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BP Toronto
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Dave Church

06-26

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BP Mets
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Bryan Grosnick

06-26

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Team Chemistry: Explaining the DRA-Beaters
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John Choiniere

06-26

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BP South Side
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Ethan Spalding

06-26

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BP Bronx
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Nicolas Stellini

06-25

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The Call-Up: Dillon Overton
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Christopher Crawford and Scooter Hotz

06-25

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The Call-Up: Brandon Nimmo
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Jeffrey Paternostro and Scooter Hotz

06-25

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The Call-Up: A.J. Reed
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Christopher Crawford and Mike Gianella

06-25

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The Call-Up: Chad Kuhl
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Christopher Crawford and George Bissell

06-25

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BP Bronx
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Nick Ashbourne

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BP Boston
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Matthew Kory

06-25

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BP Wrigleyville
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Mike Banghart

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BP Milwaukee
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Seth Victor

06-25

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Raising Aces: Command and Conquer
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Doug Thorburn

06-24

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What You Need to Know: Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good Teams?
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Nicolas Stellini

06-24

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Deep League Report: Week 12
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Scooter Hotz

06-24

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The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, June 24
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Matthew Kory

06-24

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Weekly Wrap: June 24, 2016
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Will Haines

06-24

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BP Kansas City
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Craig Brown

06-24

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Notes from the Field: Carolina League All-Stars: Batters
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Wilson Karaman and Adam McInturff

06-24

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 13
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Greg Wellemeyer

06-24

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Prospectus Feature: Baseball and the Chinese Room
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Trevor Strunk

06-24

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Player Profile: Zach Davies
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Jeff Quinton

06-24

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Fantasy Freestyle: Bargains and Busts, Midseason Edition
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Mike Gianella

06-24

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, June 23rd
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Wilson Karaman

06-23

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The Stash List: 12th Edition, 2016
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J.J. Jansons

06-23

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BP Mets
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Jarrett Seidler

06-23

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The Perils Of MLB's Sorting System
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Kate Morrison and Russell A. Carleton

06-23

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Eyewitness Accounts: June 23, 2016
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BP Prospect Staff

06-23

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Players Prefer Presentation: I Care About All-Star Voting
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Meg Rowley

06-23

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Prospectus Feature: The Increasingly Lopsided Everybody-Wins Trade
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Aaron Gleeman

06-23

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Dynasty Dynamics: Six Dynasty Prospects to Stash or Flip
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Ben Carsley

06-23

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, June 22nd
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Christopher Crawford

06-23

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What You Need to Know: Yankees/Rockies 2: The Beltran Rises
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Demetrius Bell

06-22

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What You Need to Know: How Could They Be So Bartless?
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Emma Baccellieri

06-22

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The Perils Of MLB's Sorting System
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Kate Morrison and Russell A. Carleton

06-22

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TDGX Transactions: Throwing the Kitchen Sink
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George Bissell

06-22

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Some Projection Left: What If Anderson Espinoza Had Been Draft Eligible?
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Christopher Crawford

06-22

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Prospectus Feature: Groundballs Through the Decades
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Rob Mains

06-22

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The Fantasy Verdict: Duvall You Believe?
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J.P. Breen

06-22

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, June 21st
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Mark Anderson

06-21

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Notes from the Field: June 21, 2016
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BP Prospect Staff

06-21

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What You Need to Know: Eight Solo Shots!
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Daniel Rathman

06-21

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The Perils Of MLB's Sorting System
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Kate Morrison and Russell A. Carleton

06-21

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Cold Takes: David Wright Is Not to Blame
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Patrick Dubuque

06-21

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Transaction Analysis: The St. Louis Outfield Shuffle
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Grant Jones, Christopher Crawford and Bryan Grosnick

06-21

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Closer Report: Week 12
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Matt Collins

06-21

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Five to Watch: Triple-A Hitters
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Greg Wellemeyer

06-21

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Prospectus Feature: Goin' Down Slow
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Aaron Gleeman

06-21

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, June 20th
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Christopher Crawford

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June 24, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, June 23rd

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Wilson Karaman

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Thomas Szapucki, Josh Bell, Aaron Judge, and Nick Neidert.

Prospect of the Day:

Thomas Szapucki, LHP, New York Mets (Short-Season Kingsport): 6 IP, 2 H, 13 K.
So there’s a right way to make your first professional start, and there’s probably a wrong way or 86, and there’s the next-level ballin’ than Szapucki did yesterday. A fifth-round prep arm last June, he dominated in ways Appy League lineups just aren’t accustomed to with a low-90s heater and 11-5 hook. Lauded for his projectability and arm strength heading into the draft, he’ll be a long burn on account of his age and customary mechanical rough edges, but that was one hell of an introduction.


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June 23, 2016 10:51 am

The Stash List: 12th Edition, 2016

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J.J. Jansons

The top two remain the same this week, but the top five welcomes an entrant who ranked outside last week's top 10.

For a refresher on the four types of players that are eligible for inclusion on this list, please see the first edition of the year to find out why players like A.J. Pollock, Michael Brantley, and Raisel Iglesias are not listed below.

