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08-17

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Raising Aces: Debut Ante: Luis Severino
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Doug Thorburn

08-10

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Raising Aces: Debut Ante: Jon Gray
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Doug Thorburn

07-06

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67

BP Top 50
by
BP Prospect Staff

06-30

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5

Eyewitness Accounts: June 30, 2015
by
Tucker Blair

06-30

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16

Some Projection Left: The Top J2 Prospects
by
Christopher Crawford

06-29

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4

Prospect Profile: Yoan Moncada
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David Lee

06-29

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6

Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 29, 2015
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BP Prospect Staff

06-26

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The Call-Up: Alex Meyer
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Mark Anderson and Greg Wellemeyer

06-25

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Eyewitness Accounts: June 25, 2015
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BP Prospect Staff

06-25

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4

What Scouts Are Saying: June 25, 2015
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Baseball Prospectus

06-24

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4

Notes from the Field: June 24, 2015
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BP Prospect Staff

06-24

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14

Some Projection Left: Hot Takes on Touki
by
Christopher Crawford

06-23

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Minor League Update: Games of June 22, 2015
by
Jeff Moore

06-22

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7

Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 22, 2015
by
BP Prospect Staff

06-22

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Minor League Update: Games on June 19-21, 2015
by
Jeff Moore

06-19

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10

Minor League Update: Games of June 18, 2015
by
Jeff Moore

06-18

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Minor League Update: Games of June 17, 2015
by
Jeff Moore

06-18

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9

Eyewitness Accounts: June 18, 2015
by
BP Prospect Staff

06-17

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Minor League Update: Games of June 16, 2015
by
Jeff Moore

06-16

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Minor League Update: Games of June 15, 2015
by
Jeff Moore

06-16

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Some Projection Left: Ask the Industry: Third Basemen
by
Christopher Crawford

06-15

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7

Minor League Update: Games of June 12-14, 2015
by
Jeff Moore

06-15

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 15, 2015
by
BP Prospect Staff

06-12

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11

Some Projection Left: Draft Strategies
by
Christopher Crawford

06-12

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Minor League Update: Games of June 11, 2015
by
Jeff Moore

06-11

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Eyewitness Accounts: June 11, 2015
by
Tucker Blair

06-11

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, June 10, 2015
by
Jeff Moore

06-11

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Some Projection Left: MLB Draft: Day 3 Analysis
by
Christopher Crawford

06-10

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Minor League Update: Games of June 9, 2015
by
Jeff Moore

06-10

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Some Projection Left: MLB Draft Day 2 Analysis
by
Christopher Crawford

06-09

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Minor League Update: Games of June 8, 2015
by
Jeff Moore

06-09

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28

Some Projection Left: MLB Draft Day 1 Analysis
by
Christopher Crawford

06-08

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Minor League Update: Games of June 5-7, 2015
by
Jeff Moore

06-08

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 8, 2015
by
BP Prospect Staff

06-08

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Some Projection Left: Top 125 Draft Prospects
by
Christopher Crawford

06-05

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Some Projection Left: 2015 MLB Mock Draft
by
Christopher Crawford

06-05

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Minor League Update: Games of June 4, 2015
by
Jeff Moore

06-04

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Minor League Update: Games of June 3, 2015
by
Jeff Moore

06-04

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Eyewitness Accounts: June 4, 2015
by
BP Prospect Staff

06-03

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Some Projection Left: Draft Needs: National League
by
Christopher Crawford

06-02

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Some Projection Left: Draft Needs: American League
by
Christopher Crawford

06-02

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Minor League Update: Games of June 1, 2015
by
Mauricio Rubio

06-01

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 1, 2015
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BP Prospect Staff

06-01

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Minor League Update: Games of May 29-31, 2015
by
Brendan Gawlowski

05-29

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, May 28, 2015
by
Brendan Gawlowski

05-28

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24

Some Projection Left: Ask the Industry: Catchers
by
Christopher Crawford

05-28

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Eyewitness Accounts: May 28, 2015
by
Chris Mellen

05-28

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, May 27, 2015
by
Brendan Gawlowski

05-27

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Some Projection Left: Top 100 Draft Prospects
by
Christopher Crawford

05-27

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, May 26, 2015
by
Brendan Gawlowski

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August 17, 2015 6:00 am

Raising Aces: Debut Ante: Luis Severino

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Doug Thorburn

We have seen both sides of the Force in his first two starts, but which side will prevail?

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August 10, 2015 8:03 am

Raising Aces: Debut Ante: Jon Gray

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Doug Thorburn

His prospect stock has seemingly plummeted, but is Gray really worse off now than he was four months ago?

I have been gushing about Gray since he was drafted, and perhaps more impressive than his track record on draft day was the level of improvement within months of the selection. Gray relied mostly on his high-90's fastball and exploding slider while in college, but the Rockies made the refinement of his changeup a focal point in his development. Mandating that he use the pitch in games, the cambio quickly evolved from a theoretically mid-range grade into a pitch that misses bats and fools hitters with deceptive arm speed. Gray was ranked as the 13th overall prospect by the BP crew prior to the season, but his ranking has plummeted since and the right-hander fell off the Mid-season list of Top 50 prospects.

