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08-06

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In The Game
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Jordan Gorosh

07-17

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Eyewitness Accounts: July 17, 2014
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BP Prospect Staff

07-14

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 491: Improving All-Star Week
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-11

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2014 Futures Game Preview
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Ron Shah

07-10

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2014 Futures Game Preview
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Ron Shah

07-02

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Dynasty Dynamics: Futures Team Meet and Greet: World
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Ben Carsley

06-25

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Dynasty Dynamics: Futures Team Meet and Greet: USA
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Craig Goldstein

07-19

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Raising Aces: Back to the Futures Game, 2013
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Doug Thorburn

07-17

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Futures Game Recap: On the Surface of the Sun
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Jason Parks

07-17

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Pitcher Profile: Speeding Up at the Break
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Harry Pavlidis

07-12

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Minor League Update: World Futures Game Roster Edition
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Zach Mortimer

07-11

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Minor League Update: USA Futures Game Roster Edition
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Zach Mortimer

07-01

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: Futures Game Edition
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

07-20

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Raising Aces: Back to the Futures Game, World Team
by
Doug Thorburn

07-17

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Futures Game: US Roster
by
Jason Parks

07-13

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Raising Aces: Back to The Futures Game, US Team
by
Doug Thorburn

07-12

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40

Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Future Game Notes: The World Roster
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Jason Parks

07-11

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The Platoon Advantage: Fixing the Worst Days of the Baseball Season
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Michael Bates

07-11

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Future Shock: 2013 Futures Game Rosters
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Kevin Goldstein

06-21

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BP Unfiltered: Futures Game Rosters Announced
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Bradley Ankrom

07-12

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Finding a Little Future at the Futures Game
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Jason Parks

04-04

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Future Shock: Monday Morning Twenty Pack
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Kevin Goldstein

07-09

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All-Star Discontents
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Christina Kahrl

06-24

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Overthinking It: Present-ing The Future
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Ben Lindbergh

03-12

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MLB 10
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Marc Normandin

10-05

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Prospectus Today: Madness
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Joe Sheehan

07-13

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Prospectus Today: All-Star Grab Bag
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Joe Sheehan

07-12

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Future Shock: Futures Game Viewing Guide
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Kevin Goldstein

07-27

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Every Given Sunday: All Busy-ness 'Round the Major League Table
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John Perrotto

07-14

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Future Shock: Futures Game Log
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Kevin Goldstein

07-14

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Prospectus Today: A Matter of Relative Importance
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Joe Sheehan

04-13

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Betting in Vegas, Saturday, April 9
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Jonah Keri

07-12

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Prospectus Today: Bullet Point Monday
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Joe Sheehan

07-11

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Prospecting: Futures Game Preview
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David Cameron

10-16

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Playoff Prospectus
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Christina Kahrl

07-15

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The Daily Prospectus: Being There
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Derek Zumsteg

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August 6, 2014 6:00 am

In The Game

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Jordan Gorosh

One of the prospect team's most recent hires examines what he has learned.

A long time ago, my father told me, “Son, be the dumbest guy in the room, maybe you’ll learn something.” That message has always stuck with me, and I try to apply it to baseball as often as possible. Whether I’m sitting next to scouts at a minor-league game, or working with the rest of the prospect team here at Baseball Prospectus, I’m always learning and adapting.

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Eyes on Dylan Bundy, Robert Stephenson, Vincent Velasquez, J.P. Crawford, Francisco Mejia, and Bradley Zimmer.

Dylan Bundy

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Ben and Sam talk to Zachary Levine about ways that Major League Baseball could make All-Star week better.

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July 11, 2014 6:00 am

2014 Futures Game Preview

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Ron Shah

The U.S. Team includes power arms, toolsy outfielders and a dazzling collection of infielders.

Welcome to part two of a two-part series on scouting the players involved in this Sunday's Futures Game showcase of prospect talent. The International roster preview ran on Thursday.

Pitchers

Christian Binford, RHP, Royals (High-A Wilmington)
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Binford entered 2014 as a prospect on the rise in the Royals system, and his performance so far has earned him the chance to represent Kansas City in Minnesota for the Futures Game. Binford is more polish than projection, as neither the fastball nor slider projects to be a plus or better offering. Meanwhile, the changeup is lagging behind and will need to jump an entire grade before he can realistically profile in a rotation. Regardless, it appears Binford will provide the Royals with more than the expected value of a typical 30th round selection.



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July 10, 2014 6:00 am

2014 Futures Game Preview

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Ron Shah

Carlos Correa will not play, shifting the spotlight to Julio Urias, Javier Baez, Francisco Lindor and the rest of a talented, if somewhat raw, squad.

Welcome to part one of a two-part series on scouting the players involved in this Sunday's Futures Game showcase of prospect talent. The US roster preview will follow on Friday.

Pitchers

Alfonso Alcantara, RHP, Angels (Low-A Burlington)
Alcantara shows a three-pitch mix, with his bread and butter a mid-90s fastball that possesses movement anywhere from 93 to 96 mph. The slider and changeup are both well behind in development, with the slider showing some promise but the changeup looking unplayable too often.


