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Friday, May 22

West Coast By Us: Day 1: In The Land Where Everybody Is Immediately Put On TV

by Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman

First step off the plane and the boys get a tv pilot, learn about the limitations of a big screen, see Kris Bryant do a thing and eat no In-N-Out.

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, May 22

by Matt Sussman

Engage.

Premium Article What You Need to Know: Bummed!

by Daniel Rathman

DeGrom DeGrominates, the surprisingly good Tigers' bullpen is unsurprisingly bad, Bumgarner beats Kershaw again, and the best defensive play of the day.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, May 21, 2015

by Jeff Moore

Updates on Luis Severino, Ryan McMahon, Raul Mondesi, and more.

Fantasy Rounders: The Young and the Splitless

by Doug Thorburn

Finding value on a loaded day of high-level arms and price-conscious bats

BP Wrigleyville: On Kris Bryant's Patience

by Sahadev Sharma

Did you know that the Cubs, led by Kris Bryant, are tops in all of baseball in pitches per plate appearance? You do now.

BP Unfiltered: Everything You Could Have Learned This Week, 5/22/15

by Ian Frazer

On hard slides, hard-hit balls, scorer bias, Barry Bonds, and Ian's dishwasher.

Fantasy Article Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Eight

by Wilson Karaman

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

Fantasy Article TTO Scoresheet Podcast: 10 Players to Pick in May Supplemental Drafts

by Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

The outcomes offer recommendations on 10 players in each league, then mock draft the 38th round on the podcast.

Fantasy Article Free Agent Watch: Week Eight

by Keith Cromer and Mike Gianella

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

Fantasy Article Deep League Report: Week Seven

by Keith Cromer

Examining players who might pique your interest in deep leagues.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 682: How Bryce Harper Broke Out

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam banter about earthquakes, Tim Lincecum, and baseball nightmares, then talk to Dan Rozenson about Bryce Harper.

BP Announcements: Los Angeles Dodgers Job Openings

by Rob McQuown

Dodgers seek Senior Developer and Data Scientist

Going Yard: The Near Perfection of Pederson

by Ryan Parker

The results are plain to see, but Joc Pederson's mechanics are also a thing of beauty.

Premium Article Rubbing Mud: The Quarter-Season Odds Report

by Matthew Trueblood

Painting a table of how the season's expectations have changed.

Thursday, May 21

Eyewitness Accounts: May 21, 2015

by BP Prospect Staff

Updates on Aaron Judge, Jhoan Urena, Cole Tucker, Tito Polo, and Styker Trahan.

West Coast By Us: California Stars

by Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman

The Cespedes boys head west.

Premium Article Pitching Backward: How Offense is Created

by Jeff Long

Visualizing the components of offensive production.

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: All's Well That Ends Wel

by R.J. Anderson and Christopher Crawford

Welington Castillo heads north by northwest, while the Astros acquire international bonus slots for a minor prospects.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, May 20, 2015

by Jeff Moore

Updates on Aaron Nola, Miguel Sano, Jake Thompson, and more.

An Agent's Take: An Offer

by Joshua Kusnick

Don't forget the forgotten heroes of the sport's past.

Fantasy Rounders: Diversification

by Doug Thorburn

Reflecting on the strategy of creating multiple lineups for a single slate of ballgames

Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 54: The Closer Heavy One

by Mauricio Rubio, Mauricio Rubio and Mauricio Rubio

Short show this week, here are the topics: Hello! Housekeeping! intro FAAB Trade Anthony Gose For Luke Gregerson Closers Goodbye!

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Revisiting the AL-Only Reliever Landscape

by Nick Shlain

Examining a few arms Nick missed going into the season, but who've since caught his eye.

Fantasy Article The Stash List: Sixth Edition, 2015

by Bret Sayre

Featuring an entirely new top three, following the graduation of Maikel Franco and Henderson Alvarez.

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Rebuilding = Opportunity

by J.J. Jansons

These young Braves might seize their playing-time chances and offer value to fantasy owners.

Premium Article Release Points: How Bryce Harper Beat The Book On Bryce Harper

by Dan Rozenson

To understand Harper's breakthrough, look at what he's done to the breaking balls pitchers threw.

Premium Article What You Need to Know: Ump Show!

by Daniel Rathman

The Giants beat the Dodgers again, Bryce Harper gets ejected again, Bartolo Colon struggled with command agai--er, for the first time in a while, and the best defensive play of the day.

Premium Article Raising Aces: Debut Ante: Noah Syndergaard

by Doug Thorburn

One of the top pitching prospects in the game has now made two starts in the bigs. He's been pretty impressive, but how does he grade mechanically?

Wednesday, May 20

Premium Article Some Projection Left: Frankie Say Re...liever?

by Christopher Crawford

Opinions vary on what pitcher Frankie Montellas could be in the future, and the gap is wide on his potential floor and ceiling.

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Staying Afloat in a Sea of Fluctuations

by Jeff Quinton

How to improve fantasy decision-making amid variations in player performance.

Premium Article Rubbing Mud: Royal Change

by Matthew Trueblood

Why Kansas City is so interesting, and why Kansas City is so good.

Premium Article What You Need to Know: As Predicted!

by Daniel Rathman

The Nationals find first place, Randy Choate reaches first base, the Brewers go back-to-back-to-back, and the best defensive play of the day.

