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Kevin Goldstein 

Kevin Goldstein

Kevin Goldstein brings his industry standard prospect scouting reports to Baseball Prospectus Premium readers every weekday.

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09-30

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The BP Wayback Machine: Young Birds Taking Wing
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Kevin Goldstein

09-18

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The BP Wayback Machine: The Matt Moore Prospect Days
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Kevin Goldstein

09-15

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The BP Wayback Machine: Yoenis Cespedes: The Showcase
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Kevin Goldstein

09-02

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The BP Wayback Machine: The 2007 Arizona Fall League Preview, Part 2
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Kevin Goldstein

09-02

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The BP Wayback Machine: The 2007 Arizona Fall League Preview, Part 1
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Kevin Goldstein

07-01

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The BP Wayback Machine: The Futures Game Viewing Guide, 2009 Edition
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Kevin Goldstein

04-03

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The BP Wayback Machine: Another Opening Day
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Kevin Goldstein

02-20

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The BP Wayback Machine: Agents, the Draft, and the NCAA
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Kevin Goldstein

01-24

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The BP Wayback Machine: Who Yu Gonna Call?
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Kevin Goldstein

12-20

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The BP Wayback Machine: Managing Expectations
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Kevin Goldstein

09-26

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The BP Wayback Machine: Tuesday Morning Ten Pack, 9/05/06
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Kevin Goldstein

07-26

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The BP Wayback Machine: Development Disasters
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Kevin Goldstein

05-24

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The BP Wayback Machine: How the Indians Were Built
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Kevin Goldstein

12-28

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The BP Wayback Machine: Firing Up the Wayback Machine
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Kevin Goldstein

09-04

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BP Podcast: Episode 102: I Shouldn't Say Anything
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Kevin Goldstein

08-31

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Baseball Prospectus News: Goodbye to the Internet
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Kevin Goldstein

08-29

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Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 28
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Kevin Goldstein

08-29

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Future Shock: 2013 Rookie of the Year Award
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Kevin Goldstein

08-27

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Future Shock: Monday Morning Ten Pack
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Kevin Goldstein

08-27

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Transaction Analysis: L.A. Consequential
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R.J. Anderson and Kevin Goldstein

08-22

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Future Shock: Raising Draft Stock
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Kevin Goldstein

08-21

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Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 20
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Kevin Goldstein

08-21

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Transaction Analysis: The A's Acquire Stephen Drew *UPDATED*
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Ben Lindbergh and Kevin Goldstein

08-20

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Future Shock: Monday Morning Ten Pack
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Kevin Goldstein

08-17

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Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 16
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Kevin Goldstein

08-15

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Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 14
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Kevin Goldstein

08-15

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Future Shock: The Bundy Dilemma
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Kevin Goldstein

08-14

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Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Chiefs/Snappers Edition
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Kevin Goldstein

08-13

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Future Shock: Monday Morning Ten Pack
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Kevin Goldstein

08-10

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BP Podcast: Episode 101: Let's Just Not Even Try
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Kevin Goldstein

08-10

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Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 9
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Kevin Goldstein

08-09

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The Call-Up: Manny Machado
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Kevin Goldstein

08-09

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What Scouts Are Saying: How Soon is Now?
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Kevin Goldstein and Jason Collette

08-08

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Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 7
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Kevin Goldstein

08-08

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Future Shock: Considering a Trout Extension
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Kevin Goldstein

08-07

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Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 6
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Kevin Goldstein

08-06

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The Call-Up: Josh Vitters
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Kevin Goldstein

08-06

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The Call-Up: Brett Jackson
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Kevin Goldstein

08-06

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Future Shock: Monday Morning Ten Pack, Austin Wood Edition
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Kevin Goldstein

08-03

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BP Podcast: Episode 100: I Just Realized I Know Nothing About Baseball
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Kevin Goldstein

08-03

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The BP Wayback Machine: Getting Dealt
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Kevin Goldstein

08-02

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The Call-Up: Ryan Lavarnway
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Kevin Goldstein

08-02

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The Call-Up: Dan Straily
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Kevin Goldstein

08-02

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The Call-Up: Mike Olt
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Kevin Goldstein

08-02

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Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 1
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Kevin Goldstein

08-01

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Future Shock: Ranking The Traded Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

08-01

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Future Shock: The Midseason Top 50 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

08-01

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The Call-Up: Domonic Brown
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Kevin Goldstein

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Dempster Doesn't Turn Blind Eye to Texas
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Colin Wyers and Kevin Goldstein

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Giants Counter Dodgers, Acquire Pence
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Kevin Goldstein and R.J. Anderson

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Revisiting the Arrieta class of pitching prospects in Baltimore.

