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06-25

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The Call-Up: A.J. Reed
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Christopher Crawford and Mike Gianella

06-25

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The Call-Up: Chad Kuhl
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Christopher Crawford and George Bissell

06-25

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BP Bronx
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Nick Ashbourne

06-25

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BP Boston
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Matthew Kory

06-25

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BP Wrigleyville
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Mike Banghart

06-25

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BP Milwaukee
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Seth Victor

06-25

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Raising Aces: Command and Conquer
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Doug Thorburn

06-24

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What You Need to Know: Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good Teams?
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Nicolas Stellini

06-24

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Deep League Report: Week 12
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Scooter Hotz

06-24

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The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, June 24
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Matthew Kory

06-24

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Weekly Wrap: June 24, 2016
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Will Haines

06-24

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BP Kansas City
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Craig Brown

06-24

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Notes from the Field: Carolina League All-Stars: Batters
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Wilson Karaman and Adam McInturff

06-24

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 13
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Greg Wellemeyer

06-24

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Prospectus Feature: Baseball and the Chinese Room
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Trevor Strunk

06-24

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Player Profile: Zach Davies
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Jeff Quinton

06-24

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Fantasy Freestyle: Bargains and Busts, Midseason Edition
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Mike Gianella

06-24

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, June 23rd
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Wilson Karaman

06-23

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The Stash List: 12th Edition, 2016
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J.J. Jansons

06-23

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BP Mets
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Jarrett Seidler

06-23

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The Perils Of MLB's Sorting System
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Kate Morrison and Russell A. Carleton

06-23

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Eyewitness Accounts: June 23, 2016
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BP Prospect Staff

06-23

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Players Prefer Presentation: I Care About All-Star Voting
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Meg Rowley

06-23

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Prospectus Feature: The Increasingly Lopsided Everybody-Wins Trade
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Aaron Gleeman

06-23

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Dynasty Dynamics: Six Dynasty Prospects to Stash or Flip
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Ben Carsley

06-23

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, June 22nd
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Christopher Crawford

06-23

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What You Need to Know: Yankees/Rockies 2: The Beltran Rises
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Demetrius Bell

06-22

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What You Need to Know: How Could They Be So Bartless?
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Emma Baccellieri

06-22

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The Perils Of MLB's Sorting System
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Kate Morrison and Russell A. Carleton

06-22

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TDGX Transactions: Throwing the Kitchen Sink
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George Bissell

06-22

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Some Projection Left: What If Anderson Espinoza Had Been Draft Eligible?
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Christopher Crawford

06-22

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Prospectus Feature: Groundballs Through the Decades
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Rob Mains

06-22

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The Fantasy Verdict: Duvall You Believe?
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J.P. Breen

06-22

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, June 21st
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Mark Anderson

06-21

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Notes from the Field: June 21, 2016
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BP Prospect Staff

06-21

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What You Need to Know: Eight Solo Shots!
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Daniel Rathman

06-21

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The Perils Of MLB's Sorting System
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Kate Morrison and Russell A. Carleton

06-21

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Cold Takes: David Wright Is Not to Blame
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Patrick Dubuque

06-21

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Transaction Analysis: The St. Louis Outfield Shuffle
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Grant Jones, Christopher Crawford and Bryan Grosnick

06-21

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Closer Report: Week 12
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Matt Collins

06-21

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Five to Watch: Triple-A Hitters
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Greg Wellemeyer

06-21

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Prospectus Feature: Goin' Down Slow
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Aaron Gleeman

06-21

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, June 20th
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Christopher Crawford

06-21

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 12
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Mike Gianella

06-20

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Eyewitness Accounts: FSL All-Stars
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Steve Givarz and Thomas Desmidt

06-20

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BP Boston
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Nick Canelas

06-20

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The Buyer's Guide: DJ LeMahieu
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J.P. Breen

06-20

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Rubbing Mud: Can Ian Desmond Be The Last?
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Matthew Trueblood

06-20

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The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, June 20
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Matt Sussman

06-20

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The Call-Up: Cody Reed
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Kourage Kundahl and George Bissell

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June 25, 2016 12:00 pm

The Call-Up: A.J. Reed

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Christopher Crawford and Mike Gianella

After burning through first baseman of the future in Jon Singleton and Tyler White, the Astros turn to A.J. Reed.

The Situation: The Astros are white-hot, taking over second place in the AL West over the freezer-burn cold Mariners and positioning themselves for another run at the wild-card. To help with that pennant push, they’ll call on one of their best offensive prospects in the system: First-baseman A.J. Reed.

