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04-29

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BP Bronx
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Austin Yamada

04-29

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BP Milwaukee
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Jack Conness

04-29

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BP Wrigleyville
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Randy Holt

04-29

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Baseball Prospectus Announcement
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Bret Sayre

04-28

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Minor League Update: Games of April 27
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Wilson Karaman

04-28

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The Quinton: Early Misses, Future Misses and Analyzing our Process
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Jeff Quinton

04-28

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 5
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Mark Barry

04-28

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TDGX Transactions: Week 5
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J.J. Jansons

04-28

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Rubbing Mud: Common Sense Beanball Control
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Matthew Trueblood

04-28

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Cold Takes: The Natural Conclusion of Baseball Statistics
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Patrick Dubuque

04-28

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Short Relief: An Orel History
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Mary Craig, Matt Sussman and Zack Moser

04-28

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What You Need to Know: One Day, Two Losses
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Demetrius Bell

04-28

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Fantasy Freestyle: The All-April Team
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Matt Collins

04-27

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The Prospectus Hit List: April 27, 2017
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Ben Carsley

04-27

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Minor League Update: Games of April 26
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Steve Givarz

04-27

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What You Need to Know: Pittsburgh's Gift
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Ben Diamond

04-27

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Circle Change: The Eric Thames Vision Quest
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Zach Crizer

04-27

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Guarding The Lines: Dr. Strangeglove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Second Base Prospects
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Jarrett Seidler

04-27

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Flu-Like Symptoms: Blowin’ in the Wins (Part 2)
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Rob Mains

04-27

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Fantasy Freestyle: I’m Very Nervous
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Mike Gianella

04-27

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Short Relief: Baseball During Wartime
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David Temple, Zack Moser and Matthew Provenzano

04-27

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The Stash List: Fourth Edition
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Greg Wellemeyer

04-26

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What You Need to Know: Losing the Crown
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Emma Baccellieri

04-26

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The Call-Up: Nick Pivetta
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Chaz Fiorino and Mike Gianella

04-26

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The Call-Up: Cody Bellinger
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Jeffrey Paternostro and Scooter Hotz

04-26

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Short Relief: Two Science Fiction Short Stories
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Patrick Dubuque and Nathan Bishop

04-26

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Deep, But Playable: Winning the Battle of Attrition by Surrender
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Craig Goldstein

04-26

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Minor League Update: Games of April 25
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Steve Givarz

04-26

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Dynasty Dynamics: Should You (Try and) Trade (for) Starling Marte?
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Ben Carsley

04-26

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Deep League Report: Week 4
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Scooter Hotz

04-25

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What You Need to Know: Can't Stop, Won't Stop
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Stacey Gotsulias

04-25

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Baseball Therapy: The Disappearing Left Fielder?
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Russell A. Carleton

04-25

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Closer Report: Week 4
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Matt Collins

04-25

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Banjo Hitter: Mr. April
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Aaron Gleeman

04-25

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Notes from the Field: April 24, 2017
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BP Prospect Staff

04-25

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 4
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Mike Gianella

04-25

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Minor League Update: Games of April 24
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Steve Givarz

04-25

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Short Relief: How Baseball Killed America, A Rabbit Killed Baseball, and History Killed a Fun Fact
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Mary Craig, Kate Preusser and Emma Baccellieri

04-25

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The Call-Up: Christian Arroyo
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Wilson Karaman and Mark Barry

04-24

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The Prospectus Hit List: April 24, 2017
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Ben Carsley

04-24

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The Call-Up: Chih-Wei Hu
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Jeffrey Paternostro and Mark Barry

04-24

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Player Profile: Tyler Skaggs
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Wilson Karaman

04-24

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Players Prefer Presentation: Manny Machado's Almost Beanball
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Meg Rowley

04-24

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What You Need to Know: Funk Blast
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Ashley Varela

04-24

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: April 23, 2017
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BP Prospect Staff

04-24

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Flu-Like Symptoms: Marte, McCutchen, and Foolish Consistencies
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Rob Mains

04-24

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Short Relief: Of Sad Lexicons and Sad Hardware
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Holly Wendt and Patrick Dubuque

04-24

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Minor League Update: Games of April 21st-23rd
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Mark Anderson

04-24

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The Buyer's Guide: Chase Anderson
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Eric Roseberry

04-22

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BP Wrigleyville
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Jared Wyllys

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April 29, 2017 6:00 am

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Austin Yamada

The resemblance between Luis Severino and Chris Archer is starting to become striking.

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April 29, 2017 6:00 am

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Jack Conness

"My plan is just to keep growing, each and every day, not trying to focus too far down the road."

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April 29, 2017 6:00 am

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Randy Holt

We can no longer look at Addison Russell as a glove-first, bat-second player.

