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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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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

06-20

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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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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

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

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Sam Miller

Plus fast prospects, impressive non-prospects, and scouts.

This is a riddle. See if you can solve it.

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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.

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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.

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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.



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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?"

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Scouts explain why they prefer Mike Trout to Bryce Harper, and a conversation with Bud Selig.

Bryce Harper and Mike Trout. Mike Trout and Bryce Harper. The two rookie outfielders are already linked like Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle even though neither has logged a full season in the major leagues.

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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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