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08-28

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The Prospectus Hit List: August 28, 2015
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Matt Sussman

08-28

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Weekly Wrap: August 28, 2015
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Craig Goldstein

08-28

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Fantasy Rounders: Arms Race
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Doug Thorburn

08-28

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Raising Aces: Are We There Yet?
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Doug Thorburn

08-28

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 22
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Wilson Karaman

08-28

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Transaction Analysis: Roach Motel
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R.J. Anderson

08-28

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Free Agent Watch: Week 21
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J.J. Jansons and Keith Cromer

08-28

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 69
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

08-28

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Some Projection Left: The "Don't Give Up On Me" Team
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Christopher Crawford

08-28

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, August 27th
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Jeff Moore

08-28

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Ducks on the Pond: That Pitch Doesn't Look Familia
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Chris Mosch

08-28

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

08-27

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Fantasy Rounders: Personality Goes a Long Way
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Doug Thorburn

08-27

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What You Need to Know: August 27, 2015
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Chris Mosch

08-27

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Pitching Backward: Casey Fien Makes No Sense
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Jeff Long

08-27

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The Quinton: Untrained Eyeballs, Overconfidence, and Competitive Advantage
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Jeff Quinton

08-27

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Field Generals: It's Ned Yost in a Box
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Ian Frazer

08-27

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The Buyer's Guide: Wily Peralta
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J.P. Breen

08-27

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Five to Watch: High-A Risers
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Greg Wellemeyer

08-27

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, August 26th
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Jeff Moore

08-27

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Fantasy Freestyle: Better Late Than Never
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J.J. Jansons

08-26

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Fantasy Rounders: The Tiger Den
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Doug Thorburn

08-26

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The Prospectus Hit List: August 26, 2015
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Matthew Kory

08-26

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Fantasy Freestyle: Raisel Iglesias on the Rise
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George Bissell

08-26

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Deep League Report: Week 21
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Keith Cromer

08-26

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Some Projection Left: Ask The Industry: Scouts on Stats
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Christopher Crawford

08-26

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Transaction Analysis: The Older the Cubs, the Sweeter the Berry
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R.J. Anderson

08-26

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Notes from the Field: August 26, 2015
by
Jeff Moore and Wilson Karaman

08-26

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DRA Run Values
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Jonathan Judge

08-26

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, August 25th
by
Jeff Moore

08-26

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Fantasy Freestyle: Second-Half Pitching Trainwrecks
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J.P. Breen

08-26

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What You Need to Know: August 26, 2015
by
Daniel Rathman

08-25

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Fantasy Rounders: Buc the Hand that Feeds
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Doug Thorburn

08-25

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BP Wrigleyville
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Rian Watt

08-25

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, August 24th
by
Jeff Moore

08-25

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Cold Takes: Taking the Hit Out of the Hit By Pitch
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Patrick Dubuque

08-25

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 21
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Mike Gianella

08-25

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Closer Report: Week 22
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Matt Collins

08-25

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Rubbing Mud: GM in a Box: Jerry Dipoto
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Matthew Trueblood

08-25

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Baseball Therapy: Interaction Effects and Credit
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Russell A. Carleton

08-25

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What You Need to Know: August 25, 2015
by
Chris Mosch

08-24

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Player Profile: Carlos Beltran
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Nick Shlain

08-24

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Fantasy Rounders: Sharknado
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Doug Thorburn

08-24

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The Prospectus Hit List: August 24, 2015
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Matt Sussman

08-24

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Minor League Update: Games of August 21-23, 2015
by
Jeff Moore

08-24

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Soft Toss: Setting Up the Spike
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Brendan Gawlowski

08-24

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: August 24, 2015
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BP Prospect Staff

08-24

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Transaction Analysis: Marlon "Thunder" Byrd Flies the Coop
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R.J. Anderson

08-24

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Rubbing Mud: Three Outs in August
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Matthew Trueblood

08-24

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What You Need to Know: August 24, 2015
by
Ian Frazer

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August 28, 2015 1:06 pm

The Prospectus Hit List: August 28, 2015

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Matt Sussman

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August 28, 2015 12:49 pm

Weekly Wrap: August 28, 2015

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Craig Goldstein

This week's wrap covers another slew of promotions as well as some injury news.

As many 2015 first-rounders continue their ascent up the organizational ladder, a 2014 first-round pick had his halted by surgery. Here’s this week’s wrap:

On The Shelf

2014 first-round pick Cole Tucker underwent shoulder surgery, which could knock him out for the majority of the 2016 season, as the timetable to return is typically 10-12 months.

Congrats on Your New Job

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Searching for value in a full slate with some expensive options on the table

There is a heap of legit pitching options for tonight's full slate, as all 15 games begin after 7:00pm EST. Check out our DFS choices:

$14,400 Clayton Kershaw vs. CHC

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August 28, 2015 8:18 am

Raising Aces: Are We There Yet?

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Doug Thorburn

A look at three more pitchers returning from major arm injuries in 2015.

