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Kevin Goldstein

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

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04-03

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6

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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4

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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7

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

07-26

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4

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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6

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

09-04

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16

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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15

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

08-29

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27

Future Shock: 2013 Rookie of the Year Award
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Kevin Goldstein

08-27

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26

Future Shock: Monday Morning Ten Pack
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Kevin Goldstein

08-27

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53

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

08-22

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13

Future Shock: Raising Draft Stock
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Kevin Goldstein

08-21

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13

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

08-21

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3

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

08-20

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17

Future Shock: Monday Morning Ten Pack
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Kevin Goldstein

08-17

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8

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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7

Future Shock: The Bundy Dilemma
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Kevin Goldstein

08-14

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14

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

08-13

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32

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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13

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

08-09

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15

The Call-Up: Manny Machado
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Kevin Goldstein

08-09

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10

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

08-08

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9

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

08-08

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49

Future Shock: Considering a Trout Extension
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Kevin Goldstein

08-07

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2

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

08-06

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2

The Call-Up: Josh Vitters
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Kevin Goldstein

08-06

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16

The Call-Up: Brett Jackson
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Kevin Goldstein

08-06

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42

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

08-03

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9

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

08-03

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1

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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6

The Call-Up: Dan Straily
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Kevin Goldstein

08-02

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2

The Call-Up: Mike Olt
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Kevin Goldstein

08-02

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15

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

08-01

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8

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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21

Transaction Analysis: Dempster Doesn't Turn Blind Eye to Texas
by
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

07-31

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6

Transaction Analysis: Deadline Madness UPDATED
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R.J. Anderson, Kevin Goldstein, Ben Lindbergh and Colin Wyers

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Victorino Dons Dodger Blue
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Kevin Goldstein and Sam Miller

07-31

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8

Transaction Analysis: Snider and Lincoln Change Scenery, LA Adds League, and Thames Joins the M's
by
Ben Lindbergh and Kevin Goldstein

07-31

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8

Transaction Analysis: Cubs Deal Soto, Maholm UPDATED AGAIN
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Colin Wyers and Kevin Goldstein

07-30

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17

Future Shock: Monday Morning Ten Pack
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Kevin Goldstein

07-29

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Transaction Analysis: Astros Cash in Johnson for Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein and R.J. Anderson

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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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August 6, 2012 12:10 pm

The Call-Up: Josh Vitters

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Kevin Goldstein

The third overall pick in 2007 is the new third baseman for the Cubs

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August 6, 2012 12:08 pm

The Call-Up: Brett Jackson

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Kevin Goldstein

Can Cubs outfielder Brett Jackson hit enough to survive in the big leagues?

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Every now and again, there's a performance that Kevin cannot stop thinking about. This weekend, Austin Wood gave that performance.

Austin Wood, RHP, Angels (Low-A Cedar Rapids)
It's 1:45 am and I have to write a Ten Pack, but I can't think about anyone but Austin Wood, who I saw pitch a little more than twelve hours ago at Kane County. I flipped between the Cubs and the White Sox games on the radio while driving home from the ballpark, but I still thought about Austin Wood. I made a lovely pasta dish from Amateur Gourmet with tomatoes from our garden but, while doing so, I thought about Austin Wood. I was able to at least move it to the back of my mind during the radio show I do on Sunday nights, but once that was over, there he was . . . Austin Wood. If I were a professional who was good at my job, I'd write your standard comment here about how Wood earned some notice early in the year with ten strikeouts in his first start of the year, and then five no-hit innings his second time out, but how he's been inconsistent ever since and has a 4.12 ERA, and how on Sunday he allowed just one run over seven innings while striking out six and blah blah blah. I'd write about his much-traveled amateur career and his stuff and his age and all that, and then I'd write nine more comments about nine other guys. But I can't think about nine other guys.


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Hi everyone. We wanted Episode 100 to be a blowout, but we never imagined it would end up like this. Of course, no celebration would be complete without a visit from Mom, who shares some racy stories from the 1960s. On a baseball level, our special guest in Rick Giolito, who tells one of those great untold stories. We all hear about the kids every draft year, but what is it like to be a father of one of those kids? It's a frank, honest and fascinating discussion. The big get is Artie Lange, who tells my favorite baseball story of all time, when he went on the field as a child following a Yankees world championship. Seriously, we got Artie Lange. We even find time for a listener of the week. That wasn't planned, but then Carl got an interesting tattoo. When listening back to the show, there was one disappointment. We didn't thank the listeners enough. We've been constantly amazed by the show's popularity. We know it's not for everyone, it was never designed to be so, and the fact that so many of you listen, write us emails, let us know on Twitter touches us with each episode, and it's the reason we have no intention of stopping. Thanks everyone, truly.

Hi everyone. We wanted Episode 100 to be a blowout, but we never imagined it would end up like this. Of course, no celebration would be complete without a visit from Mom, who shares some racy stories from the 1960s. On a baseball level, our special guest in Rick Giolito, who tells one of those great untold stories. We all hear about the kids every draft year, but what is it like to be a father of one of those kids? It's a frank, honest and fascinating discussion. The big get is Artie Lange, who tells my favorite baseball story of all time, when he went on the field as a child following a Yankees world championship. Seriously, we got Artie Lange. We even find time for a listener of the week. That wasn't planned, but then Carl got an interesting tattoo. When listening back to the show, there was one disappointment. We didn't thank the listeners enough. We've been constantly amazed by the show's popularity. We know it's not for everyone, it was never designed to be so, and the fact that so many of you listen, write us emails, let us know on Twitter touches us with each episode, and it's the reason we have no intention of stopping. Thanks everyone, truly.

Note: We do alert you to the presence of the occasional adult language and subject matter, but this time more than ever, because, you know . . . Artie Lange. Don't say we didn't warn you.

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What's actually involved when a prospect gets traded in-season?

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 audiencesend us your suggestion.

We tend to think of trades only in regard to how they affect on-field performance, but every swap comes with a whole host of off-the-field logistical issues. Kevin described the process in the piece republished below, which originally ran as a "Future Shock" column on August 6, 2009.

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August 2, 2012 8:27 pm

The Call-Up: Ryan Lavarnway

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Kevin Goldstein

The Red Sox call on Ryan Lavaranway, but will his stay be permanent?

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