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04-15

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Dynasty Dynamics: NL Central U25 Lists
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

03-26

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8

My Model Portfolio: A Loaded Outfield
by
Paul Sporer

03-25

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The Darkhorses: ERA
by
BP Fantasy Staff

02-25

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43

Fantasy Tier Rankings: Starting Pitchers
by
Paul Sporer

02-24

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12

Fantasy Players to Target: Starting Pitchers
by
BP Fantasy Staff

02-05

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7

Fantasy Team Preview: Pittsburgh Pirates
by
Paul Sporer

12-27

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1

Sporer Report: Top 20 Risers
by
Paul Sporer

10-29

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8

Fantasy Freestyle: Sifting Through Second-Half FIPs
by
Bret Sayre

10-24

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10

Fantasy Freestyle: Ten Could-Be Fantasy Aces for 2014
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Bret Sayre

10-10

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30

Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game Five Recap: Cardinals 6, Pirates 1
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R.J. Anderson

10-09

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game Five Preview: Pirates at Cardinals
by
Ben Carsley

10-04

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game Two Recap: Pirates 7, Cardinals 1
by
R.J. Anderson

10-04

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game Two Preview: Pirates vs. Cardinals
by
Ben Carsley

09-20

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4

What You Need to Know: A Couple of Clinchers
by
Daniel Rathman

09-10

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What You Need to Know: The Pirates Make it Official
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Daniel Rathman

09-04

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BP Unfiltered: Gerrit Cole, New Owner of an Adequate Strikeout Rate
by
Ben Lindbergh

08-08

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What You Need to Know: Harvey's First Shutout
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Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

06-28

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Raising Aces: A Look at Rooks Gerrit Cole and Zack Wheeler
by
Doug Thorburn

06-11

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22

The Stash List: Wilpocalypse Now?
by
Bret Sayre

06-11

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7

The Call-Up: Gerrit Cole
by
Mark Anderson and Paul Sporer

06-11

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9

Baseball ProGUESTus: Does Declining to Sign Pay Off for Draftees?
by
Dustin Palmateer

06-05

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Free Agent Watch: National League, Week 10
by
Josh Shepardson

05-23

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Eyewitness Accounts: May 23, 2013
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BP Prospect Staff

04-01

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33

Top Tools: Best Pitches
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BP Prospect Staff

02-28

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Minor League Update: Games of February 27
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Jason Martinez

01-31

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Minor League Update: Potential Impact Rookies in 2013 (NL CENTRAL)
by
Jason Martinez

12-15

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BP Unfiltered: Daily Draft Video: Weekend Flashback (Cole vs Bell)
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Nick J. Faleris

10-12

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Raising Aces: Bush League: Gerrit Cole and Danny Hultzen
by
Doug Thorburn

08-01

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Rarified Air: The Top 10 Prospects in the Minors
by
Jason Parks

05-02

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Future Shock: Dylan Bundy and Future No. 1 Starters
by
Kevin Goldstein

03-28

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Future Shock: Minor League Player of the Year Picks
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Kevin Goldstein

03-02

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Prospectus Preview: NL Central 2012 Preseason Preview, Part II
by
Stephani Bee and Larry Granillo

12-16

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Future Shock: Pirates Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

03-14

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Scouting Gerrit Cole and Trevor Bauer
by
Jason Parks

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October 4, 2013 6:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game Two Preview: Pirates vs. Cardinals

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Ben Carsley

Facing a 1-0 hole, the Pirates ask their ace of the future to help them avoid three straight elimination games.

Pirates (Gerrit Cole) vs. Cardinals (Lance Lynn) – 1:00 p.m. EST
PECOTA Odds of Winning: Cardinals 50.6%. Pirates 49.4%


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September 20, 2013 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: A Couple of Clinchers

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Daniel Rathman

The Dodgers and Red Sox officially earn entrance to postseason play.

