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04-17

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Going Yard: How Bryant Can Crush
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Ryan Parker

04-17

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Going Yard: Quick Hits: Forrest Wall
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Ryan Parker

04-03

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Going Yard: Top Power and Hit Tools From Arizona
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Ryan Parker

03-19

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Going Yard: Spring Training Series: Part Two
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Ryan Parker

03-17

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Going Yard: Spring Training Series: Part One
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Ryan Parker

02-13

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Going Yard: The Greatest Swing That Ever Lived
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Ryan Parker

02-11

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Prospect Mechanics
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Doug Thorburn and Ryan Parker

02-05

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Going Yard: How Chris Lost His Crush
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Ryan Parker

01-20

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Prospect Mechanics
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Doug Thorburn and Ryan Parker

01-07

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Prospect Mechanics
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Ryan Parker and Doug Thorburn

12-09

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Prospect Mechanics
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Doug Thorburn and Ryan Parker

11-26

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Prospect Mechanics
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Ryan Parker and Doug Thorburn

11-14

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Going Yard: Swing Dancing with Josh Harrison
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Ryan Parker

11-11

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Prospect Mechanics
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Ryan Parker and Doug Thorburn

11-04

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Hot Stove Scouting Report: Jason Hammel
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Ryan Parker

10-29

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Hot Stove Scouting Report: Pablo Sandoval
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Ryan Parker

10-10

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Going Yard: Cage Work
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Ryan Parker

09-26

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Going Yard: How Jose Altuve Got His Groove
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Ryan Parker

09-11

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Going Yard: The Magical Swing of Giancarlo Stanton
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Ryan Parker

08-19

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Going Yard: Four Impressive High School Hitters
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Ryan Parker

08-05

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Going Yard: The Great Javier Baez Boomstick
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Ryan Parker

07-24

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Going Yard: J.D. Martinez Gets A Degree In Hitting
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Ryan Parker

07-08

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Going Yard: Super Hits of the 70s
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Ryan Parker

06-10

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Going Yard: Joey Gallo
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Ryan Parker

05-21

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Behind the Curtain: Hunter Harvey
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CJ Wittmann, Ryan Parker and Jason Parks

05-20

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Going Yard: The Swing Problems Troubling Trout
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Ryan Parker

05-01

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Going Yard: How Hunter Pence's Freak-Show Swing Works
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Ryan Parker

04-15

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Going Yard: How Carlos Gomez Got His Groove
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Ryan Parker

03-31

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Going Yard: The Violence of Bryce Harper's Swing
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Ryan Parker

03-17

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Going Yard: The Power in Javier Baez's Swing
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Ryan Parker

03-14

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Going Yard: The Many Swings of Chris Davis
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Ryan Parker

03-12

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Going Yard: The Science of Swinging
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Ryan Parker

01-16

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Hot Stove Scouting Report: Clayton Kershaw
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Ryan Parker and Steffan Segui

01-03

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Hot Stove Scouting Report: Grant Balfour
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Ryan Parker

01-02

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Hot Stove Scouting Report: Nelson Cruz
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Ryan Parker

12-18

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Hot Stove Scouting Report: Ervin Santana
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Ryan Parker and Steffan Segui

12-17

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Hot Stove Scouting Report: Matt Garza
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Ryan Parker

12-13

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Hot Stove Scouting Report: Robinson Cano
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Ryan Parker

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With the highly anticipated arrival of Kris Bryant finally here, we get a bonus Going Yard to break down this prospect's swing.

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April 17, 2015 6:00 am

Going Yard: Quick Hits: Forrest Wall

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Ryan Parker

A quick scouting look at Forrest Wall's mechanics at the plate.

Over the next few weeks, Going Yard will focus on one hitter and give a quick analysis of that player's swing. Quick Hits kicks off with Colorado Rockies second-base prospect Forrest Wall.

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April 3, 2015 9:33 am

Going Yard: Top Power and Hit Tools From Arizona

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Ryan Parker

After previewing who he was most looking forward to in Arizona, our resident hitting coach evaluates what he actually saw while out in the desert.

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March 19, 2015 6:00 am

Going Yard: Spring Training Series: Part Two

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Ryan Parker

A preview of the prospects who concern and intrigue our resident hitting coach as he looks forward to getting eyes on them this spring.

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March 17, 2015 6:00 am

Going Yard: Spring Training Series: Part One

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Ryan Parker

A preview of the power bats and hit-tool prospects who our resident hitting coach is most looking forward to getting eyes on this spring.

Next week will be my version of Disney World. The wonderful land of unrelenting sun, waves of chain restaurants, and an endless supply of baseball talent awaits. Of course, I’m talking about spring training in Arizona. Unlike the talent on the ball fields, my time in the greater Phoenix area will be limited. During my seven-day stay these are some of the key hitters I plan to study.

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February 13, 2015 6:00 am

Going Yard: The Greatest Swing That Ever Lived

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Ryan Parker

The swing of one of the greatest hitters to ever grace the field is broken down.

There are good hitters, there are great hitters, and there is The Hitter. Ted Williams is the gold standard when it comes to honing and crafting a swing. While there were other hitters who put up better statistics or had better raw physical tools, there is no one who could more accurately be described as the physical embodiment of what it meant to be a hitter. Let’s take a moment to appreciate the pure genius that was Williams’ swing.

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February 11, 2015 6:00 am

Prospect Mechanics

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Doug Thorburn and Ryan Parker

The mechanics of some of the top pitching and hitting prospects in the AL West are broken down.

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February 5, 2015 6:00 am

Going Yard: How Chris Lost His Crush

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Ryan Parker

Chris Davis' 2014 was obviously worse than his 2013, but were there mechanical changes that led to the poor results?

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January 20, 2015 6:00 am

Prospect Mechanics

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Doug Thorburn and Ryan Parker

The mechanics of some of the top pitching and hitting prospects in the AL Central are broken down.

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January 7, 2015 6:00 am

Prospect Mechanics

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Ryan Parker and Doug Thorburn

The mechanics of some of the top pitching and hitting prospects in the NL West are broken down.

Baseball Prospectus's mechanical mavens Doug Thorburn and Ryan Parker turn to the NL West as they continue their examination of select Top 10 prospects featured in the BP Top 10s (also see their breakdown of AL East, NL East, and NL Central).

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December 9, 2014 6:00 am

Prospect Mechanics

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Doug Thorburn and Ryan Parker

The mechanics of some of the top pitching and hitting prospects in the AL East are broken down.

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November 26, 2014 6:00 am

Prospect Mechanics

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Ryan Parker and Doug Thorburn

The mechanics of some of the top pitching and hitting prospects in the NL Central are broken down.

Baseball Prospectus's mechanical mavens Doug Thorburn and Ryan Parker turn to the NL Central as they continue their examination of select Top 10 prospects featured in the BP Top 10s (see their breakdown of NL East prospects here). Doug tackles a well-known high-floor back-ender, breakout power arm that may or may not be destined for the pen, and a young righty with a chance to reach elite status if he can continue to build upon second-half improvements. Parker highlights two talented lumber-wielders—one skewed to hit, one skewed to power—both possessing impact potential. Hope you enjoy! –Nick J. Faleris

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