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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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08-04

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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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07-17

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Eyewitness Accounts: July 17, 2014
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07-14

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: July 14, 2014
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07-07

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The BP Top 50
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

07-03

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Eyewitness Accounts: July 3, 2014
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06-30

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 30, 2014
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06-26

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Eyewitness Accounts: June 26, 2014
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06-23

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 23, 2014
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06-19

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Eyewitness Accounts: June 19, 2014
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06-16

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 16, 2014
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06-11

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Eyewitness Accounts: June 11, 2014
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06-09

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 9, 2014
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

06-02

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 2, 2014
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05-27

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 27, 2014
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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

05-21

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Eyewitness Accounts: May 21, 2014
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05-20

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Notes from the Field: May 20, 2014
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05-19

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 19, 2014
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

05-15

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Eyewitness Accounts: May 15, 2014
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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

05-13

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Eyewitness Accounts: May 13, 2014
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

05-12

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 12, 2014
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05-09

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Eyewitness Accounts: May 9, 2014
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05-08

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Eyewitness Accounts: Eyewitness Accounts: May 8, 2014
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Eyewitness Accounts: May 7, 2014
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05-06

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Eyewitness Accounts: Eyewitness Accounts for May 6, 2014
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05-05

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 5, 2014
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04-29

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Notes from the Field: April 29, 2014
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04-28

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: April 28, 2014
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04-21

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: April 21, 2014
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04-16

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Draft Ten Pack: More from NHSI and Two Big College Names
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04-14

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: April 14, 2014
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04-09

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Notes from the Field: Backfield/Minor-League Game Notes, Part Two
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04-08

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Polling the Industry: Pick a Shortstop Superprospect
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04-08

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Notes from the Field: Backfield/Minor-League Game Notes
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04-07

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: Prospects We're Most Excited to See This Year
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03-28

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

03-26

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Notes from the Field: Backfield Scouting Notes, 3/26
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

03-25

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Notes from the Field: Backfield Scouting Notes, 3/25
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03-24

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Notes from the Field: Backfield Scouting Notes, 3/24
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03-21

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Notes from the Field: Backfield Scouting Notes, 3/21
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03-20

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Notes from the Field: Spring Scouting Notes, 3/20
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03-17

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Notes from the Field: Backfield Scouting Notes, 3/17
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03-11

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

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Notes from the Field: Spring Notes
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

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May 14, 2014 11:36 am

Draft Ten Pack: Whom Would You Draft, Part 2

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We get to the middle of the first round in our staff mock draft.

This week we pick up where we last left you, 10 selections into our “Whom would you draft?” exercise. As a recap, here were the first 10 selections published in last week’s Draft Ten Pack:

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Eyes on Aroni Nina, Steve Okert, Henry Owens, Steven Moya, and Bubba Starling.

Aroni Nina

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May 12, 2014 6:00 am

Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 12, 2014

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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

Updates on Clint Frazier, Courtney Hawkins, Gabriel Guerrero, and others.

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Eyes on Alex Gonzalez, Marco Gonzales, Teoscar Hernandez, Joey Gallo, Chance Sisco, and Colin Moran.

Alex Gonzalez

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Eyes on Hunter Harvey, Lucas Giolito, Carlos Correa, and other prospects.

Steven Matz

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Eyes on Jake Thompson, Bryan Mitchell, Julio Urias, Dilson Herrera, Matt Skole, and Lance McCullers.

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In a relaunch of the Eyewitness Accounts series for 2014, the BP Prospect Staff profiles Jorge Alfaro, Bubba Starling, Josh Hader, Aaron Sanchez, Lucas Sims, Tim Anderson, Brandon Nimmo, and Anthony Kemp.

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May 5, 2014 6:00 am

Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 5, 2014

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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

Updates or introductions to Ben Lively, Victor Reyes, Domingo German, Gary Sanchez, and more.

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April 29, 2014 6:00 am

Notes from the Field: April 29, 2014

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A five-league look at Brandon Nimmo, Corey Knebel, Matt Hobgood, Jose Rondon and other prospects.

