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07-12

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Prospectus Feature: Favorite Futures Game Moments
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BP Prospect Staff

07-12

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Notes from the Field: The Futures Game: US Roster
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Wilson Karaman

07-11

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Notes from the Field: The Futures Game: World Roster
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Christopher Crawford

07-06

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Dynasty Dynamics: Futures Game Preview: U.S. Team
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Ben Carsley

07-06

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Dynasty Dynamics: Futures Game Preview: World Team
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J.P. Breen

06-29

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2016 Futures Game Preview
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BP Prospect Staff

06-29

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2016 Futures Game Preview
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BP Prospect Staff

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
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Doug Thorburn

07-17

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

07-13

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

07-12

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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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We review some of the moments from Sunday that made the biggest impression on us.

Nathan Graham
Vladimir Guerrero, Jr.: My favorite moment on Sunday came from Vladimir Guerrero, who tweeted a picture from his playing days of him and his son both in Montreal Expos jerseys: Sr. and Jr. Hours later, Vlad Jr. delivered my favorite moment in the Futures Game by sending a first pitch, out of the zone fastball from Jon Duplantier straight up the middle for a single in the seventh inning. That one swing reminded me of the aggressive nature and plus hit tool that made Dad a nine-time All Star during his 16-year career. It’s probable that none of the Futures Game participants will ever match the 449 home runs and career 59.3 WAR that Vlad compiled but Vladito is showing that he has developed power and hand-eye coordination that might one day rival his dad’s.

Wilson Karaman
Eloy Jimenez: It was a small moment on a whiff of all things, but Jimenez faced Brent Honeywell in his first plate appearance and took a seat on a nasty in-zone 1-2 slider. What caught my eye wasn't the result, but the attempt at an in-swing adjustment. He was beaten by the pitch—it looked like he was expecting away—but he showed a smooth, quick transition into a shorter, dragging stroke in an attempt to fight the pitch off, foul it back, and live on to see another pitch. It's an encouraging sign for a hitter so precocious, and especially one so powerful and leveraged in his "normal" swing, to show signs of on-the-fly mechanical malleability. The effort jives with his wholly reasonable strikeout numbers as a 20-year-old in Double A, and it inspires my confidence in his hit tool developing into something good.

Mike Soroka: I was as impressed by Soroka as any arm in the game, in part because I never have cause to get to see Braves' pitching prospects, and in other part because he's a really impressive young pitcher. The arm action's a little wonky, but I'm a sucker for guys who generate outsized movement with slingier action and can flash command out of a lower slot, so he's right up my alley. He really got me with his adversity response after yielding a ringing RBI double to Kyle Tucker, though. His sequencing to the next hitter, Brian Anderson, looked like this:

1: 94 glove-side on the black
2: Right-on-right change-up with above-average tumble, located perfectly below the zone off same line and plane as the previous fastball away (ball 1)
3. Moving two-seam with nasty life and finish on the inside corner for called strike 2 at 94
4. Hard slider off outside corner with late movement at 89 that was fouled off the end of the bat
5. Another two-seam with plus run and sink running down and in off the inside corner to draw out a swinging strike three

Five pitches, excellent sequencing, perfect execution. There just aren't many 19-year-olds running around in Double A right now, and there definitely aren't many of 'em succeeding with both an advanced feel for craft and the maturity to respond with that level of controlled, precise execution to a tough spot on a big stage.








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July 12, 2016 6:00 am

Notes from the Field: The Futures Game: US Roster

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Wilson Karaman

Notes on every player from the US Roster

The U.S. fielded a deep team bursting with top-end talent, including five of the top 18 prospects in our mid-season update, and for most of the game it looked like they were well poised to ride solid pitching and Alex Bregman’s awesomeness to glorious victory before the wheels fell off late.

Here are notes on each player who performed for the Stars and Stripes on Sunday. For reports on the triumphant World Team roster, Chris Crawford covered them bases yesterday.

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July 11, 2016 6:00 am

Notes from the Field: The Futures Game: World Roster

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Christopher Crawford

Notes on every player from the World roster.

On paper, the World Team looked inferior to team USA in terms of quality and quantity. Paper is stupid and outdated which is why we have computers and digital cameras. The World Team dominated the stars and stripes by a score of 11-3, and they looked darn good in the process.

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July 6, 2016 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: Futures Game Preview: U.S. Team

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Ben Carsley

A look at the fantasy outlooks of the prospects on the domestic side of this month's contest.

Dynasty Dynamics: Team USA Futures Game Breakdown

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July 6, 2016 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: Futures Game Preview: World Team

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J.P. Breen

Eloy Jimenez, Yoan Moncada, and Jorge Mateo are among the players on the squad who might be future fantasy studs.

The BP Prospect Staff released scouting reports of the U.S. and World rosters for the upcoming Futures Game. Read them. Get to know them. Love them. That’s where you can find the real meat and potatoes of this dish. I am looking to translate those scouting reports into a usable fantasy context.

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Meet the propsects who'll represent the United States in the contest at Petco Park next month.

The minors may be down, but they’re not empty. There are 11 days left until the biggest single prospect stage of the season and here’s a look at the roster the USA will trot out there in San Diego on All Star Futures Game Sunday.

The Hitters:

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Willy Adames, Eloy Jimenez, and Jorge Mateo are among the headliners on the international squad this year.

The minors may be down, but they’re not empty. There are 11 days left until the biggest single prospect stage of the season and here’s a look at the roster the World will trot out there in San Diego on All Star Futures Game Sunday.

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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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