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01-04

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12

Pebble Hunting: The Saddest Age-27 Seasons of 2012
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Sam Miller

09-10

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The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, September 10
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Matthew Kory

03-20

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Preseason Value Picks: First, Third, and DH for 3/20/12
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Michael Street

02-28

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Prospectus Preview: AL Central 2012 Preseason Preview, Part One
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Steven Goldman and Ben Lindbergh

07-27

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The Lineup Card: 17 Favorite Midseason Trades
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Baseball Prospectus

04-11

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Fantasy Beat: Value Picks at First, Third and DH
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Michael Street

04-08

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Baseball ProGUESTus: The Rookie Effect
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Brian Mills

03-21

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Fantasy Beat: Value Picks at First, Third and DH
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Michael Street

03-15

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44

Fantasy Beat: Expert Mock Draft Results
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Jason Collette

03-03

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Transaction Analysis: Nick Johnson, Chad Durbin, and Dregs
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Christina Kahrl

02-07

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Fantasy Beat: BP Scoresheet Early Draft Prep
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Rob McQuown

08-23

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: First Base, Third Base, and Designated Hitter
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Michael Street

08-09

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: First Base, Third Base, and Designated Hitter
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Michael Street

07-19

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: First Base, Third Base, and Designated Hitter
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Michael Street

07-12

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: First Base, Third Base, and Designated Hitter
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Michael Street

07-07

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Fantasy Beat: Which LaPorta Is For Real?
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Marc Normandin

06-30

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Transaction Action: Disorderly Conduct
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Christina Kahrl

04-01

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BP Unfiltered: UPDATED AL Projected Opening Day Rosters
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John Perrotto

03-15

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: First Base, Third Base, and Designated Hitter
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Michael Street

03-10

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Team Health Reports: Cleveland Indians
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Will Carroll

02-22

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34

Transaction Action: Junior Circuit Jumbling
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Christina Kahrl

08-21

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Transaction Action: Additions of a Minor Nature
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Christina Kahrl

06-02

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Transaction Analysis: AL Central, Plus
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Christina Kahrl

05-11

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Transaction Analysis: AL Central Update
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Christina Kahrl

04-10

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Transaction Analysis: AL Roster Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

04-07

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Future Shock: Future Top Dogs, AL
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Kevin Goldstein

03-18

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Future Shock: Organizational Rankings, Part 2
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Kevin Goldstein

02-04

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Future Shock: Indians Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

07-14

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On the Beat: Diamond Aspirations
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John Perrotto

07-14

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The Week in Quotes: Week of July 7-13
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Alex Carnevale

07-08

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Prospectus Today: Sabathia for LaPorta
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Joe Sheehan

07-07

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Transaction of the Day: Beating the Deadline by Weeks
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Christina Kahrl

06-05

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Lies, Damned Lies: Projecting the Top of the Crop
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Nate Silver

03-25

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Future Shock: State of the Systems, NL Central
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Kevin Goldstein

03-05

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Future Shock: Organizational Rankings, Part 2
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Kevin Goldstein

02-05

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Future Shock: Brewers Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

10-12

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Lies, Damned Lies: Offseason Plans, NL Central
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Nate Silver

08-07

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Future Shock: First Round Update
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Kevin Goldstein

07-10

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Future Shock: Risers and Fallers, National League
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Kevin Goldstein

06-08

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Wait 'Til Next Year: Draft Awards
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Bryan Smith

06-06

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Mock Draft 2007
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Kevin Goldstein

03-30

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Future Shock: 2007 Draft Notebook, 3/30/07
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Kevin Goldstein

03-19

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Future Shock: Monday Morning Ten Pack, 3/19/07
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Kevin Goldstein

03-13

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Future Shock: 2006 Draft Notebook
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Kevin Goldstein

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April 10, 2009 10:37 am

Transaction Analysis: AL Roster Roundup

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Christina Kahrl

Plus the Rockies, because they got themselves an AL pitcher for their troubles.

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April 7, 2009 11:16 am

Future Shock: Future Top Dogs, AL

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Kevin Goldstein

The prospects positioned to campaign for the top spots in-house and within the game at large.

Prospecting is all about the future, so let's look deep into the coming year and try to figure out who might be topping next year's prospect lists in their respective organizations, as well as who could be moving up, down, or even out, beginning today with the American League.

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March 18, 2009 10:25 am

Future Shock: Organizational Rankings, Part 2

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Kevin Goldstein

The top 15 organizations of prospectdom, with the reasons why they are where they are, and why they might move down.

