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Sunday, August 18

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

by Clint Chisam

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

Saturday, August 17

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

by Clint Chisam

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

Friday, August 16

Premium Article The Call-Up: Kolten Wong

by Jason Cole and Bret Sayre

With David Freese slumping, the Cardinals dig into their deep farm system and bring up a second baseman who raced up the minor-league ladder.

Premium Article Eyewitness Accounts: August 16, 2013

by Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

Eyes on Blake Swihart, Danny Burawa, Nate Karns, and Tyrone Taylor.

Premium Article Raising Aces: Elevator Action

by Doug Thorburn

Chronicling the ugly things that can happen to baseballs when pitchers struggle to repeat their timing.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, August 15

by Zach Mortimer

Notes on 17 prospects, including Braves lefty Lucas Sims and Mariners outfielder Jabari Blash.

Scouting the Draft: Summer Circuit: PG All-American Classic

by Jason Parks, Nick J. Faleris and Chris Rodriguez

A look at some of the top high school prospects, who played in San Diego this weekend.

Premium Article What You Need to Know: The Rays Rotation Gets a Boost

by Daniel Rathman

Alex Cobb returns to rearm the Rays for the stretch run.

Premium Article Hot Prospect Video: Matt Wisler

by Jason Cole

Pitching prospects: the Padres have them. Jason speaks to one who's not too far from The Show.

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, Aug. 16

by Matthew Kory

We-we-we so excited. We so excited. We gonna have a Hit List today.

Fantasy Article Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 21

by Paul Sporer

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

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 267: Why We're Happy About Expanded Replay Review

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam (mostly) celebrate the impending arrival of a new replay review system.

Premium Article Daily Roundup: Around the League: August 16, 2013

by Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for August 16, 2013.

Overthinking It: Learning to Love the Replay Proposal (Almost Unreservedly)

by Ben Lindbergh

Even a less-than-perfect replay plan is a big success for baseball.

Thursday, August 15

Premium Article What Scouts Are Saying: August 15, 2013

Baseball Prospectus

Scouts' takes on Giancarlo Stanton, Jon Lester, Joey Gallo, Andrew Lambo, and other interesting players.

Premium Article Skewed Left: The Nationals' New Future

by Zachary Levine

After a disappointing 2013, does the outlook appear less rosy for the Nats in 2014 and beyond?

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, August 14

by Zach Mortimer

On a slow night for prospects, Zach has notes on 10 who stood out.

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: The Royals Add a Pretty Face

by R.J. Anderson

Bonifacio joins Kansas City, Miguel Tejada's season is over, Manny Ramirez loses his shot and Travis Blackley heads to Texas.

Premium Article What You Need to Know: Soriano Strikes Again

by Daniel Rathman

The Yankees' big trade deadline acquisition pays off with a pair of big days.

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Thursday, August 15

by Matthew Kory

This Hit List can open your eyes, take you wonder by wonder Over, sideways and under on a Magic Castle ride

Fantasy Article Free Agent Watch: Week 20

by Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

A look at players who might be available to help your fantasy team, depending on the format in which you play.

Fantasy Article Bullpen Report: Mo Moves Down

by Mike Gianella

Three straight blown saves move Mariano Rivera into the second tier, as Mike unveils his latest rankings and updates the year-to-date earnings for relievers.

Premium Article Daily Roundup: Around the League: August 15, 2013

by Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for August 15, 2013.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 266: How the A's Were Built/Why the Dodgers Are Winning

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam talk about how the A's are winning in an unusual way for a small-market team, then discuss why the Dodgers have been the exception to the trend of money not leading to wins.

Wednesday, August 14

Pebble Hunting: The Balk: The Black Sheep of the Baseball Rulebook

by Sam Miller

Watching 50 balks to get a read on an imprecise rule, arbitrarily applied.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, August 13

by Chris King

Notes on 12 prospects, including Marlins righty Anthony Desclafani and Blue Jays first baseman Gabe Jacobo.

The Lineup Card: Nine of Our Favorite Pitcher Conversions

Baseball Prospectus

Inspired by Jeremy Bonderman's move to the bullpen, the staff recounts the stories of pitchers who changed roles, from starter to reliever or reliever to starter.

