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About Jeff MooreA 4-year college starter and 3-year college baseball coach, Jeff now lives in Pittsburgh, Pa. Jeff writes primarily about prospects and player development and is the creator of MLBProspectWatch.com, which keeps fans up-to-date on their team's future stars.
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The Rangers are going to try Jurickson Profar out in left field, but they should already know if he can play the position.
When's the best time to bring them up? It depends.
Is Houston missing an opportunity by spreading its draft money too thinly?
One of the top prospects in the game may spend more time in the minors than originally expected.
For what the Rangers are going to do with Jurickson Profar, we may need to look no further than Cincinnati.
This prospect may not become a star, but he still could be valuable to the Orioles this season.
The season isn't old enough to make any determinations on players yet, but it's getting close.
It doesn't seem to matter what strategy a team takes.
A look at where last year's top picks have been placed this season.
After years of injuries, the one-time A's phenom is on the mound in a full-season league.
Whether a baseball decision or a marketing one, calling him up doesn't make sense.
Roster decisions are never easy, but they get even tougher when they involve prospects.
The D-backs can be competitive this season, but with a more effective offseason plan, they could have been better.
The Tigers have a big hole and a top prospect to trade to fill it, but a trade partner could prove difficult to find during spring training.
Once again, the media are too excited about prospects during spring training.
Melky Mesa isn't perfect, or a good hitter, but he may be able to help the Yankees until Curtis Granderson returns.
Rule V picks make for some difficult spring training decisions, but this year's crop offers few potential major leaguers for 2013.
Giants slugger is allowed back in the United States, but what can we expect after three years away from minor league competition?
Oakland's acquisition of Jed Lawrie caps off a strong offseason full of all the right minor moves.
It's going to be another tough year for the Astros, but they've started their rebuilding process the right way.
The NL East has caught up to and passed the Philadelphia Phillies.
Not every team is loaded with major leaguers, so plenty of prospects should get a chance to play.
The Diamondbacks had the chance to fill out their team nicely during the offseason. So why haven't they?
The Rangers aren't maximizing value out of the left side of the infield.
If the Marlins are going to trade their slugger, it's imperative that they get it right.
Whether or not it works out, it's a wise move.
Despite the question marks surrounding the players involved in the R.A. Dickey trade, it looks like both teams got what they wanted.
Don't believe Twitter; this isn't the worst trade ever.
They're often the price teams pay to acquire veterans.
There are plenty of rumors surrounding the Royals and top prospect Wil Myers, making it easy to wonder what the Royals long-term plan is.
We all know that the Marlins' latest fire sale was a disaster on a moral level, but how did it pan out baseball-wise?
A slew of interesting prospects, including several first-rounders, take the field in Puerto Rico
Billy Hamilton is the most exciting player in the minor league season, but he's not ready for the major leagues just yet.
Some lesser-known prospects are giving us reason to pay attention in the Arizona Fall League.
The A's and Marlins come out on top of their recent three-team deal, but the Diamondbacks decision to take on Heath Bell is questionable.
The Arizona Fall League gets all the publicity when it comes to off-season prospect action, but the Venezuelan and Dominican Winter Leagues offer plenty of prospects to follow as well.
Rendon, Hamilton and others offer new mysteries.
What would a team look like if it always had the platoon advantage?
What type of player might Royals prospect Wil Myers develop into?
As the season comes to an end, we look back on how the finals played out.
A look at what's in store for the Arizona Fall League this October.
There wasn't a big crop of prospects called up this September, but a few could make a postseason impact.
Jeff Moore answers prospect-related questions from readers.
The Nationals have pitching depth at the major league level, but the 2012 season has been another story for them in the minors.
While we may think we've seen this before, we haven't seen a promotion like Machado's in years.
Injury update on Casey Kelly, and prospect call-ups from the past week.
A look at the Detroit Tigers farm system.
A possible position change for Bryce Harper, and other top prospect stories from the past week of spring training.
The White Sox' system is barren.
Opinions and observations from a trip everyone should experience.
Theo Epstein doesn't have to completely revamp this farm system.
After prospect trades, they still keep coming.
Once strong, the Orioles' farm system is now lacking.
Small moves and updates as prospects head to spring training.
The second in a series: The Braves are loaded with pitching
Lots of top prospects changed teams this offseason
The Diamondbacks are stocked with strong arms
More call-ups and an update on Drew Pomeranz.
Scottsdale gets a monster outfield in the AFL, and top prospects head to the majors for September.
Injury and suspension updates for Harper, Miller, Tate and Pomeranz.
The Royals are all on in young players.
How good are the prospects traded at the deadline?
What the Mets got in return for Carlos Beltran.
What kind of player will the much-praised rookie turn out to be?
Harper to Double-A, and two prospects to the majors.
Futures game rosters are announced and first-rounders make their debuts.
What type of player will he be?
Dustin Ackley is getting hot again, but does that mean he's headed to Seattle?
Bryce Harper is making Low-A ball look easy, but other prospects aren't having as much success.
His promotion comes at a questionable time.
Jameson Taillon's brief debut headlines an exciting week.
Manny Banuelos is back in action, Jameson Taillon is on his way, and Jarrod Parker is trying to make it back.
Trout's off to a hot start.
Where the up-and-comers are bunched.
Looking at the roster decisions made and the prospects now in the majors.
Some of those cut this week will be back soon.
The ups and down of the Rangers' Tanner Scheppers,
Spring action kicks into high gear, and prospects take center stage.
Preparing you for the first weekend of spring action.
Time to shake off the winter rust and catch up on all the prospect action.
Before we call somebody the next (whoever)....