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Fantasy Freestyle: Playoff Spotlight: Shelby Miller
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Wilson Karaman

05-15

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What Scouts Are Saying: May 15, 2014
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Baseball Prospectus

04-15

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Dynasty Dynamics: NL Central U25 Lists
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

03-31

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My Model Portfolio: Two Aces
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Doug Thorburn

02-07

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Fantasy Team Preview: St. Louis Cardinals
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Mike Gianella

10-24

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Fantasy Freestyle: Ten Could-Be Fantasy Aces for 2014
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Bret Sayre

08-09

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 20
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Paul Sporer

07-12

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Raising Aces: How the Mighty Have Fallen
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Doug Thorburn

07-10

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What You Need to Know: Chicago Firepower
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Daniel Rathman

05-15

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TINSTAAPP: TINSTAAPP Episode 3: Hamels v. Corbin
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Paul Sporer and Doug Thorburn

04-08

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Pebble Hunting: Shelby Miller Gets the Best of Buster Posey
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Sam Miller

02-01

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: St. Louis Cardinals Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

01-31

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Minor League Update: Potential Impact Rookies in 2013 (NL CENTRAL)
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Jason Martinez

01-03

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Minor League Update: Ten NL Prospects Who Could Start the Season in the Majors
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Jason Martinez

12-13

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In A Pickle: Winners and Losers of Winning and Losing
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Jason Wojciechowski

11-16

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Raising Aces: Bush League: Shelby Miller and Trevor Rosenthal
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Doug Thorburn

06-18

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Future Shock: Monday Morning Ten Pack
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Kevin Goldstein

05-31

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: What Could Go Wrong in 2012: St. Louis Cardinals
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Jason Parks

04-19

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Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 18
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Kevin Goldstein

02-10

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Future Shock: Cardinals Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

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Potential Impact Rookies in 2013 (NL CENTRAL)

When we talk about "impact​" rookies, it's important to note that several rookies will be getting the call to the majors and failing to help their team in any way, shape, or form. Coming up with a few big hits or making a couple of quality starts, however, could make a big difference at the end of a 162-game season. Here are some NL Central rookies who I think can make an impact on their team's success in 2013. Click HERE for my NL East picks and HERE for the AL East..
 

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Ten NL Prospects Who Could Start the Season in the major leagues.

Yesterday, I listed ten American League prospects that will be competing for a big league job in Spring Training and have a legitimate chance to start the season in the majors. Here's a look at ten National League prospects.

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December 13, 2012 9:16 am

In A Pickle: Winners and Losers of Winning and Losing

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Jason Wojciechowski

Jason looks at a particular class of outliers among this year's pitchers.

Psst. I've got charts. You want charts? C'mere. Look. Look at this chart.

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November 16, 2012 6:00 am

Raising Aces: Bush League: Shelby Miller and Trevor Rosenthal

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Doug Thorburn

If the Cardinals' high-risk rotation needs help in 2013, can they rely on a pair of pitching prospects to plug the holes?

The St. Louis Cardinals have enjoyed a sustained run of success, making the playoffs for the third time in four years in 2012 despite a clubhouse that was missing a couple of Busch Stadium staples. The most glaring omission from the roster was the greatest Cardinal legend since Stan Musial, as Albert Pujols chose to pursue the bigger payday offered by the Angels, leaving the team whose offense he had carried on his shoulders for a decade. Manager Tony La Russa opted to end his career on a high note, retiring from the game following the Cardinals' World Series victory in 2011, and TLR took wingman Dave Duncan along with him to further deplete the coaching staff.

Replacing La Russa was former Cardinals catcher Mike Matheny, who shepherded the team past plenty of obstacles throughout the season. Chris Carpenter missed nearly the entire season due to injury, fellow ace Adam Wainwright was inconsistent in his first year pitching after his Tommy John surgery, and southpaw Jaime Garcia dealt with shoulder woes that earned him a summer vacation on the disabled list. Lance Lynn emerged from relative obscurity to spearhead the staff in the first half, but when the dust settled, the best pitcher on the club was Kyle Lohse, the 12-year veteran who entered the season with 4.64 career ERA and is now a free agent.

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June 18, 2012 1:55 pm

Future Shock: Monday Morning Ten Pack

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Kevin Goldstein

Gary Sanchez improves both at and behind the plate, Martin Perez continues to be a mystery, and Shelby Miller goes backwards.

Daniel Corcino, RHP, Reds (at Double-A Pensacola)
Corcino draws too many easy comps to Johnny Cueto, as he's short, thick, Dominican, a Red, and has a big arm. But let's talk about him on his own merits, which include eight no-hit innings on Saturday to lower his ERA to 3.34 in 13 Double-A starts. Corcino's best pitch is a fastball that ranges from 92-95 mph, and both his slider and changeup are at least average pitches. There's considerable effort to his delivery, which leads to some control issues, and when he has problems with his location, he tends to miss up. He's a potential No. 3 starter with some refinements, and the 21-year-old has already made plenty of improvements this year.


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St. Louis might not have Pujols, but they do have some prospects whose worst case scenarios are still pretty good.

Prospect #1: OF Oscar Taveras
Background with Player: Industry sources
Who: Signed for a low six-figure bonus in 2008, Oscar Taveras has blossomed into one of the minors' purest hitters, with offensive projections that could make him a perennial All-Star at the major-league level. With a violent, torque-heavy swing and an aggressive approach, the early word on Taveras was that the same characteristics that allowed him to hit .386 in the pitcher-friendly Midwest League would ultimately be his downfall against superior pitching, the kind that can use sequence and location to disrupt a hitter’s bat speed.

As it turns out, Taveras’s brand of violence is calculated, as he wields his weapon with a controlled fury; to the eye, his swing looks haphazard and aggressive to a fault, but his elite hand quickness and strength allow him to command his swing with more touch than is realized. He can barrel balls to all fields from all hands and has improved his pitch recognition skills, leaving him with an offensive skill set that has few weaknesses. The hit tool receives sevens and eights in reports, and some scouts have even put sevens on his future power, a tool that will continue to mature. His defensive game isn’t nearly as remarkable, but his routes and angles continue to improve, and he has logged time at all three outfield spots, which gives him some positional versatility. Taveras’s offensive potential is the truth, and if he hits his projections he will be a superstar. He isn’t a finished product, but his time in the minors is nearing its conclusion, as the 19-year-old Dominican is more than holding his own in Double-A and should compete for a job in the majors at some point in 2013.



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April 19, 2012 12:57 pm

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 18

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Kevin Goldstein

How D.J. Mitchell might be the first Yankee pitcher to get called up this year and notes on 28 more prospects.

D.J. Mitchell, RHP, Yankees (Triple-A Empire State): 8 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K.

Mitchell is not the best prospect on the Yankees Triple-A staff, but don't be surprised if he's the first to the majors. Scouts think he could be effective as either a back-end starter or middle reliever, as while he's on the small side, he's ultra-athletic and features a fastball that has slightly above-average velocity and plenty of movement. He's not going to be a star, but he should have big league value, even on a championship-level roster.

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February 10, 2012 3:00 am

Future Shock: Cardinals Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

The 2011 world champs have a much-improved farm system.

Previous Rankings: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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