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July 2, 2014 6:30 am

Dynasty Dynamics: Futures Team Meet and Greet: World

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Ben Carsley

In part two of a two-part series, Ben introduces the foreign-born prospects you might not know.

With the MLB Futures Game rosters being announced last week, Craig and I thought it would be informative to take a look at the rosters and provide some base-level information on some of the prospects you might not necessarily know. Given that this column is geared toward deep and dynasty leagues, many of these names will be familiar, but there are always noobs getting into dynasty leagues that are out of their depth and tired of being pwned or whatever. This one’s for them.

Last week, Craig tackled Team USA and did an okay-ish job. This week, I break down the World Team, because I’m not a xenophobic monster.

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June 25, 2014 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: Futures Team Meet and Greet: USA

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Craig Goldstein

In part one of a two-part series, Craig introduces the American-born prospects you might not know.

With the MLB Futures Game rosters being announced yesterday, Ben and I thought it would be informative to take a look at the rosters and provide some base-level information on some of the prospects you might not necessarily know. Given that this column is geared toward deep and dynasty leagues, many of these names will be familiar, but there are always noobs getting into dynasty leagues that are out of their depth and tired of being pwned or whatever. This one’s for them.

This week I’ll tackle the Team USA roster, with Ben following up next week with a look at the World roster. We’re happy for two straight weeks off from our bickering, too.

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July 19, 2013 6:00 am

Raising Aces: Back to the Futures Game, 2013

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Doug Thorburn

BP's pitching guru evaluates the mechanics of some of the minors' best young arms.

The Futures Game has been well-covered by my BP brethren, with a cadre of our brightest minds on hand to witness the event. We have been treated with previews of the rosters for the USA and World teams, eyewitness accounts of the game, a PITCHf/x-based review of the pitchers’ performance, and discussions of the impact that these players will have on rosters both real and fantasy. Unlike my geographically-advantaged colleagues, however, I was unable to attend the game, so I was left to watch virtually through an off-center camera lens from 3000 miles away.

Poor vantage points have never stopped me before, and I can't resist the temptation to evaluate elite prospects with a quick snapshot of their deliveries. Pitchers will often sacrifice mechanics in All-Star exhibitions, dropping the balance elements in order to pump up the power grades and light up radar guns, an element which needs to be considered in conjunction with the natural caveats of a one-inning sample size. That said, there is much to be learned about a pitcher's baseline delivery when his talent is on display in front of a national audience, and a number of Sunday's hurlers left an indelible impression of development.

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Jason Parks highlights his favorite performances, and what he loves so much about the Futures Game.

After nearly two weeks on the baseball road, which included stops in the Eastern League, Carolina League, and Sally League, I finally found myself back home in New York, weary from the travel and homesick for my home, but alive inside because of the events taking place in the borough to my immediate north. The Futures Game is the core of our molecular cloud, the thermonuclear fusion that makes us shine. We stand in the collective glow of their futures, and watch them inch toward the realities their skill sets suggest; major leaguers of tomorrow gathered on one field, the preface of a book yet unwritten. Simply put, this is the best day of the prospect year, a grand celebration of what is present and what is plausible. It’s awesome to witness the birth of a star.

The sun was intense at Citi Field, appropriate heat given the intensity of the event and our proximity to the source of the heat. I arrived early, already beaten down by transit. I love the G train. It’s the friend you never wanted who shows up late, drinks too much, doesn’t pay his tab, and then vomits on your girlfriend in an awkward attempt to kick game. The inconsistency is remarkably consistent.

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Did the starters and relievers who worked in the Futures Game and the All-Star Game enjoy velocity bumps? Harry digs into the PITCHf/x data for the answer.

Pitching ruled the All-Star break. The Futures Game featured a gaggle of power arms and a grand total of six runs. And that was twice the output of the main event, where the National League's best failed to score a run. Mariano Rivera made an emotional appearance. And, in the Home Run Derby, Ron Harper showed off a cutter of his own.

I have a confession to make: I think the Futures Game is the best part of the All-Star break.

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July 12, 2013 6:02 am

Minor League Update: World Futures Game Roster Edition

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Zach Mortimer

A look at the prospects who earned spots on the World team for next week's Futures Game, including Xander Bogaerts and Michael Ynoa.

Pitchers:

Miguel Almonte, RHP, Royals (Low-A Lexington): 87.2 IP, 81 H, 35 ER, 29 BB, 87 K, 3.59 ERA, 3-7

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July 11, 2013 5:00 am

Minor League Update: USA Futures Game Roster Edition

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Zach Mortimer

Notes on all of the players whose were named to the USA team for Sunday's Futures Game.

Pitchers:

Jesse Biddle, LHP, Phillies (Double-A Reading): 93.1 IP, 66 H, 32 ER, 46 BB, 102 K, 3.09 ERA, 17 GS, 3-8

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