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05-20

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The Stash List: Sixth Edition
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Bret Sayre

05-20

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Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 20: The One That Isn't About Jesus Montero
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Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and Mauricio Rubio

05-13

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17

The Stash List: Fifth Edition
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Bret Sayre

05-06

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27

The Stash List: Fourth Edition
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Bret Sayre

04-01

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46

The Stash List: Week One
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Bret Sayre

01-30

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Tale of the Tape: Jurickson Profar vs. Anthony Rendon
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Alex Kantecki

01-30

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14

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 Second Basemen
by
Bret Sayre

01-27

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Top 101 Prospects
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Jason Parks

12-13

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Fantasy Freestyle: Seven Hitting Prospects on the Rise
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Ben Carsley

11-21

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15

Fantasy Freestyle: The Fantasy Fallout of the Fielder-Kinsler Swap
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Bret Sayre

08-13

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12

The Stash List: Checking Back in on the Graduated Perch Dwellers
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Bret Sayre

04-16

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Checking in On: Shortstops, Part 1
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Jason Parks

03-21

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53

Top Tools: Best Hit/Power
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BP Prospect Staff

03-07

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22

Overthinking It: The All-Rookie Roster
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Ben Lindbergh

02-25

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118

Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Top 101 Prospects
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Jason Parks

02-19

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53

Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Texas Rangers Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

01-02

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13

Minor League Update: Ten AL Prospects Who Could Start the Season in the Majors
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Jason Martinez

12-11

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Minor League Update: Struggling Prospects of the Caribbean Winter Leagues
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Jason Martinez

12-04

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Minor League Update: The Five Dominican Winter League Prospects Most Likely to Make an Impact in the Majors in 2013
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Jason Martinez

11-12

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Minor League Update: Games of November 9-11
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Jason Martinez

09-12

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14

The Platoon Advantage: The Year of Everything But the Shortstop
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Bill Parker

09-04

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Transaction Analysis: October on Their Minds
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R.J. Anderson

08-14

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 20: Elephant
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-01

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

06-12

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Midseason Review: Boogie Nights Edition
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Jason Parks

05-30

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Future Shock: Blocked Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

05-14

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Future Shock: Monday Morning Ten Pack
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Kevin Goldstein

03-28

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

03-08

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Spring Training Diary, Days 8 and 9
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Jason Parks

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May 20, 2014 6:00 am

The Stash List: Sixth Edition

9

Bret Sayre

The Super Two cutoff isn't yet upon us, so Gregory Polanco retains his spot atop the list.

We’re rolling with a slightly different format this week, so instead of an introduction, we’re actually going to talk about those who graduated from last week’s list. Do you like this? RT for yes, fav for no.

The Graduates: Jaime Garcia (14), Derek Norris (15), Rafael Montero (19), Jennry Mejia (22)
We finally had some graduates this past week, clearing a few spots on the list for new names. Garcia looked pretty sharp (other than a few long balls) against the Braves, and I remain optimistic about him from a skill (not health) standpoint. Norris finally goes off the list as he started five games last week, with four of them coming against right-handed pitching. If he’s still unowned in your league, please rectify this immediately. Montero made his debut against the Yankees on Wednesday and looked good enough that Mike Gianella and I picked him up for our LABR team. That fact alone should cause you to sell him before he spontaneously combusts (yes, we’ve gone through more pitchers than Spinal Tap has drummers). And finally, Mejia seemed like the best option the Mets had to close games, and he’s doing just that—causing him to fall off the list for positive reasons.


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Bret and Mike take some deeper dives into important fantasy topics of the week.

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May 13, 2014 6:00 am

The Stash List: Fifth Edition

17

Bret Sayre

The wait for Gregory Polanco's debut continues.

No time to waste this week—instead we jump right into the list with the fervor and excitement of a Yasiel Puig bat flip. Yes, we’re going full Puig.

So without any further ado, here is The Stash List 5.0:

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May 6, 2014 6:00 am

The Stash List: Fourth Edition

27

Bret Sayre

Jurickson Profar makes his first appearance, but Gregory Polanco remains at the top.

The worst thing for a player who is performing at a high level in the minor leagues is to have a player (or players) ahead of him who is also getting the job done. This goes triple for position players, as a starting pitching prospect will force his way in there if his performance dictates that he deserves a job. If you look at the top names on this list (specifically the first five prospects), part of the reason why they are so prominently ranked is that they are significantly better from a talent perspective than what is ahead of them on the depth chart. Those five players, who are potentially going to be phased out, are (roughly) Travis Snider, Jon Jay, Luis Valbuena, Marc Krauss, and Cody Asche. Those are not impediments, they are placeholders.

The waters get much more murky when you have a player like Alexander Guerrero, who from a talent and performance standpoint should probably get a shot at major league playing time, but is behind Dee Gordon on the depth chart. Normally this wouldn’t be a huge obstacle, but Gordon (and his .385 on-base percentage) has been one of the best leadoff hitters in baseball this season. So while Guerrero ends up in the Honorable Mention section again because he would likely get the call in the event of a Gordon injury, that’s a much less likely outcome than a near replacement player playing like a near replacement level player.

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April 1, 2014 6:30 am

The Stash List: Week One

46

Bret Sayre

Javier Baez gets the nod atop the first edition of this year's list.

