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04-27

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Minor League Update: Games of April 26
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Steve Givarz

04-26

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Minor League Update: Games of April 25
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Steve Givarz

04-25

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Minor League Update: Games of April 24
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Steve Givarz

04-20

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Minor League Update: Games of April 19th
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Steve Givarz

04-19

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Minor League Update: Games of April 18th
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Steve Givarz

04-18

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Minor League Update: Games of April 17
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Steve Givarz

04-13

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Minor League Update: Games of April 12th
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Steve Givarz

04-12

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Notes from the Field: Draft Notes, April 12
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Steve Givarz and Greg Goldstein

04-12

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Minor League Update: Games of April 11th
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Steve Givarz

04-11

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Minor League Update: Games of April 10th
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Steve Givarz

04-05

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Notes from the Field: Draft Notes, April 5
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Steve Givarz and Greg Goldstein

03-30

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Notes from the Field: Draft Notes, March 30
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Wilson Karaman and Steve Givarz

03-22

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Notes from the Field: Draft Notes, March 22
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Steve Givarz

03-15

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Notes from the Field: Draft Notes, March 15
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Steve Givarz and Wilson Karaman

03-09

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Notes from the Field: Draft Notes, March 9
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Steve Givarz

03-01

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Notes from the Field: Draft Notes, March 1
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Wilson Karaman and Steve Givarz

02-02

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2017 Prospects: Detroit Tigers Top 10 Prospects
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Jeffrey Paternostro, Steve Givarz and BP Prospect Staff

01-22

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Transaction Analysis: Reds Cash In Straily
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Bryan Grosnick and Steve Givarz

10-28

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Notes from the Field: WWBA Championships
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Steve Givarz

10-12

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Prospectus Feature: AFL Preview: Peoria Javelinas
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Steve Givarz, Brendan Gawlowski and Wilson Karaman

10-12

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Prospectus Feature: AFL Preview: Glendale Desert Dogs
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Steve Givarz, Mauricio Rubio and Jarrett Seidler

10-11

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Prospectus Feature: AFL Preview: Surprise Saguaros
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Steve Givarz, Kate Morrison, Jarrett Seidler and Wilson Karaman

10-11

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Prospectus Feature: AFL Preview: Salt River Rafters
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Brendan Gawlowski, Steve Givarz, Mark Anderson and Wilson Karaman

10-10

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Prospectus Feature: AFL Preview: Glendale Desert Dogs
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Wilson Karaman, Steve Givarz and Mauricio Rubio

10-10

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Prospectus Feature: AFL Preview: Scottsdale Scorpions
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Jarrett Seidler, Wilson Karaman and Steve Givarz

09-16

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Notes from the Field: GCL Notes Vol. II
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Steve Givarz

09-02

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Transaction Analysis: Bourn Again
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Bryan Grosnick and Steve Givarz

08-18

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Notes from the Field: East Coast Pro: Hitters
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Steve Givarz

08-15

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Notes from the Field: East Coast Pro: Pitchers
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Steve Givarz

08-15

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The Call-Up: Aaron Judge
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Steve Givarz and Mike Gianella

08-10

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Transaction Analysis: Switch-Pitchers and Triple-Digit Heat
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Steve Givarz, Jeffrey Paternostro and Bryan Grosnick

08-05

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Notes from the Field: GCL Notes
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Steve Givarz

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Yankees Reunite With Clippard
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Kenny Ducey and Steve Givarz

07-30

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Transaction Analysis: Marlins Gonna Marlins
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Adam McInturff, Dustin Palmateer, Steve Givarz, Jeff Quinton and Jeffrey Paternostro

06-28

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Transaction Analysis: Reunions and Fliers
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Steve Givarz and Bryan Grosnick

06-20

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Eyewitness Accounts: FSL All-Stars
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Steve Givarz and Thomas Desmidt

05-25

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Transaction Analysis: Return of The Freak
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Matthew Trueblood, Kate Morrison, Bryan Grosnick, Adam McInturff, Steve Givarz and Christopher Crawford

04-27

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Notes from the Field: Draft Notes: April 27
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Steve Givarz

04-22

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The Call-Up: Blake Snell
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Steve Givarz and J.P. Breen

04-12

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Who to Watch
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Steve Givarz

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April 27, 2017 9:16 am

Minor League Update: Games of April 26

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Steve Givarz

Notes on Cody Reed, Erick Fedde, Kyle Tucker, Will Craig, Dylan Cozens, and more.

