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09-17

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Eyewitness Accounts: September 17, 2014
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BP Prospect Staff

09-15

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What You Need to Know: September 15, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

09-15

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: September 15, 2014
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BP Prospect Staff

09-09

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An Agent's Take: So Long, Scout
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Joshua Kusnick

09-09

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Eyewitness Accounts: September 9, 2014
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BP Prospect Staff

09-08

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The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, September 8
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Matt Sussman

09-08

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: September 8, 2014
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BP Prospect Staff

09-05

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Prospect Debate: Steven Moya's Feast or Famine
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Jeff Moore, Mark Anderson and Tucker Blair

09-04

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The Call-Up: The Others
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Mauricio Rubio, Tucker Blair, Jordan Gorosh, Craig Goldstein, Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre and Jeff Moore

09-03

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Notes from the Field: Two Cubans Walk Onto A Field...
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Jeff Moore

09-03

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The Call-Up: Dalton Pompey
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Jeff Moore and Ben Carsley

09-03

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What's Next
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Nick J. Faleris and Chris Mellen

09-02

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The Call-Up: Joc Pederson
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Chris Rodriguez and Bret Sayre

09-02

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The Call-Up: Daniel Norris
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Craig Goldstein and Mark Anderson

09-02

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The Call-Up: Brandon Finnegan
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Craig Goldstein and CJ Wittmann

09-02

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: September 2, 2014
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BP Prospect Staff

09-02

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The Future
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Joe Hamrahi

09-02

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The Call-Up: Maikel Franco
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Mark Anderson and Bret Sayre

08-29

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The Call-Up: Dilson Herrera
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Jeff Moore and Craig Goldstein

08-27

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AFL 2014
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Jeff Moore

08-27

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The Call-Up: Jorge Soler
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J.P. Breen and Mauricio Rubio

08-14

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Eyewitness Accounts: August 14, 2014
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BP Prospect Staff

08-07

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Eyewitness Accounts: August 7, 2014
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Tucker Blair

08-06

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In The Game
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Jordan Gorosh

08-06

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Pebble Hunting: The Non-Scout's Guide To Javier Baez
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Sam Miller

08-05

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The Call-Up: Javier Baez
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Mauricio Rubio and Jordan Gorosh

08-04

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: August 4, 2014
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BP Prospect Staff

08-02

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The Call-Up: Mike Foltynewicz
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Jason Parks and Mauricio Rubio

08-01

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The View from the Loge Level: The Diversification of the Perfect Game All-American Classic
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Daron Sutton

07-31

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Notes from the Field: July 31, 2014
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Jeff Moore and Austin Diamond

07-30

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Eyewitness Accounts: July 30, 2014
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Mark Anderson

07-30

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Scouting the Draft: The Cape League All-Star Game
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Al Skorupa

07-25

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Notes from the Field: What's Wrong With Appel
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Chris Rodriguez

07-24

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Eyewitness Accounts: July 24, 2014
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Tucker Blair

07-23

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Eyewitness Accounts: July 23, 2014
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Chris Mellen

07-22

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: What Did I Miss: Steven Matz
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Jason Parks

07-21

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: July 21, 2014
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

07-17

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Eyewitness Accounts: July 17, 2014
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BP Prospect Staff

07-14

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: July 14, 2014
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BP Prospect Staff

07-11

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Notes from the Field: Not Jose Fernandez (But the Best Since)
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Jeff Moore

07-11

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2014 Futures Game Preview
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Ron Shah

07-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 489: Statcast's Impact on Player Evaluation
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-10

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2014 Futures Game Preview
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Ron Shah

07-10

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The Call-Up: Christian Vazquez
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Al Skorupa and Ben Carsley

07-09

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The Call-Up: Arismendy Alcantara
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Mauricio Rubio and Craig Goldstein

07-09

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, July 8
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Jeff Moore

07-08

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Going Yard: Super Hits of the 70s
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Ryan Parker

07-08

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The 2010 Redraft
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Baseball Prospectus

07-03

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BP Top 50
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Nick J. Faleris, Jason Parks and Ron Shah

07-03

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Eyewitness Accounts: July 3, 2014
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BP Prospect Staff

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Eyes on Lucas Giolito, Simon Mercedes, Brian Gonzalez, Reese McGuire, and Bubba Starling.

Lucas Giolito

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September 15, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: September 15, 2014

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Daniel Rathman

The Dodgers, and Kershaw, put some space between them and their competition; the Cardinals are building a cushion; a Twin struck out more than 10 batters; and baseball happened in all other corners of this great nation of ours.


The Dodgers came to AT&T Park for a three-game showdown with a two-game lead in the West. A sweep would bump Los Angeles from the top of the standings. Any other outcome would keep the Giants in second place.


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September 15, 2014 6:00 am

Monday Morning Ten Pack: September 15, 2014

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BP Prospect Staff

Ten prospects who surprised the scouting staff in 2014.

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September 9, 2014 6:00 am

An Agent's Take: So Long, Scout

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Joshua Kusnick

The author remembers 'a Hall of Fame scout if there ever was one.'

This past week my friend Bruce Seid, the Milwaukee Brewers scouting director, passed away. This is not the first time I lost a friend who was a scout. Rolando Casanova of the Detorit Tigers passed away earlier this year, as well. Bruce and Caz were both under 60 and passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. We work in show business, and death rarely creeps into our thoughts, but when it comes it hits like a sledgehammer. I want to use this column to talk about my friend and give the world a behind-the-scenes look at what a failed draft situation looks like.

