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07-23

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2014 Draft
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Nick J. Faleris

07-10

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 25: TINO-esque
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Mike Gianella, Nick J. Faleris and Mauricio Rubio

07-03

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BP Top 50
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Nick J. Faleris, Jason Parks and Ron Shah

07-02

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BP Top 50
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Nick J. Faleris, Mark Anderson and Jeff Moore

07-01

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BP Top 50
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Nick J. Faleris, Chris Mellen and Jordan Gorosh

06-27

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BP Top 50
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Jason Parks, Nick J. Faleris, Chris Mellen and CJ Wittmann

06-26

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BP Top 50
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Chris Mellen, Jeff Moore and Nick J. Faleris

06-25

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BP Top 50
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Nick J. Faleris, Chris King and Jeff Moore

06-24

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BP Top 50
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Jason Parks, CJ Wittmann and Nick J. Faleris

06-11

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Scouting the Draft: 2014 Draft Favorites By Round
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Nick J. Faleris

06-06

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Round One Analysis
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Nick J. Faleris

06-06

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Round One Analysis
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Nick J. Faleris

06-05

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BP Unfiltered: 2014 Draft Index
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Nick J. Faleris

06-05

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BP Unfiltered: 2014 MLB Draft Video Library
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Nick J. Faleris

06-04

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Draft Ten Pack: June 4, 2014
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Nick J. Faleris and Ron Shah

06-03

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Scouting the Draft: 2014 Draft: Left-Handers to Know
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Nick J. Faleris

06-02

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Scouting the Draft: 2014 Draft: Right-Handers to Know
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Nick J. Faleris

05-30

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Scouting the Draft: 2014 Draft: Corner Outfielders to Know
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Nick J. Faleris

05-30

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Scouting the Draft: 2014 Draft: Center Fielders to Know
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Nick J. Faleris

05-29

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Scouting the Draft: 2014 Draft: Corner Infielders to Know
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Nick J. Faleris

05-28

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Scouting the Draft: 2014 Draft: Catchers to Know
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Nick J. Faleris

05-28

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Scouting the Draft: 2014 Draft: Middle Infielders to Know
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Nick J. Faleris

05-22

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Draft Ten Pack: Whom Would You Draft, Part 3
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

05-14

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Draft Ten Pack: Whom Would You Draft, Part 2
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

05-07

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Draft Ten Pack: Whom Would You Draft?
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Nick J. Faleris

05-05

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The Call-Up: Marcus Stroman
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Nick J. Faleris and Ben Carsley

04-17

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The Call-Up: George Springer
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Nick J. Faleris and Craig Goldstein

04-16

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Draft Ten Pack: More from NHSI and Two Big College Names
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

04-08

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Draft Ten Pack: USA Baseball NHSI Edition
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Nick J. Faleris

03-28

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Draft Ten Pack: Collegiate Update
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

03-27

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Draft Ten Pack: Weekend in Nashville
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Nick J. Faleris

03-11

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Draft Ten Pack: March 11, 2014
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

03-04

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Draft Ten Pack: The Prep Edition
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

03-03

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Draft Ten Pack: Jumbo College Edition
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

02-25

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Draft Ten Pack: Scouting Jeff Hoffman and the University of Virginia
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Nick J. Faleris

02-21

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The Phillies, Ben Wetzler, and the NCAA
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Nick J. Faleris

02-18

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Draft Ten Pack: Feb. 18, 2014
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

02-11

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Draft Ten Pack: High School Winter Workouts
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Nick J. Faleris, Todd Gold and David Rawnsley

01-30

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Scouting the Draft: Positional Preview: High School Corner Infielders
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Nick J. Faleris

01-29

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Scouting the Draft: Positional Preview: High School Middle Infielders
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Nick J. Faleris

01-28

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BP Announcements: Introducing "Scouting the Draft: Positional Preview Series"
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Nick J. Faleris

01-27

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Scouting the Draft: Positional Preview: High School Catchers
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Nick J. Faleris

12-04

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Transaction Analysis: Gentry Landed
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Ben Lindbergh and Nick J. Faleris

10-25

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BP Unfiltered: Scouting the Draft: Quick Hits - Kodi Medeiros in Jupiter
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Nick J. Faleris

10-01

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Advance Scouting Series: Jay Bruce
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Nick J. Faleris

