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BP Bronx: Luis Severino's Slider is Becoming Deadly

by Austin Yamada

The resemblance between Luis Severino and Chris Archer is starting to become striking. . . . more | 0 comments

BP Milwaukee: Monte Harrison: Power in Adjustments

by Jack Conness

"My plan is just to keep growing, each and every day, not trying to focus too far down the road." . . . more | 0 comments

BP Wrigleyville: The Continued Evolution of Addison Russell

by Randy Holt

We can no longer look at Addison Russell as a glove-first, bat-second player. . . . more | 0 comments

Friday, April 28

Cold Takes: The Natural Conclusion of Baseball Statistics

by Patrick Dubuque

What will happen to baseball statistics as X approaches zero? . . . more | 5 unread comments

Premium Article Rubbing Mud: Common Sense Beanball Control

by Matthew Trueblood

The way baseball is played has changed, so it's time to change the way we treat beanballs. . . . more | 6 unread comments

Short Relief: An Orel History

by Mary Craig, Matt Sussman and Zack Moser

Take a moment to celebrate the greatest, and only, Orel in baseball history. . . . more | 4 unread comments

What You Need to Know: One Day, Two Losses

by Demetrius Bell

Toronto has a very bad day, Washington goes crazy at Coors Field, and the Red Sox and Yankees play fast for once. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of April 27

by Wilson Karaman

Notes on Yadier Alvarez, Zach Shepherd, Josh Hader, Mark Appel, Nick Senzel, and more. . . . more | 6 unread comments

Fantasy Article The Quinton: Early Misses, Future Misses and Analyzing our Process

by Jeff Quinton

The easy thing to do is overreact if your team missed on adding Eric Thames and James Paxton on draft day. Don't compound the sense of loss by making mistakes in analysis. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Fantasy Article Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 5

by Mark Barry

Noah Syndergaard is an auto-start (unless he's not). So it's going to be one of those kind of weeks. . . . more | 13 unread comments

Fantasy Article TDGX Transactions: Week 5

by J.J. Jansons

Injuries can pinch available slots for minor-league prospects, presenting owners with a dilemma. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: The All-April Team

by Matt Collins

Eric Thames (probably) won't keep up this home-run pace, but he still might be among the elite fantasy first basemen. It's harder to see Chris Owings and Jett Bandy continuing their respective paces, however. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Thursday, April 27

Circle Change: The Eric Thames Vision Quest

by Zach Crizer

How did Eric Thames change in Korea? And what do you learn from being Barry Bonds? . . . more | 1 unread comment

Short Relief: Baseball During Wartime

by David Temple, Zack Moser and Matthew Provenzano

A handy guide for how to enjoy baseball amidst a) the nuclear holocaust, b) massive cultural appropriation, or c) a widespread epidemic. . . . more | 3 unread comments

What You Need to Know: Pittsburgh's Gift

by Ben Diamond

Gift Ngoepe makes his MLB debut, Aaron Judge and Luis Severino shine, and a Little League game breaks out in Baltimore. . . . more | 5 unread comments

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: April 27, 2017

by Ben Carsley

Lots of changes at the top and the free-falling Royals sink all the way to the bottom. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of April 26

by Steve Givarz

Notes on Cody Reed, Erick Fedde, Kyle Tucker, Will Craig, Dylan Cozens, and more. . . . more | 9 unread comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: I’m Very Nervous

by Mike Gianella

It's no longer too early to worry—which is exactly why Mike is concerned. . . . more | 8 unread comments

Fantasy Article The Stash List: Fourth Edition

by Greg Wellemeyer

White Sox prodigy Yoan Moncada takes over the top spot. . . . more | 14 unread comments

Wednesday, April 26

Premium Article Deep, But Playable: Winning the Battle of Attrition by Surrender

by Craig Goldstein

When a rested bullpen so often beats a tired starter, it's time to stop treating early exits as a sign of weakness. . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article The Call-Up: Cody Bellinger

by Jeffrey Paternostro and Scooter Hotz

Consider this a renewed request not to use "Bae-llinger." . . . more | 3 unread comments

Short Relief: Two Science Fiction Short Stories

by Patrick Dubuque and Nathan Bishop

Joe Nuxhall approaches the biggest game of his year, and the Oakland Athletics dabble in the forbidden arts to win a championship. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Premium Article The Call-Up: Nick Pivetta

by Chaz Fiorino and Mike Gianella

The return for Jonathan Papelbon, Pivetta has gotten off to a hot start this year. . . . more | 4 unread comments

What You Need to Know: Losing the Crown

by Emma Baccellieri

King Felix looks shakier than ever, Trea Turner goes for the cycle, Danny Duffy dares everyone, and Eric Thames did it again. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Fantasy Article Dynasty Dynamics: Should You (Try and) Trade (for) Starling Marte?

by Ben Carsley

Making the most of Marte, who has been suspended for 80 games because of PEDs. . . . more | 10 unread comments

Fantasy Article Deep League Report: Week 4

by Scooter Hotz

Big names from the prospect world enter the morass of utility players and middle relievers. . . . more | 4 unread comments

Tuesday, April 25

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: The Disappearing Left Fielder?

by Russell A. Carleton

Once the home of plodding sluggers, left field is now being treated much differently by managers. . . . more | 6 unread comments

Banjo Hitter: Mr. April

by Aaron Gleeman

Bryce Harper is off to a great start, which is business as usual for one of the best April hitters of all time. . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article Notes from the Field: April 24, 2017

by BP Prospect Staff

Notes on Justus Sheffield, Yusniel Diaz, Cody Sedlock and more. . . . more | 0 comments

Short Relief: How Baseball Killed America, A Rabbit Killed Baseball, and History Killed a Fun Fact

by Mary Craig, Kate Preusser and Emma Baccellieri

Mary discovers a world delivered to Hitler by baseball, Kate watches a rabbit destroy the human facade, and Emma searches for Lithuanian baseball and winds up in Boston. . . . more | 4 unread comments

Premium Article The Call-Up: Christian Arroyo

by Wilson Karaman and Mark Barry

Mister Christian / Oh the time has come / And you know that you're the only one... . . . more | 0 comments

What You Need to Know: Can't Stop, Won't Stop

by Stacey Gotsulias

Eric Thames continues to crush baseballs, Justin Turner makes a baserunning blunder, and the Bears beat the Steelers. . . . more | 5 unread comments