1. Oakland Athletics
Last Year's Ranking: 2
Why They Might Be Better Than This: Their Triple-A rotation, led by Trevor Cahill and Brett Anderson, could be better than some big-league rotations; Michael Ynoa is the best Latin American prospect of the decade; 2008 draftees Jemile Weeks and Rashun Dixon bring much-needed tools to an advanced group of hitters.
Why They Might Be Worse: Ynoa has yet to pitch in a pro game; expected to be the fifth starter, lefty Gio Gonzalez might fit better in the bullpen; there is plenty of debate among scouts concerning the ceilings of hitters like Aaron Cunningham and Sean Doolittle.
Outlook For 2010: Could depend as much on how well the big-league team does during the first half of the season as anything else, as the second half is either spent gunning for a post-season spot or the beginning of a rebuilding mode, which could mean that a number of players will lose their prospect status going into 2010.





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February 4, 2009 11:57 am

Future Shock: Indians Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

Between dealing and drafting, the Tribe has assembled the kind of depth in their system that most organizations should envy.

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July 14, 2008 12:00 am

On the Beat: Diamond Aspirations

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John Perrotto

New Indians prospect Matt LaPorta has his eyes on multiple futures, covering all of his bases.

By all rights, Matt LaPorta should have been nervous. The Indians' recently-acquired prospect was the focal point of the All-Star Futures Game on Sunday at Yankee Stadium. Just six days earlier, he had been the centerpiece of the package of four minor league players that the Brewers traded to the Indians for CC Sabathia, the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner.

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Taking it easy at the Futures Game, Akron's extra mayor, and baseball's answer to He Hate Me.

TAKE IT FROM ME/PITCHERS JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND

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The trade between the Indians and Brewers shouldn't be so easily boiled down, but there it is.

Tonight in Milwaukee, Brewers fans will pack Miller Park for what they hope will be the start of a run that ends sometime in October. Despite some dalliances with the wild card in 2006 and 2007, the Brewers haven't been relevant on the national stage since 1992, when they chased the Blue Jays to the last weekend in the AL East before succumbing. That ends now, as CC Sabathia takes the mound against the Colorado Rockies, signaling the Brewers' intent not just to build a contender, but to be a championship team.

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The Brewers-Indians blockbuster sends an ace to Milwaukee and an equally needed slugger to Cleveland, but it takes a lot of drama out of July 31.

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June 5, 2008 12:00 am

Lies, Damned Lies: Projecting the Top of the Crop

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Nate Silver

The early returns on PECOTA's projecting last season's big-bonus draft choices.

This was the first year that we attempted to run PECOTA forecasts for players with no professional playing time whatsoever. It was a decision born out of necessity: because of all the brinkmanship in the signing bonus negotiation period last year, a large number of elite draft picks either did not start their seasons until August, or didn't play professionally at all.

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March 25, 2008 12:00 am

Future Shock: State of the Systems, NL Central

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Kevin Goldstein

A few premier prospects aren't enough to save the generally barren systems of the NL Central.

Chicago Cubs

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A review of the top half of baseball's player development systems.

1. Tampa Bay Rays
Last Year's Ranking: 1
Why They're Unchanged: Evan Longoria's full-season debut went even better than expected, and they added No. 1 overall pick David Price to the system.
Strengths: Yes. There are just tons of prospects everywhere, as 20 of MLB's 30 teams don't have one prospect ranked higher than Tampa's fifth-rated player.
Weaknesses: It's hard to figure out what to do with all of this talent. Seriously, they're not just No. 1, they're No. 1 by a mile.
Outlook for 2009 Ranking: Unchanged. Even with Longoria in the big leagues, the Rays have more than enough talent to remain at the top, and once again, they have the first overall pick in June.






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February 5, 2008 12:00 am

Future Shock: Brewers Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

Milwaukee's top prospect is similar to its 2007 Rookie of the Year--a terrifying slugger in search of a position where he can settle in and let his bat do the talking.

Five-Star Prospects
1. Matt LaPorta, LF
2. Manny Parra, LHP
Four-Star Prospects
3. Jeremy Jeffress, RHP
Three-Star Prospects
4. Cole Gillespie, OF
5. Angel Salome, C
6. Alcides Escobar, SS
7. Mat Gamel, 3B
8. Caleb Gindl, OF
9. Luis Pena, RHP
10. Robert Bryson, RHP
11. Brent Brewer, SS














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