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Should Scouting Prospects Only Be About Lists?

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Rankings are useful, but to learn more about baseball's next generation, fans can do more.

A Pitch F/X Analysis of Danny Hultzen

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With all the excitement surrounding this year's playoffs, it is easy to forget that The Arizona Fall League is in full swing and it features the first two picks in this years draft, Gerrit Cole...

High & Inside: 11/08/10

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High & Inside: 11/08/10

Baseball Prospectus to Begin Satisfying the Daily Needs of Prospectfiles

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Kevin Goldstein announced Tuesday that Baseball Prospectus will now be doing a daily piece called the Minor League Report. It appears essentially to be a very pared down verson of the Ten Pack: a handful of prospectus with a quick report on what noteworthy performances they put up. I like Goldstein and I like prospects and I like having as many angles I can have on prospects, Baseball Prospectus chief among them. So this is a good thing.

Fun looking at the AAA leader boards

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Early returns on players and prospects in AAA.

Keith Law Chats Braves Prospects with Talking Chop

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ESPN's Keith Law talks with SBN Braves blog Talking Chop. I found the last paragraph especially interesting. "The obvious weakness is the lack of infield prospects, but I think there's a bigger organizational weakness: their excessive loyalty to certain players. Jeff Francoeur should have been non-tendered, and instead they're taking him to arbitration, even though he's about the worst "everyday" player in the game and seems to blame everyone but himself for his horrendous play. Tom Glavine is a damn charity case. He'd be their eighth- or ninth-best starting option if they sign him, assuming he can pick up a ball without hurting something. If I was Frank and he rejected my $1 million offer, my answer to their counteroffer with would end with "... and the horse you rode in on." Yet Atlanta is the team that can't say no to players with some sort of tie to the organization. They stood firm with San Diego in the Jake Peavy discussions; I wish they'd do the same with their own mediocre players and avoid a situation where Tommy Hanson is ready to come up in June but can't because it might hurt Lil' Tommy Glavine's feelings."

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Help: collecting Saber research articles about prospects

I've read several good research articles regarding the value of draft picks (like this one), or the merits of minor league equivalencies, and so on. I bookmark them most of the time, but after a...

The problem is the prospect observer effect—once people notice that players who "hold their own" at ...

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The problem is the prospect observer effect—once people notice that players who "hold their own" at a young age tend to become good prospects, the unquantifiable thing that observation was measuring is changed forever. That calculus—involving the team noticing a teenager playing far enough over his peers, and being sure enough of his skill to put him in a league that will test him instead of one he'll dominate, before he gets moved up to full-season ball—is no longer valid once a team makes it part of the philosophy.

from DanUpBaby of Viva El Birdos What are your thoughts on this statement? He's speaking mostly about Cardinals prospects in the article but I think it can be applicable to almost all clubs/prospects.
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