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04-23

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Eyewitness Accounts: April 23, 2015
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04-20

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: April 20, 2015
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04-13

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: April 13, 2015
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04-01

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Spring Training Notebook: Cactus League
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03-27

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Spring Training Notebook: Cactus League
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03-24

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Spring Training Notebook: Cactus League
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03-20

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Spring Training Notebook: Cactus League
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03-18

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Spring Training Notebook: Cactus League
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03-17

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Spring Training Notebook: Cactus League
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02-17

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Draft Ten Pack: February 17, 2015
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

02-17

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2015 Prospects: 2015 Organizational Rankings
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Mark Anderson, Jeff Moore and BP Prospect Staff

02-09

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2015 Prospects: Top 101 Prospects of 2015
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Nick J. Faleris, Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

02-06

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2015 Prospects: Los Angeles Angels Top 10 Prospects
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

02-04

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2015 Prospects: Houston Astros Top 10 Prospects
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

02-02

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2015 Prospects: Oakland Athletics Top 10 Prospects
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Tucker Blair and BP Prospect Staff

01-30

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2015 Prospects: Seattle Mariners Top 10 Prospects
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Jordan Gorosh and BP Prospect Staff

01-28

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2015 Prospects: Texas Rangers Top 10 Prospects
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

01-26

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2015 Prospects: Kansas City Royals Top 10 Prospects
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

01-21

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2015 Prospects: Detroit Tigers Top 10 Prospects
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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

01-14

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2015 Prospects: Cleveland Indians Top 10 Prospects
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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

01-12

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2015 Prospects: Chicago White Sox Top 10 Prospects
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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

01-09

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2015 Prospects: Minnesota Twins Top 10 Prospects
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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

01-08

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2015 Prospects: Los Angeles Dodgers Top 10 Prospects
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

01-05

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2015 Prospects: San Francisco Giants Top 10 Prospects
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

12-24

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2015 Prospects: San Diego Padres Top 10 Prospects
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

12-22

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2015 Prospects: Colorado Rockies Top 10 Prospects
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

12-12

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2015 Prospects: Arizona Diamondbacks Top 10 Prospects
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

12-10

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2015 Prospects: Baltimore Orioles Top 10 Prospects
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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

12-08

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2015 Prospects: New York Yankees Top 10 Prospects
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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

12-05

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2015 Prospects: Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects
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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

12-03

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2015 Prospects: Tampa Bay Rays Top 10 Prospects
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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

12-01

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2015 Prospects: Boston Red Sox Top 10 Prospects
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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

11-24

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2015 Prospects: St. Louis Cardinals Top 10 Prospects
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

11-21

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2015 Prospects: Cincinnati Reds Top 10 Prospects
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

11-19

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2015 Prospects: Pittsburgh Pirates Top 10 Prospects
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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

11-17

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2015 Prospects: Milwaukee Brewers Top 10 Prospects
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

11-14

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2015 Prospects: Chicago Cubs Top 10 Prospects
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

11-12

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2015 Prospects: Washington Nationals Top 10 Prospects
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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

11-10

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2015 Prospects: New York Mets Top 10 Prospects
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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

11-07

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2015 Prospects: Atlanta Braves Top 10 Prospects
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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

11-07

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Minor League Update: Surprises and Disappointments: AFL Pitchers
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11-06

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Minor League Update: Surprises and Disappointments: AFL Hitters
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11-05

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2015 Prospects: Miami Marlins Top 10 Prospects
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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

11-04

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Minor League Update: Games of Friday, October 31st
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11-03

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2015 Prospects: Philadelphia Phillies Top 10 Prospects
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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

11-03

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Minor League Update: Fall Stars Game Recap
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10-31

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Minor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of October 30th
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10-30

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Minor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of October 29th
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10-21

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The BP Wayback Machine: Fourteen Years of Brian Roberts
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Eyes on Branden Kline, Jacob Faria, Victor Payano, Nick Gordon, Harold Castro, and Carson Kelly

Branden Kline

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April 20, 2015 6:00 am

Monday Morning Ten Pack: April 20, 2015

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Updates on Austin Hedges, Dylan Bundy, Austin Meadows, and more from the last week of minor-league games.

Austin Hedges, C, San Diego Padres (Triple-A El Paso)
On Friday, I had my first look at Hedges since he was a highly touted prospect at Junipero Serra High School in 2011, and while I wasn’t blown away, I certainly saw the flashes of brilliance that make him one of the top catching prospects in baseball. Hedges went 0-for-2 on the afternoon, but did draw two walks. During batting practice I saw an easy-to-repeat stroke that won’t ever let him hit for power, but does give him the ability to control the barrel and spray the ball to all parts of the field. Unfortunately, the Chihuahuas had him DHing Friday night, so I didn’t get a chance to see him on the field, though I did get a chance to see him show off an easy plus-plus arm before the game. A star he is not, but Hedges will be a quality starting catcher at the big-league level, and his floor is as high as any prospect in the San Diego system. –Christopher Crawford

Dylan Bundy, Baltimore Orioles (Double-A Bowie)
In 2012, Bundy sliced and diced his way through lineups as he journeyed through the minors. The arsenal consisted of a potential double-plus fastball, plus curveball, and a plus change. It was the makings of a frontline arm, and that does not include the cutter, which was arguably his best offering. Tommy John surgery in 2013 shelved the right-hander for a substantial amount of time, missing all of 2013 and most of 2014. Last season, the stuff was decent but not at the caliber it was in 2012. The curveball lacked tight spin, the fastball lacked the mid-90s velocity, and the change was firm. While there were signs of encouragement, the return of Bundy's arsenal had yet to develop on the mound.



