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Some Projection Left: Ask The Industry: First Basemen
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Christopher Crawford

07-28

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Transaction Analysis: Mets Clip On a Ty
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R.J. Anderson and Al Skorupa

07-28

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Baseball Therapy: Bumping the Grind
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Russell A. Carleton

07-28

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The Trade Game
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BP Staff

07-28

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, July 27th
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Jeff Moore

07-28

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What You Need to Know: July 28, 2015
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Daniel Rathman

07-28

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Closer Report: Week 18
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Matt Collins

07-27

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Fantasy Rounders: Watch Out for the Swinging Odor
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Doug Thorburn

07-27

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The Prospectus Hit List: July 27, 2015
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Matt Sussman

07-27

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Raising Aces: Let the Good Times Ross
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Doug Thorburn

07-27

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Soft Toss: The Gentle Art of Making Adjustments
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Brendan Gawlowski

07-27

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Transaction Analysis: The Uribear Trundles Along Again
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R.J. Anderson, Jeff Moore, Al Skorupa, Christopher Crawford and Tucker Blair

07-27

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Minor League Update: Games of July 24-26, 2015
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Jeff Moore

07-27

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: July 27, 2015
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BP Prospect Staff

07-27

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What You Need to Know: July 27, 2015
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Ian Frazer

07-27

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The Call-Up: Zach Lee
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Brendan Gawlowski and Wilson Karaman

07-27

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Transaction Analysis: The Dayton Hammer
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Matthew Trueblood, Mike Gianella and Christopher Crawford

07-26

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Everything You Could Have Learned This Week: July 20-24, 2015
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Ian Frazer

07-24

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The Call-Up: Michael Conforto
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Al Skorupa and Mike Gianella

07-24

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Fantasy Rounders: Running Rox
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Doug Thorburn

07-24

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The Prospectus Hit List: July 24, 2015
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Matthew Kory

07-24

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 17
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Wilson Karaman

07-24

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Sometimes They Surprise You
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Rian Watt

07-24

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Field Generals: First in Your Heart
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Ian Frazer

07-24

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Prospect Profile: Kyle Zimmer
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David Lee

07-24

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Free Agent Watch: Week 16
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Jeff Quinton and Keith Cromer

07-24

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What You Need to Know: July 24th, 2015
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Daniel Rathman

07-24

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Weekly Wrap: July 24, 2015
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Craig Goldstein

07-24

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, July 23rd
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Jeff Moore

07-24

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Rubbing Mud: Trading Trevor Plouffe
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Matthew Trueblood

07-24

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Ducks on the Pond: The Grandy Man Can (Throw)
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Chris Mosch

07-24

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 65
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

07-23

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Transaction Analysis: A Full Circle Aramis
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R.J. Anderson, Christopher Crawford and Bret Sayre

07-23

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Transaction Analysis: Houston, We Have a Kazmir
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R.J. Anderson, Wilson Karaman and Mike Gianella

07-23

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What You Need to Know: July 23, 2015
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Steven Jacobson

07-23

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Fantasy Rounders: Playing Slalom with Landmines
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Doug Thorburn

07-23

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Five to Watch: Double-A Risers
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Greg Wellemeyer

07-23

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The Trade Game
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Baseball Prospectus

07-23

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Eyewitness Accounts: July 23, 2015
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BP Prospect Staff

07-23

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Dynasty Dynamics: Rolling the Dice on High-Risk Players
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Ben Carsley

07-23

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Transaction Analysis: Once and Future Braves
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R.J. Anderson

07-23

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The Stash List: 14th Edition, 2015
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J.J. Jansons

07-23

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, July 22nd
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Jeff Moore

07-23

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Rubbing Mud: Cole Hamels' Hapless Helpers
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Matthew Trueblood

07-23

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Pitching Backward: Spin That Curveball
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Jeff Long

07-22

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The Prospectus Hit List: July 22, 2015
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Matt Sussman

07-22

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What You Need to Know: July 22, 2015
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Chris Mosch

07-22

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Fantasy Rounders: Immune to the Platoon
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Doug Thorburn

07-22

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What Scouts Are Saying: July 22, 2015
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BP Prospect Staff

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Notes from the Field: July 22, 2015
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BP Prospect Staff

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Who are the franchise cornerstones at Lloyd Banks' favorite position? Prospect team members and industry sources weigh in.

A friendly reminder on how this works. I asked three scouts and two front-office members the following question: If you could start your franchise with one player at each position, what player would you take? I then asked those scouts/front-office members to submit an MVP-style ballot at each position, with the first place vote counting for five points, second place for four, etc.

Next up: First baseman. Because dingers, that’s why.

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July 28, 2015 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Mets Clip On a Ty

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R.J. Anderson and Al Skorupa

Tyler Clippard heads back east to solidify the Mets' bullpen for the stretch run



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July 28, 2015 6:00 am

Baseball Therapy: Bumping the Grind

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Russell A. Carleton

Do any hitters show a consistent ability to fight off degradation of skills as the year goes on?

