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08-21

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Transaction Analysis: The A's Acquire Stephen Drew *UPDATED*
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Ben Lindbergh and Kevin Goldstein

03-12

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Fantasy Tier Rankings: Shortstops
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Derek Carty

02-20

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40

Future Shock: Tampa Bay Rays Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

02-15

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: What Could Go Wrong in 2012: Minnesota Twins
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Jason Parks

02-03

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Future Shock: Giants Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

01-19

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Future Shock: Indians Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

01-17

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Future Shock: Cincinnati Reds Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

12-09

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Sunset in Flushing
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Jonathan Bernhardt and Jarrett Seidler

11-14

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Transaction Analysis: The Twins Go Carolling
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R.J. Anderson

08-04

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Spinning Yarn: Counsell for the Defense
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Mike Fast

07-20

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The Lineup Card: The Top 13 Veterans Committee Selections That Weren't THAT Bad
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Baseball Prospectus

06-30

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Divide and Conquer, AL East: Coming Up Short at Shortstop
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Ben Kabak

06-28

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Positional Primacy: Shortstops
by
Jason Parks

05-19

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: U Got the Look: Fielders, Part I
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Jason Parks

03-11

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Prospect Profile: Grant Green
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David Laurila

02-23

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The BP Broadside: Genius + Zobrist = Maddon
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Steven Goldman

02-18

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Fantasy Focus: Shortstop Rankings
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Marc Normandin

02-08

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Prospectus Hit and Run: I Saw 'em When, Part 2
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Jay Jaffe

02-07

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Fantasy Beat: BP Scoresheet Early Draft Prep
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Rob McQuown

01-13

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Fantasy Beat: Rankings Review: Shortstop
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Marc Normandin

12-29

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Class of 2011: No Shortage of Quality Shortstops
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Jay Jaffe

12-01

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Prospectus Perspective: Short Shrift?
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Christina Kahrl

11-30

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Prospectus Perspective: Yankee Drama
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Christina Kahrl

11-17

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34

Future Shock: Baltimore Orioles Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

11-11

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So You Need: Middle Infielders
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Marc Normandin

09-02

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38

Overthinking It: A Captain's Ransom
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Ben Lindbergh

08-13

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Prospectus Q&A: On Trammell and Whitaker
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David Laurila

07-28

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Manufactured Runs: Looking Farther Afield
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Colin Wyers

04-06

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Catcher, Second Base, and Shortstop
by
Michael Jong

02-26

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Fantasy Focus: Shortstop Rankings
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Marc Normandin

01-26

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You Could Look It Up: The Statheads vs. Blondy Ryan
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Steven Goldman

01-26

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Prospectus Q&A: Terry Reynolds
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David Laurila

01-26

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Future Shock: Reds Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

12-18

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Fantasy Focus: Shortstop Rankings Review
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Marc Normandin

11-22

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Prospectus Today: Infield Free Agents Review
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Joe Sheehan

11-22

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Prospectus Q&A: Brian Butterfield
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David Laurila

11-12

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Future Shock: Red Sox Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

10-18

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Winter League Preview
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Carlos J. Lugo

10-11

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Ahead in the Count: Ranking the Ds
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Matt Swartz

08-11

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You Could Look It Up: On Droughts and Drafts
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Steven Goldman

08-10

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A Talent Drought
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Kevin Goldstein

07-16

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On the Beat: Buyers Rush Nearly Empty Shelves?
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John Perrotto

07-10

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Fantasy Beat: Feeling Short at Short?
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Marc Normandin

07-05

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Prospectus Idol Entry: Kniker Interview Transcript
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Tim Kniker

07-02

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The Latin Talent Market
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Kiley McDaniel

06-21

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Future Shock: NL Draft Wrap
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Kevin Goldstein

06-21

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Prospectus Idol Entry: Are Offensive Shortstops Becoming Toxic Sub-Prime Mortgages and Other Evolutionary Trends in Baseball Positions
by
Tim Kniker

06-08

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The Latin Talent Market
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Kiley McDaniel

06-06

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Future Shock: Draft Class '09 Top 50
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Kevin Goldstein

04-29

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Catching the Next Wave
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Jay Jaffe

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Oakland gets a new shortstop for the stretch run, as the Diamondbacks dump some cash commitments.



