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Saturday, July 30

Players Prefer Presentation: 12 Minutes Of The Slowest Baseball

by Meg Rowley

A big and exciting moment for Raul Mondesi Jr. turned into 12 minutes of the worst experience baseball could offer. Let's slow it down a little.

Friday, July 29

Premium Article Weekly Wrap: July 29, 2016

by Will Haines

The promotions of Bradley Zimmer and Clint Frazier highlight this week's news and notes.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 933: Your Most Elite Emails

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam answer listener emails about player development what-ifs, Aroldis Chapman and elite relievers, a team that could control the weather, Mike Trout and Barry Bonds, and more.

Premium Article BP Wrigleyville: Anthony Rizzo Keeps Getting Better

by Cat Garcia

Anthony Rizzo has been great for a while now, but he's quietly making improvements that could take him to another level.

Fantasy Article Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 17

by Greg Wellemeyer

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

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, July 28th

by Mark Anderson

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Luiz Gohara, Luke Weaver, Aristides Aquino, and Ismael Guillon.

Fantasy Article The Quinton: Searching for Trade Deadline Targets

by Jeff Quinton

How to identify the players you should seek in your upcoming fantasy barters.

Fantasy Article Free Agent Watch: Week 18

by George Bissell and J.J. Jansons

If these players are available in your league, you might want to grab them off the wire, depending on the format.

Prospectus Feature: Getting 'Em Outta There

by Rob Mains

For two decades, innings-per-start has been relatively stable across major-league baseball. Not this year.

What You Need to Know: Not Closing, Losing

by Emma Baccellieri

The Mets ad-lib a loss, Dee Gordon says sorry, and Aroldis Chapman pitches for a new team.

Transaction Analysis: Nunez's Career-Year Moves to San Francisco

by Aaron Gleeman and Adam McInturff

Eduardo Nunez goes from backup to All-Star to traded, as the Twins send the veteran infielder to the Giants.

Raising Aces: Debut Ante: Lucas Giolito

by Doug Thorburn

The next phenom, under the microscope.

The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, July 29

by Matthew Kory

This Hit List will not stay throwed.

Thursday, July 28

BP Mets: Good Announcing 101

by Jarrett Seidler

Mets fans are lucky to have one of the best "casual conversations between friends" in the game.

Premium Article The Stash List: 17th Edition, 2016

by J.J. Jansons

Two new entrants jump into the top five, and an Astro replaces an Astro in the top spot.

Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 99: We Don't Know

by George Bissell and Mike Gianella

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

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, July 27th

by Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Jorge Alfaro, Anthony Alford, Francis Martes, and Jake Woodford.

The GM Trade Game!: Let's Trade For Julio Teheran

by Ben Carsley and BP Staff

Our ATL GM plays hardball with his best trade piece.

Prospectus Feature: The Superstar as Washed-Up Hack

by Aaron Gleeman

Alex Rodriguez was doing so well last year, and then last year ended. His career might be next.

Prospectus Feature: To Be Young (Is To Be Traded Unexpectedly)

by Trevor Strunk

Nobody takes the brunt of trade deadline season like the fungible minor-leaguer.

Transaction Analysis: Reliever Swap, Starring Storen and Benoit

by Bryan Grosnick and Wilson Karaman

Toronto and Seattle exchange disappointing veteran relievers, Texas brings in some pitching depth, and Joey Gallo gets a chance to let it fly.

Eyewitness Accounts: July 28, 2016

by BP Prospect Staff

Notes on Anderson Espinoza, Anthony Alford, Ozhaino Albies, and more.

What You Need to Know: Sweep Takes

by Demetrius Bell

The Red Sox finally lose a whole series, the Angels lose under protest, and Giancarlo Stanton makes a pretty picture.

Premium Article Prospectus Feature: The Taxi Squad

by Jessica Quiroli

Uber, but more optioning and recalling players.

Wednesday, July 27

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 932: Fixing the Angels Without Trading Trout

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam banter about Matt Albers' heartbreaking blown save, then discuss how much talent the Angels could acquire in a franchise-saving firesale.

BP Milwaukee: Lucroy Was Framed

by Seth Victor

What happened to Jonathan Lucroy's vaunted defensive value and how does it change his potential trade market?

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Four Things I Believe

by J.P. Breen

J.P. offers his thoughts on four hot fantasy topics.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, July 26th

by Mark Anderson

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Ranger Suarez, Conner Greene, Ian Happ, and Scott Schebler.

Cold Takes: Stuck With Him

by Patrick Dubuque

Voting your conscience is awfully difficult as a baseball fan.

Outta Left Field: Stealing Home Has Never Been Easier...

by Dustin Palmateer

...and yet, nobody is taking advantage of this rare opportunity. What gives?

Two-Strike Approach: The 21-Start Check-in on David Price

by Cat Garcia

The Red Sox signed David Price to make, roughly, 210 starts for them. The first tenth have not gone smoothly, but the next nine-tenths remain an open question.

