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Prospects and Scouting

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

Mookie Betts vs. Kris Bryant

Today, we're comparing the potential career trajectories of Mookie Betts & Kris Bryant yields interesting results, as their skillsets are vastly different.

Alex Claudio's changeup

Alex Claudio's changeup stops batters in their tracks. Can his success last?

Examining the Twins monopoly on the Oceanic market

The Twins have dominated the Oceanic market, but to what return?

JAVIER prospect comp system for pitchers

Minor league prospect comparison system JAVIER finally takes on pitchers.

Maikel Franco: High Bust Potential

As the Phillies' roster continues to age, it's becoming increasingly important that Maikel Franco develops into an impact bat. But will he?

JAVIER Prospect Comps: Update and Improvements

An update to the JAVIER minor league comparison system, including 2014 stats and multiple improvements.

Minor League Baserunning Threats

How did these four unknown prospects come to sit on top the SPD charts?

The Drafts That Exceeded Expectations

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

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

Were Mike Moustakas' hitting woes predictable?

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

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?

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

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

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 the majors.

JAVIER: Analyzing prospects by age and level

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 in the majors.

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JAVIER: A prospect evaluation system for hitters

The JAVIER prospect evaluation system for hitters.

JAVIER: Introducing a prospect evaluation system

An introduction to the JAVIER prospect evaluation system.

The risk behind a high school catcher

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

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?

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

Dylan Bundy and reputations

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 outlooks?

2014 Chicago White Sox Top Prospects

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

2014 Detroit Tigers Top Prospects

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

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2014 Top Prospects

A collection of top prospects lists including a Top 160 and rankings for all 30 teams.

2014 Kansas City Royals Top Prospects

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

2014 Cincinnati Reds Top Prospects

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

2014 San Diego Padres Top Prospects

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

2014 Baltimore Orioles Top Prospects

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

Baseball in Australia has staying power

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

2014 Seattle Mariners Top Prospects

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

2014 Arizona Diamondbacks Top Prospects

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

2014 Milwaukee Brewers Top Prospects

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

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