10-01

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Advance Scouting Series: Brandon Phillips
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Nick J. Faleris

10-01

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Advance Scouting Series: Joey Votto
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Nick J. Faleris

09-03

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Transaction Analysis: Breaking Down August's Buzzer-Beating Trades
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Ben Lindbergh, Jason Cole, Nick J. Faleris and Chris Mellen

08-24

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BP Unfiltered: Under Armour All-American Game: Note Sheet
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Nick J. Faleris

08-16

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Scouting the Draft: Summer Circuit: PG All-American Classic
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Jason Parks, Nick J. Faleris and Chris Rodriguez

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May 7, 2014 6:00 am

Draft Ten Pack: Whom Would You Draft?

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Nick J. Faleris

It's a very special episode of the Draft Ten Pack, featuring a BP mock draft.

We’re a month from the MLB First Year Player Draft (June 5–7), and it’s time to narrow our focus to those names who will play a prominent role on draft day. This week’s entry in the Draft Ten Pack put ten BP and Perfect Game prospect-team members in decision-making roles. The rules of this “mock” were simple: pick the player you would pick if you were calling the shots for your assigned team. These selections were not made with organizational preference in mind, or with a nod toward any real-world hints about which targets these organizations have begun to zero in on.

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May 5, 2014 12:20 pm

The Call-Up: Marcus Stroman

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Nick J. Faleris and Ben Carsley

The Blue Jays bring up their top starting pitching prospect, though it's not clear how soon he'll be starting.

The Situation: With injuries and ineffectiveness dragging the Toronto pen through a month of underperformance, the Jays look to Marcus Stroman (the top prospect in the system entering 2014) to help hold down the late innings.

Background: Stroman was a first round selection out of Duke University in 2012, coming off the board with the 22nd overall pick. Despite one of the loudest arsenals in the draft class, consisting of three potential plus-plus offerings (fastball, slider, and cutter) and an average to plus changeup, Stroman’s diminutive stature (listed at 5-foot-9) and dominant stint as closer for the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team led many evaluators to place the Friday night ace into the “bullpen bin.” The Blue Jays saw a starter and, after easing his arm into the pro game via the pen in late 2012, inserted Stroman into the Double-A rotation for 20 starts in 2013.

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A big piece of the Astros' future arrives.

The Situation: Underperformance in the Astros’ outfield and the passing of enough days to guarantee that coveted seventh year of team control has opened the door for the promotion of the organization’s no. 2 prospect on Jason Parks’ 2014 team rankings and the 20th-ranked prospect overall on Parks’ 2014 Top 101. The powers that be in Houston are ready to show off to the franchise’s patient fan base another young piece of what they hope will become the foundation for future competitive Astros teams.

Background: Springer, a University of Connecticut product, was selected in the first round (11th overall) of the 2011 draft. Considered perhaps the toolsiest player in an absolutely stacked draft class, Springer was a divisive collegiate player for evaluators due to the nature of his aggressive approach and the amount of swing-and-miss in his game. Even with a troubling start to his junior season, Houston was not dissuaded and jumped on the opportunity to add his potential plus power/speed talent as the cornerstone of their rebuilding process.

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More names to know before the upcoming amateur draft.

This week we finish up with some trailing NHSI reports (last week’s Ten Pack had notes on ten participants), hit some more high school kids, and provide an introduction to FIU backstop Aramis Garcia and an update on FSU ace Luke Weaver.

Michael Rivera, C/3B, Venice (Venice, FL) | Commit: Florida

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April 8, 2014 6:00 am

Draft Ten Pack: USA Baseball NHSI Edition

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Nick J. Faleris

A number of this year's top prep prospects were at the USA Baseball invitational.

At the end of March, USA Baseball held its third annual National High School Invitational at the USA Baseball training complex in Cary, NC. The event featured 16 of the top high school programs in the country in a single-elimination tournament format, with each team guaranteed four games via consolation matchups. The First Academy (Orlando, FL) took home the crown after back-to-back Mater Dei (Santa Ana, CA) titles (Mater Dei did not participate this year). Below are notes and some video on 10 of the event’s top participants, including a number of first round candidates for this year’s June draft. I’ll have notes and video on more participants in this week’s BP Prospect Team Ten Pack entry.

