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06-20

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What You Need to Know: Wheeler Hooks the Fish
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Chris Mosch and Daniel Rathman

05-15

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Pebble Hunting: Recent History's Most Cringe-Worthy Pitch Counts
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Sam Miller

02-18

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Fantasy Team Preview: New York Mets
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Bret Sayre

01-27

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Top 101 Prospects
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Jason Parks

10-24

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

08-29

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What Scouts Are Saying: August 29, 2013
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Baseball Prospectus

08-20

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What You Need to Know: Recapping the Dodgers' Incredible Run
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Daniel Rathman

08-13

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

07-26

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Pebble Hunting: The Real Reason Why Zack Wheeler is Predictable
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Sam Miller

07-10

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What You Need to Know: Chicago Firepower
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Daniel Rathman

06-28

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Raising Aces: A Look at Rooks Gerrit Cole and Zack Wheeler
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Doug Thorburn

06-19

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BP Unfiltered: Zack Wheeler and First-Start Jitters
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Ben Lindbergh

06-18

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The Call-Up: Zack Wheeler
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Mark Anderson and Bret Sayre

06-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 226: Predictions About Zack Wheeler/The Story of Signing Puig
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-11

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The Stash List: Wilpocalypse Now?
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Bret Sayre

03-07

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Overthinking It: The All-Rookie Roster
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Ben Lindbergh

02-26

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

02-25

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Top 101 Prospects
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Jason Parks

12-18

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: New York Mets Top 10 Prospects
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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

01-10

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Future Shock: New York Mets Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

07-28

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Transaction Analysis: Beltran by the Bay
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Kevin Goldstein and Ben Lindbergh

02-14

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Future Shock: San Francisco Giants Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

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June 20, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Wheeler Hooks the Fish

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Chris Mosch and Daniel Rathman

The young Met bests a young Marlin with his first career shutout, Nick Swisher hits a walkoff grand slam, plus more from Thursday and what to watch this wekeend.

The Thursday Takeaway
Earlier this week, Ben Lindbergh made an appearance on Jonah Keri’s podcast, where the two raved about Thursday’s matchup between a pair of promising young National League East hurlers: Zack Wheeler and Andrew Heaney. Rarely does a Thursday night matchup between the Mets and Marlins prompt Keri to declare it a must-watch that had him as excited for a pitching matchup as he’s been in quite awhile, but the two youngsters each turned in performances that justified the hype.

In his major-league debut, Heaney came out firing from the get-go, dialing up seven of his first 15 fastballs at 94 MPH or higher. Unfortunately for the ninth-overall pick of the 2012 draft, David Wright crushed one of those 94 MPH heaters to center field and off the Marlins Park home run sculpture for a solo blast.


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Reviewing the most egregious starts of the last decade and a half, with an assist from Old Hoss Radbourn.

On Tuesday, 23-year-old Zack Wheeler threw a career-high 118 pitches. That’s not all that many pitches, except that they were crowded into just 4 ⅓ innings; all but 33 of those 118 pitches were thrown with men on base, and all of the innings were extended:

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February 18, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Team Preview: New York Mets

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Bret Sayre

There aren't many high-end fantasy assets in Queens, but a youth movement could soon change that.

There hasn’t been much to get excited about in Queens over the past five or six seasons—unless you get joy out of watching the franchise greats take the field day in and day out. Of course, there was also the 2012 National League Cy Young Award winner who captured the hearts and minds of those paying attention—though he was traded a couple of months after receiving the hardware. And then, when there is an exciting young attraction worth watching, of course he ends up undergoing Tommy John surgery before the end of his breakout season. However, the roster has been improved through trades and free agency, adding a little extra fantasy relevance to what has been a pretty stale roster in the recent past. Though, as you’ll see from the rest of this preview, high-end talent is still severely lacking.

Projected Lineup

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Baseball's best prospects in 2014: The Process and the Prospects.

Previous Rankings: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007

2014 Top 101 Prospects Breakdown by Position, Organization, Age, and Tools: Link

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October 24, 2013 6:23 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Ten Could-Be Fantasy Aces for 2014

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Bret Sayre

Frontline fantasy pitchers come and go, so Bret looks at the hurlers who seem poised to make the leap next year.