Yesterday, Jeff Long wrote about the Orioles' disappointing performance with pitching prospects. Today, we flash back to 2009, when the Orioles' stable of young pitching talent seemed to have the club prepped for a long run of success. The following article by Kevin Goldstein originally ran on July 7, 2009.

While the Orioles' offense ranks 10th in the American League in runs scored, it's still loaded with young talent that's only going to get better from here. Beyond the quality of the competition, the real reason that Baltimore is languishing in the American League East is a pitching staff that is allowing nearly five-and-a-half runs per game. But will they get better in the same way that the offense is expected to? Looking at the current staff, the answer is clearly 'no,' but the magic prospect 8-ball sees one of the more talented collections of mound talent around down in their farm system. It's a group that could be the second part of a rebuilding process that brings respectability, if not much more, back to Charm City.

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Looking back at Matt Moore's progression from three-star prospect to the best pitching prospect in the game.

On Thursday night, after a largely disastrous first season back from Tommy John surgery, Matt Moore had perhaps his finest start as a major leaguer, going seven shutout innings, allowing two hits and no walks, and striking out nine. Moore's future is still very much up in the air, so now seems like an appropriate time to remember the prospect who some rated higher than Mike Trout and Bryce Harper. The following are what Kevin Goldstein wrote about Moore in the 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 Rays Top Tens.

2009:

6. Matt Moore, LHP
DOB: 6/18/89
Height/Weight: 6-2/205
Bats/Throws: L/L
Drafted/Signed: 8th round, 2007, Moriarty HS (NM)
2008 Stats: 1.66 ERA at Rookie-level (54.1-30-19-77)
Last Year's Ranking: Not Ranked







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Blow-by-blow recap of the incredible scouting video of top international prospect Yoenis Cespedes.

In about two months, Yoenis Cespedes is going to get paid. The last time he was going to get paid, this happened. We can only hope for a sequel. This article originally ran on November 7, 2011.

I knew I was in for something special once I saw the email.

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The three teams in the West Division have the same disparity between offense and pitching as those in the East.

With the excitement of the 2015 AFL rosters being announced yesterday, we take a look back at a league preview from eight years ago and see which names are of the household variety now (along with which names we have long forgotten). This article originally ran on October 4, 2007 and was part two of a two-part series.

After an overview of the three East squads in Part 1, the Arizona Fall League preview wraps up with a look at the teams in the West.

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The three squads in the East division are stacked with big bats, but where is the quality pitching?

With the excitement of the 2015 AFL rosters being announced yesterday, we take a look back at a league preview from eight years ago and see which names are of the household variety now (along with which names we have long forgotten). This article originally ran on October 3, 2007 and was part one of a two-part series.

The Arizona Fall League kicks off its 16th season next week, and while the league has had its struggles on a financial level, the talent continues to shine through--though like most years there is far more good hitting than quality pitching. In this year's All-Star game, nearly half the players on the National League squad (16) had AFL experience on their resume, and that number should continue to grow in the years to come. We'll start today's preview with the East division, looking at five story lines to follow on each team.

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How many of these guys do you remember?

There's no shortage of excitement about next Sunday's Futures Game in Cincinnati. In the meantime, here's a journey back to the game in 2009. See how many of these names you're very familiar with now. This article originally ran on July 12, 2009.

Having once been involved in the selection process for the Futures Game, I can tell you first-hand that it's not a simple process. Just like the All-Star Game, there are limitations imposed to ensure that each team is represented, and the US vs. World set-up creates additional challenges certain positions. Still, when the game kicks off (ESPN2 on Sunday at 2 pm ET), there will be plenty of top prospects in action, and for so many fans, it also represents the first time to get an actual look at players you've been reading about, at times for years, so here are some things to look out for.

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On the first day of minor league games in full-season leagues, relive MiLB Opening Day from eight years ago.

