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07-04

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Daisy Cutter: Grandal's Ambitions
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Sahadev Sharma

07-03

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Fantasy Rounders: The Eve of Fireworks
by
Doug Thorburn

07-03

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The Prospectus Hit List: July 3, 2015
by
Matthew Kory

07-03

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Rubbing Mud: The Variation of All Things
by
Matthew Trueblood

07-03

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3

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 14
by
Wilson Karaman

07-03

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Pitching Backward: Manny Happy Returns
by
Jeff Long

07-03

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3

Some Projection Left: Ask The Industry: Second Basemen
by
Christopher Crawford

07-03

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4

Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, July 2nd
by
Jeff Moore

07-03

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Free Agent Watch: Week 13
by
Keith Cromer and Jeff Quinton

07-03

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Weekly Wrap: July 3, 2015
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Craig Goldstein

07-03

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What You Need to Know: July 3, 2015
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Chris Mosch

07-02

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What You Need to Know: June 2, 2015
by
Steven Jacobson

07-02

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Fantasy Rounders: Split the Bit
by
Doug Thorburn

07-02

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3

The Call-Up: Manny Banuelos
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David Lee and Wilson Karaman

07-02

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Eyewitness Accounts: July 2, 2015
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BP Prospect Staff

07-02

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Fantasy Freestyle: The Evolution of Rubby De La Rosa
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George Bissell

07-02

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3

Painting the Black: #HugWatch2015: The Huggees
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R.J. Anderson

07-02

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8

Transaction Analysis: They're No Angels
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R.J. Anderson

07-02

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7

Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, July 1st
by
Jeff Moore

07-02

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7

The Stash List: 12th Edition, 2015
by
J.J. Jansons

07-02

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1

Five to Watch: Pitcher Batted-Ball Exit Velocities
by
Greg Wellemeyer

07-02

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11

Rubbing Mud: The Cole Hamels Decision
by
Matthew Trueblood

07-02

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2

The Call-Up: Miguel Sano
by
Christopher Crawford and Bret Sayre

07-01

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What You Need to Know: July 1, 2015
by
Daniel Rathman

07-01

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Fantasy Rounders: The Slump Buster
by
Doug Thorburn

07-01

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The Prospectus Hit List: July 1, 2015
by
Matt Sussman

07-01

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Going Yard: Futures Game: USA Bats
by
Ryan Parker

07-01

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What Scouts Are Saying: July 1, 2015
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Baseball Prospectus

07-01

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8

The BP Wayback Machine: The Futures Game Viewing Guide, 2009 Edition
by
Kevin Goldstein

07-01

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4

Fantasy Freestyle: How We Got Here
by
Mike Gianella

07-01

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Field Generals: Under Pressure
by
Ian Frazer

07-01

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5

Deep League Report: Week 13
by
Keith Cromer

07-01

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13

Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, June 30th
by
Jeff Moore

07-01

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8

Notes from the Field: July 1, 2015
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BP Prospect Staff

06-30

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BP Wrigleyville
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Sahadev Sharma

06-30

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What You Need to Know: June 30, 2015
by
Daniel Rathman

06-30

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2

Fantasy Rounders: South Pause
by
Doug Thorburn

06-30

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5

Eyewitness Accounts: June 30, 2015
by
Tucker Blair

06-30

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16

Some Projection Left: The Top J2 Prospects
by
Christopher Crawford

06-30

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Closer Report: Week 14
by
Matt Collins

06-30

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 13
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Mike Gianella

06-30

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Minor League Update: Games of Monday, June 29th
by
Jeff Moore

06-30

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Player Profile: Jaime Garcia
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Nick Shlain

06-30

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19

Baseball Therapy: Better Playing Through Chemistry
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Russell A. Carleton

06-30

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8

Pitching Backward: Chaz Roe and the Mechanics of Aesthetics
by
Jeff Long

06-29

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BP Milwaukee
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Julien Assouline

06-29

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Fantasy Rounders: Turn On the Green Light
by
Doug Thorburn

06-29

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The Prospectus Hit List: June 29, 2015
by
Matthew Kory

06-29

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4

Raising Aces: 2015 Draft Audit, Part 3
by
Doug Thorburn

06-29

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Prospect Profile: Yoan Moncada
by
David Lee

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A Ray of hope for Zona, Papi defies the platoon, and relief for the Colon

Platoons

Target: Anthony Rizzo 1B ($4600, +111 OPS and +.054 ISO against RHP) versus RHP Bartolo Colon ($7000, +.035 ISO and +79 OPS against LHB)

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July 1, 2015 10:56 am

The Prospectus Hit List: July 1, 2015

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Matt Sussman

Hey look it's the first Hit List of the second half, says the slave to calendars.

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July 1, 2015 9:50 am

Going Yard: Futures Game: USA Bats

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Ryan Parker

The mechanics of the bats on the USA roster are broken down.

Below, the mechanics of each position player on the USA roster for the Futures Game are broken down. For more video on each player, please click here.

