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08-25

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Pebble Hunting: A Sense Of Where You Are
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Sam Miller

08-25

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Dynasty Dynamics: What the Hell Is Happening: AL Edition
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Ben Carsley

08-25

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, August 24th
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Christopher Crawford

08-25

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Eyewitness Accounts: August 25, 2016
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BP Prospect Staff

08-25

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Pitching Backward: Zach With No K
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Jeff Long

08-25

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What You Need to Know: Beltway Goes Balt's Way
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Demetrius Bell

08-25

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Banjo Hitter: Baseball's Unlikeliest Slugger?
by
Aaron Gleeman

08-24

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Transaction Analysis: Go-Go Goes to Texas
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Bryan Grosnick

08-24

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Rubbing Mud: Alex Reyes, Game-Changer
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Matthew Trueblood

08-24

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What You Need to Know: Gsellman Is Just In Time
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Emma Baccellieri

08-24

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Two-Strike Approach: Verlander's Third Act
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Cat Garcia

08-24

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Outta Left Field: 1 Percent Playoff Odds, 110 Percent Effort
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Dustin Palmateer

08-24

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, August 23rd
by
Wilson Karaman

08-23

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What You Need to Know: Homer Story
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Daniel Rathman

08-23

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Baseball Therapy: If I Had A Million Dollars
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Russell A. Carleton

08-23

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Prospect House: Risky Business
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Mauricio Rubio

08-23

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The Buyer's Guide: Keon Broxton
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J.P. Breen

08-23

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Notes from the Field: August 23, 2016
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BP Prospect Staff

08-23

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Closer Report: Week 21
by
Matt Collins

08-23

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6

Rubbing Mud: Should Probably Trade Cespedes
by
Matthew Trueblood

08-23

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5

Cold Takes: Introducing The Dubuque Plan
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Patrick Dubuque

08-23

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, August 22nd
by
Mark Anderson

08-23

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 21
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Mike Gianella

08-23

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The Call-Up: Robert Gsellman
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Jeffrey Paternostro and Mike Gianella

08-22

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BP Kansas City
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Craig Brown

08-22

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The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, Aug. 22
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Matt Sussman

08-22

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Prospectus Feature: Something Not Worth Forfeiting
by
Henry Druschel

08-22

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Deep League Report: Week 21
by
Scooter Hotz

08-22

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Soft Toss: Scouting a Series: Hillsboro vs. Everett
by
Brendan Gawlowski

08-22

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Minor League Update: Games of August 19-21
by
Christopher Crawford

08-22

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Players Prefer Presentation: We Still Have Time
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Meg Rowley

08-22

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What You Need to Know: Flaherty, Floperty
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Ashley Varela

08-22

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: August 22, 2016
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BP Prospect Staff

08-21

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BP Toronto
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Jenn Smith

08-21

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BP South Side
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James Fegan

08-21

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Deep, But Playable: The Pirates Played for 2017
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Craig Goldstein

08-20

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BP Mets
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Jarrett Seidler

08-20

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BP Boston
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Matt Collins

08-20

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Raising Aces: There's A New Sheriff In Taillon
by
Doug Thorburn

08-20

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The Call-Up: Jeff Hoffman
by
James Fisher and Scooter Hotz

08-19

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Free Agent Watch: Week 21
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George Bissell and J.J. Jansons

08-19

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What You Need to Know: DeGrim
by
Nicolas Stellini

08-19

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The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, August 19
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Matthew Kory

08-19

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Prospectus Feature: Baseball's Predictable 2,430
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Trevor Strunk

08-19

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week of August 22, 2016
by
Bret Sayre

08-19

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Weekly Wrap: August 19, 2016
by
Will Haines

08-19

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Prospect Profile: Magneuris Sierra
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Ryan Davis

08-19

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Rubbing Mud: These Post-Lucroy Indians
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Matthew Trueblood

08-19

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 91
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

08-19

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, August 19th
by
Mark Anderson

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A night with baseball's newest prospect.

