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8 What Scouts Are Saying: July 17, 2014 by Baseball Prospectus
9 What Scouts Are Saying: June 26, 2014 by Baseball Prospectus
2 What Scouts Are Saying: June 13, 2014 by Baseball Prospectus
11 What Scouts Are Saying: May 30, 2014 by Baseball Prospectus
20 Going Yard: The Swing Problems Troubling Trout by Ryan Parker
16 What Scouts Are Saying: May 1, 2014 by Baseball Prospectus
6 What Scouts Are Saying: April 25, 2014 by Baseball Prospectus
13 What Scouts Are Saying: April 10, 2014 by Baseball Prospectus
9 Overthinking It: What Scouts Said About 2014's Top Cooperstown Candidates by Ben Lindbergh
3 What Scouts Are Saying: September 5, 2013 by Baseball Prospectus
12 Eyewitness Accounts: August 30, 2013 by BP Prospect Staff
14 What Scouts Are Saying: August 29, 2013 by Baseball Prospectus
3 Youth Movement: New York-Penn League All-Star Game Scouting Notes: Part 1 by Mark Anderson
18 Monday Morning Ten Pack: August 19, 2013 by Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff
12 What Scouts Are Saying: August 1, 2013 by Baseball Prospectus
9 What Scouts Are Saying: July 25, 2013 by Baseball Prospectus
11 What Scouts Are Saying: July 18, 2013 by Baseball Prospectus
5 Monday Morning Ten Pack: Monday, July 15 by Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff
0 BP Announcements: Scouts to Bring Baseball to Youth in Kenya by Joe Hamrahi
19 Eyewitness Accounts: Wednesday, July 3 by Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff
23 Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Scouting Notes: New Britain vs. Reading by Jason Parks
24 Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Gettin' Down With the Futures Game Rosters by Jason Parks
124 Prospects Will Break Your Heart: The Mid-Season Top 50 Prospects by Jason Parks
0 Prospects Will Break Your Heart: The Minors: First-Half Recap by Jason Parks
1 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 225: Missing Out on Mariano Rivera/Scouting Scouts by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
20 Pebble Hunting: A Riddle in a Minor-League Baseball Game by Sam Miller
2 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 213: The Royals and Not Hitting Homers/The Physical Signs of Scouting by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
1 BP Announcements: Cooperstown, SABR Team Up to Create New Scouts Interactive Database by Joe Hamrahi
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 122: PECOTA Projects Elite Draft Picks from the Past/Should Scouts Fear FIELDf/x? by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 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? by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
33 On the Beat: The Great Trout vs. Harper Debate by John Perrotto
12 What Scouts Are Saying: Pitchability Is My Middle Name by Kevin Goldstein and Bradley Ankrom
2 What Scouts Are Saying: Mixed Reviews by Adam Sobsey, Bradley Ankrom and Kevin Goldstein
24 What Scouts Are Saying: Young Pitching Edition by Kevin Goldstein and Ben Lindbergh
8 On the Beat: The Best of the Rest of the Free Agent Market by John Perrotto
12 Resident Fantasy Genius: Yu Got the Look by Derek Carty
20 Baseball ProGUESTus: The Dumbing-Down of Scouting by Frankie Piliere
22 Future Shock: Who's No. 1? by Kevin Goldstein
23 Future Shock: Detroit Tigers Top 11 Prospects by Kevin Goldstein
19 Future Shock: Florida Marlins Top 11 Prospects by Kevin Goldstein
57 Future Shock: New York Mets Top 11 Prospects by Kevin Goldstein
33 Future Shock: Milwaukee Brewers Top 11 Prospects by Kevin Goldstein
6 Prospectus Q&A: Six on Scouting by David Laurila
5 Prospectus Q&A: Logan White, Part 2 by David Laurila
29 Future Shock: Phillies Top 11 Prospects by Kevin Goldstein
33 Future Shock: Reds Top 11 Prospects by Kevin Goldstein
0 Prospectus Q&A: Tom Bourque by David Laurila
0 Prospectus Q&A: Joe Bohringer by David Laurila
0 Future Shock: How the Indians Were Built by Kevin Goldstein
0 Wait 'Til Next Year: Career Path Choices by Bryan Smith
Ben and Sam discuss what Mariano Rivera's retirement might cost us, then talk about whether it's possible to evaluate scouts statistically.
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June 3, 2013 5:00 am
Plus fast prospects, impressive non-prospects, and scouts.
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Ben and Sam discuss the Royals' power outage and the comments made by their hitting coach, then talk about surprising physical signs that scouts study. More than 14,000 scouting reports available through online companion to Museum display
A special group of people near and dear to my heart will finally get recognition this year as the Baseball Hall of Fame opens up its Diamond Mines exhibit honoring professional and amateur scouts. Thanks to the work of my esteemed SABR colleagues Rod Nelson, the late Jim Sandoval, Ted Turocy and Sean Lahman, data linking more than 11,000 players with the names of their signing or recommending scout will now be available to the general public. I've seen the work first-hand, and it's truly some amazing stuff. Below is the full press release of today's announcement. Read the full article...
Ben and Sam discuss PECOTA's projections for top draft picks from 2007 and talk about whether FIELDf/x and comparable technologies will ever pose a threat to scouts. Ben and Sam answer listener emails about the importance of coaches, defensive stats, and how we know whether pitchers should gain or lose weight, with guest appearances by Colin Wyers and Doug Thorburn.
Ben and Sam answer listener emails about the importance of coaches, defensive stats, and how we know whether pitchers should gain or lose weight, with guest appearances by
Colin Wyers and Doug Thorburn.
Episode 78: "Quantifying Coaches/Why Some Fielders Look Better Than They Are/How Do We Know What Pitchers Should Weigh?" Read the full article... Scouts explain why they prefer Mike Trout to Bryce Harper, and a conversation with Bud Selig.
and Bryce Harper . Mike Trout and Bryce Harper. The two rookie outfielders are already linked like Mike Trout and Willie Mays even though neither has logged a full season in the major leagues. Mickey Mantle Read the full article...
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June 15, 2012 5:00 am
Scouts speak on Brett Lawrie, Sean Gilmartin, and Jed Bradley, among others.
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May 10, 2012 3:00 am
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 The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe. 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
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
Will Yu Darvish's Japanese League domination translate to major-league success?
Rumors abound that
, perhaps the most hyped player to come from Japan since Yu Darvish , 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 Daisuke Matsuzaka 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. The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.