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05-06

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26

Dynasty Dynamics: AL East U25 Lists
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

03-31

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2

My Model Portfolio: Yes, I Paid for Trout
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Wilson Karaman

02-20

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Tale of the Tape: Yoenis Cespedes vs. Wil Myers
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Wilson Karaman

01-27

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Top 101 Prospects
by
Jason Parks

11-11

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4

Internet Baseball Awards: American League Top Rookie
by
Nick Bacarella

10-04

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1

Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game One Recap: Red Sox 12, Rays 2
by
Zachary Levine

09-30

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48

Regular Season Awards
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Baseball Prospectus

08-13

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12

The Stash List: Checking Back in on the Graduated Perch Dwellers
by
Bret Sayre

08-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 263: Jose Dariel Abreu and the Future of Cuban Baseball/The Unmade Wil Myers Trade
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-18

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The Call-Up: Wil Myers
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Jason Cole and Bret Sayre

06-11

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22

The Stash List: Wilpocalypse Now?
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Bret Sayre

04-16

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7

Punk Hits: Road Games
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Ian Miller

03-07

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22

Overthinking It: The All-Rookie Roster
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Ben Lindbergh

02-27

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Minor League Update: Spring Training Games (February 26, 2013)
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Jason Martinez

02-26

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Painting the Black: The Other Pitcher the Royals Got
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R.J. Anderson

02-26

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7

Minor League Update: Spring Training Games: February 22-24
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Jason Martinez

02-25

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118

Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Top 101 Prospects
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Jason Parks

01-28

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14

Minor League Update: Potential Impact Rookies In 2013 (AL EAST)
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Jason Martinez

01-21

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10

BP Unfiltered: MLBDepthCharts Mailbag
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Jason Martinez

12-28

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Minor League Update: 25-Man Roster of Prospects Traded This Offseason
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Jason Martinez

12-14

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17

Overthinking It: The Prospects Who Get Traded
by
Ben Lindbergh

12-11

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47

Overthinking It: The Royals, the Rays, and the Problem with Windows
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Ben Lindbergh

12-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 99: Two More Reactions to the Rays-Royals Trade
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-03

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Kansas City Royals Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

11-26

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Painting the Black: What's Wrong With Wil Myers?
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R.J. Anderson

11-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 88: Wil Myers, the Royals, and Rumors About Trading Top Prospects
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-01

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17

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

06-12

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24

Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Midseason Review: Boogie Nights Edition
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Jason Parks

05-30

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19

Future Shock: Blocked Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

05-07

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Future Shock: Monday Morning Ten Pack
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Kevin Goldstein

04-06

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Future Shock: Surprising Minor League Assignments
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Kevin Goldstein

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How many game could a team of all rookies win? Think about it for a minute, pick a number, and then read on.

One of the chapters I wrote for Extra Innings was about the ways that perennial losers like the Pirates and Royals get broken, and how they might eventually go about getting fixed. “Getting younger” is sometimes seen as a solution, and often it’s at least a step along the way. But early on in the chapter, I noted that youth isn’t always an immediate answer, writing, “All else being equal, a younger team is preferable to an older one, since younger players generally cost less and offer more room for improvement, but a roster composed of players who haven’t yet hit their primes is at least as unlikely to succeed as a team of players who’ve left their primes behind.” Comparing the average ages of teams that finished above or below .500, or that won or lost over 100 games, I concluded, “Too little inexperience can be even more toxic to a team than too much experience.”

It’s easy to explain why many young teams lose a lot of games: they’re learning on the job, with few players in their prime and a limited supply of highly touted and/or major-league-ready rookies. But for a few minutes, let’s ignore the way the real world works and imagine a young team too talented to occur in nature. If we could form an entire team for 2013 out of rookie-eligible players from any organization, which rookies would we pick? And armed with only the best young players in baseball, how many games would our all-rookie roster win?

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February 27, 2013 3:00 am

Minor League Update: Spring Training Games (February 26, 2013)

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Jason Martinez

Minor League Update (February 26, 2013)

GAMES OF FEBRUARY 26, 2013

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February 26, 2013 5:00 am

Painting the Black: The Other Pitcher the Royals Got

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R.J. Anderson

What sort of arm can Kansas City expect in Wade Davis?

Not long ago Wade Davis placed near the top of prospect lists. At 6-foot-5 with a simple delivery and easy arm action Davis was the textbook power pitcher. He had a lively fastball that ranged into the mid-90s and could touch higher, a knee-buckling curveball, a solid slider, and a developing changeup. You weren't alone if you thought Davis could turn into a frontline pitcher. The Rays showed confidence in their young arm by refusing to trade him for Jason Bay or others, and by signing him to an extension after just 35 big-league starts. Success seemed like a birthright to Davis back then.