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March 12, 2012 3:00 am

Resident Fantasy Genius: Fantasy Tier Rankings: Shortstops

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Derek Carty

What treasures might you uncover when drafting a fantasy shortstop?

These are the shortstop fantasy rankings for 2012. Check out our previous closer, catcher, first base, second base, and third base installments.

As a reminder, five-star players are generally going to be your star-level producers that will be selected within the first couple of rounds, usually worth upward of $30. Four-star players are the next step down, worth more than $20. Three stars are worth more than $10, two stars will be in the single digits, and one star will be roster-filler and late-round fliers. Of course, this is just a general guideline. While the rankings will generally follow PECOTA, I will deviate when I feel strongly that a player will over or underperform his PECOTA projection.

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February 20, 2012 3:00 am

Future Shock: Tampa Bay Rays Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

Once the crown jewel of the franchise, the Rays system has fallen off quite a bit thanks to unsuccessful drafts

Previous Rankings: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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After a miserable 2011 at the major-league level, will Minnesota at least see some happiness on the farm?

Prospect #1: 3B Miguel Sano
Background with Player: Industry sources
Who: Sano, who has soul-crushing power from the right-side, stands in very elite company when it comes to his raw slugging ability; scouts line up to throw 80s of the future of the tool. Signed out of the Dominican Republic in 2009 for a robust $3.15 million, Sano might only have a short-season résumé, but the 18-year-old should be considered one of the top offensive prospects in the game.

In the field, Sano has very little chance of sticking on the left side of the infield. He has good athleticism for his present size and a strong arm, but the teenager is already a very large man and all signs point to him getter even larger during the maturation process. This will push his glove to right field or first base, though he has enough offensive potential to have value regardless of where or how he plays on the field.



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The future of the Giants' farm system will largely depend upon the team's most recent draft.

Previous Rankings: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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January 19, 2012 3:00 am

Future Shock: Indians Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

Big-league graduations have depleted the system and made it one of the biggest question marks in the game.

Previous Rankings: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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January 17, 2012 12:27 am

Future Shock: Cincinnati Reds Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

The Reds depleted their farm a bit for Mat Latos, but he contributes to one of the top under-25 lists in baseball

Previous Rankings: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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As the Mets embark upon an uncertain rebuilding phase, they're putting their faith in young pitchers, as they've done before.

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.

Jonathan Bernhardt is a freelance writer born in Baltimore who lives and works in New York City. He is an occasional contributor to the Et tu, Mr. Destructo? blog.

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November 14, 2011 9:00 am

Transaction Analysis: The Twins Go Carolling

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R.J. Anderson

The Twins fill their shortstop hole with Jamey Carroll, at least in theory.

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August 4, 2011 9:00 am

Spinning Yarn: Counsell for the Defense

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Mike Fast

Dissecting Craig Counsell's 45-at-bat hitless streak

Craig Counsell has been in a bit of a slump lately. Okay, maybe that undersells it a little. Counsell is 0 for his last 45 at-bats. His last hit came a couple months back, on June 10. Another hitless at-bat will tie him with Bill Bergen of the 1909 Brooklyn Superbas for the longest known streak of hitless at-bats by a position player.

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In honor of Hall of Fame induction week, the Lineup Card visits the deservedly derided Veterans Committee to see what they did RIGHT.

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June 30, 2011 9:00 am

Divide and Conquer, AL East: Coming Up Short at Shortstop

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Ben Kabak

Brian Cashman says the Yankees aren't interested in Jose Reyes, but perhaps the GM doth protest too much.

The Golden Age of the American League shortstop has ended. Ten years ago, the game had its banner shortstops, who graced the pages of Sports Illustrated, but those pec-adorned days are long gone.

The reigning king of the AL East’s shortstops is, of course, Derek Jeter, but as The Times reminded us last week, Jeter is aging quickly. He’s currently on the disabled list for a strained calf suffered while jogging off the field. This has been the second-longest DL stint of his career, and for a player who has long played hurt and healed quickly, the next two-and-a-half guaranteed years—let alone that player option—might not fly by.

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