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2013 BPN Top 150 Prospects

It has been a long off-season but Opening Day is finally here and with it comes the release of the BPN Top 150 Prospects for 2013! As you peruse the rankings you may notice differences between the Top 150 and … Continue reading

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2013 Top 10 Right-Handed Pitching Prospects

Right-handed pitching is one of the strengths of the prospect landscape right now; featuring multiple handfuls of high-end pitching prospects that have the potential to become front of the rotation arms. Unlike some years, there is a group of four … Continue reading

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2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Top 15 Prospects

In some respects the Pirates system is the envy of many organizations in baseball. With pitchers like Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon at the top and longer term pieces like Luis Heredia and Tyler Glasnow coming behind, the Pirates have … Continue reading

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Minor Leagues Best Tools

During a recent and excessively long Twitter chat (@ProspectMark), someone asked what the best tools still in the minor leagues were. It’s a great question that warrants some discussion even though I haven’t yet to finish all of my postseason … Continue reading

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2012 Post-Season All-Prospect Team: Florida State League

While I announced some big news earlier today, that won’t keep me from trucking along with the Post-Season All-Prospect Teams. I’m wrapping up the High-A teams with the Florida State League; a difficult league to survive for young players but … Continue reading

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2012 Post-Season All-Prospect Team: Eastern League

The Eastern League may have started out with rosters a little thin, but that changed in a hurry as teams began promoting around mid-season. At the end of the season, the EL was loaded with prospects that have serious big-league … Continue reading

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2012 Pre-Season All-Prospect Team: Florida State League

The Florida State League is notorious for long, hot summers that test the ability of young players to overcome the grind and continue to perform in the second half of the season. This year, the FSL is a well-balanced league … Continue reading

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2012 BPN Top 10 Right-Handed Starting Pitching Prospects

After debuting the Top 150 Prospects yesterday, I want to move on to additional discussion of the best prospects at each position. In each of these positional rankings I will be providing some narrative to help break the prospects into … Continue reading

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2012 BPN Top 150 Prospects

After three long months of team-by-team Top 15 lists, scouting reports and a laundry list of other articles, it’s finally time to debut the BPN Top 150! This list represents a snapshot in time that combines my own observations and … Continue reading

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Scouting Report: Gerrit Cole (RHP)

BLUF: Potential ace that needs to polish enormous raw stuff. The Player: Gerrit Cole (RHP, Pittsburgh Pirates) – Cole turned down the Yankees over three years ago to attend UCLA and managed to make himself the number one overall pick … Continue reading

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