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09-29

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Eyewitness Accounts: September 29, 2016
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09-26

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: Positive Impressions
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09-22

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Eyewitness Accounts: September 22, 2016
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09-19

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: Who We're Excited To See In The AFL
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09-15

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Eyewitness Accounts: September 15, 2016
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09-15

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Notes from the Field: September 15, 2016
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09-13

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The Call-Up: September Call-Ups 2016
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09-12

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: September 12, 2016
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09-08

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Eyewitness Accounts: September 8, 2016
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09-07

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Notes from the Field: September 7, 2016
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09-06

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: September 6, 2016
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09-01

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Eyewitness Accounts: September 1, 2016
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08-30

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Notes from the Field: August 30, 2016
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08-29

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: August 29, 2016
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08-25

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Eyewitness Accounts: August 25, 2016
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08-23

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Notes from the Field: August 23, 2016
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08-22

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: August 22, 2016
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08-18

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Eyewitness Accounts: August 18, 2016
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08-16

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Notes from the Field: August 16, 2016
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08-15

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: August 15, 2016
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08-11

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Eyewitness Accounts: August 11, 2016
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08-09

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Notes from the Field: August 9, 2016
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08-08

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: August 8, 2016
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08-04

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Eyewitness Accounts: August 4, 2016
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08-01

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: August 1, 2016
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07-28

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Eyewitness Accounts: July 28, 2016
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07-26

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Notes from the Field: July 26, 2016
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07-25

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: July 25, 2016
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07-21

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Eyewitness Accounts: July 21, 2016
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07-19

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Notes from the Field: July 19, 2016
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07-18

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: July 18, 2016
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07-14

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Eyewitness Accounts: July 14, 2016
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07-12

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Notes from the Field: July 12, 2016
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07-11

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: Next year's 101 Candidates
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07-07

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BP Top 50
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Craig Goldstein and BP Prospect Staff

07-07

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BP Top 50
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Craig Goldstein and BP Prospect Staff

07-05

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: July 5, 2016
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06-29

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2016 Futures Game Preview
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06-29

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2016 Futures Game Preview
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06-28

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Notes from the Field: June 28, 2016
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06-27

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 27, 2016
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06-23

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Eyewitness Accounts: June 23, 2016
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06-21

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Notes from the Field: June 21, 2016
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06-20

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 20, 2016
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06-16

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Eyewitness Accounts: June 16, 2016
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06-14

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Notes from the Field: June 14, 2016
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06-13

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 13, 2016
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06-06

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 6, 2016
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06-01

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Notes from the Field: Draft Notes: June 1, 2016
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05-31

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 31, 2016
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August 1, 2016 6:00 am

Monday Morning Ten Pack: August 1, 2016

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Notes on Peter Lambert, Mitchell White, Thomas Szapucki and more.

Peter Lambert, RHP, Colorado Rockies (Low-A Asheville)
If you frequent the lower levels, you’re watching 18-19-year-olds spotting every so often with stuff that flashes more than consistently hits a grade. Lambert is different. He stands out more for his polish as a 19-year-old prep product than his arsenal. He flashes a plus changeup that could reach 60 with time, but otherwise he’s working with a deep arsenal of average pitches that he utilizes with advanced command and control.


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Notes on Anderson Espinoza, Anthony Alford, Ozhaino Albies, and more.

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July 26, 2016 6:00 am

Notes from the Field: July 26, 2016

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Notes on Cody Sedlock, Isaiah White, and... others.

Cody Sedlock, RHP, Baltimore Orioles (Short-Season Aberdeen)
For the Ten Pack this week I wrote about Justin Dunn, who like Sedlock, was a first-round college pick in this past month's draft. Ideally Ten Pack entries, and certainly a Notes from the Field piece, should give some indication into what I think the player is at the highest level. That's the bare minimum you can ask for, right? At least make a call. The problem is with these recent college draftees is: what exactly are you looking at?


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July 25, 2016 6:00 am

Monday Morning Ten Pack: July 25, 2016

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Notes on Anderson Espinoza, Justin Dunn, Jhailyn Ortiz and more.

Anderson Espinoza, RHP, San Diego Padres (Low-A Fort Wayne)

In his Padres debut, 18-year-old Anderson Espinoza displayed the precocious ability and projection that has driven his status as a nationally-celebrated prospect. Espinoza came out in the first inning with a toned-down fastball, working smoothly between 91 and 94. He lasted three innings, but in the latter two he worked 93-96, touching 97 twice, with natural though inconsistent running action and some sink. At higher velocities, the fastball run can be downright explosive. Espinoza works from a high 3/4 release point with a good arm action and an overall mechanical package that exudes premium fluidity and athleticism. His command and feel sometimes evaded him on this muggy night, and he impressed by remaining composed.

