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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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August 17, 2012 1:28 pm

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

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Kevin Goldstein

Notes from the day in the minors.

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August 15, 2012 1:50 pm

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

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Kevin Goldstein

Rockies OF Kyle Parker finds his power and notes from around the day in the minors.

Kyle Parker, OF, Rockies (High-A Modesto): 2-for-4, 2 HR (17), 3 R, 2 RBI, BB, 2 K.

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August 15, 2012 7:33 am

Future Shock: The Bundy Dilemma

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Kevin Goldstein

Now that Baltimore's Manny Machado is in the majors, why not Dylan Bundy?

When the Orioles promoted top positional prospect Manny Machado last week, there was a lot of debate as to whether or not the 20-year-old infielder was ready for the big leagues since he had just 928 minor league plate appearances. He's made the decision look good so far, but what is beyond debate is that the Orioles acted aggressively, which brought up the obvious question: if Machado, then why not Dylan Bundy?

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A minor league update consisting solely of players from the game Kevin attended last night in Beloit, Wisconsin.

A minor league update consisting solely of players from the game I attended last night in Beloit, Wisconsin.

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August 13, 2012 8:44 am

Future Shock: Monday Morning Ten Pack

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Kevin Goldstein

A few late-year promotions are looking pretty good, and a few even have the chance to get big league looks before too long.

J.O. Berrios, RHP, Twins (Rookie-level Elizabethton)
He wasn't a first-round pick in June, but he was the first pick right after it ended, going 31st overall and ending up just the sixth high school arm selected. He signed quickly for a $1.55 million bonus and he's looked nothing short of fantastic since taking the mound: 27 strikeouts and just seven hits allowed over 16 2/3 innings in the Gulf Coast League, adding four one-hit innings with five more whiffs on Saturday in his Appy League debut. Berrios is undersized at an even six feet tall, but he makes you forget about his size quickly with plus to plus-plus velocity coming out of one of those easy deliveries that makes it look like he's playing catch. He's flashed a good slider so far and has some feel for a changeup; the few pro scouts that have seen Berrios think the Twins may have really found something here.


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After our big celebration for Episode 100, we're back to normality, or at least as normal as the show gets. We talk about the Manny Machado call-up, some prospects that we are higher or lower than most on, and also just what to make of Austin Wood. Then we try to gauge Mike Trout's value (good luck) and talk about scouting little league games. Our special guest is a good friend of the show in Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger who talks about the future of the Mets, and then our listener of the week is the amazing Craig Robinson, better known to many of you as the Flip Flop Flyin' guy. From there it's the goofy stuff with a tribute to the late, great Juan Deli, and some talk about weird neighbors . . . and mattresses. As always, we hope you enjoy.

After our big celebration for Episode 100, we're back to normality, or at least as normal as the show gets. We talk about the Manny Machado call-up, some prospects that we are higher or lower than most on, and also just what to make of Austin Wood. Then we try to gauge Mike Trout's value (good luck) and talk about scouting little league games. Our special guest is a good friend of the show in Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger who talks about the future of the Mets, and then our listener of the week is the amazing Craig Robinson, better known to many of you as the Flip Flop Flyin' guy. From there it's the goofy stuff with a tribute to the late, great Juan Deli, and some talk about weird neighbors . . . and mattresses. As always, we hope you enjoy.

Note: We do alert you to the presence of the occasional adult language and subject matter. Don't say we didn't warn you.

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The massive breakout of Pirates OF Gregory Polanco and notes from around the day in the minors.

Gregory Polanco, OF, Pirates (Low-A West Virginia): 2-for-5, 2 HR (15), 2 R, 3 RBI.

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August 9, 2012 12:07 pm

The Call-Up: Manny Machado

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Kevin Goldstein

A scouting report on Manny Machado, who received a surprising call-up to the big leagues on Wednesday night.

The situation: Winners of five in a row and suddenly tied for the lead in the wild-card race, the Baltimore Orioles made an aggressive and surprising move Wednesday night, calling up their top position prospect in Machado, who just turned 20 last month. Machado was hitting .266/.352/.438 in 109 games at Double-A Bowie and was 16-for-33 with 32 total bases in his past nine games.

 

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August 9, 2012 12:36 am

What Scouts Are Saying: How Soon is Now?

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Kevin Goldstein and Jason Collette

Scouts weigh in on some familiar prospect names from the high minors, and some not-so-familiar names from the complex leagues.

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August 8, 2012 12:53 pm

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

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Kevin Goldstein

A look at Aaron Hicks'rebound and notes from around the day in the minors.

Aaron Hicks, OF, Twins (Double-A New Britain): 1-for-2, HR (12), 2 R, 2 RBI, BB; 2-for-3, 2 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI, BB.

The 14th selection of the 2008 draft, Hicks has always had tremendous tools, but the numbers never matched. 2012 was not a make-or-break year, but as his first exposure to upper-level pitching, it was certainly a critical one, and he's passing with flying colors.

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August 8, 2012 8:30 am

Future Shock: Considering a Trout Extension

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Kevin Goldstein

The Angels will have to decide on a Mike Trout extension at some point. What are their options?

Mike Trout is having a season for the ages. That shouldn't be news to you. But let's forget about the present for a second and think about what could be an even more promising future, as terrifying as that sounds. By common thought in the analytical community, Trout is still six to eight years away from his peak, and if you’re the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, you want that peak. That means an extension for the most valuable young asset in the game. If you are the Angels, how do you even approach this? To find out, I talked to a number of scouts and executives to get their take.

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August 7, 2012 12:38 pm

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

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Kevin Goldstein

A trip through the day in the minors.

Manny Machado, SS, Orioles (Double-A Bowie): 2-for-3, R, RBI, BB.

Bryce Harper and Mike Trout has been among the best things in baseball this year. For prospect people, they've been among the worst as they've created ridiculous expectations for every prospect in baseball. Manny Machado is 20 years old, more than holding his own at Double-A, and people yawn because Trout and Harper.

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