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Sunday, September 1

Premium Article Daily Roundup: Around the League: September 1, 2013

by Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for September 1, 2013.

Saturday, August 31

BP Announcements: Special September Premium Subscription Promotion

by Joe Hamrahi

Back by popular demand, subscribe now and receive a free PDF copy of the 2013 Futures Guide

Premium Article Daily Roundup: Around the League: August 31, 2013

by Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for August 31, 2013.

Friday, August 30

Premium Article What You Need to Know: Could Washington Win the Wild Card?

by Daniel Rathman

The Nationals finally have a hot streak, the A's lose a tough one, Ubaldo bounces back, and more.

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Kubel to Cleveland

by R.J. Anderson

The Diamondbacks trade Jason Kubel, the Mets get a pitching prospect, and teams manipulate their rosters to maximize returns.

Premium Article Eyewitness Accounts: August 30, 2013

by BP Prospect Staff

Eyes on Hunter Harvey, Matt Purke, Franklin Barreto, Reese McGuire, Orlando Arcia, and Victor Sanchez

What Makes a Good Changeup?: An Investigation, Part Three

by Harry Pavlidis

Harry draws on a conversation with former big-leaguer Brian Bannister to extend his PITCHf/x research on changeups from earlier in the year.

Pebble Hunting: What We Rap About When We Rap About Baseball

by Sam Miller

An investigation into the impulse to rap about your favorite baseball team.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, August 29

by Zach Mortimer

The final MLU of the year has notes on 16 prospects, including Red Sox righty Matt Barnes and Pirates shortstop Alen Hanson.

Premium Article Raising Aces: A Closer Look at Relievers

by Doug Thorburn

Mechanical analysis of three of the AL's dominant closers.

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, Aug. 30

by Matthew Kory

Hit List in the front seat, Hit List in the back seat, gotta make my mind up, Hit List can I taaaake?

Fantasy Article Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 23

by Paul Sporer

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

Fantasy Article Fantasy Fool's Gold: Catcher and First Base Prospects

by Ben Carsley

In the debut edition of this column, Ben breaks down the future dynasty-league value of five minor leaguers, including one backstop and four first basemen.

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

by Clint Chisam

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

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 277: C. Trent Rosecrans on Sabermetrics, the Reds, and the Hazards of Beat Writing

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam talk to Cincinnati Enquirer reporter C. Trent Rosecrans about the Reds, Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips, and the trials and travails of beat writing.

Overthinking It: Baseball's Year Without Suspense

by Ben Lindbergh

We likely already know who is going to make the playoffs. Is there still reason to watch?

Thursday, August 29

Premium Article What Scouts Are Saying: August 29, 2013

Baseball Prospectus

Scouts' takes on Danny Duffy, Brett Lawrie, Bubba Starling, Zack Wheeler, and other interesting players.

Premium Article The Call-Up: Taijuan Walker

by Jason Cole and Paul Sporer

Seattle summons one of baseball's top pitching prospects for a Friday start.

Premium Article Overthinking It: Erik Kratz, and Another Thing About Catchers That We Can't Quantify Yet

by Ben Lindbergh

Why "be quiet" might be the best advice for backstops.

Premium Article Skewed Left: Overlooked Atlanta?

by Zachary Levine

Do the Braves deserve to be playoff underdogs?

Premium Article What You Need to Know: An Ugly Outing for Felix

by Daniel Rathman

Two aces have off nights, a pair of young players excel for Kansas City, and more.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, August 28

by Zach Mortimer

Notes on 13 prospects, including Dodgers outfielder James Baldwin and Nationals right-hander A.J. Cole.

Premium Article Hot Prospect Video: Blake Swihart

by Jason Cole

Scouting and interviewing a top catching prospect whose buzz is building.

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Thursday, August 29

by Matthew Kory

Math and statistics about Chris Carter, Mark Kotsay's age, Craig Kimbrel's surcharges, and a fifth-century Viking named Mond.

Fantasy Article Free Agent Watch: Week 22

by Mike Gianella and Craig Goldstein

A look at some players who could bolster your fantasy team off the waiver wire, depending on the format of the league in which you play.

Fantasy Article Bullpen Report: Oh, Brothers

by Mike Gianella

Rex Brothers resumes the ninth-inning gig in Colorado, plus other closer-related notes, and the updated tiers and dollar values.

BP Unfiltered: Would MLB Teams Want Wladimir Balentien Back?

by Ben Lindbergh

Wladimir Balentien is threatening to break Japan's single-season home-run record. Does that mean he can hit in the majors?

Fringe Average Podcast: Episode 19

by Jason Parks and Mike Ferrin

Jason & Mike perform a free-form jazz exploration in front of a Festival Crowd.

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

by Clint Chisam

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

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 276: How Would Wladimir Balentien Hit in the Majors?/Oakland's Second-Half Success Narrative

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss how Wladimir Balentien's explosive season in Japan would translate to the majors, then examine the notion that Billy Beane's teams play better in the second half.

BP Announcements: Podcast Sponsorships Available

by Joe Hamrahi

Due to recent requests, we're now accepting sponsorships for the Fringe Average and Effective Wild podcasts

Wednesday, August 28

Reworking WARP: The Overlooked Uncertainty of Offense

by Colin Wyers

How accurate can we be when comparing hitters' performance?

