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07-26

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Baseball Therapy: Growing Zobrists
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Russell A. Carleton

07-26

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

07-25

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Minor League Update: Games of July 22-24
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Christopher Crawford

07-23

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Prospectus Feature: Nine Things We Would Change About Major-League Baseball
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Brendan Gawlowski

07-22

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, July 22nd
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Wilson Karaman

07-21

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

07-20

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, July 19th
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Mark Anderson

07-19

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, July 18th
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Christopher Crawford

07-18

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Player Profile: The Cardinals' Sleeper Prospects
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Ryan Davis

07-18

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

07-15

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Players Prefer Presentation: Minor Leaguers' Inherent Empathy Problem
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Meg Rowley

07-15

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Minor League Update: Game of Thursday, July 14th
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Mark Anderson

07-14

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

07-13

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, July 12th
by
Christopher Crawford

07-12

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, July 11th
by
Wilson Karaman

07-11

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Minor League Update: Games of July 8-10
by
Christopher Crawford

07-08

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The Call-Up: Josh Bell
by
Craig Goldstein and Mike Gianella

07-08

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Prospectus Feature: MiLB and the Human Capital Lie
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Trevor Strunk

07-08

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, July 7th
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Mark Anderson

07-07

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, July 6th
by
Christopher Crawford

07-06

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, July 5th
by
Wilson Karaman

07-06

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Prospectus Feature: The Lawsuit Pitting 2,200 Minor Leaguers Against MLB
by
Samuel Mann

07-05

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Minor League Update: Games of July 1-4
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Christopher Crawford

07-01

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, June 30th
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Mark Anderson

06-30

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, June 29th
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Christopher Crawford

06-30

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Fantasy Freestyle: Dynasty Prospects: A Few of My Favorites
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Wilson Karaman

06-29

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, June 28th
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Wilson Karaman

06-28

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, June 27th
by
Christopher Crawford

06-27

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Minor League Update: Games of June 24-26
by
Christopher Crawford

06-24

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, June 23rd
by
Wilson Karaman

06-23

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, June 22nd
by
Christopher Crawford

06-22

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, June 21st
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Mark Anderson

06-21

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, June 20th
by
Christopher Crawford

06-20

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Minor League Update: Games of June 17-19
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Christopher Crawford

06-17

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, June 16th
by
Mark Anderson

06-16

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, June 15th
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Christopher Crawford

06-15

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, June 14th
by
Wilson Karaman

06-14

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, June 13th
by
Christopher Crawford

06-13

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Minor League Update: Games of June 10-12
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Christopher Crawford

06-10

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, June 9th
by
Wilson Karaman

06-08

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, June 7th
by
Mark Anderson

06-07

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, June 6th
by
Christopher Crawford

06-06

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Minor League Update: Games of June 3-5
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Christopher Crawford

06-03

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, June 2nd
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Mark Anderson

06-02

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, June 1st
by
Christopher Crawford

06-01

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, May 31st
by
Wilson Karaman

05-31

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Raising Aces: Debut Ante: Julio Urias
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Doug Thorburn

05-31

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Minor League Update: Games of May 27-30
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Christopher Crawford

05-27

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, May 26th
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Mark Anderson

05-26

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, May 25th
by
Christopher Crawford

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June 30, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, June 29th

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Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Tyler Beede, Josh Bell, Dwight Smith Jr., and Hunter Harvey.

Prospect of the Day: Tyler Beede, RHP, San Francisco Giants (Double-A Richmond): 7.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 9 K.
Beede has frustrated many ever since he was a senior in high school with inconsistent stuff and results over his career. That has not been an issue in 2016. Not only is he missing bats with a plus fastball and change, but he’s throwing his solid-average curve for strikes, and he’s keeping the ball in the park. Maybe he’s not a future ace, but if he can continue to hit his spots—especially with the curveball—he could help the Giants rotation at some point next season.

Others of Note:


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June 30, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Dynasty Prospects: A Few of My Favorites

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Wilson Karaman

Wilson recomments targeting these young'uns in midseason dynasty drafts and trades.

We’ve reached that point in the season where the minor leagues start to play their all-star games, and the first-half performers start migrating to their next respective levels, and the recent crop of draft picks starts to matriculate into short-season play, and the world is sunny and beautiful for prospect hounds. I play in a couple dynasty leagues that have mid-season prospect drafts, and I’ve always enjoyed the format. On one hand, it tends to encourage further prospect trading, as managers get faster and looser with their farmhands knowing they can replenish the coffers with recent draftees and J2 signees in short order. And on the other, there tends to be an opportunity to grab some helium guys that can get lost in the shuffle of the race to snag the newest first-rounders. So with that as my backdrop, here’s a list of some personal favorites to either make a play for in trade over the next couple weeks or add to your target list for an upcoming prospect draft.

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June 29, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, June 28th

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Wilson Karaman

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Triston McKenzie, Jose Berrios, Charlie Tilson, and Wilmer Difo.

Prospect of the Day:

Triston McKenzie, RHP, Cleveland Indians (Short-Season Mahoning Valley): 6 IP, ER, 2 H, 8 K, HRA.
Well, McKenzie finally gave up his first professional run, but as of this writing it’s the only one he’s given up in his first three starts and 16 2/3 innings. It’s going to take forever and a day for Cleveland to really get a bead on just what they’ve got with McKenzie, who won’t turn 19 until August and still boasts a frame that would make Ric Ocasek blush. As career origin stories go, however, his first couple pages have featured quality prose.


