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04-17

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Giving Difficult Plays Their Due
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Jon Bruschke

02-22

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28

Prospectus Preview: NL East 2012 Preseason Preview
by
Derek Carty and Michael Jong

02-14

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24

Future Shock: Boston Red Sox Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

02-07

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12

Future Shock: Atlanta Braves Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

01-26

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45

Future Shock: Blue Jays Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

01-24

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Painting the Black: New Rays and Double Plays
by
R.J. Anderson

01-19

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55

Future Shock: Indians Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

01-17

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48

Future Shock: Cincinnati Reds Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

01-16

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Future Shock: White Sox Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

01-06

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75

Future Shock: Athletics Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

01-04

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19

Future Shock: Rockies Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

01-03

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27

Future Shock: Miami Marlins Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

12-21

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36

Spinning Yarn: Hit-and-Run Success is No Accident
by
Mike Fast

12-16

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29

Future Shock: Pirates Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

12-13

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47

Future Shock: San Diego Padres Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

11-03

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37

Future Shock: Twins Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

07-19

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29

Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Caught Up in the Complex League
by
Jason Parks

05-19

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: U Got the Look: Fielders, Part I
by
Jason Parks

02-25

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38

Future Shock: Philadelphia Phillies Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

02-22

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38

Future Shock: Tampa Bay Rays Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

02-18

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Future Shock: New York Yankees Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

02-14

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Future Shock: San Francisco Giants Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

02-03

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39

Future Shock: Texas Rangers Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

02-01

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Prospectus Q&A: Bill Monbouquette, Part Two
by
David Laurila

01-13

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23

Future Shock: Detroit Tigers Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

01-11

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41

Future Shock: Oakland Athletics Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

01-04

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43

Future Shock: Los Angeles Dodgers Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

12-24

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19

Future Shock: Florida Marlins Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

12-21

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33

Future Shock: Milwaukee Brewers Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

12-14

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26

Future Shock: Houston Astros Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

12-03

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38

Future Shock: Chicago Cubs Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

11-24

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36

Future Shock: Washington Nationals Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

11-19

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Future Shock: Kansas City Royals Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

11-10

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Future Shock: Seattle Mariners Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

08-29

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Between The Numbers: The PITCHf/x Summit Quasi-Liveblog
by
Ben Lindbergh

08-13

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Prospectus Q&A: On Trammell and Whitaker
by
David Laurila

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: Deadline Day Outcomes in the NL
by
Christina Kahrl and Kevin Goldstein

07-28

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Manufactured Runs: Looking Farther Afield
by
Colin Wyers

07-21

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38

Transaction Action: ALtruisms
by
Christina Kahrl

04-09

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On the Beat: Friday Update
by
John Perrotto

03-07

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Prospectus Q&A: Chaz Scoggins
by
David Laurila

02-28

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30

Future Shock: Nationals Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

02-12

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42

Future Shock: Mets Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

02-10

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Prospectus Q&A: Bruce Seid
by
David Laurila

02-10

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23

Future Shock: Brewers Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

02-02

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17

Future Shock: Astros Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

01-29

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24

Future Shock: Rockies Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

01-26

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Prospectus Q&A: Terry Reynolds
by
David Laurila

01-26

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33

Future Shock: Reds Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

01-06

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Prospectus Q&A: Pedro Grifol
by
David Laurila

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February 22, 2012 3:00 am

Prospectus Preview: NL East 2012 Preseason Preview

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Derek Carty and Michael Jong

Roundtable discussion of the pressing questions facing the NL East teams as we approach the start of the season

1) After a disappointing sophomore campaign, what can we expect of Jason Heyward going forward?
MJ:
Jason Heyward had an injury-riddled sophomore season in Atlanta, but there is a lot to like about his chances at a rebound campaign in 2012. His offensive line was deflated by a .260 BABIP, but his peripherals were once again stellar. His 11.6 percent walk rate represented a regression from 2010 but cannot be considered poor, and his .162 ISO likewise dropped from the previous year but did not experience a precipitous fall.


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February 14, 2012 3:00 am

Future Shock: Boston Red Sox Top 11 Prospects

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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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February 7, 2012 3:00 am

Future Shock: Atlanta Braves Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

Atlanta's system has several high-caliber pitchers but few hitters to match their upside.

Previous Rankings: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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Smart drafting has helped Toronto to cultivate one of the best systems in the game.

Previous Rankings: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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January 24, 2012 3:00 am

Painting the Black: New Rays and Double Plays

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R.J. Anderson

A look at how Carlos Pena and Luke Scott compare to those they're replacing in Tampa Bay, Johnny Damon and Casey Kotchman

“Team identity” is a sugar pill of analytics. It sounds good but means nothing. When a team makes sweeping changes, said identity comes into question. Usually, the vague term is applied to an overall philosophy—is this team all pitching and defense, or do they live and die by the three-run home run sort of stuff. It can also apply to the complexion of the roster and the minutiae that comes with.

Over the past fortnight, the Rays have changed their team identity in at least one way. By adding Luke Scott and Carlos Pena, they have ensured new opening day starters at the positions furthest to the right on the defensive spectrum. The Rays have also tweaked the playing style at those positions. Neither Johnny Damon nor Casey Kotchman, the predecessors at the positions, offered a lot of power, but making a lot of contact can breed fanfare—to the point where many, Damon included, were disappointed to find the Rays pursuing upgrades at the positions.

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January 19, 2012 3:00 am

Future Shock: Indians Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

Big-league graduations have depleted the system and made it one of the biggest question marks in the game.

Previous Rankings: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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January 17, 2012 12:27 am

Future Shock: Cincinnati Reds Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

The Reds depleted their farm a bit for Mat Latos, but he contributes to one of the top under-25 lists in baseball

Previous Rankings: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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January 16, 2012 3:00 am

Future Shock: White Sox Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

There aren't a whole lot of nice things to say about this unhappy system.

Previous Rankings: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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January 6, 2012 3:00 am

Future Shock: Athletics Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

The deals Oakland has made this winter have replenished its farm system.

Previous Rankings: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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January 4, 2012 12:17 am

Future Shock: Rockies Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

The Rockies' farm system could soon help the team to get back into contention in the NL West.

Previous Rankings: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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January 3, 2012 5:00 am

Future Shock: Miami Marlins Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

The Marlins lack elite prospect talent outside of Christian Yelich

Previous Rankings: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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