Welcome back to my focal column here at Baseball Prospectus, The Stash List. I know, you’ve missed it. But for the 2014 season, we’re starting right from Week 1 with a first look at who you should be spending valuable reserve slots on in your league. For those of you not familiar with this column and the types of players who are included/excluded from it, I will now throw it out to past Bret to explain from April of 2013:

The purpose of it is to rank the top 25 players who are not active contributors to fantasy teams for 2013 only. Again, it does not take into account future value, which would result in a very different order. This list will include four different types of players, with specific restrictions attached:

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January 30, 2014 6:00 am

Tale of the Tape: Jurickson Profar vs. Anthony Rendon

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Alex Kantecki

This week's showdown features a pair of young keystoners who recently topped their organizations' prospect lists.

For the second-base edition of “Tale of the Tape,” I was given a choice between Jason Kipnis vs. Dustin Pedroia, Neil Walker vs. Martin Prado, and Anthony Rendon vs. Jurickson Profar. As the title gives away, I chose set no. 3, Rendon and Profar—a pair of former no. 1 prospects with All-Star potential. More than two years separate the second basemen in age, but both will enter the year ready to compete in their first full major-league seasons. In BP’s positional rankings, Craig Goldstein lists Rendon at the back end of the three-star tier and Profar checks in a few keystones later inside the two-star group. Can the two-star player outshine the three-star favorite?

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To this point in their brief careers, Rendon and Profar have combined for fewer than 750 plate appearances, so small-sample-size goggles are required. As things stand, Rendon enjoys a comfortable .265-to-.231 lead, but Profar’s major-league clock also extends to a brief nine-game stint in 2012, when he struggled and hit .176. For what it’s worth, Profar out-hit Rendon with a .276 BA in four minor-league seasons, compared to Rendon’s .269 in two. We have obviously yet to see either player reach his full potential, but both have been graded with the tools to one day hit .300. Profar hasn’t adjusted as well to big-league pitching as Rendon, however, striking out 19.6 percent of the time (compared to about14 percent in the minors); Rendon’s strikeout rate is a cleaner 17.5 percent. And while both have fantastic contact rates, Rendon appears poised to hit for a better average in 2014. For Profar, the new season should help shed some light on his chances of fulfilling a grade-7 hit tool.


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January 30, 2014 6:00 am

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 Second Basemen

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Bret Sayre

A look at how the players at the keystone stack up for the long haul.

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Baseball's best prospects in 2014: The Process and the Prospects.

Previous Rankings: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007

2014 Top 101 Prospects Breakdown by Position, Organization, Age, and Tools: Link

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December 13, 2013 6:37 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Seven Hitting Prospects on the Rise

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Ben Carsley

These young bats have seen their near-term fantasy stocks improve over the last few weeks.

If you’ve been reading Baseball Prospectus’ outstanding Transaction Analysis series, you’ll know that the BP Fantasy team chimes in on every move as well. We think this is a great way to bring our fantasy readers information throughout the offseason, rather than flooding them with opinions come spring, and if we’re being honest, it’s just good fun, too.

Something we pride ourselves on is analyzing not only the players dealt or signed in a transaction, but on talking about every relevant player who might be impacted. You’d be surprised at just how often non-moving pieces are more deeply affected than their dynamic counterparts.

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November 21, 2013 4:02 am

Fantasy Freestyle: The Fantasy Fallout of the Fielder-Kinsler Swap

15

Bret Sayre

Covering all the fantasy angles of a swap whose impact goes well beyond the two traded players.

The fantasy impact of the Prince Fielder-Ian Kinsler trade go well beyond the two players involved, so we’re going to tackle its effects one-by-one and with lots of arrows. Who doesn’t love arrows? Let’s start with the Rangers’ side:

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August 13, 2013 8:57 am

The Stash List: Checking Back in on the Graduated Perch Dwellers

12

Bret Sayre

Bret reviews the rewards offered by the players who once topped these rankings, and then unveils this week's top 20.

First, let’s start with the sad news. There will only be one more Stash List left for 2013 after today, and it will run as scheduled next Tuesday. We’re getting to the point in the season where a lot of the skill in putting together this list is becoming overshadowed by short-term randomness, and the overall usefulness is coming close to running its natural course. But, we’re not there yet. So let’s party like this column will never end.

Since this idea was birthed back in April, the list has seen seven different players occupy the top spot. And now that we’re just about three-quarters of the way through the season, it seems like a good time to check back in on how those players are doing.

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Looking at the early-season performances at one of the minors' deepest positions.

While it’s premature to suggest the 2013 crop of minor-league shortstops will usher in a Golden Era for the position, the class of talent might be the deepest at the position we’ve seen in a long time. Heading into the season, 13 shortstops cracked the Baseball Prospectus 101, including seven within the top 35. Going even deeper, more than 25 shortstops were included on individual teams’ top 10 lists, with several more featured as “On the Rise” candidates for the season.  

Unlike in previous seasons, the current class is lousy with legitimacy, meaning the bulk of the crop has a good chance to remain at the position going forward. Just looking back a few seasons, some of the 101-worthy shortstop prospects included names likes Grant Green, and Wilmer Flores, and Christian Colon, and Miguel Sano, guys who aren’t what I would consider pure shortstops, or even worthy of the distinction “pure enough.”

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