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BP Toronto
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Greg Wisniewski

06-28

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Minor League Update: Games of June 27
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Wilson Karaman

06-28

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The Call-Up: Tyler Wade
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Jeffrey Paternostro and Scooter Hotz

06-28

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Fantasy Freestyle: What is up with Zack Godley
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Mark Barry

06-28

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Circle Change: Freddie Freeman's Blank Lotto Ticket
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Zach Crizer

06-28

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Short Relief: Curses of Confidence, Aging, and Sosa
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Zack Moser, Matt Ellis and Jason Wojciechowski

06-28

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Cold Takes: The Need For (More Than) Speed
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Patrick Dubuque

06-28

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Deep League Report: Week 13
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Scooter Hotz

06-27

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Closer Report: Week 13
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Matt Collins

06-27

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What You Need to Know: Lucky 13
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Stacey Gotsulias

06-27

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Minor League Update: Games of June 26
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Steve Givarz

06-27

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Notes from the Field: Carolina League All-Star Game
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John Eshleman

06-27

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BP Kansas City
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Craig Brown

06-27

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BP Milwaukee
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Jack Moore

06-27

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BP South Side
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Ryan Schultz

06-27

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Baseball Therapy: The Pendulum Swings Back
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Russell A. Carleton

06-27

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 13
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Mike Gianella

06-27

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Short Relief: Love Letters to the Past and Present
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Kate Preusser, Emma Baccellieri and Trevor Strunk

06-26

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The Prospectus Hit List: June 26, 2017
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Ben Carsley

06-26

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The Call-Up: Franklin Barreto
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Mark Anderson and Mike Gianella

06-26

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Flu-Like Symptoms: Defying the Odds
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Rob Mains

06-26

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Banjo Hitter: The First 162: Trea Turner
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Aaron Gleeman

06-26

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 26, 2017
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BP Prospect Staff

06-26

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Minor League Update: Games of June 23rd-25th
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Mark Anderson

06-26

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Guarding The Lines: Advancements vs. Blips
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Jarrett Seidler

06-26

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The Buyer's Guide: Mike Montgomery
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Eric Roseberry

06-26

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Short Relief: Foul Fielders, Scripting Homers, and Hit Streaks
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Meg Rowley, James Fegan and Holly Wendt

06-26

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What You Need to Know: Something to Balk About
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Ashley Varela

06-23

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Weekly Wrap: June 23, 2017
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Javier Barragan

06-23

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Cheese in the Kitchen: California Dreamin'
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Wilson Karaman

06-23

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What You Need to Know: The 10-Run Rule
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Demetrius Bell

06-23

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Minor League Update: Games of June 22
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Wilson Karaman

06-23

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 13
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Mark Barry

06-23

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Fantasy Freestyle: Sticking It Out With Avisail Garcia
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Matt Collins

06-23

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Cold Takes: Shadows Stretching Across the Field
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Patrick Dubuque

06-23

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The View From Behind The Backstop: Don't Leave Me Hanging On The Telephone
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Jeffrey Paternostro

06-23

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Free Agent Watch: Week 12
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George Bissell

06-23

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Short Relief: Physical Base Coaching, Shortstop Factories, and Postcards from Tal's Hill
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Emma Baccellieri, Mary Craig and Matt Sussman

06-22

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The Prospectus Hit List: June 22, 2017
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Ben Carsley

06-22

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What You Need to Know: Mad Max: Infield Chopper
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Ben Diamond

06-22

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The Stash List: 12th Edition
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Greg Wellemeyer

06-22

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Flu-Like Symptoms: Giving 'Em LIP
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Rob Mains

06-22

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Dynasty Dynamics: The Saddest Milestone
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Ben Carsley

06-22

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Eyewitness Accounts: June 22, 2017
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BP Prospect Staff

06-22

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Fantasy Freestyle: The Art of the Deal: Transforming a No into a Yes
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Mike Gianella

06-22

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Minor League Update: Games of June 21st
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Steve Givarz

06-22

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Short Relief: A Box Full of Things to Fill Holes and Other Stories
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David Temple and Patrick Dubuque

06-21

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The Call-Up: Andrew Moore
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JH Schroeder and Wilson Karaman

06-21

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Rubbing Mud: Lower is Better for Berrios
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Matthew Trueblood

06-21

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What You Need to Know: A Round Of Seagerbombs
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Colin Anderle

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June 28, 2017 7:59 am

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Greg Wisniewski

Jose Bautista is marching toward a finish line that even he can't see yet.

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June 28, 2017 7:48 am

Minor League Update: Games of June 27

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Wilson Karaman

Notes on Brett Phillips, Brady Aiken, Dan Vogelbach, Bobby Bradley, Shawn Morimando, and more.

Hitter of the Day:

Bobby Bradley, 1B, Cleveland Indians (Double-A Akron): 3-5, 3 R, 3 HR, 7 RBI
As appears to be his wont, Bradley got off to a slow start this season before rounding into form in May and destroying the moon and the stars this month. After posting an absurd 48-percent Three True Outcome rate last year, he’s pushing 40 percent again this season. With nothing else going for him in the tools department, his bat will take him wherever he ends up – which at this rate might just be the middle of Cleveland’s order in about three years.


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June 28, 2017 6:00 am

The Call-Up: Tyler Wade

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Jeffrey Paternostro and Scooter Hotz

The last piece of the Yankees' Tyler Voltron has arrived.

The Situation: Starlin Castro tweaked a hamstring, so the Yankees have called on their swiss army prospect, Tyler Wade, to give them some additional flexibility in the infield.

