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April 18, 2014 6:11 am

Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, April 17

6

Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Rockies third baseman Ryan McMahon.


Mac Williamson, OF, Giants (San Jose, A+): 2-4, 3 R, 2B, HR. We know Williamson has power. The question is whether he will hit. There’s some serious swing-and-miss to his game, but thus far in a repeat of the California League, he’s controlling the strike zone better than he did last year.

Zoilo Almonte, OF, Yankees (SWB, AAA): 2-4, 2 R, 2 HR, K. I’m almost afraid to mention Almonte because I talked about him a lot this winter, but a pair of home runs is a day worthy of any update. With the injuries the Yankees have already put up with, Almonte is just a pulled hamstring or tweaked quad away from being called on for big-league duty.


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March 7, 2014 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 6

2

Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out in Cactus and Grapefruit League play, including Athletics shortstop Addison Russell.

A huge storm that made its way across the state of Florida on Thursday afternoon cancelled about half of the action in the Grapefruit League, but there’s still plenty for us to talk about.

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March 4, 2014 6:00 am

The Top 101 Fantasy Prospects of 2014

25

Bret Sayre

Aaron Sanchez leads off the second half of the list.

The following is an excerpt from the upcoming Baseball Prospectus Futures Guide 2014, our second-annual prospect book, which will collect all of BP's offseason prospect content (plus exclusive prospect and fantasy offerings) in book and e-book form. Here's a look at last year's book; expect an even more meaty offering this time around.

To read part one of this list, published yesterday, click here.


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February 13, 2014 6:00 am

Get to Know: Third Base Prospects

15

Craig Goldstein

A look the fantasy contributions you can expect when prospects like Kris Bryant, Nick Castellanos, and Miguel Sano reach the majors.

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Mookie Betts, Travis d'Arnaud, and Jorge Soler are among those who came off the board between picks 29 and 56.

In the first episode of the BP Mock Expert Draft, we went over the backstory and parameters of this draft, so there’s no need to rehash that here. Plus I know you’re all just going to skip past the intro anyway to see who else got picked and when. Sometimes you just have to give the people what they want.

So, without any further ado, here are the next two rounds (three and four) of the Baseball Prospectus Expert Mock Prospect Draft with analysis from the participants themselves:

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A look back at the teenage and college years of top prospects including Dylan Bundy, Jackie Bradley Jr., and Aaron Sanchez.

As part of Perfect Game's partnership with Baseball Prospectus, David Rawnsley, Todd Gold and Patrick Ebert will be conducting a “Before They Were Pros” series, providing scouting reports on some of the top prospects in baseball from when they were in high school attending PG events. This six-part series (one for each division in MLB) will appear once Baseball Prospectus has provided their own detailed scouting reports of the top prospects, team-by-team, as part of their “Prospects Will Break Your Heart” series.

With the AL West and AL Central behind us, we continue by looking at select top prospects from American League East teams. Be sure to read Baseball Prospectus' features on each of these five teams:
Blue Jays | Orioles | Yankees | Rays | Red Sox


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September 4, 2013 6:00 am

Fantasy Fool's Gold: Third Basemen

3

Ben Carsley

A look at some hot-corner prospects who could be of interest to fantasy owners in future years.

If nothing else, our first edition of Fantasy Fool’s Gold last week can serve as a case study of how shallow the first base and catcher positions are in terms of budding fantasy talent.

Thankfully, third base is not so fallow.

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Why Cubs fans need to exercise a bit of caution with Anthony Rizzo, and notes on 35 more prospects.

Anthony Rizzo, 1B, Cubs (Triple-A Iowa): 2-for-3, 2 HR (7), 2 R, 3 RBI, BB.

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Will the Red Sox be sporting a bevvy of top prospects next year, or will they be derailed by beer and fried chicken?

Prospect #1: 3B Will Middlebrooks
Background with Player: My eyes; industry sources.
Who: Middlebrooks, a fifth-round selection in the 2007 draft, has slowly worked his way up the professional ladder. Thanks to trades and general attrition, he has become the de facto top prospect in the system. His ceiling isn’t going to bewilder people with its towering presence, but his floor is high and steady; the end results should be at least a solid-average player for a decade.

The 23-year-old Texan is quite skilled with the leather at third; he has good actions and instincts to go along with a very strong arm. At the plate, the hit tool is fringy and batting average will be a challenge at the highest level, but the developing power is legit and will eventually grade out as a plus tool. Middlebrooks has a good baseball face and the grit of a scrawny utility type, only in the package of an athletic 6-foot-4, 200-pound first-division type.



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February 14, 2012 3:00 am

Future Shock: Boston Red Sox Top 11 Prospects

24

Kevin Goldstein

With lots of player movement over the past year, the Sox no longer boast many star-level prospects but have plenty of depth

Previous Rankings: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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