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09-21

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The Prospectus Hit List: September 21, 2017
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Ben Carsley

09-21

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BP En Espanol: Los lanzadores calificados para el titulo de ERA estan en extincion
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Rob Mains

09-21

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Short Relief: Home Runs and Runs Home
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Rachael McDaniel, Patrick Dubuque and Mary Craig

09-21

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Flu-Like Symptoms: The Vanishing ERA Qualifier
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Rob Mains

09-21

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BP South Side
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Ryan Schultz

09-21

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BP Wrigleyville
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Zack Moser

09-21

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Baseball Therapy: Confessions of a Fake Manager: May
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Russell A. Carleton

09-21

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What You Need to Know: Judge Rules Against Twins
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Ben Diamond

09-20

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BP Milwaukee
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Seth Victor

09-20

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BP Kansas City
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David Lesky

09-20

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BP En Espanol: La politica de Big Sexy
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Patrick Dubuque

09-20

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What You Need to Know: Dingers For Everyone
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Nicolas Stellini

09-20

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Banjo Hitter: Randy, Rickey, and Teams on the Rise
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Aaron Gleeman

09-20

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Cold Takes: The Politics of Big Sexy
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Patrick Dubuque

09-20

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Short Relief: Noise
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Matt Ellis, Nathan Bishop and Emma Baccellieri

09-20

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Deep League Report: Week 25
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Scooter Hotz

09-20

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Baseball Prospectus News: Subscription Price Change
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BP Staff

09-19

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BP Bronx
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Martin Nolan

09-19

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What You Need to Know: A Tale of Two Teams in One City
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Stacey Gotsulias

09-19

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Rubbing Mud: The Sinker Doesn't Play Well With Others
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Matthew Trueblood

09-19

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Baseball Therapy: Confessions of a Fake Manager: April
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Russell A. Carleton

09-19

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BP En Espanol: Tuneles y secuencias: aplicaciones en el campo
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Kate Morrison and Jeff Long

09-19

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Short Relief: A Long September
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Kate Preusser and Trevor Strunk

09-19

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 25
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Mike Gianella

09-18

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Closer Report: Week 25
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Matt Collins

09-18

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What You Need to Know: Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Lose (Sometimes You Win Again)
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Ashley Varela

09-18

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Prospectus Feature: Tunnels and Sequencing: Applications on the Field
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Kate Morrison and Jeff Long

09-18

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Short Relief: The Cracks in Our Stars
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Holly Wendt, Meg Rowley and James Fegan

09-18

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Flu-Like Symptoms: Walk-Off Winners
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Rob Mains

09-18

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Minor League Update: Games of September 15th-17th
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Mark Anderson

09-18

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: 2018 Breakout Candidates
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BP Prospect Staff

09-15

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Players Prefer Presentation: An Informed State of Joy
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Meg Rowley

09-15

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BP En Espanol: Una Oportunidad
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Jarrett Seidler

09-15

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What You Need to Know: All Of This Winning, I've Been Losing My Mind
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Demetrius Bell

09-15

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Rubbing Mud: The Arrival of Kyle Gibson
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Matthew Trueblood

09-15

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Circle Change: Bringing Mookie Betts Back to Earth
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Zach Crizer

09-15

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Guarding The Lines: One Shot
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Jarrett Seidler

09-15

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 24
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Mark Barry

09-15

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Free Agent Watch: Week 24
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George Bissell and Mark Barry

09-15

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Short Relief: Introducing Dodgers X
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Matt Sussman, Kate Morrison and Mary Craig

09-15

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Fantasy Freestyle: The Other Out-of-Nowhere Power-Hitting Rookie
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Matt Collins

09-15

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Minor League Update: Games of September 14
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Steve Givarz

09-14

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The Prospectus Hit List: September 14, 2017
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Ben Carsley

09-14

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BP En Espanol: El camino dificil a los 100
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Aaron Gleeman

09-14

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What You Need to Know: Streak of all Streaks
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Ben Diamond

09-14

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Flu-Like Symptoms: One Entire Season of Baseball From the 1960s (Part 4)
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Rob Mains

09-14

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Transaction Analysis: The Slow Death of Hope
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Bryan Grosnick

09-14

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Eyewitness Accounts: September 14, 2017
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BP Prospect Staff

09-14

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Minor League Update: Games of September 13th
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Mark Anderson

09-14

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Banjo Hitter: 100 The Hard Way
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Aaron Gleeman

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September 15, 2017 6:00 am

Guarding The Lines: One Shot

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Jarrett Seidler

Look, if you had one shot, one opportunity, to see Estevan Florial, would you capture it? Or just let it slip?

