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BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 3-4
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Bret Sayre

01-15

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Get to Know: Catcher Prospects
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Ben Carsley

02-26

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BP Unfiltered: Top 101 Prospects of 2013, Sliced and Diced
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Rob McQuown

11-05

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Minor League Update: Games of November 2-4
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Jason Martinez

06-18

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Future Shock: Monday Morning Ten Pack
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Kevin Goldstein

04-06

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Future Shock: Surprising Minor League Assignments
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Kevin Goldstein

03-08

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Future Shock: Yankees Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

02-21

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: What Could Go Wrong in 2012: New York Yankees
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Jason Parks

02-18

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Future Shock: New York Yankees Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

02-24

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Camp Battles: NL East
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Christina Kahrl

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Future Shock: Yankees Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

06-23

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The Latin Talent Market
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Kiley McDaniel

06-08

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The Latin Talent Market
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Kiley McDaniel

05-27

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The Latin Talent Market
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Kiley McDaniel

03-27

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Schrodinger's Bat: Reminiscing with SFR
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Dan Fox

02-08

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UTK Wrap: Swinging Back into Action
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Will Carroll

11-29

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Future Shock: Yankees Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

04-12

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Transaction of the Day: Roster Reviews of the Easts
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Christina Kahrl

04-05

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Transaction of the Day: Roster Review of the Centrals
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Christina Kahrl

01-29

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Future Shock: New York Yankees Top Ten Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

11-14

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Transaction of the Day: Major Moves, November 8-13, 2006
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Christina Kahrl

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Transaction Analysis: May 24-June 12, 2005
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Christina Kahrl

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Transaction Analysis: March 29-April 4, 2005
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Christina Kahrl

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Transaction of the Day: Alex Sanchez
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Christina Kahrl

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Transaction Analysis: July 15-19
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Christina Kahrl

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Transaction Analysis: March 31-April 5, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

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Transaction Analysis: The Easts
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Baseball Prospectus

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Internet Baseball Awards
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Ryan Wilkins

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Transaction Analysis: July 30-31
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Christina Kahrl

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Transaction Analysis: May 22-27, 2003
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Christina Kahrl

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Transaction Analysis: March 17-19, 2003
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Christina Kahrl

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Prospectus Feature: 2002 HACKING MASS Results: All Players, By Name
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Baseball Prospectus

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Projected 1998 National League Standings
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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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January 15, 2014 6:00 am

Get to Know: Catcher Prospects

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Ben Carsley

A look at the young backstops working their way through the pipeline and what they might one day bring to your fantasy squad.

Ah, catching prospects. The sirens of the fantasy prospecting world. One look at those among the current crop of backstops who qualify as “fantasy relevant” will make any owner yearn for more talent and a deeper pool of names, which makes these minor leaguers even more attractive. After all, the average triple-slash line for all catchers in the majors was .245/.310/.344. How hard can it be for the next wave of catchers to top that?

The answer, of course, is very hard. The path to MLB catching stardom is fraught with more perils than the trek to any other position, and patience, above all else, is a virtue when courting young catching talent. Fast movers like Buster Posey are extreme outliers. Good overall players like Mike Zunino get overrated in fantasy circles. And offense-first names like Jesus Montero see their deficiencies ignored as we instead focus on the potential for future excellence.

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The Baseball Prospectus 2013 Top 101 Prospects, by Position, by Organization, and by Age

Yesterday, Jason Parks and the Baseball Prospectus prospect crew released our Top 101 Prospects of 2013, also newly available in printed form in the now-shipping Baseball Prospectus 2013 annual. The festivities were wild and raucous for all, perhaps tempered slightly for fans of the Chicago White Sox. Here is the Top 101 list displayed by position, by organization, and by prospect age. Enjoy!

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November 5, 2012 5:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of November 2-4

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Jason Martinez

Updates on 12 players from the Arizona Fall League, including the Rising Stars game, and the Dominican/Venezuelan Leagues.

If you haven't heard, Reds prospect Billy Hamilton is the fastest man in baseball. He broke the minor league single-season record of 145 stolen bases, set in 1983 by Vince Coleman, and finished the season with 155 steals between Hi-A Bakersfield and Double-A Pensacola. The 22 year-old Hamilton, who was recently moved from shortstop to center field, was easily the most exciting player in Saturday's Rising Stars game. When you start a game like this - leadoff walk, steal 2nd, steal 3rd, score later in the inning - it tends to cause a lot of excitement in the ballpark. Baseball fans, not to mention Fantasy Baseball players, love the stolen base almost as much as the home run. More excitement ensued later in the game when Hamilton bunted for a base hit. Unfortunately, one of the most disappointing moments of the game also occurred during that same play. A two-base throwing error meant that he couldn't steal second and third again. I'm pretty sure I wasn't the only one yelling, "Stay at first! Stay at first!"

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June 18, 2012 1:55 pm

Future Shock: Monday Morning Ten Pack

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Kevin Goldstein

Gary Sanchez improves both at and behind the plate, Martin Perez continues to be a mystery, and Shelby Miller goes backwards.

