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08-01

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The Call-Up: Ketel Marte
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Christopher Crawford and Ben Carsley

08-01

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Everything You Could Have Learned This Week: July 27-31, 2015
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Ian Frazer

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: Houston is Hip to Gomez
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J.P. Breen, Kate Morrison, Christopher Crawford, Brendan Gawlowski, Wilson Karaman and Mike Gianella

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Yo Yo Yo Your Boat
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R.J. Anderson, Mike Gianella, Christopher Crawford and Tucker Blair

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Disturbance at the Haren House
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Sahadev Sharma, Matthew Trueblood, Christopher Crawford, Mike Gianella, George Bissell and Mark Anderson

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Relievers, Left and Right
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R.J. Anderson, Christopher Crawford, Matthew Trueblood, Jeff Long, Dustin Palmateer and Kate Morrison

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: So, Do You Come to Milwaukee Often?
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Matthew Trueblood, R.J. Anderson, Jeff Moore, Tucker Blair and George Bissell

07-31

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What You Need to Know: July 31, 2015
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Daniel Rathman

07-31

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The Prospectus Hit List: July 31, 2015
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Matthew Kory

07-31

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Fantasy Rounders: Countdown to Launch
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Doug Thorburn

07-31

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 18
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Wilson Karaman

07-31

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5 O'Clock Power: Scouting a Series: Aberdeen vs. Williamsport
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Tucker Blair

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: ACK! Going to New York!
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R.J. Anderson, Christopher Crawford, Nick Shlain, George Bissell, Matthew Trueblood, Wilson Karaman and Jeff Moore

07-31

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Weekly Wrap: July 31, 2015
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Craig Goldstein

07-31

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Daisy Cutter: Russell's Adjustments
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Sahadev Sharma

07-31

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Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, July 30th
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Jeff Moore

07-31

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 66
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

07-31

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Free Agent Watch: Week 17
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Jeff Quinton and Keith Cromer

07-30

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Transaction Analysis: Load Up the Station Wagon – We're Heading To L.A.
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Craig Goldstein, Christopher Crawford, David Lee, Mike Gianella, R.J. Anderson, Wilson Karaman and Colin Young

07-30

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Transaction Analysis: Oh, the Price You Pay
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R.J. Anderson, Christopher Crawford, Mike Gianella and Jeff Moore

07-30

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Transaction Analysis: Cardinals Gather Moss
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R.J. Anderson, Jeff Moore and George Bissell

07-30

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What You Need to Know: July 30, 2015
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Steven Jacobson

07-30

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Fantasy Rounders: Alligator Blood
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Doug Thorburn

07-30

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Some Projection Left: Scouting at the Deadline
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Christopher Crawford

07-30

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Eyewitness Accounts: July 30, 2015
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BP Prospect Staff

07-30

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The Quinton: Fantasy Trade Deadline Guide
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Jeff Quinton

07-30

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Player Profile: Andrew Heaney
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Nick Shlain

07-30

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The Stash List: 15th Edition, 2015
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J.J. Jansons

07-30

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Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, July 29th
by
Jeff Moore

07-30

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Transaction Analysis: Rangers Go HAMels
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Matthew Trueblood, Jeff Moore, Kate Morrison, Colin Young and Mike Gianella

07-29

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The Prospectus Hit List: July 29, 2015
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Matt Sussman

07-29

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Fantasy Rounders: Muscle Melk
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Doug Thorburn

07-29

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Transaction Analysis: Angels Add to the Outfield
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R.J. Anderson and Christopher Crawford

07-29

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What You Need to Know: July 29, 2015
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Chris Mosch

07-29

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Field Generals: How the Cape Takes Shape
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Ian Frazer

07-29

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What Scouts Are Saying: July 29, 2015
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BP Prospect Staff

07-29

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Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, July 28th
by
Jeff Moore

07-29

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Deep League Report: Week 17
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Keith Cromer

07-29

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Notes from the Field: July 29, 2015
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Brendan Gawlowski, Jeff Moore and Wilson Karaman

07-29

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The Buyer's Guide: Jose Reyes
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J.P. Breen

07-29

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Transaction Analysis: Papel-Gone
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R.J. Anderson, Tucker Blair and Bret Sayre

07-28

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Transaction Analysis: Zo Zo Zo Your Boat
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R.J. Anderson, Tucker Blair and Christopher Crawford

07-28

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Fantasy Rounders: Tempered Enthusiasm
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Doug Thorburn

07-28

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Expert FAAB Review: Week 17
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Mike Gianella