Conventional fantasy wisdom has always suggested that pitching is more volatile from year-to-year than hitting. In this case, conventional wisdom is absolutely correct—and the 2013 season bore this out even more than usual. When you look at the top ten fantasy starters in both 2013 and 2012, one thing becomes very apparent: there’s a ton of turnover. In fact, there was only one pitcher (Clayton Kershaw) who made both lists. For further effect, here they are side-by-side:

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August 29, 2013 6:00 am

What Scouts Are Saying: August 29, 2013

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Baseball Prospectus

Scouts' takes on Danny Duffy, Brett Lawrie, Bubba Starling, Zack Wheeler, and other interesting players.

Many of our authors make a habit of speaking to scouts and other talent evaluators in order to bring you the best baseball information available. Not all of the tidbits gleaned from those conversations make it into our articles, but we don't want them to go to waste. Instead, we'll be collecting them in a regular feature called "What Scouts Are Saying," which will be open to participation from the entire BP staff and include quotes about minor leaguers and major leaguers alike.

Major Leagues

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August 20, 2013 6:41 am

What You Need to Know: Recapping the Dodgers' Incredible Run

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Daniel Rathman

Jose Fernandez put a damper on the Dodgers on Monday, but their recent performance is still historic.

The Monday Takeaway
When the Dodgers took the field last night, they did so nearly two months removed from their last string of consecutive defeats. They had logged seven separate winning streaks of four games or longer since their last losing streak. And over that 53-game span, they were 42-11.

Matched up against fellow first-year starter Hyun-jin Ryu, Jose Fernandez set out to do what the likes of Matt Cain, Cliff Lee, and Stephen Strasburg could not: prevent the Dodgers from rebounding immediately from a rare loss. The young right-hander needed 109 pitches to complete six innings, but he held Don Mattingly’s club to two runs (one earned) on four hits and three walks, striking out eight along the way. With help from A.J. Ramos, Chad Qualls, and Steve Cishek, Fernandez came out on top in the “ace-off” and dealt the Dodgers their first two-plus-game skid since June 20-21.


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August 13, 2013 8:57 am

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

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Bret Sayre

Bret reviews the rewards offered by the players who once topped these rankings, and then unveils this week's top 20.

First, let’s start with the sad news. There will only be one more Stash List left for 2013 after today, and it will run as scheduled next Tuesday. We’re getting to the point in the season where a lot of the skill in putting together this list is becoming overshadowed by short-term randomness, and the overall usefulness is coming close to running its natural course. But, we’re not there yet. So let’s party like this column will never end.

Since this idea was birthed back in April, the list has seen seven different players occupy the top spot. And now that we’re just about three-quarters of the way through the season, it seems like a good time to check back in on how those players are doing.

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Can pitch-tipping truly explain Zack Wheeler's struggles?

The beguiling thing is that, to you or I and probably even to people smarter than you and I, there was really nothing to differentiate Matt Harvey from Zack Wheeler.

Both pitched in Single-A St. Lucie; Harvey was 22, Wheeler 21:

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July 10, 2013 7:51 am

What You Need to Know: Chicago Firepower

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Daniel Rathman

For one night, the White Sox look like the team to beat in the AL Central.

The Tuesday Takeaway
The White Sox entered last night’s matchup with Justin Verlander with a .237 team TAv, the second-worst mark in baseball. Only the Marlins, at .231, had been less potent at the plate as a group, and Mike Redmond’s bunch did not have the benefit of a designated hitter. Among junior-circuit clubs, the Yankees, 11 points ahead of the White Sox at .248, were the next-worst squad.

The American League’s least productive lineup, one with only two starters toting on-base percentages higher than .310, is not supposed to collect 23 hits in a game against Verlander. But on Tuesday, the White Sox did.


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June 28, 2013 7:10 am

Raising Aces: A Look at Rooks Gerrit Cole and Zack Wheeler

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Doug Thorburn

Analyzing the mechanics of two top pitching prospects who've recently arrived in the majors.

Two of the top pitching prospects in the minor leagues made their debuts this month, simultaneously relinquishing their prospect status while announcing their presence to the National League. Let's take a look at the opening acts of Gerrit Cole and Zack Wheeler, a pair of high-end draft picks who share a number of traits on the mound.

Gerrit Cole
Cole entered the season as the highest-rated pitching prospect in all the land, ranking no. 3 on the Baseball Prospectus top 101 prospects list and trailing only position players Jurickson Profar and Oscar Taveras. The lofty perch was par for the course for the right-hander, who was selected with the top pick in the historic pitcher draft of 2011.


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Do rookie starters struggle to find the strike zone in their first career starts?

Zack Wheeler’s big-league debut on Tuesday night went well. He held the Braves scoreless over six innings, allowing four hits, striking out seven batters, and showing impressive stuff. The only cause for complaint was that he walked five.

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