CSS Button No Image Css3Menu.com

Baseball Prospectus home
<< Previous Week


The past week at Baseball Propectus.


Premium Article indicates Baseball Prospectus Premium content, and Fantasy Article indicates Baseball Prospectus Fantasy content.

You can also view archives

or browse research articles in the Baseball Prospectus Library

Wednesday, September 28

Premium Article Some Projection Left: 7 Make-or-Break Seasons for 2017

by Christopher Crawford

A look at seven prospects who need to step it up in 2017.

Banjo Hitter: The Derek Falvey Era

by Aaron Gleeman

Minnesota hopes shaking up the front office with a new-school hire works as well as it did three decades ago.

Two-Strike Approach: Loving and Learning From Jose Fernandez

by Cat Garcia

Becoming fans of Jose Fernandez linked a daughter and mother, in life and in death.

What You Need to Know: The Dozens

by Emma Baccellieri

Wild Card spots are up for grabs in both leagues and the Red Sox's clincher has to wait a bit.

Team Chemistry: Fast Pitch Follow-Up

by John Choiniere

Can hitters learn to handle fast pitching the more they see 97 mph heat?

Rubbing Mud: The Miami Ferns

by Matthew Trueblood

Miami will never forget Jose Fernandez, but they could take steps to ensure his name is forever linked to the team.

Tuesday, September 27

Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 105: Alex Chamberlain

by George Bissell

George Bissell of Baseball Prospectus and special guest Alex Chamberlain of RotoGraphs take a deep dive into current fantasy baseball topics.

Expert FAAB Review: Week 26

by Mike Gianella

A look at how the wise guys spent their money in expert leagues ahead of the final week.

Fantasy Article Closer Report: Week 26

by Matt Collins

Surveying the ninth-inning situations around the league for the final time in 2016.

Pitching Backward: What We Know About Spin Rate

by Jeff Long

Diving into the treasure trove of data finds as many questions as answers.

Baseball Therapy: Bullpen Contagion

by Russell A. Carleton

Does an ugly blown save hurt a bullpen long after that game is lost?

Liner Notes: Self-Sabotage Stars

by Bryan Grosnick

J.D. Martinez and Michael Saunders lead a group of players who're their own worst enemies this season.

Premium Article Notes from the Field: Cal League Wrap: The Hitters

by Wilson Karaman

The best bats from the Cal League, all in one place.

Flu-Like Symptoms: Giant Collapse

by Rob Mains

San Francisco's second-half free fall is one of the biggest in baseball history and it's hard to explain.

Prospectus Feature: The Joy of Adrian Beltre

by Kate Morrison

Adrian Beltre is a Hall of Fame player, but his impact goes beyond the numbers.

What You Need to Know: Dee Gordon and the Marlins Honor Jose Fernandez

by Daniel Rathman

A fitting tribue was paid to Jose Fernandez in Miami, Jean Segura keeps socking homers, St. Louis struggles, and Jonathan Schoop wears down.

Monday, September 26

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 958: Jose Fernandez and the Hall of Fame

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam talk about whether adding the late Jose Fernandez to the Hall of Fame ballot would be a fitting way to honor his superlative but tragically brief career.

TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 77: The Spirit of Enya

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

There Is No Offseason (TINO) is a Baseball Prospectus fantasy podcast focusing exclusively on dynasty league formats.

Fantasy Article Deep League Report: Week 26

by Scooter Hotz

Examining players who might pique your interest in deeper formats.

Prospectus Feature: The Song of Jose Fernandez

by Mauricio Rubio

No one will forget Jose Fernandez, on or off the field.

Cold Takes: Steve Clevenger and the Media In Your Hand

by Patrick Dubuque

Steve Clevenger's tweets got him suspended by the Mariners, but the issue runs deeper than one backup catcher.

Prospectus Feature: The Comp-less Mike Trout

by Henry Druschel

What happens when a player is so good so young that there are no better versions against which to compare him?

The Prospectus Hit List: September 26, 2016

by Matt Sussman

With one week left, the Hit List marches on.

Premium Article Raising Aces: Gray Matter

by Doug Thorburn

The Rockies may have finally found what they've been looking for.

