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Sunday, August 25

BP Announcements: Cardinals Seek Web Application Developer

by Joe Hamrahi

St. Louis research and development looking to hire a web application developer with strong baseball knowledge.

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

by Clint Chisam

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

BP Unfiltered: Grading Casper Wells' Performance as a Pitcher

by Dan Rozenson

A review of the outfielder's work on the mound this season.

Saturday, August 24

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

by Clint Chisam

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

BP Unfiltered: Under Armour All-American Game: Note Sheet

by Nick J. Faleris

Player notes for participants in the 2013 Under Armour All-America Game.

Friday, August 23

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: Ryan Dempster, Alex Rodriguez, and Waking the Monster

by Russell A. Carleton

Can conflict make a team play better?

Premium Article Pebble Hunting: Free Agent Alternate History

by Sam Miller

Why timing is everything when it comes to buying big free agents.

Premium Article Raising Aces: The RP-Funk All-Stars

by Doug Thorburn

A close look at four relievers who benefit from funky mechanics.

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, Aug. 23

by Matthew Kory

Tomorrow is Saturday, and Sunday comes after ... wards. I don't want this Hit List to end!

Premium Article What You Need to Know: Braun Comes Clean(er)

by Will Woods

The suspended slugger releases a statement.

Fantasy Article Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 22

by Paul Sporer

Paul helps you set your fantasy rotation with a look at next week's two-start pitchers.

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

by Clint Chisam

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

Fringe Average Podcast: Episode 18

by Jason Parks and Mike Ferrin

Jason "Robert" Parks is one of America's unique inventors. Over the past 40 years, his products have pulled in more than $2 billion in sales. Robert was voted by Mike Ferrin as one of the 25 people who have changed the way we eat, drink and think about food. And, he's still going strong. One of his latest inventions, the Showtime Rotisserie & BBQ, is selling by the thousands every week. It wasn't always this way, however. Like many a self-made man, Robert didn't have a normal childhood, at least not the kind of childhood enjoyed by a lot of us. In fact, he says, he has blotted most of it from his memory.

BP Unfiltered: Celebrating a 65th Season for Vin Scully

by Ben Lindbergh

Vin Scully will be back in the booth for 2014. This calls for an infographic!

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 272: Picking Each Team's Perceived Clubhouse Leader/Delmon Young and Players with Moral Warts

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam pick a perceived clubhouse leader for each team, then talk about whether teams should ever refuse to sign certain players on moral grounds.

The BP Wayback Machine: Hatching Cardinals

by Bryan Smith

A contemporary look at how John Mozeliak and Jeff Luhnow turned around the Cardinals' system.

Premium Article Eyewitness Accounts: August 23, 2013

by BP Prospect Staff

Eyes on Taijuan Walker, James Paxton, Anthony Ranaudo, Eric Haase, and Albert Almora.

Thursday, August 22

Premium Article Skewed Left: Miking Up Umpires

by Zachary Levine

Why the expansion of replay review makes it more vital that MLB give umpires a voice.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, August 21

by Zach Mortimer

Notes on 12 prospects, including Rockies lefty Jayson Aquino and Cubs infielder Javier Baez.

The Lineup Card: 11 Plays for Which We Wish We'd Had Instant Replay Review

Baseball Prospectus

The staff recounts some poor umpire calls that could have been corrected with the benefit of instant replay.

Premium Article Youth Movement: New York-Penn League All-Star Game Scouting Notes: Part 2

by Mark Anderson

Mark looks at the pitchers on display in the NYPL All-Star game.

Premium Article What You Need to Know: The Royals Run Out of Runs

by Daniel Rathman

Good pitching hasn't prevented Kansas City's playoff odds from plummeting.

Premium Article Painting the Black: Fish with Arms

by R.J. Anderson

If it weren't the Marlins' strategy, we might be making something of the Marlins' strategy.

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Thursday, August 22

by Matthew Kory

It's Thursday, Thursday, gotta get down on Thursday, everybody's looking forward to the Hit List

Fantasy Article Free Agent Watch: Week 21

by Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

Bret and Mike suggest players who could bolster your fantasy team down the stretch, depending on the format of your league.

Fantasy Article Bullpen Report: Farquhar Rises to the Top

by Mike Gianella

The latest fantasy-relevant news from all the bullpens around the league, along with Mike's updated tiers and dollar values.

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

by Clint Chisam

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

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 271: Disciplining Puig/Trade Deadline Do-Overs/Mistaken Sabermetric Assumptions

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben, Sam, and guest co-host Russell Carleton discuss whether and how the Dodgers should discipline Yasiel Puig, teams that would want to take mulligans on their trade deadlines, and things sabermetricians are still getting wrong.

Overthinking It: Scouting Closers in the Batter's Box

by Ben Lindbergh and Jason Parks

Ranking closers based on how bad they've looked at the plate.

Premium Article What Scouts Are Saying: August 22, 2013

Baseball Prospectus

Scouts' takes on Xander Bogaerts, Masahiro Tanaka, Carlos Correa, Addison Russell, and other interesting players.

Wednesday, August 21

Reworking WARP: The Series Ahead

by Colin Wyers

What we'll be doing with WARP in the coming weeks, and why.

