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Wednesday, August 20

The Lineup Card: Sevin Epitaphs for Bud Selig's Reign

Baseball Prospectus

With Rob Manfred elected to become the next commissioner, the staff looks back on the incumbent's time in office.

Fantasy Article They Hold No Quarter: Second Basemen

by BP Fantasy Staff

Part two in the position-by-position look at players who might be worth stashing in keeper leagues.

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Being Wrong About Yovani Gallardo

by J.P. Breen

J.P. wasn't expecting much from the Brewers righty, but he's been pleasantly surprised.

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Red Sox Place Their Betts

by R.J. Anderson

Mookie is recalled, Bradley goes down. Also returning to the majors are Carlos Martinez and Will Harris.

Premium Article What You Need to Know: August 20, 2014

by Daniel Rathman

Second chances for me but not for thee.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, August 19

by Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Mariners first baseman D.J. Peterson and Red Sox righty Anthony Ranaudo.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 518: Your Emails Mean Business

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam answer listener emails about outfielders, strikeouts, command vs. control, and more.

Moonshot: The Analytic Value of the Crack of the Bat

by Robert Arthur

Can you use the sound of the bat for actual sabermetric research? Heck yes you can.

Tuesday, August 19

Premium Article Going Yard: Four Impressive High School Hitters

by Ryan Parker

The Perfect Game All-American Classic was fertile ground for watching the next generation of batsmen.

Notes About Baseball: Rain Delay Theater: Backflips, Whiffleballers and a Wookiee Surprise

by Rocco DeMaro

What happens when play stops and the real fun begins for David Price, Andrew McCutchen and Joe Nathan? That, plus a closer look at a pitcher who is very far away (or, at least part of him is).

Premium Article What You Need to Know: August 19, 2014

by Chris Mosch

Yesterday's extra-innings fun and today's top-notch pitching matchups.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Monday, August 18

by Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Cubs shortstop Addison Russell and Astros righty Nick Tropeano.

Fantasy Article The Stash List: 18th Edition: The Final Quest

by Bret Sayre

Taijuan Walker nabs the no. 1 spot in the last top 20 of the season.

Fantasy Article Deep Impact: Week 20

by Ben Carsley

Examining a handful of players who might pique your interest in deep leagues.

Daily League Strategy: The Melky Way

by Paul Sporer

Paul doesn't trust Mike Fiers at the Rogers Centre, so the Jays outfielder earns a spot in his recommended lineup.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 517: The MVP Conversation Conversation

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss Alex Gordon, Mike Trout, and the relationship between defensive stats and the MVP award.

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: Becoming An Adult f/x

by Russell A. Carleton

Minor leaguers are barely adults. What are teams doing about that?

Monday, August 18

Fantasy Article The Buyer's Guide: Jonathan Lucroy

by J.P. Breen

The Brewers backstop has emerged as a darkhorse MVP candidate, but his is improvement at the plate sustainable?

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Closer Reclamation Season

by R.J. Anderson

The Tiger and Pirates bolster bullpens with busted closers, the Diamondbacks buy low on Brett Jackson, Kyle Drabek returns to the majors and the Dodgers' infield just got thin.

Premium Article What You Need to Know: August 18, 2014

by Daniel Rathman

The A's continue their free-fall, Michael Cuddyer and David Ortiz blast off, and other action from the weekend, plus what to watch on Monday.

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, August 18

by Matt Sussman

Goofus is witless. Gallant is His List.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of August 15-17

by Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out over the weekend, including Brandon Nimmo, Eloy Jimenez, and Raimel Tapia.

The Week in Quotes: August 11-17, 2014

by Nick Bacarella

Running through the notable quotes from the week that was.

Fantasy Article Closer to Me: Week 21

by Mauricio Rubio

Surveying the ninth-inning situations around the league

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 516: What You Missed at Saber Seminar

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam talk about Ben's weekend at Saber Seminar.

