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04-07

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17

Monday Morning Ten Pack: Prospects We're Most Excited to See This Year
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

04-04

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7

BP Top 101 Prospects
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Ron Shah

04-03

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An Agent's Take: Spring Training from the Agent's Perspective
by
Joshua Kusnick

03-31

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Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 28-29
by
Jeff Moore

03-28

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Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 27
by
Jeff Moore

03-28

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Changing Speeds: The Velocity Gainers and Losers of Spring 2014
by
Harry Pavlidis

03-27

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Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 26
by
Jeff Moore

03-26

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Notes from the Field: Backfield Scouting Notes, 3/26
by
Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

03-25

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10

Notes from the Field: Backfield Scouting Notes, 3/25
by
Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

03-25

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Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 24
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Jeff Moore

03-24

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11

Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 21-23
by
Jeff Moore

03-21

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Notes from the Field: Backfield Scouting Notes, 3/21
by
Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

03-21

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Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 20
by
Jeff Moore

03-20

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Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 19
by
Jeff Moore

03-20

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10

Notes from the Field: Spring Scouting Notes, 3/20
by
Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

03-19

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The Lineup Card: 11 Spring Training Performances We Sort of Believe In
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Baseball Prospectus

03-19

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Notes from the Field: Backfield Scouting Notes, 3/19
by
Jason Parks and Mark Anderson

03-19

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Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 18
by
Jeff Moore

03-18

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Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 17
by
Jeff Moore

03-17

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Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of April 14-16
by
Jeff Moore

03-17

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Notes from the Field: Backfield Scouting Notes, 3/17
by
Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

03-14

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Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 13
by
Jeff Moore

03-13

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Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 12
by
Jeff Moore

03-12

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Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 11
by
Jeff Moore

03-11

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Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 10
by
Jeff Moore

03-10

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Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 7-9
by
Jeff Moore

03-07

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Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 6
by
Jeff Moore

03-07

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Painting the Black: Spring Flings
by
R.J. Anderson

03-06

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Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 5
by
Jeff Moore

03-05

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Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 4
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Jeff Moore

03-04

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Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 3
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03-04

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Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 3
by
Jeff Moore

03-03

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Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of February 28-March 2
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Jeff Moore

02-28

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Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of February 27
by
Jeff Moore

02-27

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Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of February 26
by
Jeff Moore

02-12

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24

The Lineup Card: Ten Prospects Who Could Make Cases for Call-Ups This Spring
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Baseball Prospectus

02-05

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The Lineup Card: Eight of the Least Interesting Spring Training Storylines
by
Baseball Prospectus

04-02

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8

Testing the Dewan Rule
by
Ben Lindbergh and Jon Shepherd

03-29

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BP Unfiltered: Spring Stats Without the Small Samples
by
Ben Lindbergh

03-28

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Notes from the Field: Four Prospects with Work to Do
by
Chris Mellen

03-27

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Notes from the Field: Spring Training Scouting Reports
by
Zach Mortimer

03-26

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Out of Left Field: Wrongs of Spring
by
Matthew Kory

03-18

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Skewed Left: Spring Stats You Can (or Can't) Believe In
by
Zachary Levine

03-13

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Sobsequy: Notable AL Minor-League Free Agent Signees
by
Adam Sobsey

03-04

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Pebble Hunting: Team Previews Based on Cactus League Stadium Advertisements
by
Sam Miller

03-01

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BP Unfiltered: Spring Training Stats Don't Count (But Here They Are Anyway)
by
Rob McQuown

02-27

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Sobsequy: Notable NL Minor-League Free Agent Signees
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Adam Sobsey

02-27

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20

Punk Hits: A Love (Hate) Letter From Arizona
by
Ian Miller

02-26

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The Stats Go Marching In: Who's Ahead of Whom?
by
Max Marchi

02-26

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BP Unfiltered: Grapefruit League Journal: Tampa Bay Rays
by
Mike Ferrin

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Notes on prospects who stood out in Cactus and Grapefruit League play, including Phillies infielder Maikel Franco.

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March 20, 2014 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 19

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Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out in Cactus and Grapefruit League play, including Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor.

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March 20, 2014 6:00 am

Notes from the Field: Spring Scouting Notes, 3/20

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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

Reports on Julio Urias, Aaron Sanchez, Gregory Polanco, Hunter Dozier and other prospects it would be irresponsible to ignore.

