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07-20

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The Prospectus Hit List: July 20, 2017
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Ben Carsley

07-20

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Transaction Analysis: First We Take Manhattan
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Bryan Grosnick, Greg Goldstein, Steve Givarz, Ryan Schultz, Mike Gianella and George Bissell

07-20

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What You Need to Know: Easy as 1-2-3
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Ashley Varela

07-20

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Eyewitness Accounts: July 20, 2017
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BP Prospect Staff

07-20

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Minor League Update: Games of July 19
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Steve Givarz

07-20

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The GM Trade Game
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Russell A. Carleton and BP Staff

07-20

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Short Relief: Tanking, Titling, and Tilting
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Trevor Strunk, Patrick Dubuque and Zack Moser

07-20

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The Stash List: 16th Edition
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Greg Wellemeyer

07-19

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BP Mets
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Noah Grand

07-19

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BP Kansas City
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David Lesky

07-19

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Transaction Analysis: JD to AZ
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Wilson Karaman, Stacey Gotsulias, Mark Anderson and George Bissell

07-19

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Prospectus Feature: A Series Look: Bo Bichette
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Steve Givarz

07-19

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Short Relief: Baseball In Between Pitches
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Nathan Bishop, Matt Ellis and Jason Wojciechowski

07-19

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Banjo Hitter: Trade Deadline Guide to Starting Pitchers
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Aaron Gleeman

07-19

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Minor League Update: Games of July 18
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Steve Givarz

07-19

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Deep League Report: Week 16
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Mike Gianella

07-18

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What You Need to Know: Burials, Bombs, and More Bombs
by
Stacey Gotsulias

07-18

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Circle Change: Manny Machado's Missing Hits
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Zach Crizer

07-18

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Transaction Analysis: Stearns Goes Bargain Shopping
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Colin Anderle, Aaron Gleeman, Jarrett Seidler and Nicholas Zettel

07-18

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Notes from the Field: July 18, 2017
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BP Prospect Staff

07-18

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Closer Report: Week 16
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Matt Collins

07-18

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Minor League Update: Games of July 16
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Steve Givarz

07-18

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Short Relief: Up and Running
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Kate Preusser, Emma Baccellieri and Patrick Dubuque

07-18

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 16
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Mike Gianella

07-17

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What You Need to Know: Marathons, Robberies, and Debuts
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Ben Diamond

07-17

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The Prospectus Hit List: July 17, 2017
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Ben Carsley

07-17

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: July 17, 2017
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BP Prospect Staff

07-17

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Flu-Like Symptoms: The Boring Index
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Rob Mains

07-17

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Minor League Update: Games of July 14th-16th
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Mark Anderson

07-17

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Short Relief: Feats of Man-Made Baseball
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Meg Rowley, James Fegan and Holly Wendt

07-17

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The Buyer's Guide: Jhoulys Chacin
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Eric Roseberry

07-17

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Transaction Analysis: Our Long Nationals Nightmare Is Over
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Bryan Grosnick, Ben Diamond, Javier Barragan, Greg Goldstein and George Bissell

07-14

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Rubbing Mud: This is Really All We Know: The Wests
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Matthew Trueblood

07-14

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Minor League Update: Games of July 13
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Wilson Karaman

07-14

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Banjo Hitter: Aaron Judge is Out of Control
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Aaron Gleeman

07-14

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The View From Behind The Backstop: Known Unknowns
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Jeffrey Paternostro

07-14

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 15
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Mark Barry

07-14

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Cold Takes: Waxing Moonshots
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Patrick Dubuque

07-14

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Notes from the Field: Eastern League All-Star Game
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Erich Rothmann

07-14

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Short Relief: The Return of Short Relief
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Matt Sussman, Zack Moser, Mary Craig and Bryan Grosnick

07-14

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Weekly Wrap: July 14, 2017
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Javier Barragan

07-14

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Fantasy Freestyle: Players Switching Leagues in Deep AL-Only and NL-Only Leagues
by
Scooter Hotz

07-13

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Transaction Analysis: Chicago Blockbuster
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Bryan Grosnick, Jeffrey Paternostro, Greg Goldstein and George Bissell

07-13

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The Prospectus Hit List: July 13, 2017
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Ben Carsley

07-13

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Eyewitness Accounts: July 13, 2017
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BP Prospect Staff

07-13

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Rubbing Mud: This is Really All We Know: The Centrals
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Matthew Trueblood

07-13

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Cheese in the Kitchen: Cody Bellinger is Beating Expectations
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Wilson Karaman

07-13

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The Stash List: 15th Edition
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Greg Wellemeyer

07-13

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Fantasy Freestyle: Catching Up With The Touts
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Mike Gianella

07-13

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Minor League Update: Games of July 12th
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Steve Givarz

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Stories about the logistics of the ballplayer, and a power ranking.

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Every contender needs rotation help and there are plenty of big-name starters potentially available.

