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05-30

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Short Relief: Strickland v. Harper, and Simpson v. Strawberry
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Emma Baccellieri

05-29

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What You Need to Know: Blown Away
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Ashley Varela

05-29

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The Call-Up: Franchy Cordero
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Wilson Karaman and George Bissell

05-29

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Short Relief: And Now Some Words On Our Sponsors
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BP Staff

05-29

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Prospectus Feature: The Ervin Santana Disagreement
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Jonathan Judge

05-26

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Weekly Wrap: May 26, 2017
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Javier Barragan

05-26

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Minor League Update: Games of May 25
by
Wilson Karaman

05-26

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TDGX Transactions: Week 8
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J.J. Jansons

05-26

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Fantasy Freestyle: So About That Nick Castellanos Breakout
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Wilson Karaman

05-26

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 9
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Mark Barry

05-26

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Fantasy Freestyle: Miggy's Decline?
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Matt Collins

05-26

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Free Agent Watch: Week 8
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George Bissell

05-26

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The Stash List: Eighth Edition
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Greg Wellemeyer

05-26

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Deep, But Playable: Jurickson Profar's Path Forward
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Craig Goldstein

05-26

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Circle Change: Truth Comes to the Mound
by
Zach Crizer

05-26

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Transaction Analysis: Big City, Georgia
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Bryan Grosnick and Wilson Karaman

05-26

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What You Need to Know: Incomplete Nova
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Demetrius Bell

05-26

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Short Relief: The Intricate Dreams of Papas and Weavers
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Mary Craig and Matt Sussman

05-25

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The Prospectus Hit List: May 25, 2017
by
Ben Carsley

05-25

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What You Need to Know: Bouncing Sevy
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Ben Diamond

05-25

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Guarding The Lines: The Grind
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Jarrett Seidler

05-25

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Transaction Analysis: Putting the Fun in Fungible
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Bryan Grosnick

05-25

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Flu-Like Symptoms: You Gotta Love a Slugfest
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Rob Mains

05-25

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Short Relief: Toasting Bartolo, Reviewing Bryzzo, and Eating Hats
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David Temple, Rian Watt and Zack Moser

05-25

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Fantasy Freestyle: Fantasy Draft Rankings for Imaginary Players
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Mike Gianella

05-25

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Eyewitness Accounts: May 25, 2017
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Javier Barragan

05-25

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Minor League Update: Games of May 24th
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Steve Givarz

05-24

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What You Need to Know: Shutouts and Almost Shutouts
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Emma Baccellieri

05-24

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The Call-Up: Sam Travis
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Scott Delp and Ben Carsley

05-24

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Banjo Hitter: Mike Trout's First 50 WARP
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Aaron Gleeman

05-24

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Minor League Update: Games of May 23rd
by
Steve Givarz

05-24

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Short Relief: Votto's Insult Comedy, Weaver's Embarrassment Comedy, and Nancy's Achievement
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Jason Wojciechowski, Patrick Dubuque and Nathan Bishop

05-24

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Dynasty Dynamics: Checking on Some Prospect Sleepers
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Ben Carsley

05-24

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Deep League Report: Week 8
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Scooter Hotz

05-24

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Rubbing Mud: Jake Arrieta's Broken Breaking Balls
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Matthew Trueblood

05-23

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Closer Report: Week 8
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Matt Collins

05-23

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Notes from the Field: May 23, 2017
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BP Prospect Staff

05-23

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Minor League Update: Games of May 22nd
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Steve Givarz

05-23

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 8
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Mike Gianella

05-23

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Short Relief: The Laws of Trout, The Heart of Biagini, and the Power of Dirt
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Kate Preusser, Emma Baccellieri and Trevor Strunk

05-23

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Baseball Therapy: How Long Can You Keep a Secret?
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Russell A. Carleton

05-23

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What You Need to Know: First to Thirty
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Stacey Gotsulias

05-23

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BP Milwaukee
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Jack Moore

05-22

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The Buyer's Guide: Justin Smoak
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Eric Roseberry

05-22

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The Prospectus Hit List: May 22, 2017
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Ben Carsley

05-22

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 98
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

05-22

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Minor League Update: Games of May 19-21
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Mark Anderson

05-22

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Transaction Analysis: Have Gloves, Will Travel
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Bryan Grosnick

05-22

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Flu-Like Symptoms: Detroit's Earthworm Preservation Society
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Rob Mains

05-22

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What You Need to Know: The Name is Bonds, Mike Bonds
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Ashley Varela

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May 23, 2017 6:00 am

Notes from the Field: May 23, 2017

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BP Prospect Staff

Notes and video on Tatito, Gavin Lux, and more.

