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

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

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2015 Prospects: New York Yankees Top 10 Prospects
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2015 Prospects: Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects
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2015 Prospects: Tampa Bay Rays Top 10 Prospects
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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2015 Prospects: Atlanta Braves Top 10 Prospects
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Minor League Update: Surprises and Disappointments: AFL Pitchers
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Minor League Update: Surprises and Disappointments: AFL Hitters
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2015 Prospects: Miami Marlins Top 10 Prospects
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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

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Minor League Update: Games of Friday, October 31st
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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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Minor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of October 29th
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The BP Wayback Machine: Fourteen Years of Brian Roberts
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Monday Morning Ten Pack: Prospects to Watch in the AFL
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09-29

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: Breakout Candidates for 2015
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Monday Morning Ten Pack: The Season's Most Disappointing Prospects
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Eyewitness Accounts: September 17, 2014
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Monday Morning Ten Pack: September 15, 2014
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Eyewitness Accounts: September 9, 2014
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Monday Morning Ten Pack: September 8, 2014
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Monday Morning Ten Pack: September 2, 2014
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Eyewitness Accounts: August 28, 2014
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Monday Morning Ten Pack: August 25, 2014
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Monday Morning Ten Pack: August 18, 2014
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Eyewitness Accounts: August 14, 2014
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Monday Morning Ten Pack: August 11, 2014
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Monday Morning Ten Pack: August 4, 2014
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Monday Morning Ten Pack: July 28, 2014
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Monday Morning Ten Pack: July 21, 2014
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

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Eyewitness Accounts: July 17, 2014
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Monday Morning Ten Pack: July 14, 2014
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The BP Top 50
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

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Eyewitness Accounts: July 3, 2014
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Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 30, 2014
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Eyewitness Accounts: June 26, 2014
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Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 23, 2014
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Eyewitness Accounts: June 19, 2014
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Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 16, 2014
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Eyewitness Accounts: June 11, 2014
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October 6, 2014 6:00 am

Monday Morning Ten Pack: Prospects to Watch in the AFL

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The staff names the players they're most looking forward to seeing in the Arizona Fall Leauge

Francellis Montas, RHP, White Sox (Glendale Desert Dogs)

Montas dealt with a knee injury that limited him to only 81 innings during the season, so his assignment in the Arizona Fall League is mostly about getting him some more work to finish out the year. The big right-hander’s main draw is a monster fastball that works 96-99 mph, with the ability to touch triple digits, and an 88-90 mph slider that has consistently been tightening over the last couple of seasons. While Montas has been working as a starter for the White Sox, I see the overall package playing out of the bullpen over the long-haul due to a max effort delivery and an arsenal that points more towards two viable pitches. His changeup does lag considerably behind the other two offerings. This is an arm that, if everything breaks right, can line up as a closer at the highest level. I’m intrigued to see Montas square off against the high caliber competition of this type of setting. The fastball and slider are likely to draw some rave reviews from evaluators in attendance, with the overall buzz on the arm having a good chance to swell heading into the offseason. –Chris Mellen

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September 29, 2014 6:00 am

Monday Morning Ten Pack: Breakout Candidates for 2015

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The prospect team picks their 2015 risers.

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Jhoan Urena, 3B, Mets (Short-season Brooklyn)
Having spent the last three seasons in the lowest levels of the organization, the 20-year-old is not only ready for his first full-season assignment, but also seemingly poised for a breakout onto the national scene. Urena sneaks up on you, mostly of his bad body. Peel the onion, though, and you find flashes of loose hands and impressive bat-to-ball ability. Urena also demonstrates an advanced approach for his age that bodes well for when he makes the jump to the South Atlantic League next season. It remains to be seen whether Urena can stick at third, he has progressed there. Urena’s a player to keep an eye heading into 2015, and one who can start making noise as a rising hitter within the lower levels of the system. –Chris Mellen


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The prospect team tackles the year's disappointments, including Aaron Sanchez, Mark Appel, and Luke Jackson.

Alberto Tirado, RHP, Blue Jays (Short-season Vancouver)
Tirado entered 2014 the no. 3 prospect in Toronto's system and no. 76 on our Top 101, fueled by strong reports on his stuff. It was noted, though that his command needed work and the delivery was inconsistent. Fast forward to the end of this season and those highlighted areas are exactly what came to the surface. We need to remember Tirado is only 19 and developmental paths are often jagged when isolating short-term sections. I’m labeling Tirado's 2014 a “disappointment” more because his present weaknesses were too much for the strengths to overcome than due to a long-term decline in forecast. Still, some of the initial shine has diminished and warts were exposed. We now have concrete areas of focus when evaluating Tirado next season. –Chris Mellen

Austin Hedges, C, Padres (Double A San Antonio)
Hedges was the top-ranked catcher in the minors entering 2014, and he maintained that title when the midseason Top 50 rolled out in July. While the Junipero Serra (San Juan Capistrano, CA) prep product continues to outstrip his contemporaries on the defensive side of the ball, Hedges ran into a buzzsaw on the offensive side in the form of Texas League pitching.