If your favorite team is at or above .500, odds are you think they should add starting pitching help before the trade deadline. And they probably agree. As part of the Cubs’ surprisingly difficult fight to rise above .500 and properly defend their title, they kicked off the festivities by acquiring left-hander Jose Quintana (and his team-friendly contract) from the White Sox for a four-prospect package led by Single-A slugger Eloy Jimenez. Which other rotation-boosting arms may be on the move? Here’s my best guess at the top starters who could realistically be available before the trade deadline, and the pros and cons of each.

Sonny Gray, Oakland Athletics

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July 19, 2017 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of July 18

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Steve Givarz

Notes on Tyler O’Neill, Keegan Akin, Miguel Andujar, Ryan Boldt, Chance Sisco, and more.

Hitter of the Day:

Tyler O'Neill, OF, Seattle Mariners (Triple-A, Tacoma): 4-8, 3 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 K (DH)
One of the few remaining Mariners prospects left, O’Neill has gone somewhat backwards since a strong Double-A performance in 2016. While he might never hit like that again, O’Neill does do a lot of good things! He hits big home runs, will play an average right field, and has a plus arm.


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July 19, 2017 6:00 am

Deep League Report: Week 16

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Mike Gianella

The Nationals revamped bullpen offers a pair of high-end bidding opportunities.

Welcome back to The Deep League Report, the article that profiles the backup catchers, fourth outfielders, and middle relievers the other websites don’t have the guts to discuss. Scooter Hotz is on vacation this week. I’ll be filling his rather big shoes with knowledge…but also with love. Wow. This got really weird really fast. (All statistics in this article are through Monday night’s games)

AL-only position players

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Carlos Beltran was gloveless in Seattle, Ryan Zimmerman set a franchise record, Jon Lester did it all, and Giancarlo Stanton did what he does best, twice.

The Monday Takeaway

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Machado is still hitting the ball really, really hard, but is that enough?

Do you think Manny Machado and the Orioles are happy there isn’t a #narrative to go with the worst hitting season of his career? On one hand, no one is propagating wild theories that Joe Maddon broke him with some intentional walks. No one is whispering about mysterious maladies or off-field distractions. No, all they have is a .230/.296/.445 first-half line and assurances that Machado is hitting the ball hard. Really, really hard.

While that makes him a slam dunk buy-low option for your fantasy team, the uplifting outlook probably isn’t raising many spirits in the Orioles' front office—or in Machado’s camp either, for that matter. The team that could contend without starting pitching suddenly can’t, and now their golden parachute—a year-and-a-half of a bona fide superstar—is probably sequestered for the time being by the law against selling low. For Machado, his perplexing down season (a la Bryce Harper’s 2016) could be one calendar fresher in the minds of potential suitors.

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Milwaukee adds a pair of relievers, New York picks up yet another first baseman, and the international signing bonus slot just can't seem to find a home.

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July 18, 2017 6:00 am

Notes from the Field: July 18, 2017

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Notes on Giants, D'Backs, Dodgers, Twins, and Yankees prospects.

Wilson Karaman
Keibert Ruiz, C, Los Angeles Dodgers (High-A Rancho Cucamonga)


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July 18, 2017 6:00 am

Closer Report: Week 16

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Matt Collins

Nationals trade should have brought clarity to Washington and Oakland, but it hasn't really done that yet.

Welcome to the Closer Report, and more importantly welcome to trade season. We had our first major reliever trade of the summer, and it involved the team we were all expecting it to include. That wasn’t the only news of the All-Star-shortened week, either, as a couple of committees are becoming slightly clearer. Before we move on to that, just a reminder you can keep up with all movement with the Closer Grid. Now, let’s get to the news.

Nationals finally address bullpen woes

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July 18, 2017 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of July 16

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Steve Givarz

Notes on Jason Martin, Nick Fanti, Harrison Bader, C.J. Chatham, Lucas Sims, and more.

Hitter of the Day:

Jason Martin, OF, Houston Astros (Double-A, Corpus Christi): 4-4, R, 2 2B, HR, 2 RBI
A fringe-average player all around, Martin has struggled this season, comparatively to what he did last year. He has been passed over in the organization by other OF’s, but can still fill out a role as an outfielder who can play CF and steal some bags.


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An umpire comes online, Charlie Blackmon gets an assist, and Joe Mauer grounds out to first base.

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Zack Granite—real person, or Flintstones character?

Welcome back to The FAAB Review, the weekly series that looks at FAAB bidding in expert leagues to help you, the Baseball Prospectus reader, with your fantasy baseball bidding needs. Every week, I closely scrutinize the expert free agent bids in LABR Mixed, Tout Wars NL, and LABR AL.

As a reminder, LABR uses a $100 budget with $1 minimum bids, while Tout Wars uses a $1,000 budget with $0 minimum bids. LABR and Tout Wars use a bidding deadline of Sunday at midnight ET for all FAAB claims. Any statistics mentioned in this article are through the previous Sunday’s games.

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