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  1. Luis Heredia, Blake Swihart and other prospects with lots of pote...

    Kevin Goldstein

    Some prospects are just destined to be stars. Others have the potential, but a lot of growth must happen before they can realize it. Kevin Goldstein highlights the prospect "All-Dream" team, nine guys with potential but a lot of work to do.

    Story | Conversation | June 20, 2012
  2. Scott Boras has ideas he'd like to see baseball adopt for the dra...

    Kevin Goldstein

    This is the first season the MLB draft's new rules will be in place, and that creates new opportunities for Scott Boras and his elite clients.

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2012
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Gordon Beckham, Brett Wallace and other young players who could b...

    Kevin Goldstein

    Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus writes about 10 players who haven't met expectations but still carry the potential of a high reward. As the MLB hot stove cranks up, these players could find themselves in trade packages.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2011
  9. MLB - Jose Altuve and Brandon Belt among winter league prospects ...

    Kevin Goldstein

    Kevin Goldstein lists 10 prospects who are using Latin American winter leagues to put them in position to start in the majors on Opening Day.

    Story | Conversation | November 02, 2011
  10. MLB: Ranking prospects involved in deadline trades

    Kevin Goldstein

    Kevin Goldstein evaluates and ranks the ten best prospects who were moved at the trade deadline, and gives a brief synopsis of how they may fit into the future of their new organizations.

    Story | Conversation | August 03, 2011
  11. MLB: Brandon Beachy, Zach Britton could be solid sixth starters

    Kevin Goldstein

    As injuries to pitcher like Adam Wainwright continue shake up rotations throughout the league, Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus spotlights 10 promising minor leaguers who could find their way onto the back end of a rotation this summer.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2011
  12. MLB: Prospects who can come out of nowhere for big impact

    Kevin Goldstein

    Kevin Goldstein looks at a few prospects heading into spring training with slim hopes of making big league rosters but who could have an impact if an opportunity presents itself.

    Story | Conversation | February 21, 2011
  13. MLB: For Dustin Ackley, Lorenzo Cain, Gregory Infante and others,...

    Kevin Goldstein

    Kevin Goldstein looks at various situations where, via free agency, prospects rose and fell on their team's depth charts. For example, the door is now open for Dustin Ackley -- but closing for Josh Bell. Gregory Infante is up, and Tyler Flowers is down.

    Story | Conversation | December 20, 2010
  14. MLB Rule 5 draft: Elvin Ramirez, Josh Rodriguez could emerge as k...

    Kevin Goldstein

    Kevin Goldstein evaluates the 2010 Rule 5 draft. He thinks Josh Rodriguez, a pickup of the Pirates (the first overall selection in Rule 5), could be a good fit for them, providing needed roster flexibility. Meanwhile, the Nats got some solid pitchers.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2010
  15. MLB: Dillon Gee, Charlie Furbush are likely not answers for Mets,...

    Kevin Goldstein

    Kevin Goldstein looks at minor league mirage stats -- stat lines that you'd see and assume a player was becoming elite, but in reality, there's another context to it. Sadly for the New York Mets, they have a few such players, including Dillon Gee.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2010
  16. MLB: For Astros, Royals and Pirates, 2010 trade deadline didn't h...

    Kevin Goldstein

    Three of the worst MLB teams in the past five years -- the Astros, Pirates and Royals -- gave away some major guys in July (Rick Ankiel, Lance Berkman, etc.). Ultimately, they didn't get much in return, as Kevin Goldstein explains.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2010