Dave Gershman

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Aaron Sanchez Scouting Report


Here's a scouting report on Blue Jays' prospect Aaron Sanchez. Despite some struggles in his first full season of pro ball, Aaron Sanchez is still regarded as one of the best pitching prospects in...

Anthony Gose Scouting Report


Here's a scouting report on Blue Jays' outfield prospect Anthony Gose. There are few prospects in baseball who are as athletic and talented as Anthony Gose. Gose is a plus-runner and defender with...

Jake Marisnick Scouting Report


Here's a scouting report on Blue Jays' prospect Jake Marisnick. Like Travis d'Arnaud, Jake Marisnick is also a 1st tier talent. Not only would I project all five of his tools to be above average,...

Travis d'Arnaud Scouting Report


Here's a brief scouting report on Blue Jays' catching prospect Travis d'Arnaud. d'Arnaud is a strong and big-bodied catcher with a strong arm and powerful bat. He is among the small group of...


Happy Birthday to Michael!

It's not just new years, Fishstripes readers, it's your bloglord's birthday.

Podcast Episode 25: Baseball & the Holidays


In the 25th episode of the Beyond the Box Score Podcast, Dave and Matt review a few recent transactions and predict some landing spots for several of the remaining free agents. Also, happy...

Anthony Rizzo and the Padres Interest in Matt Garza


However, now things are getting weird as we learned earlier today that the Padres have interest in Matt Garza in a potential Anthony Rizzo swap with the Cubs.

Podcast Ep. 24: Happy Thanksgiving!


We intended on having a fresh, new Podcast ready to play for you while you were enjoying your turkey and mashed potatoes, and it looks like that'll happen. This week on the show Dave and Matt...

Royals Acquire Sanchez, Verdugo from Giants for Cabrera


I suppose it's safe to say that the Hot Stove League is officially underway, as today brought upon quite the transaction. In preparation of a potential non-tender, Jonathan Sanchez and minor...

How to Scout First-baseman


First and foremost, my apologies for the lack of scouting articles over the past few weeks. Only a gazillion different hurdles have come in the way of what I had hoped to be an easy and flexible...

Another Scouting Primer: How to Scout Pitchers


Last week, I discussed scouting report compilations and evaluation methods used by professional scouts. I took the initiative to display all of what I've learned this summer in one article before I...

Minor League News and Notes: Harper, Trout & Stevenson


As the minor league season nears it's conclusion, that doesn't mean there aren't any interesting topics to discuss. This is when news bits start to flury and really pick up action. With that said,...

Podcast Ep. 23: Featuring Blue Jays 1st Rounder Tyler Beede


In this week's edition of the BtB Podcast, special guest Tyler Beede stopped by. Have a listen.

Podcast Ep. 22: Featuring Satchel Price


Our very own Satchel Price stopped by this week to record yet another episode of the BtB Podcast with me. We mainly talked prospects, but discussed different ways to evaluate some of them along...

The Art of Scouting: How to Compile a Professional Scouting Report


Need to know how to file a scouting report the professional way? Dave Gershman has your answer.

Which Non-MLB City is Baseball's Heart and Soul?


Every now and then baseball fans take team or fan-base loyalty for granted. Also lack thereof, in many respects. We're quick to criticize fans who fail to show up to the park but applaud those who...

Tigers Sign James McCann | MLB Daily Dish


Over at MLB Daily Dish, Satchel, Chris, Julian and more have the signing deadline covered as it approaches. Today, the Tigers got the ball rolling after signing their 2nd rounder, James McCann. Check MDD out for continuing coverage.

Podcast #20 Featuring Mike Ferrin, Brian Moynahan & Will Privette


This week, special guest and current Minor League Baseball correspondent Will Privette joined me to talk about the Carolina Mudcats in addition to the life of a minor leaguer among other things....

Who Gets the Scoop? Number of Correct, First Reported Deals in July


Each year, many reporters get in to the action by either breaking a story, adding in details or reporting a rumor. On Beyond the Box Score, Dave Gershman ranks each and every reporter by July deals...

Indians Make a Painless Move, Acquire Fukudome


If you missed the news from earlier, the Cleveland Indians today pulled off a surprising deal by acquiring Kosuke Fukudome from the Cubs in exchange for minor leaguers Carlton Smith and Abner --...

Interview With BtB's JD Sussman


Our very own JD Sussman -- also founder of Bullpen Banter -- and I sat down for yet another edition of the BtB talkshow. JD has been contributing to Beyond the Box Score since February. Here's his...

Interview With Beyond the Box Score's Bill Petti


We're pleased to have brought back the BtB interviews, which focus on a certain writer in particular for each segment. Having already completed a discussion with Justin Bopp Satchel Price, it's...

The Cubs Won't Trade Sean Marshall. Seriously?


At an alarming rate, trade rumors are flowing in left and right with the deadline right around the corner. As ever, the month of July has already provided us with ongoing storylines and...

Carlos Santana, Best Catcher in the AL?


There is a good chance Carlos Santana is the best catcher in the American League.

Chock Full 'O Interviews: Pick Your Prospect - Interviews with Ten Prospects


Matt and I were unable to record the Podcast this week. Instead, I decided to interview nine top prospects and one top manager prospect. Do have a listen, as prospects always provide valuable info...

K% Change on FanGraphs


"Due to popular demand and to decrease general confusion, K% has been changed from K/AB to K/PA. On average, you’ll see players K% drop about 2% and at the very most (rare cases like Adam Dunn) about 6%."

Which Team is the Most Popular in Baseball?


I'm glad you asked, because this is in fact a very formidable question and one that I've been pondering for quite some time. Several times a day this question pops up in my head. I usually try and...

Is Daniel Hudson one of Baseball's Elite Starters?


It's never easy to foreshadow the potential outcome of a trade at the time of it's occurrence. In the case of the Daniel Hudson (and David Holmberg) for Edwin Jackson swap, this clearly was a...

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