Pitching Backward: Valuing Relievers, in July and Otherwise

by Jeff Long

The real world doesn't care about partial wins.

What You Need to Know: That Summertime Sadness

by Nicolas Stellini

A poor reliever's poor heart broken; Lindor's a hero; Sabathia makes it easier AND harder to trade him; and Arenado does defense.

Transaction Analysis: Blue Jays Add Rejuvenated Upton

by Joshua Howsam, Adam McInturff and George Bissell

Toronto needs outfield depth in the short and long term, so the Blue Jays took Melvin Upton off the Padres' hands at a discount.

Tuesday, July 26

Premium Article Notes from the Field: July 26, 2016

by BP Prospect Staff

Notes on Cody Sedlock, Isaiah White, and... others.

BP Kansas City: Royal Mediocrity

by David Lesky

Expectations in Kansas City are much different these days and the Royals have failed to meet them all season.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Monday, July 25th

by Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Peter Lambert, Anthony Garcia, Austin Gomber, and Travis Blankenhorn.

Fantasy Article Fantasy Trade Targets: Second-Half Buys

by BP Fantasy Staff

Staff picks for players you might want to acquire in your fantasy deadline deals.

Fantasy Article Closer Report: Week 17

by Matt Collins

Surveying the ninth-inning situations around the league.

Expert FAAB Review: Week 17

by Mike Gianella

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

Transaction Analysis: Aroldis Chapman Takes The 105 To Wrigley

by Christopher Crawford, Mike Gianella, Rian Watt, Adam McInturff and Nicolas Stellini

Chicago acquiring Aroldis Chapman from New York is a complicated, blockbuster trade on and off the field.

Prospectus Feature: Miguel Sano Is a Strikeout Pioneer

by Aaron Gleeman

The Twins phenom hits homers at a spectacular pace but strikes out at a record pace. That's not by accident, and it's not necessarily by mistake.

Baseball Therapy: Growing Zobrists

by Russell A. Carleton

If you want a bunch of Zobrists, it helps to plant them early. Are teams doing it?

Cold Takes: On the Stadium

by Patrick Dubuque

As baseball's pineal gland.

What You Need to Know: Give 'em Hell

by Daniel Rathman

Jeremy Hellickson aces his audition, the White Sox get to the Cubs' bullpen, and Dave Dombrowski has made so many trades that they're starting to overlap in a kind of baseball version of the grandfather paradox.

Prospectus Feature: Confidence Men

by Jared Wyllys

One factor in bridging the gap between the minors and majors? Confidence. Not the 2003 Ed Burns film.

Monday, July 25

Premium Article The Call-Up: Braden Shipley

by Christopher Crawford and Scooter Hotz

Don't worry, Zack. I got this.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 931: Cubs Add Aroldis, Chris Sale Slices Laundry

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam banter about the Hall of Fame and Jon Lester, then discuss Chris Sale's jersey tantrum, Shelby Miller trade rumors, and the Cubs-Yankees Aroldis Chapman deal.

Fantasy Article The Buyer's Guide: Second-Half Additions

by J.P. Breen

J.P. recommends a handful of widely available players who could help your fantasy squad down the stretch.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of July 22-24

by Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out over the weekend, including Isan Diaz, Josh Staumont, Patrick Weigel, and Aristides Aquino.

Fantasy Article Deep League Report: Week 17

by Scooter Hotz

Examining players who might pique your interest in deeper formats.

The Call-Up: Alex Bregman

by Christopher Crawford and Bret Sayre

Monday is turning into a great day for prospect debuts, but this one is the most great.

Prospectus Feature: Advanced Stats for the Masses

by Henry Druschel

'If 20 years ago, baseball understanding was a puddle, it’s now a mineshaft, not a pool.'

The Call-Up: David Dahl

by Christopher Crawford and George Bissell

Better Call Dahl, or something like that.

Premium Article Monday Morning Ten Pack: July 25, 2016

by BP Prospect Staff

Notes on Anderson Espinoza, Justin Dunn, Jhailyn Ortiz and more.

What You Need to Know: Just For the Record

by Ashley Varela

Trevor Story adds three more home runs to his Pokédex, Jose Fernandez remains unbeatable in Miami, and Aaron Nola throws something resembling a strikeout.

Players Prefer Presentation: Year 1 Of The Scott Servais Experiment

by Meg Rowley

Scott Servais was hired with no managerial experience--but with a long front office resume, a close friendship with his GM, and a history of being chummy with analytics. How's it going?

The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, July 25

by Matt Sussman

Gadzooks, it's a Monday Hit List!

Sunday, July 24

BP South Side: Chris Sale Embarrasses Himself

by James Fegan

If there's one thing you'll remember 50 years from now about the 2016 season, it'll probably be this.

BP Milwaukee: Rebuilding By ELO Ranking

by Nicholas Zettel

Team strength, before and after rebuilds.

BP Boston: David Ortiz, Walk-off MVP?

by Matthew Kory

The odds that Big Papi takes the hardware in his farewell tour.

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