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Prospectus Feature: The Ervin Santana Disagreement

by Jonathan Judge

DRA, examined through the lens of MLB's surprising ERA leader. . . . more | 9 unread comments

Updated What You Need to Know: Blown Away

by Ashley Varela

Stephen Strasburg and Max Scherzer combine for 28 strikeouts, Chase Anderson flirts with a no-hitter, Aaron Judge collects his first grand slam, and Dellin Betances destroys Gary Sanchez's mitt. . . . more | 0 comments

Friday, May 26

Circle Change: Truth Comes to the Mound

by Zach Crizer

The push and pull between hitters and pitchers is changing. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Premium Article Deep, But Playable: Jurickson Profar's Path Forward

by Craig Goldstein

Brandon Phillips and the illusion of hindsight, by way of the one-time elite prospect. . . . more | 4 unread comments

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Big City, Georgia

by Bryan Grosnick and Wilson Karaman

Atlanta ditches James Loney for Matt Adams as Freddie Freeman's replacement and the Padres mercifully put Jered Weaver on hold. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Premium Article Weekly Wrap: May 26, 2017

by Javier Barragan

News and notes from around the minor leagues. . . . more | 0 comments

Short Relief: The Intricate Dreams of Papas and Weavers

by Mary Craig and Matt Sussman

Mary foretells the downfall of the Mets, and Matt does some research just for you. . . . more | 0 comments

What You Need to Know: Incomplete Nova

by Demetrius Bell

Ivan Nova almost finishes what he started, Big Sexy gets robbed, and Odubel Herrera goes platinum. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of May 25

by Wilson Karaman

Notes on Michael Chavis, Lucas Giolito, Eloy Jimenez, Lewis Thorpe, Ian Anderson, and more. . . . more | 7 unread comments

Fantasy Article TDGX Transactions: Week 8

by J.J. Jansons

Matt Adams gets newfound attention. Max Moroff continues to rake in the minors. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: So About That Nick Castellanos Breakout

by Wilson Karaman

Castellanos has been a big disappointment. Will that change with an adjustment? . . . more | 4 unread comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 9

by Mark Barry

It's a rough week in the NL, where no one with two scheduled outings is worthy of automatic, fore-sure, consecutive starts. Carlos Carrasco and Chris Sale, conversely, are ready to pitch two. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Miggy's Decline?

by Matt Collins

Through 33 games, the Detroit Tigers stalwart is having his worst season since he broke in as a 20-year-old in 2003. He just turned 34, but have physical issues caught up the likely Hall of Fame slugger? . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article Free Agent Watch: Week 8

by George Bissell

Alex Avila's resurgence is real, but will the forces of regression take hold? Also: Don't wait to count the feathers on Brad Peacock. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Fantasy Article The Stash List: Eighth Edition

by Greg Wellemeyer

Yoan Moncada reaches Chicago, but it's just so a doctor can look at his hand. Hunter Pence can be a reliable offensive source, when healthy. Carlos Rodon is inching closer to a major-league return. . . . more | 6 unread comments

Thursday, May 25

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Putting the Fun in Fungible

by Bryan Grosnick

Doug Fister joins the rotation-starved Angels and the Mets pick up more depth than they expected to need. . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article Guarding The Lines: The Grind

by Jarrett Seidler

How much should we read into a slow start - relative to expectations - from a top overall pick? . . . more | 0 comments

Short Relief: Toasting Bartolo, Reviewing Bryzzo, and Eating Hats

by David Temple, Rian Watt and Zack Moser

David congraulates Birthday Boy Bartolo Colon on a job reasonably well done, Rian breaks down the Bryzzo Souvenir commercials, and Zack... well, it says it right there in the title. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Eyewitness Accounts: May 25, 2017

by Javier Barragan

Reports on Zac Gallen, Delvin Perez, and even some non-Cardinals. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: May 25, 2017

by Ben Carsley

There's a real dog fight for the bottom in the NL West. . . . more | 0 comments

What You Need to Know: Bouncing Sevy

by Ben Diamond

Luis Severino gets back on track, Sonny Gray looks like his old self, Jose Berrios dazzles with his hook, and Billy Hamilton is very fast. . . . more | 3 unread comments

Fantasy Freestyle: Fantasy Draft Rankings for Imaginary Players

by Mike Gianella

Hooray for Hollywood! From Henry Rowengartner to Clu Haywood, how much would these well-known dramaticized ballplayers go for in the fantasy game? . . . more | 5 unread comments

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of May 24th

by Steve Givarz

Notes on Monte Harrison, Mike Shawaryn, Austin Hays, and more. . . . more | 12 unread comments

Wednesday, May 24

Premium Article Rubbing Mud: Jake Arrieta's Broken Breaking Balls

by Matthew Trueblood

Is the dominant Jake Arrieta from 2015 and part of 2016 still lurking, underneath an ugly ERA? . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article The Call-Up: Sam Travis

by Scott Delp and Ben Carsley

Never trust a man with two first names. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Short Relief: Votto's Insult Comedy, Weaver's Embarrassment Comedy, and Nancy's Achievement

by Jason Wojciechowski, Patrick Dubuque and Nathan Bishop

Jason breaks down a baseball player's roast, Patrick attends a kid's friend's birthday party, and Nathan enjoys some slow radio airtime. . . . more | 5 unread comments

What You Need to Know: Shutouts and Almost Shutouts

by Emma Baccellieri

Clayton Kershaw and Ervin Santana dazzled, Bryce Harper and Edwin Encarnacion went boom, and the Braves waited it out for a win. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of May 23rd

by Steve Givarz

Gavin LaValley isn't merely a rejected character name from The OC. He's a prospect too. . . . more | 10 unread comments

Fantasy Article Dynasty Dynamics: Checking on Some Prospect Sleepers

by Ben Carsley

Bo Bichette continues to look like the real deal. Others, such as Yeyson Yrizarri, look to be in trouble. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Fantasy Article Deep League Report: Week 8

by Scooter Hotz

Anthony Alford gets a chance with the Jays and Jared Hoying gets one with the Rangers. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Tuesday, May 23

Baseball Therapy: How Long Can You Keep a Secret?

by Russell A. Carleton

One team's brilliant discovery eventually becomes the entire league's status quo. . . . more | 6 unread comments

Premium Article Notes from the Field: May 23, 2017

by BP Prospect Staff

Notes and video on Tatito, Gavin Lux, and more. . . . more | 0 comments