 Prospects
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Jeffrey Paternostro and BP Prospect Staff

11-07

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Transaction Analysis: Slightly Left Of Center
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Bryan Grosnick and Jeffrey Paternostro

09-08

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The View From Behind The Backstop: The Next _____
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Jeffrey Paternostro

09-03

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BP Mets
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Jeffrey Paternostro

09-02

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The Call-Up: Raimel Tapia
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Jeffrey Paternostro and George Bissell

08-23

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The Call-Up: Robert Gsellman
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Jeffrey Paternostro and Mike Gianella

08-10

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Transaction Analysis: Switch-Pitchers and Triple-Digit Heat
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Steve Givarz, Jeffrey Paternostro and Bryan Grosnick

08-05

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The Call-Up: Jake Thompson
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Jeffrey Paternostro and Scooter Hotz

08-02

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Transaction Analysis: The Penny-Pinching Pirates Pitching Parade
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Jeff Quinton, Ben Carsley, Joshua Howsam, Gideon Turk, Craig Goldstein, Adam McInturff, Jeffrey Paternostro and Bryan Grosnick

08-02

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Transaction Analysis: Bruce Makes For a Crowded Metropolitan Area
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Bryan Grosnick, Jeffrey Paternostro and Scooter Hotz

07-30

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Transaction Analysis: Marlins Gonna Marlins
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Adam McInturff, Dustin Palmateer, Steve Givarz, Jeff Quinton and Jeffrey Paternostro

07-22

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The View From Behind The Backstop: This Is All Arbitrary, Isn't It?
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Jeffrey Paternostro

07-15

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T.V.R.:
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Jeffrey Paternostro and Craig Goldstein

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March 2, 2017 6:00 am

2017 Prospects: Organizational Rankings

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Jeffrey Paternostro and BP Prospect Staff

Golden Globes aren't the only thing Atlanta won this year.

N.B. These will vary a bit from the rankings in the 2017 Annual. Some of that is due to trades that happened after we went to press, but some of it is also due to my just not liking those rankings anymore. I guess I am taking the whole “snapshot in time” thing very literally. As with last year’s, we have organized them into tiers, described—unsurprisingly—with lyrics from noted singer-songwriter, author, and Cubs fan, John Darnielle.

“But you cannot run / And you cannot hide / From the wreck we've made of our house / From the mess inside”

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You love that which you can lose, yourself, a woman, a prospect.

Or 63 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance

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Ranking baseball's best prospects, from 1 to 101.

Previous Rankings: 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007

While it's entirely likely you'll skip right ahead to the rankings, we wanted to provide some context for the list. As always, prospect lists are a snapshot in time—in this case January 1, when the list was compiled. It's possible a prospect's situation has changed since then, or that our evaluator's feelings on a prospect have changed, due to new information. Within a week of the list being submitted, Jeffrey Paternostro told me there were only seven rankings he hated already. I'm guessing that number has risen as time's gone on. We hope you enjoy reading and debating the list as much as we enjoyed putting it together. —Craig Goldstein

1. Alex Reyes, RHP, St. Louis Cardinals
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2. Dansby Swanson, SS, Atlanta Braves
Scouting Report: LINK



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February 13, 2017 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Old Second Basemen Never Die

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Bryan Grosnick and Jeffrey Paternostro

Brandon Phillips finally accepts a trade, Chase Utley returns to the Dodgers on the cheap, and the Cubs and Royals make a minor swap.

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'Cause it's one thing to start with a positive jam, and it's another to see it all through. And we couldn't of done this if it wasn't for you.

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One year later we'd still be around if we had known what we know now. One year later we'd still be around, around, around.

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If you haven't seen it, it's new to you.

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It's the same old song, but with a different meaning since you've been gone.

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I've done all I can do. Could I please come with you? Sweet smell of sunshine, I remember sometimes.

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My yesterdays have melted with my tomorrow. And the present leaves me with no point of view.

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Some things will never change. They stand there looking backwards, half-unconscious from the pain.

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