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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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15

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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19

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

04-16

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17

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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24

Future Shock: Boston Red Sox Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

06-03

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35

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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May 7, 2012 7:28 am

Future Shock: Monday Morning Ten Pack

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Kevin Goldstein

Interesting backstories dominate after this weekend's games, with surprise performances, defensive shifts, reclaimed prospect status, disappointing contracts, and accelerated big-league arrivals all on display.

Matt Barnes, RHP, Red Sox (High-A Salem)
Throughout the entire month of April, it was pretty clear that Barnes didn't belong in Low-A, as the 2011 first-round pick allowed just one run over 26 2/3 innings while striking out 42. On Saturday, Barnes showed that he might not belong in High-A either, as he whiffed 12 over six four-hit innings in his Carolina League debut. Just as important as the numbers, Barnes has started to break out the secondary stuff, as after relying primarily on a fastball that can touch 97 in Greenville, he was generating swings and misses with a curveball that has been an inconsistent pitch in the past. His ceiling hasn't changed yet, but his timetable is quickly accelerating.


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April 19, 2012 12:57 pm

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

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Kevin Goldstein

How D.J. Mitchell might be the first Yankee pitcher to get called up this year and notes on 28 more prospects.

D.J. Mitchell, RHP, Yankees (Triple-A Empire State): 8 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K.

Mitchell is not the best prospect on the Yankees Triple-A staff, but don't be surprised if he's the first to the majors. Scouts think he could be effective as either a back-end starter or middle reliever, as while he's on the small side, he's ultra-athletic and features a fastball that has slightly above-average velocity and plenty of movement. He's not going to be a star, but he should have big league value, even on a championship-level roster.

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April 16, 2012 1:21 pm

Future Shock: Monday Morning Ten Pack

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Kevin Goldstein

Today's Ten Pack features more than a few notable A-ball performances in systems that could use some good news.

Tyler Austin, 1B/OF, Yankees (Low-A Charleston)
A 13th-round pick in 2010 who signed for an above-slot figure of $130,000, Austin showed impressive offensive ability in the New York-Penn League last year; on a Sally League squad loaded with much more well-known prospects, it's Austin who has stood out, going 8-for-13 with three doubles, a triple and his third home run of the year. His season line is at .438/.471/1.031 after eight contests. He has nowhere near the tools of some of his Riverdog prospect brethren, but the bat stands out, and is very much for real.


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Will the Red Sox be sporting a bevvy of top prospects next year, or will they be derailed by beer and fried chicken?

Prospect #1: 3B Will Middlebrooks
Background with Player: My eyes; industry sources.
Who: Middlebrooks, a fifth-round selection in the 2007 draft, has slowly worked his way up the professional ladder. Thanks to trades and general attrition, he has become the de facto top prospect in the system. His ceiling isn’t going to bewilder people with its towering presence, but his floor is high and steady; the end results should be at least a solid-average player for a decade.

The 23-year-old Texan is quite skilled with the leather at third; he has good actions and instincts to go along with a very strong arm. At the plate, the hit tool is fringy and batting average will be a challenge at the highest level, but the developing power is legit and will eventually grade out as a plus tool. Middlebrooks has a good baseball face and the grit of a scrawny utility type, only in the package of an athletic 6-foot-4, 200-pound first-division type.



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February 14, 2012 3:00 am

Future Shock: Boston Red Sox Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

With lots of player movement over the past year, the Sox no longer boast many star-level prospects but have plenty of depth

Previous Rankings: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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Kevin's official Mock Draft will come Monday, but here is the ashcan version, complete with raw notes so you can see how the pieces come together.

What you see below is my current mock draft. Instead of big write-ups, which I’m saving for my final mock draft on Monday, these are the notes from calls and texts in my latest mock worksheet with source names removed. I hope it's a fun look at how the sausage is made.

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April 12, 2005 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: March 29-April 4, 2005

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Christina Kahrl

Early-season moves have featured their share of funkiness, writes Chris Kahrl.

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July 29, 2003 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: July 25-28

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Christina Kahrl

The Cubs made a steal of a deal; the Expos are getting Vladimir Guererro back, and not a moment too soon; the A's are investing their money unwisely; the Cardinals take another hit in losing Matt Morris; and the Padres get a small-scale boost in regaining Phil Nevin. All this and much more news from around the league in your Tuesday edition of Transaction Analysis.

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April 9, 2003 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: March 25-April 6, 2003

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Christina Kahrl

The Snakes bury John Patterson, the Red Sox sort through a batch of soft tossers, the Marlins vie for a 25-catcher roster, and the Devil Rays solve all their problems by grabbing Al Martin and Damion Easley.

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March 27, 2002 4:52 pm

Transaction Analysis: March 19-25, 2002

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Christina Kahrl

A recap of transactions in the last week featuring all 30 teams.

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Acquired C Charlie O'Brien from the White Sox for LHP Jason Stockstill and RHP Brian Tokarse. [7/30]

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