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Eyes on Sean Manaea, Jose Urena, Adalberto Mondesi, Dominic Smith, and Casey Gillaspie.

Sean Manaea

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September 8, 2014 12:22 pm

The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, September 8

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Matt Sussman

An entire Hit List almost entirely free of Derek Jeter, dedicated to Derek Jeter.

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September 8, 2014 6:00 am

Monday Morning Ten Pack: September 8, 2014

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BP Prospect Staff

The prospect team checks in on Noah Syndergaard's struggles and a slew of baby-faced killers, including Orlando Arcia, Keone Kela, and Alex Verdugo.

Noah Syndergaard, RHP, Mets (Triple-A Las Vegas)
When a player experiences adversity, we experience doubts and second guessing of our projections. We want to see progress on a definitive upward trend, but the path followed by prospects is rarely linear. There is no doubt that this season has been bumpy for Syndergaard. The 22-year-old blitzed through two levels last year, causing the main question this off-season to be, "When will he be facing big-league hitters full-time?" Syndergaard’s growing pains are a good reminder that even when it seems like players are close, there are still nuances to be mastered. Even the most highly regarded prospects are works in progress and growing pains can appear without warning. My view on Syndergaard is that the 6-foot-6 Texan bounces back and makes the necessary refinements to fulfill his projection. Reports from the second half of the year have been strong and indications were that the issues were more along the lines of fine-tuning his command than any regression of his stuff. –Chris Mellen

Derek Fisher, OF, Astros (Short-season Tri-City)
After failing to sign the first overall selection in the 2014 draft, Brady Aiken (LHP, Cathedral Catholic (San Diego)), and potential over-slot fifth rounder Jacob Nix (RHP, Los Alamitos HS (Calif.)), due to a messy set of negotiations surrounding some unexpected findings in Aiken’s medicals, the Astros will look to former University of Virginia standout and 37th overall selection Derek Fisher to anchor their 2014 draft class. Fisher missed six weeks of his junior year thanks to a broken hamate bone and is just now starting to get back to the point where his double-plus raw power is playing in-game.



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September 5, 2014 6:00 am

Prospect Debate: Steven Moya's Feast or Famine

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Jeff Moore, Mark Anderson and Tucker Blair

In Steven Moya's first big test, he showed massive raw power and a terrifying K:BB ratio. Which indicator will win out?

Some prospects inspire a strong consensus among scouts. The tools and projection are easy to see; we know a player is going to be good, so it’s only a matter of how good. With other prospects, however, there can be a much wider range of opinions. Two scouts can see the same thing from the same player and come up with two totally different sets of opinions. It happens in the seats behind the plate, in meeting rooms before the draft, and in many of the discussions behind the scenes here at BP. To me, this is one of the best parts about scouting. Sometimes there are no right or wrong answers, or at least not ones we’ll know for a few years.

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Scouting and fantasy takes on this week's second-tier, but still intriguing, call-ups.

We’ve devoted full articles to the most promising prospects promoted to the majors late this season, but we're offering scouting and fantasy takes on the best of the rest here.

Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, RHP, Phillies
Scouting Take:
The Cuban import entered 2014 having not thrown a competitive pitch since he left his home country. Gonzalez’s medicals revealed some injury concerns that prompted the Phillies to rework his deal and turn him into a reliever this year. He worked in the low 90s as a starter but can work in the mid-90s as a reliever. He also has a splitter and a spotty breaking ball. The Phillies still have plans to convert him back into a starter next year but he’ll have to tighten up the command and work on the breaking ball. —Mauricio Rubio


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September 3, 2014 6:00 am

Notes from the Field: Two Cubans Walk Onto A Field...

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Jeff Moore

Twenty big-league scouts and our own Jeff Moore watched Jozzen Cuesta and Misael Siverio try out in Florida last week.

There are innumerable adjustments players must make when defecting from Cuba in search of their major-league dream, but on Friday morning, on the back fields in the shadows of Roger Dean Stadium in south Florida, the weather was not one of them. The balmy heat and stifling humidity couldn’t have been much different from what Jozzen Cuesta and Misael Siverio were used to back in their native Cuba. The setting, however, was different, with more than 20 scouts in attendance who were eager to see the newest free agent talent but, after two hours, slightly disappointed by the pedestrian performances they saw.

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September 3, 2014 6:00 am

The Call-Up: Dalton Pompey

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Jeff Moore and Ben Carsley

The Blue Jays bring up a prospect who has been hot. Molten hot.

The Situation: With Colby Rasmus slated to hit free agency after this season, Dalton Pompey's rise through the Blue Jays farm system coincides with the team's potential need this offseason.

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September 3, 2014 6:00 am

What's Next

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Nick J. Faleris and Chris Mellen

The new co-directors of the BP Prospect team talk about their plan for coverage.

During any journey, change is inevitable, with the success of the trip often hinging upon a traveler’s ability to adapt to that change without losing his heading. When Nick and I first started outlining a plan for life after Jason Parks, our initial thoughts (after few deep breaths) gravitated to the trove of in-house talent Parks had assembled during his two seasons at the helm of the prospect team, and it quickly became apparent our ability to adapt would be more about tweaking and tightening what we have than undergoing any major overhaul.

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