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March 28, 2014 6:00 am

Draft Ten Pack: Collegiate Update

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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

Scouting reports and video of some of the top college players eligible for this June's draft.

Grayson Greiner, C, South Carolina
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Greiner entered the season as one of the top collegiate backstops eligible for the 2014 draft and he has solidified that status through his first 22 games played. He’s got a .338/.422/.514 slash line, just 12 strikeouts against 10 walks, and has thrown out 44 percent of would-be basestealers. He moves well behind the plate, able to block and deaden balls in the dirt. He has a quick transfer and release backed by above-average arm strength. He worked as the primary catcher for the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team last summer and showed little trouble handling the likes of Carlos Rodon, Tyler Beede, Erick Fedde, Brandon Finnegan, and Luke Weaver.



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March 27, 2014 12:31 pm

Draft Ten Pack: Weekend in Nashville

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Starring a showdown between two of the highest profile arms in the 2014 draft, Tyler Beede and Aaron Nola.

I was in Nashville two weekends ago for the much-anticipated matchup between two of the top programs in the SEC, as well as two of the top arms in the 2014 draft class: Vanderbilt’s Tyler Beede and LSU’s Aaron Nola. Beede and Nola took the bump opposite each other in Friday night’s opener and proceeded to solidify their claims to first round consideration. The series concluded with a doubleheader on Saturday, with a number of talents on each side standing out—particularly a handful of underclassmen with first round aspirations.

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March 11, 2014 6:00 am

Draft Ten Pack: March 11, 2014

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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

Eyes on Austin Bergner, Brendan Rodgers, Matt Imhof, Michael Conforto and other draft prospects.

We follow last week’s two-part “jumbo” edition of the Draft Ten Pack with a more restrained collection of updates from the scouting world of amateur baseball, headlined by a player spotlight on Oregon State’s Michael Conforto. Ronit Shah and Perfect Game’s Todd Gold caught USC’s Wyatt Strahan on back-to-back weekends while Steffan Segui continues his immersive coverage of baseball in the sunshine state, with collegiate and prep notes on 2014 players and some high-profile underclassmen.

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March 4, 2014 6:00 am

Draft Ten Pack: The Prep Edition

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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

A look at some of the high school players who will be in the conversation this June.

Prep Spotlight: Nick Gordon (SS/RHP, Olympia (Orlando, FL))

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March 3, 2014 12:00 pm

Draft Ten Pack: Jumbo College Edition

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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

We put eyes on Alex Blandino, Casey Gillaspie, Bradley Zimmer, and other amateurs of interest for this year's draft.

After a focus on the Virginia/East Carolina series last weekend, this week’s Draft Ten Pack returns to catching you up on early-season action across the college ranks. Steffan Segui and Ethan Purser provide notes from the southeast, while Perfect Game’s Todd Gold contributes from the west coast, with thoughts on some of the top underclass arms in the country. I chip in with some national notes, including a player spotlight on an infielder who is ringing in the season with a loud offensive performance. Tomorrow, we’ll have another Ten Pack on prep prospects.

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One of the top collegiate arms squared off with one of the nation's best squads last weekend; here are eyewitness accounts of players who stood out.

I was down in Charlottesville this weekend for the highly anticipated matchup between Virginia and East Carolina, featuring one of the top arms in the draft class, Jeff Hoffman (East Carolina), and one of the deepest teams in the country in UVA. While there were plenty of 2014 draft eligibles on display, Virginia’s impact talent stretches to the 2015 and 2016 classes, as well. We’ll have some additional notes on ECU players, as well as further collegiate and prep updates, in next Monday’s extended Draft Ten Pack.

Player Spotlight: Jeff Hoffman (RHP, East Carolina)

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The Phillies and the NCAA do a college player wrong, and only the player suffers.

Last June the Philadelphia Phillies used their fifth- and sixth-round draft picks to select Pac 10 talents Ben Wetzler (LHP, Oregon State) and Jason Monda (OF, Washington State), ultimately failing to sign each. Earlier this week Baseball America’s Aaron Fitt broke the news that last fall the Phillies turned in both Wetzler and Monda to the NCAA, claiming that both violated NCAA regulations that prevent an amateur player from using an agent to negotiate a contract on the player’s behalf. Violation of those regulations has the potential to negate the player’s NCAA eligibility. Monda has since been cleared to play, while Wetzler sits on the sidelines with his case still under review.

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