Davis reached the majors as a 23-year-old. In his first start in the majors he struck out nine batters, including three in a row to start the game—his first six outs were recorded via strikeout. After six starts Davis had a 118 ERA+ and a 2.77 strikeout-to-walk ratio. But that early success turned out to be a tease, a figment of small-sample magic, and not an omen. Davis would spend the next two seasons in the rotation looking average. He made 58 starts, posted a 90 ERA+, and struck out 1.74 batters per walk. Faced with an overcrowded rotation the Rays opted for Jeff Niemann over Davis last spring, then Alex Cobb over Davis when Niemann suffered an early-season injury. 

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February 26, 2013 3:15 am

Minor League Update: Spring Training Games: February 22-24

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Jason Martinez

Spring Training Games Roundup: FEB 22-25

Baseball has finally arrived! And so has the much-anticipated Top 101 prospects list put together by Professor Parks and BP's minor league crew. With the opening of Spring Training, we get a mix of prospects from this list, less talented minor leaguers who still could have a big league future, and established veterans and superstars showing up in the same box score on a daily basis. I'll be keeping you updated on the performances of the more notable minor leaguers. By mid-March, many of the best prospects will be back in minor league camp getting much-needed at-bats. Some, however, have a legitimate shot at breaking camp with the big league club, a few will open some eyes before starting the season in the minors, and some could disappoint. Here's what's happened so far through the first four days worth of games ...

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Baseball's best prospects in 2013.

Previous Rankings: 20122011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007

2013 Top 101 Prospects Breakdown by Position, Organization, and Age: Link

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Potential Impact Rookies in 2013 (AL EAST)

When we talk about "impact" rookies, it's important to note that several rookies will be getting the call to the majors and will fail 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 AL East rookies who I think can make an impact on their team's success in 2013. Click HERE for my NL East picks. 

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January 21, 2013 3:19 am

BP Unfiltered: MLBDepthCharts Mailbag

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Jason Martinez

Jason Martinez answers questions on the Rays' lineup and Brewers' rotation in the latest 'MLBDepthCharts Mailbag'.

Jacob Larsen (@jakelarsen) asks this question about the 2013 Tampa Bay Rays, "Do the Rays sign a DH, allowing Brandon Guyer and Matt Joyce to fill an OF spot until Myers is ready?"

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A 25-man roster of prospects traded this winter.

For my last Minor League Update of 2012, I put together a 25-man roster of prospects who have been traded so far this offseason. There was a lot of starting pitching depth with four or five pretty good pitchers that didn't make the cut. There weren't any good first base prospects and only two very good outfield prospects. Besides that, it's a pretty solid squad.

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December 14, 2012 12:00 am

Overthinking It: The Prospects Who Get Traded

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Ben Lindbergh

Teams know their own prospects best, so should it be a red flag if they're willing to trade a top one? History suggests it is so.

Winning baseball teams—at least the ones without exorbitant payrolls—are usually powered by young, cost-controlled talent. And in the land of cost-controlled talent, the top prospect is king. Not only do elite prospects stand a good chance to be stars, but they promise to provide that production—which would cost a fortune to obtain from a free agent—for the league-minimum salary or something close to it.

Since top prospects are such valuable commodities, teams are reluctant to trade them without receiving huge hauls in return, so we rarely see them change organizations before they’ve had a chance to sink or swim in the majors. That’s why it was so strange to see two top prospects—Wil Myers and Trevor Bauer, each of whom either is now or has recently been a top-10 prospect in baseball—on the move this week.

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Was the Royals' strategy in their swap of Wil Myers and more prospects for James Shields and Wade Davis based on a broken windows theory?

Note: If you've already listened to today's episode of Effectively Wild, some of this may sound familiar.

If you think about it, the Royals and Rays, the two teams that completed a massive prospects-for-pitchers trade on Sunday, are a lot alike. Both teams are among the have-nots of the American League, competing with payrolls in the mid-60-millions (last season). Neither one draws well—in the Royals’ case, because of all the losing and because Kansas City is small, and in the Rays’ case, because of all the past losing, the newness of the franchise, and the ugliness and location of the ballpark, where it’s almost impossible to catch a foul ball without some painful and/or embarrassing consequence. To compensate for the lack of revenue, both teams try to draft, develop, and extend homegrown players as an alternative to paying for wins from free agents, and both have had among the finest farm systems in baseball for the past few seasons.

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Ben and Sam weigh in on the Rays-Royals trade involving James Shields and Wil Myers a day after the dust settles.

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Even after years of promotions, the Royals still have premium talent at nearly all levels.

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