Fantasy Rounders: The Life of Bryce

by Doug Thorburn

Breaking good with Harper and navigating through a murky sea of suspect arms

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

by Jeff Moore

Updates on Joey Gallo, Carlos Correa, Byron Buxton, and more.

Premium Article The Call-Up: Wilmer Difo

by CJ Wittmann and Bret Sayre

The Nationals surprise with their latest call-up.

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, May 20

by Matthew Kory

Some good ones in here. Trust us.

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: The Evolution of Lucas Duda

by Greg Wellemeyer

What does the Mets first baseman's new approach mean for his fantasy value?

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 681: Marlins Madness, Sabermetric Milestones, and Other Emails

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam banter about the Marlins' unorthodox managerial move, Play Index about doubles, and answer emails about innings counts, sabermetric milestones, and more.

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Early-Season Back-End Breakouts

by Wilson Karaman

Can these three arms keep surpassing preseason expectations?

The BP Wayback Machine: Rafael Furcal's Retirement Retrospective

by BP Staff

Sixteen years of BP Annual comments.

The Lineup Card: Seven Memories of Randy Johnson's Hall of Fame Career

Baseball Prospectus

The second in a four-part series honoring this year's inductees.

Tuesday, May 19

Premium Article Baseball's Seven Wonders: Rickey Henderson's OBP

by Sam Miller

How Rickey Henderson stayed the best in the world at one crucial baseball skill, well into his 40s.

Premium Article What You Need to Know: Corey Math

by Chris Mosch

Kluber, fresh off an 18-K performance, strikes out a dozen; pitchers duels turn into bullpen games, Carlos Gomez bounces back from a pitch to the face, and the best defensive play of the day.

Fantasy Rounders: Happy Holliday

by Doug Thorburn

Dumpster-diving for arms and the Holliday gifts that keep on giving

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Monday, May 18, 2015

by Jeff Moore

Updates on Tim Anderson, Franklin Barreto, Manny Banuelos, and more.

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Marlins Do Odd Thing

by R.J. Anderson

Mike Redmond is out; the GM Dan Jennings is in. Will it settle the Marlins' permanently wobbly managerial chair?

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: AL-Only Adds, Part Two

by Nick Shlain

A pair of young arms who are worthy of your consideration.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 680: Travis Sawchik on the Pirates and Big Data Baseball

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam talk to Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Pirates beat writer Travis Sawchik about his new book, Big Data Baseball.

Fantasy Article Closer Report: Eighth Edition

by Matt Collins

Surveying the ninth-inning situations around the league.

Expert FAAB Review: Week Seven

by Mike Gianella

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

Premium Article Prospect Profile: The Reevaluation of Dominic Smith

by Jeff Moore

How a scout balances information gathered in the past with what they see in the present can be difficult. It's certainly the case with one Mets prospect.

Baseball Therapy: The Left-Fielder Behind The Catcher Shift

by Russell A. Carleton

Is the craziest thing we saw this week actually a darned defensible strategy?

Monday, May 18

Fantasy Article The Buyer's Guide: Christian Yelich

by J.P. Breen

Can the Marlins outfielder right the ship after a dreadful, injury-marred start?

Premium Article What You Need to Know: 8 2/3

by Steven Jacobson

Shelby Miller almost made it, the Cubs keep surging, Michael Pineda's follow-up sucked, and the best defensive play of the weekend.

Fantasy Rounders: The Yard Needs Raking

by Doug Thorburn

We navigate through a thin deck that is loaded with aces

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of May 15-17, 2015

by Jeff Moore

Updates on Miguel Sano, Francisco Lindor, Kyle Schwarber, Joey Gallo and others.

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, May 18

by Matt Sussman

This Hit List goes up to 11! (what? oh? oh, ok, didn't know that.) This Hit List actually goes up to 30.

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Philly Games Franco

by R.J. Anderson

Just in time to delay his free agency, Maikel Franco gets the call. Meanwhile, Joe Blanton resurfaces to eat innings in KC and Carlos Sanchez arrives to save the White Sox at the keystone.

Premium Article The Call-Up: Lance McCullers

by Christopher Crawford and J.P. Breen

The Astros call up a prospect who has dominated in Double-A.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 679: The Barry Bonds Collusion Case

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam banter about Bryce Harper, then talk about what Barry Bonds could have contributed to or cost a baseball team in 2008.

Raw Projection: Ep. 03 - Six Flags And Raffle Tickets

by Tucker Blair, CJ Wittmann and Mauricio Rubio

Welcome! CJ Wins The Raffle Emails Shaun - Tools vs Big Picture The Reynaldo Lopez of 2015 Explain The Scouting Scale Why Is It So Hard To Jump To Double-A? Shortstops Top 10 Rankings Goodbye!

Fantasy Article TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 55

by Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

The Outcomes chat with Nate Stephens.

Fantasy Article Free Agent Watch: Week Seven

by Keith Cromer and Mike Gianella

A look at likely-available players who might pique your interest, depending on the format of your league.

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: In Search of the Next Joc Pederson

by J.J. Jansons

Examining prospects with the sort of power/speed tandem that fantasy owners might covet down the road.

Premium Article Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 18, 2015

by BP Prospect Staff

Updates on Francisco Lindor,

Prospectus Feature: Assessing Barry Bonds' Collusion Case

by Eugene Freedman

In the late 1980s, the MLBPA prevailed in a collusion grievance. Does Barry Bonds have the same evidence on his side?

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