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06-03

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The Stash List: Eighth Edition
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Bret Sayre

05-31

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The Call-Up: Oscar Taveras
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Jason Parks and Bret Sayre

05-21

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, May 20
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Jeff Moore

05-13

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17

The Stash List: Fifth Edition
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Bret Sayre

05-06

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27

The Stash List: Fourth Edition
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Bret Sayre

04-29

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The Stash List: Third Edition
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Bret Sayre

04-29

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8

Minor League Update: Games of Monday, April 28
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Jeff Moore

04-28

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Minor League Update: Games of April 25-27
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Jeff Moore

04-22

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17

The Stash List: Second Edition
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Bret Sayre

04-15

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20

Dynasty Dynamics: NL Central U25 Lists
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

04-10

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, April 9
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Jeff Moore

03-03

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33

The Top 101 Fantasy Prospects of 2014
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Bret Sayre

02-07

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Fantasy Team Preview: St. Louis Cardinals
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Mike Gianella

01-27

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Top 101 Prospects
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Jason Parks

01-22

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24

BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 1-2
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Bret Sayre

09-24

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4

The Stash List: A 2014 Preview
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Bret Sayre

07-23

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The Stash List: Drawing a Line in the Sand
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Bret Sayre

07-08

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The Top 50 Fantasy Prospects
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Bret Sayre

07-03

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Hot Prospect Video
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Jason Cole

06-18

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The Stash List: Moving Beyond the Super Two
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Bret Sayre

05-13

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22

Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 13
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BP Prospect Staff

03-29

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28

Prospects Will Break Your Heart: 2013 Organizational Rankings
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Jason Parks

03-21

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53

Top Tools: Best Hit/Power
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BP Prospect Staff

03-07

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Minor League Update: Games of March 6, 2013
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Jason Martinez

03-01

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Minor League Update: Games of February 28
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Jason Martinez

02-25

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Top 101 Prospects
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Jason Parks

02-01

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: St. Louis Cardinals Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

01-31

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Minor League Update: Potential Impact Rookies in 2013 (NL CENTRAL)
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Jason Martinez

12-20

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Minor League Update: Games of December 19
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Jason Martinez

12-04

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Minor League Update: The Five Dominican Winter League Prospects Most Likely to Make an Impact in the Majors in 2013
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Jason Martinez

11-29

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Minor League Update: Games of November 28
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Jason Martinez

11-27

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Minor League Update: 25-Man Roster of Top Prospects Playing in the Dominican Winter League
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Jason Martinez

11-12

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Minor League Update: Games of November 9-11
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Jason Martinez

08-01

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Rarified Air: The Top 10 Prospects in the Minors
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Jason Parks

05-31

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: What Could Go Wrong in 2012: St. Louis Cardinals
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Jason Parks

05-16

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Future Shock: Finding Power
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Kevin Goldstein

04-30

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Future Shock: Monday Morning Ten Pack
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Kevin Goldstein

04-20

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Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of April 20
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Kevin Goldstein

02-10

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Future Shock: Cardinals Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

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June 3, 2014 6:00 am

The Stash List: Eighth Edition

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Bret Sayre

Oscar Taveras and Marcus Stroman earn their diplomas, but Gregory Polanco is still waiting.

The Graduates: Oscar Taveras (2), Marcus Stroman (15)
It only took a year longer than many thought, but Taveras has finally taken his rightful place in the Cardinals’ outfield and lineup. With the ankle injury finally in the rearview mirror, the stud prospect is ready to start hitting for average and power immediately at the major league level. If reading about Taveras is your thing (and frankly, that’s all of us), he got the full Call-Up treatment on Saturday by Jason Parks, with fantasy analysis from yours truly. Stroman, on the other hand, is getting his second shot this season, but this time in the role he was born to play: starting pitcher. In his starting debut, Stroman went six innings while striking out six and allowing five base runners. He should stick and although the performance may be up and down, he’ll be worth owning in leagues as shallow as 12-team mixed.

The Departed: None


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May 31, 2014 2:03 pm

The Call-Up: Oscar Taveras

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Jason Parks and Bret Sayre

The best bat in the minors makes the major leagues.

The Situation: The Cardinals need an offensive boost and Taveras bleeds rocket fuel.

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May 21, 2014 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, May 20

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Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras and Astros righty Jake Buchanan.

Hitter of the Night: Oscar Taveras, OF, Cardinals (Memphis, AAA): 4-5, R, 2B.
Much is being made out of Taveras’ NL Central counterpart Gregory Polanco and the Pirates’ unwillingness to promote him, but Taveras is making his case quite well, too. With a lot of struggling offensive players and a need for a jolt, it’s a race to see which team will make a move first.

Pitcher of the Night: Jake Buchanan, RHP, Astros (Oklahoma City, AAA): 9 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 10 K.
The strikeouts aren’t typical of a Buchanan start, but the lack of walks and effective pitching are. His upper-80s arsenal doesn’t leave much of a ceiling (he can touch 91), but his extreme command gives him a chance to stick in the back end of a rotation.



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May 13, 2014 6:00 am

The Stash List: Fifth Edition

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Bret Sayre

The wait for Gregory Polanco's debut continues.

No time to waste this week—instead we jump right into the list with the fervor and excitement of a Yasiel Puig bat flip. Yes, we’re going full Puig.

So without any further ado, here is The Stash List 5.0:

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May 6, 2014 6:00 am

The Stash List: Fourth Edition

27

Bret Sayre

Jurickson Profar makes his first appearance, but Gregory Polanco remains at the top.