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July 1, 2015 8:31 am

What Scouts Are Saying: July 1, 2015

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Baseball Prospectus

Scouts thoughts on Roman Quinn, Gilbert Lara, Jose Berrios, and more.

Many of our authors make a habit of speaking to scouts and other talent evaluators in order to bring you the best baseball information available. Not all of the tidbits gleaned from those conversations make it into our articles, but we don't want them to go to waste. Instead, we'll be collecting them in a regular feature called "What Scouts Are Saying," which will be open to participation from the entire BP staff.

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How many of these guys do you remember?

There's no shortage of excitement about next Sunday's Futures Game in Cincinnati. In the meantime, here's a journey back to the game in 2009. See how many of these names you're very familiar with now. This article originally ran on July 12, 2009.

Having once been involved in the selection process for the Futures Game, I can tell you first-hand that it's not a simple process. Just like the All-Star Game, there are limitations imposed to ensure that each team is represented, and the US vs. World set-up creates additional challenges certain positions. Still, when the game kicks off (ESPN2 on Sunday at 2 pm ET), there will be plenty of top prospects in action, and for so many fans, it also represents the first time to get an actual look at players you've been reading about, at times for years, so here are some things to look out for.

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An interview with two of fantasy baseball's pioneers, Alex Patton and Peter Kreutzer.

Long before this hobby became an industry, there were Alex Patton and Peter Kreutzer.

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July 1, 2015 7:05 am

Field Generals: Under Pressure

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Ian Frazer

Negotiating both the maze of internal and external pressure for a coach, when his job is on the line.

Tim Jamieson knew what was on everybody’s minds.

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July 1, 2015 6:00 am

Deep League Report: Week 13

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Keith Cromer

Examining players who might pique your interest in deep leagues.

As a friendly reminder, the Free Agent Watch article, which appears every Friday, will cover any midweek transactions that might impact your interest in available players in -only leagues. For now, here’s what we have to pique our interest from a free agent perspective to this point in week 13.

AL-ONLY

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July 1, 2015 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, June 30th

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Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including the Cardinals' Harrison Bader and Rob Kaminsky.

Hitter of the Day: Harrison Bader, OF, Cardinals (State College, SS): 2-4, 2 R, 2 HR, K.

I wasn’t a huge fan of Bader’s swing when he was at the University of Florida, but there’s no doubting his production in college, and this is a heck of a professional debut. He shows good power and a good feel for the barrel, but there’s a prolonged weight transfer that concerns me. If he can control that against better offspeed stuff, however, the Cardinals could have a steal in the third round.

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July 1, 2015 6:00 am

Notes from the Field: July 1, 2015

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BP Prospect Staff

Notes on Raimel Tapia, Matt Purke, Duane Underwood, some new draftees, and more.

Raimel Tapia (Rockies) still shows raw center-field defense. He took an inefficient route on a high fly ball to the gap and came up two steps short, leading to a double. Two plays later he botched a routine groundball single and amplified the mistake with a sloppy, hurried recovery and wide throw to allow an extra base. These were the same kinds of issues he had in April (and May), and the lack of discernible defensive growth over the course of the season is concerning. —Wilson Karaman

  • Matt Purke (Nationals) displayed a three-quarters arm slot with average arm speed; delivery is much more rigid and stiff than I remembered from last season; still falling off the mound on delivery; FB sat 89-92 mph with mild arm-side run; pitch flattens out at the higher velocity band; SL hangs in the zone at 78-80 mph; well-below-average offering; 83-85 mph CH lacks any feel or fade and was telegraphed out of hand; I see an org arm at this point. —Tucker Blair

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  • June 30, 2015 2:31 pm

    BP Wrigleyville

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    Sahadev Sharma

    The Cubs are in the midst of a five-game losing streak that has exposed a weakness. Are there more pressing needs? They certainly have the right talent evaluators to make the decision.

    The Cubs are entering a very crucial part of the season. They’ve wrapped up one of the tougher stretches of play that they’ll likely face all season, and despite entering Tuesday on a five-game losing skid, things aren’t as bad as they appear. Yes, the losing stretch exposed some of their holes, but that may turn out to be a good thing. If they can stay afloat through the All-Star break as the team gets healthy, these recent missteps could help guide the front office as they decide what weaknesses need to be addressed and in what way—via trade, just getting healthy, or by supplementing the roster through the minor leagues.

    “Any time you can improve from within, that’s the best and most efficient way to get better,” Theo Epstein told reporters a few days before his team started its current losing stretch. “You can’t always count on that, but if you can improve from within—and we know we have a manager and coaching staff that help our players relax and play their best, so we can continue developing in the big leagues. That’s always beneficial to improve the organization from within. It doesn’t mean you stop considering what may help us improve from the outside.”

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    June 30, 2015 11:33 am

    What You Need to Know: June 30, 2015

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    Daniel Rathman

    Bad oysters, bad bullpens, bad baserunning, and more good stuff from yesterday, plus what to watch tonight.

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