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March 19, 2014 6:00 am

Five to Watch: National League Post-Prospects

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Craig Goldstein

These young players have officially graduated from the minors and are ready to help your fantasy squad this year.

I’ve been partial to the phrase prospect fatigue as it applies to players who are on the radar for so long that we start to ding them for being (somewhat) known quantities as opposed to the younger players who let our minds run free, unencumbered by the shackles of previous performance. Well after the prospect fatigue guys come post-prospects. They live in stasis in our brains, some purgatory of youthful but not eligible for a minor league roster spot, yet still not useful enough for a major league keeper spot. Before this turns into the final season of LOST though, we should note that these players tend to be divisive, riding the line between being overvalued thanks to a perceived undervaluing or just straight up undervalued. Here’s a look at five in the NL:

Wily Peralta, P, Brewers
Peralta put together a nice second half of the season last year, making it two years in a row he’s put together small sample sizes of good performance that could lead one to hope for more the next year. The problem of course was his brutal first half, as he only struck out 14 percent of batters and got rocked to the tune of a 4.61 ERA. He was better, though not great, in the second half, with a 3.99 ERA, but the real improvement showed up in his ability to miss bats. Peralta saw his strikeout rate jump to 19% once he started incorporating his slider more consistently. In the first three months of the season he never used it more than 22.68 percent but starting in June (32.34 percent), Peralta never saw his slider usage dip below 24.38 percent and twice registered a number above 30 percent. The ability to miss bats to his exceptional ability to burn worms is a much needed addition, and one Peralta is poised to exploit in the upcoming season.


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The Braves get Justin Upton. What did the Diamondbacks get for all their efforts?

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November 12, 2012 5:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of November 9-11

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Jason Martinez

Notes on players in the AFL, DWL, and PRBL.

Jurickson Profar was eight years old when future Licey teammate Jesus Colome made his major league debut in 2001 with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. More than 11 years later, Profar was directly responsible for the 34 year-old Colome winning his first game of the 2012 DWL season. Details below ...

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July 24, 2012 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Dempster the Brave?

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Ben Lindbergh

The Braves and Cubs conditionally agree to a deal for Ryan Dempster.

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May 3, 2012 3:00 am

What Scouts Are Saying: Not Always the Cruelest Month

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Kevin Goldstein

Forget Dylan Bundy for a second. Have you seen Billy Hamilton?

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March 6, 2012 3:00 am

Painting the Black: Braves Still Building the Wight Way

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R.J. Anderson

Legendary scout Bill Wight's legacy lives on in Atlanta's pitching-rich rotation, but should the Braves trade from strength to address a weakness?

The Braves have too many young starters—a statement as timeless as any in baseball, right up there with "the Pirates hope to have a winning season” or “the Yankees lead the league in payroll.” Some things in baseball are destined to stay the same. Atlanta’s evergreen supply of young arms seems to be one of them.

Often, when a person joins a team just as it begins to do something well, he or she is identified as the catalyst for that change. That John Schuerholz has become the iconic figure behind the Braves’ pitching dominance is no surprise. Blossoming starting pitchers shaped Schuerholz’s legacy as much as, or perhaps more than, any other group of players did.

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February 7, 2012 3:00 am

Future Shock: Atlanta Braves Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

Atlanta's system has several high-caliber pitchers but few hitters to match their upside.

Previous Rankings: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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The Braves are consistently among the best systems, and are again thanks to the game's most impressive collection of Latin American pitching talent.

Previous Rankings: 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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January 21, 2010 11:36 am

Future Shock: Braves Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

The luster of Jason Heyward's star shouldn't obscure the presence of other top talents in the organization.

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November 7, 2008 11:45 am

Future Shock: Braves Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

A retooling system provides a crop with tons of upside potential, both close to The Show and in the system's lowest rungs.

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(Ed. note: Chris is on vacation this week. TA will resume, with a twice-a-week schedule, on April 11.)

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