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The Prospectus Hit List: July 29, 2015
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Matt Sussman

07-29

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Fantasy Rounders: Muscle Melk
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Doug Thorburn

07-29

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Transaction Analysis: Angels Add to the Outfield
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R.J. Anderson and Christopher Crawford

07-29

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What You Need to Know: July 29, 2015
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Chris Mosch

07-29

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Field Generals: How the Cape Takes Shape
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Ian Frazer

07-29

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What Scouts Are Saying: July 29, 2015
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BP Prospect Staff

07-29

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, July 28th
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Jeff Moore

07-29

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Deep League Report: Week 17
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Keith Cromer

07-29

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Notes from the Field: July 29, 2015
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Brendan Gawlowski, Jeff Moore and Wilson Karaman

07-29

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The Buyer's Guide: Jose Reyes
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J.P. Breen

07-29

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Transaction Analysis: Papel-Gone
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R.J. Anderson, Tucker Blair and Bret Sayre

07-28

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Transaction Analysis: Zo Zo Zo Your Boat
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R.J. Anderson, Tucker Blair and Christopher Crawford

07-28

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Fantasy Rounders: Tempered Enthusiasm
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Doug Thorburn

07-28

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 17
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Mike Gianella

07-28

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BP Announcements
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Nick Wheatley-Schaller

07-28

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Transaction Analysis: To Victorino Go the Spoils
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Dustin Palmateer

07-28

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Transaction Analysis: Tulo, Eh?
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Matthew Trueblood, Christopher Crawford, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

07-28

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Fantasy Freestyle: What's Wrong With Carlos Carrasco?
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George Bissell

07-28

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Some Projection Left: Ask The Industry: First Basemen
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Christopher Crawford

07-28

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Transaction Analysis: Mets Clip On a Ty
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R.J. Anderson and Al Skorupa

07-28

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Baseball Therapy: Bumping the Grind
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Russell A. Carleton

07-28

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The Trade Game
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BP Staff

07-28

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, July 27th
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Jeff Moore

07-28

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What You Need to Know: July 28, 2015
by
Daniel Rathman

07-28

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Closer Report: Week 18
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Matt Collins

07-27

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Fantasy Rounders: Watch Out for the Swinging Odor
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Doug Thorburn

07-27

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The Prospectus Hit List: July 27, 2015
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Matt Sussman

07-27

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Raising Aces: Let the Good Times Ross
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Doug Thorburn

07-27

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Soft Toss: The Gentle Art of Making Adjustments
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Brendan Gawlowski

07-27

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Transaction Analysis: The Uribear Trundles Along Again
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R.J. Anderson, Jeff Moore, Al Skorupa, Christopher Crawford and Tucker Blair

07-27

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Minor League Update: Games of July 24-26, 2015
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Jeff Moore

07-27

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: July 27, 2015
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BP Prospect Staff

07-27

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What You Need to Know: July 27, 2015
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Ian Frazer

07-27

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The Call-Up: Zach Lee
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Brendan Gawlowski and Wilson Karaman

07-27

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Transaction Analysis: The Dayton Hammer
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Matthew Trueblood, Mike Gianella and Christopher Crawford

07-26

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Everything You Could Have Learned This Week: July 20-24, 2015
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Ian Frazer

07-24

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The Call-Up: Michael Conforto
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Al Skorupa and Mike Gianella

07-24

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Fantasy Rounders: Running Rox
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Doug Thorburn

07-24

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The Prospectus Hit List: July 24, 2015
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Matthew Kory

07-24

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 17
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Wilson Karaman

07-24

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Sometimes They Surprise You
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Rian Watt

07-24

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Field Generals: First in Your Heart
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Ian Frazer

07-24

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Prospect Profile: Kyle Zimmer
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David Lee

07-24

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Free Agent Watch: Week 16
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Jeff Quinton and Keith Cromer

07-24

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What You Need to Know: July 24th, 2015
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Daniel Rathman

07-24

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Weekly Wrap: July 24, 2015
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Craig Goldstein

07-24

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, July 23rd
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Jeff Moore

07-24

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Rubbing Mud: Trading Trevor Plouffe
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Matthew Trueblood

07-24

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Ducks on the Pond: The Grandy Man Can (Throw)
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Chris Mosch

07-24

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 65
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

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July 28, 2015 6:00 am

Closer Report: Week 18

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Matt Collins

Surveying the ninth-inning situations around the league.

