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08-21

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The Prospectus Hit List: August 21, 2017
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Ben Carsley

08-21

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: August 21, 2017
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BP Prospect Staff

08-21

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Minor League Update: Games of August 18-20
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Mark Anderson

08-21

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Transaction Analysis: Grand Exit
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Matthew Trueblood, Bryan Grosnick and Scott Orgera

08-21

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Transaction Analysis: Clips and Hatch
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Bryan Grosnick

08-21

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Flu-Like Symptoms: Vin Mazzaro's Second-Worst Day
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Rob Mains

08-21

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What You Need to Know: Return of the Baby-Faced Assassin
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Ashley Varela

08-21

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Short Relief: Boys To Men To Marriage To Exploitation
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Meg Rowley, James Fegan and Patrick Dubuque

08-18

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What You Need to Know: Engel in the Outfield
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Demetrius Bell

08-18

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Minor League Update: Games of August 17
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Wilson Karaman

08-18

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 20
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Mark Barry

08-18

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Guarding The Lines: Here The Fastball Are Now Going To The South Side
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Jarrett Seidler

08-18

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Banjo Hitter: The First 162: Alex Bregman
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Aaron Gleeman

08-18

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Weekly Wrap: August 18, 2017
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Javier Barragan

08-18

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Circle Change: The Best Failure in Baseball
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Zach Crizer

08-18

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Cold Takes: Doomed and Determined
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Patrick Dubuque

08-18

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Short Relief: Underappreciated Player Week: Guillen, Kahnle, and Langston
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Matt Sussman, Cat Garcia and Meg Rowley

08-17

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The Prospectus Hit List: August 17, 2017
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Ben Carsley

08-17

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What You Need to Know: The Thin Line Between Diaz and Rzepczynski
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Ben Diamond

08-17

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Eyewitness Accounts: August 17, 2017
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BP Prospect Staff

08-17

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Short Relief: Underappreciated Player Week: Jackson, Sizemore, and Zambrano
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David Temple, Emma Baccellieri and Zack Moser

08-17

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Flu-Like Symptoms: Pitching Panacea?
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Rob Mains

08-17

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Rubbing Mud: Lineups Are Just a Social Construct
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Matthew Trueblood

08-17

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Minor League Update: Games of August 16
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Steve Givarz

08-17

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The Stash List: 20th Edition
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Greg Wellemeyer

08-17

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Fantasy Freestyle: The Quietly Valuable Lorenzo Cain
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Matt Collins

08-16

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What You Need to Know: The Slugger Who Was Promised
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Nicolas Stellini

08-16

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Banjo Hitter: Eddie Rosario, Reformed Hacker
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Aaron Gleeman

08-16

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Notes from the Field: Amateur Notes: August 16, 2017
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Skyler Kanfer

08-16

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BP Milwaukee
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Sean Roberts

08-16

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Deep League Report: Week 20
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Scooter Hotz

08-16

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Rubbing Mud: How the Pendulum Swings
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Matthew Trueblood

08-16

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Minor League Update: Games of August 15
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Steve Givarz

08-16

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Short Relief: Underappreciated Player Week: Greer, Grieve, and Ryan
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Nathan Bishop, Jason Wojciechowski and Matt Ellis

08-15

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What You Need to Know: Bettis 1, Cancer 0
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Stacey Gotsulias

08-15

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Baseball Therapy: Whether to Waxahachie
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Russell A. Carleton

08-15

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Prospectus Q&A: Twins GM Thad Levine
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Aaron Gleeman

08-15

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Notes from the Field: August 15, 2017
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BP Prospect Staff

08-15

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BP Toronto
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Mike Passador

08-15

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Minor League Update: Games of August 14
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Steve Givarz

08-15

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Short Relief: Underappreciated Player Week: Sojo, Marte, and Trujillo
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Kate Preusser, James Fegan and Patrick Dubuque

08-15

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Closer Report: Week 20
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Matt Collins

08-15

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 20
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George Bissell

08-14

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The Prospectus Hit List: August 14, 2017
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Ben Carsley

08-14

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What You Need to Know: Come So Far, Got So Far to Go
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Ashley Varela

08-14

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Transaction Analysis: Spending Time on the Borderline
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Bryan Grosnick

08-14

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Flu-Like Symptoms: Double-Switches and the Goldilocks Convergence
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Rob Mains

08-14

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: August 14, 2017
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BP Prospect Staff

08-14

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Minor League Update: Games of August 11th-13th
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Mark Anderson

08-14

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Short Relief: Underappreciated Player Week: Galvis, Poles, and Moyer
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Holly Wendt, Mary Craig and Trevor Strunk

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August 21, 2017 11:32 am

The Prospectus Hit List: August 21, 2017

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Ben Carsley

Only Mark Reynolds can look directly into the eclipse.

