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August 2, 2014 1:00 am

Trade Deadline


Sam Miller and Tim Collins

How much did each move yesterday affect the playoff picture? We let PECOTA and our playoff odds answer that.

We can write about the prospects who can’t locate glove-side, we can write about the fantasy implications of a fourth-outfielder logjam, we can write about the strengths and weaknesses of each player traded and we can give our best assessment of each team’s competitive windows. But what you really want to know is this:

Are the Brewers (or the A’s, or the Orioles, or name a team) any more likely to make the playoffs today than they were before they made the TA-worthy trade? Any by how much?

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The popular Eyewitness Accounts have been databased and added to the player cards and main menu.

What could be better than an Eyewitness Account by one of the crack Baseball Prospectus minor-league experts? Being able to find these reports quickly and conveniently, of course!

For loyal readers who are already reading the Baseball Prospectus site, a menu item has been added to take you to a sortable collection of Eyewitness Accounts:

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Factors on the Farm and players On the Rise added

You already know that the BP Prospect Tracker is one of the best tools on the internet. However, one of the best just got a little bit better. In addition to the team's top 10 prospects as ranked in the offseason, we've added the players listed as "On the Rise" and "Factors on the Farm."

Players like Evan Gattis, Adeiny Hechavarria, and Logan Schafer have already seen significant big league time this season. Who else might hit the big leagues soon? How about other players on your favorite team listed as a Factor on the Farm? You can now track these guys on the prospect tracker!

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The Prospect Tracker is back, and fully loaded with 2013 data.

It won't surprise many that Billy Hamilton is leading all prospects in stolen bases, but who's no. 2? Which top prospect has the most wild pitches?

You can now get those answers easily, as I'm happy to announce that the Prospect Tracker is back for another season. The 2013 version features leaders and detailed statistics for each organization's Top 10 Prospects as ranked by Jason Parks and the Baseball Prospectus prospects team.

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