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09-09

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An Agent's Take: So Long, Scout
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Joshua Kusnick

07-30

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Scouting the Draft: The Cape League All-Star Game
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Al Skorupa

07-25

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Skewed Left: The Mismatched Incentives of Draftees and Their Agents
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Zachary Levine

07-23

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2014 Draft
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Nick J. Faleris

06-24

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Baseball Therapy: Is it Really Harder to Scout in New England?
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Russell A. Carleton

06-17

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The 2012 Redraft
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Baseball Prospectus

06-11

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Scouting the Draft: 2014 Draft Favorites By Round
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Nick J. Faleris

06-10

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The 2013 Redraft
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Ron Shah and Baseball Prospectus

06-08

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Mock Draft 2014
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Jason Parks

06-06

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Round One Analysis
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Nick J. Faleris

06-06

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24

An Agent's Take: When Post-Draft Negotiations Get Strained
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Joshua Kusnick

06-06

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Raising Aces: Under the Hood of the 2014 Draft, Part Two
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Doug Thorburn

06-05

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BP Unfiltered: 2014 Draft Index
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Nick J. Faleris

06-05

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 464: Breaking Down the Amateur Draft
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-05

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Eyewitness Accounts: June 5, 2014
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Ron Shah

06-05

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Riding Top Prospects' Coattails in the MLB Draft
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Kevin Whitaker

06-04

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Draft Ten Pack: June 4, 2014
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Nick J. Faleris and Ron Shah

06-03

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Scouting the Draft: 2014 Draft: Left-Handers to Know
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Nick J. Faleris

06-02

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Scouting the Draft: 2014 Draft: Right-Handers to Know
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Nick J. Faleris

05-30

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Scouting the Draft: 2014 Draft: Corner Outfielders to Know
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Nick J. Faleris

05-30

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Scouting the Draft: 2014 Draft: Center Fielders to Know
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Nick J. Faleris

05-29

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Scouting the Draft: 2014 Draft: Corner Infielders to Know
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Nick J. Faleris

05-28

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Scouting the Draft: 2014 Draft: Catchers to Know
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Nick J. Faleris

05-28

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Scouting the Draft: 2014 Draft: Middle Infielders to Know
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Nick J. Faleris

05-22

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Draft Ten Pack: Whom Would You Draft, Part 3
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

05-14

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Draft Ten Pack: Whom Would You Draft, Part 2
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

05-07

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Draft Ten Pack: Whom Would You Draft?
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Nick J. Faleris

05-05

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 442: The Second Annual 25-and-Under Starters Draft
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-16

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Draft Ten Pack: More from NHSI and Two Big College Names
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

04-10

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What Scouts Are Saying: April 10, 2014
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Baseball Prospectus

04-08

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Draft Ten Pack: USA Baseball NHSI Edition
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Nick J. Faleris

03-28

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Draft Ten Pack: Collegiate Update
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

03-27

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Draft Ten Pack: Weekend in Nashville
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Nick J. Faleris

03-11

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Draft Ten Pack: March 11, 2014
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

03-04

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Draft Ten Pack: The Prep Edition
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

03-03

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Draft Ten Pack: Jumbo College Edition
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

02-21

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The Phillies, Ben Wetzler, and the NCAA
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Nick J. Faleris

02-18

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Draft Ten Pack: Feb. 18, 2014
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

02-11

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Draft Ten Pack: High School Winter Workouts
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Nick J. Faleris, Todd Gold and David Rawnsley

01-30

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Scouting the Draft: Positional Preview: High School Corner Infielders
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Nick J. Faleris

01-29

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Scouting the Draft: Positional Preview: High School Middle Infielders
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Nick J. Faleris

01-27

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Scouting the Draft: Positional Preview: High School Catchers
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Nick J. Faleris

11-15

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Fantasy Freestyle: AFL First Pitch Forums Draft
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Paul Sporer

11-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 326: The Minor League Free Agent Draft
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-25

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Area Code Games
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Chris Rodriguez

09-10

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BP Unfiltered: 2013 Arizona Fall League Rosters: Positional Talent
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Jason Parks

09-06

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 281: The Soft-Tossing Starter Draft/Harry Pavlidis Explains All PITCHf/x
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-05

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Area Code Games
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Chris Rodriguez

08-16

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Scouting the Draft: Summer Circuit: PG All-American Classic
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Jason Parks, Nick J. Faleris and Chris Rodriguez

08-09

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Minor League Update: Second Round Selections
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Zach Mortimer

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May 22, 2014 6:00 am

Draft Ten Pack: Whom Would You Draft, Part 3

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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

We close out the first and supplemental rounds of our very special mock draft.

We conclude our “Whom Would You Draft?” exercise with the final 21 picks of the first and supplemental rounds. You can catch up on the first 20 selections by reviewing Part 1 and Part 2 of the series.

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May 14, 2014 11:36 am

Draft Ten Pack: Whom Would You Draft, Part 2

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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

We get to the middle of the first round in our staff mock draft.

