Prospect Retrospectives

Prospect Retrospective: Kurt Suzuki, C, Twins

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The Minnesota Twins agreed to a two-year contract extension with catcher Kurt Suzuki at the end of July. Here's a look at his career path and how he developed as a prospect.

Josh Harrison of the Pirates: age 27 surge

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Josh Harrison of the Pittsburgh Pirates is having an excellent 2014 season, right on schedule for an age 27 performance surge.

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Corey Dickerson:Rockies sleeper prospect made good

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Colorado Rockies outfielder Corey Dickerson is proving that he can hit both at home and on the road, completing the transition from Pioneer League sleeper prospect to major league regular.

Prospect Retrospective: Tyson Ross, RHP, Padres

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San Diego Padres right-hander Tyson Ross is living up to the potential he showed in college.

Chris Carter, a hot streak, and Insane Predictions

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Houston Astros DH Chris Carter is on a power tear, devastating big league pitching since July 1st. Is it sustainable? And was it predicted?

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Milwaukee's Mike Fiers fans 14 Cubs

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Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Mike Fiers fanned 14 Chicago Cubs yesterday despite a fastball that doesn't break 90. How does he do it?

Jake Arrieta: is his 2014 breakthrough for real?

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Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta is having a breakthrough season. Is this for real? Let's look at his career and how he developed as a prospect for some clues.

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Prospect Retrospective: Lonnie Chisenhall

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Cleveland Indians third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall has been in a slump lately, although his overall 2014 numbers are strong. How does this fit into his career context?

Tanner Roark: sleeper Nationals prospect made good

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Four years ago, Tanner Roark was a Double-A inning-eater with an 87 MPH fastball. Now he's one of the better starters in the National League.

The career of Jon Lester

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Jon Lester has been a mainstay of the Sox rotation for the last six years. Here's a look at how he developed as a prospect and where his career currently stands.

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The career of A.J. Pierzynski

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SIgned by the Cardinals as a free agent this weekend, veteran A.J. Pierzynski has had a very long career. Here's how he ranked as a prospect.

The career of Cameron Maybin

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San Diego Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin has been suspended 25 games for unauthorized use of amphetamines. Once one of the top prospects in baseball, his career has been disappointing.

Prospect Retrospective: David Price, from A to ace

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The career of David Price, a Grade A prospect who became a Grade A ace.

Michael Brantley:from sleeper prospect to All-Star

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Cleveland Indians outfielder and 2014 American League All Star Michael Brantley is a good example of a sleeper prospect who made good.

Origins of 2014 All-Stars:National League pitchers

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Here's the breakdown of the amateur origins of the 2014 National League All Star pitcher roster.

Origins of 2014 All-Stars:American League pitchers

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Here's a breakdown of the amateur origins for 2014 American League All-Star pitchers.

Origins of 2014 All-Stars: National League hitters

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Here's a breakdown of the amateur origins of the hitters on the 2014 National League All-Star team.

Prospect Retrospective: Kyle Seager, 3B, Mariners

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Kyle Seager of the Seattle Mariners has developed into one of the top third basemen in baseball, exceeding what he was projected to do when he was a prospect.

Prospect Retrospective: Scott Kazmir, LHP, A's

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Scott Kazmir was once one of the top pitching prospects in baseball. He's had an up-down-back-up career, but ranks well compared to pitchers that he was similar to back in 2006.

Prospect Retrospective: Jeff Samardzija, RHP, Cubs

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Trade rumors have been swirling about Chicago Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija. His development as a prospect was unusual, to say the least, but demonstrates why teams don't like to give up on live arms.

Sean Doolittle and the 48/1 K/BB

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How weird is it that former first base prospect Sean Doolittle is dominating major league hitters out of the Oakland Athletics bullpen? It is not as weird as you might think.

Prospect Retrospective: Clayton Kershaw

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Clayton Kershaw threw a no-hitter yesterday for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Here's how he rated as a prospect, and how his career stands in context.

Prospect Retrospective: Tony Gwynn, Hall of Famer

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Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn passed away today. Here's what he was like as a prospect and how his career stands in context.

Prospect Retrospective: Pat Mahomes

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His son was recently drafted, but the original Pat Mahomes was an interesting prospect in his own right.

Not a Rookie: Brandon Belt, 1B, Giants

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The Giants first baseman is currently on the DL with a thumb injury, but here's a look at how he ranked as a prospect.

Conor Gillaspie of the White Sox is hitting .352

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Such performance is not unprecedented for the former Cape Cod League batting champion and 2007 MVP.

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