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04-17

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8

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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23

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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68

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

02-14

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29

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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5

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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62

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

11-10

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60

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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21

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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5

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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The hit-and-run is much maligned as a small-ball tactic, but it's a surprisingly successful strategy.

In this game you never know enough.”—Dale Mitchell

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December 16, 2011 3:56 am

Future Shock: Pirates Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

Pittsburgh is rolling in the deep in pitching potential.

Previous Rankings: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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December 13, 2011 3:00 am

Future Shock: San Diego Padres Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

The Padres are the rare team with a very deep farm but no star-level talent.

Previous Rankings: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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November 3, 2011 10:21 pm

Future Shock: Twins Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

It was a miserable year for Minnesota's big-league club, and things aren't much happier for reinforcements down on the farm.

Previous Rankings: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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While you will burn your neck and suffer heat stroke watching prospects develop in the Arizona League, there is a small oasis of potential stars that makes the pilgrimage worth it.

It’s hard to sell complex league baseball to the masses: The talent is immature, the names are merely names, the jerseys are often vague and free of personal identification, the environment is isolated and empty, and the theater of the event is off-off-off-off Broadway. But I’m going to give it a try.

What will it take to get you to walk away with a piece of Arizona League baseball in your hand? Financing is available for those who qualify, and if you wilt under the weight of my smile, I might be able to throw in a refrigerator magnet, or a flavored lolly for the little ones. Let me know if I can be of any assistance. I think you would look great with some AZL action in your life. It makes you attractive to the sex of your choosing. Don’t be shy. Here at Baseball Prospectus, we offer the best package. Don’t be fooled. You can’t match our guarantees. Look around, and let me know if you have any questions. My door is as open as my saccharine smile. Let’s make a deal.

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When looking for an infielder or outfielder, what do scouts look for in terms of body, skills, and glove work?

It’s not easy to evaluate defensive tools, especially at the amateur ranks or the lower levels of professional baseball. Good defense is a product of sound fundamentals established through instruction [read: proper instruction], raw physical ability, and refinement through repetition. It takes time to put the total defensive package together, assuming a competent package is even possible. This is what I want to do: I want to look at each position, break down the specific physical attributes that are necessary to excel at each position, and look at the process of projecting those attributes. In part two (you knew that was coming), I want focus on catchers and game-calling, something that I think is one of the most misunderstood and undervalued aspects of the game.

First Base: First base is, first and foremost, an offensive position. The modern game suggests if the bat is above average, the value provided by the glove is gravy. While I agree with the offensive weight attached to the position, I’m of the belief that good defense at first base is more than just gravy, and trust me, I love gravy.

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February 25, 2011 6:06 pm

Future Shock: Philadelphia Phillies Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

You want ceiling? We got your ceilings right here.

Previous Rankings: 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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February 22, 2011 9:29 am

Future Shock: Tampa Bay Rays Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

The pipeline of talent keeps flowing with the always-impressive Rays system.

Previous Rankings: 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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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 14, 2011 10:55 am

Future Shock: San Francisco Giants Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

It's not good, but then again, the team also did just win a ring.

Previous Rankings: 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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February 3, 2011 10:22 am

Future Shock: Texas Rangers Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

One of the best systems in the game has dropped due to a combination of graduations, trades, and disappointments, but there's still plenty of young talent to dream on.

Previous Rankings: 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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More baseball remembrances from the erstwhile Boston Red Sox ace.

Bill Monbouquette is as old-school as they get. The 74-year-old “Monbo” spent 50 years in the game — 11 as a big-league right-hander and many more as a pitching coach — and few have been more hard-nosed. Three years after being diagnosed with leukemia, he remains every bit as feisty.

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