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Monday, August 29

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 946: Which WAR(P) is Just?

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam banter about an In-N-Out Burger baseball promotion gone wrong and the MLB.TV Game Changer, then decide which win-value stat they side with when the available options don't tell the same stories about certain stars.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of August 26-28

by Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out over the weekend, including Jose De Leon, Jeimer Candelario, Nick Torres, and Carson Fulmer.

Fantasy Article Deep League Report: Week 22

by Scooter Hotz

Examining players who might pique your interest in deeper formats.

Fantasy Article The Buyer's Guide: Hernan Perez and Friends

by J.P. Breen

A look at whether four players with big-time helium can keep on soaring, or if they're balloons waiting to pop.

Transaction Analysis: Heart, Soul, and Marginal Upgrades

by Bryan Grosnick and Wilson Karaman

Chooch is switching coasts, Desmond Jennings is moving on, David Freese is staying put, and Scrabble goes to Washington.

Prospectus Q&A: Rusty Kuntz

by Tim Britton

Baseball's most prepared first-base coach talks about the details that can change a scouting report, and ignoring the sheet of paper that comes from upstairs.

Prospectus Feature: Coleman/Hamilton, Part 2: Why We’re Missing Out On It

by Rob Mains

Baseball's move beyond seat-of-your-pants, gut-feel baserunning is good for winning and good for Vince Coleman's records.

Prospectus Feature: Baseball Player Human

by Trevor Strunk

On the ongoing Tommy La Stella story.

The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, Aug. 29

by Matt Sussman

Guaranteed gold.

Premium Article Monday Morning Ten Pack: August 29, 2016

by BP Prospect Staff

Notes on Matt Manning, Stephen Gonsalves, Cody Ponce, and more.

What You Need to Know: Everything Is Gary Sanchez

by Ashley Varela

Gary Sanchez sets a new home run record, Luke Weaver dazzles in his home debut, and more from the weekend’s action.

Sunday, August 28

Prospect Profile: James Reeves

by Jessica Quiroli

How a lesser known Yankees prospect is helping himself stand out.

Raising Aces: Bundy's Travels

by Doug Thorburn

Four years separated as elite prospects, how do Dylan Bundy and Alex Reyes stack up?

BP Milwaukee: Jonathan Villar's Historically Bad Baserunning

by Seth Victor

Jonathan Villar has 50 stolen bases and has been worth negative runs on the bases. Lol.

Saturday, August 27

BP Toronto: How Manfred's 'Fixes' Could Hurt Pitchers

by Joshua Howsam

Nothing comes without unintended consequences.

BP Mets: Nobody Believes Cespedes Is Staying (Except Me)

by Jarrett Seidler

Viewing Yoenis Cespedes' opt-out not as an escape valve but as leverage.

Friday, August 26

Premium Article Weekly Wrap: August 26, 2016

by Will Haines

News and notes from around the minor leagues.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 945: Why Did the Dodgers Make Clayton Kershaw Cry?

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben, Sam, and BP's Jonathan Judge discuss the Dodgers' puzzling decision to trade A.J. Ellis for Carlos Ruiz, breaking down the beloved backstops' hard-to-see skills and then considering the clubhouse implications.

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: DRA Do-Gooders

by Wilson Karaman

Our advanced pitching metric suggests brighter days ahead for some of these hurlers.

Fantasy Article Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 21

by Scooter Hotz

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

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, August 25th

by Mark Anderson

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Alberto Tirado, Lewis Brinson, Roman Quinn, and Fernando Romero.

Prospectus Feature: Coleman/Hamilton, Pt. 1: What We're Missing Out On

by Rob Mains

Modern baseball is smarter, which isn't always as fun.

Pebble Hunting: A Sense Of Where You Are

by Sam Miller

A night with baseball's newest prospect.

Premium Article The Call-Up: Jorge Alfaro

by Jarrett Seidler and J.P. Breen

El Oso gets to hunt in Philly for a bit.

What You Need to Know: Nope, Hit

by Nicolas Stellini

Matt Moore pitches forever and all he gets to show for it is a huff of exasperation, and more from Thursday's action.

