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03-27

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

03-20

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

03-18

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Five to Watch: National League Prospects
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Bret Sayre

03-10

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Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 7-9
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Jeff Moore

03-05

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Get to Know: Relief Pitcher Prospects
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Ben Carsley

03-03

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Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of February 28-March 2
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Jeff Moore

01-28

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BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 3-4
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Bret Sayre

01-16

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Minor League Update: International Winter League Games of January 15
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Jeff Moore

01-10

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Minor League Update: International Winter League Games of January 9
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Jeff Moore

01-06

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Minor League Update: International Winter League Games of January 3-5
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Jeff Moore

12-23

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Minor League Update: International Winter League Games of December 20-22
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Jeff Moore

10-03

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Fantasy Freestyle: Playoff Positioning
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Craig Goldstein

08-06

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The Stash List: The Biogenesis Fallout, or Lack Thereof
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Bret Sayre

07-16

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The Stash List: Seeing the List in Action
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Bret Sayre

05-04

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The Call-Up: Carlos Martinez
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Mark Anderson and Bret Sayre

04-01

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Top Tools: Best Pitches
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BP Prospect Staff

02-01

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: St. Louis Cardinals Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

05-31

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: What Could Go Wrong in 2012: St. Louis Cardinals
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Jason Parks

02-10

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Future Shock: Cardinals Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

09-08

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for September 7
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Larry Granillo

10-18

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Winter League Preview
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Carlos J. Lugo

06-18

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Prospectus Today: A Pitch for Pedro
by
Joe Sheehan

06-16

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Transaction Analysis: NL East Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

09-07

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Schrodinger's Bat: The Running Man
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Dan Fox

08-08

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Prospectus Game of the Week: New York Mets @ Florida Marlins, August 3, 2006
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Derek Jacques

03-31

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

09-01

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Crooked Numbers: In Reverse
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James Click

04-06

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Prospectus Game of the Week: New York Mets @ Cincinnati Reds, 4/4/05
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Jonah Keri

04-01

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

12-16

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Prospectus Today: Post-Meetings Spree
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Joe Sheehan

07-14

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Mid-Season Baseball Awards
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Ryan Wilkins

10-28

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Internet Baseball Awards
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Ryan Wilkins

11-07

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Staff Ballots
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Baseball Prospectus

07-12

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Prospectus Awards Balloting
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Baseball Prospectus

04-03

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Transaction Analysis: March 23-31, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

11-20

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1999 Internet Baseball Awards Results
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Greg Spira

07-15

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Individual Ballots
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Baseball Prospectus

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August 6, 2013 6:00 am

The Stash List: The Biogenesis Fallout, or Lack Thereof

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Bret Sayre

Bret reviews the few players who could see their fantasy values rise as a result of the Biogenesis suspensions, and then unveils his updated top 20.

I saw a question posed on Twitter a couple of hours before Major League Baseball announced the Biogenesis suspensions asking why there hadn’t been any content on the players likely to benefit from the playing time being left behind by Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta, and the like. And the easy answer is that there’s just nothing really exciting to say about the players standing behind them, but we’re going to talk about it anyway. Things might have been different were Melky Cabrera and Bartolo Colon been handed suspensions, as they each had interesting players waiting in the wings, but alas, that is not the case. At least Melky was kind enough to go on the disabled list anyway.

For something as long and drawn out as this Biogenesis saga has been, you’d think there would at least be a little excitement for fantasy purposes on the back end. Maybe a young prospect with some impact potential would get a call up. Maybe a bench player with some power potential would see additional at-bats. Instead what we’re left with are a ragtag group of hitters who are uninspiring at best. Here are the three biggest names to get suspended on Monday and who’s most likely to take those at bats:

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July 16, 2013 5:00 am

The Stash List: Seeing the List in Action

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Bret Sayre

At the Futures Game, Bret saw many of the players ranked here firsthand. Revised notes on their fantasy potential and the updated rankings lie within.

There’s no doubt about it in my mind—the Futures Game is hands down the best event of All-Star Weekend. And with the entire experience being local for me this year, I was able to take advantage of my geography and head out to Citi Field to see seven members of this week’s Stash List with my own eyes. Of course, it also helped that I had the more finely tuned eyes of Zach Mortimer and Chris Mellen from the BP Prospect team, among others, with me for most of the game. And before we delve any further into this, if you haven’t checked out Zach’s Minor League Update from yesterday with notes from a number of Futures Game participants, just click there and then come back. I can wait.

It’s no coincidence that a number of the names you’ll see below were among the most impressive prospects I saw on Sunday, as Futures Game performances tend to swing toward the more advanced guys. Here are a few who caught my eye in particular for fantasy purposes:

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May 4, 2013 5:00 am

The Call-Up: Carlos Martinez

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Mark Anderson and Bret Sayre

The Cardinals look for bullpen help from their top starting pitcher prospect.

The Situation: With the worst bullpen in the major leagues as measured by ERA, the Cardinals are in desperate need for relief help. Just as they turned to right-hander Trevor Rosenthal down the stretch and in the playoffs last year, the Cardinals will again turn to a young, hard-throwing right-hander in Carlos Martinez.

