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It's a series that will feature superb pitching staffs, and one team will come away with a long-awaited title.

In baseball as in literature, archetypes tend to be formulaic, proof that fiction falls short of reality when it comes to the power to describe any one thing in shorthand. The need, indeed one of the great benefits of the human mind is to identify patterns, and to peg things that fall within those patterns, or to re-evaluate the pattern as a whole to create some new rubric, some new way of explaining things. Take our current post-season slate: instead of a much-anticipated rematch between the Evil Empire and the Phillies' a-bornin' senior-circuit dynasty, last week we got the pleasure of witnessing imperial ambitions utterly overthrown in both leagues.

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October 22, 2010 11:00 am

Prospectus Q&A: Scott Servais

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David Laurila

The Rangers' director of player development talks about some of the organization's top young players.

The Rangers are one win away from the World Series, and they wouldn’t be where they are without the contributions of young talent raised on the Texas farm. Several key players are homegrown, including a pair of 22-year-olds, Elvis Andrus and Neftali Feliz, who arrived via trade but blossomed under the watchful eye of Rangers director of player development Scott Servais. Servais talked about the club’s precocious youngsters, and the Texas youth movement, prior to Game Five.

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Cruising versus losing in the Big Apple

This time of year, you get to say things like "the Yankees have won every series they've played" and not have to think too hard about the reasons why. But with two wins against the Rangers already booked, they were gunning for a sweep before setting out for next week's West Coast swing through Oakland and Anaheim. Already at 8-3 and close to the Twins for the highest Hit List factor in the league, they were closing out their fourth straight series against an expected contender, having played the Red Sox, Rays, and Angels previously.

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November 16, 2009 3:30 pm

Voting for Real

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Christina Kahrl

Echoes of past Rookie of the Year selections combined with metrics both new and old to inform a particular ballot.

A vote. A vote? A vote.

Being invited to help select this year's American League Rookie of the Year as a new member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America was an unexpected honor, and one I took seriously. By way of process, I started off with a day spent digging up data to inform my sense of who to rank, and where, and why. Then, I spent a day or two caucusing with a quartet of colleagues, inside Baseball Prospectus and out, and putting various arguments through the ringer, and using a variety of tacks, from devil's advocate to fully faithful, and everywhere in between.

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March 10, 2009 12:01 pm

Future Shock: Rangers Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

One of the game's best systems boasts talent at key positions up the middle, but especially on the mound.

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December 23, 2007 12:00 am

Future Shock: Rangers Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

Jon Daniels reseeded the farm this past July, trading veterans for five of the team's top 11 youngsters and making the Rangers system much more formidable.

Five-Star Prospects
1. Neftali Feliz, RHP
Four-Star Prospects
2. Eric Hurley, RHP
3. Elvis Andrus, SS
4. Engel Beltre, OF
5. Michael Main, RHP
6. Chris Davis, 3B
Three-Star Prospects
7. Taylor Teagarden, C
8. Blake Beavan, RHP
9. Matt Harrison, RHP
10. Max Ramirez, C
11. German Duran, 2B














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August 1, 2007 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Deadline Day

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Christina Kahrl

The results, the winners, the losers, and the Pirates.

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March 1, 2007 12:00 am

Lies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Takes on Shortstop Prospects

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Nate Silver

Nate reviews a deep and diverse batch of shortstop prospects, but you might be surprised about how PECOTA sorts them out.

Excellent Prospects

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November 10, 2006 12:00 am

Future Shock: Atlanta Braves Top Ten Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

They may not have won the NL East, but Atlanta still has some nice-looking prospects.

Excellent Prospects
None
Very Good Prospects
1. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
2. Matt Harrison, LHP
Good Prospects
3. Neftali Feliz, RHP
4. Eric Campbell, 3B/2B
5. Elvis Andrus, SS
Average Prospects
6. Brandon Jones, OF
7. Joey Devine, RHP
8. Jeff Locke, LHP
9. Chase Fontaine, SS... maybe
10. Anthony Lerew, RHP













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