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September 21, 2016 6:00 am

Prospect House: High Ceilings, Low Floors, Big Rooms

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Mauricio Rubio

A look at five pitchers who carry significant upside, but comparable risk.

We’ve seen a slew of promotions via September call ups this year. It’s depleted the upper minors quite a bit but there are still some interesting prospects coming up the pipeline. This will be a two-part series examining players who have ceilings and floors that are pretty far apart for a variety of reasons, be it health, age or profile. This week we will look at five pitchers with serious upside and risk:

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September 14, 2016 6:00 am

Prospect House: Midwest League Wrap Up

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Mauricio Rubio

Members of the Prospect Team break down their best pitchers and hitters of the Midwest League.

I asked the Baseball prospectus Midwest writers to rank the prospects they saw to wrap up the Midwest League. We listed the best position player, the best pitcher, the best overall player and our favorite prospects. The lists broke down as such:

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September 7, 2016 6:00 am

Prospect House: Kyle Tucker and Projecting Power

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Mauricio Rubio

Why being early can be a good thing... [glares] millennials.

I love being early. It’s a character trait that was instilled in me early, my father always told me you never want to leave anyone waiting for you, especially if it’s for something important. While there are some downsides, such as being the guy trying to leave while everyone else is getting ready, there are some positives too. Namely showing up early to baseball games, in time to catch batting practice.

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August 30, 2016 6:00 am

Prospect House: Isan Diaz is a Monster

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Mauricio Rubio

Sasquatch, Godzilla, King Kong Lochness, Goblin, Ghoul, a zombie with no conscience...

I recieved a simple one-line text as my initial exposure to the Milwaukee Brewers Isan Diaz. It was towards the end of the 2015 season, before the trades that sent Dansby Swanson to Atlanta and Isan Diaz to Milwaukee. Both players were still in the Arizona Diamondbacks system whose Low-A affiliate is my home team. I was doing background work on players to watch for in the coming years and the text I received on Diaz simply said “heard he’s a monster.”

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August 23, 2016 6:00 am

Prospect House: Risky Business

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Mauricio Rubio

Sometimes you just gotta say...

Prospect House is a column by Mauricio Rubio Jr. It is named for Gucci Mane’s 2005 album, Trap House.

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