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07-13

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Long Relief: Top 50 Busted Prospects
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BP Staff

07-06

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2017 Prospects: Midseason Top 50
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Jeffrey Paternostro and BP Prospect Staff

07-07

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 486: Jason Parks on the Top 50 Prospects in Baseball
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-07

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The BP Top 50
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

02-09

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BP Unfiltered: 2014 Top Prospect Compilation - Updated February 6, 2014
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Joe Hamrahi

11-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 331: Jason Parks on the Best Farm System in Baseball
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-22

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 248: Bartolo Colon and the PED Question/Ruben Amaro and Prospect Rankings
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-30

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Dissecting the Draft: Introduction
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Nick J. Faleris

11-06

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BP Unfiltered: Prospect Ranking Regrets and the Importance of Instinct in Scouting
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Chris Mellen

08-21

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 25: The Secretly Successful White Sox System?/Starlin Castro's Makeup Concerns
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-07

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Positional Primary: Right-Handed Pitchers
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Jason Parks

03-17

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Future Shock: Future Top Dogs, NL
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Kevin Goldstein

01-25

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Future Shock: Rockies Mail Bag
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Kevin Goldstein

01-10

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Future Shock: AL Top 11 Prospects Update
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Kevin Goldstein

04-27

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Lies, Damned Lies: The PECOTA Top 100
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Nate Silver

02-01

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Lies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Takes on Prospects, Introduction
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Nate Silver

03-20

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Future Shock: Managing Expectations
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Kevin Goldstein

02-21

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2006 Top 50 Prospects
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David Regan

02-01

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Prospectus Roundtable: How the Sausage Was Made
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Baseball Prospectus

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A prospect ranking list for the ragged and the damned.

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From the mess to the masses.

The ground rules haven’t changed here, folks. Our midseason list update does not include 2017 draftees, 2017 J2 signings, or any prospect-eligible player currently in the majors. This is going to change again in two months, so it’s a little more fluid than our offseason lists, but Craig tells me that the people love lists. So lists they shall have - Jeffrey Paternostro

1. Yoan Moncada, 2B, Chicago White Sox

Why He’ll Succeed: Moncada is a true five-tool player, with potential plus or better grades in all five slots. Slot that in at an up-the-middle-spot, throw in a dash of 70-grade pop, and you have the recipe for a perennial all-star.

Why He Might Fail: Moncada may end up more of a four-tool player, and when the missing tool is hit, the profile can get volatile. There’s potential for a lot of swing-and-miss here, and while a .230 or .240 hitting second baseman with pop is still a regular, it’s not an impact one. There’s also more true ‘bust’ potential than you’d like as your number one prospect, but hey, we put a pitcher who immediately blew out at one preseason. Risk doesn’t bother us.

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Ben and and Sam talk to Jason Parks about the BP Mid-Season Top 50 Prospects List.

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July 7, 2014 6:00 am

The BP Top 50

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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

The top prospect in baseball hasn't changed, but plenty else has since our preseason top 100.

With as many eyes as we can possibly put on the prize, we seek to provide the prospect temperature of the given moment, as we take to the fields night after night armed with our stopwatches, radar guns, and in my case, thermometers. As in previous top 50 updates, we will not be including prospects recently promoted to the majors, nor will we be including prospects recently selected in the amateur draft (further explanation provided below the Top 50 courtesy of Nick Faleris). This is a list of the top prospects currently in the minors, and we use a scouting-heavy approach to support the work, either in the form of our own eyewitness accounts or via our industry sources, although in most cases the rankings are indicative of the blissful marriage between the two.

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BP teams up with again Fantasy Rundown to provide your 2014 top prospect compilations

Over the past several years, I've put together top prospect compilations from sources across the Internet. I have linked to the files below. The Excel workbooks contain tabs at the bottom representing each of the league’s divisions as well as a tab for top 100 lists and positional analysis.

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Ben and Sam talk to Jason Parks about why he thinks the Minnesota Twins have the best minor-league talent in baseball.

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Ben and Sam talk about whether it's ever fair to suspect that a player is taking PEDs, then discuss Ruben Amaro's comments about public prospect rankings.

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April 30, 2013 5:00 am

Dissecting the Draft: Introduction

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Nick J. Faleris

The first installment of a new series, in which a member of our prospect team will step into the Red Sox' shoes and conduct a shadow draft.

Creating a Mechanism for Evaluation of Draft Strategy

Part of what drew me to Baseball Prospectus, other than my respect for Jason Parks and his vision of a scouting-department-style “Prospect Team,” was the allure of stepping into a ready-made readership eager and able to help me explore baseball on both a macro and micro level. As far as the draft is concerned, that means not only breaking down draft prospects from a scouting perspective on a player-by-player basis, but also working to understand what goes into formulating an overarching approach to player acquisition through the draft. This includes general strategies relating to draft acquisitions, as well as draft-class-specific game planning.

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Some scouting mistakes as as memorable and valuable as scouting successes.

Everyone loves a good prospect list. Before each season and at various points throughout the year, prospect lists give us a preview of the talent on the way for each team and allow us to see how each system stacks up against the others. From the reader’s perspective, these lists might seem to spring fully formed from their authors’ minds. But a good prospect list is the product of weeks of behind-the-scenes work.

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Ben and Sam discuss Kenny Williams' contention that the poorly rated White Sox farm system is just misunderstood, then consider whether the Cubs should be concerned about Starlin Castro's makeup.

Ben and Sam discuss Kenny Williams' contention that the poorly rated White Sox farm system is just misunderstood, then consider whether the Cubs should be concerned about Starlin Castro's makeup.

Effectively Wild Episode 25: "The Secretly Successful White Sox System?/Starlin Castro's Makeup Concerns"

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With the first round of the draft in the books, do any of the northpaws crack the top tier of right-handed pitching prospects?

Ranking prospects by position has been done—at least, it has been attempted in the traditional sense [read: standard formula, i.e., #1. Best. #2. Second-best. #3. Third-best. You get it.]. Instead of following the standard formula, I thought I would offer something a little different, though the fundamental objective will remain the same: identifying baseball’s best prospects at each position.

Over the next 11 installments, I’ll focus on one position on the field, identify the preeminent talent in the minors at said position, and place them into cute little tiers to contextualize their place in my world. It’s an earnest and sincere exercise, delivered with some (attempted) humor, so hopefully it will be taken as such. I want to embrace the subjective nature of the task rather than pretend to be objective about it, which is great in theory, but not practical in its application. Everybody looks at players through a unique lens, and as a result, personal feelings enter into the equation. I’m cool with this. As I said, I’m going to attempt to deliver a sincere and earnest series, free from the artificiality associated with presenting a universal truth. Opinions change based on the climate of the moment. This is a snapshot of that moment.

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March 17, 2010 11:21 am

Future Shock: Future Top Dogs, NL

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Kevin Goldstein

A look back and a look ahead to who could the top prosects in the senior circuit next year.

One of the most frequent questions I get, be it via e-mail, chats, or the comment sections in the articles, is which player on (insert team here) has the best shot at moving into the Top 101. That's a much different question from who is the best prospect not in the Top 101, as the focus need to move solely to growth potential. Building on last year's "Future Top Dogs" series, let's keep that category in this year's version, while also taking an honest look at last year's prognostications.

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