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05-13

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29

Dynasty Dynamics: The U25 Top 150, Part One
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

04-29

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4

Overthinking It: Three National Leaguers in the News
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Ben Lindbergh

02-10

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Perfect Game Presents: Before They Were Pros: NL Central
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Patrick Ebert, Todd Gold and David Rawnsley

02-07

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Fantasy Team Preview: St. Louis Cardinals
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Mike Gianella

01-31

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11

Fantasy Players to Avoid: Second Basemen
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BP Fantasy Staff

01-30

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Get to Know: Second Base Prospects
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Craig Goldstein

01-29

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10

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Second Basemen
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Ben Carsley

01-28

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18

BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 3-4
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Bret Sayre

01-27

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13

State of the Position: Second Basemen
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Paul Sporer

12-16

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Transaction Analysis: Another Smart St. Louis Signing, Another Typical Cleveland Closer
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Ben Lindbergh and Bret Sayre

12-13

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4

Fantasy Freestyle: Seven Hitting Prospects on the Rise
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Ben Carsley

08-20

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Hot Prospect Video
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Jason Cole

08-16

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The Call-Up: Kolten Wong
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Jason Cole and Bret Sayre

03-08

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Minor League Update: Games of March 7, 2013
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Jason Martinez

02-26

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BP Unfiltered: Top 101 Prospects of 2013, Sliced and Diced
by
Rob McQuown

02-01

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: St. Louis Cardinals Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

11-06

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Minor League Update: Games of November 5
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Jason Martinez

05-31

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: What Could Go Wrong in 2012: St. Louis Cardinals
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Jason Parks

02-10

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Future Shock: Cardinals Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

08-23

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: The Best of the Best
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Jason Parks

06-06

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Future Shock: The 2011 Mock Draft
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Kevin Goldstein

06-03

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Future Shock: Mock Draft: The Zero Issue
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Kevin Goldstein

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May 13, 2014 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: The U25 Top 150, Part One

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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

In the first installment of this series, Ben and Craig take you from Domingo Santana to Jonathan Schoop.

We’ve done it, Internet. We’ve compiled a Big List of Players just for you.

Craig and I have spent the past six weeks breaking down each division, forming individual top-30 U25 dynasty rankings and comparing those lists with some witty (read: tired) commentary in each installment. We’ve also been debating each list on TINO, with the help of Dear Leader Bret Sayre and Mauricio Rubio, and have fielded many questions and concerns on Twitter and via the comments section, too.

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April 29, 2014 11:40 am

Overthinking It: Three National Leaguers in the News

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Ben Lindbergh

Talking about today's most topical 21-year-old, 22-year-old, and 23-year-old: Bryce Harper, Gregory Polanco, and Kolten Wong.

Thoughts on three young National Leaguers in the news today, plus a bonus item about the Blue Jays:

Pittsburgh’s Gregory Polanco Promotion Watch
As Daniel Rathman pointed out in today’s What You Need to Know, the Pirates—whose shutout loss to St. Louis on Sunday dropped them to 10-16 and (now) nine games back in the NL Central—aren’t hitting. A big part of Pittsburgh’s problems at the plate has been the team’s lack of production from right field, where Travis Snider, trade chip Jose Tabata, and Josh Harrison (for one plate appearance) have combined for a .221/.289/.279 triple-slash line. As Dan also observed, the Pirates’ top healthy prospect, Gregory Polanco, plays right field for Triple-A Indianapolis, where he’s hitting .400/.460/.644. It doesn’t take Branch Rickey to connect the dots and conclude that the team’s greatest minor-league strength could be the solution to one of its major-league weaknesses.


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A look back at the high school and college days of top prospects like Javier Baez and Robert Stephenson.

As part of Perfect Game's partnership with Baseball Prospectus, David Rawnsley, Todd Gold and Patrick Ebert will be conducting a “Before They Were Pros” series, providing scouting reports on some of the top prospects in baseball from when they were in high school attending PG events. This six-part series (one for each division in MLB) will appear once Baseball Prospectus has provided their own detailed scouting reports of the top prospects, team-by-team, as part of their “Prospects Will Break Your Heart” series.

We continue by looking at select top prospects from National League Central teams. Be sure to read Baseball Prospectus' features on each of these five teams:

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February 7, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Team Preview: St. Louis Cardinals

6

Mike Gianella

The defending National League champs are replete with fantasy assets on both sides of the ball.

At the risk of pummeling home an obvious point, teams that advance to the World Series typically provide plenty of fantasy value across the board. The St. Louis Cardinals were no exception in 2013. Fifteen players provided double-digit Roto value in NL-only last year. Carlos Beltran left to join the New York Yankees, but with Matt Adams and Allen Craig already in the fold, Oscar Taveras waiting in the wings, and a handful of shrewd acquisitions, the Cards won’t miss a beat in 2014, and will once again be a good place for most of your fantasy shopping needs.

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January 31, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Players to Avoid: Second Basemen

11

BP Fantasy Staff

You might want to let someone else draft or buy these keystoners this spring.

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January 30, 2014 6:00 am

Get to Know: Second Base Prospects

11

Craig Goldstein

A look at the future contributors at the keystone, both for later this year and beyond.

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January 29, 2014 12:00 am

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Second Basemen

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Ben Carsley

Ranking the position based on how players are expected to perform between now and 2016.

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Mookie Betts, Travis d'Arnaud, and Jorge Soler are among those who came off the board between picks 29 and 56.

In the first episode of the BP Mock Expert Draft, we went over the backstory and parameters of this draft, so there’s no need to rehash that here. Plus I know you’re all just going to skip past the intro anyway to see who else got picked and when. Sometimes you just have to give the people what they want.

So, without any further ado, here are the next two rounds (three and four) of the Baseball Prospectus Expert Mock Prospect Draft with analysis from the participants themselves:

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January 27, 2014 6:00 am

State of the Position: Second Basemen

13

Paul Sporer

A breakdown of the current and future depth at the keystone and the optimal fantasy strategy for this year.

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The Cardinals add even more depth with Mark Ellis, the Indians make an Indians-esque signing with John Axford, and the Pirates bring back Clint Barmes.



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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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August 20, 2013 6:42 am

Hot Prospect Video

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Jason Cole

A chat with the Cardinals' recent call-up.

In an effort to shuffle and kick-start their lineup, the Cardinals recently purchased the contract of 22-year-old second baseman Kolten Wong from Triple-A Memphis. Wong, who ranked no. 34 on Baseball Prospectus’ mid-season top 50 prospects list, figures to slot in as the club’s primary second baseman against right-handed pitching. As a result, All-Star two-bagger Matt Carpenter has slid over to third base, with the scuffling David Freese moving to the bench.

Wong may ultimately see some action against left-handed pitching, though he wasn’t in the lineup against southpaw Travis Wood on Saturday. While the lefty swinging prospect hit .289 against his fellow southpaws in Triple-A this season, he did so with little punch (.383 SLG). On the other hand, Wong posted a robust .310/.386/.504 slash line against Triple-A right-handers.

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