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Prospectus Feature: Buxton's Back, and Not Busted Yet

by Aaron Gleeman

In a lost season, getting Byron Buxton settled in and ready to be a long-term asset is the most important goal for the next four months. > >

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Baseball Therapy: The Knee

by Russell A. Carleton

Moving the strike zone up seems a simple, elegant solution to what ails offense. But won't anybody think of the unintended consequences!? . . . more | 2 unread comments

Raising Aces: Debut Ante: Julio Urias

by Doug Thorburn

The box score won't tell you this, but Julio Urias justified the hype in his debut. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Premium Article Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 31, 2016

by BP Prospect Staff

We made you wait an extra day, so we put in an extra writeup. . . . more | 7 unread comments

What You Need to Know: So This Is Matt Harvey!

by Daniel Rathman

The Mets erstwhile ace gets back on track, the Braves are on a bona fide not-cold streak, and Wood beats Wood. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Cold Takes: The Milestone Percentage Added

by Patrick Dubuque

Tracking the odds that Ichiro and ARod will hit important milestones, one day at a time. . . . more | 0 comments

The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, May 31

by Matt Sussman

Errbody knows: Tuesday Hit Lists get crazy. . . . more | 1 unread comment

BP Toronto: Craig Kimbrel vs. Russell Martin

by Greg Wisniewski

One at-bat can provide an awful lot of interesting stuff to analyze. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article Closer Report: Week Nine

by Matt Collins

Surveying the ninth-inning situations around the league. . . . more | 4 unread comments

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of May 27-30

by Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out over the Memorial Day weekend, led by Rockies pitcher Sam Howard. . . . more | 15 unread comments

Expert FAAB Review: Week Nine

by Mike Gianella

A look at how the wise guys spent their money in expert leagues this week. . . . more | 4 unread comments

Monday, May 30

What You Need to Know: Yu is Back; Baseball Better

by Ashley Varela

Yu Darvish returns in full force, the Royals stage an unlikely comeback, and the Mariners embarrass themselves on the basepaths in new and creative ways. . . . more | 3 unread comments

Prospectus Feature: The Under-the-Radar Team Adjustments

by Rob Mains

The teams that are doing things radically different than last year, and whether they mean anything. . . . more | 4 unread comments

Sunday, May 29

Rubbing Mud: On Taillon and Glasnow As This Story's Heroes

by Matthew Trueblood

The Pirates' fine season might get finer. Do two pitching phenoms make for a climactic Act III? . . . more | 5 unread comments

BP Bronx: Throw Hard, Get Rocked

by Nick Ashbourne

The Yankees' strategy of throwing harder than any team in baseball is, surprisingly, not working. . . . more | 0 comments

BP Mets: And I Feel Fine

by Erik Malinowski

Coming to terms with the inevitable end of David Wright . . . more | 0 comments

Saturday, May 28

Raising Aces: Miracle Matz

by Doug Thorburn

The Mets have another ace on their hands, while the Astros' fireballers show both promise and risk. . . . more | 0 comments

BP Wrigleyville: 'I Didn't Know How Good I Could Be'

by Leigh Coridan

Remember how unlikely Ben Zobrist's career as a superstar was? The Cubs' second baseman talks about what brought him here. . . . more | 0 comments

BP Boston: The Kind of Offense That Shows Up Once a Decade

by Matthew Kory

The Red Sox offense is something else. It's been largely BABIP-driven, but also something else. . . . more | 0 comments

BP South Side: The Royals Are Baseball's Perfect Tormentors

by James Fegan

Even division rivals hope the Royals' run doesn't end on a grim injury. . . . more | 0 comments

Friday, May 27

Rubbing Mud: All the Implications of Odubel Herrera

by Matthew Trueblood

The recent success of Rule 5ers like Herrera speaks to, among other things, the prevailing style of play and the glut of talent in MLB. . . . more | 10 unread comments

Premium Article The Call-Up: Julio Urias

by Wilson Karaman and Ben Carsley

And so begins the greatest round of "I feel so, so, so old" we've ever seen. . . . more | 5 unread comments

Raising Aces: Digging Under The Gun

by Doug Thorburn

How do we recalibrate our reliance on the radar gun for modern-day pitching evaluation? . . . more | 1 unread comment

Prospectus Feature: Why Is College Baseball A Statistical Wasteland?

by Jake Garcia

You would never know baseball had undergone a data revolution if you only followed the NCAA. This might finally be changing. . . . more | 0 comments

What You Need to Know: Would You Believe It, A New Strikeout Record

by Daniel Rathman

The Astros strike out a slew to set one record, Fernandez whiffs a bunch to tie a franchise mark, and Jackie Bradley is back to being a regular guy. . . . more | 6 unread comments

The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, May 27

by Matthew Kory

This one's got a little salt in its language. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Premium Article Weekly Wrap: May 27, 2016

by Will Haines

Bad news for Gary Sanchez, good news for J.P. Crawford and more news and notes. . . . more | 3 unread comments

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, May 26th

by Mark Anderson

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Alex Bregman, Carson Kelly, Sean Reid-Foley, and (almost) all of the Lancaster JetHawks. . . . more | 15 unread comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Batted-Ball Trajectory and BABIP Overachievers

by Wilson Karaman

A look at several players who might be well equipped to sustain lofty batting averages on balls in play. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Nine

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 Free Agent Watch: Week Nine

by George Bissell and J.J. Jansons

If these players are available in your league, they might be worth a look, depending on the format. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Draft Rankings: The Updated Top 300

by Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

Mike and Bret revise their preseason rankings, incorporating early-season performance. . . . more | 3 unread comments

Thursday, May 26

Tools of Ignorance: The Team-Mandated Player Opt-Out

by Jeff Quinton

Within an unusual and thought-provoking trend, there is an extremely unusual and extremely thought-provoking subtrend. . . . more | 13 unread comments

Players Prefer Presentation: Let Ballparks Get Old

by Meg Rowley

Can baseball thrive in cities where nostalgia is suffocated? . . . more | 10 unread comments

Prospectus Feature: On David Ortiz and Perhaps the Best Final Season Ever

by Aaron Gleeman

Somewhere, a recreational Sunday softball league is about to get really, really good. . . . more | 0 comments