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July 21, 2016 6:00 am

Eyewitness Accounts: July 21, 2016

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Eyes on J.P. Crawford, Jesse Winker, Felix Jorge and more.

Rogelio Armenteros

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July 19, 2016 6:00 am

Notes from the Field: July 19, 2016

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Notes from all around the minors, including some FSL arms and Mariners' short-season prospects.

Joe Rizzo, 3B, Seattle Mariners (AZL Mariners)

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Notes on Yadier Alvarez, Dillon Tate, Matt Thaiss, and more.

Yadier Alvarez, RHP, Los Angeles Dodgers (Complex Level AZL)
Alvarez was arguably the highest-profile international free agent last summer, signing with the Dodgers for $16 million out of Cuba. Los Angeles has decided to take their time developing him, with the 20-year-old working through some command issues in the Arizona League. He’s listed at 6-foot-3, though his lean, athletic, frame makes him look a bit taller.

The velocity is easy—almost effortless—with reports of him touching triple-digits this spring. He works primarily at 93-97 with the fastball, rushing it up to 98 a few times the night I saw him. He seems to be experimenting a bit, working almost in phases—occasionally sitting 91-93 for an entire at bat, and then 94-96 against the next hitter. While his four-seamer is pretty straight, he generates excellent downhill plane when he gets on top of it. He also works in a sharp slider with a similarly large velocity band to the fastball, ranging from softer, slurvy offerings at 82, to power-sliders which might even be classified as cutters, as hard as 90 mph. His changeup is a work in progress; he struggles to replicate the same arm speed as his fastball, but he throws it hard enough (85-89 MPH) to get away with some mistakes at this level. The development of his off-speed pitch will likely be the difference between him throwing every fifth day and being a high-leverage reliever at the big league level.



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Notes on Amed Rosario, Austin Meadows, Jonathan Harris and more.

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July 12, 2016 6:00 am

Notes from the Field: July 12, 2016

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Notes on Angel Perdomo, Colin Moran, Wes Rogers, and more.

Carlos Ramirez, RHP, Toronto Blue Jays (High-A Dunedin)
An outfielder turned pitcher, Ramirez has a big arm and has taken well to the mound thus far. With a 6-foot-5, 205-pound body, Ramirez pitches from the stretch with a compact arm action, fair arm speed, and a three-quarters slot. His fastball comes in at 93-95 with some sink. His slider was his go-to secondary with good depth and moderate tilt at 85-87. He is still raw but has an intriguing arm and hasn't pitched for that long. —Steve Givarz


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July 11, 2016 11:13 pm

Monday Morning Ten Pack: Next year's 101 Candidates

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The prospect team takes a crack at who could appear on next year's list.

Arquimedes Gamboa, SS, Philadelphia Phillies (Williamsport Cross Cutters)
But first, an anecdote that doesn't really have anything to do with Gamboa, but also sort of does:

I was sitting on an Appalachian League game last week. The teams and players involved don't really matter for the purposes of this story. There were runners on first and second, two out. The batter lined a ball into short left field. Even with the head start, this was clearly a station-to-station to situation. The manager, coaching third, immediately pointed to the base. The throw came in about shoulder high to the catcher who came out from behind the plate to take it. And Fin, right?


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J.P. Crawford tops the list.

Let’s make a couple things clear right up top:

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July 7, 2016 12:47 am

BP Top 50

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10 prospects that received consideration but ultimately came up short.

It's common knowledge that no matter how big your list is the first question one will ask was "who was the next guy?" In an anticipatory effort, we bring you 10 additional names that received consideration but ultimately did not make the BP Top 50. They are not presented in order of "just missed-ness," nor do they necessarily represent the next 10 names on the board. Given the prospect landscape mentioned in the preface to the list though, it is reasonable to consider each of the following names in the same zip code as those on the back portion of the Top 50. —Craig Goldstein

Ronald Acuna, OF, Atlanta Braves
Why He'll Succeed: If the raw tools (speed, defense, and even some power) he flashes combine with the advanced approach—and not just for an 18-year-old in his full season debut—they'll create a Voltron-style prospect who people fall all over themselves just to see and/or talk about.


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