Premium Article Monday Morning Ten Pack: Positive Impressions

by BP Prospect Staff

Notes on Mike Soroka, Alec Hansen, Magneuris Sierra, and more.

What You Need to Know: How the West (and the East) Was Won

by Ashley Varela

Three teams clinch division titles, Clayton Kershaw throws his fastest pitch of 2016, and the rest of the weekend action.

Friday, September 23

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 957: The Man Who Makes Pitch (Almost!) Perfect

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam talk to Mike Fisher, the baseball coordinator of Moneyball and the new Fox series Pitch, about how he makes baseball look realistic on screen (and what he might have missed).

Fantasy Article Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 25

by Greg Wellemeyer

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

The Best of Sam Miller: An Illustrated Guide to the People of Citi Field

by Sam Miller

Classifying the fans you'll see in the stands at the World Series this weekend.

The Best of Sam Miller: Baseball's Paper Airplane Problem

by Sam Miller

Throwing paper airplanes is big at ballparks. Where did the planes come from, and what do they signify?

The Best of Sam Miller: Where the Pit Would Go If There Was a Pit

by Sam Miller

Someday, somebody will suggest fixing baseball by putting a pit on the field, and we will be prepared.

Pebble Hunting: That's The Way I Like It And I'll Never Get Bored

by Sam Miller

On being grateful for surprises.

Retrospectus: Turning A New Pageview

by Ben Lindbergh

A story about Sam Miller and Ervin Santana.

Songs From The Chorus: The Words Just Feel Different In A Sam Miller Post

by Craig Goldstein, Bret Sayre and Ben Carsley


PITCHf/ox: Episode 1: Pilot

by Meg Rowley and Jarrett Seidler

Does Pitch pay off?

What You Need to Know: All Mets'd Up

by Nicolas Stellini

The Mets win a game and move ahead in the wild card race, and more from Thursday's action.

The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, September 23

by Matthew Kory

Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday.

Thursday, September 22

Flu-Like Symptoms: A Matter of Luck, Pt. 2

by Rob Mains

The luckiest and unluckiest teams of the year and the era.

What You Need to Know: The Wild Card Wilters

by Demetrius Bell

While the division races get clear, the wild card race is left to the losers, and more from Wednesday's action.

BP Boston: The X Factor

by Matt Collins

As the Red Sox prepare to clinch the AL East crown, their shortstop's slump looms large in their October outlook.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 956: Gary and Gore

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam banter about the Giants' bullpen problems and Bryce Harper's shoulder, then answer listener emails about Terrance Gore, Gary Sanchez, calling time, playoff formats, one-pitch baseball, and more.

Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 104: The Trea Turner Zone

by George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

George Bissell, Bret Sayre and Mike Gianella of Baseball Prospectus take a deep dive into current fantasy baseball topics.

The Best of Sam Miller: The 14 Heroes Of Sunday's Odor/Bautista Brawl

by Sam Miller

As you get older it is harder to have heroes, but it is sort of necessary.

The Best of Sam Miller: Baseball's Greatest Hoax

by Sam Miller

How Mark Reynolds fooled us all.

The Best of Sam Miller: Forgot About Dre Lyrics Replaced By Baseball Names

by Sam Miller

Exactly what the headline says.

Players Prefer Presentation: Short-Season Baseball With A Third Deck

by Meg Rowley

The Everett AquaSox played at Safeco Field, as two brands of baseball displayed an unusual Venn diagram.

Pebble Hunting: The Great Big 'Beat PECOTA' Wrap

by Sam Miller

The results of our preseason experiment in expectations and perception.

Two-Strike Approach: Jonathan Lucroy, Willing Cog

by Cat Garcia

The Rangers added a star catcher at the trade deadline, but Lucroy just wants to help out however he can. He has!

Eyewitness Accounts: September 22, 2016

by BP Prospect Staff

Eyes on Anderson Espinoza, Josh Morgan, Jairo Beras, and more.

Premium Article The Call-Up: A Triplet of Padres

by Christopher Crawford, Mauricio Rubio and Greg Wellemeyer

A breakdown of Hunter Renfroe, Manuel Margot, and Carlos Asuaje.

<< Previous Week
Baseball Prospectus Home  |  Terms of Service  |  Privacy Policy  |  Customer Service  |  Newsletter  |  Masthead  |  Contact Us