Pitcher of the Day:

Cody Reed, LHP, Arizona Diamondbacks (Low-A, Kane County): 6 IP, 0 H, 0 R, BB, 11 K
After suffering through a dead arm period last July, the other Cody Reed has gotten off to a quality start in Kane County. While his arsenal is average, his advanced strike-throwing ability has flummoxed hitters thus far.


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April 26, 2017 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of April 25

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Steve Givarz

Another day, another perfect game.

Pitcher of the Day:

Domenic Mazza, LHP, San Francisco Giants (Low-A, Augusta): 9 IP, 0 H, 0 BB, 0 R, 9 K
That’s right a perfect game. This was also a Maddux, as he accomplished the feat in 85 pitches. Mazza is not a prospect, he is a strike throwing, mid-to-upper 80s arm. It helps to have quality off-speed you can throw for strikes. While this was the first mention of Mr. Mazza on these pages, it might take more moments like this to garner more mentions.


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April 25, 2017 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of April 24

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Steve Givarz

Edwin Rios, Spencer Adams, Conner Greene, Daniel Brito and more.

Hitter of the Day:

Edwin Rios, CIF, Los Angeles Dodgers (Double-A, Tulsa): 5-5, 2 2B, 4 RBI
The heartthrob of one Mr. Wilson Karaman, Rios has plus to better raw power and can utilize it in games, but he has a lot of swing and miss and is likely to be a 1B only given his 20 run and lack of quickness at 3B.


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April 20, 2017 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of April 19th

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Steve Givarz

Oh look, another Cubs prospect having a big day.

Hitter of the Day:

Michael Chavis, 3B, Boston Red Sox (High-A, Salem): 3-4, 3 R, 3 HR, 5 RBI, BB
There were a lot of home runs hit today by notable prospects, but most of them lack the raw power that Chavis provides. It’s easy plus to better raw, with a plus arm at the hot corner. He has just struggled making contact and getting too pull happy. The tools are still there for an impact player at 3B, more days like this can only help.


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April 19, 2017 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of April 18th

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Steve Givarz

Notes on Triston McKenzie, Andrew Stevenson, Lewis Brinson, Nick Gordon, Sean Newcomb, and more.

Pitcher of the Day:

Triston McKenzie, RHP, Cleveland Indians (High-A, Lynchburg): 5 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 2 BB 8 K
The concern with McKenzie isn’t so much stuff—he has plenty in his arsenal—it's his size and whether he can add weight. His stuff is gaudy—a plus fastball with dominant life, a curveball with tight spin and lots of depth, a changeup with fade and run, and he throws all of them for strikes. But at 6-foot-5 and 165 pounds, he needs to add more to his frame.


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April 18, 2017 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of April 17

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Steve Givarz

Ryan McMahon falls a double short of the cycle, and more.

Hitter of the Day:
Ryan McMahon, 3B, Colorado Rockies (Double-A, Hartford): 5-7, 3B, HR, 6 RBI, BB, 2 K
Jeffrey Paternostro attended this outing for McMahon and these were his comments to us during the game, “McMahon is going to hit balls straight out of this stadium. As long as they aren’t breaking balls. He still looks lost against spin.”

Pitcher of the Day:
Jack Flaherty, RHP, St. Louis Cardinals (Double-A, Springfield): 7 2/3 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 9 K
Flaherty can get lost in the shuffle between their high-octane arms, but he is a quality arm with more pitchability then you would expect. While his fastball lacks plus velocity, his changeup and slider are both plus offerings and he throws his entire arsenal for strikes.





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April 13, 2017 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of April 12th

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Steve Givarz

Notes on Jeimer Candelario, Juan Soto, Ian Happ, Albert Abreu, Brent Honeywell, and more.