The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, August 26

by Matthew Kory

We've reached the soup-and-pizza-restaurant-idea part of the season.

Thursday, August 25

Premium Article Eyewitness Accounts: August 25, 2016

by BP Prospect Staff

Eyes on Kyle Tucker, Lucas Erceg, and more.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, August 24th

by Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Michael Kopech, Chance Adams, Arvicent Perez, and Colton Welker.

Fantasy Article Dynasty Dynamics: What the Hell Is Happening: AL Edition

by Ben Carsley

These four junior-circuit players have risen from anonymity to prominence, but should we expect them to stay fantasy-relevant going forward?

Pitching Backward: Zach With No K

by Jeff Long

Exploring a hypothetical: What if Zach Britton, extreme batted-ball outlier, didn't strike anybody out?

Banjo Hitter: Baseball's Unlikeliest Slugger?

by Aaron Gleeman

Give it up for 'the next Jamey Carroll.'

What You Need to Know: Beltway Goes Balt's Way

by Demetrius Bell

The Orioles win a wild one, Mike Trout and Albert Pujols do the things, and more from Wednesday's action.

Wednesday, August 24

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 944: How Many Barry Bondses?

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam banter about Rich Hill and Dylan Stoops, then answer listener emails about Collin McHugh, stacking rosters with clones of Barry Bonds, diving into first base, Dylan Bundy and Ervin Santana, and more.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, August 23rd

by Wilson Karaman

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Allen Cordoba, Zack Collins, Trevor Clifton, and Ricardo Sanchez.

Two-Strike Approach: Verlander's Third Act

by Cat Garcia

Justin Verlander is the rare power pitcher who has reversed a downward trajectory late after 30.

Outta Left Field: 1 Percent Playoff Odds, 110 Percent Effort

by Dustin Palmateer

We're at a point in the season where a lot of the baseball is meaningless. What force of gravity is it that keeps pulling players toward effort?

Rubbing Mud: Alex Reyes, Game-Changer

by Matthew Trueblood

Th Cardinals' deep pitching staff has freed them to use Alex Reyes in an interesting way; fun facts result.

What You Need to Know: Gsellman Is Just In Time

by Emma Baccellieri

The rookie makes his debut and bails out Jon Niese, plus more from Tuesday's action.

Transaction Analysis: Go-Go Goes to Texas

by Bryan Grosnick

Carlos Gomez's swift decline got him dropped by the Astros, but the Rangers think there's still value to be had.

Tuesday, August 23

Premium Article The Call-Up: Robert Gsellman

by Jeffrey Paternostro and Mike Gianella

Robert Gs... Gsell...Gonna pitch out the bullpen so it doesn't really matter.

Expert FAAB Review: Week 21

by Mike Gianella

A look at how the wise guys spent their money in expert leagues this week.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Monday, August 22nd

by Mark Anderson

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Jose De Leon, Lucas Erceg, Jesus Sanchez, and Tyler Wells.

Fantasy Article Closer Report: Week 21

by Matt Collins

Surveying the ninth-inning situations around the league.

Fantasy Article The Buyer's Guide: Keon Broxton

by J.P. Breen

The Brewers outfielder has a 1.132 OPS since the All-Star break, but how much of that surge can he sustain?

Cold Takes: Introducing The Dubuque Plan

by Patrick Dubuque

Keeping the baby, throwing out (with maximum speed and efficiency) the bathwater.

Baseball Therapy: If I Had A Million Dollars

by Russell A. Carleton

What's the best way to spend money, given what we know right this minute?

Premium Article Prospect House: Risky Business

by Mauricio Rubio

Sometimes you just gotta say...

Rubbing Mud: Should Probably Trade Cespedes

by Matthew Trueblood

The Mets, on the brink of being out of it, have the most attractive player on the August trade market, and a reasonable path to trading him.

What You Need to Know: Homer Story

by Daniel Rathman

The Dodgers hit a bunch of homers off a guy named Bailey, and more from Monday's action.

Premium Article Notes from the Field: August 23, 2016

by BP Prospect Staff

Notes on first-rounders Hudson Potts, Taylor Ward, and others.

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