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05-01

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4

Scouting the Draft: Catchers to Know
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Nick J. Faleris

04-08

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10

Minor League Update: Games of April 5-April 7
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Zach Mortimer

03-02

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BP Unfiltered: Sloan Q&A: Harry Pavlidis On f/x Tracking Data
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Zachary Levine and Harry Pavlidis

04-18

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The Lineup Card: 10 Favorite Player/Executive Attributes
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Baseball Prospectus

03-06

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24

Future Shock: Rangers Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

02-20

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40

Future Shock: Tampa Bay Rays Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

01-24

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38

Future Shock: Washington Nationals Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

01-16

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23

Future Shock: White Sox Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

01-10

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33

Future Shock: New York Mets Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

11-22

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30

Spinning Yarn: How Does Quality of Contact Relate to BABIP?
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Mike Fast

11-21

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36

Future Shock: Royals Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

11-16

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41

Spinning Yarn: Who Controls How Hard the Ball is Hit?
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Mike Fast

11-09

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35

Future Shock: Seattle Mariners Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

08-16

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27

Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Positional Primacy: Right Field
by
Jason Parks

07-19

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29

Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Caught Up in the Complex League
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Jason Parks

06-28

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Positional Primacy: Shortstops
by
Jason Parks

05-24

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Answers from a Sabermetrician, Part 1
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Tom Tango

05-12

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: U Got the Look: Hitters, Part I
by
Jason Parks

02-22

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38

Future Shock: Tampa Bay Rays Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

02-18

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Future Shock: New York Yankees Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

02-16

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38

Future Shock: Minnesota Twins Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

02-14

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29

Future Shock: San Francisco Giants Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

01-28

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57

Future Shock: Red Sox Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

01-25

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36

Future Shock: Chicago White Sox Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

01-21

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Future Shock: St. Louis Cardinals Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

01-13

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Future Shock: Detroit Tigers Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

01-06

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38

Future Shock: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

12-21

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Future Shock: Milwaukee Brewers Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

12-03

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38

Future Shock: Chicago Cubs Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

11-30

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Future Shock: Cleveland Indians Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

11-24

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36

Future Shock: Washington Nationals Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

11-12

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Future Shock: Arizona Diamondbacks Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

08-29

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Between The Numbers: The PITCHf/x Summit Quasi-Liveblog
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Ben Lindbergh

08-13

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Under The Knife: 996
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Will Carroll

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: Deadline Day Outcomes in the NL
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Christina Kahrl and Kevin Goldstein

02-25

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Ahead in the Count: DIPS, BABIP and Common Sense
by
Matt Swartz

02-24

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Future Shock: Cardinals Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

02-16

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Future Shock: Phillies Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

12-22

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Future Shock: Yankees Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

06-21

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Future Shock: NL Draft Wrap
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Kevin Goldstein

06-06

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Future Shock: Draft Class '09 Top 50
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Kevin Goldstein

05-12

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You Could Look It Up: The Importance of Being Paul Waner
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Steven Goldman

11-11

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Future Shock: Cubs Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

11-03

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Future Shock: Diamondbacks Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

06-03

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Future Shock: The Top 50 Talents
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Kevin Goldstein

02-25

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Future Shock: Giants Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

02-19

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Future Shock: Cardinals Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

01-16

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Future Shock: Cubs Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

11-20

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Future Shock: Angels Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

09-22

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Future Shock: Hawaiian Winter Baseball Preview
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Kevin Goldstein and Mike Plugh

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May 1, 2013 5:00 am

Scouting the Draft: Catchers to Know

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Nick J. Faleris

Jon Denney heads a deep class of prep-school catchers in a draft for which the collegiate crop is thin.

The catching crop is deep at the prep ranks and light among the collegians this spring. Below is a look at some of the top names to know for the June draft, beginning with the cream of the catching crop.

Cream of the Crop

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April 8, 2013 1:46 am

Minor League Update: Games of April 5-April 7

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Zach Mortimer

Last year's top pick Carlos Correa delivered an outstanding performance on Saturday.

Games of Friday, April 5

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Our own director of data analysis discusses the past and present of the PITCHf/x, HITf/x and FIELDf/x technology and how it can lead to future breakthroughs.

Our own Harry Pavlidis, Baseball Prospectus’ director of data analysis, has been among the most groundbreaking voices when it comes to using the PITCHf/x, HITf/x and FIELDf/x data that Sportvision tracks in major-league and minor-league parks.

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March 6, 2012 3:00 am

Future Shock: Rangers Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

Despite recently graduating or trading many of their top prizes, the Texas system still has plenty of intriguing names left.

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February 20, 2012 3:00 am

Future Shock: Tampa Bay Rays Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

Once the crown jewel of the franchise, the Rays system has fallen off quite a bit thanks to unsuccessful drafts

Previous Rankings: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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January 24, 2012 3:00 am

Future Shock: Washington Nationals Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

The Nats lost farmhands in the Gio Gonzalez deal but still have a solid system

Previous Rankings: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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January 16, 2012 3:00 am

Future Shock: White Sox Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

There aren't a whole lot of nice things to say about this unhappy system.

Previous Rankings: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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January 10, 2012 3:00 am

Future Shock: New York Mets Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

A once-barren Mets system is beginning to look much better under Sandy Alderson

Previous Rankings: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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Mike continues his investigation of HITf/x data to glean more insights into whether pitchers can prevent hits on balls in play.

In the first part of this study, I used detailed batted ball speed information from HITf/x to examine the degree of skill that batters and pitchers had in quality of contact made or allowed. Here, I will look deeper into the question of why some batted balls fall for hits and others do not.

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November 21, 2011 2:54 am

Future Shock: Royals Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

Even after a ton of graduations to the majors, the Royals can still top the prospect charts.

Previous Rankings: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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When a batter and pitch face off, which has a greater effect on how hard the ball is hit, and what can that tell us about pitcher BABIP?

The last decade has seen much discussion and evolution in sabermetric thought around the relative abilities of batters, pitchers, fielders, and Lady Luck to control the outcome of batted balls. Data collected by Sportvision and MLBAM sheds new light on this question, but before we tackle that data, let’s review some of the history of how we came to our current state of knowledge.

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