Pitcher(s) of the Day:

Visalia Rawhide, Arizona Diamondbacks (High-A) 10 IP, 1 H, 16 K

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April 12, 2017 6:00 am

Notes from the Field: Draft Notes, April 12

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Steve Givarz and Greg Goldstein

Notes on Nick Storz, Marty Costes, and more.

Steve Givarz
Nick Storz, RHP, Poly Prep Country Day (NY)
Seen in a 4 IP start on 3/22; also saw at ECP last summer. Definitely a big boy; have to worry about body as he gets into pro ball. More athletic than he appears. Pitches from a full windup with a full arm circle and some slight stiffness but above-average arm speed; three-quarters slot. Short-strider. FB 91-93 (T94); velo dropped to 88-90 after three innings; still building up arm strength; lacked movement; could locate to both sides but was more comfortable arm-side. CB 76-78; somewhat slurvy; lacked consistent shape; had good depth and action; could locate for strikes; struggled to finish hitters with it; often left up; potential above-average offering. CH 81-84; only threw three in-game; got on side of ball; clear third offering. Did make a fielding E1 as he struggled to get off mound. See as a back of the rotation pitcher; or set-up.



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April 12, 2017 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of April 11th

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Steve Givarz

Connor Sadzeck and Carson Kelly lead the way.

Pitcher of the Day:

Connor Sadzeck, RHP, Texas Rangers (Double-A, Frisco): 5 IP, 1 H, 0 BB, 9 K
His first start did not go well as he did not even record an out while giving up four earned runs on four walks. This time everything was working. His fastball is a comfortable plus-plus offering, while offering promising secondaries, he just needs more consistency from day to day.


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April 11, 2017 8:29 am

Minor League Update: Games of April 10th

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Steve Givarz

Notes on Jason Groome, Carlos Rincon, Mike Soroka, Amed Rosario, Kevin Newman, and more.

Hitter of the Day:

Carlos Rincon, OF, Los Angeles Dodgers (Low-A, Great Lakes), 2-3, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 BB, 1 SB, 1 K
Signed for $350,000 in 2015, Rincon pairs an athletic body with loads of raw power, he also has a plus arm and is an average runner down the line. But, like many young kids, Rincon struck out often in his pro debut and will need to cut down on those to tap into his prodigious raw power.


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April 5, 2017 6:00 am

Notes from the Field: Draft Notes, April 5

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Notes on Logan Allen, Kevin Smith and more.

Steve Givarz
Logan Allen, LHP, University HS
Seen in a 6 IP start on 3/28; also saw at ECP last summer. Lean, developed body; lacks remaining projection. Pitches from a full windup with a clean, smooth arm action; above-average arm speed; three-quarters slot; has crossfire in delivery with little effort; pitches with a quick pace. FB 90-91 (T93); held velo through game; popped a 92 in the sixth; has good, explosive life that hitters struggle to square up; good control with developing command to both sides. CB 76-78; 1/7 shape with quality depth and action; can finish to both sides in dirt; consistent throughout game; potential plus offering. CH 80; can turn it over but lacks feel and arm speed at this stage; wasn't part of arsenal on this night; project to average given how often he went to it as well as potential for development. Smaller player but has quality stuff; worried somewhat about size and durability; see as a middle of the rotation starter with a backup in the bullpen as a late-relief option.



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March 30, 2017 6:00 am

Notes from the Field: Draft Notes, March 30

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Wilson Karaman and Steve Givarz

Notes and video on potential day-one pick Keston Hiura, and others.

Wilson Karaman

Seth Romero, LHP, University of Houston
6-foot-2, rounded, dense frame, pretty physically maxed; quick through early progressions, can lack for consistent flow into leg kick; high kick, can get unbalanced, hips open early, struggled to sync with upper-half; yanked balls arm-side consistently at start of innings, struggled to make adjustments; deep arm action, above-average arm speed to low three-quarters slot, struggled to stay on time to consistent release point all night; front arm will come up, can pitch uphill; minimal effort, consistent foot strike, easy deceleration, clean finish.


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