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Sunday, August 11

BP Unfiltered: Perfect Game All-American Classic: Note Sheet

by Nick J. Faleris

Note Sheet for use during PG All-American Classic

Premium Article Daily Roundup: Around the League: August 11, 2013

by Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for August 11, 2013.

Saturday, August 10

Premium Article Daily Roundup: Around the League: August 10, 2013

by Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for August 10, 2013.

Friday, August 9

Premium Article Eyewitness Accounts: August 9, 2013

by Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

Putting eyes on Luke Jackson, Matt Wisler, Rougned Odor, and Clinton Hollon.

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Extending Utley (and Ryan Raburn)

by Sam Miller and Ben Lindbergh

Two players get guaranteed two-year deals.

Premium Article What You Need to Know: Running Out of Races

by Daniel Rathman

Some slim division leads have become more sizeable lately.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Second Round Selections

by Zach Mortimer

A look at the prospects teams selected in the second round of the draft this past June.

Premium Article Raising Aces: What Happened to Liriano and Masterson?

by Doug Thorburn

Examining the stuff and mechanics of two pitchers who've taken steps forward in 2013.

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, Aug. 9

by Matthew Kory

Because someday we'll all be dead.

Fantasy Article Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 20

by Paul Sporer

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

Fantasy Mailbag: Pulling the Trigger

by BP Fantasy Staff

Our fantasy experts offer trade advice and field other questions found in the inbox over the past week.

BP Unfiltered: The Worst One-Team Players

by Ben Lindbergh

Most players who've spent long careers with one team are stars. These guys weren't.

Premium Article Daily Roundup: Around the League: August 9, 2013

by Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for August 9, 2013.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 262: The All-Banter Episode

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam do a grab-bag episode on an assortment of topics, including Kenley Jansen's hidden perfect game, Phillies outfielder updates, teams that own other teams, and a comment by Kerry Wood.

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Rios in Texas

by R.J. Anderson and Jason Cole

The Rangers acquire Alex Rios via trade waivers, the Rays send Kyle Farnsworth packing, and the Phillies part ways with Delmon Young.

Thursday, August 8

Premium Article What Scouts Are Saying: August 8, 2013

Baseball Prospectus

Scouts' takes on Travis d'Arnaud, Chris Johnson, Mariano Rivera, Ian Kennedy, and other interesting players.

Overthinking It: How the Mets Got Great (at Taking the Extra Base)

by Ben Lindbergh

How the Mets became by far the best baserunning team in baseball.

Premium Article Minor League Update: First Round Selections: American League

by Zach Mortimer

A look at the players whom junior-circuit clubs selected in the first round of the draft in June.

Premium Article Painting the Black: Rating Rizzo

by R.J. Anderson

The Nationals promoted and extended GM Mike Rizzo. What's his mark been so far?

Premium Article What You Need to Know: Harvey's First Shutout

by Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

The Mets' ace improved his pacing and stamina to blank the Rockies on Wednesday night.

Premium Article Skewed Left: Fisking a Preseason Pirates Article

by Zachary Levine

On second thought, maybe the Pirates WILL win with Andrew McCutchen.

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Thursday, August 8

by Matthew Kory

This is what happens when you hit a man in the list.

Fantasy Article Free Agent Watch: Week 19

by Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

A look at eight widely available players who could help your fantasy team down the stretch, depending on the format of the league in which you play.

Fantasy Article Bullpen Report: Meeting the Criteria

by Mike Gianella

Along with this week's tiers and the updated dollar values, Mike reveals the skills he looks for when evaluating closers.

Premium Article Daily Roundup: Around the League: August 8, 2013

by Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for August 8, 2013.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 261: Mike Trout and Becoming the Best Ever/Chase Utley's Aging Outlook

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss Mike Trout's chances of becoming the best player ever, then talk about how the Phillies' Chase Utley extension will work out.

Wednesday, August 7

The Lineup Card: Nine of the Worst Baseball Clich├ęs

Baseball Prospectus

The staff decries some of the most overused or nonsensical things that players, managers, broadcasters, and reporters love to say and write.

The Stats Go Marching In: Is it Time to Lift the Ban on Left-Handed Catchers?

by Max Marchi

A new argument in favor of reviving a long-extinct species.

Premium Article Minor League Update: First Round Selections: National League

by Zach Mortimer

A look at the players that senior-circuit clubs selected in the first round of the draft in June.

