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08-07

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5 O'Clock Power: Scouting a Series: Frederick vs. Myrtle Beach
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Tucker Blair

08-03

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Raw Projection: Ep. 13: Probably for the Best
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Tucker Blair, CJ Wittmann and Mauricio Rubio

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Yo Yo Yo Your Boat
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R.J. Anderson, Mike Gianella, Christopher Crawford and Tucker Blair

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: So, Do You Come to Milwaukee Often?
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Matthew Trueblood, R.J. Anderson, Jeff Moore, Tucker Blair and George Bissell

07-31

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5 O'Clock Power: Scouting a Series: Aberdeen vs. Williamsport
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Tucker Blair

07-29

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Transaction Analysis: Papel-Gone
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R.J. Anderson, Tucker Blair and Bret Sayre

07-28

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Transaction Analysis: Zo Zo Zo Your Boat
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R.J. Anderson, Tucker Blair and Christopher Crawford

07-27

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Transaction Analysis: The Uribear Trundles Along Again
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R.J. Anderson, Jeff Moore, Al Skorupa, Christopher Crawford and Tucker Blair

07-20

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Raw Projection: Ep. 11: "Explicit, Nick Williams, Explicit, Explicit"
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Tucker Blair, CJ Wittmann and Mauricio Rubio

07-06

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BP Top 50
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Jeff Moore and Tucker Blair

06-30

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Eyewitness Accounts: June 30, 2015
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Tucker Blair

06-29

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Raw Projection: Ep. 09 - Long Distance Relationship
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Tucker Blair, CJ Wittmann and Mauricio Rubio

06-15

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Raw Projection: Ep. 07 - Autographs in the scout seats
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Tucker Blair, CJ Wittmann and Mauricio Rubio

06-11

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Eyewitness Accounts: June 11, 2015
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Tucker Blair

06-08

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The Call-Up: Joe Ross
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Tucker Blair and Mike Gianella

06-01

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Raw Projection: EP. 05 - Fireworks In The Rearview
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Tucker Blair, CJ Wittmann and Mauricio Rubio

05-26

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Minor League Update: Games of May 22-25, 2015
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Mauricio Rubio and Tucker Blair

05-18

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Raw Projection: Ep. 03 - Six Flags And Raffle Tickets
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Tucker Blair, CJ Wittmann and Mauricio Rubio

05-12

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Eyewitness Accounts: May 12, 2015
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Tucker Blair

05-08

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Staff Review
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Matt Sussman, Tucker Blair and Mauricio Rubio

05-05

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Raw Projection: Ep. 01 - Short Anthems, Short Games
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CJ Wittmann, Tucker Blair and Mauricio Rubio

04-28

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Prospect Debate: Greg Bird: Patient or Passive?
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Tucker Blair, Jeff Moore and Christopher Crawford

04-27

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Minor League Update: Games of April 24-26, 2015
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Jeff Moore, Mauricio Rubio and Tucker Blair

04-16

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Eyewitness Accounts: April 16, 2015
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CJ Wittmann and Tucker Blair

04-07

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League Preview Series
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Tucker Blair

02-23

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Transaction Analysis: City of Injureds
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R.J. Anderson and Tucker Blair

02-02

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2015 Prospects: Oakland Athletics Top 10 Prospects
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Tucker Blair and BP Prospect Staff

01-30

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Transaction Analysis: Big Giant Snider
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R.J. Anderson, Tucker Blair and Jeff Quinton

12-18

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Transaction Analysis: What the Rays and Nationals Got
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Tucker Blair, Jordan Gorosh, Chris Rodriguez and J.P. Breen

12-18

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Transaction Analysis: Padres Add Myers
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R.J. Anderson, Wilson Karaman and Tucker Blair

12-15

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Transaction Analysis: Looks Like We May/Det
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R.J. Anderson, Tucker Blair and Ben Carsley

11-24

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The 40-Man Additions
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Tucker Blair and Jeff Moore

11-07

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Hot Stove Scouting Report: Brandon McCarthy
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Tucker Blair

10-29

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Hot Stove Scouting Report: Victor Martinez
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Tucker Blair

09-05

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Prospect Debate: Steven Moya's Feast or Famine
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Jeff Moore, Mark Anderson and Tucker Blair

09-04

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The Call-Up: The Others
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Mauricio Rubio, Tucker Blair, Jordan Gorosh, Craig Goldstein, Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre and Jeff Moore

09-02

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Transaction Analysis: Bo Gone
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R.J. Anderson, Tucker Blair and Mark Anderson

08-21

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Eyewitness Accounts: August 21, 2014
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Tucker Blair

08-11

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The Call-Up: Michael Taylor
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Tucker Blair and J.P. Breen

08-07

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Eyewitness Accounts: August 7, 2014
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Tucker Blair

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Andrew Miller Goes to Baltimore
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R.J. Anderson, Tucker Blair and J.P. Breen

07-24

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Eyewitness Accounts: July 24, 2014
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Tucker Blair

