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02-26

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Get to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

02-05

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12

BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 8-10
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Bret Sayre

08-30

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26

Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, August 29
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Zach Mortimer

06-03

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11

Minor League Update: Games of June 1-2
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Zach Mortimer

05-24

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10

Eyewitness Accounts: May 24, 2013
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BP Prospect Staff

04-29

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10

The Stash List: Seeing What You Want to See
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Bret Sayre

04-22

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: April 22
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BP Prospect Staff

02-26

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

12-02

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BP Unfiltered: Daily Draft Video: Weekend Flashback (Bradley vs Barnes)
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Nick J. Faleris

11-29

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Boston Red Sox Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

06-11

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Out of Left Field: Matt Barnes and Why We Never Learn
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Matthew Kory

05-10

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What Scouts Are Saying: Mixed Reviews
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Adam Sobsey, Bradley Ankrom and Kevin Goldstein

05-07

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27

Future Shock: Monday Morning Ten Pack
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Kevin Goldstein

04-19

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Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 18
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Kevin Goldstein

04-16

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Future Shock: Monday Morning Ten Pack
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Kevin Goldstein

02-23

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: What Could Go Wrong in 2012: Boston Red Sox
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Jason Parks

02-14

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Future Shock: Boston Red Sox Top 11 Prospects
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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

04-12

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Transaction Analysis: March 29-April 4, 2005
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Christina Kahrl

07-29

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Transaction Analysis: July 25-28
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Christina Kahrl

04-09

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Transaction Analysis: March 25-April 6, 2003
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Christina Kahrl

03-27

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Transaction Analysis: March 19-25, 2002
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Christina Kahrl

08-03

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Transaction Analysis: July 27-31
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Christina Kahrl

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February 26, 2014 6:00 am

Get to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects

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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

A rundown of the minor-league arms who could help your fantasy team in 2014 and beyond.

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Jonathan Schoop, Jake Odorizzi, and Domingo Santana are among the prospects who come off the board in picks 99-140.

It’s finally here—the end of the mock draft. If you want to see how the previous seven rounds went, check out the links below (the settings/setup are in the first installment):

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August 30, 2013 7:40 am

Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, August 29

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Zach Mortimer

The final MLU of the year has notes on 16 prospects, including Red Sox righty Matt Barnes and Pirates shortstop Alen Hanson.

“The Good”

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June 3, 2013 2:36 am

Minor League Update: Games of June 1-2

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Zach Mortimer

Alex Meyer and Javier Baez were among the prospects that stood out this past weekend.

Games of Saturday, June 1

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May 24, 2013 5:00 am

Eyewitness Accounts: May 24, 2013

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BP Prospect Staff

Putting eyes on Matt Barnes, Brandon Workman, Allen Webster, Duke Von Schamann, Erik Cordier, Duke Welker, Alex Meyer, and Alex Colome.

(If you missed our introduction: A primer on these eyewitness reports)

Direct Links to Individual Player Reports

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April 29, 2013 5:00 am

The Stash List: Seeing What You Want to See

10

Bret Sayre

Freshly promoted Rockie Nolan Arenado comes off the list, which welcomes Jhoulys Chacin and Cameron Maybin, among other newcomers.

One of the greatest things about baseball is that it provides a venue in which to be surprised by something new every day. And with that comes responsibility. Today, we live in a baseball age where there is so much information available—whether it’s statistical or visual. And, sure, we’ve gotten smarter about the game as we’ve had more available to us, but it’s on all of us to not let our pre-conceived notions dictate what we see on the field and in the box score.  

On Friday night, fellow BP Fantasy writer Mike Gianella and I attended a game between the Double-A affiliates of the Red Sox and Yankees in Trenton. I made the 75-minute trek down mostly to see two things: Xander Bogaerts hit and Matt Barnes pitch. We had a great time at the game, but as baseball is wont to do, the game showed us something we were not expecting to see. Even an act as simple as watching a minor-league game can end up staring down your expectations like Zack Greinke after hitting Carlos Quentin with a pitch. All you can do as an analyst or a fan is to take a step back and not just blindly charge the mound dripping with pre-conceived notions.

