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05-28

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Minor League Update: Games of May 24-27
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Zach Mortimer

05-20

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Minor League Update: Games of May 16-19
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Zach Mortimer

05-13

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Minor League Update: Games of May 10-12
by
Zach Mortimer

05-06

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18

Minor League Update: Games of May 2-May 5
by
Zach Mortimer

05-01

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Scouting the Southern League
by
Jason Cole

04-29

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Minor League Update: Games of April 27-28
by
Zach Mortimer

04-27

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Minor League Update: Games of April 25-26
by
Zach Mortimer

04-22

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Minor League Update: Games of April 19-April 21
by
Zach Mortimer

04-15

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Minor League Update: Games of April 12-14
by
Zach Mortimer

04-08

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Minor League Update: Games of April 5-April 7
by
Zach Mortimer

08-30

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BP Unfiltered: Is Stephen Strasburg Wearing Down?
by
Dan Brooks

11-23

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Bear a Starter's Fruit: The Three Acts of Feliz
by
Jason Parks

10-19

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World Series Prospectus: The Midwest Showdown
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Baseball Prospectus

08-26

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Do Pitchers Really Trade Speed for Command?
by
Graham Goldbeck

07-12

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11

Spitballing: The Future is Now
by
Jeremy Greenhouse

06-15

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10

Spinning Yarn: Vogelsong Poetry
by
Mike Fast

06-14

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26

Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Positional Primacy: Relievers
by
Jason Parks

06-09

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21

Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Positional Primacy: Left-Handed Pitchers
by
Jason Parks

05-11

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15

Spinning Yarn: Speed Traps
by
Mike Fast

05-10

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11

Prospects Will Break Your Heart: U Got the Look: Pitchers, Part II
by
Jason Parks

05-03

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: U Got the Look: Pitchers, Part I
by
Jason Parks

04-27

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9

Spinning Yarn: A Soria Subject
by
Mike Fast

03-30

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10

Fantasy Beat: Spring Hurlers
by
Craig Brown

03-30

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15

Spinning Yarn: Do Spring Speeds Matter?
by
Mike Fast

02-25

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38

Future Shock: Philadelphia Phillies Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

02-18

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Future Shock: New York Yankees Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

02-08

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44

Future Shock: Atlanta Braves Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

01-21

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34

Future Shock: St. Louis Cardinals Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

01-19

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Spinning Yarn: Rafael Soriano in King Mo's Court
by
Mike Fast

01-13

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23

Future Shock: Detroit Tigers Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

01-06

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38

Future Shock: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

01-04

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43

Future Shock: Los Angeles Dodgers Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

12-09

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Spinning Yarn: The Forkball
by
Mike Fast

12-03

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38

Future Shock: Chicago Cubs Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

11-19

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Future Shock: Kansas City Royals Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

10-26

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Spinning Yarn: Interpreting Pitch Classifications
by
Mike Fast

07-27

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Cracking the Pitch Sequence Code
by
Will Woods

05-27

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Prospectus Q&A: Scott Kazmir
by
David Laurila

04-20

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Expanded Horizons: Lincecum's Velocity and Movement
by
Tommy Bennett

10-29

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Checking the Numbers: Quick Change Artistry
by
Eric Seidman

10-22

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Checking the Numbers: Crossing Over
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Eric Seidman

10-05

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Checking the Numbers: Location and Perception
by
Eric Seidman

09-02

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Checking the Numbers: Off the Lidge
by
Eric Seidman

06-06

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31

Future Shock: Draft Class '09 Top 50
by
Kevin Goldstein

05-17

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Prospectus Q&A: Jim Palmer
by
David Laurila

05-06

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11

Zumaya's Zooming
by
Ben Lindbergh

04-23

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Checking the Numbers: Inside Pitch-f/x
by
Eric Seidman

04-10

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Schrodinger's Bat: Defense and Pitch Classification
by
Dan Fox

10-28

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Prospectus Q&A: Curt Young
by
David Laurila

08-28

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Wait 'Til Next Year: Cape Cod League Prospects, Part One
by
Bryan Smith

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February 25, 2011 6:06 pm

Future Shock: Philadelphia Phillies Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

You want ceiling? We got your ceilings right here.

Previous Rankings: 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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February 18, 2011 9:30 am

Future Shock: New York Yankees Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

With a quartet of five-star prospects and a wealth of pitching overall, no system in baseball took a bigger step forward last year.

Previous Rankings: 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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The Braves are consistently among the best systems, and are again thanks to the game's most impressive collection of Latin American pitching talent.

Previous Rankings: 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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January 21, 2011 1:00 pm

Future Shock: St. Louis Cardinals Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

There may not be many clear stars in the system, but it's better than it looks.

 Previous Rankings: 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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January 19, 2011 12:00 pm

Spinning Yarn: Rafael Soriano in King Mo's Court

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Mike Fast

With the addition of Soriano, the Yankees have another hurler with a strong cut fastball.

Rafael Soriano has a reputation as a power arm out of the bullpen. For example, Bob Klapisch recently remarked about pairing Soriano’s “power fastballs” with Mariano Rivera’s “historic cutters.” However, as we'll soon see, the repertoires of the two pitchers actually have much in common.

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January 13, 2011 11:30 am

Future Shock: Detroit Tigers Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

A thin crust of blue chips don't hide the mass of mediocrity below.

Previous Rankings: 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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While Mike Trout gets all the attention (and understandably so), the Angels have a deep, talented system with power arms and plenty of position prospects.

Previous Rankings: 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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January 4, 2011 9:00 am

Future Shock: Los Angeles Dodgers Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

Despite some prospects falling short in 2010, a surprise draft signing helps give the system a boost.

Previous Rankings: 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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December 9, 2010 9:00 am

Spinning Yarn: The Forkball

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Mike Fast

What are some of the distinguishing characters of one of baseball's most unknown pitches?

Forkball pitchers are a rare breed, perhaps even rarer than the elusive knuckleballer.

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December 3, 2010 9:00 am

Future Shock: Chicago Cubs Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

There's depth on the North Side, but is there enough impact talent to return the team to contention?

Previous Rankings: 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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November 19, 2010 9:00 am

Future Shock: Kansas City Royals Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

The best system in baseball is close to turning the franchise's fortunes around.

Previous Rankings: 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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A closer look at what the various pitch types mean and how to approach pitch classification.

Several of the leading pitchers in this year’s postseason make their living with a cut fastball, most notably Roy Halladay and Mariano Rivera. The list of playoff pitchers who have the cutter as an important pitch in their arsenal, though, is long. It includes Cliff Lee, C.J. Wilson, and Tommy Hunter on the Rangers; Andy Pettitte and Phil Hughes on the Yankees; and Cole Hamels on the Phillies.

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