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August 21, 2017 6:00 am

Monday Morning Ten Pack: August 21, 2017

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BP Prospect Staff

Notes and video on Fernando Tatis Jr., Corey Ray, J.B. Bukauskas, Touki Toussaint, and more.

Fernando Tatis Jr., SS, San Diego Padres (Double-A San Antonio)

Fernando Tatis Jr, just promoted to Double-A, has generated significant – and deserved – attention for his record-setting season as an 18-year-old in Low-A. He paced Fort Wayne to the playoffs, and will now join a Double-A club that will also be in the playoffs. Tatis Jr. has great body language and always seems to be at the center of a conversation with teammates or coaches in the dugout. He stands out on the field for his long build and legs and has projection through the upper half and shoulders. He clocked in at 4.25 to first base, just at above average for a right-handed batter, which will tick down a bit as he fills out. What won’t tick down is his effort, as he runs hard with energy and perceptive baserunning instincts (e.g. anticipating passed-balls, taking an extra base).

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August 21, 2017 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of August 18-20

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Mark Anderson

Notes on Sandy Baez, Victor Robles, Jorge Mateo, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Ronald Acuna, and more.

Prospect of the Weekend:

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Curtis Granderson joins the Dodgers' winning machine and the Cubs pick up a new backup catcher in Rene Rivera.

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Tyler Clippard is on the move again and the A's hope for a bounce back from Chris Hatcher.

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August 21, 2017 6:00 am

Flu-Like Symptoms: Vin Mazzaro's Second-Worst Day

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Rob Mains

How an obscure scoring rule can hurt a pitcher more than his team.

On May 5 of last year, the Giants had a bad day. Specifically, a couple of their pitchers had a bad day. In the top of the fifth inning, with his team already trailing 4-3, Matt Cain allowed a leadoff home run to Trevor Story. The next batter, Carlos Gonzalez, doubled. Nolan Arenado hit a grounder to shortstop Brandon Crawford, who bounced his throw to first base. Arenado was safe on the error, with Gonzalez advancing to third. The next batter, Gerardo Parra, singled, scoring Gonzalez, as Arenado advanced to second.

With nobody out, runners on first and second, and the Giants now trailing 6-3, manager Bruce Bochy brought in Vin Mazzaro from the bullpen.

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Manny Machado dismantles the Angels, Mike Trout sets another home run record, Javier Baez hustles home, and Boog Powell defends his turf.

The Weekend Takeaway

Manny Machado came out swinging on Friday night; that is, he grounded out in his first at-bat, but came out swinging for the second, battling through seven pitches before lifting a sinker to center field for a two-run homer.

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Short Relief visits the three main stages of life: Childhood, Adulthood and Statcast.



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A slugfest at Wrigley Field, Patrick Corbin on fire, Wild Card wildness, and Adam Engel goes very, very far.

The Thursday Takeaway

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August 18, 2017 8:28 am

Minor League Update: Games of August 17

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Wilson Karaman

Notes on Franklin Barreto, Forrest Whitley, Ronald Acuna, Mitch Keller, Kyle Wright, and more.

Hitter of the Day:

Franklin Barreto, MI, Oakland Athletics (Triple-A Nashville): 4-5, 3 R, 3B, HR, 4 RBI, K
After a few inconsistent months in the middle of the season, Barreto has finally settled into a decent groove over the past few weeks. Amid the struggles at both Triple A and in his brief big-league introduction it’s worth a friendly reminder that he is still 21 years old, and enthusiasm for his long-term offensive projection should in no way have dampened this summer.


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August 18, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 20

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Mark Barry

Aaron Nola. If you got him, use him twice.

It's time to preview the hurlers scheduled for two starts in the upcoming week. As the old wrestling promoters would always say: “Card Subject to Change,” because injuries and tinkering managers can make this less than a science. Should new information present itself, we can go over it in the comments.

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Just be glad we didn't use a Cease-related pun.

During his talk at the 2017 edition of Saberseminar a couple weekends ago, Rick Hahn went through the process of trading a second star pitcher in under eight months, Jose Quintana. Hahn was initially unsure of whether to trade Quintana, but received an offer from an unidentified team that was enough to deal the prized lefty if no better deal arose. Having reached the initial threshold for dealing Quintana, Hahn went back to Cubs president Theo Epstein with what amounted to a take it-or-leave it, non-negotiable framework of Quintana for a prospect package led by outfielder Eloy Jimenez and pitcher Dylan Cease. Epstein agreed, and a few days later Quintana was starting for the Cubs.

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