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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

07-21

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Guarding The Lines: A Song About Velocity
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Jarrett Seidler

07-21

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What You Need to Know: You Are Who You Are
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Demetrius Bell

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
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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

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Instructions on how to fail, thoughts on nicknames, and a Cubs conspiracy uncovered.

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July 20, 2017 6:00 am

The Stash List: 16th Edition

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Greg Wellemeyer

So long, Yoan Moncada!

The Graduates: Yoan Moncada (Previous Rank: 1), Arodys Vizcaino (14), Cesar Hernandez (15)

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July 19, 2017 8:31 am

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Noah Grand

Let's play a little game.

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July 19, 2017 8:28 am

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David Lesky

Jorge Soler was demoted to Triple-A, again, after hitting .152 for the Royals.

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The Diamondbacks add another big bat to the lineup, snagging J.D. Martinez from the Tigers for a trio of prospects.

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July 19, 2017 6:00 am

Prospectus Feature: A Series Look: Bo Bichette

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Steve Givarz

An at-bat by at-bat look of Bo Bichette during a three-game look.

A little background: I saw Bo Bichette a decent amount as an amateur in 2016. He was a very divisive player because of the on-field ability, as well as the background involving his family and brother, Dante Bichette Jr.

On the field, few players had the kind of tools Bichette had. His raw power graded out quite highly, as he did it with ease, with many—including myself—putting a future 70 on his raw power. His arm also graded out highly. While I graded it as plus, one could make a case for a 70 arm. An above-average runner in high school, he has slowed down to average, but he still forces infielders to make quick decisions. He has such quick wrists and incredible bat speed to help make up for what is a long, noisy swing with a big leg kick. This is what an impact player was supposed to look like. There were concerns, though. Scouts and executives who saw his brother, Dante, and his results in pro ball soured on Bo because they were similar in terms of their bodies, swings, and attitudes. Neither Bichette did any of the big showcases in the state of Florida. Some were concerned with Bo’s attitude, referring to him as a brat, or a prima donna, among other things.

I still have memories of Bichette burned into my head, memories that are difficult to ignore when viewing him in the present. I know he has all of the tools and ability in the world, I have seen him make all the plays, and that might be distracting me from some of his faults and errors. Of course, I need to judge him fairly. What follows below is an at-bat by at-bat breakdown of a three-game viewing of Bichette. I will follow with a similar breakdown of Vladito later this week.

Game 1 - 7/12 v. Tampa

First AB: Erik Swanson, RHP
This is a good arm going up against Bichette. Swanson has some velocity, 93-95 (t96), he flashes an above-average slider, but doesn’t have much command so he is more than likely a reliever. Bichette attacks a first-pitch slider, 86, down in the zone, soft groundout to the pitcher.

Second AB: Erik Swanson, RHP
Bichette fouls the first pitch fastball, 94. Next pitch, 94 inside, called strike; good pitch, chalk one up to the pitcher there. Swanson then goes fastball 95, down, Bichette is late but has such quick wrists to put the ball in play, Bichette hustles down the line, 4.25, makes it a closer play than you would think.



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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)

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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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