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mrkupe

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MiLB 6/26

Because it hasn't been posted yet and because I like seeing it. Our notable probables today, courtesy of minorleaguesplits.com:   Matthew Maloney for AAA Louisville (Reds) Scott Barnes for AA Akron...

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Player Reports from San Antonio/Midland Part 2

Scouting Report by MrKupeSimon Castro, RHP, San Antonio Missions   Heralded arm from the Dominican Republic and a fast-riser up top prospect charts. All arms and legs, a legitimate 6'5”....

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Player Reports from San Antonio/Midland Part 1

I just spent several days in San Antonio watching the AA San Antonio Missions (Padres affiliate) play against the Midland Rockhounds (Oakland affiliate). I only missed out on seeing a few players ....

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Ranking the Leagues: The Carolina League

The intro: Seeing as we're getting close to the midpoint of the season, it's not a bad idea to start reassessing players, and based on the popularity of cwhitman's regrade thread, it's obvious...

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Ranking the Leagues: The California League

Seeing as we're getting close to the midpoint of the season, it's not a bad idea to start reassessing players, and based on the popularity of cwhitman's regrade thread, it's obvious that we're all...

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The New Draft Dish Thread

The old one got pushed down, so here we go. Kicking it off is new stuff from our good friend Frankie Piliere, with a few comments of my own to complement it.   -The Mets are centering in on . . . C...

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The Minor League Ball Draft Catch-All Thread

With the major league draft fast approaching, I figured that I as well as others might benefit from having a thread specifically for draft-related information and questions. Signability of various...

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LAA MOD #2

Unfortunately, due to the MOD Directory not working as planned (people continued to rec the daily posts without need to, pushing the Directory off the front page), I'm having to post this. Sorry in...

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The MOD Directory: Post links to your MOD

Since some posters either have no clue that posts still exist beyond the front page or they're absolutely hell-bent on driving non-redundant posts off the front page for the two weeks, I'm making...

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Los Angeles Angels MOD #1

Greetings and salutations to all! I'll be running the LAA draft this year, which is a pretty intimidating task. Here's our pick list for the mock draft: 18, 29, 30, 37, 40, 81, 111, 115   I'll be...

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Trying to find the Minor League Ball Mock Drafts

I'm looking for the full records of all of the Minor League Ball mock drafts. I think I've participated in every one thus far (and look for me again this year!), and was trying to track down all of...

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OT: The NFL Draft

  I may be taking a bit of a liberty here, but A) I know a lot of us are going to be talking about in other places anyways and B) I always like seeing the different ways that we think about amateur...

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The Mock Draft: Why I Did What I Did

I originally wasn't going to participate in the mock draft . . .other people do it better than me, frankly, and I usually prefer to focus on analyzing guys within the pro ranks, which is hard...

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The Mock Draft and Accountability

With the 2008 mock draft fast approaching, I thought it'd be fun to go back and take a look at our own previous efforts and offer a candid self-assessment. The rules are simple: if you've taken...

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Revisiting the mrkupe Top 25 Pitchers (of Doom)

Some months back (December 28 to be exact), I posted a list of who I thought to be the top 25 pitching prospects in the game. It's very early in the evaluation process, having had only spring...

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The mrkupe Top 25 Pitchers (of doom)

Greetings and salutations. I've spent the last two months under a huge pile of schoolwork trying to finish up my degree, and it's only been recently that I've gotten to really focus on things that...

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2008 community prospect ratings: Ross Detwiler

This thread is for discussion of Ross Detwiler, LHP, Washington Nationals. Links to his minor league statistical record:http://minors.baseball-reference.com/players.cgi?pid=33952 h...

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2008 community prospect ratings: Fernando Martinez

This thread is for discussion of Fernando Martinez, OF, New York Mets. Links to his minor league statistical record:http://minors.baseball-reference.com/players.cgi?pid=30926 h...

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2008 community prospect ratings: Reid Brignac

This thread is for discussion of Reid Brignac, SS, Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Links to his minor league statistical record:http://minors.baseball-reference.com/players.cgi?pid=1716 h...

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2008 community prospect ratings: Chris Tillman

This thread is for discussion of Chris Tillman, RHP, Seattle Mariners. Links to his minor league statistical record:http://minors.baseball-reference.com/players.cgi?pid=31507 h...

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2008 community prospect ratings: Brandon Jones

This thread is for discussion of Brandon Jones, OF, Atlanta Braves. Links to his minor league statistical record:http://minors.baseball-reference.com/players.cgi?pid=7415 h...

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Ross Detweiler Called Up

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=txnationalsmoves&prov=st&type=lgnsI'll be the first to say THEY'RE RUSHING HIM, HIS CAREER IS OVER!!! Or something.I have to admit that I'm not a huge fan of...

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The Future of the mrkupe Prospect Smackdown . . .and more

As promised, I finished up a series of three Prospect Smackdowns a couple of days ago. For anybody who missed them before I proceed, links to the material:Clay Buchholz vs. Joba ChamberlainChase...

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The mrkupe Prospect Smackdown: Buchholz vs. Chamberlain

The mrkupe Prospect Smackdown: Clay Buchholz vs. Joba ChamberlainBackground and Intangibles:Buchholz: Clay Buchholz was drafted in the supplemental first round of the 2005 draft, 42nd overall, out...

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The mrkupe Prospect Smackdown: Headley vs. Walker

The mrkupe Prospect Smackdown: Chase Headley vs. Neil WalkerBackground and Intangibles:Headley: Chase Headley was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2005 draft, 66th overall, out of the University of...

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The mrkupe Prospect Smackdown Update

If anybody was curious to know the status of my Prospect Smackdowns, wanted to let you all know that I'm working on the next one. The delay on this actually owes something to the recent slew of...

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The mrkupe Prospect Smackdown: Marrero vs. Snider

The mrkupe Prospect Smackdown: Chris Marrero vs. Travis SniderBackground and Intangibles:Marrero: Chris Marrero was drafted in the first round of the 2006 draft, 15th overall, out of Monsignor...

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Prospect Smackdown

Hey folks. Now, we all know that John's very busy lately, and that means that we kind of have to pick up the slack while he clears his plate. On the other hand, I've really been hankering for some...

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Andruw Jones and Boston?

http://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.htm?ID=3320Apparently the Braves were offered a Lester/Hansen/Crisp package for Andruw Jones and declined.I have to admit, I'm a bit surprised by this as it...

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The mrkupe Top 50 List

With all the lists going around, I figured it was time that I show off my own breakdown of the top 50 prospects in the game. A few simple things before you read: If you have a question/comment...

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