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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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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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Eyewitness Accounts: July 9, 2015
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Notes from the Field: July 9, 2015
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Notes from the Field: July 8, 2017
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BP Top 50
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Monday Morning Ten Pack: Candidates for the Top 101
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Eyewitness Accounts: July 2, 2015
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Notes from the Field: July 1, 2015
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Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 29, 2015
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2015 Futures Game Preview
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2015 Futures Game Preview
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Eyewitness Accounts: June 25, 2015
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Notes from the Field: June 24, 2015
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Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 22, 2015
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Eyewitness Accounts: June 18, 2015
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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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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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Monday Morning Ten Pack: April 27, 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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Eyes on Patrick Light, Arturo Reyes, Luke Weaver, Wei-Chieh Huang, and Ketel Marte.

Patrick Light

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June 24, 2015 6:00 am

Notes from the Field: June 24, 2015

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Notes on Ronald Guzman, JaCoby Jones, Ryan Cordell, and more.

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June 22, 2015 6:00 am

Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 22, 2015

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This week's ten pack has reports on Lewis Brinson, Willy Adames, Braxton Davidson, and more.

Lewis Brinson, CF, Texas Rangers (High-A High Desert)
The former first-rounder has had an inconsistent career to date, and the full gamut was on display last week at Rancho Cucamonga. Brinson’s athleticism is top shelf, and he’s the type of player who jumps out immediately as The Guy to watch on the field at all times. The frame is long and lean, built around an extremely high waist and wiry muscle in the lower half. He runs like a gazelle, with long, efficient strides and a supremely coordinated, graceful glide. The raw foot speed is a 65, and he presented as an outstanding track and close defender in center. That alone puts him on a path to the big leagues.

The shape of that path will depend an awful lot on his offense, and that projection remains very much a work in progress. The stance is tall with high, quiet hands, and the raw strength and bat speed both present as plus. His angle into the zone is steep and his lower half showed some inconsistency, however. His BP session was unremarkable, and he struggled to maintain his center of gravity in-game, collapsing on his back side and losing his shoulder-hip alignment on several swings. He repeatedly expanded the zone down against velocity and off-speed stuff alike in this look. On the flipside, he also showed some notable discipline along the black, and when his rhythm was right he delivered the barrel smoothly and directly to the point of contact.


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Eyes on Rob Kaminsky, Brent Honeywell, Rob Refsnyder, A.J. Reed, and Michael Conforto.

Rob Kaminsky

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June 15, 2015 6:00 am

Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 15, 2015

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This week's ten pack includes thoughts on Nick Williams, Carlos Tocci, Brian Johnson, and more.

Rob Kaminsky, LHP, St. Louis Cardinals (High-A Palm Beach)
The 2013 first-round pick has moved fairly quickly, and is now competing as a 20-year-old in the Florida State League, but despite his rapidity, there's not a ton of development left in his game. His small frame—he’s listed at 5-foot-11—doesn't allow for a significant amount of filling out, likely limiting his fastball to the high 80s/low 90s rendition he's currently offering. He has good control, but his command within the zone wavers, thanks to some jerkiness in his delivery. His curveball is supposed to be his calling card, but the pitch lacks depth. His three-quarters release point coupled with his lack of height eliminates the downward plane on both pitches. He offers a changeup that has potential and replicates his fastball arm speed on it effectively, but it doesn't currently have enough movement to miss bats consistently.


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June 8, 2015 6:00 am

Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 8, 2015

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Updates on Derek Fisher, Chance Sisco, Jake Thompson, and more.

Derek Fisher, OF, Houston Astros (High-A Lancaster)
To say that Derek Fisher has taken the California League by storm since his debut last week would be a bit of an understatement; for those who missed it, he broke the league record with a 12 RBI game in his debut. The better news is that he actually looks the part of a potential impact-offensive prospect on the field.

He sports an impressively athletic frame with a strong base, high waist, and the shoulders to support a modest amount of additional muscle should the current experiment with him in centerfield eventually come to an end. In the box, he works from a quiet, upright stance, hands to his back ear and bat resting perpendicular just off his shoulder. His load is almost directly vertical at present, with a bob of his hands and modest leg kick launching his attack. The tight hands keep his swing path short into the zone, but it’s a steeper path and the bounce at the trigger point can lead to poor barrel delivery and the potential for ample swing-and-miss.


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Eyes on Josh Hader, Touki Toussaint, Reynaldo Lopez, Trey Ball, and Ryan McMahon.

Josh Hader

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June 1, 2015 6:00 am

Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 1, 2015

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Updates on Jose Peraza, Clint Frazier and more.

Jose Peraza, 2B/CF, Atlanta Braves (Triple-A Gwinnett Braves)
That little "CF" next to Peraza's name is interesting, isn't it? The Braves are aiming to add defensive versatility to Peraza's resume and let the chips fall as they may. He played his first career game in center field Wednesday, then played consecutive games there Friday and Saturday. This comes after the Braves worked him in center during spring camp.

Peraza looked the part of an inexperienced center fielder. His reads coming in were particularly shaky, and he second-guessed a couple reads by hesitating on the route. His first attempt Friday was actually very solid as he ranged to his right in the gap with a good route, and he showed solid range based on his excellent speed. He also showed instincts by rounding on a fly-ball route to get momentum toward third base on a throw. The arm will play well in center with a cleaner arm path and better footwork. Peraza has instincts and athleticism on his side, and I think repetition and experience will help him become serviceable at the position. It's going to take a lot more work, though, which is to be expected.


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May 26, 2015 8:28 am

Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 26, 2015

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Updates on Luis Ortiz, Touki Toussaint, Franklin Barreto, and more.

Luis Ortiz, RHP, Texas Rangers (Low-A Hickory Crawdads)
Ortiz has allowed all of one earned run in his first five starts this season, but he has also given up some hard hits based on command that needs further refinement.

Ortiz's fastball was 88-94, touched 95 with solid run that produced excellent late life to the glove side. He commanded the pitch well to that side, but struggled spotting in on right-handed batters. There's good life in the pitch and it's tough when kept down, but it can flatten and become hittable up.


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Updates on Aaron Judge, Jhoan Urena, Cole Tucker, Tito Polo, and Styker Trahan.

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May 18, 2015 6:00 am

Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 18, 2015

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Updates on Francisco Lindor, Dansby Swanson, and more.

Francisco Lindor, SS, Cleveland Indians (Triple-A Columbus)
It doesn’t take long to see why Lindor’s defense draws rave reviews and why people believe he’s a prospect who can impact the game in the a big way, particularly with the glove, for many seasons to come. Watching Lindor take infield prior to batting practice not only reveals a set of highly polished defensive tools, but also an attitude and approach to his craft that gives confidence there isn’t any resting on his laurels despite being so advanced with the glove. The 21-year-old’s defense has been heavily documented around these parts, so the objective heading into my latest chance to watch the player centered on putting the isolated camera on the bat, and getting a feel for where things are, now that he’s one step from The Show.

I came away impressed with how Lindor handled himself in the batter’s box against high-quality competition, along with the quickness of his wrists. The latter served him well getting the bat head out in front of good velocity, especially on the inner third of the plate, and putting the ball into play with a charge when he squared it up. The shortstop can certainly turn a good fastball around, which leads me to believe this won’t be a hitter who ends up getting the bat knocked out of his hands with frequency.


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Eyes on Luis Severino, Michael Chavis, Alec Asher, Yairo Munoz, and Amed Rosario.

Alec Asher

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