Background: It may seem hard to believe now, but at one point Reed was one of the best two-way prospects in college baseball while at the University of Kentucky. After a dominant junior year, most believed that his future was with the bat, and that included the Astros who took him with the 42nd pick of the 2014 MLB Draft. To say that his stock shot up upon entering the Houston system would be the understatement of this and many other articles. After posting an impressive .289/.375/.522 line in stops at both Tri-City and Quad Cities (note: That’s a lot of cities), Reed was dominant in 2015, recording a backyard baseball-like .340/.432/.612 with 34 homers and 86 walks for Lancaster and Corpus Christi. He got off to a slow start with ridiculously high expectations, but he’s hit .282/.333/.576 in June, and Houston believes he’s ready to contribute to the big-league club.

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Don't make the obvious Kuhl/cool joke. Don't make the obvious Kuhl/cool joke. Don't make the obvious Kuhl/cool joke.

The Situation: Clayton Kershaw has been sensational for the Dodgers, posting an unheard of strikeout-to-walk ratio and a 1.57 ERA. He might be the best left-handed pitcher any of us have ever seen. On Sunday night, he’ll be faced by Chad Kuhl.

Background: Kuhl was an unheralded ninth-round pick out of the University of Delaware, but was so impressive that the Pirates skipped Low-A and sent him to the Florida State League for his first professional season. He pitched in Bradenton, but his stock really jumped up last year after posting a 2.48 ERA in just under 153 innings at Double-A Altoona. He’s been just as good in Indianapolis, and while he was overshadowed by the more “famous” (and better) pitching prospects Tyler Glasnow and Jameson Taillon, his 2.58 ERA and 58/16 strikeout-to-walk ratio is pretty impressive.

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June 25, 2016 6:00 am

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Nick Ashbourne

A hamstring injury put Alex Rodriguez on the shelf, but it's been his approach that has ruined his return.

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June 25, 2016 6:00 am

BP Boston

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Matthew Kory

If the Red Sox are going to improve at the trade deadline, the cost could be exorbitant.

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June 25, 2016 6:00 am

BP Wrigleyville

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Mike Banghart

The Cubs right now have a real case for an 11-man pitching staff.

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June 25, 2016 6:00 am

BP Milwaukee

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Seth Victor

The trajectory of Jimmy Nelson's career has taken a sharp turn downward in the past couple months.

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Notable performances this week from Trevor Bauer, Corey Kluber and Wei-Yin Chen.

There’s no time to waste, as the commander has ordered double-time for this week’s pitching notes. Permission to come aboard.

Corey Kluber
Kluber has been going through this rigmarole for a year and a half. Perhaps he was fortunate to string together so many dominant starts during his Cy-winning campaign of 2014, but Kluber continues to confound, with a glaring tendency toward disaster starts throughout the past two seasons. The peripherals far surpass the ERA numbers—he has a K/BB ratio of 5.2 over the past season and a half but just a 3.52 ERA to show for his work—and his excellent stuff combined with A-grade mechanics provide a steady basis for command and consistency. Yet he gets bombarded by hits and runs every few starts, and his past two turns serve as exhibits 1A and 1B.


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The Cubs are suddenly losing, the Mariners are seriously losing, and Zack Greinke moves up a special leaderboard.

The Thursday Takeaway
Arnold Schwarzenegger would have you believe that “If It bleeds, we can kill it.” Perhaps this is true, perhaps it isn’t. All we know at this moment is that the Cubs have lost four games in a row for the first time since last year’s NLCS.


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June 24, 2016 11:06 am

Deep League Report: Week 12

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Scooter Hotz

Examining players who might pique your interest in deeper formats.

One of the position players in this week’s Deep League Report has taken the mound in an MLB game, and his average four-seam fastball velocity is about the same as one of the pitchers profiled this week. That’s kinda neat. And I saw one of the players profiled below in High-A last year before his first appearance on any Top Prospect lists, which is also kinda neat. But most importantly, I answer the question posed by Ayn Rand nearly 60 years ago: Who is John Gant?

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June 24, 2016 10:07 am

Weekly Wrap: June 24, 2016

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Will Haines

Kevin Newman, Ian Happ, and Austin Meadows lead a slew of promotions this week.

Promotions have dominated the news this week, as teams return from their respective All-Star breaks and draftees begin to sign with their clubs. The minors get shaken up again as most of their dominant stars move up to a higher league and new talent arrives. It’s an exciting time. Let’s get to it!

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June 24, 2016 10:02 am

BP Kansas City

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Craig Brown

An oft-criticized offseason move has started to go sour in Kansas City.

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