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(The following was originally published at SB*Nation’s Pinstriped Bible) Leave it to Bud Selig to crash his own party. By all but the most cynical accounts, the World Baseball Classic has been a success, and, in no region has that been more true than the Caribbean. As Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic get ready to […]

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The trouble with compiling data for the purpose of proving a point is sometimes the final analysis doesn’t match the pre-conceived notion. When this occurs in the world of science, the hypothesis is rejected. In sports writing, however, facts need not get in the way of a good story. In a recent article at Yahoo! […]

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(The following was originally published at SB*Nation’s Pinstriped Bible) When the details of baseball’s new collective bargaining agreement were revealed last year, it looked as if the players’ association made most of the concessions, albeit ones that impacted amateurs not yet in the union. However, less than two weeks into the off season, that no longer […]

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There have been many wrinkles brought about by Major League Baseball’s new collective bargaining agreement, and one of the most significant unfolded yesterday afternoon. Without much fanfare, MLB held its first supplemental draft pick lottery. Unlike its NBA cousin, which awards the top selections in the entire draft, baseball’s Competitive Balance Lottery doled out additional […]

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Dante Bichette Jr. is almost universally considered one of the top prospects in the Yankees’ farm system, but around this time last year, he was being labeled “an overdraft”. When the Bronx Bombers selected the third baseman with the 51st pick in last year’s draft, many “scouting experts” criticized the decision, but now, some of the […]

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Yesterday, ESPN’s Keith Law released his annual list of the game’s top-100 prospects. Although the real value is in the individual player write-ups, there were also some interesting trends gleaned from breaking down the ranking by variables such as franchise, position, and age. So, today, we also take a closer look at Law’s organizational list. […]

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Note: This post has been revised to correct an error. In the original version, Red Sox prospect Xander Bogaerts was assigned to the Reds. All other assignments have been verified, and the chart and relevant text have been updated. Prospecting has become a big part of being a baseball fan, and at no point is […]

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