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Sunday, June 30

Premium Article Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 30, 2013

by Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for June 30, 2013.

Saturday, June 29

BP Announcements: Baseball Prospectus Day at Busch Stadium - July 21, 2013

by Joe Hamrahi

Ballpark tour rolls into St. Louis

Premium Article Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 29, 2013

by Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for June 29, 2013.

Friday, June 28

Overthinking It: Dylan Bundy, Elbow Injuries, and the Evidence That PRP Works

by Ben Lindbergh

Did the Orioles make a mistake by exhausting all the other options before sending Dylan Bundy to surgery?

Premium Article The Call-Up: Kyle Gibson

by Jason Parks and Bret Sayre

With Mike Pelfrey injured, the Twins bolster their rotation with a former first-rounder.

Premium Article The Call-Up: Brad Miller

by Jason Cole and Paul Sporer

The Mariners look to Triple-A for some offensive help in the infield.

Premium Article Manufactured Runs: The Mystery of the Missing .500 Teams

by Colin Wyers

If .500 is average, where are all the teams with .500 records?

Premium Article Raising Aces: A Look at Rooks Gerrit Cole and Zack Wheeler

by Doug Thorburn

Analyzing the mechanics of two top pitching prospects who've recently arrived in the majors.

Premium Article Pebble Hunting: The Best Players We Snubbed This Spring

by Sam Miller

Five players who didn't make the BP annual but have made the major leagues.

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, June 28

by Matthew Kory

Hot List. #oneletteroffcolumntitles

Premium Article What You Need to Know: Pandamonium Cools with Coors

by Daniel Rathman

Yesterday, Matt Garza sent his stock soaring with a strong outing against Milwaukee. Tonight, Pablo Sandoval and the Giants are set to lock horns with the Rockies.

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Marmol Gets a Free Pass

by R.J. Anderson

The Cubs will let Marmol walk (or be claimed), Kawasaki's down and up, and David Ross is concussed.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, June 27

by Zach Mortimer

Royals right-hander Brooks Pounders took center stage yesterday, tossing a no-hitter for Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

Fantasy Mailbag: Strategic Thinking

by BP Fantasy Staff

What should fantasy owners be looking to do at the midpoint this season? Which players are upgrades?

BP Unfiltered: The Longest Plate Appearance of the Week, 6/28

by Ben Lindbergh

Coco vs. 'Kuma.

BP Fantasy Podcast: Episode 50 is Live!

by Jason Collette

Jason and Paul celebrate their 50th episode with musical guests The Eschatones

Premium Article Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 28, 2013

by Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for June 28, 2013.

Fantasy Article Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 14

by Paul Sporer

Paul helps you set your fantasy rotation for the coming week with a look at the two-start pitchers and their matchups.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 234: Byron Buxton, Joe Mauer, and the Twins/Dylan Bundy, Tommy John Surgery, and PRP

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss three things about the Twins, then talk about Dylan Bundy and the PRP approach to treating partial UCL tears.

Thursday, June 27

Premium Article Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Gettin' Down With the Futures Game Rosters

by Jason Parks

With rosters for the Futures Game released, Jason looks at the players he's most excited to see on a big stage.

Premium Article The Call-Up: Johnny Hellweg

by Jason Cole and Bret Sayre

With Alfredo Figaro on the DL, the Brewers bring up a 6-foot-9 flamethrower.

Premium Article On the Beat: Old-School Thought, Old-School Success

by John Perrotto

The RBI might be an old-fashioned stat, but it's still a measure of success in Detroit. Our beat man also checks in on Mariano Rivera, Justin Verlander, Munenori Kawasaki, and with scouts.

Premium Article What You Need to Know: LA Dodges a Giant Bullet

by Daniel Rathman

Last night, the Dodgers again took advantage of the rival Giants' roster holes to complete a three-game sweep. Tonight, Phil Hughes will battle Adrian Beltre and the Rangers for the right to stay in the Yankees' rotation.

Premium Article Skewed Left: Searching for Baseball's Brandon Jennings

by Zachary Levine

Is there a way for high school draftees to gain greater leverage?

Premium Article In A Pickle: The Unlikeliest MVP candidates

by Jason Wojciechowski

Looking at the players who should be in the MVP conversation who have never been in the MVP conversation.

Feature Focus: Player Cards

by Colin Wyers

A walkthrough of all the info available on BP's player cards.

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Thursday, June 27

by Matthew Kory

This Hit List is *literally* what it sounds like when doves cry.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, June 26

by Zach Mortimer

Things went well for Keyvius Sampson and Max Stassi, and not so well for Patrick Wisdom, in yesterday's action.

Fantasy Article Bullpen Report: Stuck in the Middle

by Mike Gianella

Mike explains why elite middle relievers haven't climbed his tiers, before revealing the latest edition of those tiers and the updated dollar values.

Premium Article Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 27, 2013

by Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for June 27, 2013.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 233: Munenori Kawasaki and Clubhouse Chemistry/The Tigers, Strikeouts, and Defense

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam talk about whether Kawasaki being sent to the minors tells us anything about chemistry, then discuss how much the Tigers' defense hurts them.

Fantasy Article Free Agent Watch: Week 13

by Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

Astros righty Jordan Lyles could be a sneaky option for those in need of rotation help, and he's among the featured players on this week's list.

