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05-24

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, May 23rd
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Christopher Crawford

05-23

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Minor League Update: Games of May 20-22
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Christopher Crawford

05-20

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, May 19th
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Mark Anderson

05-19

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, May 18th
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Christopher Crawford

05-18

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, May 17th
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Wilson Karaman

05-17

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, May 16th
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Christopher Crawford

05-16

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Minor League Update: Games of May 13-15
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Christopher Crawford

05-13

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, May 12th
by
Mark Anderson

05-12

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, May 11th
by
Christopher Crawford

05-11

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, May 10th
by
Wilson Karaman

05-10

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, May 9th
by
Christopher Crawford

05-09

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Minor League Update: Games of May 6-8
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Christopher Crawford

05-06

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, May 5th
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Christopher Crawford

05-05

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Fifth Column: Break Down the Makeup
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Michael Baumann

05-05

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, May 4th
by
Christopher Crawford

05-04

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, May 3rd
by
Wilson Karaman

05-03

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, May 2nd
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Mark Anderson

05-02

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Minor League Update: Games of April 29-May 1
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Christopher Crawford

04-29

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Prospectus Q&A: Gabe Kapler, Dodgers Player Development Director
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Wilson Karaman

04-29

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, April 28th
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Mark Anderson

04-28

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, April 27th
by
Christopher Crawford

04-27

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, April 26th
by
Wilson Karaman

04-26

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, April 25th
by
Christopher Crawford

04-25

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Minor League Update: Games of April 22-24
by
Christopher Crawford

04-22

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, April 21st
by
Mark Anderson

04-21

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, April 20th
by
Christopher Crawford

04-20

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, April 19th
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Christopher Crawford

04-19

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, April 18th
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Wilson Karaman

04-18

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Minor League Update: Games of April 15-17
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Christopher Crawford

04-15

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, April 14th
by
Mark Anderson

04-14

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, April 13th
by
Christopher Crawford

04-13

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, April 12th
by
Wilson Karaman

04-12

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, April 11th
by
Christopher Crawford

04-11

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Minor League Update: Games of April 8-10
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Christopher Crawford

04-08

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, April 7th
by
Christopher Crawford

04-01

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Prospectus Feature: The Top 101 Prospects of 2016, With Write-Ups
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BP Prospect Staff

02-19

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2016 Prospects: PECOTA Takes on The 101
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Wilson Karaman

01-29

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2016 Prospects: The Top 101 Prospects, Sliced and Diced
by
Rob McQuown

01-28

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Fifth Column: On 'The Next Jimmy Rollins'
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Michael Baumann

12-30

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Best of BP 2015: You Don't Write About 30s
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Jeffrey Paternostro

11-25

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The View From Behind The Backstop: My Complex-League Complex
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Jeffrey Paternostro

11-23

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Minor League Update: Games of November 20-22, 2015
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Mark Anderson

11-13

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The View From Behind The Backstop: You Don't Write About 30s
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Jeffrey Paternostro

11-13

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, Nov. 12
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Jeffrey Paternostro

11-10

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Baseball Therapy: I Want to Write About Player Development
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Russell A. Carleton

11-09

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Notes from the Field: This Is Fall And They Are Stars
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Christopher Crawford

10-27

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Scouring the Coast
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Ezra Wise

10-27

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Minor League Update: AFL Games of Monday, October 26th
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Wilson Karaman

10-26

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Minor League Update: Games of Oct. 23-24
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Mauricio Rubio

10-26

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Notes from the Field: We Interrupt This Postseason to Bring You Important Prospect Updates
by
Christopher Crawford

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May 6, 2016 8:41 am

Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, May 5th

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Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Anderson Espinoza, Alex Blandino, Jordan Guerrero, and Chase De Jong.

Prospect of the Day:

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Can teams tell the difference between Bad and Weird?

It’s tough enough to look at a 17-to-22-year-old boy and predict with the certainty appropriate for a multimillion-dollar decision what kind of baseball player he’ll be in five years without also having to determine what kind of man he’ll grow up to be.

The second part is a messy bucket of four-day-old fruit cocktail called makeup. Makeup is useful, because limited though a scout’s interaction with a player might be, it’s better than nothing. Makeup comprises things like work ethic, receptiveness to coaching and ability to respond under pressure, which impact on-field performance directly, as well as other qualities that reflect the truth that teams aren’t just trying to hire ballplayers—they’re hiring employees. Good makeup can also mean that a player will fit in with the corporate culture, that he’ll get along with his co-workers and behave in a manner that reflects well on the company.

