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05-27

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The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, May 27
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Matthew Kory

05-27

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BP Wrigleyville
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Matthew Trueblood

05-27

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West Coast By Us: Whatever, I'm Wearing Jorts
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Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman

05-27

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Some Projection Left: Top 100 Draft Prospects
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Christopher Crawford

05-27

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Rubbing Mud: Rubbing Not-Really-Mud
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Matthew Trueblood

05-27

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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Brendan Gawlowski

05-27

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Dynasty Dynamics: 2015 U25 Rankings: American League Central
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Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

05-27

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Deep League Report: Week Eight
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Keith Cromer

05-27

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The Quinton: What Buyers Sell in Keeper Leagues
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Jeff Quinton

05-27

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What You Need to Know: Bryant vs. Harper
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Chris Mosch

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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An Agent's Take: An Offer
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Joshua Kusnick

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May 26, 2015 8:28 am

Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 26, 2015

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BP Prospect Staff

Updates on Luis Ortiz, Touki Toussaint, Franklin Barreto, and more.

Luis Ortiz, RHP, Texas Rangers (Low-A Hickory Crawdads)
Ortiz has allowed all of one earned run in his first five starts this season, but he has also given up some hard hits based on command that needs further refinement.

Ortiz's fastball was 88-94, touched 95 with solid run that produced excellent late life to the glove side. He commanded the pitch well to that side, but struggled spotting in on right-handed batters. There's good life in the pitch and it's tough when kept down, but it can flatten and become hittable up.


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The Red Sox call up Rusney Castillo, Eury De La Rosa continues his Tour de Côte Ouest, and other teams make other moves.

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May 26, 2015 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of May 22-25, 2015

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Mauricio Rubio and Tucker Blair

Updates on Francisco Mejia, Blake Snell, Trey Ball, and more.

Friday

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Did Bill James revolutionize baseball? Did we? Did Michael Lewis?

According to the usual narrative, sabermetrics was invented by Bill James in the late '70s. Or possibly by Baseball Prospectus in the mid-'90s. Or maybe by Michael Lewis in 2002. Or whenever teams started to hire bloggers. For the longest time, those teams toiled under a veil of ignorance until, thankfully, Al Gore invented the internet and then they were able to see the light.

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May 26, 2015 6:00 am

The Buyer's Guide: Josh Reddick

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J.P. Breen

Can the A's outfielder sustain his outstanding start?

Listen to a hitting coach or a television broadcast long enough, and the term “controlling the strike zone” is bound to surface. It has become synonymous with plate discipline or, even more simply, a batter’s “patience” at the dish.

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May 26, 2015 6:00 am

Closer Report: Ninth Edition, 2015

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Matt Collins

Surveying the ninth-inning situations around the league.

Hector Rondon Is Not Having a Good Time

The Cubs are living up to some of the hype they had coming into the season, but they’re doing it in spite of their bullpen. A big part of those issues has been their closer, Hector Rondon. While his overall numbers aren’t too bad, he’s struggled this month and is performing worse in just about every category compared to last season. He's been giving up much more hard contact this season, including just about a home run per nine innings, a 34 percent line drive rate as well as a .333 BABIP. With all of that being said, his job as the team’s closer still looks safe, just not as safe as it was a couple of weeks ago. He’s certainly not someone I would look to drop, and I wouldn’t go dropping a valuable setup man to chase saves here outside of the deepest of leagues. If you do decide to go that route Pedro Strop would be the man to target, with Neil Ramirez, Justin Grimm and Jason Motte being other possibilities. The other name to watch is Rafael Soriano. Although nothing seems imminent, the Cubs were connected to the free agent reliever last week.

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A look at how the wise guys spent their money in expert leagues this week.

Depending on how long you have been a Baseball Prospectus subscriber, welcome or welcome back to the Expert FAAB Review. Every week, I’m going to take a look at the players and the process behind the bidding in LABR mixed, Tout Wars NL, and Tout Wars AL. Bret Sayre and I participate in LABR mixed while I have a team in Tout Wars NL, so I will provide insights behind the reasoning on some the bids. Budgets in all three leagues start at $100 at the beginning of the season.

Random Quote of the Week – “Amalgamated Bank: Our Fees and Penalties are Slightly Lower Than The Other Banks” – Jim Earl.

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May 26, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Two American League Outfielders of Interest

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Nick Shlain

A pair of West-division bats who could help your AL-only squads.

Before the season, I went through the American League landscape position by position. In the AL outfield landscape, I identified Jake Marisnick as a deep target, but he’s struggled lately after a scorching start to the season. Here, I’ll examine one of Marisnick’s new teammates, who’s already cutting into his playing time a little bit, and another outfielder who has caught my eye.

Preston TuckerHouston Astros

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Kansas City fans would have done well to stay home and grill up extra steaks, and the rest of yesterday's action, plus what to watch tonight.

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May 25, 2015 10:08 am

BP Bronx

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Nick Ashbourne

Lefties can't get a pitch past him.

Coming into his 13th year in the major leagues there were exactly two things it was reasonable to expect from Mark Teixeira: a strong walk rate and his fair share of home runs.

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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

BP Boston

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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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