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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 | 4 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 | 0 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 | 10 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 | 15 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

Rubbing Mud: Seven or Eight Shortstops

by Matthew Trueblood

In the career trajectories of seven (or eight) young(ish) shortstops, we see the volatility of baseball careers at this level. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Rafael Devers vs. Ryan McMahon

by J.J. Jansons

Which of these two blue-chip third-base prospects is the better long-term fantasy bet? . . . more | 4 unread comments

Fantasy Article Dynasty League Positional Rankings Continued: Third Basemen on the Ocean Floor

by Wilson Karaman

Taking a deeper dive to identify present and future contributors at the hot corner. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Player Profile: Matt Carpenter

by J.P. Breen

Can the Redbirds third baseman put it all together to become an elite fantasy asset? . . . more | 2 unread comments

Fantasy Players to Avoid: Third Base

by BP Fantasy Staff

Our staff thinks you'd be better off letting someone else draft or buy these players in your leagues this spring. . . . more | 5 unread comments

Thursday, February 4

2016 Prospects: Washington Nationals Top 10 Prospects

by Ezra Wise and BP Prospect Staff

Can the farm system provide enough punch to erase a dismal winter in the District? . . . more | 17 unread comments

Outta Left Field: The Case for Ripping Up Sal Perez's Contract

by Dustin Palmateer

The Royals have one of the team-friendliest contracts in the sport, but there's a case for being player-friendly, too. . . . more | 6 unread comments

Prospect Debate: All Dahled Up

by Mark Anderson, Jeffrey Paternostro and Ezra Wise

David Dahl was a divisive figure in our Top 101, so we asked two Prospect Team members to explain what they see. . . . more | 6 unread comments

The Top 101 Prospects of 2016 Visualized: Part Two

by Greg Wellemeyer

Two more visualizations of how the data behind the Top 101 prospects break out. . . . more | 1 unread comment

BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: 2016 Rounds 1-2

by Bret Sayre

Corey Seager and Byron Buxton lead the way as the top 30 names come off the board. . . . more | 5 unread comments

Fantasy Article Get to Know: Third Base Prospects

by Ben Carsley

A glimpse of the fantasy future at the hot corner. . . . more | 7 unread comments

Wednesday, February 3

Prospectus Feature: The Color of Baseball Statistics

by Eric Garcia McKinley

The supposedly neutral record of baseball statistics has been anything but. . . . more | 5 unread comments

Premium Article Some Projection Left: Ask The Industry: Did We Get The Shortstops Right?

by Christopher Crawford

Just short of 20 shortstops landed on the BP Top 101. Did we put them in the right order? . . . more | 20 unread comments

Premium Article Pitching Backward: Bringing the Heat

by Jeff Long

When we take the weather into account for DRA, how big a swing are we talking about? . . . more | 3 unread comments

2016 Prospects: The Ones Who Just Missed

by BP Prospect Staff

Not every prospect we like can make the 101. Here are a few who didn't quite get there, but deserve some extra love. . . . more | 17 unread comments

Transaction Analysis: Torreyes or Not Torreyes

by R.J. Anderson

The Royals sign an attractive minor league free agent, the Nationals try to recreate the worst of the Yankees infield from recent years, and hey look Carlos Quentin isn't retired after all. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Fantasy Article Welcome to Splitsville: Third Base

by Dan Strafford

Examining hot-corner players whose platoon advantages could stand out in daily and season-long formats. . . . more | 4 unread comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Third Base

by Greg Wellemeyer

Stacking up the third sackers based on their value between now and the end of the 2018 season. . . . more | 21 unread comments