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12-27

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An Agent's Take: An Agent's Winter Meetings Journal
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Joshua Kusnick

12-13

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Rule 5 Draft Recap
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Jeff Moore and BP Prospect Staff

12-06

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Youth Movement: Rule 5 Recap and Scouting Notes
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Mark Anderson

05-29

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Bizball: Inside the 2012-16 CBA: The Luxury Tax Meets the Draft
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Maury Brown

02-28

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Sizing Up the CBA Again
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Dustin Palmateer

04-07

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Overthinking It: Rule 5 Roulette
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Ben Lindbergh

06-07

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Ahead in the Count: Production and the Draft
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Matt Swartz

04-08

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Contractual Matters: Rule 5 Update
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Jeff Euston

03-11

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Prospectus Toolbox: Moneybag Mailball
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Derek Jacques

12-05

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Wait 'Til Next Year: Practically Free Pitchers
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Bryan Smith

11-27

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Wait 'Til Next Year: Or December
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Bryan Smith

11-05

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Player Profile: Brooks Conrad
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Marc Normandin

10-16

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Wait 'Til Next Year: On the Cusp of a Decision
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Bryan Smith

07-17

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Wait 'Til Next Year: Finding Leadoff Men
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Bryan Smith

04-11

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BP Kings Update
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Ben Murphy

01-31

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Doctoring The Numbers: The Hidden Market Boost
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Rany Jazayerli

01-30

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Transaction Analysis: AL East Catchup
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Christina Kahrl

12-08

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What the Numbers Say
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Clay Davenport

11-03

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Transaction Analysis: October 17-November 2, 2006
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Christina Kahrl

10-16

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Future Shock: Monday Morning Ten-Pack
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Kevin Goldstein

10-14

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Future Shock: Where Did the Tigers and the Athletics Come From?
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Kevin Goldstein

06-05

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Doctoring The Numbers: The Draft, Part 12
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Rany Jazayerli

06-02

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Doctoring The Numbers: The Draft, Part 11
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Rany Jazayerli

05-18

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Schrodinger's Bat: The Moral Hazards of the Hit Batsmen
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Dan Fox

05-11

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Doctoring The Numbers: The Draft, Part Ten
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Rany Jazayerli

03-27

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Future Shock: How Do Teams Draft?
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Kevin Goldstein

01-24

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The BP Guide to Transaction Rules
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Thomas Gorman

12-23

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Should They Stay or Should They Go
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Bryan Smith

12-14

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Transaction Analysis: December 7-13
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Christina Kahrl

12-07

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Winter Meetings Prospectus
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Paul Swydan

12-07

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Rule 5 Preview
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David Regan

06-09

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Doctoring The Numbers: The Draft, Part Five
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Rany Jazayerli

05-25

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Doctoring The Numbers: The Draft, Part Three
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Rany Jazayerli

05-19

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Doctoring The Numbers: The Draft, Part Two
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Rany Jazayerli

05-13

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Doctoring The Numbers: The Draft
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Rany Jazayerli

12-09

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Rule 5 Draft
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Dayn Perry

01-13

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Transaction Analysis: The Centrals
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Baseball Prospectus

12-23

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Can Of Corn: The Rule 5 Draft
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Dayn Perry

12-04

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Breaking Balls: Rule 5 Shenanigans
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Derek Zumsteg

06-07

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Transaction Analysis: May 27-June 5, 2003
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Christina Kahrl

04-11

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Not-in-Book Players
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Baseball Prospectus

12-12

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Prospectus Feature: Freely Available Talent
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Dayn Perry

12-05

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Rany On The Royals: The Rule 5 Draft
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Rany Jazayerli

01-07

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The Rule V Draft
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Keith Law

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December 27, 2013 6:50 am

An Agent's Take: An Agent's Winter Meetings Journal

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Joshua Kusnick

A stressful, successful slice of an agent's life.