Estevan Florial is a prospect who has generated a lot of internal discussion this season. From very early in the season, the Haitian-Dominican with a colorful signing history was the talk behind the backstop in the Sally League, a sleeper waking up after a tough 2016. Florial kept on keeping on after a midseason promotion to the High-A Florida State League, and after Hurricane Irma prematurely ended the FSL playoffs, the Yankees bumped him to Double-A Trenton to experience the Eastern League playoffs.

Florial wasn’t even on the active roster for the Division Series against Binghamton, and while he was activated before the Championship Series, he was not expected to play a significant role. He didn’t appear at all in Game 1, but as I was entering the park Wednesday night, he was on the lineup card, hitting eighth and playing left field. After briefly expressing my excitement on Twitter, I refreshed the information at my disposal about Florial and settled in to watch his pregame warmup.

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September 15, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 24

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Mark Barry

No sign of any "Go-Two" guys in the AL this week, but there's always Kershaw and Scherzer in the NL.

Week 24

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September 15, 2017 6:00 am

Free Agent Watch: Week 24

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George Bissell and Mark Barry

Justin Bour. He should be yours.

Free Agent Watch

Week 24

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The Dodgers re-rebrand, the best places in baseball to cry, and the All-Philosopher lineup.

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September 15, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: The Other Out-of-Nowhere Power-Hitting Rookie

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Matt Collins

Like Rhys Hoskins, Oakland's Matt Olson has surprised with his huge, huge power.

In both fantasy circles and real-life baseball circles, there is one rookie who is taking the league by storm. He has always been a decently regarded prospect, and the fact that he could hit for power has never really been a secret among those who followed minor-league baseball. On the other hand, he was never quite an elite prospect and absolutely nobody expected him to be a superstar, particularly not from Day 1. That’s what he’s doing, though, and he’s hitting home runs at a startling rate. It deserves your attention. No, I’m not talking about Rhys Hoskins. I’m talking about Matt Olson.

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September 15, 2017 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of September 14

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Steve Givarz

Notes on Brent Honeywell, Mitch Keller, Rylan Bannon, Willy Adames, Kevin Herget, and more.

Hitter of the Day:

Rylan Bannon, 3B, Los Angeles Dodgers (Rookie, Ogden): 2-4, 2 R, 2 HR, 6 RBI, K
An eighth-rounder from this year’s draft out of Xavier University, Bannon gets high marks for his defensive skills at third base, projecting to plus. While Ogden, and his college home park before it, can exaggerate power, Bannon still has average raw power and doesn’t miss when one is given to him.


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September 14, 2017 11:19 am

The Prospectus Hit List: September 14, 2017

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Ben Carsley

There is so much of Luiz Gohara to love.

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Albert Pujols, Joe Carter, y las peores temporadas de 100 carreras impulsadas de todos los tiempos.

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Cleveland turns 21, Minnesota walks it off, Rhys Hoskins keeps slugging, and Mike Zunino is good.

The Wednesday Takeaway

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The 1965 American League first division.

(Note: Last year, I wrote "One Entire Season of Baseball From the 1970s," reviewing the 1971 season. My goal is to repeat the exercise every summer, selecting a different decade. We'll present the 1960s version Monday through Thursday this week, five teams at a time, introducing each team with salient figures from their season. Monday's entry is here, Tuesday's entry is here, and Wednesday's entry is here.)

The American League First Division

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September 14, 2017 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: The Slow Death of Hope

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Bryan Grosnick

Tyson Ross didn't work out for the Rangers and Juan Nicasio's strange saga comes to a semi-satisfying end.

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Albert Pujols, Joe Carter, and the worst 100-RBI seasons of all time.

Albert Pujols is on pace for 106 RBIs. Albert Pujols has been one of the worst players in baseball this season.

I've already written about the deterioration of Pujols’ production at age 37 and with $125 million left on his contract, so I’ll try to avoid rehashing all of that now. However, the idea of a 100-RBI season being a bad season—not just mediocre or overrated, but truly bad—is interesting to me. The collective fight against RBI as a worthwhile measure of a hitter’s value has mostly been won at this point, but throughout the 1990s and even the early 2000s it remained a struggle. There are still plenty of holdouts, some of whom will perhaps get in touch with me regarding the claim that Pujols is having a bad season.

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