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The evaluation of minor league prospects is no longer a cottage industry. Every major media platform seems to have at least one analyst dedicated to tracking baseball prospects, and the highlight of those efforts are annual rankings compiled just before spring training. Although there are many reputable evaluators (as well as many who are not), […]

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If the Yankees are expecting reinforcements from the farm, they’d better stock up on Miracle-Gro. At least that seems to be the consensus of the most respected talent evaluators in the baseball media. Keith Law is the latest prospect guru to offer a less than sanguine view of the Yankees’ prospect pipeline. Coming on the […]

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Baseball is a team sport, but one hitter can disproportionately influence a lineup, in both a positive and negative sense. In the charts below are the players who currently have the highest and lowest qualified OPS for each team along with the impact their output has had on the overall performance of their offense. Team […]

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It’s prospecting season for the baseball media’s minor league evaluators, the highlight of which has become the annual ranking compiled by former Blue Jays executive and current ESPN contributor Keith Law. What follows is a breakdown of Law’s rankings along with commentary about some of the selections (for last year’s breakdown, click here). Keith Law’s […]

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(The following was originally published at SB*Nation’s Pinstriped Bible) After the Braves clinched a playoff spot, New York Times’ columnist Tyler Kepner marked the occasion by commenting about how “teams almost never recover from an epic collapse” like the one Atlanta experienced last season. After all, one need only look at the ruins in Boston to […]

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The Yankees are in the midst of a collapse. Many fans have been sensitive about using that word, but it’s an appropriate description for what has happened to the team since establishing a 10-game lead in the middle of July. The Yankees’ lead has not been leveled completely, but the 2012 Bronx Bombers have already […]

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The storm clouds gathering over the New York Mets were cast aside in the Arizona desert by the debut of Matt Harvey, who became the first pitcher in franchise history and 13th overall to strikeout at least 11 batters in his first big league appearance. In addition, his game score of 70 was the third […]

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