A couple of months ago, we went under the microscope with a trio of pitchers who were coming back from major elbow injuries, as Jose Fernandez, Matt Cain, and Matt Moore each made his 2015 debut (on the same day, no less). Today we take a similar approach but open up the scope beyond elbows to see how some pitchers have fared in their own comebacks from injury, specifically focusing on pitchers for contending clubs who will be counted on to maintain effectiveness as their teams make the push for the postseason. Not every pitcher comes back to the mound in the same condition that he left it, and a pitcher's mechanics can offer a glimpse into his progress in getting back to 100 percent, while helping us to understand some of the details of his prognosis over the next couple of months.

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August 28, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 22

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Wilson Karaman

Helping you set your fantasy rotation for next week with a look at the two-start pitchers.

Well, the bad news if you’re an AL-only manager is that you’ve only got 13 two-start options on the board. The good news is that five of them are auto-start aces, with only two in the mix that I wouldn’t consider in any format. NL-only players have significantly more depth on their bench, but they’ll have to spend more time wading through some of the lower-end options. The sit list is long, and there are some tough choices to be made in the consider pile.

Cleveland is currently penciling in the return of Carlos Carrasco from the disabled list next weekend, so if all goes according to the apparent plan, they will not have a two-start option. Houston will also be working off a six-man, while the Rockies will play eight games in seven days but have just one two-start option confirmed. Any additional options would be staring down multiple Coors starts and are very unlikely to crack the boundaries for consideration.

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August 28, 2015 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Roach Motel

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R.J. Anderson

Also in this edition: the four-syllable below-replacement level player is back in vogue.



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August 28, 2015 6:00 am

Free Agent Watch: Week 21

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J.J. Jansons and Keith Cromer

If these players are available, they might be worth a look, depending on the format of your league.

As the season winds down, the free-agent pool is not exactly full of contributors. We discussed viable options like Gregor Blanco and Derek Dietrich last week, and they remain solid options for 12-team-mixed-leaguers if they are available. Franklin Gutierrez and Eugenio Suarez were discussed last week for deeper leagues and they both continue to produce as the season winds down, moving themselves into the picture in 12-team mixed leagues as well. These four players are all recommended if you need to fill holes over the rest of the regular fantasy season.

12-TEAM MIXED

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August 28, 2015 6:00 am

TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 69

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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

After a week away, the Outcomes return to answer a host of listener questions as the Scoresheet playoffs approach.

Fear not, loyal listeners, for we have returned. We took a week off to take care of some important things in life, like buying a house and going on a road trip. We’re back and this week is chock full of content around some listener questions. In fact, if you wanted to make a drinking game out of this episode, be forewarned that the word “questions” is uttered rather frequently.

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August 28, 2015 6:00 am

Some Projection Left: The "Don't Give Up On Me" Team

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Christopher Crawford

'Cause even the stars they burn / Some even fall to the earth / We've got a lot to learn

Prospects, man. Prospects. Sometimes they can be loads of fun to follow, and other times they can be infuriating, causing you to question everything you believe in and wondering if maybe you should see if Best Buy is hiring.

One of the more frustrating things about following/scouting prospects is the volatility, as players you feel should be successful have bumps in the road, and sometimes these bumps in the road last a full season or more. Too often, though, those prospects get written off, and as we have seen many times, a poor minor-league season may diminish a prospect’s value, but it’s far from a death sentence.

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August 28, 2015 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, August 27th

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Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Padres outfielder Hunter Renfroe and Pirates righty Yeudy Garcia.

Hitter of the Day: Hunter Renfroe, OF, Padres (El Paso, AAA): 3-5, 2 R, 2B, HR, K
A hot summer salvaged a horrible start to the season for Renfroe, who took some time to make the adjustments so many struggle with at the Double-A level. His swing mechanics, namely a lot of movement and a large weight transfer, hinder his overall hit tool and his ability to stay back on breaking balls, but he hits a fastball as well, and as far, as any prospect in the minors. He should do plenty of damage on those alone to warrant everyday playing time in the majors pretty soon, while also having the chance for more production should he continue to adjust to professional pitching.


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August 28, 2015 6:00 am

Ducks on the Pond: That Pitch Doesn't Look Familia

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Chris Mosch

Jeurys Familia has added a weapon to his arsenal.

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August 28, 2015 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: August 28, 2015

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Daniel Rathman

The weekend is here! What are you going to do about it?

The Thursday Takeaway
Yordano Ventura's 10-month-long road from World Series stardom back to big-league dominance had no shortage of twists and turns. He was ejected from back-to-back starts in April, spent a month on the shelf with ulnar neuritis in his throwing elbow in June, and was briefly demoted to Triple-A, with only the season-ending injury to Jason Vargas' elbow sparing Ventura a summertime stint in Omaha. But the electric right-hander appears to have come out the other side just fine.

He'd held foes to two or fewer runs in three straight starts before Thursday, when the Orioles bore witness to the crispest stuff Ventura has wielded all season. He fired 36 four-seamers at the Birds and averaged—yes, averaged—99.6 mph with the fastball, approaching 102 and entering triple digits time and time again:


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