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Friday, July 21

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of July 20

by Wilson Karaman

Notes on Brendan McKay, Michael Kopech, Tyler O’Neill, Walker Buehler, A.J. Reed, Ryan Mountcastle, and more.

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Anthony Rendon's Leap to Superstardom

by Matt Collins

Rendon has been one of the top five or so offensive performers in 2017.

Fantasy Article Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 16

by Mark Barry

Gerrit Cole, your table is ready (again).

Prospectus Roundtable: Should the Royals Buy or Sell?

by Rob Mains, Ben Diamond, Craig Goldstein, Wilson Karaman, Matthew Trueblood and Zach Crizer

Go out on your collective shield or give a boost to the inevitable rebuilding process?

Cold Takes: A Time and A Place

by Patrick Dubuque

From Jim Thorpe and Jimmy Wynn to Dustin Fowler and Dinelson Lamet, timing is everything.

Premium Article Guarding The Lines: A Song About Velocity

by Jarrett Seidler

Evaluating velocity alone is easy, interpreting it has gotten a little harder.

Premium Article Weekly Wrap: July 21, 2017

by Javier Barragan

News and notes from around the minor leagues.

Short Relief: Objection!

by Matt Sussman and Mary Craig

A flashback to Kato Kaelin's testimony, and a common trade target evaluates their self-worth.

What You Need to Know: You Are Who You Are

by Demetrius Bell

St. Louis doesn't know the first thing about first base, Justin Smoak continues his breakout year, and Joey Bats flashes some glove.

Thursday, July 20

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of July 19

by Steve Givarz

Notes on Mike Soroka, Mauricio Dubon, Willy Adames, Tyler Beede, Ronnie Dawson, and more.

Fantasy Article The Stash List: 16th Edition

by Greg Wellemeyer

So long, Yoan Moncada!

Transaction Analysis: First We Take Manhattan

by Bryan Grosnick, Greg Goldstein, Steve Givarz, Ryan Schultz, Mike Gianella and George Bissell

New York adds a third baseman and two high-end bullpen arms, and limits Boston's options in the process.

Premium Article The GM Trade Game: Trading J.D. Martinez

by Russell A. Carleton and BP Staff

Were the offers better in this alternate reality?

Short Relief: Tanking, Titling, and Tilting

by Trevor Strunk, Patrick Dubuque and Zack Moser

Instructions on how to fail, thoughts on nicknames, and a Cubs conspiracy uncovered.

Eyewitness Accounts: July 20, 2017

by BP Prospect Staff

Eyes on Lucas Giolito, Austin Hays, Daniel Johnson, and more.

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: July 20, 2017

by Ben Carsley

Now with 30 percent more trade-related puns.

What You Need to Know: Easy as 1-2-3

by Ashley Varela

Nolan Arenado dismantles the Padres, Giancarlo Stanton catches up to Aaron Judge, and Carlos Beltran's glove is resurrected.

Wednesday, July 19

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of July 18

by Steve Givarz

Notes on Tyler O’Neill, Keegan Akin, Miguel Andujar, Ryan Boldt, Chance Sisco, and more.

DFA Podcast: Ep. 17: Gotta Start Somewhere

by Bryan Grosnick, Ben Diamond and Shawn Brody

On the 17th episode of the DFA Podcast, Bryan, special guest Ben Diamond, and Shawn Brody discuss three big deals that are helping shape the 2017 playoff push. The Yankees pick up three pieces, the Nationals grab two, and the Diamondbacks just get one; how did each team do?

Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 142: Celtics Fans Hate Me

by George Bissell and Mike Gianella

Chris Towers of CBS Sports joins the pod to discuss the latest trade deadline moves, his affinity for Reds rookie Luis Castillo and much more.

Fantasy Article Deep League Report: Week 16

by Mike Gianella

The Nationals revamped bullpen offers a pair of high-end bidding opportunities.

BP Mets: Where Zack Wheeler Keeps Going Wrong

by Noah Grand

Let's play a little game.