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July 6, 2015 6:00 am

BP Top 50

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BP Prospect Staff

Corey Seager tops our list.

It has been, and continues to be, our goal to provide first-hand information from the field, with eyewitness reports and narrative from industry sources observing the talent from the shadows. Our team has spent the first half of this season delving into and dissecting the minors, laying eyes on big name prospects, and unearthing ones who will one day reach that notoriety.

During the construction of our list, we fiercely debated the merits of each position on the 50—and even the next 50—with each member of the team unleashing their artillery on the group discussion. The group shared their insight and arguments for each player, which helped paint the picture for each spot on the 50. As with all lists, it is important to remember that this is a snapshot in time, and development of prospects (and people) is rarely linear.

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Eyes on Elniery Garcia, Joan Baez, Carlos Tocci, Deivi Grullon, and Manuel Sanchez.

Elniery Garcia

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June 30, 2015 6:00 am

Some Projection Left: The Top J2 Prospects

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Christopher Crawford

A look at the top international free agents schedule to hit the market on Thursday and where they may end up.

Over the past few years, the international free agent market has become more and more popular, thanks in large part to a little known invention called the internet that’s given easier access to players who were thousands of miles away. It’s an imperfect process—all scouting is—but we’re getting more and more information, and it’s made the July 2nd process a lot more fun to follow.

And while there’s much more volatility in these classes than the MLB Draft offers, the talent is always intriguing, and the 2015 edition has a chance to go down as one of the more talented groups we’ve seen.

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June 29, 2015 6:00 am

Prospect Profile: Yoan Moncada

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David Lee

Yoan Moncada is perhaps the most hyped Cuban prospect ever, but has the performance in the minors matched the expectations?

After sitting on a recent series filled with Yoan Moncada plate appearances and defensive chances, there was a consensus among scouts polled.

“It’s in there,” was the popular phrase.

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June 29, 2015 6:00 am

Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 29, 2015

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BP Prospect Staff

Thoughts on Nick Gordon, Alex Jackson, Mark Zagunis, and more.

Nick Gordon, SS, Minnesota Twins (Low-A Cedar Rapids)
Nick Gordon is still raw, but flashes the tools to be an above-average big-league shortstop. He’s a skinny, high-waisted player who has the body to fill out and add some lean muscle and strength as he matures.

Gordon is raw offensively, but shows a plus feel for the barrel and ability to hit to all fields. The linear, line-drive swing shows potential for a plus hit tool. He has excellent control of the barrel with the ability to hit to all fields. The power will likely be minimal and more gap-to-gap, but he can turn on the fastball for more power than you would expect from his frame, and that skill should increase as his body matures.


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June 26, 2015 9:53 am

The Call-Up: Alex Meyer

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Mark Anderson and Greg Wellemeyer

With the Twins looking to bolster the 'pen, the tall righty with a fastball-slider combo gets the call.

The Call-Up: Alex Meyer

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Eyes on Patrick Light, Arturo Reyes, Luke Weaver, Wei-Chieh Huang, and Ketel Marte.

Patrick Light

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June 25, 2015 6:00 am

What Scouts Are Saying: June 25, 2015

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Baseball Prospectus

Scouts' takes on Jorge Alfaro, Tyler Kolek, Tyler Beede, and other interesting names.

Many of our authors make a habit of speaking to scouts and other talent evaluators in order to bring you the best baseball information available. Not all of the tidbits gleaned from those conversations make it into our articles, but we don't want them to go to waste. Instead, we'll be collecting them in a regular feature called "What Scouts Are Saying," which will be open to participation from the entire BP staff.

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June 24, 2015 6:00 am

Notes from the Field: June 24, 2015

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BP Prospect Staff

Notes on Ronald Guzman, JaCoby Jones, Ryan Cordell, and more.

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June 24, 2015 6:00 am

Some Projection Left: Hot Takes on Touki

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Christopher Crawford

Does the industry consensus match the Twitter takes on the Diamondbacks dealing one of their top prospects in order to clear up salary space?

When news of a trade is unleashed upon social media, there’s usually a general consensus as to the immediate “winner” and “loser” of the deal; but there’s also usually some dissent—however minor it may be. Even the most seemingly lopsided deal will have its defenders from Jon Q. Twitter handle, and by the next morning those who bashed the transaction have calmed down and can offer at least some sort of justification for the offending party. That’s always been my experience, anyway.

Not this time. The Diamondbacks decision to trade 2014 first-round pick Touki Toussaint and Bronson Arroyo’s contract to the Braves for Phil Gosselin was met with universal disdain, even when Tony LaRussa issued some clarifying comments that tried to justify why Arizona made the move. In all of my years on this planet, I have never seen a move as universally panned from writers and fans as this one was, and that’s saying something.

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