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07-02

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BP Top 50
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Nick J. Faleris, Mark Anderson and Jeff Moore

07-01

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What You Need to Know: Davis Downs the A's
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Daniel Rathman

04-10

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, April 9
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Jeff Moore

04-01

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The Stash List: Week One
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Bret Sayre

03-03

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The Top 101 Fantasy Prospects of 2014
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Bret Sayre

02-26

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Get to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

09-06

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Raising Aces: Taijuan Walker, the Debut Ante
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Doug Thorburn

08-31

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Daily Roundup: Around the League: August 31, 2013
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Clint Chisam

08-29

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The Call-Up: Taijuan Walker
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Jason Cole and Paul Sporer

08-28

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Five to Watch: September Call-Ups Unworthy of Your Immediate Attention
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Ben Carsley

08-21

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Sporer Report: Looking Ahead to September Promotions
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Paul Sporer

07-01

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: Futures Game Edition
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

06-21

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, June 20
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Zach Mortimer

05-23

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BP Unfiltered: Hot Prospect Video: Taijuan Walker
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Jason Cole

02-28

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Minor League Update: Games of February 27
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Jason Martinez

02-26

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BP Unfiltered: Top 101 Prospects of 2013, Sliced and Diced
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Rob McQuown

02-01

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Raising Aces: Bush League: Jameson Taillon and Taijuan Walker
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Doug Thorburn

12-21

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Seattle Mariners Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

08-01

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Rarified Air: The Top 10 Prospects in the Minors
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Jason Parks

05-02

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Future Shock: Dylan Bundy and Future No. 1 Starters
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Kevin Goldstein

03-28

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Future Shock: Minor League Player of the Year Picks
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Kevin Goldstein

01-26

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: What Could Go Wrong in 2012: Seattle Mariners
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Jason Parks

11-09

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Future Shock: Seattle Mariners Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

05-10

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Future Shock: The Simpson and Walker Show
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Kevin Goldstein

11-10

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Future Shock: Seattle Mariners Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

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July 2, 2014 8:15 am

BP Top 50

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Nick J. Faleris, Mark Anderson and Jeff Moore

Which would you take: A potential no. 2 starter who's in the majors, or a potential ace who's still a ways away?

Links to Other BP Top 50 Debates
Tim Anderson vs. J.P. Crawford | Daniel Norris vs. Jose Berrios |
Albert Almore vs. Stephen Piscotty | Austin Hedges vs. Blake Swihart vs. Jorge Alfaro |
Hunter Harvey vs. Kohl Stewart

The Rules
Rather than re-printing the BP Prospect Staff Midseason Top 50 debates—much of which involves discussion of multiple players at the same time—we thought it would be interesting to call out some of the more interesting pairings of players who have been in consideration for the #BPTop50 and allow an advocate for each to make his case as to why that player should be ranked ahead of the other.





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July 1, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Davis Downs the A's

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Daniel Rathman

Rajai walks off, Taijuan Walker returns, Arrieta on a roll, and more.

The Monday Takeaway
When the Tigers paid a visit to Oakland in late May, Rajai Davis sparked the road team to a one-run victory by manufacturing a run with his legs. He came on as a pinch-runner for J.D. Martinez, moved to second on a passed ball, stole third on a throw back from the catcher to the pitcher, and scored on a grounder.


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April 10, 2014 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, April 9

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Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Royals outfielder Brett Eibner and Red Sox lefty Henry Owens.

Hitter of the Night: Brett Eibner, OF, Royals (Ohama, AAA): 5-5, 3 R, 2B, 2 HR.
Eibner is on the fringes of prospect territory these days as a 25-year-old who hit .243 in Double-A last year, but what he can do is hit for power, and when he cuts down on the swings and misses, he can really be an impact player. It just hasn’t happened nearly enough at the upper levels of the minors to this point.

Pitcher of the Night: Henry Owens, LHP, Red Sox (Portland, AA): 6 2/3 IP, 6 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 9 K.
The 21-year-old Owens kept his ERA at 0.00 on the young season with his second straight nine-strikeout performance. When he’s being consistent with his mechanics, Owens generates tremendous downward plane that is difficult to square up and features two potential plus off-speed pitches.



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April 1, 2014 6:30 am

The Stash List: Week One

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Bret Sayre

Javier Baez gets the nod atop the first edition of this year's list.

Welcome back to my focal column here at Baseball Prospectus, The Stash List. I know, you’ve missed it. But for the 2014 season, we’re starting right from Week 1 with a first look at who you should be spending valuable reserve slots on in your league. For those of you not familiar with this column and the types of players who are included/excluded from it, I will now throw it out to past Bret to explain from April of 2013:

The purpose of it is to rank the top 25 players who are not active contributors to fantasy teams for 2013 only. Again, it does not take into account future value, which would result in a very different order. This list will include four different types of players, with specific restrictions attached:

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From Xander Bogaerts to Gary Sanchez and everyone in between.

The following is an excerpt from the upcoming Baseball Prospectus Futures Guide 2014, our second-annual prospect book, which will collect all of BP's offseason prospect content (plus exclusive prospect and fantasy offerings) in book and e-book form. Here's a look at last year's book; expect an even more meaty offering this time around.