This week we pick up where we last left you, 10 selections into our “Whom would you draft?” exercise. As a recap, here were the first 10 selections published in last week’s Draft Ten Pack:

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May 7, 2014 6:00 am

Draft Ten Pack: Whom Would You Draft?

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Nick J. Faleris

It's a very special episode of the Draft Ten Pack, featuring a BP mock draft.

We’re a month from the MLB First Year Player Draft (June 5–7), and it’s time to narrow our focus to those names who will play a prominent role on draft day. This week’s entry in the Draft Ten Pack put ten BP and Perfect Game prospect-team members in decision-making roles. The rules of this “mock” were simple: pick the player you would pick if you were calling the shots for your assigned team. These selections were not made with organizational preference in mind, or with a nod toward any real-world hints about which targets these organizations have begun to zero in on.

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Ben and Sam banter about position player pitchers and headfirst slides, then draft starting pitchers under the age of 26.

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More names to know before the upcoming amateur draft.

This week we finish up with some trailing NHSI reports (last week’s Ten Pack had notes on ten participants), hit some more high school kids, and provide an introduction to FIU backstop Aramis Garcia and an update on FSU ace Luke Weaver.

Michael Rivera, C/3B, Venice (Venice, FL) | Commit: Florida

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Scouts' quotes on Chris Davis, Masahiro Tanaka, 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.

Major Leagues

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April 8, 2014 6:00 am

Draft Ten Pack: USA Baseball NHSI Edition

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Nick J. Faleris

A number of this year's top prep prospects were at the USA Baseball invitational.

At the end of March, USA Baseball held its third annual National High School Invitational at the USA Baseball training complex in Cary, NC. The event featured 16 of the top high school programs in the country in a single-elimination tournament format, with each team guaranteed four games via consolation matchups. The First Academy (Orlando, FL) took home the crown after back-to-back Mater Dei (Santa Ana, CA) titles (Mater Dei did not participate this year). Below are notes and some video on 10 of the event’s top participants, including a number of first round candidates for this year’s June draft. I’ll have notes and video on more participants in this week’s BP Prospect Team Ten Pack entry.

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March 28, 2014 6:00 am

Draft Ten Pack: Collegiate Update

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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

Scouting reports and video of some of the top college players eligible for this June's draft.

Grayson Greiner, C, South Carolina
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Greiner entered the season as one of the top collegiate backstops eligible for the 2014 draft and he has solidified that status through his first 22 games played. He’s got a .338/.422/.514 slash line, just 12 strikeouts against 10 walks, and has thrown out 44 percent of would-be basestealers. He moves well behind the plate, able to block and deaden balls in the dirt. He has a quick transfer and release backed by above-average arm strength. He worked as the primary catcher for the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team last summer and showed little trouble handling the likes of Carlos Rodon, Tyler Beede, Erick Fedde, Brandon Finnegan, and Luke Weaver.



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March 27, 2014 12:31 pm

Draft Ten Pack: Weekend in Nashville

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Nick J. Faleris

Starring a showdown between two of the highest profile arms in the 2014 draft, Tyler Beede and Aaron Nola.

I was in Nashville two weekends ago for the much-anticipated matchup between two of the top programs in the SEC, as well as two of the top arms in the 2014 draft class: Vanderbilt’s Tyler Beede and LSU’s Aaron Nola. Beede and Nola took the bump opposite each other in Friday night’s opener and proceeded to solidify their claims to first round consideration. The series concluded with a doubleheader on Saturday, with a number of talents on each side standing out—particularly a handful of underclassmen with first round aspirations.

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March 11, 2014 6:00 am

Draft Ten Pack: March 11, 2014

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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

Eyes on Austin Bergner, Brendan Rodgers, Matt Imhof, Michael Conforto and other draft prospects.

We follow last week’s two-part “jumbo” edition of the Draft Ten Pack with a more restrained collection of updates from the scouting world of amateur baseball, headlined by a player spotlight on Oregon State’s Michael Conforto. Ronit Shah and Perfect Game’s Todd Gold caught USC’s Wyatt Strahan on back-to-back weekends while Steffan Segui continues his immersive coverage of baseball in the sunshine state, with collegiate and prep notes on 2014 players and some high-profile underclassmen.

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March 4, 2014 6:00 am

Draft Ten Pack: The Prep Edition

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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

A look at some of the high school players who will be in the conversation this June.

Prep Spotlight: Nick Gordon (SS/RHP, Olympia (Orlando, FL))

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March 3, 2014 12:00 pm

Draft Ten Pack: Jumbo College Edition

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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

We put eyes on Alex Blandino, Casey Gillaspie, Bradley Zimmer, and other amateurs of interest for this year's draft.

After a focus on the Virginia/East Carolina series last weekend, this week’s Draft Ten Pack returns to catching you up on early-season action across the college ranks. Steffan Segui and Ethan Purser provide notes from the southeast, while Perfect Game’s Todd Gold contributes from the west coast, with thoughts on some of the top underclass arms in the country. I chip in with some national notes, including a player spotlight on an infielder who is ringing in the season with a loud offensive performance. Tomorrow, we’ll have another Ten Pack on prep prospects.

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