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Updated Rubbing Mud: Three Evolving Hitters

by Matthew Trueblood

What the past says about the futures of three once-bright stars. . . . more | 0 comments

Updated Soft Toss: The Need For Bat Speed

by Brendan Gawlowski

What we talk about when we talk about bat speed. . . . more | 0 comments

Updated Players Prefer Presentation: Politics in The Show

by Meg Rowley

The stakes of talking about baseball--all of it. . . . more | 0 comments

Updated Transaction Analysis: That's a Lot of Goggles

by R.J. Anderson, Bryan Grosnick and Matthew Trueblood

The Diamondbacks reinforce their bullpen, the White Sox reinforce their rotation, and more. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Updated Fantasy Article Dynasty League Positional Rankings Continued: Shortstops on the Ocean's Floor

by Wilson Karaman

Looking beyond the top 50 for long-range contributors at the position. . . . more | 0 comments

Updated Fantasy Article Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Franklin Barreto vs. Jorge Mateo

by Greg Wellemeyer

Is the Athletic or the Yankee the better fantasy bet at shortstop for the long haul? . . . more | 0 comments

Updated BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 3-4

by Bret Sayre

A pair of tooled-up outfielders lead the next 30 names off the board. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Wednesday, February 10

Fifth Column: Worst Runner Up

by Michael Baumann

On the decisions that lead to Logan Morrison being the fastest man on a bench. . . . more | 2 unread comments

The NRI Watch: American League

by R.J. Anderson

Look who's coming to camp this year, ma! . . . more | 3 unread comments

The NRI Watch: National League

by Bryan Grosnick

These lucky souls have a better chance of making an NL team out of Spring Training than you do. Barely. . . . more | 3 unread comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Shortstops

by J.J. Jansons

Stacking up the six-spotters based on their value from now through the end of the 2018 season. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article Get to Know: Shortstop Prospects

by Ben Carsley

Examining future fantasy contributors at the six spot. . . . more | 5 unread comments

Tuesday, February 9

2016 Prospects: Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects

by Ezra Wise and BP Prospect Staff

A division title caused significant turnover, but the Jays aren't lacking in prospect talent. . . . more | 23 unread comments

Baseball Therapy: The Crack in the Defensive Spectrum

by Russell A. Carleton

What really happens when we try to compare players across positions empirically. . . . more | 13 unread comments

Premium Article Prospect Debate: Alex Reyes vs. Tyler Glasnow

by Adam McInturff

A breakdown of the nos. 10 & 11 prospects from the BP Top 101 . . . more | 7 unread comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Shortstops

by Mike Gianella

Breaking down the players at the six spot into fantasy-value-based bins. . . . more | 17 unread comments

Fantasy Article The Adjuster: Shortstop

by Wilson Karaman

Examining which players at this position see their values rise or fall in OBP and points formats. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Fantasy Article Early ADP Analysis: Shortstop

by George Bissell

A look at where six-spotters have been going in drafts held to date. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Fantasy Article Tale of the Tape: Elvis Andrus vs. Brandon Crawford

by Matt Collins

Is the Ranger or the Giant a better fantasy bet for 2016? . . . more | 2 unread comments

Fantasy Article Welcome to Splitsville: Shortstop

by Dan Strafford

Identifying shortstops who could be good daily-fantasy or season-long plays when they have the platoon advantage. . . . more | 7 unread comments

Monday, February 8

Rubbing Mud: A Few Facts About the Designated Hitter

by Matthew Trueblood

As the league continues to weigh the question of DH expansion, a look at the ways DHs are used and the way they change the game. . . . more | 8 unread comments

Life at the Margins: You've Got Males

by Rian Watt

Baseball's all-male environment makes clubhouse chemistry especially important. Does it also make it especially challenging. . . . more | 5 unread comments

Premium Article Prospect Debate: How Far Has Appel Fallen?

by Brendan Gawlowski, Adam McInturff and Kate Morrison

Is Appel a change of scenery or a change of delivery candidate? . . . more | 7 unread comments

Transaction Analysis: Floyd the Barber

by R.J. Anderson, Bryan Grosnick and Ezra Wise

A whole slew of pitchers switch organizations, and if things go right, they'll never have to use them. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Fantasy Article The Quinton: Shortstops, Uncertainty, and Scarcity

by Jeff Quinton

The importance of properly weighting the scarcity factor when it comes to elite shortstops. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Fantasy Article State of the Position: Shortstop

by J.P. Breen

The 30,000-foot-high view of the six spot for fantasy purposes. . . . more | 11 unread comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Players to Target: Shortstop

by BP Fantasy Staff

The staff identifies potential value plays at this position for the coming season. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Friday, February 5

Caught Looking: Two New Looks at Umpires and Racial Bias

by Michael Wenz

Five years ago, economists found evidence of umpire discrimination based on race. Two new academic papers investigate further. . . . more | 17 unread comments

Life at the Margins: What Comes After Sabermetrics?

by Rian Watt

Exploring the next paradigm shift in baesball analysis. . . . more | 23 unread comments

Players Prefer Presentation: The Year's Most Literary Hit By Pitch

by Meg Rowley

A novel, in one accurate throw from Jered Weaver to Kyle Seager. . . . more | 4 unread comments