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05-23

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Pebble Hunting: A Billy Hamilton/David Ortiz Race
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Sam Miller

05-16

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What You Need to Know: Cueto Fries the Friars
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Morris Greenberg and Chris Mosch

05-13

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BP Unfiltered: Baseball Prospectus at Fox Sports: Billy Hamilton's Effect on the Batter
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Ben Lindbergh

05-08

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Overthinking It: The Masters of the Manufactured Run
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Ben Lindbergh

05-01

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16

What Scouts Are Saying: May 1, 2014
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Baseball Prospectus

04-15

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Dynasty Dynamics: NL Central U25 Lists
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

04-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 425: The Costliest Injuries Suffered So Far
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-10

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What You Need to Know: Ervin Arrives
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Daniel Rathman

04-09

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Fantasy Freestyle: Small-Sample Numbers That Matter
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Craig Goldstein

03-28

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My Model Portfolio: Well Played, Mauer
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Bret Sayre

03-28

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Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 27
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Jeff Moore

03-28

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My Model Portfolio: The Rare "Spend More on Offense" Strategy
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Ben Carsley

03-26

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My Model Portfolio: Clayton Kershaw Leads the Way
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Craig Goldstein

03-20

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Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 19
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Jeff Moore

03-20

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The Darkhorses: Runs Scored
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BP Fantasy Staff

03-12

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Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 11
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Jeff Moore

03-07

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Pebble Hunting: Billy Hamilton, Usain Bolt, and Whether 90 Feet is Still Enough
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Sam Miller

03-06

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Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 5
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Jeff Moore

03-03

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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

02-20

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63

Top Tools: Best Speed/Makeup
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Mark Anderson and BP Prospect Staff

02-10

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Perfect Game Presents: Before They Were Pros: NL Central
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Patrick Ebert, Todd Gold and David Rawnsley

11-26

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Minor League Update: International Winter League Games of November 26
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Jeff Moore

11-22

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Minor League Update: International Winter League Games and 40-Man Roster Additions of November 21
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Jeff Moore

11-20

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Minor League Update: International Winter League Games of November 19
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Jeff Moore

11-15

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Fantasy Freestyle: AFL First Pitch Forums Draft
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Paul Sporer

09-26

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BP Unfiltered: More on Billy Hamilton's First Career Caught Stealing
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Ben Lindbergh

09-26

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What You Need to Know: Helton Leaves Home
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Daniel Rathman

09-19

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Overthinking It: Billy Hamilton and Getting Excited Responsibly
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Ben Lindbergh

09-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 290: The Rays' Under-the-Radar Move/Hot AL Wild Card Talk
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-05

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What Scouts Are Saying: September 5, 2013
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Baseball Prospectus

09-05

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 280: Is Billy Hamilton Worth a Roster Spot?/Five Free Agents Finishing Make-or-Break Years
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-03

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The Call-Up: Billy Hamilton
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Jason Parks and Bret Sayre

06-25

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The Stash List: Checking Back in on the Debut Debate
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Bret Sayre

06-18

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The Stash List: Moving Beyond the Super Two
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Bret Sayre

04-05

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Top Tools: Top Tools: Best Speed, Baserunning, and Makeup
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BP Prospect Staff

03-22

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Cincinnati Reds Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

01-31

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Minor League Update: Potential Impact Rookies in 2013 (NL CENTRAL)
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Jason Martinez

12-12

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Minor League Update: Five Prospects Who Struggled In the 2011 Caribbean Winter Leagues
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Jason Martinez

11-05

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Minor League Update: Games of November 2-4
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Jason Martinez

08-17

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Pebble Hunting: The Value of Billy Hamilton
by
Sam Miller

08-07

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BP Unfiltered: Billy Hamilton is Not Impressed by Usain Bolt
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Hudson Belinsky

07-16

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Tater Trot Tracker: Billy Hamilton Breaks the Tracker
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Larry Granillo

06-18

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Future Shock: Monday Morning Ten Pack
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Kevin Goldstein

06-12

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Midseason Review: Boogie Nights Edition
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Jason Parks

06-06

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Punk Hits: The Most Interesting Man in the Minors
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Ian Miller

05-09

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for May 8 (or, The Josh Hamilton Show)
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Larry Granillo

05-03

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What Scouts Are Saying: Not Always the Cruelest Month
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Kevin Goldstein

04-30

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BP Unfiltered: Billy Hamilton is Very Fast
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Sam Miller

04-30

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Future Shock: Monday Morning Ten Pack
by
Kevin Goldstein

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March 26, 2014 6:00 am

My Model Portfolio: Clayton Kershaw Leads the Way

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Craig Goldstein

The Dodgers' ace is the priciest player on Craig's Roto dream team.

