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May 9, 2016 6:00 am

Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 9, 2016

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BP Prospect Staff

Notes on Cody Reed (the other one), Jason Groome, Dominic Smith, and more.

Cody Reed, LHP, Arizona Diamondbacks (Low-A Kane County)
Following his selection in the second round of the 2014 draft, Reed put together an impressive start to his professional career. The left-hander has a big, wide frame and attacks the strike zone from a low three-quarters slot. His delivery is unique and while it’s not how you would draw it up, he repeats it well and it works for him. Reed cranks down into his back leg with a slight twist before exploding into a flexed front leg with blocking of his front hip. The delivery also has deception which helps his fastball play up.

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Rising like the apple.

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Is power a requirement for a first-base prospect?

Once again we’re dealing with a prospect whose projected overall value is heavily dependent on what one makes of the offensive tools. With Dominic Smith, there’s a fairly sizable divide amongst industry folks on what Smith’s ultimate value will be. Most agree that the hit tool is impressive—somewhere between 55 and 70—but the hang up here is with anticipated power production, as Smith hasn’t yet shown the ability to authoritatively drive the ball on a consistent basis, instead opting for an approach geared toward opposite field contact. There’s something to be said for a player who’s demonstrated an advanced approach at a young age, but then again, first basemen are expected to hit bombs, and more importantly, they’re expected to be well-above average from an overall production standpoint. Can Smith meet those lofty standards without showing above average power? Absolutely. But it would be far more comforting from a projection standpoint if that power would show up at some point in the not so distant future. Without further ado, Christopher Crawford and Jeffrey Paternostro debate Mets first baseman, Dominic Smith.

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Notes on Alex Reyes, Bubba Starling and more..

Hitter of the Day: JaCoby Jones, DH, Detroit Tigers (Scottsdale Scorpions) 4-4, 2 R

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Who are the franchise cornerstones at Lloyd Banks' favorite position? Prospect team members and industry sources weigh in.

A friendly reminder on how this works. I asked three scouts and two front-office members the following question: If you could start your franchise with one player at each position, what player would you take? I then asked those scouts/front-office members to submit an MVP-style ballot at each position, with the first place vote counting for five points, second place for four, etc.

Next up: First baseman. Because dingers, that’s why.

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March 17, 2014 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of April 14-16

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Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out in Cactus and Grapefruit League play, including the Cubs' Arismendy Alcantara and Dan Vogelbach.

Friday, March 14th

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March 4, 2014 6:00 am

The Top 101 Fantasy Prospects of 2014

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Bret Sayre

Aaron Sanchez leads off the second half of the list.

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.

To read part one of this list, published yesterday, click here.


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A look at the players that senior-circuit clubs selected in the first round of the draft in June.

Position Players

Christian Arroyo, SS, Giants (AZL Giants): .275/.349/.431 with 10 2B, 2 2B, 1 HR, 26 R, 23 RBI, 3 SB, 2 CS, 14 BB, and 19 K in 109 at-bats.

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Player Report supplementing the 2013 Dissecting the Draft series.

Dominic Smith | 1B/OF | Serra HS (Los Angeles, CA)
Ht/Wt: 6-0/195 | B/T: L/L | Age at Draft: 17y 11m


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The first installment of a daily exclusive video series designed to familiarize you with the names you need to know leading up to the 2013 amateur draft.

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