The Thursday Takeaway
It was a matter of when, not if. And yesterday, that matter—of the Dodgers and Red Sox becoming the first teams to secure their playoff berths—was resolved.


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September 10, 2013 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: The Pirates Make it Official

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Daniel Rathman

Gerrit Cole helps Pittsburgh seal win no. 82, Juan Uribe breaks out, Gio Gonzalez nearly no-hits the Mets, plus Andrelton Simmons and more.

The Monday Takeaway
Last Tuesday, Gerrit Cole helped the Pirates take the first step in their resurgence, contributing six innings of two-run ball toward a 4-3 victory that sealed at least a .500 team record. Then the Pirates lost four in a row, three of them to the first-place Cardinals. Six days after they earned that symbolic win, they were still stuck on 81.

Cole would have none of that on Monday night in Arlington, when he was asked to outduel Yu Darvish. His seven brilliant frames, authored in one of the league’s toughest venues, were one small step for the rookie pitcher, one giant leap for his franchise.


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It didn't take long for Pirates starter Gerrit Cole to start to miss more bats.

Before we saw Gerrit Cole pitch in the big leagues, the scouting reports all told a similar story. “Has yet to dominate despite three well above-average offerings,” Jason Parks wrote when ranking him as the Pirates’ top preseason prospect. “Still needs refinement to reach extreme ceiling.”

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August 8, 2013 6:24 am

What You Need to Know: Harvey's First Shutout

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Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

The Mets' ace improved his pacing and stamina to blank the Rockies on Wednesday night.

The Wednesday Takeaway
Matt Harvey has enjoyed a rather spectacular first year in the majors, but somehow, the Mets ace had never shut out a team before Wednesday night (though he did throw nine scoreless on May 7 in a game it took the Mets 10 innings to win). He emphatically ended that drought against the Rockies, puzzling hitters throughout nine innings as New York earned a 5-0 victory. Though the National League’s current strikeout leader didn’t put up his usually gaudy total in that category, fanning just six batters, this performance was a real gem.

The right-hander never looked uncomfortable as the Rockies struggled to muster anything offensively, failing to get a runner into scoring position until the ninth inning. Harvey can be excused for that, too, considering the only reason Charlie Blackmon got to second base was fielder’s indifference prior to the game’s final out. Needing to get that last batter to complete the shutout, Harvey forced Troy Tulowitzki to pop up to second base.


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June 28, 2013 7:10 am

Raising Aces: A Look at Rooks Gerrit Cole and Zack Wheeler

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Doug Thorburn

Analyzing the mechanics of two top pitching prospects who've recently arrived in the majors.

Two of the top pitching prospects in the minor leagues made their debuts this month, simultaneously relinquishing their prospect status while announcing their presence to the National League. Let's take a look at the opening acts of Gerrit Cole and Zack Wheeler, a pair of high-end draft picks who share a number of traits on the mound.

Gerrit Cole
Cole entered the season as the highest-rated pitching prospect in all the land, ranking no. 3 on the Baseball Prospectus top 101 prospects list and trailing only position players Jurickson Profar and Oscar Taveras. The lofty perch was par for the course for the right-hander, who was selected with the top pick in the historic pitcher draft of 2011.


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June 11, 2013 5:00 am

The Stash List: Wilpocalypse Now?

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Bret Sayre

Gerrit Cole starts on Tuesday. Zack Wheeler is coming up next week. What about Wil Myers? He leads off the eighth edition of the list.

The Rays and Wil Myers have become baseball's 2013 version of Jim Halpert and Pam Beasley. Will they or won't they? When will it happen? Why hasn't it happened yet? There are plenty of questions that we can't answer about the impending (or maybe less impeding than we thought) call-up of the next great Rays' prospect. However, what we can say with some reasonable certainty is what's been happening at the major-league level, purely from a baseball perspective, that is keeping Wil Myers in Triple-A. The Rays are six games over .500 at the moment, and four games out of first place in the AL East, so it isn't simply about the money, it's also about performance.

