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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
by
Bret Sayre

04-01

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46

The Stash List: Week One
by
Bret Sayre

01-30

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

01-30

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14

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 Second Basemen
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Bret Sayre

01-27

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Top 101 Prospects
by
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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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
by
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
by
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
by
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
by
Jason Parks

05-30

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Future Shock: Blocked Prospects
by
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
by
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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March 21, 2013 5:00 am

Top Tools: Best Hit/Power

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BP Prospect Staff

The minor leagues' best hitters for average and power.

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Top Hitter in the Minor Leagues: Oscar Taveras (St. Louis Cardinals)

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How many game could a team of all rookies win? Think about it for a minute, pick a number, and then read on.

One of the chapters I wrote for Extra Innings was about the ways that perennial losers like the Pirates and Royals get broken, and how they might eventually go about getting fixed. “Getting younger” is sometimes seen as a solution, and often it’s at least a step along the way. But early on in the chapter, I noted that youth isn’t always an immediate answer, writing, “All else being equal, a younger team is preferable to an older one, since younger players generally cost less and offer more room for improvement, but a roster composed of players who haven’t yet hit their primes is at least as unlikely to succeed as a team of players who’ve left their primes behind.” Comparing the average ages of teams that finished above or below .500, or that won or lost over 100 games, I concluded, “Too little inexperience can be even more toxic to a team than too much experience.”

It’s easy to explain why many young teams lose a lot of games: they’re learning on the job, with few players in their prime and a limited supply of highly touted and/or major-league-ready rookies. But for a few minutes, let’s ignore the way the real world works and imagine a young team too talented to occur in nature. If we could form an entire team for 2013 out of rookie-eligible players from any organization, which rookies would we pick? And armed with only the best young players in baseball, how many games would our all-rookie roster win?

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Baseball's best prospects in 2013.

Previous Rankings: 20122011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007

2013 Top 101 Prospects Breakdown by Position, Organization, and Age: Link

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February 19, 2013 5:00 am

Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Texas Rangers Top 10 Prospects

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Jason Parks

Immense upside and considerable risk give the Rangers one of the best, albeit one of the most boom-or-bust, systems in the game.

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Ten American League Prospects Who Could Start the Season In the Majors

With the new year upon us, we can now officially say that Spring Training starts 'next month'. The Spring Training version of the Minor League Update will be highly-focused on prospects who are getting a chance to showcase their talents in big league games and have a pretty decent shot at making a 25-man roster.

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Notes on prospects who are having their struggles at the plate in the Caribbean Winter Leagues.

There were no games on Monday night, so to change things up a bit, I'll take some time to let you know which notable position player prospects are struggling at the plate in the Caribbean Winter Leagues. None of these guys are going to be released by their organization because they're hitting under .200 in December, but there has to be at least a little concern that one of their top minor leaguers isn't hitting in a league devoid of many top pitching prospects. Sure, there are some crafty veterans in these leagues that can be tough on an inexperienced hitter. And many of these young prospects have been playing in games for ten months straight. Fatigue has likely set in. However, there are just as many prospects, if not more, excelling under the same circumstances and the same environment. 

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Which Dominican Winter League prospects should we expect to see making major contributions to big-league clubs next season?

Limited action again on the Caribbean Winter League schedules, so I'll take this time to tell you about the five Dominican Winter League prospects most likely to make an impact in the majors next season. No surprises here. These are pretty big names in the prospect world, and all but one spent time in the majors last season. All five maintain rookie status, however, and don't necessarily have clear paths to regular playing time in the majors. So how will this quintet make an impact?

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November 12, 2012 5:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of November 9-11

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Jason Martinez

Notes on players in the AFL, DWL, and PRBL.

Jurickson Profar was eight years old when future Licey teammate Jesus Colome made his major league debut in 2001 with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. More than 11 years later, Profar was directly responsible for the 34 year-old Colome winning his first game of the 2012 DWL season. Details below ...

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September 12, 2012 5:00 am

The Platoon Advantage: The Year of Everything But the Shortstop

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Bill Parker

Why are shortstops so bad this year, and does it mean anything for the future?

We know that positional strength comes and goes in cycles, like most other things in life. The early and mid-90s were great for first basemen and elite starting pitchers, the late 90s and early aughts for shortstops. The time since then has mostly been dominated by Albert Pujols, but it’s been pretty excellent for outfielders and second basemen, too. We can debate those classifications, I suppose, but you get the idea.

Over the last few years, though, I’d argue that the fates have shaken things out more or less evenly. In 2010, the MLB top 20 position players by WARP included at least one of every position but catcher (Joe Mauer came in at 22); in 2011, the top 12 had one at every position. The top 20 for 2012 includes 11 outfielders, three third basemen, three catchers, two second basemen, and, shockingly, just one first baseman. I’m pretty sure that each of the last three seasons has been branded the Year of the Pitcher at one point or another, but I’m not sure that’s totally justified, either; there are great pitchers, of course, but not so many or so dominant that they seem to dominate the sport.

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September 4, 2012 5:00 am

Transaction Analysis: October on Their Minds

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R.J. Anderson

Teams make a flurry of smallish moves designed to get to or capitalize on a postseason run.

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Ben and Sam discuss the significance of a potential big-league promotion for Jurickson Profar and investigate the link between Johan Santana's no-hitter and his subsequent struggles.

Ben and Sam discuss the significance of a potential big-league promotion for Jurickson Profar and investigate the link between Johan Santana's no-hitter and his subsequent struggles.

Effectively Wild Episode 20: "Elephant"

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Jason tries his hand at his own top prospect list, with rankings and commentary.

It’s not that I’m against prospect rankings; it’s just that they’re not my bag. I stand in awe of those who excel at the process of these classifications, as it takes a balanced approach, one measured against the overall subjectivity of the operation. You have to look at the tools and projection, but you also have to respect and appreciate game production, with each prognosticator assigning their own weight to each variable. National writers like Kevin Goldstein, Keith Law, and Jim Callis have established their bones in this particular brand of prognostication, and I always look forward to their lists.

Last week, a Twitter question coerced me to suggest that Jurickson Profar is the top prospect in the minors, a comment that soon prompted a series of follow-up questions about the prospects who would round out my top five. I never intended to execute a formal ranking, mostly because I like to assign tools and projection more weight than I probably should, and once I fall in love with a prospect, I’m hitched for the long haul. I’m a hypocrite: I try to be as objective as possible when scouting a player, but I struggle to remove the thorns of love when it comes to ranking players against each other. Francisco Lindor was going to be in my top 10 regardless of what he did on the field in 2012. I really like Francisco Lindor, and it’s my article, and that’s my approach. Admittedly, it’s not the best approach. But I’m honest about my intentions, and I did try my best to make this more than just a prospect popularity context. As requested, here are the top 10 players in the minors, with detailed write-ups of the top five.

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