Wilson Karaman
Mason McCullough, RHP, Arizona Diamondbacks (High-A Visalia)


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May 23, 2017 6:00 am

Minor League Update: Games of May 22nd

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Steve Givarz

Notes on Cionel Perez, Miguel Andujar, Brett Cumberland, and more.

Hitter of the Day:

Jose Marmolejos-Diaz, 1B, Washington Nationals (Double-A, Harrisburg): 5-6, 3 R, 2B, HR, 5 RBI
The Nationals Minor League Player of the year for both the 2015, and 2016 seasons, Jose is a natural hitter with a smooth left-handed stroke. While the power might not play to what you would expect it at 1B, his ability to hit and get on-base will surely find a way to the big leagues.


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Ian Happ finds playing time in Chicago. Bradley Zimmer is given a chance in Cleveland. Matt Adams finds a lifeline (for a while) Atlanta. Don't look now at Whit Merrifield. Just don't. His name is Rio and the bid is $82.

Welcome back to The FAAB Review, the weekly series that looks at free-agent bidding in expert leagues to help you, the Baseball Prospectus reader, with your fantasy baseball bidding needs. Every week, I closely scrutinize the expert free-agent bids in LABR Mixed, Tout Wars NL, and LABR AL.

As a reminder, LABR uses a $100 budget with $1 minimum bids, while Tout Wars uses a $1,000 budget with $0 minimum bids. LABR and Tout Wars use a bidding deadline of Sunday at midnight ET for all FAAB claims. Any statistics mentioned in this article are through the previous Sunday's games.

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Kate wants to protect Joe Biagini from the world, Emma unlocks the secrets of an ancient ritual, and Trevor unearths new truths about Mike Trout.

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One team's brilliant discovery eventually becomes the entire league's status quo.

Baseball is a game of secrets and half-truths. All 30 teams employ a man whose entire job (well, most of it) is to stand there and dance around in code to relay instructions to the batter and runners. The pitcher and catcher have their own gestural language. After the game, players usually speak in a strange code in which they appear to be speaking English and answering questions, but they somehow don’t manage to say anything coherent at all. Then there’s the front office, where the secrets run so deep that depending on the day of the week, you might not be able to get the people there to admit that they are running a baseball team.

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Houston gets back on track, Baltimore falls apart against Minnesota, and the catwalk gets involved in Tampa Bay.

The Monday Takeaway

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May 23, 2017 6:00 am

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Jack Moore

Can anything slow down the Brewers' offense?

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May 22, 2017 10:19 am

The Buyer's Guide: Justin Smoak

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Eric Roseberry

Smoak is having his best season—but how much fire is behind his new success?

The Buyer’s Guide is a weekly column designed to help fantasy owners assess a player who sees an increased level of interest during a given week. This column will focus on players who generally have lower than 40 percent ownership rates across various leagues.

It’s possible you’re in a position where you’re looking for a first baseman to plug into your fantasy lineup. Freddie Freeman owners are in that camp. There’s also a small list of players at the position who should either shortly return from injuries or are dealing with nagging aches and pains (Eric Thames, Greg Bird and Yonder Alonso). If you find yourself in the market for a first baseman, is Justin Smoak a player you should look to invest in?

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May 22, 2017 10:17 am

The Prospectus Hit List: May 22, 2017

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Ben Carsley

It turns out the Astros aren't invicible.

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May 22, 2017 8:49 am

TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 98

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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

The Three True Outcomes podcast is back to chat about the state of the podcast, the state of the game, and how both impact (or don't impact) Scoresheet.

The Three True Outcomes podcast is back to chat about the state of the podcast, the state of the game, and how both impact (or don’t impact) Scoresheet. From MLB roster construction to the run scoring environment, we spend some time talking about how the trends in MLB might impact Scoresheet strategy and suggest a few updates and alterations to improve Scoresheet in response to these trends.

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May 22, 2017 8:04 am

Minor League Update: Games of May 19-21

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Mark Anderson

Notes on Victor Robles, Michael Kopech, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Francisco Mejia, Kyle Funkhouser, and more.

Prospect of the Weekend:

Victor Robles, OF, Washington Nationals (High-A, Potomac): 8-16, 2 R, 2 3B, HR, 5 RBI, K
My boy! Two years ago I nearly gave Craig Goldstein a heart attack when he looked at my scouting report on Robles; tossing around a 7 hit, 4 power, 7 run, 6 glove, 7 arm profile like it was nothing. I wouldn’t back off that report one bit today. In fact, the only thing I would question was whether or not I will ultimately appear light on the power. Robles is a star in the making and I’m optimistic I’ll get a chance to see him in Double-A before the year is done.


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It's musical utility men, as Michael Martinez, Danny Santana, Christian Colon, and others find new homes.

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