In an age where there’s more statistical information available on players than ever before, you’ve come to the right place to differentiate yourself from your league-mates. Even if you don’t play in a keeper or dynasty league where you can own minor leaguers without wasting roster spots, the importance of reading scouting reports and knowing who these players are becomes obvious when a few years later you are faced with the dilemma of choosing them for your roster.


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February 26, 2014 6:00 am

Get to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects

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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

A rundown of the minor-league arms who could help your fantasy team in 2014 and beyond.

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September 6, 2013 6:00 am

Raising Aces: Taijuan Walker, the Debut Ante

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Doug Thorburn

Doug finds a lot to like and plenty to nitpick in Taijuan Walker's early outings.

Last Friday, Seattle baseball fans were treated to the long-anticipated arrival of pitching prospect Taijuan Walker. The right-hander entered the season as the top prospect in the Mariners' system, and he ranked ninth overall on Jason Parks' mid-season list of the top 50 prospects in the game, placing third among pitchers (behind Archie Bradley and Kevin Gausman).

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August 31, 2013 12:40 pm

Daily Roundup: Around the League: August 31, 2013

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Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for August 31, 2013.

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August 29, 2013 6:00 am

The Call-Up: Taijuan Walker

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Jason Cole and Paul Sporer

Seattle summons one of baseball's top pitching prospects for a Friday start.

The Situation: After designating veteran righty Aaron Harang for assignment earlier this week, the Mariners will call up top prospect Taijuan Walker to start Friday’s game against the Houston Astros. Seattle will look to get Walker a taste of big-league competition while injecting some intrigue into a rotation that has been extremely shaky past the 1-2 punch of Felix Hernandez and Hisashi Iwakuma. The other seven starting pitchers used by Seattle this season have a cumulative 5.55 ERA in 76 starts.

Walker, who ranked no. 9 on Baseball Prospectus’ mid-season top 50 prospects list, will likely make at least a couple big-league starts before season’s end. After logging 126 2/3 innings at Double-A last year, he joins the M’s with 141 1/3 frames under his belt in 2013. Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN in Seattle has reported that Walker’s ideal innings cap is approximately 160, leaving some wiggle room for September.

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August 28, 2013 6:48 am

Five to Watch: September Call-Ups Unworthy of Your Immediate Attention

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Ben Carsley

These young players will look to make a strong impression on their big-league employers next month, but they're not likely to help your fantasy squad.

September call-ups, when used correctly, can make for great late -eason additions to fantasy squads. When used incorrectly, though, such players can do more harm than good—especially to your rate stats or to teams with short benches.

So while the majority of columns you read in the coming days will extol the fantasy virtues of the September call-up, this one will instead preach caution. With that in mind, here are four likely call-ups—and one recent call-up—you should let other owners fight over in the coming weeks.

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August 21, 2013 6:00 am

Sporer Report: Looking Ahead to September Promotions

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Paul Sporer

When rosters expand, American League clubs are likely to add these seven pitchers, who could also bolster your fantasy team down the stretch.

For the second straight week, the Sporer Report has an eye on September. On the one hand, I’m sad because we’re winding down the regular season. On the other hand, it’s been a tremendous season and the races to the finish in both MLB and my fantasy leagues should offer plenty of thrills, too. Speaking of those fantasy races, some of them will turn on guys who did little or nothing in the first five months of the season. I’ve got seven potential American League September call-ups—all pitchers—who could bring some solid value down the stretch.

This is some deep speculation, so keep that in mind when deciding whether or not to take the plunge. Those of your in 10- and 12-team mixers likely don’t need to pounce just yet and in fact shouldn’t pounce yet unless you’ve got remarkably deep rosters. Instead, use this as a cheatsheet of who to keep tabs on as we get closer to September 1. Those of you in deeper leagues might find a few of these guys already rostered, but otherwise should be available and if you have the roster space then you should consider getting the jump on your league mates. These are ranked in order of potential impact which accounts for the likelihood that they even get the call.

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July 1, 2013 5:00 am

Monday Morning Ten Pack: Futures Game Edition

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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

Notes on Miguel Almonte, Addison Russell, and eight other players who will represent their teams on the USA and World rosters at Citi Field.

Miguel Almonte, RHP, Royals (Low-A Lexington)

I’ve been on the Almonte bandwagon since his easy delivery first caught my eye during a fall instructional league game on the backfields in Arizona. I’m a sucker for an easy delivery and an effortless release, and Almonte won my heart that day by pumping a low-90s fastball for strikes and flashing a changeup that was already a near-plus offering. Fast-forward to his full-season debut, and the bandwagon is starting to look like a bus depot, as the 20-year-old continues to take steps forward with the arsenal and the production, working a fastball in the 92-97 range, flashing multiple breaking-ball looks including a bat-missing curve, and throwing a nasty changeup. Almonte’s inclusion on the Futures Game roster was a win for the young Dominican arm, a win for the Royals’ amateur scouting and player development teams, and a win for every wannabe scout that finds arousal in easy arm action and heavily pronated changeups. —Jason Parks

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