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07-18

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What Scouts Are Saying: July 17, 2014
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Baseball Prospectus

06-26

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What Scouts Are Saying: June 26, 2014
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Baseball Prospectus

06-13

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What Scouts Are Saying: June 13, 2014
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Baseball Prospectus

05-30

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What Scouts Are Saying: May 30, 2014
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Baseball Prospectus

05-20

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Going Yard: The Swing Problems Troubling Trout
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Ryan Parker

05-01

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What Scouts Are Saying: May 1, 2014
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Baseball Prospectus

04-25

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What Scouts Are Saying: April 25, 2014
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Baseball Prospectus

04-10

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What Scouts Are Saying: April 10, 2014
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Baseball Prospectus

01-08

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Overthinking It: What Scouts Said About 2014's Top Cooperstown Candidates
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Ben Lindbergh

09-05

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What Scouts Are Saying: September 5, 2013
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Baseball Prospectus

08-30

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Eyewitness Accounts: August 30, 2013
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BP Prospect Staff

08-29

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What Scouts Are Saying: August 29, 2013
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Baseball Prospectus

08-21

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Youth Movement: New York-Penn League All-Star Game Scouting Notes: Part 1
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Mark Anderson

08-19

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: August 19, 2013
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

08-01

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What Scouts Are Saying: August 1, 2013
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Baseball Prospectus

07-25

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What Scouts Are Saying: July 25, 2013
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Baseball Prospectus

07-18

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What Scouts Are Saying: July 18, 2013
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Baseball Prospectus

07-15

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: Monday, July 15
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

07-04

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BP Announcements: Scouts to Bring Baseball to Youth in Kenya
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Joe Hamrahi

07-03

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19

Eyewitness Accounts: Wednesday, July 3
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

07-02

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23

Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Scouting Notes: New Britain vs. Reading
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Jason Parks

06-27

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Gettin' Down With the Futures Game Rosters
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Jason Parks

06-25

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: The Mid-Season Top 50 Prospects
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Jason Parks

06-20

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: The Minors: First-Half Recap
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Jason Parks

06-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 225: Missing Out on Mariano Rivera/Scouting Scouts
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-03

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Pebble Hunting: A Riddle in a Minor-League Baseball Game
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Sam Miller

05-30

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 213: The Royals and Not Hitting Homers/The Physical Signs of Scouting
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-23

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BP Announcements: Cooperstown, SABR Team Up to Create New Scouts Interactive Database
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Joe Hamrahi

01-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 122: PECOTA Projects Elite Draft Picks from the Past/Should Scouts Fear FIELDf/x?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-07

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 78: Quantifying Coaches/Why Some Fielders Look Better Than They Are/How Do We Know What Pitchers Should Weigh?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-12

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On the Beat: The Great Trout vs. Harper Debate
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John Perrotto

06-15

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What Scouts Are Saying: Pitchability Is My Middle Name
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Kevin Goldstein and Bradley Ankrom

05-10

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What Scouts Are Saying: Mixed Reviews
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Adam Sobsey, Bradley Ankrom and Kevin Goldstein

04-19

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What Scouts Are Saying: Young Pitching Edition
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Kevin Goldstein and Ben Lindbergh

02-09

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On the Beat: The Best of the Rest of the Free Agent Market
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John Perrotto

10-31

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Yu Got the Look
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Derek Carty

08-19

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Baseball ProGUESTus: The Dumbing-Down of Scouting
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Frankie Piliere

05-17

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Future Shock: Who's No. 1?
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Kevin Goldstein

01-13

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Future Shock: Detroit Tigers Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

12-24

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Future Shock: Florida Marlins Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

12-22

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Future Shock: New York Mets Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

12-21

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Future Shock: Milwaukee Brewers Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

12-21

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Prospectus Q&A: Six on Scouting
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David Laurila

03-29

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Prospectus Q&A: Logan White, Part 2
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David Laurila

02-16

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Future Shock: Phillies Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

01-26

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Future Shock: Reds Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

03-02

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Prospectus Q&A: Tom Bourque
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David Laurila

02-17

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Prospectus Q&A: Joe Bohringer
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David Laurila

10-16

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Future Shock: How the Indians Were Built
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Kevin Goldstein

05-08

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Wait 'Til Next Year: Career Path Choices
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Bryan Smith

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July 18, 2014 6:00 am

What Scouts Are Saying: July 17, 2014

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Baseball Prospectus

Scouts' takes on Arismendy Alcantara, Mike Trout, Mark Appel, and other interesting players.