(3/19) LHP Julio Urias (Dodgers)
Okay size; probably closer to 6’1’’ than listed height (5’11’’); strong build; definitely more body than listed weight (160 lbs.); could end up being high maintenance but not a problem at present; in delivery, lifts leg high before brief (straight) extension; soft landing; stays very balanced; everything looks very easy and repeatable; stays over the ball from ¾ slot; creates angle; fastball ranged from 91-95 in three-inning pop; mostly worked 93; command was solid-average to plus; line to the plate veered a little into the LH box; tendency to miss arm-side/up; showed excellent feel for altering movement; was cutting the ball and making it run; fastball is easy plus at present; could play even better with sharper command.


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March numbers are often meaningless, but we can't help but wonder if these standout efforts might carry over into the regular season.

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March 19, 2014 6:00 am

Notes from the Field: Backfield Scouting Notes, 3/19

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Jason Parks and Mark Anderson

Looks at Ricardo Sanchez, Christian Binford, Samir Duenez and Zach Eflin.

(3/17) LHP Ricardo Sanchez (Angels)
Short but strong build; noticeably athletic on the mound; arm speed is very good; it can look very smooth and easy; from ¾ slot, can create some angle by staying over the ball and working down; delivery features a high/tucked leg; wasn’t loud on the frontside; has good balance and explosion to the plate; it's compact and efficient, but had a tendency to finish across his body; fastball was 89-92; popped a few 93s and 94s on the gun; some cutting action because of the cross-fire; struggled with command in his inning of work; inning was banged before three outs were achieved; hit a batter and had multiple walks; showed a slow, loopy curve in the low 70s; can spin the ball and achieve some two-plane shape, but the pitch wasn’t effective; was slow to the plate with runners on (1.5); struggled to stay in his delivery and establish mechanical rhythm. Outing wasn’t sharp but I love the arm and I’m glad we [Baseball Prospectus] ranked him in the Angels' top 10 despite no professional record. We should have ranked him higher. Will pitch the entire season as a 17-year-old; athletic lefty with stuff and swagger; lacks size but body could be strong and hold stuff. Mid-rotation type if everything clicks; extreme risk but I was impressed despite the results. –Jason Parks


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March 19, 2014 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 18

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Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out in Cactus and Grapefruit League play, including Cubs third baseman Mike Olt.

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March 18, 2014 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 17

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Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out in Cactus and Grapefruit League play, where they're competing for or securing big-league jobs.

We’re at the point in spring training when most of the prospects left in camp are either in a legitimate battle for a roster spot or are close enough to the majors that the team wants to see what it has. That, coupled with rain throughout parts of Florida on Monday, didn’t leave us with as much prospect action as usual, but most of the guys who had big days will be major leaguers at some point in 2014.

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March 17, 2014 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of April 14-16

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Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out in Cactus and Grapefruit League play, including the Cubs' Arismendy Alcantara and Dan Vogelbach.

Friday, March 14th

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March 17, 2014 6:00 am

Notes from the Field: Backfield Scouting Notes, 3/17

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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

First-hand observations about prospects from the Rangers, Cubs, Marlins, Mets, and more.

Rangers (Jason Parks, Mark Anderson)

IF Travis Demeritte: Incredibly fast hands at the plate; quick trigger; uses hands to hit but has good hip rotation and generates torque; attacks the ball; shows plus bat speed; contact is all hard/loud; can backspin the ball and leave the yard; pitchers won’t beat him with velocity; willing to wait for his pitch; fast-twitch athlete; not a straight-line plus runner to first but has second gear; lacks ideal range for shortstop but excellent actions and plus arm at third/weapon arm at 2B; coordinated around the bag; will make plays; most likely a role 5 player with offensive ceiling for a little more. –Jason Parks

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March 14, 2014 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 13

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Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out in Cactus and Grapefruit League play, including the Astros' Carlos Correa and Jonathan Singleton.

The Good

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March 13, 2014 5:38 am

Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 12

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Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out in Cactus and Grapefrult League play, including Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura.

The Good

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March 12, 2014 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Spring Training Games of March 11

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Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out in Cactus and Grapefruit League play, including Mets infielder Wilmer Flores.

With most teams making their first round of roster cuts already, a round that typically includes those prospects that are far from the majors, there are fewer prospects seeing playing time in spring training than there were last week. But many are still on the main fields, and some are even realistically competing for roster spots.

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