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07-27

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The Prospectus Hit List: July 27, 2017
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Ben Carsley

07-27

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What You Need to Know: First Time For Everything
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Ben Diamond

07-26

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 143: Did You See The Maple Grove?
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George Bissell and Mike Gianella

07-26

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What You Need to Know: Hug Watch
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Martin Alonso

07-26

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Minor League Update: Games of July 25
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Steve Givarz

07-26

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Fantasy Freestyle: Paying for Utilities
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Mark Barry

07-25

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What You Need to Know: Relentless Royals
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Stacey Gotsulias

07-25

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Minor League Update: Games of July 24
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Steve Givarz

07-24

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The Prospectus Hit List: July 24, 2017
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Ben Carsley

07-24

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What You Need to Know: Taking Care of Business
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Ashley Varela

07-21

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Minor League Update: Games of July 20
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Wilson Karaman

07-21

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What You Need to Know: You Are Who You Are
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Demetrius Bell

07-20

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The Prospectus Hit List: July 20, 2017
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Ben Carsley

07-20

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What You Need to Know: Easy as 1-2-3
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Ashley Varela

07-20

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Minor League Update: Games of July 19
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Steve Givarz

07-19

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 142: Celtics Fans Hate Me
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George Bissell and Mike Gianella

07-19

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BP Mets
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Noah Grand

07-19

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BP Kansas City
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David Lesky

07-19

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Minor League Update: Games of July 18
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Steve Givarz

07-18

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What You Need to Know: Burials, Bombs, and More Bombs
by
Stacey Gotsulias

07-18

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Minor League Update: Games of July 16
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Steve Givarz

07-17

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What You Need to Know: Marathons, Robberies, and Debuts
by
Ben Diamond

07-17

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The Prospectus Hit List: July 17, 2017
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Ben Carsley

07-17

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: July 17, 2017
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BP Prospect Staff

07-14

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TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 91: Game of Prospects
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Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein, Bret Sayre and George Bissell

07-14

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Rubbing Mud: This is Really All We Know: The Wests
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Matthew Trueblood

07-14

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Minor League Update: Games of July 13
by
Wilson Karaman

07-14

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Notes from the Field: Eastern League All-Star Game
by
Erich Rothmann

07-13

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The Prospectus Hit List: July 13, 2017
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Ben Carsley

07-13

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Rubbing Mud: This is Really All We Know: The Centrals
by
Matthew Trueblood

07-12

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 141: Midseason Valuations
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George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

07-12

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What You Need to Know: 10 Innings of All-Star Fun
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Ben Diamond

07-12

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Minor League Update: Games of July 11
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Steve Givarz

07-12

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Rubbing Mud: This is Really All We Know: The Easts
by
Matthew Trueblood

07-12

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Dynasty Prospect Rankings
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Bret Sayre and Ben Carsley

07-11

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BP Wrigleyville
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Mary Craig

07-10

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The Prospectus Hit List: July 10, 2017
by
Ben Carsley

07-10

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What You Need to Know: Two-Hit Wonder
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Ashley Varela

07-10

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Flu-Like Symptoms: What to Expect After the Break
by
Rob Mains

07-07

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Minor League Update: Games of July 6
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Wilson Karaman

07-07

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What You Need to Know: "Rain" Delays
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Demetrius Bell

07-06

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The Prospectus Hit List: July 6, 2017
by
Ben Carsley

07-06

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 140: Midseason Top 50 Prospects & Second-Half Fantasy Storylines
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George Bissell, Eric Roseberry and Jeffrey Paternostro

07-06

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What You Need to Know: Wild Thoughts
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Ben Diamond

07-06

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Minor League Update: Games of July 5
by
Steve Givarz

07-05

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What You Need to Know: Happy Birthday, America!
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Stacey Gotsulias

07-05

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Baseball Therapy: The Great Debates
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Russell A. Carleton

07-04

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BP Toronto
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Gideon Turk

07-04

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BP Toronto
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Rachael McDaniel

07-04

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BP South Side
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Collin Whitchurch

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July 20, 2017 10:36 am

The Prospectus Hit List: July 20, 2017

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Ben Carsley

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Nolan Arenado dismantles the Padres, Giancarlo Stanton catches up to Aaron Judge, and Carlos Beltran's glove is resurrected.

The Wednesday Takeaway

Perhaps it’s too soon to call 2017 the best season of Nolan Arenado’s career, but it’s not unreasonable to think that Wednesday’s 18-run beatdown of the Padres was among his best single-game performances.

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July 20, 2017 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of July 19

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Steve Givarz

Notes on Mike Soroka, Mauricio Dubon, Willy Adames, Tyler Beede, Ronnie Dawson, and more.