06-20

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Behind the Curtain: Lucas Giolito
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CJ Wittmann and Tucker Blair

04-18

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Notes from the Field: A-Ball Notes
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CJ Wittmann and Tucker Blair

04-15

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Notes from the Field: California and Carolina League Notes
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Chris Rodriguez and Tucker Blair

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A full-scale scouting report on a series between Frederick vs. Myrtle Beach

Evaluating in the public realm can often turn into a big-game hunting event, with a prominent portion of the coverage directed towards the eventual major league talent. This happens because the big names draw the largest crowd, so it's not an uncommon strategy to target those players that will garner the most buzz. Player evaluation is not so cut-and-dry, however. Over the course of the season, scouts and evaluators watch hundreds of players and are grading more than just the next mid-rotation starter or potential first-division shortstop. Most of the players we lay eyes on are simply minor league filler. This series is meant to take a more detailed look at the process of evaluating talent, and hopefully provide a greater understanding of what a minor league roster really looks like.

July 31- August 2, 2015

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Welcome! Tucker and Children Trades Troy Tulowitzki for Jose Reyes, Jeff Hoffman, Miguel Castro and Jesus Tinoco Johnny Cueto for Brandon Finnegan, Cody Reed and John Lamb Cole Hamels for Jorge Alfaro, Alec Asher, Jerad Eickhoff, Jake Thompson, Nick Williams David Price for Daniel Norris, Matt Boyd and Jairo Labourt Carlos Gomez for Josh Hader, Adrian Houser, Brett Phillips and Domingo Santa Yoenis Cespedes for Luis Cessa and Michael Fulmer Whatever the Dodgers did Gerardo Parra for Zach Davies Ben Revere for Jimmy Cordero and Alberto Tirado Mark Lowe for Nick Wells, Jacob Brentz and Rob Rasmussen Kevin Jepsen for Chih-Wei Hu and Alexis Tapiz Ben Zobrist for Aaron Brooks and Sean Manaea Papelbon for Nick Pivetta Mike Leake for Keury Mella and Triple-A first baseman Adam Duvall Goodbye

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Merrily merrily merr-- wait, I already made this joke. Cespedes is going to the Mets.



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The French missionaries and explorers were coming here as early as the late 1600s to trade with the Native Americans.



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Much of prospect writing is based on buzzworthy names, but player evaluation runs deeper than rankings.

Evaluating in the public realm can often turn into a big-game hunting event, with a prominent portion of the coverage directed towards the eventual major league talent. This happens because the big names draw the largest crowd, so it's not an uncommon strategy to target those players that will garner the most buzz. Player evaluation is not so cut-and-dry, however. Over the course of the season, scouts and evaluators watch hundreds of players and are grading more than just the next mid-rotation starter or potential first-division shortstop. Most of the players we lay eyes on are simply minor league filler. This series is meant to take a more detailed look at the process of evaluating talent, and hopefully provide a greater understanding of what a minor league roster really looks like.

To that end, I took in a weekend series between the Aberdeen Ironbirds and the Williamsport Crosscutters. Below are the fruits of that labor, with notes on every player, no matter the name value or quality. Following the tables are five full writeups on particular standouts.

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July 29, 2015 12:02 am

Transaction Analysis: Papel-Gone

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R.J. Anderson, Tucker Blair and Bret Sayre

"Don't worry, Jon. It's just 133 miles that way," said Ruben as he pointed north.



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Gently to KC / merrily merrily merrily merrily / the Royals are going all-in



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Juan Uribe heads to another new team, Steve Cishek shores up St. Louis' bullpen, and a bevy of other moves.



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Welcome! Emails Hindsight Scouting Small Sample Sizes Break 2015 Draftees Immediate Impact Kyle Holder DJ Stewart High/Low Game Aaron Nola Raul Mondesi Jr. Nick Williams Tyler Kolek Michael Conforto Billy McKinney Trea Turner Alex Jackson A Brief Note on Frankie Montas Goodbye!

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July 6, 2015 6:00 am

BP Top 50

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Jeff Moore and Tucker Blair

In the process of ranking the Top 50, the question of who the top catcher in the minors was came up.

Within our Top 50, there was a legitimate debate about who is the game’s top catching prospect between Rangers prospect Jorge Alfaro and Pirates prospect Reese McGuire (apologies to Kyle Schwarber fans, but while there are many who believe he can catch part-time, there are few who believe he’ll be an everyday player behind the plate). It’s a legitimate debate about who teams prefer, as Chris Crawford pointed out when he Polled the Industry. Tucker Blair and I have seen both prospects, yet come in on opposite sides of the debate.–Jeff Moore

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Eyes on Elniery Garcia, Joan Baez, Carlos Tocci, Deivi Grullon, and Manuel Sanchez.

Elniery Garcia

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Welcome! We Miss CJ Emails Working On Things NY Penn League And Short Season Ball Diamonds In The Rough Scouting Lingo Break Future's Game US Roster World Roster Goodbye!

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