Premium Article What You Need to Know: Extra Innings Everywhere

by Daniel Rathman

Tuesday's baseball was #weird.

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, August 14

by Matt Sussman

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

Fantasy Article Sporer Report: September Scheduling

by Paul Sporer

Paul looks ahead to next month to help identify pitchers who might be worth targeting to bolster your squad.

Fringe Average Podcast: Episode 17

by Jason Parks and Mike Ferrin

The first of a 3 part series on getting your kids ready for Halloween. Jason looks at which costumes are most popular, and which are the most dangerous. Mike takes you through some homemade fall snacks, that parents won't throw out.

Premium Article Daily Roundup: Around the League: August 14, 2013

by Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for August 14, 2013.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 265: Answers to Your Burning Baseball Questions

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam answer listener emails about baseball with clockwise bases, whether in-game managerial moves help or hurt, who pays players who get released, and more.

Tuesday, August 13

Manufactured Runs: SABR and the Importance of Preserving Sabermetric History

by Colin Wyers

Why knowing what went before will help the sabermetric movement in the future.

Premium Article The Call-Up: Matt Davidson

by Chris Mellen and Bret Sayre

Reeling from injuries and falling behind in the standings, the Diamondbacks turn to a powerful third-base prospect for help.

Baseball ProGUESTus: The Neuroanatomy of Hitting

by Stuart Wallace

Hitting a baseball is hard. What brain structures and processes allow big-league batters to do it?

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, August 13

by Matt Sussman

Featuring the best DIamondbacks comment of the year, or at least one of the top 15

Premium Article What You Need to Know: Albers at it Again

by Daniel Rathman

Twins starter Andrew Albers throws a shutout in his second start, and Adam Eaton helps the Diamondbacks keep pace with the Dodgers.

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Mark Reynolds Wanders On

by R.J. Anderson

The Indians release the slugger, while the Rays add Wesley Wright and the Royals acquire Jamey Carroll.

Fantasy Article The Stash List: Checking Back in on the Graduated Perch Dwellers

by Bret Sayre

Bret reviews the rewards offered by the players who once topped these rankings, and then unveils this week's top 20.

Premium Article Daily Roundup: Around the League: August 13, 2013

by Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for August 13, 2013.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 264: Four Questions About Miguel Cabrera/World Series Odds Update

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben, Sam, and guest Zachary Levine mull over four questions about Miguel Cabrera, then talk about the World Series odds of the Tigers and other teams.

BP Announcements: Baseball Prospectus Visits Kauffman Stadium - August 24, 2013

by Joe Hamrahi

The BP crew returns to the K

Monday, August 12

Premium Article Monday Morning Ten Pack: August 12, 2013

by Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

Mark Appel gets his first pro win, plus updates on Jonathan Singleton, Kyle Hendricks, Alex Jackson, and others.

Overthinking It: Yasiel Puig Adjusts to the Adjustments

by Ben Lindbergh

How Yasiel Puig is proving that he isn't just another Jeff Francoeur.

Painting the Black: Wil the Thril

by R.J. Anderson

Tampa Bay's Wil Myers is living up to the hype.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of August 9-11

by Zach Mortimer

A look at the prospects who stood out during the past weekend.

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: Using the Closer to Keep a Deficit Small

by Russell A. Carleton

Which is the better situation in which to use your closer: with a three-run lead, or a one-run deficit?

Premium Article What You Need to Know: Rivera's Rare Hiccup

by Daniel Rathman

Mariano Rivera has blown three straight save opportunities, but the Yankees won their weekend matchup anyway.

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, August 12

by Matt Sussman

Welcome to the Hit List week. You gotta do it 'til you're through it so you better get to it.

The Week In Quotes: August 5-11

by Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

Running through the notable quotes from the week that was.

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Inflation Nation

by Mike Gianella

Mike runs through the math underlying his inflation calculations, and then explains the takeaways from it.

Premium Article Daily Roundup: Around the League: August 12, 2013

by Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for August 12, 2013.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 263: Jose Dariel Abreu and the Future of Cuban Baseball/The Unmade Wil Myers Trade

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss the next potential star from Cuba and the future of Cuban baseball, then revisit a trade for Wil Myers that didn't happen.

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