CSS Button No Image Css3Menu.com

Baseball Prospectus home
  
  
Click here to log in Click here for forgotten password Click here to subscribe

World Series time! Enjoy Premium-level access to most features through the end of the Series!

Future Shock Blog 

Search Future Shock Blog

All Blogs (including podcasts)

Active Columns

Authors

Article Types

Archives

08-29

comment icon

15

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 28
by
Kevin Goldstein

08-21

comment icon

13

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 20
by
Kevin Goldstein

08-17

comment icon

8

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 16
by
Kevin Goldstein

08-15

comment icon

4

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 14
by
Kevin Goldstein

08-14

comment icon

14

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Chiefs/Snappers Edition
by
Kevin Goldstein

08-10

comment icon

13

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 9
by
Kevin Goldstein

08-08

comment icon

9

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 7
by
Kevin Goldstein

08-07

comment icon

2

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 6
by
Kevin Goldstein

08-02

comment icon

15

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 1
by
Kevin Goldstein

07-24

comment icon

9

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of July 23
by
Kevin Goldstein

07-19

comment icon

6

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Hultzen v. Straily edition
by
Kevin Goldstein

07-18

comment icon

28

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of July 17.
by
Kevin Goldstein

07-17

comment icon

25

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of July 16
by
Kevin Goldstein

07-12

comment icon

16

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of July 11
by
Kevin Goldstein

07-06

comment icon

7

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of July 5
by
Kevin Goldstein

07-05

comment icon

6

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of July 4
by
Kevin Goldstein

07-04

comment icon

11

Future Shock Blog: A Quick Look at Dominguez/Rasmussen
by
Kevin Goldstein

07-03

comment icon

13

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of July 2
by
Kevin Goldstein

06-28

comment icon

9

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 27
by
Kevin Goldstein

06-27

comment icon

13

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 26
by
Kevin Goldstein

06-26

comment icon

14

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 25
by
Kevin Goldstein

06-22

comment icon

19

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 21
by
Kevin Goldstein

06-21

comment icon

10

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 20
by
Kevin Goldstein

06-20

comment icon

13

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 19
by
Kevin Goldstein

06-19

comment icon

12

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 18
by
Kevin Goldstein

06-15

comment icon

10

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 14
by
Kevin Goldstein

06-13

comment icon

13

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 12
by
Kevin Goldstein

06-12

comment icon

0

Future Shock Blog: Slots Are Dead, Long Live The Slots
by
Kevin Goldstein

06-12

comment icon

13

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 11
by
Kevin Goldstein

06-11

comment icon

20

Future Shock Blog: Jorge Soler: A Quick Primer
by
Kevin Goldstein

06-08

comment icon

9

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 7
by
Kevin Goldstein

06-07

comment icon

9

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 6
by
Kevin Goldstein

06-06

comment icon

15

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 5
by
Kevin Goldstein

06-04

comment icon

11

Future Shock Blog: Draft Day Dream Crushing
by
Kevin Goldstein

06-01

comment icon

12

Future Shock Blog: Updated Mock: 1-15
by
Kevin Goldstein

06-01

comment icon

4

Future Shock Blog: Mocking, Teasing
by
Kevin Goldstein

05-31

comment icon

10

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 30
by
Kevin Goldstein

05-30

comment icon

13

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 29
by
Kevin Goldstein

05-29

comment icon

13

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 28
by
Kevin Goldstein

05-24

comment icon

20

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 23
by
Kevin Goldstein

05-23

comment icon

17

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 22
by
Kevin Goldstein

05-22

comment icon

8

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 21
by
Kevin Goldstein

05-18

comment icon

20

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 17
by
Kevin Goldstein

05-17

comment icon

12

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 16
by
Kevin Goldstein

05-16

comment icon

28

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 15
by
Kevin Goldstein

05-15

comment icon

17

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 14
by
Kevin Goldstein

05-10

comment icon

26

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 9
by
Kevin Goldstein

05-09

comment icon

13

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 8
by
Kevin Goldstein

05-08

comment icon

26

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 7
by
Kevin Goldstein

05-04

comment icon

8

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 3
by
Kevin Goldstein

<< Previous Column Entries No More Column Entries

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

August 29, 2012 12:34 pm

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 28

15

Kevin Goldstein

A trip around the day in the minors.

  • Nolan Arenado, 3B, Rockies (Double-A Tulsa): 3-for-5, HR (12), 2 R, 2 RBI. Never really surged after entering the year with big expectations; .277/.331/.421 in 129 games.
  • Dylan Bundy, RHP, Orioles (Double-A Bowie): 5.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 4 BB, 6 K. And that's 5 1/3 more innings he can't pitch in the big leagues; still could take on a '08 David Price role come September.
  • Byron Buxton, OF, Twins (Rookie-level Elizabethton): 2-for-4, 2 R, BB, 2 SB. No. 2 overall pick enjoying first extended hot streak of career; 15-for-38 (.395) in last ten games and .286/.368/.429 overall.
  • The rest of this article is restricted to Baseball Prospectus Subscribers.

    Not a subscriber?

    Click here for more information on Baseball Prospectus subscriptions or use the buttons to the right to subscribe and get access to the best baseball content on the web.


    Cancel anytime.


    That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!


    That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!