The Background: The Yankees selected Wade in the fourth round of the 2013 draft as a SoCal prep shortstop, signing him for a little over $370,000. He got a somewhat aggressive assignment to Charleston in his first full pro season, considering he wasn’t a highly-touted prep pick, and both his raw athleticism and his general rawness showed up there. He progressed to Tampa in 2015 and prospect team member Jeff Moore saw a future big leaguer whosecontact skills, left-handed bat and ability to play two up-the-middle positions [gave] him a chance to play a nice role on a big-league roster.” I got eyes on him in 2016 in Trenton and saw much of the same, although I thought his athleticism was starting to show up more in the baseball skills now. He faded a bit down the stretch in Trenton, but overall put together a solid performance for a 21-year-old in Double-A. With the acquisition of Gleyber Torres at the trade deadline, the Yankees sent Wade to the AFL for the second straight season, this time to get some reps in the outfield. This year in Scranton he has played all three outfield positions in addition to shortstop, second, and third. He’s in the midst of a bit of a breakout season, adding a bit of pop to the profile and improving his efficiency on the bases.

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June 28, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Freestyle: What is up with Zack Godley

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Mark Barry

There's another Zack G. in the D-backs rotation, and while he's not an ace like Zack Greinke his teammate, Zack Godley has been quite a welcome addition.

It took 118 years before the first “Zack G.” graced Major League Baseball. We all know about Zack Greinke. He’s good at pitching, and has admirably represented Zack G.’s everywhere. However, now there’s a new Zack G. stealing some shine, and he just so happens to share a rotation with Greinke. If getting ground balls is divine, Zack Godley has been downright heavenly this season and has emerged as a key member of the Diamondbacks rotation. While the start has certainly been impressive, his intervention has been anything but expected.

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See that coconut over there?

Back in 1975, Joe Torre played out his last season as a third baseman, Pedro Guerrero toiled in the Dodgers’ farm system, and a researcher named Ellen J. Langer published a study that would become a staple of the as-yet-unpopularized field of behavioral economics.

In the study, researchers allotted one group of participants lottery tickets with pre-assigned numbers. They gave another group blank tickets, asking them to fill in the numbers themselves. Then, they attempted to buy the tickets back. The result, since replicated and disseminated in more readable forms by the work of Daniel Kahneman, revealed an illogical human bias: The participants who wrote down their own numbers were more reluctant to sell back their tickets—exhibiting far greater confidence in their choice (despite the absence of any reason to feel that way) and far more motivation to see it through than those who had their numbers handed down.

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Zack tells the story of the Tell-Tale Cub, Matt watches Nick Franklin grow old before his eyes, and Jason lets you watch him grow old before your eyes.

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Brian McCann lives his life 23.4 feet per second at a time.

Yesterday, Statcast released the comprehensive leaderboards for its newest metric: Sprint Speed, measured in terms of “feet per second in a player's fastest one-second window.”

These were derived by measuring when runners were likely to be heading at top speed, taking multiple bases (other than from second on an extra-base hit). The full list is available here for your perusal: there are a few surprises, like the proximity of John Jaso to Jonathan Villar, or the sad state of Troy Tulowitzki. But for the most part, it’s an intuitive ordering of names, what you’d want when measuring baseball players.

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June 28, 2017 6:00 am

Deep League Report: Week 13

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Scooter Hotz

Tylers, get your guys named Tyler here!

A few weeks ago, we finished a month-long market-research project here at Deep League Report headquarters. We figured out that the people love Yankees named Tyler and Cincinnati Reds starting pitchers, so we covered the hell out of those two beats. Pretty confident that we’ll triple our readership numbers this week working those angles. Plus, a no-name Angels reliever, since this column just isn’t itself without a no-name Angels reliever. Can’t ignore the regular readers while trying to draw in new ones. The Deep League Report: something for everyone, as long as “everyone” means “people in AL-only and NL-only leagues deep enough that non-closing relievers and guys on the bad side of a platoon are valuable.”

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June 27, 2017 10:45 am

Closer Report: Week 13

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Matt Collins

The Nationals would love to switch places with the Angels when it comes to the bullpens. Both teams are frustrating as heck for fantasy players.

Welcome back to the Closer Report. It wasn’t a terribly busy week in Reliever Land, but there seems to be plenty of movement bubbling under the surface, just waiting to jump out into the wilderness. Before we get into all of that, just a reminder that you can keep up with any movement with the Closer Grid. Now, let’s get to the good stuff.

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Cleveland storms back, Yasiel Puig shows off his arm, Javier Baez makes two wow plays, and the Cubs almost blow it.

The Monday Takeaway

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June 27, 2017 8:12 am

Minor League Update: Games of June 26

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Steve Givarz

Notes on Royce Lewis, Yadier Alvarez,, Chase Vallot, Lewis Brinson, Ian Anderson, and more.

Hitter of the Day:

Chase Vallot, C, Kansas City Royals (High-A, Wilmington): 2-3, 3 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB, K
Vallot always had power, he has just had trouble tapping into it at times. The hit tool is still underwhelming, as he sells out for power and can get pull-happy while spinning off breaking balls. If he was a for-sure catcher, this wouldn’t be as big a deal, but he isn’t, so it is.


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June 27, 2017 6:00 am

Notes from the Field: Carolina League All-Star Game

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John Eshleman

Notes on standouts from the Carolina League All-Star Game

Minor league all-star games are a great way to get quick looks at lots of dudes (and even a few Dudes), albeit those looks are quite limited. I enjoy all-star games as a way to get an initial look at someone I’ve been dreaming to see or to round out/update reports that are already in progress. No pitcher threw more than one inning in the game, and offense was in scant supply, the lone scoring coming in the first on a two-run double by MVP Michael Chavis.

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