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06-07

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The Process: How to Evaluate Precocious Prospects
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Bradley Ankrom

05-24

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Divide and Conquer, NL West: When All Else Fails, Try a Prospect from the '90s
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Geoff Young

05-24

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Transaction Analysis: Quad-A Saves the Day?
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Ben Lindbergh

04-18

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Transaction Analysis: April 14-17
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Christina Kahrl

02-24

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Fantasy Focus: Building a Fantasy Farm System
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Jeff Erickson

02-22

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Lies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Takes On Prospects, Part Three
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Nate Silver

12-23

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Should They Stay or Should They Go
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Bryan Smith

12-14

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Transaction Analysis: December 7-13
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Christina Kahrl

07-27

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Transaction Analysis: July 20-25
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Christina Kahrl

07-01

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Prospectus Notebook: Friday Edition
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Baseball Prospectus

02-17

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Prospectus Triple Play: Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, San Diego Padres
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Baseball Prospectus

07-08

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Making Changes
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Clay Davenport

06-21

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Prospectus Today: Petco Party
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Joe Sheehan

04-02

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Team Health Reports: San Diego Padres
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Will Carroll

02-21

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Prospectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects, Part I
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Baseball Prospectus

03-04

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Team Health Reports: San Diego Padres
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Will Carroll

03-19

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The Daily Prospectus: Rookies
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Joe Sheehan

03-19

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The Daily Prospectus: Rookies
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Joe Sheehan

07-18

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Doctoring The Numbers: The Burroughs Hypothesis
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Rany Jazayerli

07-03

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Touring the Minors
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Keith Scherer

04-18

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Top 40 Prospects In Review: Part Seven
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Rany Jazayerli

02-01

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Prospectus Roundtable: How the Sausage Was Made
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Baseball Prospectus

09-19

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Olympic Prospectus
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Derek Zumsteg

03-24

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Transaction Analysis: March 14-22, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

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June 7, 2012 5:00 am

The Process: How to Evaluate Precocious Prospects

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Bradley Ankrom

Is it better for a prospect to be very good at an age-appropriate level, or very young in an advanced league?

This article began as a comparison of Tigers third-base prospect Nick Castellanos and former Padres third-base prospect Sean Burroughs. Castellanos tore through the Florida State League this season, hitting .405/.461/.553 in 55 games, before being promoted to Double-A earlier this week, though his raw power has yet to manifest itself outside of batting practice.

At the same age more than a decade ago, Sean Burroughs was working on a .322/.386/.467 season at Triple-A Portland of the Pacific Coast League, two levels ahead of Castellanos’ recently-vacated Advanced Class-A assignment. Burroughs was also two levels ahead at age 19, making the task of comparing the players a challenge.

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Tulowitzki is slumping, the Padres are losing the 2011 Vedder Cup, and the best prospects are the ones who failed over a decade ago.

Those birthday/funeral combinations are awkward, aren't they? Just as we began celebrating the resurrection of the Padres offense, it died again.

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May 24, 2011 9:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Quad-A Saves the Day?

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Ben Lindbergh

The Mets and White Sox call on veteran minor-league mashers, a faded prospect regains some luster in the desert, the Giants search for answers at third base, and the Yankees add a southpaw from the scrapheap.

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April 18, 2006 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: April 14-17

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Christina Kahrl

The A.J. Burnett era gets underway in Toronto, Eric Gagne gets some more company on the DL, and Craig Wilson gets to start at first, probably to get shopped.

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February 24, 2006 12:00 am

Fantasy Focus: Building a Fantasy Farm System

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Jeff Erickson

Jeff wonders if fantasy owners should stock their farm system with young hitters or young pitchers.

Is the same true of a fantasy farm system? I've always believed so, and my experiences in keeper leagues have only reinforced that point of view. Take the RotoWire Staff League as an example. We now have three years under our belt, in an 18-team league where each team starts the year with a 10-man minor league roster. In those three years, I've drafted 19 minor leaguers (because some of those draftees were retained, I didn't have the full complement of 10 picks each season) and traded for three others:

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February 22, 2006 12:00 am

Lies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Takes On Prospects, Part Three

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Nate Silver

PECOTA now turns its attention to the best infield prospects in the game.