The Lineup Card: Ten Position Players We Would Like to See Pitch

Baseball Prospectus

The staff yearns for a chance to see these non-pitchers test their arms from the mound.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, August 27

by Zach Mortimer

Notes on 14 prospects, including Giants right-hander Clayton Blackburn and Rays outfielder Willie Argo.

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, August 28

by Matt Sussman

Robert Altman originally didn't want this actress for M.A.S.H. because "she was too attractive" and he wanted unattractive actors.

Premium Article What You Need to Know: August's Surprising Power Performances

by Daniel Rathman

Dan debuts a new format with a look at the month's unlikely power hitters, Robinson Cano's injury scare, the Pirates' pitching, and the defensive plays of the night.

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Pirates Get Patch

by R.J. Anderson and Jason Parks

Pittsburgh gets Marlon Byrd to fill in their injured outfield, while the Red Sox have a potential postseason pinch-runner.

Fantasy Article Sporer Report: Six September Stashes

by Paul Sporer

Paul breaks down six pitchers who have succeeded in the upper minors and might provide fantasy value down the stretch.

Fantasy Article Five to Watch: September Call-Ups Unworthy of Your Immediate Attention

by Ben Carsley

These young players will look to make a strong impression on their big-league employers next month, but they're not likely to help your fantasy squad.

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: Matt Harvey and the Increased Risk from a Few Extra Innings

by Russell A. Carleton

Did the Mets underestimate the potential cost of Matt Harvey's high-pitch-count outings?

Feature Focus: Sortable Statistics (Introduction)

by Rob McQuown

The Sortable Statistics feature offers some powerful data-mining features unavailable elsewhere.

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

by Clint Chisam

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

BP Unfiltered: 2013 Hitter Uncertainty

by Colin Wyers

A little side note from today's WARP article.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 275: Listener Email Answers of Surpassing Wit and Clarity

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam answer listener emails about rare plays they wish they would see, players wearing heart rate monitors, and more.

Tuesday, August 27

Overthinking It: A Search for Matt Harvey Injury Indicators

by Ben Lindbergh

Were there any warning signs that Matt Harvey was about to be hurt?

Baseball ProGUESTus: Baseball's Biggest Coaching Bias

by Gabe Kapler

Teams are making a big mistake by passing over skilled instructors in favor of more famous former players.

Manufactured Runs: Are The Astros Really the Most Profitable Team in History?

by Colin Wyers

No. No they aren't.

Premium Article What You Need to Know: The Other Way in Which Zack Greinke is Good

by Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

He hits, too.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Monday, August 26

by Zach Mortimer

Zach drops in on a nice pitching matchup in the Eastern League, but only one hurler holds up his end of the bargain.

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, August 27

by Matt Sussman

A Hit List a day keeps Scott Proctor away.

Fantasy Article Five to Watch: Positive Regression Candidates

by Craig Goldstein

A look at five scuffling pitchers whose luck might turn next year, and who could be fantasy bargains with better results.

BP Announcements: Indians Looking for Data Architect - Baseball Systems

by Joe Hamrahi

Indians seek a Data Architect for Baseball Systems

BP Fantasy Podcast: Episode 55 is Live

by Jason Collette and Paul Sporer

Matt Harvey's injury is not the end of the world...unless you are a Mets fan or own him on a competing fantasy team.

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

by Clint Chisam

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

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 274: Mourning Matt Harvey/A Player Poll About A-Rod

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam try to come to terms with Matt Harvey's elbow injury, then discuss a player poll about Alex Rodriguez.

Monday, August 26

Premium Article Monday Morning Ten Pack: August 26, 2013

by Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

A tour around the minors, including looks at Austin Meadows, Michael Feliz, Steven Matz, and Reese McGuire.

Premium Article Pebble Hunting: Five Myths About the Angels' Impending Shakeup

by Sam Miller

Why it's hard for us to decide whether managers or GMs deserve to be fired.

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: Baseball: Like Nothing You've Ever Seen Before

by Russell A. Carleton

Every baseball game, no matter how mundane, has a unique fingerprint.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of August 23-25

by Zach Mortimer

The skinny on all the minor-league action that took place over the weekend.

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: DeJesus, and the Prodigal Son, in Tampa

by R.J. Anderson

The Rays add two outfielders, the Braves look for middle infielders, Kurt Suzuki goes back to Oakland and Matsuzaka is in the Big Apple.

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, August 26

by Matt Sussman

"You'll love this Hit List!" -- Adam Rosales' fortune teller

The Week in Quotes: August 19-25

by Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

The notable quotables of the week that was.

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Hanging in There

by Mike Gianella

Why not all sixth-place teams are equally out of the race.

Premium Article What You Need to Know: Roy Halladay Returns

by Will Woods

But remains an enigma.

Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 8/23

by Ben Lindbergh

The best and worst receivers of the week (s) and season, with a cameo from Vin Scully and a closer look at Travis d'Arnaud.

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

by Clint Chisam

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

BP Unfiltered: The Significance of Position Players Pitching in Extras

by Andrew Koo

Oh no, we ran out of relievers!

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 273: The State of Seattle's Front Office/The Decline of CC Sabathia

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss Jack Zduriencik and the future of the Mariners, then talk about CC Sabathia's dismaying season.

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