Wednesday, June 26

Overthinking It: The Rays' Changeup Revolution

by Ben Lindbergh

There are certain rules about changeup usage. The Rays, unsurprisingly, aren't beholden to those rules.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, June 25

by Zach Mortimer

Miguel Almonte had himself a day, as did Mason Williams.

Premium Article What You Need to Know: Meet the Detroit Tigerrors

by Daniel Rathman

Yesterday, the Detroit Tigers bumbled their way to a loss against the Angels. Tonight, the Giants will attempt to break through against Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers.

The Lineup Card: 10 Hollywood Endings for Major-League Teams

Baseball Prospectus

The BP staff gazes into the future to find Hollywood movie endings that reflect the state of major-league teams.

Premium Article Painting the Black: Trade Deadline Closeup: Chicago Cubs

by R.J. Anderson

Which Cubs might be on the move this month?

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Patience is a Virtue

by Jason Collette

For hitters and fantasy owners alike, a little bit of patience can go a long way.

Fringe Average Podcast: Fringe Average: Episode 11

by Jason Parks and Mike Ferrin

This week we test drive Midsize American Sedans, and give you our picks for the safest, sportiest, and best in class.

BP Unfiltered: Never Mind What I Wrote About the Royals

by Ben Lindbergh

Ned Yost, Alcides Escobar, and the Royals retrace their steps.

Premium Article Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 26, 2013

by Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for June 26, 2013.

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, June 26

by Matt Sussman

Mostly LOLs, a few SMHs, and one or two SMDHs

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 232: Will Park Effects Go More Mainstream?/Yasiel Puig and Hitting .400/Evaluating Player Development/Loaning Players

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam answer listener emails about park effects, player development, hitting .400, and more.

Fantasy Article Sporer Report: The 2014 First Round: A Look Ahead, Part One

by Paul Sporer

Next year's draft season is still nine months away, but the lessons we've already learned this year could carry over.

Tuesday, June 25

Premium Article Prospects Will Break Your Heart: The Mid-Season Top 50 Prospects

by Jason Parks

Jason Parks updates his rankings of the best prospects in the minor leagues.

Baseball ProGUESTus: The Defensive Brilliance of Brendan Ryan

by Ryan Divish

A Mariners beat writer explains why Ryan is the most interesting Mariner he's covered.

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

by Nick J. Faleris

Who were some of the top standout talents at the Perfect Game National Showcase in Minnesota?

Premium Article What You Need to Know: Rays Outshine Jays

by Daniel Rathman

Last night, the Rays brought the Blue Jays' 11-game win streak to a halt. Tonight, Alfonso Soriano will look to square up on old friend Kyle Lohse.

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, June 25

by Matt Sussman

Crossing "Appel pun" off our bucket list.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Monday, June 24

by Zach Mortimer

Cubs righty Alberto Cabrera shined on a day when few notable prospects stood out on the minor-league diamonds.

Feature Focus: Team Tracker, Basics

by Rob McQuown

A guided tour of the most sophisticated stat-tracking tool available on the web.

Premium Article Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 25, 2013

by Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for June 25, 2013.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 231: Revisiting Several Things We've Said

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam revisit some predictions and discussions from prior episodes to see how their thoughts have changed.

Fantasy Article The Stash List: Checking Back in on the Debut Debate

by Bret Sayre

Should you start Kyle Gibson when he makes his big-league debut this Saturday? Bret looks at early-season data to help answer that question before revealing this week's list.

Monday, June 24

Premium Article Monday Morning Ten Pack: June 24, 2013

by BP Prospect Staff

A tour around the minors, including looks at Oscar Taveras, Xander Bogaerts, Luiz Gohara, and Joey Gallo

Painting the Black: Birds Song

by R.J. Anderson

The Blue Jays are on fire. What credit does John Gibbons deserve?

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: The Zobrist Effect

by Russell A. Carleton

How much hidden value does a multi-position player add?

Premium Article Pebble Hunting: Matt Harvey Pitching to Pitchers

by Sam Miller

One of baseball's most dominant pitchers versus baseball's worst batters.

Premium Article What You Need to Know: Power Anchors

by Daniel Rathman

Yesterday, the Mariners flexed their power muscle thanks to their free-agent signings. Tonight, the Blue Jays will look to extend their hot streak when they take on the Rays.

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, June 24

by Matt Sussman

Just four more Hit Lists until the WEEEEEEEEEEEKEND

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of June 21-23

by Zach Mortimer

Dodgers Low-A shortstop Corey Seager slugged two homers on Friday, kicking off a weekend with tons of exciting prospect action.

Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 6/23

by Ben Lindbergh

The best and worst receivers of the week and season.

The Week In Quotes: June 17-23

by Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

Running through the notable quotes of the week that was.

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: The Biggest Losers (So Far)

by Mike Gianella

Mike runs down the worst player pitfalls owners may have encountered in the past spring's drafts and auctions.

Premium Article Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 24, 2013

by Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for June 24, 2013.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 230: Deceptive Strikeout-to-Walk Ratios/Picking the Perfect Run Environment

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam talk about pitchers who are struggling despite lofty strikeout-to-walk ratios, then pick the perfect run environment.

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