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05-26

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Fantasy Rounders: The Age-Defying Hunter
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Doug Thorburn

05-26

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West Coast By Us: We Were Told Not To Come Here
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Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman

05-26

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 26, 2015
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BP Prospect Staff

05-26

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Transaction Analysis: Help Me, Rusney, Help, Help Me, Rusney
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R.J. Anderson

05-26

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Minor League Update: Games of May 22-25, 2015
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Mauricio Rubio and Tucker Blair

05-26

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Baseball Therapy: When Was the Sabermetric Revolution?
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Russell A. Carleton

05-26

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The Buyer's Guide: Josh Reddick
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J.P. Breen

05-26

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Closer Report: Ninth Edition, 2015
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Matt Collins

05-26

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Expert FAAB Review: Week Eight
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Mike Gianella

05-26

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Fantasy Freestyle: Two American League Outfielders of Interest
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Nick Shlain

05-26

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What You Need to Know: Your Meats and the Royals' Pitching Go Up in Flames
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Daniel Rathman

05-25

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BP Bronx
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Nick Ashbourne

05-25

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West Coast By Us: Day 4: There Are Two L's In Miscellaneous
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Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman

05-24

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BP Boston
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Matt Collins

05-24

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West Coast By Us: Day 3: Nice
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Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman

05-23

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West Coast By Us: Day 2: Taco the Town
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Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman

05-23

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Going Yard: The Near Perfection of Pederson
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Ryan Parker

05-22

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The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, May 22
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Matt Sussman

05-22

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What You Need to Know: Bummed!
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Daniel Rathman

05-22

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West Coast By Us: Day 1: In The Land Where Everybody Is Immediately Put On TV
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Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman

05-22

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, May 21, 2015
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Jeff Moore

05-22

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Fantasy Rounders: The Young and the Splitless
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Doug Thorburn

05-22

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Rubbing Mud: The Quarter-Season Odds Report
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Matthew Trueblood

05-22

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BP Wrigleyville
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Sahadev Sharma

05-22

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Deep League Report: Week Seven
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Keith Cromer

05-22

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Free Agent Watch: Week Eight
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Keith Cromer and Mike Gianella

05-22

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: 10 Players to Pick in May Supplemental Drafts
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

05-22

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Eight
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Wilson Karaman

05-21

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What You Need to Know: Ump Show!
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Daniel Rathman

05-21

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Raising Aces: Debut Ante: Noah Syndergaard
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Doug Thorburn

05-21

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Eyewitness Accounts: May 21, 2015
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BP Prospect Staff

05-21

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Transaction Analysis: All's Well That Ends Wel
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R.J. Anderson and Christopher Crawford

05-21

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West Coast By Us: California Stars
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Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman

05-21

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Release Points: How Bryce Harper Beat The Book On Bryce Harper
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Dan Rozenson

05-21

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Jeff Moore

05-21

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Pitching Backward: How Offense is Created
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Jeff Long

05-21

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Fantasy Freestyle: Rebuilding = Opportunity
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J.J. Jansons

05-21

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The Stash List: Sixth Edition, 2015
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Bret Sayre

05-21

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Fantasy Freestyle: Revisiting the AL-Only Reliever Landscape
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Nick Shlain

05-21

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Fantasy Rounders: Diversification
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Doug Thorburn

05-21

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An Agent's Take: An Offer
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Joshua Kusnick

05-20

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Fantasy Rounders: The Life of Bryce
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Doug Thorburn

05-20

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The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, May 20
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Matthew Kory

05-20

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Fantasy Freestyle: Early-Season Back-End Breakouts
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Wilson Karaman

05-20

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Fantasy Freestyle: Staying Afloat in a Sea of Fluctuations
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Jeff Quinton

05-20

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, May 19
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Jeff Moore

05-20

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Fantasy Freestyle: The Evolution of Lucas Duda
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Greg Wellemeyer

05-20

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The Call-Up: Wilmer Difo
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CJ Wittmann and Bret Sayre

05-20

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What You Need to Know: As Predicted!
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Daniel Rathman

05-20

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The BP Wayback Machine: Rafael Furcal's Retirement Retrospective
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BP Staff

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The Boys put corn in their pancakes, talk to a breakout minor-league star, and enjoy their last day of life before Bakersfield.

Day 1: San Diego

Day 2: Lake Elsinore

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May 24, 2015 11:45 am

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Matt Collins

There are encouraging signs about Clay Buchholz, as there usually are.

This piece originally appeared on BP Boston, Baseball Prospectus' local site for all your Red Sox needs. And be sure to visit BP Wrigleyville and BP Bronx for Cubs and Yankees analysis as well.

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The Boys go to Los Angeles, and they had so many In-N-Outs to choose from.

Day 1: San Diego

Day 2: Lake Elsinore

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The boys eat the best gas-station-adjacent fish tacos they've ever had, talk show with a professional backup catcher, and see children literally figuratively making war against each other.

