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Premium Article Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 27, 2016

by BP Prospect Staff

Notes on Alex Jackson, Kyle Lewis, Rafael Devers, and more. . . . more | 0 comments

What You Need to Know: Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Hit Seven Homers and Lose

by Ashley Varela

The White Sox hit seven home runs, Kevin Gausman and Carlos Carrasco toss four-hitters, and Jose Altuve goes for the cycle. . . . more | 0 comments

The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, June 27

by Matt Sussman

A recap of the weekend's impact through wit and random name dropping. . . . more | 0 comments

The Call-Up: Brandon Nimmo

by Jeffrey Paternostro and Scooter Hotz

His twitter handle is @you_found_nimmo. You're welcome. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Premium Article Notes from the Field: Carolina League All-Stars: Pitchers

by Wilson Karaman and Adam McInturff

A look at the pitchers from the Carolina League All-Star Game, from the perspective of a single look, and the benefit of a half-season of play. . . . more | 0 comments

The Call-Up: A.J. Reed

by Christopher Crawford and Mike Gianella

After burning through first baseman of the future in Jon Singleton and Tyler White, the Astros turn to A.J. Reed. . . . more | 0 comments

Updated BP South Side: Not Trusting The Process

by Frank Firke

There's a lot to be skeptical about regarding the White Sox's performance and front office decision-making. . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of June 24-26

by Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out over the weekend, including Adrian Rondon, Jeff Hoffman, Francis Martes, and A.J. Cole. . . . more | 8 unread comments

Fantasy Article The Buyer's Guide: Steven Wright

by J.P. Breen

Knuckleballers are a fickle breed, but is there reason to believe Steven Wright can sustain his success? . . . more | 0 comments

Sunday, June 26

Team Chemistry: Explaining the DRA-Beaters

by John Choiniere

The Cubs' pitchers are on a historical DRA-beating pace. Are there some factors that explain why some teams do this? . . . more | 0 comments

BP Mets: Be Better Than Jose Reyes

by Bryan Grosnick

Is it really worth making your fans root for a bad person for a half-win upgrade? . . . more | 0 comments

BP Toronto: The Marcus Stroman Demotion Discussion

by Dave Church

The Blue Jays' 'ace' has been horrible. Is it time for something drastic? . . . more | 0 comments

BP Bronx: Is .500 Killing the Yankees?

by Nicolas Stellini

The trade deadline is approaching and the Yankees aren't getting any meaningful clarity. . . . more | 0 comments

Saturday, June 25

Raising Aces: Command and Conquer

by Doug Thorburn

Notable performances this week from Trevor Bauer, Corey Kluber and Wei-Yin Chen. . . . more | 0 comments

The Call-Up: Chad Kuhl

by Christopher Crawford and George Bissell

Don't make the obvious Kuhl/cool joke. Don't make the obvious Kuhl/cool joke. Don't make the obvious Kuhl/cool joke. . . . more | 2 unread comments

BP Bronx: ARod's Lost

by Nick Ashbourne

A hamstring injury put Alex Rodriguez on the shelf, but it's been his approach that has ruined his return. . . . more | 0 comments

BP Wrigleyville: An 11-Man Staff, For Reasons Other Than Nostalgia

by Mike Banghart

The Cubs right now have a real case for an 11-man pitching staff. . . . more | 0 comments

BP Boston: The Unusual Danger in Upgrading

by Matthew Kory

If the Red Sox are going to improve at the trade deadline, the cost could be exorbitant. . . . more | 0 comments

BP Milwaukee: Breaking Down Jimmy Nelson's Struggles

by Seth Victor

The trajectory of Jimmy Nelson's career has taken a sharp turn downward in the past couple months. . . . more | 0 comments

Friday, June 24

Prospectus Feature: Baseball and the Chinese Room

by Trevor Strunk

Good play on the field is not just indistinguishable from the qualities of the people playing, but homologous to it. . . . more | 1 unread comment

What You Need to Know: Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good Teams?

by Nicolas Stellini

The Cubs are suddenly losing, the Mariners are seriously losing, and Zack Greinke moves up a special leaderboard. . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article Weekly Wrap: June 24, 2016

by Will Haines

Kevin Newman, Ian Happ, and Austin Meadows lead a slew of promotions this week. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Premium Article Notes from the Field: Carolina League All-Stars: Batters

by Wilson Karaman and Adam McInturff

A look at the batters from the Carolina League All-Star Game, from the perspective of a single look, and the benefit of a half-season of play. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Fantasy Article Deep League Report: Week 12

by Scooter Hotz

Examining players who might pique your interest in deeper formats. . . . more | 0 comments

BP Kansas City: Ian Kennedy Has A Home Run Problem

by Craig Brown

An oft-criticized offseason move has started to go sour in Kansas City. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 13

by Greg Wellemeyer

Helping you set your fantasy rotation for next week with a look at the two-start pitchers. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Fantasy Article Player Profile: Zach Davies

by Jeff Quinton

A look at whether the Brewers righty can sustain his first-half breakout. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Bargains and Busts, Midseason Edition

by Mike Gianella

Examining the players who've earned their fantasy pay to this point in the season and those who haven't. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, June 23rd

by Wilson Karaman

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Thomas Szapucki, Josh Bell, Aaron Judge, and Nick Neidert. . . . more | 3 unread comments

Thursday, June 23

Prospectus Feature: The Increasingly Lopsided Everybody-Wins Trade

by Aaron Gleeman

Fielder for Kinsler was supposed to be the fix for both teams' surpluses, but the 2016 season has put the clubs' returns in stark relief. . . . more | 0 comments