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Brandon Nimmo, CF, Mets (St. Lucie)
Well built for 21, yet has a frame that will support more weight. Classic left-handed stance, quiet hands with a slight knee bend; swing is short and quick with a slight uppercut; generates natural backspin on the ball, which helps project above-average future power. He doesn't know how to drive the ball yet, but when he does the power will come and the doubles will turn into home runs. Extremely patient approach at the plate; absolutely will not expand the strike zone, even in RBI situations. Plus runner underway but not an explosive first step. Should be able to stay in center field for the foreseeable future.


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April 28, 2014 6:00 am

Monday Morning Ten Pack: April 28, 2014

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Updates on Gregory Polanco, Mark Appel, Dalton Pompey, Joey Gallo and six others.

Dalton Pompey, CF, Blue Jays (High-A Dunedin)
During the offseason, Pompey’s name was in the running for the Jays top 10 list, and after falling short of that distinction he was in the running (but not chosen) to be named a prospect on the rise in that organization. The omission is our mistake—and a foolish one at that—as the 21-year-old outfielder has blossomed into arguably the top position prospect in the Blue Jays organization, a toolsy dream of a player who is finally healthy and putting the pieces together on the field. A relatively unknown 16th-round draft pick in 2010, Pompey has struggled with injuries, most notably a broken hamate bone, but he has always flashed the promise, especially the plus-plus speed (and plus-plus baserunning) and defensive chops in center field. A switch-hitter at present, Pompey is superior from the left side of the plate, with a quick to-the-ball stroke and gap pop. While he’s far from a finished product—the right-side bat can look like a mess, with poor balance and bat control, and the defense in center is still more raw athleticism than crisp reads and routes—the step forward in 2014 is legitimate, and if Pompey can stay healthy, he should reach the Double-A level at some point during the season and emerge as a nationally recognized prospect. –Jason Parks


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April 21, 2014 6:00 am

Monday Morning Ten Pack: April 21, 2014

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Guerrero nephew of Guerrero, Tyrone Taylor, Kris Bryant, and more.

Gabriel Guerrero, OF, Mariners (High-A High Desert)
It’s well-established that this Guerrero is the nephew of that Guerrero, just as it’s established that this Guerrero first tickled my fancy during spring training of 2013 and continues to tantalize my emotions based on characteristics shared with that Guerrero. After a slow start last-season—his first in a cold-weather environment—Gabby Guerrero’s bat warmed up as the climate did the same, and he positioned himself to take another step forward with a starting assignment in the hitter-friendly environments of the California League in 2014. The 20-year-old Dominican has one of the loosest and easiest swings around, with plenty of bat speed and natural lift designed to drive the baseball into the gaps and over the fence. He runs into trouble against arm-side stuff, and his pitch recognition could end up being a bigger issue than his early stat-line might indicate. Guerrero has such tremendous hand/eye coordination and bat speed that he can often recover against bad guesses or late recognition, but as he climbs the chain, better pitching is likely to expose these weaknesses and limit his impact potential. As much as I love to watch this Guerrero swing—as the physical body, the sans batting glove swagger, and the looseness in the swing all remind me of that Guerrero—I’m hesitant to buy into the statistical success out of fear of the scouting reality. For me, this Guerrero is still very much a boom-or-bust prospect, and I’m unlikely to find comfort in his progress until he finds success at the Double-A level. —Jason Parks

Preston Tucker, OF, Astros (Double-A Corpus Christi)
Preston Tucker can hit. He’s a below-average athlete with below-average speed and average arm utility, but the 23-year-old excels at the skill that matters the most for a position player: bat-to-ball. It’s a strong, short-to-the-ball swing that is built for loud contact and solid power. He’s not an all-world type and he’s unlikely to develop into a first-division player, despite the ability to strike right-handed pitching. But the former seventh-round pick from the University of Florida is a much better prospect than people realize, and it's all tied to his natural ability to put his bat on a baseball and drive it with authority. At the highest level, Tucker is probably a fringe-average corner defender, with his below-average speed and average arm likely pushing him to left field, which will put all the pressure on his bat to carve out the value. But if the hit tool plays to potential, it’s realistic to envision a future .275-plus hitter with 15– to 20–home run potential. Not a guy who will change the fortune of a franchise, but a cost-effective player who can contribute to a major league line-up. The Astros will take that all day long with a smile. —Jason Parks



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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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