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Eyes on Lucas Giolito, Simon Mercedes, Brian Gonzalez, Reese McGuire, and Bubba Starling.

Lucas Giolito

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September 15, 2014 6:00 am

Monday Morning Ten Pack: September 15, 2014

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Ten prospects who surprised the scouting staff in 2014.

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Eyes on Sean Manaea, Jose Urena, Adalberto Mondesi, Dominic Smith, and Casey Gillaspie.

Sean Manaea

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September 8, 2014 6:00 am

Monday Morning Ten Pack: September 8, 2014

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The prospect team checks in on Noah Syndergaard's struggles and a slew of baby-faced killers, including Orlando Arcia, Keone Kela, and Alex Verdugo.

Noah Syndergaard, RHP, Mets (Triple-A Las Vegas)
When a player experiences adversity, we experience doubts and second guessing of our projections. We want to see progress on a definitive upward trend, but the path followed by prospects is rarely linear. There is no doubt that this season has been bumpy for Syndergaard. The 22-year-old blitzed through two levels last year, causing the main question this off-season to be, "When will he be facing big-league hitters full-time?" Syndergaard’s growing pains are a good reminder that even when it seems like players are close, there are still nuances to be mastered. Even the most highly regarded prospects are works in progress and growing pains can appear without warning. My view on Syndergaard is that the 6-foot-6 Texan bounces back and makes the necessary refinements to fulfill his projection. Reports from the second half of the year have been strong and indications were that the issues were more along the lines of fine-tuning his command than any regression of his stuff. –Chris Mellen

Derek Fisher, OF, Astros (Short-season Tri-City)
After failing to sign the first overall selection in the 2014 draft, Brady Aiken (LHP, Cathedral Catholic (San Diego)), and potential over-slot fifth rounder Jacob Nix (RHP, Los Alamitos HS (Calif.)), due to a messy set of negotiations surrounding some unexpected findings in Aiken’s medicals, the Astros will look to former University of Virginia standout and 37th overall selection Derek Fisher to anchor their 2014 draft class. Fisher missed six weeks of his junior year thanks to a broken hamate bone and is just now starting to get back to the point where his double-plus raw power is playing in-game.



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September 2, 2014 6:00 am

Monday Morning Ten Pack: September 2, 2014

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Reports on multiple Cubs third basemen, Reynaldo Lopez, Byron Buxton, Dante Bichette Jr., and more.

Reynaldo Lopez, RHP, Nationals (Low-A Hagerstown)
Two weeks of "you need to go see Reynaldo Lopez pitch" texts finally sent me on a journey to Hagerstown. Surprisingly, Lopez displayed one of the most exuberant pitching performances I have witnessed all season, sitting 94 to 98 mph with life, a biting curveball, and developing changeup. In fact, it is quite interesting how a player of this caliber can be so hidden from the public eye. I wrote a scouting report on him, but wanted to shed some light on the backstory.

Lopez was signed out of the Dominican Republic for $17,000, nothing relative to many international bonuses. From all reports I've received, Lopez routinely sat 88 to 91 mph when he first signed. The Nationals began to make mechanical changes, specifically with how he held his glove on delivery. Lopez dealt with an injury that shut him down in Short-Season Auburn, so he did not have much time to audition for the state-side crowds. Now, fully healthy, he has taken off. He is the definition of a "pop-up" prospect and everyone should remember his name moving forward. This is one of the best pitchers no one is talking about. The journey is still long, but the raw talent is undeniable. —Tucker Blair


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Eyes on Lucas Sims, Tyrell Jenkins, Luis Heredia, Chance Sisco, Gabriel Guerrero.

Lucas Sims

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August 25, 2014 6:00 am

Monday Morning Ten Pack: August 25, 2014

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Prospect writeups on the good (Manuel Margot), the disappointing (Eddie Rosario), and the very young (Brody Wofford), among others.

Manuel Margot, OF, Red Sox (High-A Salem)
When we put together Boston’s Top 10 list last offseason, Margot was a player in the mix for one of the final slots, but we ultimately decided to place him in the “On the Rise” section. The thinking centered on the sizable gap between present product and future vision for the 19-year-old. Tack on that he had yet to be tested with a full-season assignment and the result was tabbing him as a possible future, but not necessarily present, top-10 player.

My experience with Margot runs deep. He has the loose hands I love to see in a hitter, especially one whose offensive game is going to focus on hard line drives into the gaps. Margot does surprise with more raw power than initially meets the eye, but my view is that his peak potential is a top-of-the-order type with a contact-oriented approach and doubles power. Reports and chatter have indicated increased comfort at the plate, which has driven more of his natural hitting ability to the surface. This season has been a step forward, enough of one that putting Margot’s name in the organization’s Top 10 is a foregone conclusion. —Chris Mellen


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August 18, 2014 6:00 am

Monday Morning Ten Pack: August 18, 2014

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Writeups on Cole Tucker, Patrick Leonard, Mason Williams, and, you guessed it, seven more prospects.

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Eyes on Danry Vasquez, Aaron Judge, Billy McKinney, Austin Meadows, Kyle Schwarber, and Jacoby Jones.

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