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05-08

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Free Agent Watch: Week Six
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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

03-27

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

03-26

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15

Fantasy Freestyle: My Favorite Endgame Targets
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Bret Sayre

02-05

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12

Get to Know: Shortstop Prospects
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Ben Carsley

02-05

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12

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Shortstops
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Craig Goldstein

02-03

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11

Fantasy Players to Target: Shortstops
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BP Fantasy Staff

01-28

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18

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

09-16

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8

Five to Watch: Hot Corner Conundrums
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Ben Carsley

09-05

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What Scouts Are Saying: September 5, 2013
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Baseball Prospectus

09-04

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The Call-Up: Chris Owings
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Mark Anderson and Mike Gianella

07-10

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12

Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, July 9
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Zach Mortimer

06-03

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 3
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BP Prospect Staff

02-26

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BP Unfiltered: Top 101 Prospects of 2013, Sliced and Diced
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Rob McQuown

01-07

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Arizona Diamondbacks Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

11-02

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Minor League Update: Games of November 1
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Jason Martinez

05-08

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: What Could Go Wrong in 2012: Arizona Diamondbacks
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Jason Parks

10-25

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Divide and Conquer, NL West: What are the Padres Getting in Josh Byrnes?
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Geoff Young

11-12

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Future Shock: Arizona Diamondbacks Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

09-24

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Transaction Action: Reds and 'Stros, Brewers and Bucs
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Christina Kahrl

08-19

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Changing Speeds: The Golden Generation
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Ken Funck

04-01

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37

BP Unfiltered: UPDATED NL Projected Opening Day Rosters
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John Perrotto

01-19

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38

Future Shock: Diamondbacks Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

09-06

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Transaction Action: Assorted Central Moves
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Christina Kahrl

07-27

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Transaction Action: Senior Shuffling
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Christina Kahrl

06-18

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Transaction Analysis: NL Central Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

08-16

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Transaction Analysis: Getting Scorchy
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Christina Kahrl

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Pudged
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Christina Kahrl

07-03

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Under The Knife: Bring on the Future
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Will Carroll

04-21

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BP Kings Preview
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Ben Murphy

04-09

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Prospectus Preview: Wednesday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

10-16

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Prospectus Today: Being Best at the End Beats the Alternative
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Joe Sheehan

10-11

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Playoff Prospectus: Diamondbacks versus Rockies
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Joe Sheehan

10-02

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Playoff Prospectus: Cubs versus Diamondbacks
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Nate Silver

07-16

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Transaction Analysis: National League Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

04-30

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Transaction Analysis: April 21-28, 2007
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Christina Kahrl

04-15

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Transaction Analysis: Opening Day to April 14, 2007
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Christina Kahrl

04-12

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Future Shock: Low-A Preview
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Kevin Goldstein

04-03

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Transaction of the Day: Roster Reviews of the Wests
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Christina Kahrl

11-08

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Future Shock: Arizona Diamondbacks Top Ten Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

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May 8, 2014 6:00 am

Free Agent Watch: Week Six

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Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

If these players are on your league's waiver wire, they might be worth a look, depending on the format in which you play.

Welcome back to our weekly walk through some of the players who may want to keep an extra eye on in your leagues. Mike and I will be tackling this topic on Thursdays again and focusing on a singular hitter and pitcher in four of the more popular formats: shallow mixed, deep mixed, NL-only and AL-only. These are certainly not the only players who are worth pickups, but it gives us a nice opportunity to write about players we have close tabs on in our leagues.

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March 27, 2014 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 26

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Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out in Cactus and Grapefruit League play, including the Red Sox' Xander Bogaerts (good) and Allen Webster (bad).

  • Xander Bogaerts: 1-3, R, HR. Bogaerts has come on strong of late and will be just fine. Everyone in New England, please just take a deep breath and relax.

  • Carlos Martinez, RHP, Cardinals: 2/3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 2 K. Martinez’s first outing as a reliever since the news that he would not make the Cardinals rotation did not go well. We can only speculate as to why—though I won’t—but regardless of the reason, it clearly wasn’t his best performance.

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    March 26, 2014 6:00 am

    Fantasy Freestyle: My Favorite Endgame Targets

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    Bret Sayre

    As the offseason winds down, Bret shares some of his late-draft sleepers for various league sizes and formats.

    With spring training reaching peak twilight and the biggest drafting weekend of the year approaching, it’s time for my final marker post column of the preseason.

    We’ve been doing rankings and analysis here for the last three months and hopefully they’ve been helpful to you as you sort through all of the information that lead to your most important draft decisions. And to top it off, as we get to the endgame of draft season, it seems only natural to focus on the endgame of drafts. It’s the most interesting, and often most important segment of your draft. Sure, if you miss on your first round pick or get $5 in value from your $25 player, you’re in a hole that can be very difficult to climb out of. As I’ve said many times, closing out your draft strong is a must if you want to win your league.

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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.

    For the previous installments in this series, click below:

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    February 5, 2014 6:00 am

    Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Shortstops

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    Craig Goldstein

    Sizing up the position from now through the end of the 2016 season.

    For the previous installments in this series, click the links below:

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    February 3, 2014 6:04 am

    Fantasy Players to Target: Shortstops

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    BP Fantasy Staff

    The best value picks at a position where offense can be hard to find.

    Long renowned as one of fantasy’s most shallow positions, shortstop is about to get an infusion of talent like we haven’t see in many years. The influx of strong young performers will create an opportunity both to secure new cornerstones of your fantasy franchises, as well as capitalize on veterans who fall through the cracks as owners flock to what is shiny and new.

