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02-03

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Some Projection Left: Ask The Industry: Did We Get The Shortstops Right?
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Christopher Crawford

05-27

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BP Wrigleyville
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Matthew Trueblood

07-07

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Transaction Analysis: Billy Beane Buys What the Cubs Are Selling
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R.J. Anderson, Ron Shah, Jason Parks, Bret Sayre and Mauricio Rubio

04-07

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Minor League Update: Games of April 4-6
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Jeff Moore

03-07

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Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 6
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Jeff Moore

03-03

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33

The Top 101 Fantasy Prospects of 2014
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Bret Sayre

02-27

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Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of February 26
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Jeff Moore

02-06

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27

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 Shortstops
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Bret Sayre

02-05

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12

Get to Know: Shortstop Prospects
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Ben Carsley

01-22

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BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 1-2
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Bret Sayre

11-12

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Minor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of November 11
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Jeff Moore

11-11

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Minor League Update: AFL and Winter League Recap for Games of November 8-10
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Jeff Moore

10-22

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Minor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of October 21
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Jeff Moore

08-22

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What Scouts Are Saying: August 22, 2013
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Baseball Prospectus

07-01

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

06-10

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Minor League Update: Games of June 6-June 9
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Zach Mortimer

05-28

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 28
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BP Prospect Staff

04-18

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Checking in On: Shortstops, Part 2
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Jason Parks

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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BP Prospect Staff

02-22

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Oakland Athletics Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

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Just short of 20 shortstops landed on the BP Top 101. Did we put them in the right order?

There are 19 shortstops in this year’s BP 101. I know that not just because I contributed to the making of said list, but because I hit CTRL+F and searched for “, SS” and it came up 19 times. Obviously the position is a premium one, but nearly 20 percent of the list coming from one position seemed a notable number.

And so, this got me to thinking. With so much of the list coming from one place, how does the industry view the position? A few months ago we ran our “Ask The Industry" series, but this is a much larger spectrum to work with, and I was curious to see whether the industry agreed or disagreed on how we viewed the shortstop prospects of today.

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The Cubs have the luxury of getting creative in solving a problem other teams wish they had.

This piece originally appeared on BP Wrigleyville, Baseball Prospectus' local site for all your Cubs needs. And be sure to visit BP Boston and BP Bronx for Red Sox and Yankees analysis as well.

Through Monday, Javier Baez was batting .311/.388/.522 in his first 103 plate appearances of the season at Triple-A Iowa. Despite dealing with the tragic loss of his younger sister at the beginning of the season, and taking time away from the team to share in his family’s grief, Baez appears to have absorbed (and made solid, critical strides toward implementing) the changes in approach and swing mechanics that became obviously necessary during his difficult rookie season.

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The A's go all in, and the Cubs add to their prospect stockpile.



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April 7, 2014 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of April 4-6

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Jeff Moore

Notes on the prospects who stood out over the weekend, including Reds right-hander Robert Stephenson and four top shortstops.

Friday, April 4

Kevin Gausman, RHP, Orioles (Norfolk, AAA): 4 2/3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K. Gausman was on a strict pitch count, leaving the game after 71 pitches, and it’s likely that the Orioles are going to build his endurance up early in the minor-league season so that he has something left in the tank for when he’s in the majors down the stretch, hopefully in meaningful games.

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March 7, 2014 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 6

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Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out in Cactus and Grapefruit League play, including Athletics shortstop Addison Russell.

A huge storm that made its way across the state of Florida on Thursday afternoon cancelled about half of the action in the Grapefruit League, but there’s still plenty for us to talk about.

The Good

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From Xander Bogaerts to Gary Sanchez and everyone in between.

The following is an excerpt from the upcoming Baseball Prospectus Futures Guide 2014, our second-annual prospect book, which will collect all of BP's offseason prospect content (plus exclusive prospect and fantasy offerings) in book and e-book form. Here's a look at last year's book; expect an even more meaty offering this time around.

In an age where there’s more statistical information available on players than ever before, you’ve come to the right place to differentiate yourself from your league-mates. Even if you don’t play in a keeper or dynasty league where you can own minor leaguers without wasting roster spots, the importance of reading scouting reports and knowing who these players are becomes obvious when a few years later you are faced with the dilemma of choosing them for your roster.


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February 27, 2014 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of February 26

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Jeff Moore

Baseball is back!

I live in south Florida. Nothing here dies.

So instead, I bring you the return of the Minor League Update. In case you missed it, I was lucky enough to be chosen to take over the MLU last October just in time for the start of the Arizona Fall League. It was a good chance to get my feet wet and figure out just how to bring you the best and most important prospect happenings each night in this space (although you read it the following morning). The result is a cacophony of prospect information intended to keep you informed and entertained throughout the season.

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February 6, 2014 6:00 am

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 Shortstops

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Bret Sayre

Two familiar faces top the list, but elite prospects occupy four spots in the top 10.

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February 5, 2014 6:00 am

Get to Know: Shortstop Prospects

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Ben Carsley

A wave of talent could soon transform this position into a fantasy strength.

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Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras leads the way as the first 28 prospects come off the board.

Sometimes there’s just a more fun way to do things. I am currently in the final stages of drafting my Top 100 Fantasy Prospects list (which will hit BP in mid-February), but everyone does lists. What everyone doesn’t do is gather together a whole bunch of experts across the industry, from both a fantasy and scouting perspective, to gather in one e-mail chain and draft 140 of their favorites. Last month, I sent out the bat signal to people who really know and love prospects—and from that alarm, a group of 14 have assembled to carry out this exercise with much aplomb. We hope you have half as much fun reading about this draft as we had carrying it out.

But first, we must examine the parameters. There are always parameters. These were the instructions for the participants of this draft, straight from the email I sent out prior to kickoff:

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November 12, 2013 6:00 am

Minor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of November 11

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Jeff Moore

Notes on 12 prospects, including Athletics shortstop Addison Russell and Cubs right-hander Dallas Beeler.

Hitter of the Day: Addison Russell, SS, A’s (Mesa Solar Sox): 3-5, R, 2B, K. There were a few questions about Russell when he was drafted in 2012, but there are very few surrounding him now. Still shy of his 20th birthday, Russell has handled every assignment put in front of him to this point and is now hitting .307 in the AFL. The strikeouts are a little bit of a concern, but as long as he keeps producing, no one will notice.

Pitcher of the Day: Dallas Beeler, RHP, Cubs (Mesa Solar Sox): 5 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K. Coming off a start in which he allowed seven unearned runs, Beeler was strong on Monday, pounding the strike zone and generating weak contact.

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A look at the notable prospect performances in the desert and abroad.

Games of Friday, November 8

Hitter of the Day: C.J. Cron, 1B, Angels (Mesa Solar Sox): 4-4, R, 2 2B, BB. Cron is known for his power, which is his lone plus tool and the sole reason he ranked third in our ranking of the weak Angels farm system last week. He is not, however, known for the overall hitting prowess he showed on Friday. He also went 2-for-4 on Saturday with a double and a home run and didn’t strike out all weekend.

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