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04-01

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Some Projection Left: The Moran Mystery
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Christopher Crawford

03-19

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Spring Training Notebook: Grapefruit League
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Jeff Moore

03-12

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Moonshot: Another Look at Prospect Values
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Robert Arthur

12-24

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2015 Prospects: San Diego Padres Top 10 Prospects
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

09-02

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The Call-Up: Brandon Finnegan
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Craig Goldstein and CJ Wittmann

08-27

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AFL 2014
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Jeff Moore

08-14

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Eyewitness Accounts: August 14, 2014
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BP Prospect Staff

07-31

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Notes from the Field: July 31, 2014
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Jeff Moore and Austin Diamond

07-24

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Eyewitness Accounts: July 24, 2014
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Tucker Blair

07-22

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: What Did I Miss: Steven Matz
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Jason Parks

07-18

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The View from the Loge Level: From the Home of the Braves
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Daron Sutton

07-14

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: July 14, 2014
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BP Prospect Staff

07-11

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Notes from the Field: Not Jose Fernandez (But the Best Since)
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Jeff Moore

07-09

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The Call-Up: Arismendy Alcantara
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Mauricio Rubio and Craig Goldstein

07-09

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, July 8
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Jeff Moore

06-23

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 23, 2014
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BP Prospect Staff

06-16

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 16, 2014
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BP Prospect Staff

06-09

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 9, 2014
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

06-02

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Notes from the Field: Studying Aaron Sanchez
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Chris Mellen

06-02

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 2, 2014
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

05-30

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Scouting the Draft: 2014 Draft: Center Fielders to Know
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Nick J. Faleris

05-29

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Scouting the Draft: 2014 Draft: Corner Infielders to Know
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Nick J. Faleris

05-29

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The Call-Up: Tommy La Stella
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Mark Anderson and Mike Gianella

04-30

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Scouting Fortitude
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Jason Parks

04-09

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Overthinking It: The Minor League Leaders Who Haven't Made It
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Ben Lindbergh

02-14

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Philadelphia Phillies Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

01-23

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Chicago Cubs Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

11-22

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Kansas City Royals Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

11-06

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Seattle Mariners Top 10 Prospects
by
Jason Parks

09-16

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: Prospects Who Exceeded Our Expectations
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

09-13

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Covering the Call-Ups, Part Two
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Mark Anderson, Ben Carsley, Jason Cole, Craig Goldstein, Jeff Moore and Bret Sayre

09-13

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Notes from the Field: In Person: Miguel Sano vs. Maikel Franco
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Chris Mellen

09-13

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Eyewitness Accounts: September 13, 2013
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Mark Anderson and Zach Mortimer

09-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 283: An Upper-Minors Inefficiency/The Slippery Definition of Performance Enhancement
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-09

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: The Prospects Who Disappointed
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

09-08

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Overthinking It: The 2013 All-Fringe-Prospect Team
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Ben Lindbergh

09-03

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The Call-Up: Nick Castellanos
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Mark Anderson and Bret Sayre

07-17

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Futures Game Recap: On the Surface of the Sun
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Jason Parks

07-11

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The Call-Up: Danny Salazar
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Jason Parks

05-20

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Fantasy Freestyle: Digging Deeper Than Deep
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Mike Gianella

05-13

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Fantasy Freestyle: Dumping Targets, a Look Back
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Mike Gianella

04-24

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Sobsequy: International Feel, Vol. 1
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Adam Sobsey

11-20

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The BP Wayback Machine: The Gift of Kuhn
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Steven Goldman

10-29

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Baseball Therapy: The Proper Care and Feeding of Minor Leaguers
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Russell A. Carleton

09-25

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Overthinking It: The 2012 All-Fringe-Prospect Team
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Ben Lindbergh

02-22

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Overthinking It: Promoting Prospects
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Ben Lindbergh

11-03

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Checking the Numbers: Minor-league Contract Candidates: Batters
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Eric Seidman

11-02

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Analyze This: How the Rangers were Acquired, Part II
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Jesse Behr

08-02

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On the Beat: An ex-reliever's toughest save
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John Perrotto

06-21

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Fantasy Beat: Scoresheet: Draft Prep 1
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Rob McQuown

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April 1, 2015 6:00 am

Some Projection Left: The Moran Mystery

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Christopher Crawford

The range of opinions on Astros third baseman Colin Moran.

A few weeks ago, I had a piece that discussed Luis Severino and the wide range of opinions on what kind of pitcher he would be at the major-league level. I enjoyed writing it—and you seemed to enjoy reading it—so I thought I’d do a few more, if that’s okay with you guys.

Next up: Astros third baseman Colin Moran. While I didn’t get quite the wide range of opinions with Moran that I did with Severino, he was one of the more “controversial” position prospects I spoke with scouts about this spring. It’s easy to understand why so many are torn about his future.

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Eyes on Manuel Margot, Amed Rosario, Dominic Smith, and others from the Red Sox and Mets systems.

Throughout March, the BP Prospect Team is invading both Arizona and Florida to get some fresh looks at players as they prepare for their 2015 assignments. Between now and the start of the minor league season, they’ll be providing updates (and videos) on the prospects you know and love—and quite a few that you may not.