Pebble Hunting: Appreciating Andrelton Simmons

by Sam Miller

A close watching of five of the Braves shortstop's most impressive plays.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, August 20

by Zach Mortimer

Notes on 18 prospects, including Rockies righty Jonathan Gray and Red Sox second baseman Mookie Betts.

Premium Article Youth Movement: New York-Penn League All-Star Game Scouting Notes: Part 1

by Mark Anderson

In-person reviews of a dozen very young prospects.

Premium Article What You Need to Know: Corbin Keeps Rolling

by Daniel Rathman

Diamondbacks success story Patrick Corbin continues to pitch well with a standout start in Cincinnati.

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, August 21

by Matt Sussman

I'm gonna say.... the Mariners

Fantasy Article Sporer Report: Looking Ahead to September Promotions

by Paul Sporer

When rosters expand, American League clubs are likely to add these seven pitchers, who could also bolster your fantasy team down the stretch.

Fantasy Article Five to Watch: Good Prospects on Bad Teams

by Ben Carsley

These five players' MLB clubs might not be going to the playoffs, but they could help your fantasy squad get there.

BP Unfiltered: On the Improbability of Marco Scutaro's Walk-Off Walk

by Ben Lindbergh

The anatomy of an unlikely ball four.

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

by Clint Chisam

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

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 270: Listener Email Answers in Search of a Theme

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam answer listener emails about when every team will have won a World Series, the best baseball Kickstarters, rooting for draft picks, one-pitch pitchers, and more.

Tuesday, August 20

Baseball ProGUESTus: Giving Up the PED Guessing Game

by Gabe Kapler

A plea to stop the speculation from a player who's heard more than his fair share.

Premium Article Overthinking It: Stephen Drew, Defensive Shifts, and Fighting the Fear of Failure

by Ben Lindbergh

An object lesson in implementing the shift drawn from two consecutive plate appearances.

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: Saving the Save

by Russell A. Carleton

Redefining the save rule so that it makes (more) sense.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Monday, August 19

by Zach Mortimer

Notes on 14 prospects, including first-overall pick Mark Appel, plus a minor-league veteran who notched double-digit strikeouts in relief.

Premium Article What You Need to Know: Recapping the Dodgers' Incredible Run

by Daniel Rathman

Jose Fernandez put a damper on the Dodgers on Monday, but their recent performance is still historic.

Hot Prospect Video: Kolten Wong

by Jason Cole

A chat with the Cardinals' recent call-up.

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Bye Charlie

by R.J. Anderson

The Phillies fire their manager while the Nationals add David DeJesus.

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, August 20

by Matt Sussman

Samardzija? What's Samardzija?

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Boston, Xander Bogaerts, and the Return of Ultra-Young Talent

by Ben Lindbergh

What Xander Bogaerts' promotion means for the Red Sox and for the rise of young talent in the post-PED era.

Fantasy Article The Stash List: The Final 2013 Installment

by Bret Sayre

Pedro Strop gets the no. 1 spot in this year's final Stash List, as Bret unveils the top 20 and prepares for his second taste of fatherhood.

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Should I Play for "The Money"?

by Mike Gianella

Generally, if you are already looking toward 2014, it's best to stick to that plan—but there are some exceptions, as Mike explains.

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

by Clint Chisam

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

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 269: Revisiting the Jose Fernandez Call-Up/Handicapping Cano's Suitors

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam reevaluate whether the Marlins' early promotion of Jose Fernandez made sense, then talk about where Robinson Cano will end up.

Monday, August 19

Premium Article The Call-Up: Xander Bogaerts

by Chris Mellen and Paul Sporer

The Red Sox summon their top prospect for the stretch run.

Premium Article Monday Morning Ten Pack: August 19, 2013

by Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

A look at Carlos Correa, Javier Baez, Billy Hamilton and others in a tour of the minors.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Sunday, August 18

by Zach Mortimer

Notes on 14 prospects, including Pirates lefty Thomas Harlan and Marlins third baseman Colin Moran.

Premium Article What You Need to Know: The C&D Boys

by Daniel Rathman

Chris Davis and Miguel Cabrera continued their personal home run competition on Sunday.

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, August 19

by Matt Sussman

The Dodgers comment, for real.

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Infielders Up, Infielders Down

by R.J. Anderson

Mark Reynolds, Ryan Roberts, Andrew Lambo, and Elliot Johnson headline the movers.

Premium Article Pebble Hunting: My Book Report on a Video of the Longest Home Runs Hit

by Sam Miller

In which Sam is struck by the fact that these hitters hit these home runs far.

The Week in Quotes: August 12-18

by Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

Running through the notable quotes of the week that was.

Premium Article The Call-Up: Travis d'Arnaud

by Mark Anderson and Bret Sayre

The arrivalof John Buck's baby boy precipitates the arrival of baseball's best catching prospect.

Fantasy Article Five to Watch: Post-Hype Prospects for 2014

by Craig Goldstein

These young players may have lost some of their luster, but they could still offer plenty of fantasy value next year.

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

by Clint Chisam

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

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 268: Clayton Kershaw and Cooperstown/Xander Bogaerts and Historic Years for Young Talent

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam banter about the Saber Seminar, then discuss Clayton Kershaw's odds of induction into the Hall and the best-ever years for young players.

BP Fantasy Podcast: Episode 54: Where Are You?

by Jason Collette

It's here & it's live!

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