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April 22, 2013 5:00 am

Monday Morning Ten Pack: April 22

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BP Prospect Staff

Thoughts on prospects from the past seven days.

Cody Buckel, RHP, Rangers (Double-A Frisco)
Buckel’s start has included 16 walks in just six innings over three appearances. It’s early, but the extreme control issues are a troubling sign for a pitcher who issued only 48 free passes in 144 2/3 innings between the High- and Double-A levels last season. Buckel’s overall stuff has been fine; he touched 96 mph during a recent start in Frisco. But a number of scouts have been quick to point out the 20-year-old’s defeated body language on the mound. His mechanics have also been highly inconsistent, with one scout saying, “He’s making a lot of little adjustments on the mound, but every adjustment needs another adjustment.” If the control issues persist, it’ll be interesting to see if the Rangers eventually let Buckel work things out in the bullpen or move him to a more controlled environment in extended spring training. —Jason Cole

Matt Barnes, RHP, Red Sox (Double-A Portland)
The top pitching prospect in the organization got off to a rocky start in Double-A, lasting just 1 inning and 2 1/3 innings in his first two outings. But the right-hander rebounded nicely with six efficient innings, allowing five hits while striking out seven.  Barnes’ heater operated 91-95 mph, with plenty of late life and movement when thrown down in the zone.  The 22-year-old showed how he can use his fastball, reaching for extra velocity when needed, pounding both sides of the plate throughout the outing, and creating the steep, downhill angle that pushes it toward a plus-plus pitch.  Barnes was a strike-throwing machine with the offering, which allowed him to churn through the lineup with relative ease. What stood out more, though, was his trust in an improved changeup. The pitch has become a viable offering and graded as average to solid-average.  The 83-85 mph change showed arm-side fade, and occasional cut when the righty threw it to the glove side.  What kept batters at bay was seamless arm-speed between his fastball, creating deception that had hitters in front when Barnes mixed it in sequences.  This pitch should go a long way to proving he’s on his way to fulfilling a projection as a solid third starter. —Chris Mellen        



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The Baseball Prospectus 2013 Top 101 Prospects, by Position, by Organization, and by Age

Yesterday, Jason Parks and the Baseball Prospectus prospect crew released our Top 101 Prospects of 2013, also newly available in printed form in the now-shipping Baseball Prospectus 2013 annual. The festivities were wild and raucous for all, perhaps tempered slightly for fans of the Chicago White Sox. Here is the Top 101 list displayed by position, by organization, and by prospect age. Enjoy!

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Daily Draft Video Weekend Flashback takes a look at today's top prospects before they were pros.

Jackie Bradley, Jr. and Matt Barnes were two of the top prospects featured in this year's Boston Red Sox Top 10 Prospects here at Baseball Prospectus. Today’s Draft Video Weekend Flashback features these former day one selections in pre-draft action.

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High-ceiling Xander Bogaerts heads the Red Sox crop.

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June 11, 2012 5:00 am

Out of Left Field: Matt Barnes and Why We Never Learn

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Matthew Kory

Just when Matt thinks he's out, a new prospect pulls him back in.

We all love prospects. Not in a sexy way, though Jose Iglesias does have a certain magnetism about him. No, it’s their promise we love, the possibility that each player in the top 11 could become great, thereby helping propel my favorite team (not yours) to the World Series. Prospects are lottery tickets in the common parlance of the term, a role of the dice as to whether they’ll ever figure out the game enough that they can contribute at the major league level. But they’re also lottery tickets in promise. Each represents what could be, what we hope will be, and while most don’t reach the upper reaches of their ceiling, the height, the potential of that ceiling makes them baseball’s ultimate exercise in optimism.

Paraphrased conversation I had in 1992:

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May 10, 2012 3:00 am

What Scouts Are Saying: Mixed Reviews

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Adam Sobsey, Bradley Ankrom and Kevin Goldstein

Scout quotes about three players who should be on the fast track to promotion and two who might have more to figure out.

Minor Leaguers

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