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

09-16

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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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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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15

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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The Baseball Prospectus 2013 Top 101 Prospects, by Position, by Organization, and by Age

Yesterday, Jason Parks and the Baseball Prospectus prospect crew released our Top 101 Prospects of 2013, also newly available in printed form in the now-shipping Baseball Prospectus 2013 annual. The festivities were wild and raucous for all, perhaps tempered slightly for fans of the Chicago White Sox. Here is the Top 101 list displayed by position, by organization, and by prospect age. Enjoy!

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The upside thins out quickly after the Diamondbacks' top two spots.

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November 2, 2012 5:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of November 1

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Jason Martinez

Notes on 12 prospects playing in either the Arizona Fall League or the Venezuelan Winter League.

One of the good things about scouring minor league box scores this time of the year is finding familiar names still plugging away and hoping for another chance in the big leagues. And I am happy to announce that there's been a Runelvys Hernandez sighting in the Dominican Winter League! The 34 year-old former Royals and Astros starter, who has a career line of 25-36 with a 5.50 ERA in 82 big league starts (none since 2008), is currently pitching for the Leones del Escogido. Hey, Royals fans. Remember that one time when Runelvys was your Opening Day starter, and he threw like six shutout innings and beat Mark Buehrle and the White Sox? That was awesome. Here are some notable performances from Thursday:

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A trio of very highly-regarded pitchers leads off Arizona's top prospect list, but they're not sure things.

Prospect #1: RHP Trevor Bauer
Background with Player: My eyes; industry sources
Who: Selected with the third overall pick in the 2011 draft, Bauer was seen by many as the most major league ready arm in the class, a pitcher that could ascend to the highest level in short order. Unfortunately known more for his torque-heavy delivery and idiosyncratic warm-up/cool-down routines than his arsenal, Bauer might have the deepest collection of pitches in the minors, a treasure chest of above-average offerings that he creates and crafts like a scientist on the mound; the 21-year-old righty has multiple fastballs thrown with varying velocity and movement, multiple breaking balls (including a plus slider and a plus curve), multiple change-of-pace offerings (including a plus changeup and a trapdoor splitter), not to mention pitches that are unique creations that observations fail to properly identify. His approach and commitment to pitching is as focused as you will find in the game and, despite some early professional struggles with command and control, the total package has a chance to be special. Assuming good health, Bauer will be a number three starter at worst, and if refinement occurs and efficiency improves, he could pitch atop a major league rotation in the very near future.

What Could Go Wrong in 2012: The great irony of Trevor Bauer is that he is viewed as the ultimate baseball rat; he doesn’t breathe oxygen, he actually breathes pitching. From his long-toss routine, to his stretches, to his relentless pursuit of biomechanical-related scholarship, to his home-brewed arsenal, Bauer is consumed by his craft. But one of the knocks on Bauer has been that he often looks more like a thrower than a pitcher, showing an impressive arsenal, but lacking the feel to execute with efficiency. A few scouts suggested that his current inefficiency stems from his laboratory approach to pitching; his need to tinker with his deep arsenal to the point that he forgets his main objective is to coerce outs. These particular sources weren’t sour on his command profile, as they felt he could throw strikes if he made throwing strikes his objective, but they did mention that the poster boy for pitchability was struggling with his pitchability. If it’s really as simple as too much tinkering and not enough touch, Bauer is going to be just fine. He has a ton of toys and he’s still trying to figure out which ones belong in the toy box and which ones belong on the field. The minor leagues are the perfect environment for experimentation, so it’s hard to fault Bauer for striving to examine and refine this particular aspect of his game. However, with a little more focus towards efficiency and strike-throwing, Bauer could be at the major league level, bringing his unique brand of baseball to the biggest stage, and getting the results that could make him a star.



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With word that Jed Hoyer will be joining Theo Epstein in Chicago, the Padres have a familiar face sliding into the GM chair.

With Padres GM Jed Hoyer headed to the Cubs in the same capacity under former boss Theo Epstein, another Epstein protégé, Josh Byrnes, takes over in San Diego. Although Hoyer's tenure didn't last as long as anyone expected, he made a few key moves that will help shape the course of the franchise.

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November 12, 2010 11:00 am

Future Shock: Arizona Diamondbacks Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

Plenty of promising youngsters, but precious few sure things.

Previous Rankings: 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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September 24, 2010 6:53 pm

Transaction Action: Reds and 'Stros, Brewers and Bucs

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Christina Kahrl

Moseying through the NL Central's transactions...

Obvious Good Move: Slipping Aroldis Chapman onto the active roster. Think K-Rod 2002 without the roster chicanery. Think Livan Hernandez in '97 or David Price in 2008, since he's good enough to shut the door or get something started. If anything goes wrong with any component of the staff, the hard-slinging Cubano has the potential to dominate.

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August 19, 2010 8:00 am

Changing Speeds: The Golden Generation

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Ken Funck

The 2006 class is a tough one to beat among a strong recent group of rookie classes.

Earlier this week, the folks at Beloit College released their annual MindsetList, a document designed to explain the cultural differences between the incoming class of college freshmen and the older faculty hired to teach them. The idea is to highlight the small and large ways the world has changed in the last 20 years by mentioning things that were true during the life span of oldsters that were never true for those under 20, e.g., the existence of things like a telephone cord, a country called Czechoslovakia, and a baseball commissioner not named Bud. For me, a man who fervently hopes Jamie Moyer comes back next spring to ensure I won’t have to face being older than every major-league ballplayer, this is always a time to reflect on youth and age, both in life and in baseball—especially so this year, since the current Mindset List includes a reference to the term Annus Horribilus, which I happened to use in last year’s BP Annual, but which I now know dates me almost as much as saying “23 Skidoo.”

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National League projected rosters

With Opening Day a little more than a week away, here is a look at the projected rosters for each of the 16 National League clubs following conversations with club executives and media members. Keep in mind these are projected rosters and subject to change.  American League lineups are here.  You can also look at the fantasy depth charts at any time to see our latest updated projections.

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January 19, 2010 11:28 am

Future Shock: Diamondbacks Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

The state of the Snakelings reflects a steep drop-off from the high-end talent of years past.

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September 6, 2009 5:17 pm

Transaction Action: Assorted Central Moves

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Christina Kahrl

Call-ups, activations, and role changes for players in the Central Divisions now that rosters have expanded.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX
Team Audit | DT Cards | PECOTA Cards | Depth Chart

Recalled RHP Jhonny Nuez from Charlotte (Triple-A); purchased the contract of RHP Daniel Hudson from Charlotte. [9/3]

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July 27, 2009 4:01 pm

Transaction Action: Senior Shuffling

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Christina Kahrl

The Phillies go beyond mere decimation in the pen, plus rotation shakeups in San Francisco, Washington, and Chicago.

CHICAGO CUBS
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Placed LHP Ted Lilly on the 15-day DL (shoulder inflammation), retroactive to 7/21; recalled RHP Justin Berg from Iowa (Triple-A). [7/25]

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