Heading into the season, it was widely assumed that Myers would hang down in Durham until the Rays deemed it financially appropriate for their long-term future to bring him up. And to make room for him, Kelly Johnson would head to a utility role with Ben Zobrist taking over full-time again at second base. But with an 802 OPS and 10 homers in 53 games, Johnson has made his statement to stay in the lineup—which moves the conversation over to the first-base position. Unfortunately for Myers, that's where James Loney is hitting .325 with seven homers this season. Instead of wondering what kind of sorcery is leading to his resurgence in Tampa, we'll just move on. This brings us to the final player who is getting in the way of the Wilpocalypse.

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June 11, 2013 5:00 am

The Call-Up: Gerrit Cole

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Mark Anderson and Paul Sporer

Our top-ranked preseason prospect makes his major league debut tonight.

The Situation: Pittsburgh left-hander Wandy Rodriguez is suffering from inflammation in his left forearm, causing him to miss a start and forcing the Pirates to look for a replacement in the rotation. Enter Gerrit Cole, the top-ranked pitching prospect on BP’s preseason rankings, who will make his major-league debut on Tuesday night in Pittsburgh.

Background: A first-round pick of the Yankees in 2008, Cole opted not to sign and instead honored his commitment to UCLA, where he topped the Bruins’ rotation for three years. In 2011, the Pirates made him the no. 1 overall pick in the draft and signed him with an $8 million bonus. The right-hander made his official pro debut in 2012, dominating High-A Bradenton through 13 starts. He allowed just 53 hits in 67 innings while striking out 69 batters en route to a 2.55 ERA. The Pirates pushed him to Double-A Altoona in the second half of last season, and he responded with a 2.90 ERA and over a strikeout per inning in 12 starts. After another promotion to Triple-A Indianapolis to start the 2013 season, Cole has posted a 2.91 ERA in 12 starts with just 44 hits allowed in 68 innings, though he has seen his strikeout rate dip to 6.2 whiffs per nine innings.

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It did for Mark Appel, but is he the norm?

Most of our writers didn't enter the world sporting an @baseballprospectus.com address; with a few exceptions, they started out somewhere else. In an effort to up your reading pleasure while tipping our caps to some of the most illuminating work being done elsewhere on the internet, we'll be yielding the stage once a week to the best and brightest baseball writers, researchers and thinkers from outside of the BP umbrella. If you'd like to nominate a guest contributor (including yourself), please drop us a line.

Dustin Palmateer once played division III junior college baseball, finishing with a career batting average below the Mendoza Line. He now writes about the game. You can reach him via email.

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June 5, 2013 5:00 am

Free Agent Watch: National League, Week 10

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Josh Shepardson

Back in the majors after a brief return to the minors, Anthony Rendon is among the senior-circuit players worth a look on your waiver wire this week.

Carlos Ruiz, C, Philadelphia Phillies
Ownership: ESPN: 4.6% Yahoo!: 9% CBS: 31%
2013 Stats: 5 R, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 1 SB, .235 AVG

Due to a 25-game suspension and a hamstring injury, Ruiz hasn't had much of an opportunity to demonstrate whether or not his 2012 power breakout is even remotely sustainable. He should have a chance soon, though. Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports that Ruiz hopes he'll be able to begin a rehab assignment next week, and then rejoin the Phillies on June 17.



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May 23, 2013 5:00 am

Eyewitness Accounts: May 23, 2013

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BP Prospect Staff

Putting eyes on Miguel Almonte, Branden Kline, Tyler Anderson, Burch Smith, Gerrit Cole, Josh Hader, Allen Webster, and Chris Martin.

(If you missed our introduction: A primer on these eyewitness reports)

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The best of each pitch thrown in the minors today.

Fastball

Top Fastball in the Minor Leagues: Yordano Ventura (Kansas City Royals)

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