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05-25

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The Prospectus Hit List: May 25, 2017
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Ben Carsley

05-25

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What You Need to Know: Bouncing Sevy
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Ben Diamond

05-25

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Guarding The Lines: The Grind
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Jarrett Seidler

05-25

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Transaction Analysis: Putting the Fun in Fungible
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Bryan Grosnick

05-25

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Flu-Like Symptoms: You Gotta Love a Slugfest
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Rob Mains

05-25

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Short Relief: Toasting Bartolo, Reviewing Bryzzo, and Eating Hats
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David Temple, Rian Watt and Zack Moser

05-25

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Fantasy Freestyle: Fantasy Draft Rankings for Imaginary Players
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Mike Gianella

05-25

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Eyewitness Accounts: May 25, 2017
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Javier Barragan

05-25

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Minor League Update: Games of May 24th
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Steve Givarz

05-24

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What You Need to Know: Shutouts and Almost Shutouts
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Emma Baccellieri

05-24

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The Call-Up: Sam Travis
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Scott Delp and Ben Carsley

05-24

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Banjo Hitter: Mike Trout's First 50 WARP
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Aaron Gleeman

05-24

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Minor League Update: Games of May 23rd
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Steve Givarz

05-24

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Short Relief: Votto's Insult Comedy, Weaver's Embarrassment Comedy, and Nancy's Achievement
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Jason Wojciechowski, Patrick Dubuque and Nathan Bishop

05-24

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Dynasty Dynamics: Checking on Some Prospect Sleepers
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Ben Carsley

05-24

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Deep League Report: Week 8
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Scooter Hotz

05-24

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Rubbing Mud: Jake Arrieta's Broken Breaking Balls
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Matthew Trueblood

05-23

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Closer Report: Week 8
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Matt Collins

05-23

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Notes from the Field: May 23, 2017
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BP Prospect Staff

05-23

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Minor League Update: Games of May 22nd
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Steve Givarz

05-23

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 8
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Mike Gianella

05-23

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Short Relief: The Laws of Trout, The Heart of Biagini, and the Power of Dirt
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Kate Preusser, Emma Baccellieri and Trevor Strunk

05-23

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Baseball Therapy: How Long Can You Keep a Secret?
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Russell A. Carleton

05-23

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What You Need to Know: First to Thirty
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Stacey Gotsulias

05-23

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BP Milwaukee
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Jack Moore

05-22

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The Buyer's Guide: Justin Smoak
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Eric Roseberry

05-22

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The Prospectus Hit List: May 22, 2017
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Ben Carsley

05-22

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 98
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

05-22

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Minor League Update: Games of May 19-21
by
Mark Anderson

05-22

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Transaction Analysis: Have Gloves, Will Travel
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Bryan Grosnick

05-22

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Flu-Like Symptoms: Detroit's Earthworm Preservation Society
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Rob Mains

05-22

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What You Need to Know: The Name is Bonds, Mike Bonds
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Ashley Varela

05-22

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 22, 2017
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BP Prospect Staff

05-22

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Rubbing Mud: The Muscle Memory of Bunting
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Matthew Trueblood

05-22

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Short Relief: Witnessing Assault, Keeping a Journal, and Mixing Baseball and Board Games
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Meg Rowley, Holly Wendt and Patrick Dubuque

05-19

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The Call-Up: Anthony Alford
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Jeffrey Paternostro and Mark Barry

05-19

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TDGX Transactions: Week 7
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J.J. Jansons

05-19

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Prospectus Feature: It Finally Clicks for Aaron Hicks
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David Brown

05-19

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The Prospectus Hit List: May 19, 2017
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Ben Carsley

05-19

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What You Need to Know: Berrios, Baby
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Demetrius Bell

05-19

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Weekly Wrap: May 19, 2017
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Javier Barragan

05-19

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Player Profile: Joe Biagini
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Wilson Karaman

05-19

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 8
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Mark Barry

05-19

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Rubbing Mud: The Rockies' Many Starters, and What to Do With Them
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Matthew Trueblood