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June 28, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Monday, June 27th

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Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Raimel Tapia, Josh Hader, Daz Cameron, and Adonis Medina.

Prospect of the Day: Raimel Tapia, OF, Colorado Rockies (Double-A Hartford): 4-for-5, 2 R, 2B, SB, CS.
After what would best be described as a forgettable April, in which he hit .214, Tapia has been white-hot with the bat, hitting .348./400/.485 since May 2nd. He’s not immune to the occasional poor at-bat, but this young man can really hit, and assuming his future is in the hitter’s utopia that is Coors Field, he’s capable of putting up gaudy numbers while playing a quality corner outfield.

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June 27, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of June 24-26

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Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out over the weekend, including Adrian Rondon, Jeff Hoffman, Francis Martes, and A.J. Cole.

Prospect of the Weekend:

Adrian Rondon, SS, Tampa Bay Rays (Short-Season Princeton): 3-for-4, 3 HR, 1 BB.
For those of you who find RBI to a predictive stat, Rondon also knocked in nine on Friday. Signed for close to $3 million out of the Dominican in July of 2014, Rondon has everything you’re looking for in a first-division shortstop, but to say those tools didn’t translate over to his 2015 season (.491 OPS in 164 at-bats) is an understatement. They sure did on Friday night, however, and again, the tools are really impressive. It’s just gonna take a long time before they show up on a consistent basis.


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June 24, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, June 23rd

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Wilson Karaman

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Thomas Szapucki, Josh Bell, Aaron Judge, and Nick Neidert.

Prospect of the Day:

Thomas Szapucki, LHP, New York Mets (Short-Season Kingsport): 6 IP, 2 H, 13 K.
So there’s a right way to make your first professional start, and there’s probably a wrong way or 86, and there’s the next-level ballin’ than Szapucki did yesterday. A fifth-round prep arm last June, he dominated in ways Appy League lineups just aren’t accustomed to with a low-90s heater and 11-5 hook. Lauded for his projectability and arm strength heading into the draft, he’ll be a long burn on account of his age and customary mechanical rough edges, but that was one hell of an introduction.


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June 23, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, June 22nd

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Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Yoan Moncada, Charlie Tilson, Tyler Glasnow, and Christin Stewart.

Prospect of the Day: Yoan Moncada, 2B, Boston Red Sox (Double-A Portland): 3-for-5, 2 R.
As a guy who likes to see prospects challenged, was it frustrating to see Moncada in the Carolina League for 60 days? You betcha. Do the Red Sox give even a smidgen of a hoot about my concerns? They do not. Moncada has been sensational in 2016, and if for some reason you didn’t think 2015 established him as one of the best prospects in baseball, this should do it. I doubt you see him contribute in 2016 unless there’s an injury to a certain scrappy second baseman in Boston, but I don’t doubt that he’s ready to make said contribution.

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June 22, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, June 21st

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Mark Anderson

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Aaron Judge, Conner Greene, David Dahl, and Cavan Biggio.

Prospect of the Day:

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June 21, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Monday, June 20th

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Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Scott Schebler, Stephen Tarpley, Cody Bellinger, and Joe Jimenez.

Prospect of the Day: Scott Schebler, OF, Cincinnati Reds (Triple-A Louisville): 4-for-4, 2 R, 3 2B. Schebler struggled in his month with the Reds, but he’s probably earned a chance at another promotion. He’s been much better since his Triple-A return, and while that should be the case, it’s still a promising development. There’s a chance for solid-average power from the left side, and the feel for hitting is good enough that the hit tool may be average, too. It’s probably a bench profile, but it’s something every club needs. Schebler absolutely has a chance to be a contributor to a good team in the coming years.

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June 20, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of June 17-19

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Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out over the weekend, including Ian Happ, Phil Bickford, Reynaldo Lopez, and Austin Meadows.

Prospect of the Weekend:

Ian Happ, 2B/OF, Chicago Cubs (High-A Myrtle Beach): 4-for-6, R, 3 2B, BB, CS.
When you consider that Happ was the ninth pick of last year’s draft and that he has a .410 OBP, for a system that is as prospect-crazy as any, he’s gone, dare I say, under the radar? There’s a chance every tool in his bag becomes above average, and I give him as good of chance for a plus hit tool as anyone from last year’s class—and yes, that includes the big three. Is he a future star? No. Is he a future regular? I’d bet at least some of my “reputation” on it.


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June 17, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, June 16th

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Mark Anderson

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Sean Reid-Foley, Sandy Alcantara, Austin Meadows, and Joe McCarthy.

Sean Reid-Foley, RHP, Blue Jays (High-A Dunedin): 7 IP, 2 H, 0 R/ER, 3 BB, 12 K.
Word of Reid-Foley’s promotion trickled out during the day on Thursday, along with word that he was starting for Dunedin last night. That first start in High-A didn’t prove to have much of an adjustment, as Reid-Foley torched the opposition, allowing just two hits and striking out 12 while demonstrating just how electric his stuff can be when he’s on top of his game.


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June 16, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, June 15th

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Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Kevin Newman,

Prospect of the Day:

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