Clippard Traded to the Mets

In what has been inevitable for a while, Tyler Clippard has finally been traded, landing with the Mets. As I mentioned last week, the picture behind Clippard in Oakland is less than clear. I speculated that Drew Pomeranz could get some save chances, but it appears they’ll be looking at him as a starter again. I still believe Fernando Rodriguez is the best option. He’s been phenomenal this year, striking out more than 11 batters per nine innings while walking fewer than three. At 31 years old, this is a good time for the A’s to give him a spotlight and flip him in the offseason. With that being said, Edward Mujica and Eric O’Flaherty could be getting the first crack. If I had to pick someone for immediate saves, I’d choose Mujica. Rodriguez should get the most saves over the rest of the season, though.

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Weaving through weak arms to find a cornucopia of hitting gems in today's slate

Yesterday had a bounty of high-end performances that raised the profit bar, with four players having multi-homer games and 40-plus points in Draft Kings, bats that ranged in cost from the $3100 of Ben Paulsen to the $5000 of Mike Trout. The surge was helped by a day game in Colorado (note to self: stack Rox whenever they play at home on Sundays), a contest that featured 24 combined runs and two of the four lineup-defining performances. The extra padding thrown into player prices to account for the thin-air of Denver has been minimally discouraging, as players have learned that the Coors effect is strong enough to outpace the price adjustment.

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July 27, 2015 9:27 am

The Prospectus Hit List: July 27, 2015

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Matt Sussman

The Hit List is officially on #HugWatch.

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July 27, 2015 6:00 am

Raising Aces: Let the Good Times Ross

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Doug Thorburn

A mechanical check in on youngsters Aaron Nola and Joe Ross. Laissez les bons temps rouler!

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July 27, 2015 6:00 am

Soft Toss: The Gentle Art of Making Adjustments

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Brendan Gawlowski

All the same greats, the same mistakes. It doesn't have to be like this.

Jose Bautista’s overnight transformation from fifth outfielder to superstar stemmed from a small timing change, a modest tweak that jumpstarted his career and put a face on the potential of making an adjustment. For better or worse, his wild and unexpected success has inspired fans around the league to hope that their flawed but talented slugger is just one mechanical tweak from pulling a Bautista. Quick-fixes are rare, however. Even when a slumping hitter has unusual mechanics — a hitch, an awkward stance, etc. — the irregularity isn’t necessarily related to the player’s struggles, and might actually function as a vital part of what made him so successful in the past.

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Juan Uribe heads to another new team, Steve Cishek shores up St. Louis' bullpen, and a bevy of other moves.



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July 27, 2015 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of July 24-26, 2015

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Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out over the weekend, including Hunter Renfroe, Luke Weaver, and Tyler Glasnow.

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July 27, 2015 6:00 am

Monday Morning Ten Pack: July 27, 2015

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BP Prospect Staff

Notes on Josh Bell, Mitch Nay, and a look at a lefty who is flashing exciting stuff on the cape.

Mitch Nay, 3B, Toronto Blue Jays (High-A Dunedin)
Nay gained some prospect traction because of his prototypical size for the hot corner and some moderate success at a young age, including 34 doubles in the Midwest League as a 20-year-old last season. The overall package is underwhelming, however, without a true carrying tool. With only average bat speed, he can get beat inside with average velocity. He needs to get his hands extended in order to drive the ball with any authority. He’s strong, but his up-the-middle approach leads to more doubles than home run production. Most importantly, he struggles to recognize spin. On defense, he’s already limited by his range, with a poor first step and below-average foot speed. He’ll never be better than an average defender at third base, and even that would take some natural refinement. He’s currently below average.


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July 27, 2015 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: July 27, 2015

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Ian Frazer

There was a no-hitter this weekend, and a trade, and other baseball things.

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July 27, 2015 12:01 am

The Call-Up: Zach Lee

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Brendan Gawlowski and Wilson Karaman

The Dodgers are hoping he's ex-Zach-Lee what they need for the back end of their rotation.

The Situation: The birth of Zack Greinke’s son forced the Dodgers to shuffle their rotation this weekend. Ian Thomas filled in on Friday and was optioned Saturday afternoon to make room for another starter, Zach Lee, who will pitch today against the Mets.

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The Royals find an Ace from the Queen City.



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All the requisite links for your leisure from this week in baseball.

On Friday, I wrote a story about a group of bowlers in the city where I currently live. Did you know bowling can be a really, really complex sport? Depending on the event, a lane is oiled in a different pattern, meaning the ball will skid in some spots where it normally hooks and hook where it normally skids. You have to know those patterns, adjust your bowling accordingly, and even change balls when one begins to pick up more oil and whatnot. Imagine if baseball's playing surface were as varied as that; maybe one stadium has gravel down the first- and third-base line, maybe one has a concrete warning track, maybe one has a grass pitching mound. It would be kind of like real-life Backyard Baseball.

Monday
Pitchers tend to throw other pitchers more fastballs, but maybe they shouldn't, especially when they're bunting: How to Pitch to the Pitcher, by Patrick Dubuque, Baseball Prospectus


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