Hitter of the Day:

Ronnie Dawson, OF, Houston Astros (Low-A, Quad Cities): 3-4, 3 R, 3B, 2 HR, 5 RBI
With the build of an NFL linebacker, Dawson also has the power one would think an NFL linebacker would have if he played baseball. Dawson’s power is plus to better and is his primary carrying tool. He is an average runner, which is surprising given his size, but struggles defensively, and his swing has lots of holes to exploit.


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Chris Towers of CBS Sports joins the pod to discuss the latest trade deadline moves, his affinity for Reds rookie Luis Castillo and much more.

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July 19, 2017 8:31 am

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Noah Grand

Let's play a little game.

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July 19, 2017 8:28 am

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David Lesky

Jorge Soler was demoted to Triple-A, again, after hitting .152 for the Royals.

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July 19, 2017 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of July 18

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Steve Givarz

Notes on Tyler O’Neill, Keegan Akin, Miguel Andujar, Ryan Boldt, Chance Sisco, and more.

Hitter of the Day:

Tyler O'Neill, OF, Seattle Mariners (Triple-A, Tacoma): 4-8, 3 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 K (DH)
One of the few remaining Mariners prospects left, O’Neill has gone somewhat backwards since a strong Double-A performance in 2016. While he might never hit like that again, O’Neill does do a lot of good things! He hits big home runs, will play an average right field, and has a plus arm.


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Carlos Beltran was gloveless in Seattle, Ryan Zimmerman set a franchise record, Jon Lester did it all, and Giancarlo Stanton did what he does best, twice.

The Monday Takeaway

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July 18, 2017 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of July 16

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Steve Givarz

Notes on Jason Martin, Nick Fanti, Harrison Bader, C.J. Chatham, Lucas Sims, and more.

Hitter of the Day:

Jason Martin, OF, Houston Astros (Double-A, Corpus Christi): 4-4, R, 2 2B, HR, 2 RBI
A fringe-average player all around, Martin has struggled this season, comparatively to what he did last year. He has been passed over in the organization by other OF’s, but can still fill out a role as an outfielder who can play CF and steal some bags.


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Jose Quintana's excellent Cubs debut, Jackie Bradley Jr.'s robbery of Aaron Judge, and a marathon game at Fenway Park.

The Weekend Takeaway

After the 12th frame or so of extra-inning baseball games, a fascinating shift occurs in the mindset of those watching. Many beat writers, missing their dinner reservations and bitterly thinking about the recap they’ll have to write before the game is over (deadlines can be a nightmare), often grow cranky and start the newest "extra-inning rules" debate on Twitter. Fans at the game either pack it in and head home because of work the next morning, or get ready for the long haul and the story to tell afterwards. Some fans at home, like me, begin watching the game completely differently from the first 11 innings, going from pulling for their favorite team to rooting for team chaos—it’s that weird little twinge of disappointment you get when your team walks it off in the 14th inning, because you really wanted to see that utility player get a chance to pitch the 15th.

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When you play the Game of Thrones, you win or you rebuild. (SPOILER ALERT!)

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July 17, 2017 6:00 am

Monday Morning Ten Pack: July 17, 2017

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Richard Urena, Thomas Hatch, Cal Quantrill and more.

Richard Urena, SS, Toronto Blue Jays (Double-A New Hampshire)
As I watched the Eastern League All-Star game, I couldn’t help but think that Urena has more talent than most of the players actually selected for the event. Unfortunately, he wasn’t at the game due to his inconsistent performance in the field (nine errors) and at the plate (slashing .246/.291/.372 through 370 plate appearances). He has been of the more frustrating players to evaluate this year. Three Eyewitness Reports have been published on him since July 22, 2016, and the hit tool grades range from 45 to 60. The reason for this high variance is likely his overly aggressive approach. He rarely walks and is prone to chasing bad pitches, which leads to excessive weak contact. Nonetheless, he will have stretches like the first two games of this past Portland series (5-10 combined) when he consistently drives the ball and looks like a plus hitter. The 21-year-old switch-hitter does have a loose, contact-oriented swing and above-average bat speed. He is capable of squaring up any pitch and uses the whole field. All things considered, I feel most comfortable giving his hit tool a 50. His power grades as below-average although it’s better from the left side and he should continue to bulk up. In addition, he is a good athlete and possesses the arm strength and range to develop into an above-average shortstop. The errors typically result from a lack of focus. These mistakes will hopefully dissipate as he continues to mature. Troy Tulowitzki is not getting any younger, so Urena should eventually have an opportunity to become the Jays’ starting shortstop. But he has a long way to go. —Erich Rothmann

 


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