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08-02

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19

Trade Deadline
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Sam Miller and Tim Collins

08-01

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15

Transaction Analysis: Give the Red Sox Your Tired and Your Poor But Do Not Give Them Your Prospects
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Sam Miller

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Yankees Get a Proper Infield
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Daniel Rathman, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and CJ Wittmann

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Andrew Miller Goes to Baltimore
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R.J. Anderson, Tucker Blair and J.P. Breen

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Cardinals Trade from the Depths
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Jeff Quinton, Mike Gianella and Jason Parks

07-30

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Moonshot: Separating the Phenoms Who'll Make It From Those Who Won't
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Robert Arthur

07-22

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What You Need to Know: Boston Gives 'Em A Little Thumpin' Thumpin'
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Daniel Rathman

07-11

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Transaction Analysis: A Pierz to be Missing
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R.J. Anderson

07-10

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What You Need to Know: Chris Sale's Revenge
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Chris Mosch

07-10

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9

The Call-Up: Christian Vazquez
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Al Skorupa and Ben Carsley

06-30

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11

Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 30, 2014
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BP Prospect Staff

06-30

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The Call-Up: Mookie Betts
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Mark Anderson and Ben Carsley

06-27

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17

BP Top 50
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Jason Parks, Nick J. Faleris, Chris Mellen and CJ Wittmann

06-27

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Transaction Analysis: Chris Crossed
by
R.J. Anderson

06-25

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Painting the Black: Red Sox Playing Badly, Playing Bradley
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R.J. Anderson

05-27

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What You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 5/27
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Daniel Rathman

05-21

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13

Transaction Analysis: Stephen Drew and the Red Sox End the Suspense
by
Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Quinton

05-13

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Eyewitness Accounts: May 13, 2014
by
Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

05-12

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 12, 2014
by
Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

05-05

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10

Pebble Hunting: Who's Winning the Dodgers/Red Sox Trade This Second?
by
Sam Miller

05-01

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28

Prospects Will Break Your Heart: What Did I Miss: Mookie Betts
by
Jason Parks

04-25

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BP Unfiltered: Scouting Mike Carp
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Dan Rozenson

03-25

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Prospectus Preview: AL East 2014 Preseason Preview
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Andrew Koo and Zachary Levine

03-21

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Painting the Black: The Predictive Power of the Hit By Pitch
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R.J. Anderson

03-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 410: 2014 Season Preview Series: Boston Red Sox
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

03-03

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Painting the Black: The Prospect Proximity Rankings
by
R.J. Anderson

02-24

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Transaction Analysis: Qualifying Offer Helps Orioles, Hurts Nelson Cruz
by
Ben Lindbergh and R.J. Anderson

01-28

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Rumor Roundup: Extension Tension
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Daniel Rathman

01-27

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 372: The Rays, The Red Sox, and Getting Hometown Discounts
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-23

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Transaction Analysis: Dude (Looks Like a Grady)
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R.J. Anderson, Mauricio Rubio and Steffan Segui

01-06

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Fantasy Team Preview: Boston Red Sox
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Ben Carsley

01-06

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Boston Red Sox Top 10 Prospects
by
Jason Parks

12-19

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Hot Stove Scouting Report: Mike Napoli
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Josh Herzenberg

12-09

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Transaction Analysis: The AL East Rearms
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Ben Lindbergh, R.J. Anderson and Ben Carsley

12-06

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Transaction Analysis: Fascinating Mu Thing
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R.J. Anderson, Ben Lindbergh and Ben Carsley

12-06

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Rumor Roundup: Fixing a Hole
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Daniel Rathman

12-04

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Transaction Analysis: A.J. Way
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Sam Miller

11-26

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Baseball ProGUESTus: The Strongest (and Weakest) Roster Cores of 2013
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Jonathan Judge

11-25

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Transaction Analysis: Angels and Cards Swap Spare Parts, Mets Add in Outfield
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R.J. Anderson and Ben Carsley

11-06

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One Move: American League East
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Ben Carsley

10-31

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Six Recap (Cardinals Edition)
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Ben Lindbergh

10-31

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 319: Wrapping up the World Series
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-31

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Playoff Prospectus: Boston's Fast Track to Success
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Zachary Levine

10-30

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Six Preview: Cardinals at Red Sox
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Bret Sayre

10-29

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Five Recap (Cardinals Edition)
by
Sam Miller

10-29

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Five Recap (Red Sox Edition)
by
Ben Lindbergh

10-29

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 317: How World Series Game Five Was Won (and Lost)
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-28

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Transaction Analysis: Welcome Matt
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R.J. Anderson

10-28

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Four Recap (Cardinals Edition)
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Ben Lindbergh

10-28

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Four Recap (Red Sox Edition)
by
Sam Miller

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August 2, 2014 1:00 am

Trade Deadline

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Sam Miller and Tim Collins

How much did each move yesterday affect the playoff picture? We let PECOTA and our playoff odds answer that.

We can write about the prospects who can’t locate glove-side, we can write about the fantasy implications of a fourth-outfielder logjam, we can write about the strengths and weaknesses of each player traded and we can give our best assessment of each team’s competitive windows. But what you really want to know is this:

Are the Brewers (or the A’s, or the Orioles, or name a team) any more likely to make the playoffs today than they were before they made the TA-worthy trade? Any by how much?