Amed Rosario, SS, Mets
Known for his glove, and rightly so, Rosario remains as smooth as ever in the field and more than capable of remaining at shortstop for the duration of his career. His long strides lead to plus range, and a quick easy release and strong arm should make him a plus defender at a premium position. There is plenty of time for his bat to catch up to his glove, given that he’s barely dipped a toe into the full-season waters, but it’s going to take major strides in overhauling his swing. Its current iteration involves far too much movement and a significant weight shift that will give him issues against the better breaking balls he has yet to see. Lastly, at just 19, it’s unsurprising that he’ll need to add weight to ever drive the baseball with any authority, but his frame isn’t one that’s built to support a significant weight gain. He can get stronger, but he’s likely to always be thin.


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March 12, 2015 6:00 am

Moonshot: Another Look at Prospect Values

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Robert Arthur

Mining the prospect lists.

A recurring question this offseason has been about the value of top prospects. We have seen San Diego accomplish a significant rebuild without trading away much of the top of their farm system, soon after Billy Beane was compelled to send BP’s no. 2 rated prospect, Addison Russell, to Chicago for a one-year rental of Jeff Samardzija. Meanwhile, the Cole Hamels saga is ongoing in Philadelphia, with Ruben Amaro, Jr. coyly refusing to ship Hamels for less than a handful of top young talents (or so the reports claim).

These scenarios suggest that the value of prospects is a complex and contentious topic, even within baseball’s front offices. Admittedly, I am not the first and will not be the last to approach this question. But the quandary of prospect valuation is worth reexamination both because of its complexity and importance.

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December 24, 2014 5:40 am

2015 Prospects: San Diego Padres Top 10 Prospects

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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

Even after a month of trades, the Padres have some impact talent in a thinner system.

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September 2, 2014 6:00 am

The Call-Up: Brandon Finnegan

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Craig Goldstein and CJ Wittmann

The Royals bring up the first major leaguer from the 2014 draft.

The situation: Right in the middle of the AL playoff race, the Royals find themselves looking for another left-handed arm out the bullpen. Insert 2014 first round pick Brandon Finnegan.

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August 27, 2014 6:00 am

AFL 2014

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Jeff Moore

The densest concentration of prospect superpowers will offer plenty to watch for this autumn.

The Arizona Fall League is the Mecca of the prospect world, giving scouts and fans the most saturating collection of prospects gathered in any one spot at any point on the baseball calendar, save perhaps the one-day Future’s Game. Unlike that all-star exhibition, however, many of the game’s top prospects will ascend to the desert to play for something more than just national exposure and that third digit on the radar gun, with 32 games to refine their skills against fellow top prospects.

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Eyes on Danry Vasquez, Aaron Judge, Billy McKinney, Austin Meadows, Kyle Schwarber, and Jacoby Jones.

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July 31, 2014 6:00 am

Notes from the Field: July 31, 2014

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Jeff Moore and Austin Diamond

Tours of the Florida State League and Arizona League, including eyes on Kyle Schwarber, Dan Vogelbach, Aaron Judge, BIlly McKinney, and Carlos Felix.

Tampa Yankees

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Tucker puts eyes on Nigel Nootbar, Jake Johansen, Hunter Harvey, Lucas Giolito, Josh Hart, and Drew Ward.

Nigel Nootbaar

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Or: Age ain't nothin' but a number.

Steven Matz was selected in the second round of the 2009 draft out of Ward Melville High School in East Setauket, NY, which is apparently a breeding ground for notable names, ranging from sporadically funny and continuously fat comedian/actor Kevin James, wrestler Mick Foley, former co-host of America’s Funniest Home Videos John Fugelsang, and Terrance Hobbs, lead guitarist for the death metal band Suffocation. Because of these notable names on his high school’s resume, and more importantly, his southpaw potential on the mound, Matz received a bonus of $895K, almost half a million over the recommend slot. The future was bright.

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July 18, 2014 6:00 am

The View from the Loge Level: From the Home of the Braves

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Daron Sutton

A Hall of Famer's remembrances of the Ted Turner years in Atlanta.

The view from the loge level this week has us seated in Atlanta. We’re not in Turner Field, though the Braves will grow roots there over the next month, with 21 of their next 29 on the corner of Georgia Avenue and Hank Aaron Drive. Instead our view is from Fulton County Stadium, aka the Launching Pad or the ‘Original’ Chop Shop. Your usher is one of my mentors and a man who taught the South and a nation about baseball, Braves Hall of Famer Pete Van Wieren. I was fortunate enough to be on the ‘listening-end’ of many great tales the legendary broadcaster shared with his much younger colleague, and a few times these stories managed to be documented. Most of you know at least a few of the details of these occurrences, but here are a handful of Braves’ memories through Pete’s eyes.

In our advanced media consumption world of ESPN, Fox Sports, Fox Sports 1, MLB Network, mlb.tv, etc., imagine the thoughts of a broadcaster in the mid-1970s when he realized that he would be calling games not in Atlanta, nor Georgia, but nationwide as his boss Ted Turner turned a local UHF channel into Superstation TBS and beamed it coast-to-coast into everyone’s home. The network’s most dependable daily program: the Atlanta Braves.

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July 14, 2014 6:00 am

Monday Morning Ten Pack: July 14, 2014

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BP Prospect Staff

Updates on Kyle Schwarber, Francisco Mejia, Lance McCullers Jr., and others.

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