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07-27

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The Call-Up: Chris Flexen
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Jeffrey Paternostro and Wilson Karaman

07-27

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The Prospectus Hit List: July 27, 2017
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Ben Carsley

07-27

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Advance Scouting Series: Jose Bautista
by
Erich Rothmann

07-27

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Flu-Like Symptoms: Double Dip Dissection
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Rob Mains

07-27

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Prospectus Feature: A Series Look: Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
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Steve Givarz

07-27

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Short Relief: A Pair of Disappearances, and the MLB Extended Universe
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David Temple, Zack Moser and Patrick Dubuque

07-27

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Minor League Update: Games of July 26th
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Steve Givarz

07-27

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Transaction Analysis: Kansas City Buyers
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Bryan Grosnick, Zach Crizer, Craig Goldstein and George Bissell

07-27

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Transaction Analysis: Nunez and His Helmet Fly to Fenway
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Shawn Brody, Erich Rothmann and Mark Anderson

07-27

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What You Need to Know: First Time For Everything
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Ben Diamond

07-27

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The Stash List: 17th Edition
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Greg Wellemeyer

07-27

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Fantasy Freestyle: Getting Ready for the Trade Deadline
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Mike Gianella

07-26

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What You Need to Know: Hug Watch
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Martin Alonso

07-26

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Advance Scouting Series: Dan Straily
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Scott Delp

07-26

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The Cooperstown Casebook
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Jay Jaffe

07-26

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Advance Scouting Series: Lorenzo Cain
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Keith Rader

07-26

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Transaction Analysis: The Bridge to Knebel
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Kate Morrison, Nick Schaefer, Scott Delp and Gideon Turk

07-26

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The View From Behind The Backstop: If You Prefer A Milder Prospect Writer, Please Ask For One
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Jeffrey Paternostro

07-26

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Short Relief: Of Errors and Epics
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Jason Wojciechowski, Nathan Bishop and Matt Ellis

07-26

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Minor League Update: Games of July 25
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Steve Givarz

07-26

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Fantasy Freestyle: Paying for Utilities
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Mark Barry

07-26

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Fantasy Freestyle: Salvador Perez: The Most Valuable Catcher in Fantasy Baseball?
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Eric Roseberry

07-26

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Dynasty Dynamics: Ignore the Trades
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Ben Carsley

07-26

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Deep League Report: Week 17
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Scooter Hotz

07-25

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What You Need to Know: Relentless Royals
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Stacey Gotsulias

07-25

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Transaction Analysis: Panda 2.0
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Patrick Dubuque, Brett Cowett, Aaron Gleeman, Martin Alonso and Mark Anderson

07-25

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Advance Scouting Series: Jay Bruce
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Scott Delp

07-25

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Advance Scouting Series: Jaime Garcia
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Wilson Karaman

07-25

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Closer Report: Week 17
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Matt Collins

07-25

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 17
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Mike Gianella

07-25

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The GM Trade Game
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Patrick Dubuque and BP Staff

07-25

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Short Relief: The Sub Shop and Other Stories
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Patrick Dubuque, Kate Preusser and Emma Baccellieri

07-25

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Minor League Update: Games of July 24
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Steve Givarz

07-25

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Baseball Therapy: The Justin Smoak Problem
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Russell A. Carleton

07-24

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The Prospectus Hit List: July 24, 2017
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Ben Carsley

07-24

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What You Need to Know: Taking Care of Business
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Ashley Varela

07-24

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: July 24, 2017
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BP Prospect Staff

07-24

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The Buyer's Guide: Gerardo Parra
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Eric Roseberry

07-24

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

07-24

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Flu-Like Symptoms: The Coming Popup Plague
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Rob Mains

07-24

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The GM Trade Game
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Bryan Grosnick and BP Staff

07-24

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Short Relief: Friends, Fantasy, and Going Mainstream
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James Fegan, Holly Wendt and Meg Rowley

07-24

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The Call-Up: Rafael Devers
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Jeffrey Paternostro and Ben Carsley

07-21

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Weekly Wrap: July 21, 2017
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Javier Barragan

07-21

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Minor League Update: Games of July 20
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Wilson Karaman

07-21

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Prospectus Roundtable: Should the Royals Buy or Sell?
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Rob Mains, Ben Diamond, Craig Goldstein, Wilson Karaman, Matthew Trueblood and Zach Crizer

07-21

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 16
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Mark Barry

07-21

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Fantasy Freestyle: Anthony Rendon's Leap to Superstardom
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Matt Collins

07-21

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Cold Takes: A Time and A Place
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Patrick Dubuque

07-21

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Short Relief: Objection!
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Matt Sussman and Mary Craig

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Oakland's hug watch, Harrison Bader's debut, Edwin Encarnacion's walk-off slam, and Yoenis Cespedes' little league home run.