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Why Boston's big trades of Jon Lester and John Lackey didn't result in any minor leaguers joining the Red Sox

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The Yankees' rebuild of the infield is complete with the additions of Stephen Drew and Martin Prado.



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The Red Sox trade one of the top lefty relievers for a preseason top-100 prospect.

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St. Louis acquires John Lackey and a prospect for what amounted to spare parts in their deep-as-heck organization.

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And trying to figure out whether we can do it quickly.

Predicting rookie players’ performances is one of the most difficult tasks for any projection system. By definition, they lack the extensive body of work necessary to analyze their performance. While it’s tempting to foresee a Hall of Fame career in the demeanor of one at-bat, statistics (as well as common sense) caution against it. No matter how locked in or lost a player looks in the sample of a few games, his true skill cannot be inferred from such meager experience.

The ultimate cautionary tale here is Mike Trout, whose first year (2011) MLB stats go like this: .220/.281/.390, in 135 plate appearances. Such a line is not the stuff from which legends are made, and had a lesser prospect posted it, there might have been rumblings of doubt in the media. Trout was decidedly not a lesser prospect, and his raw combination of discipline and athleticism had every scout and fan salivating despite the poor batting average. Even so, it’s still possible to find a few sentences in the press reports of that time which noted his difficulties:

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Big days for Papi and Adam Jones, bad days for the Royals and fans of position players pitching.

The Monday Takeaway
On Sunday, the Red Sox hung a career-worst nine hits and six runs on Royals starter Yordano Ventura. On Monday, they treated Blue Jays starter Drew Hutchison with similar disregard. But while Boston’s assault on Kansas City pitching ended when Ventura hit the showers, the Sox had no such mercy on Toronto’s mop-up man.


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July 11, 2014 6:30 am

Transaction Analysis: A Pierz to be Missing

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R.J. Anderson

The Red Sox DFA A.J. Pierzinski, Nolan Reimold lands in Toronto, and more.

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July 10, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Chris Sale's Revenge

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Chris Mosch

The White Sox lefty tops All-Star Game skipper John Farrell's Red Sox, plus more from Wednesday and what to watch on Thursday.

The Wednesday Takeaway
When the rosters for next week’s All-Star Game were revealed on Sunday, arguably the most glaring omission from either side was the absence of Chris Sale. The lanky southpaw did miss a month of the season with a muscle strain in his pitching elbow, but on a start-by-start basis, he’s been one of the most dominant starting pitchers in baseball. The White Sox are well represented at the Midsummer Classic and Sale is still likely to make the trip to Target Field—he currently leads the American League Final Vote. But their skipper, Robin Ventura, still questioned how Sale’s gaudy numbers didn’t earn him an automatic ticket to the event.


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July 10, 2014 6:00 am

The Call-Up: Christian Vazquez

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Al Skorupa and Ben Carsley

The Red Sox replace A.J. Pierzynski with a talented defense-first catcher.

The Situation: A.J. Pierzynski and the Red Sox seemed like a nice fit over the winter, but neither his season nor Boston's season went as planned. Pierzynski’s free-swinging ways clashed with the selective lineup Ben Cherington assembled, and his glove was a weakness. As a result, the team grew increasing frustrated with the veteran backstop, leading to whispers that the Sox were contemplating jettisoning him as early as April. With Boston's catching prospects having fine seasons in the minors, the Sox finally pulled the plug on Pierzynski on Wednesday, calling up 23-year-old catcher Christian Vazquez. Vazquez’s breakout year at Pawtucket has tempted Boston to make this move for some time, and the hope is that he can inject a new energy with his impact defensive skills.

Background: The Red Sox took Vazquez in the ninth round of the 2008 draft out of Puerto Rico Baseball Academy and signed him for an $80,000 bonus. Even with a top-10-round grade, Vazquez was seen as a project on both sides of the ball, and his short, stout frame gave rise to concerns about his body, though those liabilities can sometimes turn into assets behind the plate in terms of durability. At the plate, Vazquez’s small frame isn't conducive to power. His bat speed isn’t a strength either, and swing-and-miss has been a big issue. Vazquez has always been able to throw, but the rest of his defensive game lagged behind. Concerns about his glove were such that in the low minors he saw time at third base, with a smattering of appearances at first and second. Over the last couple years, however, he's addressed many of these doubts.

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June 30, 2014 6:00 am

Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 30, 2014

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BP Prospect Staff

Updates on Frederis Parra, Eddie Rosario, Casey Gillaspie, Raimel Tapia, and others.

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June 30, 2014 12:18 am

The Call-Up: Mookie Betts

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Mark Anderson and Ben Carsley

The Red Sox bring a high-average hitter and multi-position player to the big leagues.

Note: This Article was originally published on Saturday, June 28.

The Situation: With the Red Sox wallowing in fourth place in the American League East, and their outfield combining for a putrid .232/.306/.334 line through 80 games, the club had to do something to try and spark its moribund offense. On Saturday, we discovered what that something would be: a call-up for up stud prospect Mookie Betts in the midst of a breakout .345/.437/.520 season that includes 21 doubles, eight home runs, and 29 stolen bases.

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