The Z-Meter

The Z-Meter 8/11/2010

August 21, 2010
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baseballcloseup1

The Z-meter is our way of tracking the prospects we like. We keep track of stats for 25 players at a time, compiled from Baseball America, reader votes, and our own irrational sense of whimsy. A couple of the players who made it onto the meter via reader voting ended up starting their seasons in the majors, so Jason Heyward and Jenrry Mejia have the honor of being the first players on our Promotions...

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Nowthat’swhatI’mtalkin’bout

April 23, 2010
By
moustakas

Sad fact: I grew up a fan of the Kansas City Royals. At the time, it was actually awesome. George Brett in powder blue-type awesome. But the past 20 years or so have really sucked. But I'm a real fan, so I've sucked it up and carried on. It's not like I have any choice - it's in my DNA to love those knuckleheads. So I keep track of KC prospects and probably give...

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Bus Leagues Video: Opening Night Hey Ya!

April 19, 2010
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Richmond_Flying_Squirrels_alt_2010

I promise not to inundate you with videos from the one game I've been to this year, but I wanted to put one together that showed more of the cool/unique/routine things about opening night in Richmond. The fun part is putting all the clips together and then trying to find a song that is the same length. It probably took me an hour to settle on this: I just thought "Hey Ya!" had a...

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The Z-Meter: Your Votes are In!

March 25, 2010
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The Z-Meter: Your Votes are In!

I recently asked readers to help fill in the last few slots on the Z-Meter, and you obliged. I carry 25 minor-leaguers on the meter at any given time, and keep track of their movements throughout the system, until they finally hit the majors. I kept nineteen names from last year, so I needed six more. Here are the results of your ballot-stuffing: 1. 18% Chris Carter, IF/OF, Athletics 2. 16% Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B,...

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The Z-Meter: Your Votes are In!

March 24, 2010
By
chriscarter

I recently asked readers to help fill in the last few slots on the Z-Meter, and you obliged. I carry 25 minor-leaguers on the meter at any given time, and keep track of their movements throughout the system, until they finally hit the majors. I kept nineteen names from last year, so I needed six more. Here are the results of your ballot-stuffing: 1. 18% Chris Carter, IF/OF, Athletics 2. 16% Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B,...

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Help us fill the Z-Meter!

March 23, 2010
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Spring is here, and it's time to fire up the Z-Meter again. In case you don't know what that means, check out the final post from last season. I've brought back most of the players from that list, but I have six spots still open. I've allowed you to vote as often as you like, and I'll take the half-dozen who come out on top. Vote and share!

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The Z-Meter: 9/2/2009 September is for Call-Ups

September 2, 2009
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The Z-Meter: 9/2/2009 September is for Call-Ups

The Z-meter tracks the story arcs of 25 top prospects (or players we just like) on their way to the bigs. It is named after current Washington Nationals star Ryan Zimmerman, who made the transition from anchoring the University of Virginia to starring in MLB in one year. Promoted: Jordan Zimmermann: Syracuse Chiefs (AAA) to Washington Nationals (MLB) Matt LaPorta: Columbus Clippers (AAA) to Cleveland Indians (MLB) Daniel Bard: Pawtucket Red Sox (AAA) to...

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The Z-Meter 8/23/2009 – Long Time, No See Edition

August 23, 2009
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The Z-Meter 8/23/2009 – Long Time, No See Edition

The Z-meter tracks the story arcs of 25 top prospects (or players we just like) on their way to the bigs. It is named after current Washington Nationals star Ryan Zimmerman, who made the transition from anchoring the University of Virginia to starring in MLB in one year. Promoted: Jordan Zimmermann: Syracuse Chiefs (AAA) to Washington Nationals (MLB) Matt LaPorta: Columbus Clippers (AAA) to Cleveland Indians (MLB) Daniel Bard: Pawtucket Red Sox (AAA) to...

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The Z-Meter 8/9/2009

August 10, 2009
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The Z-Meter 8/9/2009

The Z-meter tracks the story arcs of 25 top prospects (or players we just like) on their way to the bigs. It is named after current Washington Nationals star Ryan Zimmerman, who made the transition from anchoring the University of Virginia to starring in MLB in one year. Promoted: Jordan Zimmermann: Syracuse Chiefs (AAA) to Washington Nationals (MLB) Matt LaPorta: Columbus Clippers (AAA) to Cleveland Indians (MLB) Daniel Bard: Pawtucket Red Sox (AAA) to...

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The Z-Meter: 7/14/2009 All-Star Edition

July 15, 2009
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The Z-Meter: 7/14/2009 All-Star Edition

The Z-meter tracks the story arcs of 25 top prospects (or players we just like) on their way to the bigs. It is named after current Washington Nationals star Ryan Zimmerman, who made the transition from anchoring the University of Virginia to starring in MLB in one year. Promoted: Jordan Zimmermann: Syracuse Chiefs (AAA) to Washington Nationals (MLB) Matt LaPorta: Columbus Clippers (AAA) to Cleveland Indians (MLB) Daniel Bard: Pawtucket Red Sox (AAA) to...

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