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Monday Morning Ten Pack: July 21, 2014
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

07-14

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: July 14, 2014
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06-30

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 30, 2014
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06-23

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 23, 2014
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06-16

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 16, 2014
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06-09

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 9, 2014
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

06-02

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 2, 2014
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

05-27

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 27, 2014
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05-19

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 19, 2014
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05-12

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 12, 2014
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05-05

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 5, 2014
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04-28

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: April 28, 2014
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04-21

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: April 21, 2014
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04-14

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: April 14, 2014
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04-07

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: Prospects We're Most Excited to See This Year
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03-31

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: 10 Prospects Who Turned Heads in Spring Training
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Jason Parks

09-23

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: Memorable Scouting Experiences
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

09-16

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: Prospects Who Exceeded Our Expectations
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

09-09

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: The Prospects Who Disappointed
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

09-03

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: Arizona Fall League Preview
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08-26

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: August 26, 2013
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08-19

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: August 19, 2013
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08-12

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: August 12, 2013
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08-05

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: Monday, August 5
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07-29

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: July 29, 2013
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07-22

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: July 22, 2013
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07-15

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: Monday, July 15
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

07-08

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: July 8, 2013
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

07-01

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: Futures Game Edition
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

06-24

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 24, 2013
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06-17

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 17
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06-10

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 10, 2013
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06-03

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 3
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05-28

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 28
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05-20

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 20
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Jason Parks and Jason Cole

05-13

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 13
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05-06

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 6
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04-29

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: April 29
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04-22

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: April 22
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04-15

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: April 15
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04-08

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: Prospects We Can't Wait to Put Our Eyes on in 2013
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10-15

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: October 15
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10-08

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: October 8
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10-01

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: October 1
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09-24

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: September 24
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09-17

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: Down the Home Stretch
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09-10

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: Most Memorable Prospect Debuts
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Jason Parks, Bradley Ankrom, Hudson Belinsky and Chris Mellen

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July 21, 2014 6:00 am

Monday Morning Ten Pack: July 21, 2014

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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

Updates on Michael Taylor, Victor Arano, Daniel Norris, and others.

Michael Taylor, OF, Nationals (Double-A Harrisburg)
Lost beside the incandescence of his Futures Game contemporaries, Taylor was a silent star in the pre-game batting practice, showing easy plus power with explosive hips and hands. It’s hard to champion any hitter after Gallo ruined our perception of power with his cage conquest, but I absolutely loved the way Taylor generated his pop, despite a body that doesn’t identify itself as a middle-of-the-order threat; Taylor is quite narrow in the hips and long, the body of an athlete but not the body commonly associated with a 23-year-old baseball player. Since being selected in the sixth round in the 2009 draft, Taylor has flashed tantalizing tools accompanied by maddening inconsistencies and on-the-field utility. But he has taken a big step forward so far in 2014, driving the ball with more authority and hanging in against arm-side pitching. The swing-and-miss is still a concern, and I don’t project Taylor to be a plus hit utility player at the major-league level. But if he can make enough contact to put the power and the speed into the game, his overall profile will play as a regular—and perhaps a first division impact talent if he can continue to refine at the plate. –Jason Parks


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July 14, 2014 6:00 am

Monday Morning Ten Pack: July 14, 2014

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Updates on Kyle Schwarber, Francisco Mejia, Lance McCullers Jr., and others.

Kyle Schwarber, C/LF, Cubs (Low-A Kane County)
I’ve seen the Cubs’ first round draft pick a few times at Low-A. At the plate he sets up in a low crouch with an open stance, his hands even with his shoulders and extended out away from his body. He has a simple load and takes a quick, efficient route to the ball and displays good swing plane for power. I didn’t see power in game but he barreled up a few pitches for hard line drives. His nose is always on the ball as he displays an advanced feel for tracking stuff. He spat on a few good changeups that lesser hitters would’ve swung over and he shows a solid understanding of the strike zone. Behind the plate, Schwarber sets up low in his crouch and stays quiet, creating a comfortable target for the pitcher. His framing skills could use some work, as he stabs at offerings. He has surprising mobility back there with good lateral movement on block attempts. I’ve noticed that he gets loose fundamentally late in games. He has an average arm and I did get a pop time in the 1.9 range but ultimately the catching skills are fringe and can improve. I don’t think the cost is worth delaying the bat. He’s a bat-first left fielder in my mind. —Mauricio Rubio


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June 30, 2014 6:00 am

Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 30, 2014

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Updates on Frederis Parra, Eddie Rosario, Casey Gillaspie, Raimel Tapia, and others.

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June 23, 2014 6:00 am

Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 23, 2014

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Updates on Dylan Bundy, Braden Shipley, Francisco Mejia, and others.

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June 16, 2014 11:28 am

Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 16, 2014

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Updates on Lucas Giolito, Kyle Schwarber, Dilson Herrera, Taijuan Walker, and others.

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June 9, 2014 9:46 am

Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 9, 2014

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Updates on Kyle Crick, Roman Quinn, Angel Villalona, and others.

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June 2, 2014 6:00 am

Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 2, 2014

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Updates on Michael Lorenzen, Hunter Dozier, Roman Quinn, and others.

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May 27, 2014 11:56 am

Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 27, 2014

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Updates on Gregory Polanco, Albert Almora, Alex Reyes, Blake Swihart, and more.

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May 19, 2014 6:00 am

Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 19, 2014

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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

Raving about Eddie Butler, hesitating on Javier Baez, and updates on Henry Owens, Franchy Cordero, Kohl Stewart and others.

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May 12, 2014 6:00 am

Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 12, 2014

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Updates on Clint Frazier, Courtney Hawkins, Gabriel Guerrero, and others.

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May 5, 2014 6:00 am

Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 5, 2014

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Updates or introductions to Ben Lively, Victor Reyes, Domingo German, Gary Sanchez, and more.

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April 28, 2014 6:00 am

Monday Morning Ten Pack: April 28, 2014

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Updates on Gregory Polanco, Mark Appel, Dalton Pompey, Joey Gallo and six others.

Dalton Pompey, CF, Blue Jays (High-A Dunedin)
During the offseason, Pompey’s name was in the running for the Jays top 10 list, and after falling short of that distinction he was in the running (but not chosen) to be named a prospect on the rise in that organization. The omission is our mistake—and a foolish one at that—as the 21-year-old outfielder has blossomed into arguably the top position prospect in the Blue Jays organization, a toolsy dream of a player who is finally healthy and putting the pieces together on the field. A relatively unknown 16th-round draft pick in 2010, Pompey has struggled with injuries, most notably a broken hamate bone, but he has always flashed the promise, especially the plus-plus speed (and plus-plus baserunning) and defensive chops in center field. A switch-hitter at present, Pompey is superior from the left side of the plate, with a quick to-the-ball stroke and gap pop. While he’s far from a finished product—the right-side bat can look like a mess, with poor balance and bat control, and the defense in center is still more raw athleticism than crisp reads and routes—the step forward in 2014 is legitimate, and if Pompey can stay healthy, he should reach the Double-A level at some point during the season and emerge as a nationally recognized prospect. –Jason Parks


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