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One of my favorite things about being a part of Baseball Prospectus is interacting with you, our readers. You are an extension of what we do—with a collective, driving thirst for baseball knowledge that is unparalleled on the internet. And while talking to you all either in our chats, comments section, Bat Signal, or various social media platforms is great, we like to get out there and see you in person as well. Yes, you. So each year, we schedule a number of ballpark events so we can all hang out together in the cathedrals of our collective choosing.

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April 28, 2017 8:08 am

Minor League Update: Games of April 27

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Wilson Karaman

Notes on Yadier Alvarez, Zach Shepherd, Josh Hader, Mark Appel, Nick Senzel, and more.

Hitter of the Day:

Zach Shepherd, 3B, Detroit Tigers (High-A Lakeland): 2-3, 2 BB, 2 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI, K
Aussie, Aussie, Aussie! Oi, Oi, Oi! Signed by Detroit as a 16-year-old from Sydney, Shepherd announced his stateside presence with authority during a stellar GCL debut back in 2014, but has failed to move the needle much since. He hit a whopping .186 in his first go against High-A pitching last year, but so far, so much better in 2017, as a return engagement has brought a .306/.400/.556 line through his first 20 games this season. There isn’t a carrying tool here, but the glove is decent at third and there’s some intriguing raw material with the bat.


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April 28, 2017 6:00 am

The Quinton: Early Misses, Future Misses and Analyzing our Process

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Jeff Quinton

The easy thing to do is overreact if your team missed on adding Eric Thames and James Paxton on draft day. Don't compound the sense of loss by making mistakes in analysis.

Baseball Prospectus colleague George Bissell tweeted the following on 4/15/2017 regarding the high price of acquisition for James Paxton in drafts and auctions this year:

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April 28, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 5

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Mark Barry

Noah Syndergaard is an auto-start (unless he's not). So it's going to be one of those kind of weeks.

Every Friday we preview the hurlers scheduled for two starts in the upcoming week. Hopefully that will give enough insight to make educated lineup moves and FAAB decisions over the weekend. As the old wrestling promoters would always say “Card Subject to Change," because lots can happen between the time this goes up and first pitch. Unfortunately, weather, injuries, and tinkering managers make this less than a science. I’ll do my best, though, and should new information present itself after this posts, we can go over it in the comments. We’ll crowdsource this as well, so if you hear anything, feel free to comment and we all can offer our takes, hot or not.

The pitchers are split by league using these categories:

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April 28, 2017 6:00 am

TDGX Transactions: Week 5

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J.J. Jansons

Injuries can pinch available slots for minor-league prospects, presenting owners with a dilemma.

The Dynasty Guru Experts League is a 20-team (40-man roster) 5x5 rotisserie dynasty league founded by BP managing editor Bret Sayre in 2014. It is intended to satisfy the deep-league needs of all, down to just the right amount of Alexi Amarista. We roster 23 starters (C/1B/2B/3B/SS/MI/CI, along with two additional utility hitters, five outfielders and nine pitchers). We also roster seven bench slots and have 10 spots designated for minor leaguers, although a quick scan of the league finds that most teams utilize a majority of their bench spots for additional prospects. That means that there are an additional 100-120 prospects that are rostered above the 200 spots reserved for them.

These write-ups are intended to pair nicely with Mike Gianella’s Expert FAAB Review, as we will look at each week’s TDGX free-agent acquisitions, as well as include thoughts on every major trade that occurs during the season. The yearly budget for free-agent transactions is $100, with $0 bids allowed for major leaguers and prospects.

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April 28, 2017 6:00 am

Rubbing Mud: Common Sense Beanball Control

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Matthew Trueblood

The way baseball is played has changed, so it's time to change the way we treat beanballs.

In his postgame remarks Sunday, Matt Barnes swore up and down that he didn’t mean to throw at Manny Machado. That was a fairly transparent lie, and also a fairly blameless and understandable one. Admitting to intentionally throwing at any batter roughly doubles the suspension a pitcher can expect. Barnes was just saying what he needed to say, in order to lose as little of his paycheck as possible.

He did say one thing that seemed eminently sincere, though: that he didn’t mean to put the ball anywhere near Machado’s head. I have no trouble believing that. In fact, I actively accept it. Most players acknowledge the role of beanball wars and even (unfortunately) embrace that form of vigilantism. They believe their judicious, tactical firing of baseballs at one another keeps the scales of justice balanced and prevents all-out brawls of the kind we saw more often 30 years ago. However, nearly every player also acknowledges that hitting a player anywhere near the head is a dangerous and damnable error, whether intentional or not.

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What will happen to baseball statistics as X approaches zero?

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Take a moment to celebrate the greatest, and only, Orel in baseball history.

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Toronto has a very bad day, Washington goes crazy at Coors Field, and the Red Sox and Yankees play fast for once.

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