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May 5, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, May 4th

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Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Julio Urias, Harrison Musgrave, Casey Gillaspie, and Bobby Bradley.

Prospect of the Day:

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May 4, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, May 3rd

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Wilson Karaman

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Steven Moya, Ryan Castellani, Jose De Leon, and Chris Shaw.

Prospect of the Day:

Steven Moya, RF, Detroit Tigers (Triple-A Toledo): 4-5, 3 R, 2B, 2 HR, 5 RBI.
Moya followed up a three-hit night on Monday (noted yesterday by moon-howling booster Mark Anderson) with this monster effort last night to seize the International League lead in home runs and slugging. The approach remains extremely aggressive, but perhaps most encouragingly in the early going he’s whiffed just 20 times in his first 100 plate appearances. He’s never likely to threaten for a batting title, but even if the contact gains don’t stick around it’s worth remembering that Mark Reynolds is a decade and $25-some-odd million into his career and still kicking it on a 25-man roster.


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May 3, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Monday, May 2nd

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Mark Anderson

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Daniel Robertson, Renato Nunez, Angel Perdomo, Amir Garrett, and Yohander Mendez.

Prospect of the Day:

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May 2, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of April 29-May 1

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Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out over the weekend, including (the other) Cody Reed, (the Reds) Cody Reed, Matt Chapman, Joe Gatto, and Tyler O'Neill.

Prospect of the Weekend:

Cody Reed, LHP, Arizona Diamondbacks (Low-A Kane County): 5.2 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 11 K.
In Reed’s first two starts this year, he’s struck out 22 hitters, walked zero, and given up one more earned run than you and I have this season. The D’backs 2014 second-round pick is massive, and he uses that size and impressive arm strength to showcase a plus fastball. Both of the secondary pitches lack consistency, but this is a very talented southpaw who could pitch in the middle of a rotation in the next 2-3 years.


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'What's innovative is not to chase the shiniest thing and worship it.'

Recently, the prospect team here at Baseball Prospectus ranked the Dodgers the top farm system in baseball on the strength of the league's finest combination of high-end talent at the top and depth throughout. In my 2016 team preview a few weeks back, I talked at some length about the front office and scouting department overhauls—and the funding structure behind them—that paved the way for this transformation. Current Director of Player Development Gabe Kapler was part of the wave of front office hires by the organization in 2014, and I sat down to talk with him about how he views his role and how the organization is going to go about turning its giant minor-league collection of tools into big-league talent that will help the club win games.

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April 29, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, April 28th

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Mark Anderson

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Lucas Sims, Andrew Suarez, Byron Buxton, and Ozzie Albies.

Prospect of the Day:

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April 28, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, April 27th

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Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Harrison Bader

Harrison Bader, OF, St. Louis Cardinals (Double-A Springfield): 4-for-5, 2 R, 2B, HR.
Bader was the Cardinals third-round selection last year, and many feel he fell to that round because there was no standout tool. The issue with this, for me, is that when you have five average ones, that can be the standout tool, especially when you can play center field. Be it as a fourth outfielder or as a starter in a premium position, Bader is going to bring value. If it’s the latter, he’ll be regarded as a draft steal.


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April 27, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, April 26th

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Wilson Karaman

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Tyler Glasnow, Braden Shipley, Drew Ward, and Daniel Palka.

Prospect of the Day:

Tyler Glasnow, RHP, Pittsburgh Pirates (Triple-A Indianapolis): 6 IP, 2 H, BB, 11 K.
Glasnow has left little doubt about his readiness to jump into a big-league rotation through four International League outings this April. He reportedly worked in some 91-mph changeups, and has now limited his walk total to just seven through 21 innings. All systems certainly appear go here.


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April 26, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Monday, April 25th

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Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Tim Anderson, Joey Gallo, Max Moroff, Amir Garrett, and Matt Strahm.

Prospect of the Day:

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April 25, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of April 22-24

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Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out over the weekend, including Junior Fernandez, Josh Bell, Dinelson Lamet, Tyler Krieger, and Jaime Schultz.

Prospect of the Weekend:

Junior Fernandez, RHP, St. Louis Cardinals (Low-A Peoria): 8 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 10 K.
Signed for $400,000 after taking the Alex Reyes/Lucius Fox route (prep then international), Fernandez’s talent is up there with anyone’s. The fastball is double-plus and has been clocked up to 99 mph, and he throws a change that will make any hitter who sits on the heater look silly. The breaking ball appears to be coming along, and even with a delivery that has some effort, he absolutely has a chance to stay in a rotation.


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