I know, you all just want to talk about the trade deadline. It's fun because you get to see general managers pretend they aren't sweating over the fact that they just mortgaged two really good prospects to pick up a guy who may or may not even get them into October this year. Of course to get to October, the GM—and all of the other 24 players who weren't picked up in a trade at the end of July—have to get through August and September. The dreaded dog days of summer. By Friday, we'll know where almost everyone is going to land for the stretch drive. After Friday, teams actually have to go play the games.

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July 28, 2015 6:00 am

The Trade Game

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BP Staff

Who among A.J. Preller's many suitors will offer the package that wins his affection?

It's that time again, when Prospectus staffers assume the role of general managers for the sake of entertainment (and embarrassment). This time around, 10 writers made their best pitches to secure the services of Padres outfielder Justin Upton. Here are the actors and their characters:

Terry Ryan (Twins) – Dylan Schultz
Brian Cashman (Yankees) – Jon Shepherd
Bobby Evans (Giants) – Al Skorupa
Sandy Alderson (Mets) – Chris Mosch
Jeff Luhnow (Astros) – Dan Rathman
Jed Hoyer (Cubs) – Chris Crawford
John Mozeliak (Cardinals) – Rian Watt
Neal Huntington (Pirates) – Ian Frazer
Dayton Moore (Royals) – Kate Morrison
Chris Antonetti (Indians) – JJ Jansons










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July 28, 2015 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Monday, July 27th

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Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including A's first baseman Matt Olson and Braves righty Tyrell Jenkins.

Hitter of the Day: Matt Olson, 1B, Athletics (Midland, AA): 2-4, 2 R, 2 HR, BB.
I touched yesterday on the importance of Olson’s power and its absence this season up until the past few days. Following up a few home runs this week with a multi-homer game is an extremely positive sign (could it be anything else?) for a player in desperate need of one. The raw power has never really been questioned, though its utility at the upper levels has been in doubt thanks to average bat speed and holes in Olson’s long swing. The adjustment from Stockton to Midland has taken players more talented than Olson longer than four months to make, but Olson could be turning a corner just in time to salvage his season.


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July 28, 2015 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: July 28, 2015

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Daniel Rathman

Fireworks for the Rockies headline yesterday's news, while tonight features a key AL West matchup.

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July 28, 2015 6:00 am

Closer Report: Week 18

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Matt Collins

Surveying the ninth-inning situations around the league.

Clippard Traded to the Mets

In what has been inevitable for a while, Tyler Clippard has finally been traded, landing with the Mets. As I mentioned last week, the picture behind Clippard in Oakland is less than clear. I speculated that Drew Pomeranz could get some save chances, but it appears they’ll be looking at him as a starter again. I still believe Fernando Rodriguez is the best option. He’s been phenomenal this year, striking out more than 11 batters per nine innings while walking fewer than three. At 31 years old, this is a good time for the A’s to give him a spotlight and flip him in the offseason. With that being said, Edward Mujica and Eric O’Flaherty could be getting the first crack. If I had to pick someone for immediate saves, I’d choose Mujica. Rodriguez should get the most saves over the rest of the season, though.

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Weaving through weak arms to find a cornucopia of hitting gems in today's slate

Yesterday had a bounty of high-end performances that raised the profit bar, with four players having multi-homer games and 40-plus points in Draft Kings, bats that ranged in cost from the $3100 of Ben Paulsen to the $5000 of Mike Trout. The surge was helped by a day game in Colorado (note to self: stack Rox whenever they play at home on Sundays), a contest that featured 24 combined runs and two of the four lineup-defining performances. The extra padding thrown into player prices to account for the thin-air of Denver has been minimally discouraging, as players have learned that the Coors effect is strong enough to outpace the price adjustment.

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July 27, 2015 9:27 am

The Prospectus Hit List: July 27, 2015

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Matt Sussman

The Hit List is officially on #HugWatch.

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July 27, 2015 6:00 am

Raising Aces: Let the Good Times Ross

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Doug Thorburn

A mechanical check in on youngsters Aaron Nola and Joe Ross. Laissez les bons temps rouler!

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July 27, 2015 6:00 am

Soft Toss: The Gentle Art of Making Adjustments

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Brendan Gawlowski

All the same greats, the same mistakes. It doesn't have to be like this.

Jose Bautista’s overnight transformation from fifth outfielder to superstar stemmed from a small timing change, a modest tweak that jumpstarted his career and put a face on the potential of making an adjustment. For better or worse, his wild and unexpected success has inspired fans around the league to hope that their flawed but talented slugger is just one mechanical tweak from pulling a Bautista. Quick-fixes are rare, however. Even when a slumping hitter has unusual mechanics — a hitch, an awkward stance, etc. — the irregularity isn’t necessarily related to the player’s struggles, and might actually function as a vital part of what made him so successful in the past.

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Juan Uribe heads to another new team, Steve Cishek shores up St. Louis' bullpen, and a bevy of other moves.



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