On Friday, Mike Gianella released his latest mixed league Bid Limits, which spurred an idea from Bret Sayre called Model Portfolios, wherein the fantasy staff (and anyone else on the BP roster who wants to participate) will create their own team within the confines of a standard 23-man, $260 budget. The roster being constructed includes: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, CI, MI, OFx5, UTx2, and Px9 along with the following standards issued by Sayre:

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March 20, 2014 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 19

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Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out in Cactus and Grapefruit League play, including Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor.

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March 20, 2014 6:00 am

The Darkhorses: Runs Scored

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BP Fantasy Staff

A look at the players who could outperform their PECOTA projections when it comes to crossing the plate.

One of the fun ways we all try to outsmart our opponents in fantasy is by searching for hidden value in players who, for one reason or another, we suspect have the ability to outpace their projections (and, relatedly, their draft cost). Our Darkhorses series features staff picks for players who could very well outpace their PECOTA projections for the year and provide the top overall production in one of the standard five-by-five categories. We’ve all picked one player currently projected by PECOTA to fall outside of the top 10 and one longer-shot player currently projected outside of the top 25. We’re taking a look at offense this week and pitching next. To read the earlier editions in this series, click below:

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March 12, 2014 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 11

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Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out in Cactus and Grapefruit League play, including Mets infielder Wilmer Flores.

With most teams making their first round of roster cuts already, a round that typically includes those prospects that are far from the majors, there are fewer prospects seeing playing time in spring training than there were last week. But many are still on the main fields, and some are even realistically competing for roster spots.

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Is it time to bring back the Herb Washington-style dedicated pinch-sprinter?

We all have radical ideas that we’d like to see implemented: the all-reliever pitching staff, the perfectly optimized lineup, the corner outfielders swapping based on batter handedness, etc. Until somebody puts them into play, they’re just ideas. What Charlie Finley did, then, was a favor to us all: He took one of those ideas and put it in play. And when it failed, we got to move on. We never had to talk about it again. For once, a crazy idea tried, tested, and settled.

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March 6, 2014 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 5

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Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out in Cactus and Grapefruit League play, including Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts.

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 20, 2014 6:00 am

Top Tools: Best Speed/Makeup

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Mark Anderson and BP Prospect Staff

Part two of a several-part series on the top tools in the minors.

Scouts spend countless hours watching and evaluating players, carefully considering the appropriate grade for each tool or each pitch a player offers. Throughout the course of the season and particularly throughout the course of ranking season, grades are tossed around with near reckless abandon. This player has plus power, and that player has a below-average fastball. This player offers above-average hit projection while that player buries hitters with a potential plus-plus curveball. It's easy to talk about the quality of an individual tool, but what does it all mean in the context of other players?

In the second edition of the annual Top Tools Series, the Baseball Prospectus Prospect Staff debated long and hard over how individual players’ tools stack up against those of their counterparts. Drawing upon our own eyewitness accounts and opinions from scouts across the league, the team debated and compiled the following ratings. The end result is a product that captures the oft-missing context of how individual player tools compare and who has the best of each tool in baseball.

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A look back at the high school and college days of top prospects like Javier Baez and Robert Stephenson.

As part of Perfect Game's partnership with Baseball Prospectus, David Rawnsley, Todd Gold and Patrick Ebert will be conducting a “Before They Were Pros” series, providing scouting reports on some of the top prospects in baseball from when they were in high school attending PG events. This six-part series (one for each division in MLB) will appear once Baseball Prospectus has provided their own detailed scouting reports of the top prospects, team-by-team, as part of their “Prospects Will Break Your Heart” series.

We continue by looking at select top prospects from National League Central teams. Be sure to read Baseball Prospectus' features on each of these five teams:

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Notes on several near-ready prospects, including Christian Colon and Jonathan Singleton.

Prospect of the Day: Christian Colon, 2B, Royals (Leones de Ponce, PRWL): 2-5, 2 R, 2 2B, K. Colon was back at his most likely major league position (second base) on Monday after stints all over the infield this winter. With six doubles in 19 games this winter, he’s showing just enough power that his bat could play as a fringe-everyday option at second base, where the Royals have a hole.

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Notes on the prospects who stood out abroad, and on a handful who were protected from the Rule Five Draft.

Prospect of the Day: Billy Hamilton, CF, Reds (Cangrejeros de Santurce, PRWL): 3-6, K, 3 SB. Now that’s a Billy Hamilton-esque game. The Reds speedster has struggled to get on base this winter, thus negating his speed, but he’s still a game-changer when he does. He also threw a runner out at second base from the outfield.

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