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March 20, 2008 12:00 am

Lies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Takes on Catching Prospects

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Nate Silver

With some new features, PECOTA's better-prepared than ever to tell you where Matt Wieters ranks among promising backstops.

I've kept you all waiting so long for the PECOTA Takes on Prospects series that I'm going to eschew any lengthy philosophical discussions. Instead, let me quickly tick off the new features that should make these rankings more accurate-or at least less inaccurate-than ever before:

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March 5, 2008 12:00 am

Fantasy Beat: The Infielders

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Marc Normandin

From behind the plate to around the horn, the top ten fantasy picks.

For those who missed last week's outfield rankings, the explanation of how these lists were created can be found there. With five positions to cover this time around, this is a meaty piece, so it's time to dive right in.

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March 2, 2008 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: NL Central NRI Review

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Christina Kahrl

Which non-roster players have a shot at sticking this Spring?

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January 28, 2008 12:00 am

Future Shock: Astros Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

The worst farm system in baseball has no top-tier talent, but plenty of older prospects.

Five-Star Prospects
None
Four-Star Prospects
1. J.R. Towles, C
Three-Star Prospects
2. Felipe Paulino, RHP
3. Bud Norris, RHP
Two-Star Prospects
4. Brad James, RHP
5. Josh Flores, OF
6. Chad Reineke, RHP
7. Mitch Einertson, OF
8. Eli Iorg, OF
9. Jordan Parraz, OF
10. Sergio Perez, RHP
11. Collin DeLome, OF
















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October 12, 2007 12:00 am

Lies, Damned Lies: Offseason Plans, NL Central

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Nate Silver

The weakest sister among the six divisions offers plenty of courses of action.

This is the second of a six-part preview of the impending off-season; we have crossed the Chicago River and will be covering the NL Central today. You can read the first part, covering the AL Central, here.

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November 30, 2006 12:00 am

Future Shock: Houston Astros Top Ten Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

Hunter Pence received a lot of attention for his performance in the Arizona Fall League. Did he do enough to impress Kevin?

Excellent Prospects
None
Very Good Prospects
1. Jason Hirsh, RHP
2. Hunter Pence, OF
3. Troy Patton, LHP
Good Prospects
4. Jimmy Barthmaier, RHP
5. Max Sapp, C
6. J.R. Towles, C
7. Matt Albers, RHP
Average Prospects
8. Juan Gutierrez, RHP
9. Felipe Paulino, RHP
10. Brian Bogusevic, LHP















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