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August 25, 2016 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: What the Hell Is Happening: AL Edition

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Ben Carsley

These four junior-circuit players have risen from anonymity to prominence, but should we expect them to stay fantasy-relevant going forward?

The other day I watched a baseballing game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Boston Red Sox. Brad Miller and Sandy Leon featured prominently in this affair, and it left me feeling confused. One thing led to another, and I decided to write this column in part to help shed some light on other players in the AL who have also astounded me with their performances this year. If they confuse you too, I hope this helps.

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August 25, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, August 24th

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Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Michael Kopech, Chance Adams, Arvicent Perez, and Colton Welker.

Prospect of the Day:

Michael Kopech, RHP, Boston Red Sox (High-A Salem): 7 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 10 K
This is becoming commonplace. Kopech’s stuff is just too advanced for hitters in the Carolina League to stand a chance; as seen in all of the strikeouts and the .144 batting average against. The command still needs work, but he’s just 20, and he’s made some progress there in 2016. The upside here competes with that of any right-handed pitcher in the lower levels.


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August 25, 2016 6:00 am

Eyewitness Accounts: August 25, 2016

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BP Prospect Staff

Eyes on Kyle Tucker, Lucas Erceg, and more.

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Exploring a hypothetical: What if Zach Britton, extreme batted-ball outlier, didn't strike anybody out?

Hypotheticals are fun. If they weren’t fun, nobody would put any time into thinking about them because, well, they’re hypothetical. Recently, hypothetical scenarios have gotten a lot of press, what with Lebron learning handball, and Tim Tebow figuring out how to waste the time of scouts.

It was that sort of thinking that led the BP Stats team down an interesting path on the afternoon of August 24th. The question at the heart of the matter was equal parts absurd and vexing:

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The Orioles win a wild one, Mike Trout and Albert Pujols do the things, and more from Wednesday's action.

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Give it up for 'the next Jamey Carroll.'

Twins second baseman Brian Dozier leads all major-league middle infielders in homers this season with 30. He also led all major-league middle infielders in homers last season with 28. And dating back to 2013—his first full year in the big leagues—Dozier leads all major-league middle infielders in homers with 99, ahead of Robinson Cano (90) and Troy Tulowitzki (84). Dozier is baseball’s premier slugging middle infielder. How the hell did that happen?

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Carlos Gomez's swift decline got him dropped by the Astros, but the Rangers think there's still value to be had.

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Th Cardinals' deep pitching staff has freed them to use Alex Reyes in an interesting way; fun facts result.

Alex Reyes is up to 9 ⅔ innings pitched in the big leagues, and he still hasn’t allowed a run. He made his fifth career appearance Tuesday night, getting seven outs (including four strikeouts) in what ended up being a 7-4 Cardinals loss. In that game, he took over in the fifth inning, after Jaime Garcia struggled through four and put the Cardinals in a 6-4 hole. He threw 33 pitches and faced 10 batters, on three days’ rest. That’s been roughly typical so far. In his first four outings, he faced three, nine, eight, and five batters, threw 11, 51, 37, and 22 pitches, and had two, three, two, and two days’ rest, respectively.

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The rookie makes his debut and bails out Jon Niese, plus more from Tuesday's action.

The Tuesday Takeaway
It’s now been three weeks since Jon Niese was traded back to the Mets, and while his return has been lacking on several fronts (namely that of good pitching), it’s at least been interesting. First there were the seven runs allowed in six innings of relief, curious in the ugly way that struggle can often be. Then there was the fact that such a bullpen performance resulted in a promotion to the rotation, even as he was said to be grappling with a sore knee. And Tuesday, there was more frustration to add to the trend.


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Justin Verlander is the rare power pitcher who has reversed a downward trajectory late after 30.

As a die-hard White Sox fan in an era when American League Central baseball was known as nearly royalty, it was frowned upon for me to be as awestruck by the Detroit Tigers as I was. Not even that, it wasn’t okay.

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We're at a point in the season where a lot of the baseball is meaningless. What force of gravity is it that keeps pulling players toward effort?

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