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  1. Clearing paths for Anthony Rizzo, Wil Myers and other elite prosp...

    Kevin Goldstein

    With Alfonso Soriano in left and Bryan LaHair producing at first, the Cubs are having trouble finding room for top prospect Anthony Rizzo. Kevin Goldstein offers a solution to get Rizzo, and three other top blocked prospects, to the big leagues.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2012
  2. Bryce Harper, Dellin Betances and other top prospects off to slow...

    Kevin Goldstein

    Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus looks at five of baseball's top prospects who are off to slow starts in 2012, providing reasons you should, and should not, be concerned.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2012
  3. Bryce Harper is on one of the minor league's most prospect-filled...

    Kevin Goldstein

    Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus provides a guide for a road trip around the minor leagues, highlighting the teams to follow and the players to catch in person.

    Story | Conversation | April 11, 2012
  4. Nolan Arenado, Gary Brown and other preseason picks for minor lea...

    Kevin Goldstein

    Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus has 10 preseason candidates for minor league Player of the Year, beginning with Colorado's Nolan Arenado.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2012
  5. Would Bryce Harper, Matt Moore or Mike Trout get more money as a ...

    Kevin Goldstein

    Kevin Goldstein polls executives to see what Bryce Harper, Matt Moore and Mike Trout would get on the open market if they magically became free agents today.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2012
  6. Nelson Cruz and Carlos Pena escaped the 4A mold, but they are exc...

    Kevin Goldstein

    Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus probes scouts and big league executives to find out what exactly makes a player a "4A hitter." Several factors can keep a player out of the big leagues, but it usually comes back to adjustments.

    Story | Conversation | January 11, 2012
  7. MLB - Players who have regained prospect status

    Kevin Goldstein

    Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus looks at a lineup of prospects who got off to slow starts this season but turned it on in the second half of the season and have re-established themselves as players to track in the near future.

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2011
  8. MLB: 10 international prospects to watch

    Kevin Goldstein

    Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus looks at MLB's expanding global reach, and provides a list of 10 top international prospects who hail from parts of the globe that haven't typically produced a lot of major league talent.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2011
  9. MLB: 10 prospects who will break out in 2011

    Kevin Goldstein

    Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus looks back at the 2010 draft to uncover some hidden gems of the second day. Not all superstars are taken in the first round, and Goldstein identifies 10 sleepers to watch for this season.

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2011
  10. MLB: Josh Vitters, Lars Anderson, Fernando Martinez and other pro...

    Kevin Goldstein

    Kevin Goldstein looks at 10 prospects who must have big years in 2011 to remain within their organization's broader plans. He jokes at the beginning that it could be called 'the Fernando Martinez list,' because the Mets' prospect is there often.

    Story | Conversation | January 03, 2011
  11. MLB: Chris Archer, Trevor May, Jason Hagerty and other minor leag...

    Kevin Goldstein

    Kevin Goldstein looks at 10 players who are leading the minors in various statistical categories since July 1. Names to know include Trevor May (the most live arm in the Phillies' system) and Chris Archer (a rising stud for the Cubs).

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2010
  12. MLB: Chicago Cubs prospects Hak-Ju Lee, Brett Jackson highlight 2...

    Kevin Goldstein

    Kevin Goldstein pulls out 10 prospects to focus on for the 2010 Futures Game, to be held July 11 as part of MLB All-Star Weekend. If you're a Cubs fan and a little disappointed about this year's campaign, read this and have your faith restored.

    Story | Conversation | June 28, 2010
  13. MLB draft 2010: Spending on a Scott Boras client can actually be ...

    Kevin Goldstein

    Some MLB fans believe it's a good thing if their team is unwilling to negotiate with uber-agent Scott Boras. In reality, it might be a bad thing, as Kevin Goldstein shows in the cases of Matt Wieters, Rick Porcello and even Stephen Strasburg.

    Story | Conversation | June 01, 2010
  14. MLB draft 2010 - Bryce Harper and Scott Boras look for leverage w...

    Kevin Goldstein

    At just 17 years old, Bryce Harper and adviser Scott Boras could hold an unprecedented amount of leverage in contract negotiations, but Harper's performance this year has the paradoxical effect of diminishing, not raising, the threat.

    Story | Conversation | May 25, 2010
  15. MLB - Tim Beckham, Mike Moustakas, Andrew Cashner and more minor ...

    Kevin Goldstein

    Kevin Goldstein rolls out a new concept: the Monday 10 spot, in which he looks at 10 players you need to be aware of in the minors. Among those mentioned in this first report: Tim Beckham (Rays), Mike Moustakas (Royals) and Andrew Cashner (Cubs).

    Story | Conversation | May 24, 2010
  16. Daily Futures: Mike Stanton is clearly the best offensive prospec...

    Kevin Goldstein

    Kevin Goldstein used to have nothing but love for Josh Vitters. He still does, but these days the love flows most freely for Mike Stanton, who is now labeled "clearly the best offensive prospect in the minor leagues." Plus: Aroldis Chapman's struggles.

    Story | Conversation | May 04, 2010