Daniel Corcino, RHP, Reds (at Double-A Pensacola)
Corcino draws too many easy comps to Johnny Cueto, as he's short, thick, Dominican, a Red, and has a big arm. But let's talk about him on his own merits, which include eight no-hit innings on Saturday to lower his ERA to 3.34 in 13 Double-A starts. Corcino's best pitch is a fastball that ranges from 92-95 mph, and both his slider and changeup are at least average pitches. There's considerable effort to his delivery, which leads to some control issues, and when he has problems with his location, he tends to miss up. He's a potential No. 3 starter with some refinements, and the 21-year-old has already made plenty of improvements this year.


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April 6, 2012 11:15 am

Future Shock: Surprising Minor League Assignments

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Kevin Goldstein

Of the notable prospects who didn't start the year in the majors, who got jumped ahead and who got left behind?

With Opening Day upon us, roster decisions have been made, and while most players continue to take the standard route up the minor league ladder, there are plenty of prospects either making a double jump, or being left behind to repeat a level. Last week's player of the year watch had three teenagers-- Rangers shortstop Jurickson Profar, Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras and Seattle righty Taijuan Walker--who are all beginning the year in Double-A; here are ten more players beginning the year somewhere other than where many expected.

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March 8, 2012 3:00 am

Future Shock: Yankees Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

Despite losing last year's clear #1 prospect in a trade, the Yankee system still has some young talent to boast about.

Previous Rankings: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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Parks dishes pessimism on Gary Sanchez, Mason Williams, and more.

Prospect #1: C Gary Sanchez
Background with Player: My eyes; industry sources.
Who: Sanchez, who was signed out of the Dominican Republic for a cool $3 million, is one of the most promising offensive prospects in the minors. He has precocious in-game power, a projectable and playable hit tool, and a game plan at the plate that goes beyond “grip the bat and swing as hard as possible.” Sanchez was only 18 years old when he made his full-season debut in 2011, but he managed to slug .485 against much older competition in the prospect-heavy Sally League. His work behind the plate wasn’t as attractive, and there are already whispers of a future position switch. The arm is plenty strong and the necessary athleticism is present to handle the physical demands of the position, but his receiving ability is immature and will require years of additional development. The catch here is that Sanchez’s bat is setting an accelerated timetable that his glove development won’t be able to match strides with.

What Could Go Wrong in 2012: Sanchez is a hitter who seems to see the ball very well; he tracks and diagnoses pitches like a much more experienced player. In High-A, the young right-hander will no doubt face a more advanced secondary sequence, and despite the good pitch-recognition skills, the characteristics of his swing could limit his ability to make contact against such offerings. Like most power hitters, Sanchez has a leveraged swing with length and loft, making him susceptible to inner-half velocity and off-speed stuff that will require barrel manipulation to stay on. Sanchez has a good feel for hitting, but I don’t think the hit tool can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the power, which should end up as an easy 70 on the 20/80 scale, and possibly a legit 80 at the top of his developmental arc. The explosion that occurs on contact is loud and violent and sexy and people will pay money to see it and the skies will turn red with the blood of his enemies, but the hitchy trigger and the lengthy path to the ball make exploitation possible. However, it should be noted that Sanchez’s offensive game doesn’t have the glaring weaknesses that scar the faces of most prospects his age. This is a minor nitpick. Sanchez could be very special at the plate. I want to have a son and name him Gary.



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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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February 24, 2010 6:22 am

Camp Battles: NL East

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Christina Kahrl

Some of the choices involved are generating noise, while others are merely noisome.

It's now time to turn to the National League's camp battles-and to perhaps also turn a Nelsonian blind eye to a good argument for why some of these combats are less significant than others-starting with the NL East. What's really at stake as opposed to effectively already set in stone?

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December 22, 2009 5:10 am

Future Shock: Yankees Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

Depth behind the plate, paying attention to south of the border and South America, and quite possibly the best hitting prospect in the land.

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June 23, 2009 11:59 am

The Latin Talent Market

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Kiley McDaniel

Some of what the mill cranks out proves to be true, but other stuff not so much as we near the July 2 signing window.

The Video Notebook

Now that I've presented 25 scouting reports for July 2nd prospects (here and here) along with videos of the top players (all of them which you'll find here), you may be wondering what I have to left write about, with all of the crucial information already written and still 10 more days until players can sign. First, the ranking of players is always changing, though I'm not going to edit that list just yet. If there's one thing I can tell you about this market, it's that something is always happening. Every call I make not only yields solid information and teaches me something new, but there's at least one off-the-wall item mentioned as well. Maybe it's a function of a maturing market where everyone isn't on the same page yet, or perhaps there's just more to be made from misinformation in a free market. Probably both, and some other factors, but rest assured, I have more than enough material. The trick is to figure out what is most legitimate, and of that, what is most important. I've been working the phones as the signing period nears, so here is your information dump, notebook-style.

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