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Premium Article The Call-Up: Sam Travis

by Scott Delp and Ben Carsley

Never trust a man with two first names. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Short Relief: Votto's Insult Comedy, Weaver's Embarrassment Comedy, and Nancy's Achievement

by Jason Wojciechowski, Patrick Dubuque and Nathan Bishop

Jason breaks down a baseball player's roast, Patrick attends a kid's friend's birthday party, and Nathan enjoys some slow radio airtime. . . . more | 3 unread comments

What You Need to Know: Shutouts and Almost Shutouts

by Emma Baccellieri

Clayton Kershaw and Ervin Santana dazzled, Bryce Harper and Edwin Encarnacion went boom, and the Braves waited it out for a win. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of May 23rd

by Steve Givarz

Gavin LaValley isn't merely a rejected character name from The OC. He's a prospect too. . . . more | 5 unread comments

Fantasy Article Dynasty Dynamics: Checking on Some Prospect Sleepers

by Ben Carsley

Bo Bichette continues to look like the real deal. Others, such as Yeyson Yrizarri, look to be in trouble. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Fantasy Article Deep League Report: Week 8

by Scooter Hotz

Anthony Alford gets a chance with the Jays and Jared Hoying gets one with the Rangers. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Tuesday, May 23

Baseball Therapy: How Long Can You Keep a Secret?

by Russell A. Carleton

One team's brilliant discovery eventually becomes the entire league's status quo. . . . more | 6 unread comments

Premium Article Notes from the Field: May 23, 2017

by BP Prospect Staff

Notes and video on Tatito, Gavin Lux, and more. . . . more | 0 comments

Short Relief: The Laws of Trout, The Heart of Biagini, and the Power of Dirt

by Kate Preusser, Emma Baccellieri and Trevor Strunk

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. . . . more | 3 unread comments

What You Need to Know: First to Thirty

by Stacey Gotsulias

Houston gets back on track, Baltimore falls apart against Minnesota, and the catwalk gets involved in Tampa Bay. . . . more | 0 comments

BP Milwaukee: Heavy Hitting Brewers

by Jack Moore

Can anything slow down the Brewers' offense? . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article Closer Report: Week 8

by Matt Collins

Koda Glover has a firm grip on the Nationals closer job—for now. Keep your eyes on Brad Hand in San Diego in case Brandon Maurer falters. Be patient with Edwin Diaz in Seattle; he'll soon be closing again. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of May 22nd

by Steve Givarz

Notes on Cionel Perez, Miguel Andujar, Brett Cumberland, and more. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Expert FAAB Review: Week 8

by Mike Gianella

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. . . . more | 0 comments

Monday, May 22

Transaction Analysis: Have Gloves, Will Travel

by Bryan Grosnick

It's musical utility men, as Michael Martinez, Danny Santana, Christian Colon, and others find new homes. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Premium Article Rubbing Mud: The Muscle Memory of Bunting

by Matthew Trueblood

Teams have smartened up about sacrifice bunts, but every once in a while managers just can't help themselves. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Premium Article Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 22, 2017

by BP Prospect Staff

A second-generation impaler continues to impale, a first-round pick continues to confound in the Cal League, and more. . . . more | 3 unread comments

Short Relief: Witnessing Assault, Keeping a Journal, and Mixing Baseball and Board Games

by Meg Rowley, Holly Wendt and Patrick Dubuque

Meg analyzes the thoughts of eleven witnesses to an HBP, Holly wonders on the objectivity of journal-keeping, and Patrick creates a new form of fantasy baseball. . . . more | 1 unread comment

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

by Ashley Varela

Mike Trout remains the best in baseball, Chris Sale puts his stamp on the history books again, Mike Clevinger tries his hand at a no-hitter, and Rio Ruiz clubs his first home run. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Fantasy Article The Buyer's Guide: Justin Smoak

by Eric Roseberry

Smoak is having his best season—but how much fire is behind his new success? . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 98

by 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. . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of May 19-21

by Mark Anderson

Notes on Victor Robles, Michael Kopech, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Francisco Mejia, Kyle Funkhouser, and more. . . . more | 11 unread comments

Friday, May 19

Prospectus Feature: It Finally Clicks for Aaron Hicks

by David Brown

Hicks struggled over four seasons with the Twins and Yankees, but he's one of the best hitters in the majors so far in 2017. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Banjo Hitter: Gimme a Quarter's Worth: Rising Odds

by Aaron Gleeman

It was a good first quarter for the Rockies, Yankees, Nationals, and Diamondbacks. . . . more | 0 comments

Short Relief: A Team Destroyed, A Fandom and a Robot Created

by Matt Sussman, James Fegan and Mary Craig

The origin story of Marlins Man, Padres Fall Apart, and the moral certitude of Bronson Arroyo. . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: May 19, 2017

by Ben Carsley

Mike Trout is so amazing that the Angels are actually decent. . . . more | 0 comments

What You Need to Know: Berrios, Baby

by Demetrius Bell

Jose Berrios dominates the Rockies, Julio Teheran plunks Jose Bautista, Jarrod Dyson does it all, and the Rangers keep winning. . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article The Call-Up: Anthony Alford

by Jeffrey Paternostro and Mark Barry

Kevin Pillar's suspension led to Anthony Alford's debut. . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article Weekly Wrap: May 19, 2017

by Javier Barragan

Comings and goings and hurtings and returnings. Here's what you might have missed this week in the minors. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article TDGX Transactions: Week 7

by J.J. Jansons

Tommy Pham has legs. Do you know Yanio Perez? What's Max Scherzer's trade value? . . . more | 1 unread comment

Fantasy Article Player Profile: Joe Biagini

by Wilson Karaman

Improvement on his fastball and curveball, and excellent location spotting no matter the type of pitch, put Biagini in position to succeed. The Jays have given him an opportunity to start and he's running with it. . . . more | 0 comments