BP Kansas City: Soler Eclipsed

by David Lesky

Jorge Soler was demoted to Triple-A, again, after hitting .152 for the Royals.

Banjo Hitter: Trade Deadline Guide to Starting Pitchers

by Aaron Gleeman

Every contender needs rotation help and there are plenty of big-name starters potentially available.

Transaction Analysis: JD to AZ

by Wilson Karaman, Stacey Gotsulias, Mark Anderson and George Bissell

The Diamondbacks add another big bat to the lineup, snagging J.D. Martinez from the Tigers for a trio of prospects.

Premium Article Prospectus Feature: A Series Look: Bo Bichette

by Steve Givarz

An at-bat by at-bat look of Bo Bichette during a three-game look.

Short Relief: Baseball In Between Pitches

by Nathan Bishop, Matt Ellis and Jason Wojciechowski

Stories about the logistics of the ballplayer, and a power ranking.

Tuesday, July 18

Expert FAAB Review: Week 16

by Mike Gianella

Zack Granite—real person, or Flintstones character?

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of July 16

by Steve Givarz

Notes on Jason Martin, Nick Fanti, Harrison Bader, C.J. Chatham, Lucas Sims, and more.

Fantasy Article Closer Report: Week 16

by Matt Collins

Nationals trade should have brought clarity to Washington and Oakland, but it hasn't really done that yet.

Circle Change: Manny Machado's Missing Hits

by Zach Crizer

Machado is still hitting the ball really, really hard, but is that enough?

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Stearns Goes Bargain Shopping

by Colin Anderle, Aaron Gleeman, Jarrett Seidler and Nicholas Zettel

Milwaukee adds a pair of relievers, New York picks up yet another first baseman, and the international signing bonus slot just can't seem to find a home.

Short Relief: Up and Running

by Kate Preusser, Emma Baccellieri and Patrick Dubuque

An umpire comes online, Charlie Blackmon gets an assist, and Joe Mauer grounds out to first base.

Premium Article Notes from the Field: July 18, 2017

by BP Prospect Staff

Notes on Giants, D'Backs, Dodgers, Twins, and Yankees prospects.

What You Need to Know: Burials, Bombs, and More Bombs

by Stacey Gotsulias

Carlos Beltran was gloveless in Seattle, Ryan Zimmerman set a franchise record, Jon Lester did it all, and Giancarlo Stanton did what he does best, twice.

Monday, July 17

Fantasy Article The Buyer's Guide: Jhoulys Chacin

by Eric Roseberry

Since the start of June, Chacin has been a valuable commodity—but will it continue

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of July 14th-16th

by Mark Anderson

Huge introductions to Triple-A continue with Rafael Devers and Ronald Acuna.

Transaction Analysis: Our Long Nationals Nightmare Is Over

by Bryan Grosnick, Ben Diamond, Javier Barragan, Greg Goldstein and George Bissell

Washington's mess of a bullpen gets major help in form of right-hander Ryan Madson and left-hander Sean Doolittle.

Premium Article Flu-Like Symptoms: The Boring Index

by Rob Mains

The most boring players and teams in baseball.

Short Relief: Feats of Man-Made Baseball

by Meg Rowley, James Fegan and Holly Wendt

Three tales of creation: Holly with a Dial-An-Art service, James with the hellscape of tomorrow, and Meg with the psychological evaluation of a strike zone.

Premium Article Monday Morning Ten Pack: July 17, 2017

by BP Prospect Staff

Richard Urena, Thomas Hatch, Cal Quantrill and more.

The Prospectus Hit List: July 17, 2017

by Ben Carsley

When you play the Game of Thrones, you win or you rebuild. (SPOILER ALERT!)

What You Need to Know: Marathons, Robberies, and Debuts

by Ben Diamond

Jose Quintana's excellent Cubs debut, Jackie Bradley Jr.'s robbery of Aaron Judge, and a marathon game at Fenway Park.

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