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Cold Takes: Doomed and Determined

by Patrick Dubuque

Six years later, still looking for one more chance. . . . more | 0 comments

Banjo Hitter: The First 162: Alex Bregman

by Aaron Gleeman

Because the Astros needed another young star infielder, apparently. . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article Weekly Wrap: August 18, 2017

by Javier Barragan

News and notes from around the minor leagues. . . . more | 0 comments

Short Relief: Underappreciated Player Week: Guillen, Kahnle, and Langston

by Matt Sussman, Cat Garcia and Meg Rowley

Short Relief closes out its week of admiration with three players with absolutely nothing in common. . . . more | 0 comments

What You Need to Know: Engel in the Outfield

by Demetrius Bell

A slugfest at Wrigley Field, Patrick Corbin on fire, Wild Card wildness, and Adam Engel goes very, very far. . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of August 17

by Wilson Karaman

Notes on Franklin Barreto, Forrest Whitley, Ronald Acuna, Mitch Keller, Kyle Wright, and more. . . . more | 0 comments

Thursday, August 17

Rubbing Mud: Lineups Are Just a Social Construct

by Matthew Trueblood

Are managers too afraid to make in-game bench moves? . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article Flu-Like Symptoms: Pitching Panacea?

by Rob Mains

If you can't beat 'em, partially eliminate 'em. . . . more | 8 unread comments

Eyewitness Accounts: August 17, 2017

by BP Prospect Staff

Eyes on Leody Taveras, Blake Rutherford, Cedric Mullins, Zack Collins, and more. . . . more | 3 unread comments

Short Relief: Underappreciated Player Week: Jackson, Sizemore, and Zambrano

by David Temple, Emma Baccellieri and Zack Moser

Today offers a selection of players who actually weren't bad, but also somehow never good enough. . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: August 17, 2017

by Ben Carsley

Let's replace all the bad statues with statues of Rafael Devers. . . . more | 1 unread comment

What You Need to Know: The Thin Line Between Diaz and Rzepczynski

by Ben Diamond

Edwin Diaz was off, Aaron Judge was on, Mike Matheny got mad, and Yasiel Puig kept the Dodgers winning. . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of August 16

by Steve Givarz

Notes on Alec Hansen, Joey Wentz, Gavin Lux, Yordan Alvarez, Patrick Mazeika, and more. . . . more | 6 unread comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: The Quietly Valuable Lorenzo Cain

by Matt Collins

Let us appreciate what Cain gives: Consistent support in every category. . . . more | 0 comments

Wednesday, August 16

Banjo Hitter: Eddie Rosario, Reformed Hacker

by Aaron Gleeman

After years of swinging at everything and frustrating everyone, Rosario may have had an epiphany. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Premium Article Rubbing Mud: How the Pendulum Swings

by Matthew Trueblood

Milwaukee and St. Louis had two very different outcomes Tuesday night, but it wasn't all just luck. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Short Relief: Underappreciated Player Week: Greer, Grieve, and Ryan

by Nathan Bishop, Jason Wojciechowski and Matt Ellis

Short Relief continues its five-day mission to open your hearts to the underloved in baseball. . . . more | 0 comments

What You Need to Know: The Slugger Who Was Promised

by Nicolas Stellini

Rookies look good for the Mets, Aroldis Chapman looks bad for the Yankees, Giancarlo Stanton hits no. 44, and Miguel Sano does his Brooks Robinson impression. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of August 15

by Steve Givarz

Notes on Stephen Gonsalves, Dakota Hudson, Brock Stewart, Eric Skoglund, Brian Miller, Brock Burke, and more. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article Deep League Report: Week 20

by Scooter Hotz

Scooter puts skin in the game, acquiring three of the players he discusses here. So if he's wrong, it hurts. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Tuesday, August 15

Prospectus Q&A: Twins GM Thad Levine

by Aaron Gleeman

Thad Levine talked deadline deals, Tinder, analytics, and lots more at Baseball Prospectus Night in Minnesota. . . . more | 3 unread comments

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: Whether to Waxahachie

by Russell A. Carleton

Why don't more managers stash a reliever in left fielder for one batter in order to preserve the platoon advantage? . . . more | 7 unread comments

Premium Article Notes from the Field: August 15, 2017

by BP Prospect Staff

Notes on Yankees, Cubs, Blue Jays, Tigers, Rays, Mariners and Dodgers prospects. . . . more | 0 comments

Short Relief: Underappreciated Player Week: Sojo, Marte, and Trujillo

by Kate Preusser, James Fegan and Patrick Dubuque

Short Relief continues its paean to forgotten players of yesterday, this time especially forgotten. . . . more | 1 unread comment

What You Need to Know: Bettis 1, Cancer 0

by Stacey Gotsulias

Chad Bettis returns from cancer treatment with seven shutout innings, Rafael Devers keeps doing remarkable things, and Giancarlo Stanton breaks a Marlins record. . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of August 14

by Steve Givarz

Notes on Nick Gordon, Kyle Cody, Triston McKenzie, Alex Lange, Harrison Bader, and more. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Fantasy Article Closer Report: Week 20

by Matt Collins

The White Sox and Angels: forever murky. . . . more | 5 unread comments

Expert FAAB Review: Week 20

by George Bissell

Has Travis Wood borrowed Trevor Cahill's San Diego mojo? . . . more | 0 comments

BP Toronto: What's Up with Roberto Osuna's fastball?

by Mike Passador

The most bankable, expected-to-be-great Blue Jay has faltered as they sit unexpectedly within reach of another postseason berth. . . . more | 0 comments

Monday, August 14