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, August 7

by Matt Sussman

It's the Hit List to ignition, hot and fresh out the kitchen

Premium Article Pebble Hunting: Sean Doolittle and Doing What Works

by Sam Miller

An update on Sean Doolittle's extreme sophomore season.

Premium Article What You Need to Know: Meet Andrew Albers

by Daniel Rathman

A sad season in Minnesota is brightened by the arrival of a new Twin with an excellent story.

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Drop, Drop, Drop it Like it's Hawpe

by R.J. Anderson

Brad Hawpe loses another employer, Nelson Cruz's replacement comes up, former prospect Thomas Neal gets claimed, and other moves.

Fantasy Article Sporer Report: Seven Starting Pitchers on the Rise

by Paul Sporer

Does your fantasy team need rotation help? These hurlers might provide a nice upgrade down the stretch.

Premium Article The Call-Up: Wilmer Flores

by Mark Anderson and Bret Sayre

The Mets call up a player you've been hearing about for years.

Premium Article Daily Roundup: Around the League: August 7, 2013

by Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for August 7, 2013.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 260: Many More Listener Emails, and Our Answers to Them

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam answer listener emails about the best free agents available, expanded rosters, a world without Tommy John surgery, and more.

Tuesday, August 6

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: Prioritizing the Pitcher's Health

by Russell A. Carleton

Reexamining the subject of pitcher abuse.

Baseball ProGUESTus: The Foundation of the Front Office

by Gabe Kapler

What baseball's highest-paid personnel can learn from its lowest.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Monday, August 5

by Zach Mortimer

Notes on 10 prospects, including Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo and his Low-A Savannah teammate Luis Cessa.

Premium Article What You Need to Know: Atlanta All Alone

by Daniel Rathman

The return of Justin Upton's power has propelled the Braves to a sizzling hot streak.

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, August 6

by Matt Sussman

Because laughter is the best performance enhancer

Premium Article Perfect Game Presents: East Coast Pro Top Prospects

by David Rawnsley

Reports on the best high schoolers on the diamond at last week's showcase.

Fantasy Article The Stash List: The Biogenesis Fallout, or Lack Thereof

by Bret Sayre

Bret reviews the few players who could see their fantasy values rise as a result of the Biogenesis suspensions, and then unveils his updated top 20.

Premium Article Daily Roundup: Around the League: August 6, 2013

by Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for August 6, 2013.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 259: Cricket's Replay Review Controversy/Revisiting Ruben Amaro's Offseason Moves/The Ethics of Cruz, Peralta, and PEDs

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss a cricket replay review controversy, a few of Ruben Amaro's regrettable moves, and the suspensions of Jhonny Peralta and Nelson Cruz.

Monday, August 5

Premium Article Manufactured Runs: Biogenesis and Baseball's Post-Human Present

by Colin Wyers

The real danger Biogenesis revealed and the false threat that we shouldn't make this about.

Premium Article Monday Morning Ten Pack: Monday, August 5

by BP Prospect Staff

A look around the minors at Kris Bryant, Amir Garrett, Albert Almora, Devin Williams, and more.

Painting the Black: The Holding Company

by R.J. Anderson

Some pitchers are vastly superior to the rest when it comes to holding on baserunners. What are their secrets?

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Sunday, August 4

by Zach Mortimer

Notes on 11 prospects, including Jake Arrieta, whom the Cubs acquired from the Orioles in the Scott Feldman deal earlier this year.

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, August 5

by Matt Sussman

It's Monday, Monday gotta Hit List on Monday

Premium Article What You Need to Know: The Unsung Member of the Red Sox Rotation

by Daniel Rathman

He has the least-famous name, but Felix Doubront has been Boston's most dependable starter.

The Week in Quotes: July 29-August 4

by Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

Running through the notable quotes of the week that was.

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Ditch or Play Down the Stretch

by Mike Gianella

Mike runs down 10 players who have hurt their fantasy owners in recent weeks and explains whether you should ride out their ruts or cut bait.

BP Unfiltered: An Open Mind and an Open Mouth: My Adventure with Cincinnati Chili

by Jason Parks

While in Cincinnati, Jason gives Skyline a try and comes away with a better impression than expected

Premium Article Daily Roundup: Around the League: August 5, 2013

by Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for August 5, 2013.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 258: 2014 Team Option Options/Matt Garza, the A's, and Exploiting Unwritten Rules

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss whether teams should pick up various 2014 options, then talk about whether teams can make unwritten rules work to their advantage.

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