Background: Previously known as Carlos Matias, Martinez failed a background inspection and was suspended for a year by Major League Baseball rather than being allowed to sign with the Red Sox in in 2009. After the suspension was up, the Cardinals gave him a massive payday, ponying up a $1.5 million signing bonus. Pitching in the Dominican Summer League in 2010, Martinez started 12 games en route to posting a miniscule 0.76 ERA and 78 strikeouts in 59 innings.

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The best of each pitch thrown in the minors today.

Fastball

Top Fastball in the Minor Leagues: Yordano Ventura (Kansas City Royals)

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St. Louis might not have Pujols, but they do have some prospects whose worst case scenarios are still pretty good.

Prospect #1: OF Oscar Taveras
Background with Player: Industry sources
Who: Signed for a low six-figure bonus in 2008, Oscar Taveras has blossomed into one of the minors' purest hitters, with offensive projections that could make him a perennial All-Star at the major-league level. With a violent, torque-heavy swing and an aggressive approach, the early word on Taveras was that the same characteristics that allowed him to hit .386 in the pitcher-friendly Midwest League would ultimately be his downfall against superior pitching, the kind that can use sequence and location to disrupt a hitter’s bat speed.

As it turns out, Taveras’s brand of violence is calculated, as he wields his weapon with a controlled fury; to the eye, his swing looks haphazard and aggressive to a fault, but his elite hand quickness and strength allow him to command his swing with more touch than is realized. He can barrel balls to all fields from all hands and has improved his pitch recognition skills, leaving him with an offensive skill set that has few weaknesses. The hit tool receives sevens and eights in reports, and some scouts have even put sevens on his future power, a tool that will continue to mature. His defensive game isn’t nearly as remarkable, but his routes and angles continue to improve, and he has logged time at all three outfield spots, which gives him some positional versatility. Taveras’s offensive potential is the truth, and if he hits his projections he will be a superstar. He isn’t a finished product, but his time in the minors is nearing its conclusion, as the 19-year-old Dominican is more than holding his own in Double-A and should compete for a job in the majors at some point in 2013.



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February 10, 2012 3:00 am

Future Shock: Cardinals Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

The 2011 world champs have a much-improved farm system.

Previous Rankings: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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The tater trots for September 7: Victor Martinez outpaces everyone, an interesting landing spot for Will Venable.

A few big home runs, a few ridiculously slow trots, and a few other memorable home runs (including a first-career home run and a pitcher home run) made Wednesday night a much more interesting night than it had any right to be.

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October 18, 2009 2:38 am

Winter League Preview

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Carlos J. Lugo

A preview of the Dominican Winter League, taking a look at the teams, stadiums, managers, and players to watch for.

The "National Religion" came back on October 16th, as the Dominican League launched its 56th edition. Reliably praised as having the highest level of talent among the winter leagues, one should expect to watch another mix of highly ranked prospects, mid-level major leaguers, a few recognizable American players, veterans looking for another shot, and some major league stars between now and the end of the Caribbean Series in February. The league format has six teams playing a 50-game regular-season schedule, with the four best records advancing to a long 18-game round-robin playoff, and the two remaining best clubs play a best-of-nine final series to decide the league's champion. Without further ado, here's what this season will bring us:

Tigres del Licey (Licey Tigers)
Home: Santo Domingo
2008-09 record: 26-24, fourth place (tied) regular season; 12-6, first place round-robin; beat the Gigantes in the final series 5-0.
Ballpark: Estadio Quisqueya; strong pitcher's park, with a Park Factor of 92.




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The number of teams that could use an assist on their pitching staffs includes an unusual suspect.

For the seven of you who didn't get this news from Will Carroll yesterday, I've created a Twitter feed, @joe_sheehan. I have no real idea yet of how I'm going to use it, and in fact, I didn't expect to have this many "followers" so soon. Given all the time I'm spending at the park this year, I may send out messages from there. Or I might comment on games from home, or on something I read. Heck, I might just tell you where I stand in a Borgata Summer Open event. It's all new to me. For those of you who have asked... no, this doesn't mean I'm bending and getting a Facebook page. You can't make me.

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June 16, 2009 9:20 am

Transaction Analysis: NL East Roundup

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Christina Kahrl

A newly Barbaro-us division gets twisted all about in its roster machinations.

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September 7, 2006 12:00 am

Schrodinger's Bat: The Running Man

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Dan Fox

Dan starts to bring it all home in his look at baserunning, as he tallies up each of his metrics and shows us the best and worst runners from 2000-2005.

So we've finally reached a turning point in our series on quantifying baserunning. Since mid-July we've developed a methodology and framework for crediting baserunners for advancing on ground outs (Equivalent Ground Advancement Runs, or EqGAR), advancing on outs in the air (Equivalent Air Advancement Runs, or EqAAR), and attempted stolen bases as well as pick offs (Equivalent Stolen Base Runs, or EqSBR). This week we'll look at total picture and evaluate which players got the most and least from their legs over the past six years.

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