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April 13, 2015 6:00 am

Monday Morning Ten Pack: April 13, 2015

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Updates on David Dahl, Jesse Biddle, Mitch Brown, and more as the minor-league season kicks off and the Ten Pack makes its triumphant return.

Blake Snell, LHP, Tampa Bay Rays (High-A Charlotte)
There were plenty of solid pitching performances over the first weekend of the minor-league baseball season, but none was quite as dominant as Snell was on Thursday against Fort Myers. Snell struck out 10 over six shutout innings against a less-than-stellar Miracle lineup, but the story of the evening was the improved arsenal—and more importantly—the substantially improved command. The 2011 first-round selection sat 92-94 mph with his fastball on an NL West scout’s radar gun, and he touched 97 with some life to the offering as well. The slider and change both flashed plus as well, with the slider being the more consistent offering, with hard tilt that can cause swings and misses from hitters from both sides of the plate.


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The Prospect Team takes a look at some interesting names they viewed during their time in Arizona, including Alex Jackson, Luke Jackson, and Bradley Zimmer.

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March 27, 2015 6:00 am

Spring Training Notebook: Cactus League

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Spring notes from Arizona on prospects, including Francisco Mejia, Touki Toussaint, and Grant Holmes.

Throughout March, the BP Prospect Team is invading both Arizona and Florida to get some fresh looks at players as they prepare for their 2015 assignments. Between now and the start of the minor league season, they’ll be providing updates (and videos) on the prospects you know and love—and quite a few that you may not.

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Notes from Arizona on prospects, including Jonathan Gray, Lewis Brinson, and Jesse Winker

Throughout March, the BP Prospect Team is invading both Arizona and Florida to get some fresh looks at players as they prepare for their 2015 assignments. Between now and the start of the minor league season, they’ll be providing updates (and videos) on the prospects you know and love—and quite a few that you may not.

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March 20, 2015 6:00 am

Spring Training Notebook: Cactus League

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First-hand looks at Nomar Mazara, Robert Stephenson, Yasmany Tomas, and other intriguing prospects in Arizona.

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March 18, 2015 6:00 am

Spring Training Notebook: Cactus League

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The prospect team offers thoughts on some players viewed in Arizona.

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March 17, 2015 6:00 am

Spring Training Notebook: Cactus League

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The prospect team offers thoughts on some players viewed in Arizona.

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February 17, 2015 6:00 am

Draft Ten Pack: February 17, 2015

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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

Updates on Kyle Funkhouser, Brendan Rodgers, Dansby Swanson, and other potential draft targets.

This past weekend kicked-off the start of the Division I college baseball season, and so too does Baseball Prospectus’ prospect team kick-off our coverage of the 2015 draft with the first installment of our Draft Ten Pack series. Each week we will bring you updates on some of the top names and rising talents across the amateur landscape, beginning this week with updates from college baseball’s opening weekend and some prep notes from the Sunshine State and an early-season Midwest showcase.

Kyle Funkhouser, RHP, Louisville

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Every farm system in baseball, ordered from best to worst.

1. Chicago Cubs
Farm System Ranking in 2014: 2
2015 Top Ten Prospects: Link
Top Prospect: Addison Russell (2)
Prospects on the BP 101: 7
State of the System: Despite graduating infielders Arismendy Alcantara and Javier Baez, and mildly uninspiring years from former Top 10 prospects like C.J. Edwards and Christian Villanueva, the Cubs are the proud owner of the game’s top system. With the 2014 arrival of shortstop Addison Russell via trade, the explosive emergence of third baseman Kris Bryant, and the selection of a hit-first prospect like Kyle Schwarber, the Cubs remain absolutely loaded with impact talent. The arrival and emergence of those players doesn’t even begin to touch on the continued presence of outfielders Jorge Soler and Albert Almora, as well as quality depth of high ceiling players like Gleyber Torres, Eloy Jimenez, Carson Sands, and Mark Zagunis. The Cubs’ system is loaded to the gills with talent that could help their roster continue to improve internally, or via trade.
Must-See Affiliate: Triple-A Iowa
Prospects to See There: Kris Bryant, Addison Russell, Pierce Johnson








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The Twins' Byron Buxton is, for the second year in a row, the best prospect in baseball.

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Chat with Nick J. Faleris and Chris Mellen About the Top 101 (8:00 PM ET) | Read the list with full commentary in Baseball Prospectus 2015

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