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    Mookie Betts, Travis d'Arnaud, and Jorge Soler are among those who came off the board between picks 29 and 56.

    In the first episode of the BP Mock Expert Draft, we went over the backstory and parameters of this draft, so there’s no need to rehash that here. Plus I know you’re all just going to skip past the intro anyway to see who else got picked and when. Sometimes you just have to give the people what they want.

    So, without any further ado, here are the next two rounds (three and four) of the Baseball Prospectus Expert Mock Prospect Draft with analysis from the participants themselves:

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    September 16, 2013 6:00 am

    Five to Watch: Hot Corner Conundrums

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    Ben Carsley

    Ben wades through a handful of uncertain third-base situations to help fantasy owners plan for 2014.

    Some would say that forecasting 2014 rosters in September 2013 is a fool’s errand. These people either a) don’t know fools, b) don’t run errands, or c) don’t play in dynasty leagues. For as any experienced owner knows, if you’re not already thinking about your keepers for 2014, you’re doing it wrong.

    With that in mind, now is as good a time as any to take a look at five tenuous third-base situations around the league. While there are some potential future fantasy studs listed below, many of these youngsters face uncertain playing time and roster security headed into next year.

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    September 5, 2013 6:30 am

    What Scouts Are Saying: September 5, 2013

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    Baseball Prospectus

    Scouts' takes on Lucas Giolito, Ubaldo Jimenez, Jason Kipnis, Chris Owings, and other interesting players.

    Many of our authors make a habit of speaking to scouts and other talent evaluators in order to bring you the best baseball information available. Not all of the tidbits gleaned from those conversations make it into our articles, but we don't want them to go to waste. Instead, we'll be collecting them in a regular feature called "What Scouts Are Saying," which will be open to participation from the entire BP staff and include quotes about minor leaguers and major leaguers alike.

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    September 4, 2013 1:06 pm

    The Call-Up: Chris Owings

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    Mark Anderson and Mike Gianella

    The Diamondbacks' young shortstop has an intriguing speed/power combo, but may not be in line for playing time yet.

    The Situation: Ranked as the Diamondbacks no. 3 prospect heading into the season, Owings will make his debut on the heels of a season in which he was named both the Pacific Coast League MVP and Rookie of the Year.

    Background: Signed for $950,000 as a supplemental first-rounder in 2009, Owings made his professional debut as a 17-year old in the short-season Pioneer League. After hitting .306 in 24 games during his debut, Owings followed that up with a .298/.323/.447 showing in full-season ball in 2010. Heading to the high-octane environment of the California League in 2011, Owings was expected to post impressive numbers but struggled as he hit just .246 with 15 walks and 130 strikeouts in 121 games. He returned to the California League in 2012 and torched the circuit the second time through, posting a .324/.362/.544 line before being promoted to Double-A. While he hit just .263 with six home runs in 69 games at Double-A last season, Owings was promoted to Triple-A to start the 2013 campaign. In his first taste of the minor leagues’ highest level he hit .330 with 31 doubles and 12 home runs for Reno.

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    July 10, 2013 7:33 am

    Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, July 9

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    Zach Mortimer

    Royals righty Kyle Zimmer and Diamondbacks shortstop Chris Owings stole the show on a night when several of the minor leagues were off.

    Pitching Prospect of the Day: Kyle Zimmer, RHP, Royals (High-A Wilmington): 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 13 K. On this night, Zimmer looked exactly like the pitcher the Royals envisioned when he was selected fifth overall in 2012. Zimmer’s fastball was working 96-97 with more life and good control and command. The curveball was an absolutely dominant pitch at 79-83 with hard downward snap. He used the slider and changeup sparingly, but that is okay with me, and here is why: I’ve talked to many people in the industry who have been confused by Zimmer’s shortcomings earlier in the year. I can give you a multitude of excuses or responses on why he had these shortcomings, but the underlying point was always, “Well, the stuff is still really good!” The only realistic theory that made sense to me was that Zimmer was going to his slider, his worst pitch, far too often. This may be something that the Royals encouraged him to do for developmental reasons, but I believe this recent success should be attributed to the fact that he is attacking hitters with his best offerings; 20.0 IP, 12 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 26 K in last 3 starts.

    Position Prospect of the Day: Chris Owings, SS, Diamondbacks (Triple-A Reno): 4-4, 3 HR, 3 R, 5 RBI. The arrow is pointing upward for Owings, and as you’ll see with many of these players, something more in-depth is on the way in the very near future; .348/.369/.481 with 23 2B, 3 3B, 8 HR, and 15 SB in 399 at-bats.

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    June 3, 2013 5:00 am

    Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 3

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    BP Prospect Staff

    The latest notes on Javier Baez, Sonny Gray, Nick Castellanos, and seven other prospects.

    Javier Baez, SS, Cubs (High-A Daytona)

    Of all the prospects in the minors, Baez’s status might have the most volatility, with the skill set to blossom into a superstar and the deficiencies that could terminate the dream before it begins. With elite bat speed and the type of raw power that can find a home in the middle of any major-league lineup, Baez could end up as the top prospect in the game. But his one-speed-fits-all approach on both sides of the ball can be limiting: His aggressive, see-ball-hit-ball mentality at the plate often puts him behind in counts and vulnerable to offerings out of the zone, and his tendency to rush the actions and the throws makes him error prone despite his exquisite hands at shortstop. Baez is warming up and is a good candidate to explode this summer, with a chance to sneak into the top 10 prospects in the game. But the Double-A test is looming on the horizon, and without more nuance to his game and a more refined approach, Baez could take a big step back against better competition. The talent is extreme. The risk is just as extreme. —Jason Parks

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