Prospects and Scouting

This group contains all our articles that focus on prospects and scouting.

The Drafts That Exceeded Expectations

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Drafting at the bottom of rounds is difficult. However, occasionally teams extract impressive value out of their low picks. Which teams got the most value above their expectation?

CAL 2.0: Digging In Deeper With Hitters

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After the initial roll out, CAL digs deeper into hitter classifications, looking at some surprising finds.

Were Mike Moustakas' hitting woes predictable?

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Mike Moustakas, Justin Smoak, and Brandon Wood all had tremendous success in the minor leagues. And, yet, they flamed out in the big leagues. Was it predictable?

The Shift Episode 9: Projections and prospects

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Everyone loves prospects. It's just science. Chris St. John developed a system to project them. The system is named after a prospect. Because everyone loves prospects.

Can Joc Pederson be an All-Star?

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How Chris St. John's new prospect analysis tool, JAVIER, can help us determine the future of Joc Pederson and others.

Valuing Brady Aiken as a free agent

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There is a very significant chance that Brady Aiken could become a free agent. Just how much would he be worth in an open market?

JAVIER: Prospect career analysis

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Third in a three-part series on prospect analysis, which contains an interactive visualization to find what a hitter's statistics in the minor leagues tell us about his probability of success in...

JAVIER: Analyzing prospects by age and level

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The second in a three-part series on prospect analysis. This contains an interactive visualization to find what a hitter's statistics in the minor leagues tell us about his probability of success...

JAVIER: Introducing a prospect evaluation system

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An introduction to the JAVIER prospect evaluation system.

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The risk behind a high school catcher

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Drafting a high school player is a gamble due to their long developmental timelines. However one position just may be riskier than them all.

The theft of a 255-pound man

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Jon Singleton signed a contract extension before making his major league debut, and it looks like the Astros may have gotten a steal.

Prospect's delight: Which top 100 list is best?

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Looking back since 1990, which prospect list best ranked the future top 100 players?

Dylan Bundy and reputations

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By all accounts, the Baltimore minor-leaguer has a bright future; even a year-long hiatus couldn't diminish the optimism he's receiving. Have there been any other prospects with similarly glowing...

2014 Chicago White Sox Top Prospects

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What is the consensus ranking for each of the White Sox top prospects?

2014 Detroit Tigers Top Prospects

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What is the consensus ranking for each of the Tigers' top prospects?

2014 Kansas City Royals Top Prospects

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What is the consensus ranking for each of the Royals' top prospects?

2014 Cincinnati Reds Top Prospects

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What is the consensus ranking for each of the Reds' top prospects?

2014 San Diego Padres Top Prospects

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What is the consensus ranking for each of the Padres' top prospects?

2014 Baltimore Orioles Top Prospects

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What is the consensus ranking for each of the Orioles' top prospects?

Baseball in Australia has staying power

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Still young, the Australian Baseball League is starting to catch on -- and it's not going anywhere.

2014 Seattle Mariners Top Prospects

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What is the consensus ranking for each of the Mariners' top prospects?

2014 Arizona Diamondbacks Top Prospects

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What is the consensus ranking for each of the Diamondbacks' top prospects?

2014 Milwaukee Brewers Top Prospects

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What is the consensus ranking for each of the Brewers' top prospects?

2014 St. Louis Cardinals Top Prospects

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What is the consensus ranking for each of the Cardinals' top prospects?

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