Joshua Kusnick is an MLBPA-certified agent who periodically writes about his experiences representing professional players. You can subscribe to his podcast on iTunes, and reach him via email at JoshuaKusnick@aol.com and on Twitter @JoshuaKusnick.

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December 13, 2013 6:30 am

Rule 5 Draft Recap

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Jeff Moore and BP Prospect Staff

Intel on the nine players selected on Thursday.

The Rule 5 draft took place on Thursday morning, bringing an end to what turned out to be a fairly uneventful Winter Meetings with roughly 20 minutes of prospect fury.

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December 6, 2012 12:40 pm

Youth Movement: Rule 5 Recap and Scouting Notes

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Mark Anderson

What you need to know about today's Rule 5 picks, with scouting info on each player selected.

Every year teams protect their own players from the Rule 5 Draft and search for a diamond in the rough among the unprotected players in other organizations. While there are historical Rule 5 success stories like George Bell, Johan Santana, and Dan Uggla, those occurrences are few and far between. Many players selected in the annual draft have intriguing tools or the overall potential to contribute at the major-league level, most fade into obscurity and are rarely heard from again. This year’s draft, which took place this morning in Nashville and in which 15 players were picked, will likely be no different in that respect, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some interesting storylines to watch as the 2013 season approaches.

Favorite Pick: Josh Fields (RHP, Houston Astros) – Many in the industry were surprised when Fields was not protected by the Red Sox. The 27-year-old right-hander finished the season strong by not allowing a run in 10 appearances with Triple-A Pawtucket and then continued to show well in the Arizona Fall League. His fastball-curveball combination is big-league ready and his command has improved to the point that he can hang with the big boys. He has a setup reliever ceiling and could pitch in that role by the end of the season.

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Our first look inside the new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

This is Part 1 of a multi-part series on the latest Collective Bargaining Agreement

On November 22 of last year, Major League Baseball and the MLBPA did something that the NFL and the NBA could not: reached a new labor agreement without a work stoppage. For those that follow baseball’s labor history, it has become a miraculous run. By the time the current five-year Basic Agreement (read here) expires on December 1, 2016, it will have been 21 years of uninterrupted labor peace.

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Now that we've had some time to reflect on the new CBA's rules about the amateur draft, does it still seem like death to small-market teams?

Believe it or not, most of our writers didn't enter the world sporting an @baseballprospectus.com address; with a few exceptions, they started out somewhere else. In an effort to up your reading pleasure while tipping our caps to some of the most illuminating work being done elsewhere on the internet, we'll be yielding the stage once a week to the best and brightest baseball writers, researchers and thinkers from outside of the BP umbrella. If you'd like to nominate a guest contributor (including yourself), please drop us a line.

Dustin Palmateer once played division III junior college baseball, finishing with a career batting average below the Mendoza Line. He now writes about the game. You can reach him via email.

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April 7, 2011 8:15 am

Overthinking It: Rule 5 Roulette

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Ben Lindbergh

Introducing the $50,000 men who made early-season rosters, and deducing which of them might stick.

There are very few diamonds in the Rule 5 rough. Most teams would settle for the athletic equivalent of cubic zirconia when combing through other clubs’ unwanted players, but after examining the results of prior Rule 5 drafts, it becomes clear that even synthetic stars are in short supply. There are plenty of rejects, though, and it’s not hard to see why.

Time for a quick refresher: in order to be eligible for the Rule 5 draft, which is conducted each December at the Winter Meetings, a player has to have been left off his organization’s 40-man roster. He also has to have toiled in the organization for at least four years if he was signed at age 19 or older, or at least five years if he was signed at 18 or younger. Not many future stars—or even future utility men—fulfill those criteria. (It’s never been easy to unearth hidden talent in the Rule 5 Draft, but the current CBA extended the exemption periods by a year starting in 2006, making it even less likely that any useful players would slip through the cracks.)

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June 7, 2010 8:42 am

Ahead in the Count: Production and the Draft

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Matt Swartz

The players teams select in the draft over the next three days can make a big impact on their future.