The Tuesday Takeaway

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July 26, 2017 6:00 am

Advance Scouting Series: Dan Straily

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Scott Delp

The Marlins have thus far resisted overtures for Straily, but what would an acquiring team be getting?

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An excerpt from Jay Jaffe's upcoming book on the Hall of Fame.

From his "Futility Infielder" days as one of the original baseball bloggers to his time at Baseball Prospectus and now Sports Illustrated, Jay Jaffe has been one of the best baseball writers in the business for two decades. We're pleased to share the following excerpt from his new book, The Cooperstown Casebook.

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July 26, 2017 6:00 am

Advance Scouting Series: Lorenzo Cain

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Keith Rader

The Royals weren't assured of being buyers when we thought this idea up, okay?

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Milwaukee bets on Anthony Swarzak's bullpen breakout, Danny Espinosa and Rob Refsnyder find new homes, and the White Sox add another prospect.

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Not gonna tour with Trent Reznor. Third of three, bottom of the bill. You can’t pay me to make that kind of music. Not gonna swallow that pill.

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There’s a Stewart Lee bit in one of his recent stand-up specials that has always stuck with me. Lee’s an Edinburgh Fringe Festival stalwart, the British version of the comedian’s comedian. His persona is a smug intellectual—only partially a put-on for the stage—at best maintaining a chilly detente with his audience, but usually he descends into haranguing, mocking, or expressing his sincere disappointment in them.

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Jason decries a lack of classification when it comes to baserunning, Nathan offers reviews of Todd Frazier's swing, and Matt considers the epic qualities of Mike Trout.

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July 26, 2017 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of July 25

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Steve Givarz

Notes on J.D. Davis, Marcos Molina, Joey Wentz, Mitch Keller, Willie Calhoun, Franklin Barreto, and more.

Hitter of the Day:

J.D. Davis, 3B, Houston Astros (Triple-A, Fresno): 2-5, 2 R, 2 HR, 5 RBI
With the glut of talented position players at the big league level, especially those playing 3B, there doesn’t seem to be room for Davis. Hence why he has been floated as a trade chip. The calling cards are plus in game power, and a 70 arm. Unfortunately I can’t add hit tool or 3B glove to that hand.


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July 26, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Paying for Utilities

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Mark Barry

Marwin Gonzalez, Scooter Gennett and Chris Taylor

Webster’s dictionary defines “utility” as... just kidding. The positional flexibility craze in baseball didn’t start with Ben Zobrist, but his ability to play several positions at a high level certainly brought more attention to the modern utility player. Every year fantasy rosters are crippled with injuries. It’s terrible and awful and frustrating. It’s also inevitable. Having a super utility player stashed away on the roster is the ultimate luxury, and can help bail you out of such pickles, Benny “The Jet” style. This season, a handful of players have embraced the task of playing multiple positions and have thoroughly excelled in the process.

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Sal Perez isn't striking out, but he's swinging more than ever and his batting average would be a career high. Is that why his fantasy value has been higher in 2017?

Coming into 2017, fantasy owners felt like they had a good handle on Salvador Perez. He was a safe bet to make regular starts at the position who would give you something like a .250 batting average, 20 home runs, 50-60 runs, and 60-70 runs batted in. These totals landed him in the “three star” tier of Baseball Prospectus’ preseason catcher rankings. He was a player who was supplying increasing power at a cost to his batting average.

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July 26, 2017 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: Ignore the Trades

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Ben Carsley

Your top fantasy prospect has just switched organizations in real life. How much should you panic? These six scenarios could act as your guide.

Ryan McMahon just got traded for Tyler Glasnow. Not really, but stay with me.

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July 26, 2017 6:00 am

Deep League Report: Week 17

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Scooter Hotz

Get a load of how many lefties that Cleveland's Brandon Guyer is slated to see next week.

Big thanks to Mike Gianella for putting together last week’s Deep League Report while I was on vacation in Ireland. I’m well rested and ready to go, so let’s get started and see if I still have my fastball.

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