05-19

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Minor League Update: Games of May 18
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Steve Givarz

05-19

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Free Agent Watch: Week 7
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George Bissell

05-19

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Banjo Hitter: Gimme a Quarter's Worth: Rising Odds
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Aaron Gleeman

05-19

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Short Relief: A Team Destroyed, A Fandom and a Robot Created
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Matt Sussman, James Fegan and Mary Craig

05-19

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Fantasy Freestyle: Home League Temperature Check
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Scooter Hotz

05-18

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What You Need to Know: Jose's Mound
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Ben Diamond

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May 25, 2017 11:36 am

The Prospectus Hit List: May 25, 2017

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Ben Carsley

There's a real dog fight for the bottom in the NL West.

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Luis Severino gets back on track, Sonny Gray looks like his old self, Jose Berrios dazzles with his hook, and Billy Hamilton is very fast.

The Wednesday Takeaway

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May 25, 2017 6:00 am

Guarding The Lines: The Grind

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Jarrett Seidler

How much should we read into a slow start - relative to expectations - from a top overall pick?

I’ve often said that the hardest thing to evaluate in baseball is whether a player will hit. This is an inversion of an old Ted Williams line which is just as true for our purposes: the hardest thing to do in sports is to hit a baseball.

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May 25, 2017 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Putting the Fun in Fungible

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Bryan Grosnick

Doug Fister joins the rotation-starved Angels and the Mets pick up more depth than they expected to need.

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Two teams, double-digit runs, by decade.

Recently on Effectively Wild, listener Andrew emailed: “How many runs need to be scored in a game in order for it to be considered a slugfest? Is it strictly a runs thing? Do a certain amount of home runs need to be hit? Do both teams need to be doing the slugging?”

Hosts Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan kicked around the definition of a slugfest. They didn’t come up with a firm definition, though Lindbergh thought that both teams had to score double-digit runs.

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David congraulates Birthday Boy Bartolo Colon on a job reasonably well done, Rian breaks down the Bryzzo Souvenir commercials, and Zack... well, it says it right there in the title.

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May 25, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Fantasy Draft Rankings for Imaginary Players

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Mike Gianella

Hooray for Hollywood! From Henry Rowengartner to Clu Haywood, how much would these well-known dramaticized ballplayers go for in the fantasy game?



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Reports on Zac Gallen, Delvin Perez, and even some non-Cardinals.

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May 25, 2017 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of May 24th

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Steve Givarz

Notes on Monte Harrison, Mike Shawaryn, Austin Hays, and more.

Hitter of the Day:

Austin Hays, OF, Baltimore Orioles (High-A, Frederick): 3-8, 3 R, 3 HR, 3 RBI, K (DH)
The 2016 third-rounder displays average tools across the board and could be a sum of his parts average regular, as he gets the most out of his tools.


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Clayton Kershaw and Ervin Santana dazzled, Bryce Harper and Edwin Encarnacion went boom, and the Braves waited it out for a win.

The Tuesday Takeaway

By almost any measure, Clayton Kershaw has been among the best handful of pitchers in baseball this season. By almost any measure, he is having his worst season in years—which is why he’s now simply among the best handful of pitchers, rather than his usual position as the totality of baseball’s best in and of himself.

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May 24, 2017 6:00 am

The Call-Up: Sam Travis

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Scott Delp and Ben Carsley

Never trust a man with two first names.

The Situation: Marco Hernandez, Pablo Sandoval and Brock Holt are all on the DL and the Red Sox don’t need a fifth starter until Saturday so they have a chance to add a bat. Welcome to the bigs, Sam Travis.

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When the best gets better, no one is safe.

Consistent greatness in sports is incredibly difficult to achieve. There are off years and injuries and aging and all sorts of other factors conspiring to keep athletes from remaining at the very top of their sport for long stretches. And yet in the rare instances when someone comes along and actually does it, they’re often taken for granted eventually. Michael Jordan won “only” five MVP awards despite most media, fans, and players agreeing that he was the best player for perhaps twice that many seasons, because on some level a fatigue set in. The best player in the world being the best player in the world became monotonous.

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