Player WARP Upside Comb 1. Joel Guzman, SS, LAN (21) 19.9 175.6 374.3 2. Eric Aybar, SS, LAA (22) 20.8 161.2 369.2 3. Brandon Wood, SS, LAA (21) 18.7 161.2 347.8 4. Eduardo Nunez, SS, NYA (19) 16.4 181.6 345.7 5. Adam Jones, SS, SEA (20) 16.5 130.2 295.4 6. Hanley Ramirez, SS, FLO (22) 14.6 100.3 246.7 7. Stephen Drew, SS, ARI (23) 13.4 103.8 237.8 8. Chin-Lung Hu, SS, LAN (22) 14.4 48.6 192.4 9. Yunel Escobar, SS, ATL (23) 13.1 59.5 190.9 10. Anderson Hernandez, SS, NYN (23) 14.0 47.2 187.0 11. Marcus Sanders, SS, SFN (20) 13.6 49.6 185.4 12. Tony Giarratano, SS, DET (23) 13.1 52.7 184.0 13. Joaquin Arias, SS, TEX (21) 13.3 50.0 183.1 14. Sean Rodriguez, SS, LAA (21) 13.9 38.9 177.4 15. Josh Wilson, SS, COL (25) 12.7 44.9 171.7 16. Bradley Harman, SS, PHI (20) 10.7 60.1 167.5 17. Welinson Baez, SS, PHI (21) 9.5 66.2 161.2 18. Rob Valido, SS, CHA (21) 12.3 36.8 159.9 19. Mike Aviles, SS, KCA (25) 11.0 48.7 158.5 20. Donald Kelly, SS, DET (26) 12.0 36.6 156.3 21. Sergio Santos, SS, TOR (22) 8.1 72.4 153.7 22. J.J. Furmaniak, SS, PIT (26) 10.9 40.9 150.2 23. Christopher McConnell, SS, KCA (20)8.8 56.7 145.0 24. Reid Brignac, SS, TBA (20) 9.6 45.0 140.7 25. Javier Guzman, SS, PIT (22) 10.7 30.2 137.1 26. Alcides Escobar, SS, MIL (19) 12.4 11.9 135.9 27. Asdrubal Cabrera, SS, SEA (20) 9.3 33.3 126.0 28. Brendan Ryan, SS, SLN (24) 9.9 26.1 125.4 29. Danny Sandoval, SS, PHI (27) 9.7 24.1 120.8 30. Clifton Pennington, SS, OAK (22) 8.9 31.4 120.3 31. Jerry Gil, SS, ARI (23) 7.5 40.9 116.3 32. Matt Tuiasosopo, SS, SEA (20) 6.5 50.0 115.4 33. John Nelson, SS, SLN (27) 8.9 25.8 114.7 34. Michael Rouse, SS, OAK (26) 8.3 29.5 112.3 35. Ian Desmond, SS, WAS (20) 8.3 25.5 109.0 36. Matthew Macri, SS, COL (24) 7.6 33.0 108.5 37. Brandon Fahey, SS, BAL (25) 9.4 11.9 106.3 Back in September, when I first started looking over year-end minor league statistics in some detail, I was ready to bring the guns out in defense of Brandon Wood as our #1 guy, knowing full well that every other publication on the planet would have that chair reserved for Delmon Young. Instead, he slipped to #6 on our Top 50 list, and he would rank slightly lower than that--10th or 11th--on a pure PECOTA list. What happened?

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December 23, 2005 12:00 am

Should They Stay or Should They Go

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Bryan Smith

Bryan Smith wonders about the draft pick/free agent tradeoff, and considers how the Padres specifically may have fared had they let all three star players walk this winter.

In the end, veterans Giles and Hoffman gave the Padres the "San Diego discount," while Hernandez opted into the richest deal he could find. There are certainly concerns that the Padres let the youngest of the three leave, while investing $43.5 million into two players older than thirty-five. The arguments against these contracts are centered around the fact that the team could have spent its money on younger players, while simply collecting first-round draft picks for their losses.

Historically, however, this would have been the Padres worst move. Not only were Giles and Hoffman two of the best free agents at their respective positions, but also because San Diego has a spotty history at cashing in on draft picks. I went back and looked at the last ten San Diego drafts (prior to 2005, which is simply too recent to judge), in hopes of finding whether Jacque Jones, Bob Wickman, $22.5 million and four draft picks was a better option than the one Kevin Towers took. The findings, to say the least, do not support such a claim.

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December 14, 2005 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: December 7-13

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Christina Kahrl

Christina catches up with all the moves from last week's Winter Meetings.

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July 27, 2005 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: July 20-25

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Christina Kahrl

Chris has all the latest transactions as we get closer to the trade deadline.

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Prospectus Notebook focuses on depth, looking at how the Red Sox and Padres have addressed their needs.

2005 has seen more of the same. Damon is currently at .338/.383/.464 with a VORP of 27.1, good for fourth in the league. Ramirez is sixth in the league with a recently-improved .272/.359/.545 line (VORP of 22.4). Nixon has been the 12th-best outfielder by VORP standards (16.1), tenth-best by VORPr.

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The Red Sox have a glut of starting pitchers--and may need all of them. The Reds have a glut of outfielders--and may need all of them. The Padres' offense looks similar to the 2004 version--they need more.

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July 8, 2004 12:00 am

Making Changes

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Clay Davenport

As some of you may have noticed, there have been some changes in the Minor League EqA page. Let's start with the simple. When you go there now, you'll get a short, simple, fast download, with what is essentially a page of links. The long list of every player in the minors? Not gone, but moved under its own link--so that only the people who really want it have to wait for it to download. The main feature on the page is a list of all the leagues, along with their stats, sorted by offensive level. I'm always trying to remind people of the context of minor league statistics, and this is one more heavy-handed way to remind people that some leagues (near the top) favor the hitters, while others (near the bottom) favor the pitchers. Click on the league, and you'll get the information that was on the old minor league page: a top-10 list for each league, a breakdown of league statistics by position (approximated by games played at each position), and a list of all players in that league, sorted by team.

Let's start with the simple. When you go there now, you'll get a short, simple, fast download, with what is essentially a page of links. The long list of every player in the minors? Not gone, but moved under its own link--so that only the people who really want it have to wait for it to download.

The main feature on the page is a list of all the leagues, along with their stats, sorted by offensive level. I'm always trying to remind people of the context of minor league statistics, and this is one more heavy-handed way to remind people that some leagues (near the top) favor the hitters, while others (near the bottom) favor the pitchers. Click on the league, and you'll get the information that was on the old minor league page: a top-10 list for each league, a breakdown of league statistics by position (approximated by games played at each position), and a list of all players in that league, sorted by team.

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