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Eyewitness Accounts: July 30, 2015
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What Scouts Are Saying: July 29, 2015
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Monday Morning Ten Pack: July 27, 2015
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Eyewitness Accounts: July 23, 2015
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What Scouts Are Saying: July 22, 2015
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Notes from the Field: July 22, 2015
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Monday Morning Ten Pack: July 20, 2015
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Eyewitness Accounts: July 16, 2015
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What Scouts Are Saying: July 15, 2015
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Notes from the Field: July 15, 2015
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Monday Morning Ten Pack: July 13, 2015
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What Scouts Are Saying: July 10, 2015
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07-09

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Eyewitness Accounts: July 9, 2015
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07-09

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Notes from the Field: July 9, 2015
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07-08

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Notes from the Field: July 8, 2017
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BP Top 50
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BP Top 50
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07-06

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BP Top 50
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07-06

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: Candidates for the Top 101
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07-02

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Eyewitness Accounts: July 2, 2015
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07-01

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Notes from the Field: July 1, 2015
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06-29

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 29, 2015
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06-27

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2015 Futures Game Preview
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06-27

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2015 Futures Game Preview
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06-25

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Eyewitness Accounts: June 25, 2015
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Notes from the Field: June 24, 2015
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06-22

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 22, 2015
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Eyewitness Accounts: June 18, 2015
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06-15

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 15, 2015
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Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 8, 2015
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Eyewitness Accounts: June 4, 2015
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Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 1, 2015
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Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 26, 2015
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Eyewitness Accounts: May 21, 2015
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Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 18, 2015
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Eyewitness Accounts: May 14, 2015
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Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 11, 2015
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Eyewitness Accounts: May 7, 2015
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Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 4, 2015
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Eyewitness Accounts: April 30, 2015
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Monday Morning Ten Pack: April 27, 2015
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Eyewitness Accounts: April 23, 2015
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Monday Morning Ten Pack: April 20, 2015
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Monday Morning Ten Pack: April 13, 2015
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Spring Training Notebook: Cactus League
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Spring Training Notebook: Cactus League
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Spring Training Notebook: Cactus League
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Spring Training Notebook: Cactus League
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Spring Training Notebook: Cactus League
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Spring Training Notebook: Cactus League
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July 30, 2015 6:00 am

Eyewitness Accounts: July 30, 2015

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Eyes on Lucas Giolito, two other former-first round picks and more.

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July 29, 2015 6:00 am

What Scouts Are Saying: July 29, 2015

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Quotes on Kyle Schwarber, Franklyn Kilome, and a duo of Rays arms.

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July 27, 2015 6:00 am

Monday Morning Ten Pack: July 27, 2015

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Notes on Josh Bell, Mitch Nay, and a look at a lefty who is flashing exciting stuff on the cape.

Mitch Nay, 3B, Toronto Blue Jays (High-A Dunedin)
Nay gained some prospect traction because of his prototypical size for the hot corner and some moderate success at a young age, including 34 doubles in the Midwest League as a 20-year-old last season. The overall package is underwhelming, however, without a true carrying tool. With only average bat speed, he can get beat inside with average velocity. He needs to get his hands extended in order to drive the ball with any authority. He’s strong, but his up-the-middle approach leads to more doubles than home run production. Most importantly, he struggles to recognize spin. On defense, he’s already limited by his range, with a poor first step and below-average foot speed. He’ll never be better than an average defender at third base, and even that would take some natural refinement. He’s currently below average.


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July 23, 2015 6:00 am

Eyewitness Accounts: July 23, 2015

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Eyes on Anthony Alford, Yairo Munoz, Rowdy Tellez and more.

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July 22, 2015 6:00 am

What Scouts Are Saying: July 22, 2015

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Quotes on Sean Manaea, Jorge Mateo, Alex Bregman and more.

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July 22, 2015 6:00 am

Notes from the Field: July 22, 2015

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Notes on Domonic Smith, Nick Williams, Cody Reed and more.

  • Nick Williams has progressed nicely with patience and discernment at the dish this season. He has gained the ability to be selective and not miss his pitch when he sees it. He looks steady and calm in the box, exuding a quiet confidence that wasn’t always observed early in the season. From his setup in the box to taking pitches, it is very noticeable that he’s comfortable and tracking pitches well. From his approach and selectiveness, to his quick hands, he looks unbeatable at the dish right now. -Colin Young

  • Cody Reed used a fastball heavy arsenal when I saw him earlier this month. There’s plenty to like with Reed: he throws strikes, has some feel for pitching, can spin a curve, and uses his change up to keep hitters off balance. Unfortunately, he isn’t throwing in the mid-90’s like he did in high school — he was 89-91 with the fastball in my viewing — and his command is well behind his control. There are also body concerns: he’s listed at 6-foot-3, 245 pounds and, well, he doesn’t look a pound shy of that. He could develop into a backend starter, but my bet is that he winds up in the bullpen at some point where he may be able to get some velocity back and where his funky arm action will play up. -Brendan Gawlowski

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    July 20, 2015 6:00 am

    Monday Morning Ten Pack: July 20, 2015

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    Reports on Jose LeClerc, Devin Williams, Richard Urena and more.

    Pedro Severino, C, Washington Nationals (Double-A Harrisburg)

    The Nationals have pushed Severino aggressively, with less than 100 games played at any level. The carrying card for the Dominican catcher has always been defense, which is likely the reason behind his quick ascension through the ranks. While the defense is solid, my viewings this season have left more skepticism than optimism in his future game.

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    July 16, 2015 6:00 am

    Eyewitness Accounts: July 16, 2015

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    Eyes on Jake Bauers, Lewis Brinson, and Willy Adames

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    July 15, 2015 9:30 am

    What Scouts Are Saying: July 15, 2015

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    Quotes on Jacob deGrom, A.J. Reed, Sean Newcomb and more.

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    July 15, 2015 6:00 am

    Notes from the Field: July 15, 2015

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    Notes on Raimel Tapia, Kevin Comer, Balbino Fuenmayor and more.

    Raimel Tapia isn’t ever going to develop more than average game power. He has the bat speed to make up for his lack of strength, and he’ll grow into his frame more, but his swing mechanics create serious topspin on the ball, keeping it from carrying. Everything hit hard to the pull side has serious downward action. It is tough to clear the fence consistently that way. –Jeff Moore

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    July 13, 2015 6:00 am

    Monday Morning Ten Pack: July 13, 2015

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    Anthony Alford is one of the more underrated prospects in baseball. Notes on him and more.

    Anthony Alford, OF, Toronto Blue Jays (High-A Dunedin)
    It’s never been a question of athletic talent with Alford – the 2012 third-round selection was one of the most highly recruited dual-threat quarterbacks before he committed to Southern Miss. Unfortunately for Alford, the football career didn’t work out, and it hurt his baseball development before he gave up the “other” sport in 2014.

    It appears the light has clicked for Alford in 2015 though, and several scouts have told me he’s looked like one of the most improved prospects of the summer. Alford has always been a plus-plus runner, but his swing has shortened and incorporates more of his strong lower half, which has allowed him to put the ball into the gaps and his speed to work. As he adds more loft to his swing, those doubles (20 this year) should go further, and 15 to 20 homer seasons are not out of the questions.


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    July 10, 2015 6:00 am

    What Scouts Are Saying: July 10, 2015

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    Quotes on Manny Machado, Nick Williams, Lucas Giolito and more.

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