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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.

Banjo Hitter: Mike Trout's First 50 WARP

by Aaron Gleeman

When the best gets better, no one is safe.

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?

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.

Friday, May 19

Premium Article The Call-Up: Anthony Alford

by Jeffrey Paternostro and Mark Barry

Kevin Pillar's suspension led to Anthony Alford's debut.

Premium Article Weekly Wrap: May 19, 2017

by Javier Barragan

Comings and goings and hurtings and returnings. Here's what you might have missed this week in the minors.

Fantasy Article TDGX Transactions: Week 7

by J.J. Jansons

Tommy Pham has legs. Do you know Yanio Perez? What's Max Scherzer's trade value?

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Home League Temperature Check

by Scooter Hotz

Aaron Judge is turning out better than expectations, while Robert Gsellman is not.

Fantasy Article Free Agent Watch: Week 7

by George Bissell

Ian is here and he is hitting. Be a part of the Happening.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of May 18

by Steve Givarz

Notes on Jahmai Jones, Sam Travis, Josh Staumont, Cody Reed, Austin Hays, Rhys Hoskins, and more.

Fantasy Article Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 8

by Mark Barry

In the NL, Gerrit Cole gets the band back together, and Jon Lester remains steady if less spectacular than the 2016 version. In the junior circuit, Carlos Carrasco and Dallas Keuchel are must-plays.

Fantasy Article Player Profile: Joe Biagini

by Wilson Karaman

Improvement on his fastball and curveball, and excellent location spotting no matter the type of pitch, put Biagini in position to succeed. The Jays have given him an opportunity to start and he's running with it.

Prospectus Feature: It Finally Clicks for Aaron Hicks

by David Brown

Hicks struggled over four seasons with the Twins and Yankees, but he's one of the best hitters in the majors so far in 2017.

Banjo Hitter: Gimme a Quarter's Worth: Rising Odds

by Aaron Gleeman

It was a good first quarter for the Rockies, Yankees, Nationals, and Diamondbacks.

Premium Article Rubbing Mud: The Rockies' Many Starters, and What to Do With Them

by Matthew Trueblood

Since when does Colorado have too many capable pitchers?

Short Relief: A Team Destroyed, A Fandom and a Robot Created

by Matt Sussman, James Fegan and Mary Craig

The origin story of Marlins Man, Padres Fall Apart, and the moral certitude of Bronson Arroyo.

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: May 19, 2017

by Ben Carsley

Mike Trout is so amazing that the Angels are actually decent.

What You Need to Know: Berrios, Baby

by Demetrius Bell

Jose Berrios dominates the Rockies, Julio Teheran plunks Jose Bautista, Jarrod Dyson does it all, and the Rangers keep winning.

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