    Already a subscriber? Click here and use the blue login bar to log in.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

August 21, 2012 1:16 pm

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 20

13

Kevin Goldstein

The monster stats of Giants RHP Clayton Blackburn and a trip through the minors.

Clayton Blackburn, RHP, Giants (Low-A Augusta): 7 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 10 K.

Blackburn is having one of the best pitching seasons in the minors, as after another dominant outing on Monday night, he has a 2.55 ERA with a remarkable 137 strikeouts and just 18 walks in 123.1 innings.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

August 17, 2012 1:28 pm

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 16

8

Kevin Goldstein

Notes from the day in the minors.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

August 15, 2012 1:50 pm

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 14

4

Kevin Goldstein

Rockies OF Kyle Parker finds his power and notes from around the day in the minors.

Kyle Parker, OF, Rockies (High-A Modesto): 2-for-4, 2 HR (17), 3 R, 2 RBI, BB, 2 K.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

A minor league update consisting solely of players from the game Kevin attended last night in Beloit, Wisconsin.

A minor league update consisting solely of players from the game I attended last night in Beloit, Wisconsin.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

The massive breakout of Pirates OF Gregory Polanco and notes from around the day in the minors.

Gregory Polanco, OF, Pirates (Low-A West Virginia): 2-for-5, 2 HR (15), 2 R, 3 RBI.

Read the full article...

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

August 8, 2012 12:53 pm

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 7

9

Kevin Goldstein

A look at Aaron Hicks'rebound and notes from around the day in the minors.

Aaron Hicks, OF, Twins (Double-A New Britain): 1-for-2, HR (12), 2 R, 2 RBI, BB; 2-for-3, 2 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI, BB.

The 14th selection of the 2008 draft, Hicks has always had tremendous tools, but the numbers never matched. 2012 was not a make-or-break year, but as his first exposure to upper-level pitching, it was certainly a critical one, and he's passing with flying colors.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

August 7, 2012 12:38 pm

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 6

2

Kevin Goldstein

A trip through the day in the minors.

Manny Machado, SS, Orioles (Double-A Bowie): 2-for-3, R, RBI, BB.

Bryce Harper and Mike Trout has been among the best things in baseball this year. For prospect people, they've been among the worst as they've created ridiculous expectations for every prospect in baseball. Manny Machado is 20 years old, more than holding his own at Double-A, and people yawn because Trout and Harper.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

August 2, 2012 12:00 pm

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 1

15

Kevin Goldstein

A quick trip through the day in the minors, featuring notes on 25 prospects.

  • Matt Adams, 1B, Cardinals (Triple-A Memphis): 3-for-4, 2B, HR (17), R, RBI. Should at least be September call-up as extra bench bat; .342/.373/.649 in 60 games.
  • Jesse Biddle, LHP, Phillies (High-A Clearwater): 7 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 9 K. 2010 first-round pick has gotten up to 94 mph with solid secondaries; 3.23 ERA with 116 Ks in 111.1 innings.
  • Victor Black, RHP, Pirates (Double-A Altoona): 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K. 2009 supplemental first-round pick has found new life in the bullpen; 1.17 ERA with 63 Ks in 46 innings while sitting at 94-97 mph.
  • The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

July 24, 2012 12:41 pm

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of July 23

9

Kevin Goldstein

A pop up lefty in the Yankees system and notes from around the day in the minors.

Nick Turley, LHP, Yankees (High-A Tampa): 7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 9 K

It's rare for a 50th-round pick to be a prospect, but Turley is just that. Seen as unsignable in 2008, the Yankees took a flyer on him with their final pick and landed him with a $150,000 bonus.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

A look at last night's pitching Triple-A pitching matchup between Dan Straily and Danny Hultzen.

 Danny Hultzen, LHP, Mariners (Triple-A Tacoma) and Dan Straily, RHP, Athletics (Triple-A Sacramento)

Everyone knows how great the MLB.tv product is, but the minor league version is incredible valuable to prospect folks. Sure the video quality varies wildly, and sure the majority of games are at the upper levels, but when the game of the night is in the northwest corner of the country, one is awfully happy it is there. It was the pitching matchup of the night, and it did not disappoint.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

A quick trip through the day in the minors.

  • Matt Adams, 1B, Cardinals (Triple-A Memphis): 2-for-5, HR (15), R, 3 RBI, 3 K. 23 total bases in last four games have his numbers approach levels of ridiculous; .363/.391/.693 in 47 games.
  • Jorge Alfaro, C, Rangers (Low-A Hickory): 3-for-4, 2B, 3B, 2 R, 2 RBI. 19-year-old has been troubled by approach issues; .269/.331/.448 in 38 games.
  • Domonic Brown, OF, Phillies (Triple-A Lehigh Valley): 3-for-5, R. Playing well at the right time and up to .276/.325/.420, but the Phillies aren't buyers anymore.
  • Gary Brown, OF, Giants (Double-A Richmond): 2-for-4, HR (5), 3 R, RBI, BB, SB. All of the questions about his slow start have disappeared; 30-for-66 (.454) in last 15 games and suddenly up to .292/.357/.401 overall.
  • Matt Den Dekker, OF, Mets (Triple-A Buffalo):

    The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

<< Previous Column Entries No More Column Entries