Last week’s Stash List can be found here.

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June 23, 2016 10:33 am

BP Mets

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Jarrett Seidler

From soft platooning to hard platooning and now maybe injured.

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Are front offices nurturing a garden where great new ideas can sprout?

This is the last in a four-part series on the challenges of working in baseball. Part 1 looked at where front office workers come from. Part 2 looked at the cost of internships. Part 3 considered the implications of the Ivy League's takeover of front offices.

This is the final installment in a series that has examined the major-league front office. If big-league players are actually just guys in funny pajamas, then the front office workers are just (mostly) guys in funny polo shirts. But who are the people wearing those polo shirts (and how can I become one)? We’ve spent the past few articles looking at that question—in BP style—using a data-driven approach.

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June 23, 2016 6:00 am

Eyewitness Accounts: June 23, 2016

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BP Prospect Staff

Eyes on Tyler Jay, Miguel Diaz, Johan Mieses, Kevin Newman, and more.

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Which we're not supposed to do.

I should care about other things.

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Fielder for Kinsler was supposed to be the fix for both teams' surpluses, but the 2016 season has put the clubs' returns in stark relief.

Three offseasons ago—November 20, 2013 to be exact—Detroit and Texas made a rare one-for-one, star-for-star trade between contending teams, with the Tigers sending five-time All-Star first baseman Prince Fielder to the Rangers in exchange for three-time All-Star second baseman Ian Kinsler. In addition to the obvious star power involved, this particular trade had some interesting money-related factors and featured the analytical juxtaposition of a traditional slugger with shiny RBI totals and negative defensive value being swapped for an up-the-middle defender with less of a bat and a far more varied all-around game.

Three-and-a-half years later the trade looks like a blowout victory for the Tigers, to the extent that they added one of the best all-around infielders in the league and saddled the Rangers with a bad player on an albatross contract that runs through 2020 at an annual salary of $24 million. All of which is much different than things appeared around this time last year when Fielder, not Kinsler, was chosen for the All-Star team on the strength of his .339/.403/.521 first half that seemed to be proof of a full recovery from the neck surgery that halted his first season in Texas after 42 games.

Fielder’s production fell off in the second half, as he hit .264/.348/.394, and this season he’s been arguably the worst everyday player in baseball. WARP sees him as producing the sixth-worst overall value, with all five of the lower-WARP players—A.J. Pierzynski, Mark Teixeira, Dioner Navarro, Ryan Howard, Chris Coghlan—playing part-time or sitting on the disabled list. Fielder has started 67 of 72 games for the Rangers, hitting .203/.273/.325 with his usual bad defense and poor baserunning, which is how he’s the lone big leaguer with more than 200 plate appearances and a WARP worse than -1.0. Dating back to last year’s All-Star break Fielder has hit a combined .235/.313/.356 in 140 games.

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June 23, 2016 6:00 am

Dynasty Dynamics: Six Dynasty Prospects to Stash or Flip

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Ben Carsley

Examining a half-dozen minor leaguers who might be worth grabbing in your leagues.

Three weeks ago I took a look at seven prospects you might want to grab in deep dynasty leagues to either trade or to build around. Time has passed, and now I have six different names for you. You may read more about the premise in the first installment here. Good day.

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June 23, 2016 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, June 22nd

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Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Yoan Moncada, Charlie Tilson, Tyler Glasnow, and Christin Stewart.

Prospect of the Day: Yoan Moncada, 2B, Boston Red Sox (Double-A Portland): 3-for-5, 2 R.
As a guy who likes to see prospects challenged, was it frustrating to see Moncada in the Carolina League for 60 days? You betcha. Do the Red Sox give even a smidgen of a hoot about my concerns? They do not. Moncada has been sensational in 2016, and if for some reason you didn’t think 2015 established him as one of the best prospects in baseball, this should do it. I doubt you see him contribute in 2016 unless there’s an injury to a certain scrappy second baseman in Boston, but I don’t doubt that he’s ready to make said contribution.

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Beltran continues his reboot, the Astros are bona fide hot, and Andrelton Simmons makes a play.

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The Mets face the World Series champs again, but their starter gets knocked out by a line drive in the first. Meanwhile, Belt whiffs against a position player pitching, and an inside-the-parker that technically wasn't.

The Tuesday Takeaway
The very first plate appearance of Tuesday night’s World Series rematch didn’t bode well for the Mets. Whit Merrifield led off with a comebacker to the mound that struck Bartolo Colon’s thumb, and after just four pitches, New York’s starter was out for the night.


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The path to a front office job starts in the college application process.

This is the third in a four-part series on the challenges of working in baseball. Part 1 looked at where front office workers come from. Part 2 looked at the cost of internships.

Major League Baseball wants more diversity in its 30 front offices, and in the main league office as well. The league has taken steps to address the issue, including hiring former Pittsburgh Pirates Director of Baseball Personnel Tyrone Brooks this winter to be the Senior Director of its Front Office and Field Staff Diversity Pipeline Program.

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