While looking toward the future with our comprehensive slate of current content, we'd also like to recognize our rich past by drawing upon our extensive (and mostly free) online archive of work dating back to 1997. In an effort to highlight the best of what's gone before, we'll be bringing you a weekly blast from BP's past, introducing or re-introducing you to some of the most informative and entertaining authors who have passed through our virtual halls. If you have fond recollections of a BP piece that you'd like to nominate for re-exposure to a wider audience, send us your suggestion.

As you prepare for the first day of full-season minor league games, revisit Kevin's notes from a previous Opening Day in the piece reprinted below, which was originally published as a Future Shock column on April 7, 2006.

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The Phillies reportedly told on an unsigned draft pick for using an agent. Which raises the question: What's the difference between an agent and an advisor?

While looking toward the future with our comprehensive slate of current content, we'd also like to recognize our rich past by drawing upon our extensive (and mostly free) online archive of work dating back to 1997. In an effort to highlight the best of what's gone before, we'll be bringing you a weekly blast from BP's past, introducing or re-introducing you to some of the most informative and entertaining authors who have passed through our virtual halls. If you have fond recollections of a BP piece that you'd like to nominate for re-exposure to a wider audience, send us your suggestion.

After failing to sign him, the Phillies reportedly turned in 2013 fifth-round pick Ben Wetzler for breaking an NCAA rule by using an agent. Kevin Goldstein explained the subtle difference between an agent and an advisor in the piece reprinted below, which was originally published as a "Future Shock" column on May 16, 2008.

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Flash back to a time when multiple industry insiders preferred Ian Kennedy to Yu Darvish.

While looking toward the future with our comprehensive slate of current content, we'd also like to recognize our rich past by drawing upon our extensive (and mostly free) online archive of work dating back to 1997. In an effort to highlight the best of what's gone before, we'll be bringing you a weekly blast from BP's past, introducing or re-introducing you to some of the most informative and entertaining authors who have passed through our virtual halls. If you have fond recollections of a BP piece that you'd like to nominate for re-exposure to a wider audience, send us your suggestion.

After the Rangers won the posting rights to Yu Darvish, Kevin Goldstein asked industry insiders to compare Darvish to five other starters in the piece reprinted below, which was originally published as a "Future Shock" column on December 21, 2011.

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In which Kevin tried to temper the enthusiasm we all have about our team's minor league system.

While looking toward the future with our comprehensive slate of current content, we'd also like to recognize our rich past by drawing upon our extensive (and mostly free) online archive of work dating back to 1997. In an effort to highlight the best of what's gone before, we'll be bringing you a weekly blast from BP's past, introducing or re-introducing you to some of the most informative and entertaining authors who have passed through our virtual halls. If you have fond recollections of a BP piece that you'd like to nominate for re-exposure to a wider audience, send us your suggestion.

Kevin Goldstein tried to determine how much major-league talent the typical team can expect from its farm system in the piece reprinted below, which was originally published as a "Future Shock" column on March 20, 2006.

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The final Ten Pack of the regular season, seven years ago.

While looking toward the future with our comprehensive slate of current content, we'd also like to recognize our rich past by drawing upon our extensive (and mostly free) online archive of work dating back to 1997. In an effort to highlight the best of what's gone before, we'll be bringing you a weekly blast from BP's past, introducing or re-introducing you to some of the most informative and entertaining authors who have passed through our virtual halls. If you have fond recollections of a BP piece that you'd like to nominate for re-exposure to a wider audience, send us your suggestion.

Flash back to the end of the minor-league season seven years ago in the piece reprinted below, which was originally published as a "Future Shock" column on September 5, 2006.



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A look back at how far the Cubs organization has come.

While looking toward the future with our comprehensive slate of current content, we'd also like to recognize our rich past by drawing upon our extensive (and mostly free) online archive of work dating back to 1997. In an effort to highlight the best of what's gone before, we'll be bringing you a weekly blast from BP's past, introducing or re-introducing you to some of the most informative and entertaining authors who have passed through our virtual halls. If you have fond recollections of a BP piece that you'd like to nominate for re-exposure to a wider audience, send us your suggestion.

After a year of aggressively adding young talent, the Cubs of today have one of baseball's best farm systems. But the story was very different four years ago, as Kevin described in the piece reprinted below, which was originally published as a "Future Shock" column on July 21, 2009.

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