Like most young adults, Jordan and I are quite smitten with Chipotle. It’s relatively accessible, relatively cheap, relatively healthy, and entirely delicious. In many ways it is the second home of many hungry youngsters like us, the culinary Mecca of teenagehood if you will. I actually had it at the airport at 9 a.m. on the morning we left for San Diego. It’s a place that I thought might never be topped. I was wrong. El Pueblo, a 24-hour taco joint attached to a Valero gas station off of Route 5 with no-limit 99-cent fish tacos, changed everything.

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The results are plain to see, but Joc Pederson's mechanics are also a thing of beauty.

Joc Pederson’s swing steals its inspiration from the greatest movie on Nick Cannon’s filmography. I speak of course of the 2002 classic film Drumline. For those of you who haven’t turned on USA or TNT in the midafternoon, this film tells the story of a talented drummer who finds real success when his drumline blends the soul of old-school music with the appeal of new-school sound.

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May 22, 2015 11:49 am

The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, May 22

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Matt Sussman

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May 22, 2015 9:50 am

What You Need to Know: Bummed!

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Daniel Rathman

DeGrom DeGrominates, the surprisingly good Tigers' bullpen is unsurprisingly bad, Bumgarner beats Kershaw again, and the best defensive play of the day.

The Thursday Takeaway
When Jacob deGrom served up three home runs to the Yankees on April 24th, then gave up five runs in 5 1/3 innings to the Mets six days later, some wondered if regression or an injury was afoot. A rollercoaster first month isn’t what prognosticators expected from deGrom after his outstanding rookie campaign, but it’s what they got. And so, the cries of “The Yankees broke deGrom!” rang out and wouldn’t die, not even after he struck out nine Orioles in seven innings on May 6th.


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First step off the plane and the boys get a tv pilot, learn about the limitations of a big screen, see Kris Bryant do a thing and eat no In-N-Out.

Prologue

Planes are amazing things. Modern technology has enabled human beings to move at speeds faster than our ancestors ever thought possible. The jet engine has given rise to today’s sophisticated global economy, expedited world travel, and modernized military technology. But yesterday morning on our flight from Baltimore to San Diego, it allowed for something even more important: it allowed our seat neighbor Cindy to get absolutely hammered at 500 mph.

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May 22, 2015 8:27 am

Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, May 21, 2015

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Jeff Moore

Updates on Luis Severino, Ryan McMahon, Raul Mondesi, and more.

Hitter of the Day: Rowdy Tellez, 1B, Blue Jays (Lansing, A-): 3-3, 3 R, 2 2B, BB, SB. Now, let’s not get too rowdy (see what I did there?) about the stolen base, but the extra-base power has been evident this year in his first extended look at full-season ball. Just 20, Telez has gotten himself in shape, and the power production has improved accordingly. The raw power is there, so it’s just a matter of translating it to in-game application.

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Finding value on a loaded day of high-level arms and price-conscious bats

After a couple of thin days in a row, the DFS gamer's cup runneth over with high-end pitching options today. There is a full stable of pitchers poised to wreak havoc today, a market dynamic that should spread out the ownership of those arms while infiltrating the decisions on the batter end of the player pool. There will be a lot of tough matchups for hitters to navigate in order to score their points today, and the pitching crop is so bountiful that one could setup four unique tandems of pitchers and roll those lineups into a GPP. There's a full slate of 15 games that start at 7:05 EST or later, so expect a heavy day on the DFS market.

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May 22, 2015 6:00 am

Rubbing Mud: The Quarter-Season Odds Report

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Matthew Trueblood

Painting a table of how the season's expectations have changed.

Our lives are ruled by probabilities. All things are possible, and the varying degrees of possibility of various things govern everything from our decisions to our dispositions. Often, we’re too preoccupied by our preoccupations to look forward very far, but the truth is that few events in our lives sneak up on us. Conscious or subconscious, perceptions of the likelihood of important events inform our mood, our priorities and our choices.

Sports fandom is a unique sliver of life, though, in which those probabilities aren’t floating whispers in the background. We’re constantly reevaluating them, recalculating and recalibrating them. Even in baseball, the sport of the long season, we look for significance in every win and every loss. We try to gauge the impact of everything we see, not only in the context of the game or the series at hand, but in the big picture. That’s why spirited fans so often seem to agonize over every pitch: it affects our perception of our team’s chances in the long run, and that affects our sense of well-being about our entire investment in the team. The effect of those small things is minute, compared to what we perceive it to be, but baseball is bedeviling. It lures us into the sense of constant cataclysm that characterizes the NFL, even though the moments that really matter as much as the outcome of any given NFL game happen perhaps once a month.

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May 22, 2015 6:00 am

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Sahadev Sharma

Did you know that the Cubs, led by Kris Bryant, are tops in all of baseball in pitches per plate appearance? You do now.

This piece originally appeared on BP Wrigleyville, Baseball Prospectus' local site for all your Cubs needs. And be sure to visit BP Boston and BP Bronx for Red Sox and Yankees analysis as well.

When Kris Bryant exited Sunday’s game early with an illness, I tweeted this:

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