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Thursday, August 25

Premium Article Eyewitness Accounts: August 25, 2016

by BP Prospect Staff

Eyes on Kyle Tucker, Lucas Erceg, and more.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, August 24th

by Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Michael Kopech, Chance Adams, Arvicent Perez, and Colton Welker.

Fantasy Article Dynasty Dynamics: What the Hell Is Happening: AL Edition

by Ben Carsley

These four junior-circuit players have risen from anonymity to prominence, but should we expect them to stay fantasy-relevant going forward?

Pitching Backward: Zach With No K

by Jeff Long

Exploring a hypothetical: What if Zach Britton, extreme batted-ball outlier, didn't strike anybody out?

Pebble Hunting: A Sense Of Where You Are

by Sam Miller

A night with baseball's newest prospect.

Banjo Hitter: Baseball's Unlikeliest Slugger?

by Aaron Gleeman

Give it up for 'the next Jamey Carroll.'

What You Need to Know: Beltway Goes Balt's Way

by Demetrius Bell

The Orioles win a wild one, Mike Trout and Albert Pujols do the things, and more from Wednesday's action.

Wednesday, August 24

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 944: How Many Barry Bondses?

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam banter about Rich Hill and Dylan Stoops, then answer listener emails about Collin McHugh, stacking rosters with clones of Barry Bonds, diving into first base, Dylan Bundy and Ervin Santana, and more.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, August 23rd

by Wilson Karaman

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Allen Cordoba, Zack Collins, Trevor Clifton, and Ricardo Sanchez.

Two-Strike Approach: Verlander's Third Act

by Cat Garcia

Justin Verlander is the rare power pitcher who has reversed a downward trajectory late after 30.

Outta Left Field: 1 Percent Playoff Odds, 110 Percent Effort

by Dustin Palmateer

We're at a point in the season where a lot of the baseball is meaningless. What force of gravity is it that keeps pulling players toward effort?

Rubbing Mud: Alex Reyes, Game-Changer

by Matthew Trueblood

Th Cardinals' deep pitching staff has freed them to use Alex Reyes in an interesting way; fun facts result.

What You Need to Know: Gsellman Is Just In Time

by Emma Baccellieri

The rookie makes his debut and bails out Jon Niese, plus more from Tuesday's action.

Transaction Analysis: Go-Go Goes to Texas

by Bryan Grosnick

Carlos Gomez's swift decline got him dropped by the Astros, but the Rangers think there's still value to be had.

Tuesday, August 23

Premium Article The Call-Up: Robert Gsellman

by Jeffrey Paternostro and Mike Gianella

Robert Gs... Gsell...Gonna pitch out the bullpen so it doesn't really matter.

Expert FAAB Review: Week 21

by Mike Gianella

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

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Monday, August 22nd

by Mark Anderson

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Jose De Leon, Lucas Erceg, Jesus Sanchez, and Tyler Wells.

Fantasy Article Closer Report: Week 21

by Matt Collins

Surveying the ninth-inning situations around the league.

Fantasy Article The Buyer's Guide: Keon Broxton

by J.P. Breen

The Brewers outfielder has a 1.132 OPS since the All-Star break, but how much of that surge can he sustain?

Cold Takes: Introducing The Dubuque Plan

by Patrick Dubuque

Keeping the baby, throwing out (with maximum speed and efficiency) the bathwater.

Baseball Therapy: If I Had A Million Dollars

by Russell A. Carleton

What's the best way to spend money, given what we know right this minute?

Premium Article Prospect House: Risky Business

by Mauricio Rubio

Sometimes you just gotta say...

Rubbing Mud: Should Probably Trade Cespedes

by Matthew Trueblood

The Mets, on the brink of being out of it, have the most attractive player on the August trade market, and a reasonable path to trading him.

What You Need to Know: Homer Story

by Daniel Rathman

The Dodgers hit a bunch of homers off a guy named Bailey, and more from Monday's action.

Premium Article Notes from the Field: August 23, 2016

by BP Prospect Staff

Notes on first-rounders Hudson Potts, Taylor Ward, and others.

Monday, August 22

BP Kansas City: These Royals Look Familiar

by Craig Brown

Hey look, the Royals are back from the dead and making another late-season run.

TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 75: Municipal Bonds

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.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of August 19-21

by Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out over the weekend, including Alec Hansen, Mike Soroka, Josh Hader, and Jaycob Brugman.

Fantasy Article Deep League Report: Week 21

by Scooter Hotz

Examining players who might pique your interest in deeper formats.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 943: Debating the Diamondbacks and Dylan Bundy

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam banter about Mike Trout's draft-round dominance, then discuss whether the Diamondbacks need a regime change and whether the Orioles are making the right decisions about Dylan Bundy.

Prospectus Feature: Something Not Worth Forfeiting

by Henry Druschel

Despite the obvious strategic benefits, teams never tactically surrender. Why that should give you faith in the game.

Premium Article Monday Morning Ten Pack: August 22, 2016

by BP Prospect Staff

Notes on Yadier Alvarez, Ruddy Giron, Bryan Reynolds, and more.

Premium Article Soft Toss: Scouting a Series: Hillsboro vs. Everett

by Brendan Gawlowski

How many future MLBers would you guess are in a short-season series?

Players Prefer Presentation: We Still Have Time

by Meg Rowley

What might get lost in pace-of-play changes.

What You Need to Know: Flaherty, Floperty

by Ashley Varela

Ryan Flaherty masquerades as a major league pitcher, Felix Hernandez stages a comeback, and more from the weekend.

The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, Aug. 22

by Matt Sussman

The Angels comment, my friend.

Sunday, August 21

BP Toronto: Troy Tulowitzki 2.0: Still A Superstar

by Jenn Smith

The Blue Jays shortstop has been unmuddling his stats for the past three months.

Deep, But Playable: The Pirates Played for 2017

by Craig Goldstein

Shortly after the Pirates sold at the trade deadline, they got hot. Regrets?

BP South Side: What Would a Divided Front Office Look LIke?

by James Fegan

On reports of disagreements.

Saturday, August 20

BP Boston: This Might Be The Real Rick Porcello

by Matt Collins

A year after the Red Sox could have (and probably did) pass him through waivers, Rick Porcello is putting himself on Cy Young ballots.

BP Mets: Daniel Murphy, Neil Walker and Self-Scouting

by Jarrett Seidler

Not unlike Daniel Murphy, Neil Walker has made offensive gains in his walk year with the Mets. The Mets have another decision to make.

Raising Aces: There's A New Sheriff In Taillon

by Doug Thorburn

The long-awaited prospect is showing his mettle, as the Pirates push back into the NL Wild Card race.

Premium Article The Call-Up: Jeff Hoffman

by James Fisher and Scooter Hotz

A new Hoff has appeared.

Friday, August 19

Premium Article Weekly Wrap: August 19, 2016

by Will Haines

News and notes from around the minor leagues.

Fantasy Article Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week of August 22, 2016

by Bret Sayre

Your weekly guide to the pitchers of next week.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 942: Should Baseball Teams Buy Insurance?

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam talk to author, associate professor, and FanGraphs writer Nathaniel Grow about the financial ramifications of Prince Fielder's retirement and how contract insurance works in baseball.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, August 19th

by Mark Anderson

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Michael Kopech, Brendan Rodgers, Ronald Dominguez, and Dan Vogelbach.

Fantasy Article TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 91

by Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

The Outcomes answer myriad reader questions, talk last-minute Scoresheet deals, and much more.

Fantasy Article Free Agent Watch: Week 21

by George Bissell and J.J. Jansons

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

Rubbing Mud: These Post-Lucroy Indians

by Matthew Trueblood

Cleveland's post-deadline swoon highlights their missed opportunity.

Prospectus Feature: Baseball's Predictable 2,430

by Trevor Strunk

You can't predict baseball, Suzyn, yet baseball's allure is its fundamental predictability.

What You Need to Know: DeGrim

by Nicolas Stellini

The Mets lose a big one, Kris Bryant refuses to stop at third, the Red Sox bullpen is worse than the Tigers', and more from Thursday's action.

Prospect Profile: Magneuris Sierra

by Ryan Davis

Magneuris Sierra got the call every prospect dreads last year. The last year has been about attitude, adjustments, and reclaiming his path to the majors.

The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, August 19

by Matthew Kory

This is the hottest, freshest Hit List on the market--but it won't be for long.

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