The 2010 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft begins tonight, presumably commencing with the Washington Nationals calling the name of Bryce Harper.  The draft will be televised for the fourth year in a row, thanks to increasing fan interest.  Unlike basketball and football with well-exposed college stars that fans are already familiar with, the baseball draft has always been filled with obscure names and generated less interest historically.  However, the collective bargaining agreement in Major League Baseball keeps salaries of young talent especially suppressed when compared with other sports, meaning that drafting well can allow even a small-market team to become successful.  As fans have become more cognizant of this, and as the Internet has made learning about amateur stars easier, the draft has become a bigger deal and more people are taking more notice.

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April 8, 2010 11:43 am

Contractual Matters: Rule 5 Update

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Jeff Euston

Four picks made it through spring training, and time will tell if they turn out to be finds.

Fans and players alike love Opening Day. But few savored the first day of the season more than Seattle reliever Kanekoa Texeira. The Hawaii native pitched well enough in spring training to win a spot in the Mariners’ bullpen, becoming one of just four players to make an Opening Day roster as a selection in December’s Rule 5 draft, one of the most difficult routes to the major leagues.

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Last week's Toolbox elicited a lot of responses, from thoughtful questions to additional observations.

I received a lot of good reader feedback on last week's column about Moneyball, so we'll stay with the topic for another week. Reader Mark Anderson starts us off on a factual note:

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December 5, 2007 12:00 am

Wait 'Til Next Year: Practically Free Pitchers

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Bryan Smith

Bryan runs down the pitcher-heavy list of Rule 5 eligibles to see who might be worth a flyer in tomorrow's draft.

More than any other opportunity, the Rule 5 Draft is a chance for executives to combine their evaluation and analytical skills to steal diamonds in the rough from each other. In 2006, 19 players were taken in a draft that some were predicting would only feature a few pick-worthy players. Remarkably, seven stuck with their new organization for the entire season, compared to just three in 2005. Josh Hamilton, Joakim Soria, Kevin Cameron, and Jared Burton were all significant bargains, despite rule changes that made the available player list substantially shorter. Forty-man rosters are simply not large enough to hold all the good players in baseball, and like every season, 2007 offers a bevy of role players that can contribute to a big-league team starting in April.

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November 27, 2007 12:00 am

Wait 'Til Next Year: Or December

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Bryan Smith

The Rule 5 Draft might be slim pickings this year, but there are some players whose AFL experience in particular might make them attractive to teams.

Over the next few weeks, Major League Baseball organizations will go through every name available on the Rule 5 eligibility list. They will dig through old scouting reports to trace the history of each player, attempting to build a case for spending $50,000 on any they judge worthy. If history repeats itself, these teams will start with the most recent scouting reports, weighing winter league reports on a plane higher than the rest. At the onset of the Arizona Fall League, I created a list of players whose second seasons were particularly important in their future, my attempt at the league's best draft-eligible players. Of this list of ten players, seven were protected in October and November, with particularly notable (and 40-man roster spot-worthy) AFL seasons from Jack Egbert, Cory Wade, and Chris Dickerson.

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November 5, 2007 12:00 am

Player Profile: Brooks Conrad

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Marc Normandin

Can the Astros farmhand make good his escape into minor league free agency and put together a big league career?

Following the World Series, and before the major league free agent market opens up, the list of minor league free agents is released. Oftentimes this can result in a shuffling of organizational soldiers and career minor leaguers, but on occasion potential late-start major leaguers slip through the cracks and end up available as well. One of the intriguing names on this year's list is former Astros farmhand Brooks Conrad. The 27-year-old Arizona State product struggled through most of 2007 during his third go-round at Triple-A, and failed to crack the majors this time around due to those struggles and also the ceremonial season-long Craig Biggio Death March, not to mention the signing of Mark Loretta. What can Conrad provide to a new employer in 2008 and beyond, and is he anything more than a solid Triple-A lifer?

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