Fantasy Article Interleague Report: Week 21

by Jeff Quinton

A look at the upcoming AL-vs-NL and NL-vs-AL matchups, and how they might affect teams' lineups.

Premium Article Monday Morning Ten Pack: August 18, 2014

by BP Prospect Staff

Writeups on Cole Tucker, Patrick Leonard, Mason Williams, and, you guessed it, seven more prospects.

Saturday, August 16

TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 27: Health Injuries

by Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

There Is No Offseason is a podcast that focuses exclusively on dynasty and long-term keeper formats. We talk major leagues, minor leagues and we never miss an opportunity to take a jab at Craig.

Friday, August 15

The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, August 15

by Matthew Kory

It's Friday, Friday, got a late List on Friday.

Premium Article Painting the Black: Danny Duffy's Bestie

by R.J. Anderson

How much of Danny Duffy's breakout season can be traced to James Shields?

Premium Article What Scouts Are Saying: August 15, 2014

Baseball Prospectus

Scouts' takes on Chris Davis, Aaron Judge, Sean Manaea, and other interesting players.

Premium Article Raising Aces: Have Pitch Counts Gone Too Far?

by Doug Thorburn

Teams aren't letting pitchers throw 140 pitches in a game anymore, so why are they still getting hurt?

Premium Article Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 21

by Wilson Karaman

Helping you set your fantasy rotation for next week with a look at the two-start pitchers.

Premium Article What You Need to Know: August 15, 2014

by Daniel Rathman

Fourteen-strikeout facts and trivia, plus your guide to how to spend your baseball time this weekend.

Premium Article The View from the Loge Level: The Mentors Behind the Managers

by Daron Sutton

For every elite draft prospect, there's a coach.

Daily League Strategy: Rollin' on Ross

by Paul Sporer

Paul turns to breakout stud Tyson Ross and returns to old favorite Kole Calhoun.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 515: Jeff Passan on How the Commissioner Got Made

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam talk to Yahoo! Sports columnist Jeff Passan about Commissioner-elect Rob Manfred.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, August 14

by Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Indians outfielder James Ramsey and Astros righty Vincent Velasquez.

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Starling Marte and Being Wrong

by Craig Goldstein

Craig doesn't like being wrong, but he doesn't mind owning up to it about the Pirates outfielder.

Premium Article Pebble Hunting: Arizona's Pitching Problems

by Sam Miller

Are the Diamondbacks screwing up pitchers? And is our usual approach to those questions the right one?

Thursday, August 14

Eyewitness Accounts: August 14, 2014

by BP Prospect Staff

Eyes on Danry Vasquez, Aaron Judge, Billy McKinney, Austin Meadows, Kyle Schwarber, and Jacoby Jones.

Premium Article An Agent's Take: The Small World

by Joshua Kusnick

Client poaching, Instagram, hunting gear endorsements, and the rest of the things that a small agency thinks about.

Feature Focus: Prospect Tracker

by Rob McQuown

The tool for tracking the current top prospects, reviewing prospects from past seasons, and following your team tracker teams across all levels.

Premium Article Free Agent Watch: Week 20

by Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

If these players are on your waiver wire, they might be worth a look, depending on the format of your league.

Premium Article What You Need to Know: August 14, 2014

by Daniel Rathman

The blues run the game, so is there anything to be done about Rule 7.13? Also the rest of Wednesday's action and Thursday's previews.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 514: A Podcast for Your Thoughts

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam answer listener emails about Justin Verlander's woes, switch-pitchers, empty averages, and more.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, August 13

by Jeff Moore

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Pirates infielder JaCoby Jones and Dodgers lefty Julio Urias.

Fantasy Article TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 31

by Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

The Outcomes recommend pickups for the stretch run, discuss the upcoming supplemental draft, and tour the nation's capital.

Premium Article Skewed Left: Where Have All The Suspensions Gone?

by Zachary Levine

Has MLB given up on stopping intentional beanballs?

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