The worst thing for a player who is performing at a high level in the minor leagues is to have a player (or players) ahead of him who is also getting the job done. This goes triple for position players, as a starting pitching prospect will force his way in there if his performance dictates that he deserves a job. If you look at the top names on this list (specifically the first five prospects), part of the reason why they are so prominently ranked is that they are significantly better from a talent perspective than what is ahead of them on the depth chart. Those five players, who are potentially going to be phased out, are (roughly) Travis Snider, Jon Jay, Luis Valbuena, Marc Krauss, and Cody Asche. Those are not impediments, they are placeholders.

The waters get much more murky when you have a player like Alexander Guerrero, who from a talent and performance standpoint should probably get a shot at major league playing time, but is behind Dee Gordon on the depth chart. Normally this wouldn’t be a huge obstacle, but Gordon (and his .385 on-base percentage) has been one of the best leadoff hitters in baseball this season. So while Guerrero ends up in the Honorable Mention section again because he would likely get the call in the event of a Gordon injury, that’s a much less likely outcome than a near replacement player playing like a near replacement level player.

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April 29, 2014 6:00 am

The Stash List: Third Edition

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Bret Sayre

Three NL Central position players lead the way.

We’ll keep the introduction short this week, but it’s the perfect time to touch on a very important topic, both when trying to predict which prospects will have both 2014 and long-term value.

Minor league statistics are deceiving. That’s not to say they can’t be informative, because they do tell the story of what has actually happened in professional games, but they don’t come close to explaining the whole picture. Take Eddie Butler for example—he’s been pitching well in Triple-A, but with the lowest strikeout rate of his minor league career. You could read this as a bad sign when you’re flipping through his Baseball Reference page, but the reality is that the stuff is still just as good as 2013 (if not better), and the Rockies are asking him to pitch to contact more.

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April 29, 2014 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Monday, April 28

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Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo and Twins righty Alex Meyer

Hitter of the Night: Brandon Nimmo, OF, Mets (St. Lucie, A+): 4-4, 2 R, 2B, HR.
Nimmo’s big day found him over the .400 mark on the season, but the real rarity on Monday night was that he actually didn’t take a walk. The extremely patient Nimmo takes a Votto-esque approach even to RBI situations, refusing to expand the strike zone for any occasion en route to 24 walks already this season and a .530 on-base percentage. How much power he will develop is still up in the air, but at the very least, he can hit atop a playoff-caliber lineup.

Pitcher of the Night: Alex Meyer, RHP, Twins (Rochester, AAA): 6 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 11 K.
Meyer is pitching about as well as the Twins could have hoped for, with this being his second-straight 11-strikeout, scoreless start. There’s little doubt that Meyer is one of the five best starters in the Twins organization right now and is certainly better than Kevin Correa or Mike Pelfrey at the moment, but both of those guys have money committed to them. With a combined 6.04 ERA for their starting pitchers, the Twins need Meyer, but they don’t have a place for him unless they make a move. That may be enough justification to keep him in the minors until summer.



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April 28, 2014 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of April 25-27

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Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out over the weekend, including third basemen Kris Bryant and Ryan McMahon.

Friday, April 25

Jesus Aguilar, 1B, Indians (Columbus, 1B): 3-5, R, HR, 2 K. Aguilar’s power has come in streaks this season, as he followed his home run on Friday with another on Saturday, giving him seven on the young season. He’s still striking out in bunches, too, but he’s also walking at a higher rate, making it an acceptable tradeoff.

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April 22, 2014 10:07 am

The Stash List: Second Edition

17

Bret Sayre

Javier Baez retains the top spot, but there's a new hot prospect ranked second.

Yes, there was no Stash List for the past two weeks, but that was all part of the plan. Any changes would be extremely minimal, as no one wants more overreaction to small sample sizes and there was never going to be much roster movement. Of course, then the Astros go and call up George Springer, and now everyone is eyeing the prospects on their benches and asking “why not me?”

Well, realistically, not for a while. The most impactful area of this column for the first two months of the season deals with prospects, and if you haven’t read Zachary Levine’s analysis on service time, it’s extremely important for stashers like you and me. We all know about Super Two, approximately when the deadline is and why teams do it. But it’s often forgotten that there are some big prospects who come up in the second half of April, once their teams have ensured that they don’t lose a full year of control.

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April 15, 2014 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: NL Central U25 Lists

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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

Find out how Gerrit Cole, Javier Baez, Oscar Taveras, Billy Hamilton, and co. stack up.

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April 10, 2014 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, April 9

10

Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Royals outfielder Brett Eibner and Red Sox lefty Henry Owens.

Hitter of the Night: Brett Eibner, OF, Royals (Ohama, AAA): 5-5, 3 R, 2B, 2 HR.
Eibner is on the fringes of prospect territory these days as a 25-year-old who hit .243 in Double-A last year, but what he can do is hit for power, and when he cuts down on the swings and misses, he can really be an impact player. It just hasn’t happened nearly enough at the upper levels of the minors to this point.

Pitcher of the Night: Henry Owens, LHP, Red Sox (Portland, AA): 6 2/3 IP, 6 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 9 K.
The 21-year-old Owens kept his ERA at 0.00 on the young season with his second straight nine-strikeout performance. When he’s being consistent with his mechanics, Owens generates tremendous downward plane that is difficult to square up and features two potential plus off-speed pitches.



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From Xander Bogaerts to Gary Sanchez and everyone in between.

The following is an excerpt from the upcoming Baseball Prospectus Futures Guide 2014, our second-annual prospect book, which will collect all of BP's offseason prospect content (plus exclusive prospect and fantasy offerings) in book and e-book form. Here's a look at last year's book; expect an even more meaty offering this time around.

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