07-28

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BP Announcements
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Nick Wheatley-Schaller

07-28

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Transaction Analysis: To Victorino Go the Spoils
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Dustin Palmateer

07-28

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Transaction Analysis: Tulo, Eh?
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Matthew Trueblood, Christopher Crawford, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

07-28

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Fantasy Freestyle: What's Wrong With Carlos Carrasco?
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George Bissell

07-28

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Some Projection Left: Ask The Industry: First Basemen
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Christopher Crawford

07-28

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Transaction Analysis: Mets Clip On a Ty
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R.J. Anderson and Al Skorupa

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August 1, 2015 3:32 pm

The Call-Up: Ketel Marte

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Christopher Crawford and Ben Carsley

Is Ketel Marte the next Chris Taylor? Or Brad Miller?

The situation: Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but the Mariners offense is lethargic in 2015; ranking in the bottom third in the majority of the important offensive categories. With another year of missing the playoffs (essentially) a foregone conclusion, Seattle will call up Marte and hope he can provide a glimmer of hope for 2016 and beyond.

Background: Marte was not a highly touted international signee; joining the Mariners in August of 2010 without much fanfare. After a pair of mediocre seasons in the Dominican Summer and Northwest Leagues, Marte took a major step forward in 2013 – hitting .295 at three different levels – and followed it up with a .304/.335/.411 season with Double-A Jackson and Triple-A Tacoma in 2014. Despite a broken left thumb, he’s continued that progression in 2015, ranking in the top 10 of the Pacific Coast League in batting average (.314) and stolen bases (20).

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August 1, 2015 12:46 am

Everything You Could Have Learned This Week: July 27-31, 2015

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Ian Frazer

The links! Oh God, the links!

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Go-go is on the go.



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Merrily merrily merr-- wait, I already made this joke. Cespedes is going to the Mets.



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The frequently-traded right-hander has a new home in Chicago, and Philadelphia's speedster heads north.



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The Twins, Blue Jays, and many others stock their bullpens for the stretch run.



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The French missionaries and explorers were coming here as early as the late 1600s to trade with the Native Americans.



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July 31, 2015 11:39 am

What You Need to Know: July 31, 2015

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Daniel Rathman

The Mets drop a weird one, the Astros continue their push toward the playoffs, and more of yesterday's action, plus a weekend preview.

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July 31, 2015 9:49 am

The Prospectus Hit List: July 31, 2015

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Matthew Kory

SOURCES: The Hit List has been traded to Fox Sports for three of Ken Rosenthal's bowties.

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A trade deadline that promises Baltimore fireworks, a Pirate lacks plunder, and the shine fades from an ace

Trades will steal the headlines today and the flurry of activity means that some everyday players will be in transit between ballclubs rather than on the field, so be sure to double-check lineups as they get close to lock.

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July 31, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 18

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Wilson Karaman

Helping you set your fantasy rotation for next week with a look at the two-start pitchers.

For the first time in what feels like a very, very long time the upper hand is on the American League’s foot this week. Despite 22 options to the junior circuit’s 19, the picture is far murkier for NL-only managers this week, as a full 16 of those options are at-best guys to consider. By contract more than half of the AL pool is either a straight “start” recommendation or very close to it. This schedule still remains very much subject to change depending on what trades may or may not happen over the rest of the day. It’s worth noting that none of the most prominently discussed potential trade pieces are lined up next week, though any of these two-start options could end up as collateral damage if a rotation gets shuffled to accommodate a deal.

As far as the nuts and bolts guidelines for what lies within, the pitchers will be split by league and then by categories:

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Much of prospect writing is based on buzzworthy names, but player evaluation runs deeper than rankings.

Evaluating in the public realm can often turn into a big-game hunting event, with a prominent portion of the coverage directed towards the eventual major league talent. This happens because the big names draw the largest crowd, so it's not an uncommon strategy to target those players that will garner the most buzz. Player evaluation is not so cut-and-dry, however. Over the course of the season, scouts and evaluators watch hundreds of players and are grading more than just the next mid-rotation starter or potential first-division shortstop. Most of the players we lay eyes on are simply minor league filler. This series is meant to take a more detailed look at the process of evaluating talent, and hopefully provide a greater understanding of what a minor league roster really looks like.

To that end, I took in a weekend series between the Aberdeen Ironbirds and the Williamsport Crosscutters. Below are the fruits of that labor, with notes on every player, no matter the name value or quality. Following the tables are five full writeups on particular standouts.

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