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Sunday, June 23

Premium Article Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 23, 2013

by Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for June 23, 2013.

Saturday, June 22

Premium Article Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 22, 2013

by Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for June 22, 2013.

BP Announcements: Ballpark Events List

by Daniel Rathman

A list of all of our ballpark events for the upcoming season.

Friday, June 21

Premium Article Eyewitness Accounts: June 21, 2013

by BP Prospect Staff

Scouting reports on Lewis Brinson, Eric Stamets, Kyle Lobstein, Nicholas Gordon, Giovanny Gallegos, Javier Baez, Kyle Smith, James McCann, and Braxton Davidson.

Premium Article BP Unfiltered: The Longest Plate Appearance of the Week, 6/21

by Ben Lindbergh

A 14-pitch battle between two players whose identities are revealed within.

Overthinking It: To Sleep, Perchance to Swing

by Ben Lindbergh

A recent study suggests that players' plate discipline erodes throughout the season due to fatigue. Here's why you should be skeptical.

Premium Article Pebble Hunting: The End of a Fun Fact Machine

by Sam Miller

Craig Kimbrel's small margin between best reliever ever and best reliever of right now.

Premium Article Raising Aces: The Cain Madness and a Troubled Helix

by Doug Thorburn

Searching for the source of the struggles of Matt Cain and Jeremy Hellickson this season.

Premium Article What You Need to Know: The Rocky Road Less Traveled

by Daniel Rathman

Roy Oswalt took a circuitous route to Colorado, but the Rockies might have found a keeper. Tonight, Ricky Nolasco will try to stay dominant at AT&T Park as he faces Hunter Pence and the Giants.

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, June 21

by Matt Sussman

Find out what happens when Sussman stops being polite... and starts writing the Hit List.

Scouting the Draft: Summer Circuit: PG National Showcase, Part I

by Nick J. Faleris

Who were the standout prospects of the class of 2014 at the PG National Showcase?

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Cheery Os

by R.J. Anderson

Roy Oswalt is back in the bigs, while Danny Espinosa is not.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, June 20

by Zach Mortimer

Today's update features Mariners righty Taijuan Walker, who showed off his outstanding stuff in a 12-strikeout outing for Double-A Jackson, and notes on 15 other prospects.

Premium Article Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 21, 2013

by Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for June 21, 2013.

Fantasy Article Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 13

by Paul Sporer

A look at the upcoming matchups for next week's two-start pitchers to help you set your fantasy rotation.

Fantasy Mailbag: Stick Through the Slumps?

by BP Fantasy Staff

The Fantasy Staff gives advice on slumping players, potential trades, and upgrades for injured players.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 229: Derek Jeter, Yasiel Puig, and the All-Star Game/The Royals and Blaming the Ballpark

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam talk about a pair of All-Star candidates, then discuss Royals GM Dayton Moore's comments about Kauffman Stadium suppressing walks.

BP Unfiltered: Hot Prospect Video: Ronald Guzman

by Jason Cole

Jason catches up with the most polished Rangers prospect at Single-A Hickory.

Thursday, June 20

Premium Article The Minors: First Half Recap

by Jason Parks

A look back at the first two-plus months of minor-league action, including prospects and systems on the rise and on the decline.

Premium Article On the Beat: Pitchers Take the Wheel

by John Perrotto

The Dodgers are going to have to rely on their pitching to carry them to October. Our beat man also checks in on Carlos Marmol, the A's stadium situation, Alex Cobb, and with scouts.

Premium Article Skewed Left: Preparing for Baseball's Most Extreme Circumstances

by Zachary Levine

Does it make sense for managers to plan for extremely long games?

Premium Article What You Need to Know: The Outstanding Oriole

by Daniel Rathman

Yesterday, Chris Davis got back on the multi-homer track. Tonight, Ben Zobrist will try to snap his slump as he faces Andy Pettitte.

In A Pickle: The Sexy, Sultry San Jose vs. MLB Complaint

by Jason Wojciechowski

Jason dives into San Jose's case against MLB in the city's ongoing pursuit of the Oakland Athletics.

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Thursday, June 20

by Matt Sussman

I put my hand on your hip, when I Hit you Hit we Hit

Feature Focus: Cot's Contracts and the Compensation Browser

by Colin Wyers

A guided tour of BP's financial tools.

Fantasy Article Free Agent Watch: Week 12

by Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

Padres second baseman Logan Forsythe, one of this week's recommended pickups, makes for an intriguing option at a very shallow position.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 228: Matt Harvey and Clubhouse Hazing/Albert Pujols at Present/Underrated Slash Line Stars

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss Matt Harvey's response to hazing, Albert Pujols' recent resurgence, and players we're underrating because of the run environment.

BP Fantasy Podcast: Episode 49 is Live

by Jason Collette and Paul Sporer

Episode 49 of the Towers of Power Fantasy Hours is live. 2 hours and 35 minutes of fantasy baseball chatter to help you get your teams to the promise land.

Premium Article Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 20, 2013

by Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for June 20, 2013.

Fantasy Article Bullpen Report: What Have You Done for Me Lately?

by Mike Gianella

Mike explains the criteria that contribute to his weekly rankings, before delving into the latest tiers and dollar values.

BP Announcements: Sabermetrics, Scouting, and the Science of Baseball Conference Tickets Now on Sale!

by Joe Hamrahi

8/17 - 8/18 in Boston, MA: Sabermetrics, Scouting, and the Science of Baseball plus a BP Afterparty!