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 and include quotes about minor leaguers and major leaguers alike.

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June 26, 2014 6:00 am

What Scouts Are Saying: June 26, 2014

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Baseball Prospectus

Scouts' takes on Garrett Richards, Dellin Betances, Braden Shipley, and other interesting players.

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 and include quotes about minor leaguers and major leaguers alike.

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June 13, 2014 6:00 am

What Scouts Are Saying: June 13, 2014

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Baseball Prospectus

Scouts' takes on Andrew McCutchen, George Springer, Robert Stephenson, and other interesting players.

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 and include quotes about minor leaguers and major leaguers alike.

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May 30, 2014 6:00 am

What Scouts Are Saying: May 30, 2014

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Baseball Prospectus

Scouts' quotes about Jeff Samardzija, Maikel Franco, Michael Lorenzen, and other players of interest.

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 and include quotes about minor leaguers and major leaguers alike.

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May 20, 2014 6:00 am

Going Yard: The Swing Problems Troubling Trout

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Ryan Parker

What has ailed the league's best player this month? The problems start with his swing.

There is nothing average about Mike Trout. People built like Brian Urlacher shouldn’t be able to scale walls, run like a scared deer, all while squarely hitting a round ball with a round bat. The 2014 season has seen Mike Trout put up a slightly more earthbound line than usual. The question is why? The sample size is rapidly getting too large for the saber community to claim this is all due to a small sample of games.

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May 1, 2014 6:00 am

What Scouts Are Saying: May 1, 2014

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Baseball Prospectus

Scouts' takes on Jose Abreu, Johnny Cueto, Billy Hamilton, Eddie Butler, and other interesting players.

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 and include quotes about minor leaguers and major leaguers alike.

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April 25, 2014 10:35 am

What Scouts Are Saying: April 25, 2014

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Scouts' quotes on Jose Fernandez, Chase Utley, Tyler Kolek, and other interesting players.

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 and include quotes about minor leaguers and major leaguers alike.

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Scouts' quotes on Chris Davis, Masahiro Tanaka, and other interesting players.

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 and include quotes about minor leaguers and major leaguers alike.

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The hits and misses scouts made on future Hall of Fame-caliber players.

“Scouting is hard,” exhibit no. 887: even Hall-of-Fame talent is tough to identify. The median draft position of the 14 players on my make-believe Hall of Fame ballot—excluding Edgar Martinez and Larry Walker, who were signed as amateur free agents—was 28.5. This is a cohort that includes some of the most talented players of the past few decades, including a few with strong cases in the “best ever” argument. But even though almost all of them turned out to be the best in their draft class—unless, like Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, multiple members were selected in the same year—collectively, they lasted until the tail end of the first round. None of them was picked higher than sixth overall (Barry Bonds). Mike Piazza was pick no. 1,390. Some scout, somewhere, might have seen a future Cooperstown candidate in each of these players, but that wasn’t the industry consensus.

We don’t know what every scout said about every player, but we do know what some scouts said about some players, thanks to Diamond Mines, the Hall of Fame’s archive of declassified scouting reports. For each of the 14 players I mock-voted for, I looked up the earliest Diamond Mines scouting report available to see whether there was any hint of a Hall-of-Famer-to-be. “You Won’t Believe What These 14 Scouting Reports Said,” is what I would have titled this article if I were better at being click bait.

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September 5, 2013 6:30 am

What Scouts Are Saying: September 5, 2013

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Scouts' takes on Lucas Giolito, Ubaldo Jimenez, Jason Kipnis, Chris Owings, and other interesting players.

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 and include quotes about minor leaguers and major leaguers alike.

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August 30, 2013 7:39 am

Eyewitness Accounts: August 30, 2013

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BP Prospect Staff

Eyes on Hunter Harvey, Matt Purke, Franklin Barreto, Reese McGuire, Orlando Arcia, and Victor Sanchez

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Reese McGuire Orlando Arcia Victor Sanchez
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August 29, 2013 6:00 am

What Scouts Are Saying: August 29, 2013

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Scouts' takes on Danny Duffy, Brett Lawrie, Bubba Starling, Zack Wheeler, and other interesting players.

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