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  1. Clearing Rizzos path to Cubs

    Kevin Goldstein, Baseball Prospectus

    As we saw at the end of April, sometimes it takes an injury for even a prospect like Bryce Harper to get an opportunity in the big leagues. For Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels, it took a combination of an injury (Vernon Wells) and a release (Bob...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  2. BP: Finding the "next Teixeira"

    Kevin Goldstein, Baseball Prospectus

    In his column today, Doug Glanville takes a look at Mark Teixeira, a player who didn't find a position until he got to the majors. Not finding a true defensive home until reaching the majors is nothing new. When it comes to signing amateur players, ...

    Blog | April 27, 2010
  3. BP: Surprising prospect assignments

    Kevin Goldstein, Baseball Prospectus

    For prospect hounds, today is the real Opening Day, as 10 full-season minor leagues begin play. Although fans and fantasy players alike are reviewing the 30 big league rosters, those mining for gold in the minors have 120 to review. With that in min...

    Blog | April 08, 2010
  4. BP: Heyward, Ted Williams and Frank Robinson

    Kevin Goldstein, Baseball Prospectus

    One of the biggest names this spring has been Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward, and with good reason. Still, expectations have to be tempered, as we're talking about a 20-year-old with a grand total of 50 games above A-ball. So what can one re...

    Blog | March 30, 2010
  5. BP: ETA for Strasburg

    Kevin Goldstein, Baseball Prospectus

    One of the most common questions I've received this month during various radio/television interviews and bookstore events is this one: "When will we see Stephen Strasburg in the big leagues?" By reassigning the right-hander to minor league camp on Sa...

    Blog | March 23, 2010
  6. BP: Breaking down Julio Borbon's game

    Kevin Goldstein, Baseball Prospectus

    With Julio Borbon penciled (or more accurately, penned) in as the centerfielder and leadoff man for the Texas Rangers, we can now get down to the nitty-gritty here. How good can he be? His tools profile as a classic old-school CF/No. 1 hitter, so le...

    Blog | March 17, 2010
  7. BP: The Jose Reyes "solution"

    Kevin Goldstein, Baseball Prospectus

    People love ripping on the New York Mets these days, and let's face it, in some ways they've earned it with back-to-back September swoons in 2007 and 2008, and a 2009 season that was arguably baseball's biggest nightmare of the decade. So far this s...

    Blog | March 12, 2010
  8. Jason Heyward's biggest fan

    Kevin Goldstein, Baseball Prospectus

    Nearly universally seen as the top positional prospect in the game, Jason Heyward is already making a lot of noise in camp for the Atlanta Braves. He had a strong showing in the Braves' spring training opener, and has been damaging cars during his da...

    Blog | March 03, 2010