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Sunday, May 28

Prospectus Feature: The Ervin Santana Disagreement

by Jonathan Judge

DRA, examined through the lens of MLB's surprising ERA leader.

Saturday, May 27

TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 88: We Covered Every Team

by Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein, Bret Sayre and George Bissell

Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre break down which National League players have experienced the biggest shifts in dynasty value over the last two months.

The Call-Up: Franchy Cordero

by Wilson Karaman and George Bissell

Viva la Franch.

Friday, May 26

DFA Podcast: Ep. 9: Mullin' Moves

by Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

On the ninth episode of DFA, Bryan, R.J., and Shawn close out the second month of baseball by reviewing those offseason transactions that shaped the start of this season. (Naturally, the Red Sox, Astros, Brewers, and Royals are all major topics of conversation.)

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.

Fantasy Article TDGX Transactions: Week 8

by J.J. Jansons

Matt Adams gets newfound attention. Max Moroff continues to rake in the minors.

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?

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.

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.

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?

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.

Circle Change: Truth Comes to the Mound

by Zach Crizer

The push and pull between hitters and pitchers is changing.

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.

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.

Premium Article Weekly Wrap: May 26, 2017

by Javier Barragan

News and notes from around the minor leagues.

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.

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.

Thursday, May 25

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of May 24th

by Steve Givarz

Notes on Monte Harrison, Mike Shawaryn, Austin Hays, and more.

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?

Flu-Like Symptoms: You Gotta Love a Slugfest

by Rob Mains

Two teams, double-digit runs, by decade.

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.

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?

Eyewitness Accounts: May 25, 2017

by Javier Barragan

Reports on Zac Gallen, Delvin Perez, and even some non-Cardinals.

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.

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.

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.

Wednesday, May 24

Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 134: Getting Recognized

by George Bissell, Mike Gianella, Eric Roseberry and Joshua Howsam

George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Eric Roseberry discuss potential wavier wire targets including Ian Happ, Tommy Joseph, Justin Smoak, Alex Avila and Brad Peacock. Then, BP Toronto Co-Editor-in-Chief Joshua Howsam joins the show to analyze Marco Estrada’s strikeout surge, Jose Bautista’s struggles, and Marcus Stroman’s upside.

DFA Podcast: Ep. 8: Veteran Pitchers and the Art of Aging

by R.J. Anderson, Meg Rowley and Shawn Brody

On the eighth episode of DFA, R.J. gets his revenge and kicks Bryan to the curb in favor of BP's Meg Rowley. They discuss the Cardinals trading Matt Adams to the Braves, the Angels signing Doug Fister, and of course a little Mariners talk. Plus much, much more!

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.

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.

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.

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?

Banjo Hitter: Mike Trout's First 50 WARP

by Aaron Gleeman

When the best gets better, no one is safe.

Premium Article The Call-Up: Sam Travis

by Scott Delp and Ben Carsley

Never trust a man with two first names.

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.

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.

Tuesday, May 23

BP Milwaukee: Heavy Hitting Brewers

by Jack Moore

Can anything slow down the Brewers' offense?

Expert FAAB Review: Week 8

by Mike Gianella

Ian Happ finds playing time in Chicago. Bradley Zimmer is given a chance in Cleveland. Matt Adams finds a lifeline (for a while) Atlanta. Don't look now at Whit Merrifield. Just don't. His name is Rio and the bid is $82.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of May 22nd

by Steve Givarz

Notes on Cionel Perez, Miguel Andujar, Brett Cumberland, and more.

Fantasy Article Closer Report: Week 8

by Matt Collins

Koda Glover has a firm grip on the Nationals closer job—for now. Keep your eyes on Brad Hand in San Diego in case Brandon Maurer falters. Be patient with Edwin Diaz in Seattle; he'll soon be closing again.

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.

Premium Article Notes from the Field: May 23, 2017

by BP Prospect Staff

Notes and video on Tatito, Gavin Lux, and more.

Short Relief: The Laws of Trout, The Heart of Biagini, and the Power of Dirt

by Kate Preusser, Emma Baccellieri and Trevor Strunk

Kate wants to protect Joe Biagini from the world, Emma unlocks the secrets of an ancient ritual, and Trevor unearths new truths about Mike Trout.

What You Need to Know: First to Thirty

by Stacey Gotsulias

Houston gets back on track, Baltimore falls apart against Minnesota, and the catwalk gets involved in Tampa Bay.

Monday, May 22

Fantasy Article The Buyer's Guide: Justin Smoak

by Eric Roseberry

Smoak is having his best season—but how much fire is behind his new success?

Fantasy Article TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 98

by Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

The Three True Outcomes podcast is back to chat about the state of the podcast, the state of the game, and how both impact (or don't impact) Scoresheet.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of May 19-21

by Mark Anderson

Notes on Victor Robles, Michael Kopech, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Francisco Mejia, Kyle Funkhouser, and more.

Premium Article Flu-Like Symptoms: Detroit's Earthworm Preservation Society

by Rob Mains

Tigers pitchers keep it in the air.

Transaction Analysis: Have Gloves, Will Travel

by Bryan Grosnick

It's musical utility men, as Michael Martinez, Danny Santana, Christian Colon, and others find new homes.

Premium Article Rubbing Mud: The Muscle Memory of Bunting

by Matthew Trueblood

Teams have smartened up about sacrifice bunts, but every once in a while managers just can't help themselves.

Short Relief: Witnessing Assault, Keeping a Journal, and Mixing Baseball and Board Games

by Meg Rowley, Holly Wendt and Patrick Dubuque

Meg analyzes the thoughts of eleven witnesses to an HBP, Holly wonders on the objectivity of journal-keeping, and Patrick creates a new form of fantasy baseball.

Premium Article Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 22, 2017

by BP Prospect Staff

A second-generation impaler continues to impale, a first-round pick continues to confound in the Cal League, and more.

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: May 22, 2017

by Ben Carsley

It turns out the Astros aren't invicible.

What You Need to Know: The Name is Bonds, Mike Bonds

by Ashley Varela

Mike Trout remains the best in baseball, Chris Sale puts his stamp on the history books again, Mike Clevinger tries his hand at a no-hitter, and Rio Ruiz clubs his first home run.

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