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

07-02

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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

06-17

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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

07-13

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Lies, Damned Lies: Book Review, Scout's Honor
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Nate Silver

08-28

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Can Of Corn: Synergy 101
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Dayn Perry

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Scouts speak on Brett Lawrie, Sean Gilmartin, and Jed Bradley, among others.

Minor Leaguers

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May 10, 2012 3:00 am

What Scouts Are Saying: Mixed Reviews

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Adam Sobsey, Bradley Ankrom and Kevin Goldstein

Scout quotes about three players who should be on the fast track to promotion and two who might have more to figure out.

Minor Leaguers

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We debut a new staff column that collects what talent evaluators in the industry are saying with a look at some scouting scuttlebutt about young pitchers with bright futures.

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. Welcome to the first edition.

Though we're just two weeks into the season, scouts have gotten to see quite a few performances from notable prospects (and one notable player in a big-league bullpen). Here's what they're saying:

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February 9, 2012 3:00 am

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

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John Perrotto

Soliciting scouts' takes on the four remaining free agents who made significant contributions to their teams last season.

Spring training is barely more than a week away, and the free agent market has all but been picked over.

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October 31, 2011 9:00 am

Resident Fantasy Genius: Yu Got the Look

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Derek Carty

Will Yu Darvish's Japanese League domination translate to major-league success?

Rumors abound that Yu Darvish, perhaps the most hyped player to come from Japan since Daisuke Matsuzaka, will be posted by his Nippon Pro Baseball team this winter. If that happens, Major League Baseball teams will have the right to bid on exclusive negotiating rights with Darvish in the hopes of securing his services for their rotation. This possibility has the blogosphere abuzz, with many a writer speculating on where he’ll end up or how he’ll fit in with a blogger’s favorite team.

But the big question on everyone’s mind is how much of this buzz is merely hype and how much is legitimate. As Michael Street has shown, Japanese pitchers (particularly starters) have a very spotty track record when they come across the Pacific, and even a guy like Matsuzaka only managed one above-average season before giving way to injuries and ineffectiveness.

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Debunking four myths that dominate mainstream scouting discourse.

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.

Frankie Piliere is currently the National Baseball Expert for FOX Sports/Scout.com, and his analysis and scouting reports can be found at ScoutingBaseball.com. He previously filled the same role for AOL FanHouse. His work has also appeared in USA Today. Prior to that, he worked as a scout in the Texas Rangers’ pro scouting department. Frankie lives in Cape Cod, Mass. and is the only resident who moved there not for the beaches but for the baseball. You can find him on twitter @FrankiePiliere.

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With less than a month to go until the draft, high school and college ballplayers are ramping up their games for top-20 consideration.

The top of the 2011 draft is certainly a lot more interesting to track than the previous two years. In 2009, Stephen Strasburg entered the year as one of the top college arms in baseball history, and then spent all spring proving why. Last year, it was the legend of Bryce Harper, one that only grew when he put up massive numbers as a 17-year-old in a junior college conference using wood bats. This year, we finally have fluctuation as to who will go first overall, and with less than a month to go, it's a wider race than ever.

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January 13, 2011 11:30 am

Future Shock: Detroit Tigers Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

A thin crust of blue chips don't hide the mass of mediocrity below.

Previous Rankings: 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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December 24, 2010 9:00 am

Future Shock: Florida Marlins Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

The well has started to dry in one of baseball's most consistently good systems.

Previous Rankings: 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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While the No. 1 prospect should be up again soon, most of the talent in the system needs considerable development time.

Previous Rankings: 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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December 21, 2010 9:00 am

Future Shock: Milwaukee Brewers Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

A look at what is left in the Brewers system after they traded for Shaun Marcum and Zack Greinke.

Previous Rankings: 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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Several well-respected baseball men reflect on what it takes to be a scout.

Scouting is both an art and an inexact science, and it is important to remember that it is also a vocation. It could even be called a lifestyle. The life of a scout isn’t an easy one—you put a lot of miles on your car and the paychecks aren’t very big—but it is a job that many love. There are successes and failures, and no shortage of good stories, but above all the game wouldn’t survive without the men who do the job. In an era of statistical analysis and sabermetric evaluation, scouting remains the heart and soul of baseball.

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