Wednesday, June 19

Premium Article What You Need to Know: Wheeling and Dealing

by Daniel Rathman

Yesterday, the Mets had a look at a potentially bright future with a pair of their young pitchers. Tonight, Josh Willingham will look to turn his fortunes against Chris Sale.

The Lineup Card: 8 Potential Buyers at the Trade Deadline

Baseball Prospectus

The BP staff brainstorms teams that might be buyers at the deadline, areas of need, and potential trade targets.

Pebble Hunting: Every Manager's Face, Part 2

by Sam Miller

The meaning of several more managers' faces.

Premium Article Painting the Black: The Improbability of the Closer

by R.J. Anderson

Toronto's closer (and non-closer) speak to the difficulty of making plans.

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, June 19

by Matt Sussman

It's called the Hit LIst because the Braves comment will make you want to hit Matt, hard.

Feature Focus: Prospect Tracker

by Rob McQuown

The tool for tracking the current top prospects, reviewing prospects from past seasons, and following your team tracker teams across all levels.

Fantasy Article Sporer Report: The Fantasy Platoon Advantage, Part Two

by Paul Sporer

After taking a look at some lefty mashers last week, Paul brings you five players who could help your fantasy squad on the long side of a platoon.

BP Unfiltered: Blind BABIP Results: You Suck

by Sam Miller

All of you, and me. We all suck.

BP Unfiltered: Zack Wheeler and First-Start Jitters

by Ben Lindbergh

Do rookie starters struggle to find the strike zone in their first career starts?

Premium Article Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 19, 2013

by Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for June 19, 2013.

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Time for a Change

by Jason Collette

Jason looks at the pitchers who benefit most in leagues that count quality starts instead of wins and calls for commissioners to make the switch.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 227: Julio Urias and Young Pitchers/Prospects Switching Positions/Jose Iglesias and High BABIPs/Goodbye Base Coaches

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam answer listener emails about young pitchers, prospects switching positions, Jose Iglesias' high BABIP, and base coaches.

Tuesday, June 18

Premium Article Overthinking It: The Most Surprising Team Performances So Far

by Ben Lindbergh

The teams that have outhit and outpitched their projections, or fallen the farthest short.

Premium Article The Call-Up: Zack Wheeler

by Mark Anderson and Bret Sayre

After gaining polish over 13 Triple-A starts, Zack Wheeler is ready to prove that he belongs in the Mets rotation.

Premium Article The Call-Up: Wil Myers

by Jason Cole and Bret Sayre

One of baseball's best-hitting teams adds one of baseball's best-hitting prospects.

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: Is There a Pinch-Fielding Penalty?

by Russell A. Carleton

Do substitute defenders perform worse in the field than starters?

Pebble Hunting: Blind BABIP Test, Part 2

by Sam Miller

Can you tell Jose Iglesias' hits from his outs?

Baseball ProGUESTus: The Yankees' Post-Rivera Relief Corps

by Josh Norris

The Yankees haven't produced many successful homegrown starters, but they have been churning out a wave of cheap relief arms.

Premium Article What You Need to Know: Yu Better Watch Out

by Daniel Rathman

Yesterday, Josh Johnson showed off his vintage form against the Rockies. Tonight, Seth Smith ought to be wary of Yu Darvish as he tries to avoid becoming the fireballer's next strikeout victim.

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, June 18

by Matthew Kory

Will you gladly pay us Tuesday for a Hit List today?

Premium Article Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 18, 2013

by Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for June 18, 2013.

Fantasy Article The Stash List: Moving Beyond the Super Two

by Bret Sayre

With the likes of Wil Myers and Zack Wheelers making their debuts today, Bret looks at the next wave of players who could come up and help your fantasy team.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 226: Predictions About Zack Wheeler/The Story of Signing Puig

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss their expectations for Zack Wheeler and other young pitchers, then talk about the true story behind the Dodgers signing Yasiel Puig.

Monday, June 17

Premium Article Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 17

by BP Prospect Staff

A trip around the minors, with looks at Julio Urias, Martin Perez, Mark Sappington, Jose Dominguez, and others.

Premium Article What You Need to Know: Blanks Shoots Padres to Top

by Daniel Rathman

Yesterday, the Padres returned to a record above .500 for the first time in two years thanks to Kyle Blanks. Tonight, Travis Wood will try to continue his dominance against righties.

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: The Profar-Free TA

by R.J. Anderson

Pittsburgh becomes the City of Cumpton, Miguel Olivo's mouth, if not his bat, gets him on the Marlins' bad side, and Ian Kinsler's return doesn't mean Profar's departure.

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, June 17

by Matthew Kory

Yasiel Puig loses again.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of June 14-16

by Zach Mortimer

All the prospecty goodness from the past weekend, including notes on Rangers third base prospects Joey Gallo and Mike Olt.

The Week in Quotes: June 10-16

by Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

Running through the notable quotes of the week that was.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 225: Missing Out on Mariano Rivera/Scouting Scouts

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss what Mariano Rivera's retirement might cost us, then talk about whether it's possible to evaluate scouts statistically.

Premium Article Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 17, 2013

by Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for June 17, 2013.

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Auction Data: Where the Bargains Fall

by Mike Gianella

It may not be auction season, but there's no such thing as a bad time to review data and improve your strategy.

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