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Saturday, April 29

BP Wrigleyville: The Continued Evolution of Addison Russell

by Randy Holt

We can no longer look at Addison Russell as a glove-first, bat-second player.

BP Milwaukee: Monte Harrison: Power in Adjustments

by Jack Conness

"My plan is just to keep growing, each and every day, not trying to focus too far down the road."

BP Bronx: Luis Severino's Slider is Becoming Deadly

by Austin Yamada

The resemblance between Luis Severino and Chris Archer is starting to become striking.

Baseball Prospectus Announcement: The 2017 BP Ballpark Events Are Here

by Bret Sayre

BP is coming to Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Minnesota, and New York. Join us!

Friday, April 28

TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 86: Are You Mau Now?

by George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre

There Is No Offseason (TINO) is a Baseball Prospectus fantasy podcast focusing exclusively on dynasty league formats.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of April 27

by Wilson Karaman

Notes on Yadier Alvarez, Zach Shepherd, Josh Hader, Mark Appel, Nick Senzel, and more.

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: The All-April Team

by Matt Collins

Eric Thames (probably) won't keep up this home-run pace, but he still might be among the elite fantasy first basemen. It's harder to see Chris Owings and Jett Bandy continuing their respective paces, however.

Fantasy Article TDGX Transactions: Week 5

by J.J. Jansons

Injuries can pinch available slots for minor-league prospects, presenting owners with a dilemma.

Fantasy Article Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 5

by Mark Barry

Noah Syndergaard is an auto-start (unless he's not). So it's going to be one of those kind of weeks.

Fantasy Article The Quinton: Early Misses, Future Misses and Analyzing our Process

by Jeff Quinton

The easy thing to do is overreact if your team missed on adding Eric Thames and James Paxton on draft day. Don't compound the sense of loss by making mistakes in analysis.

Cold Takes: The Natural Conclusion of Baseball Statistics

by Patrick Dubuque

What will happen to baseball statistics as X approaches zero?

Premium Article Rubbing Mud: Common Sense Beanball Control

by Matthew Trueblood

The way baseball is played has changed, so it's time to change the way we treat beanballs.

Short Relief: An Orel History

by Mary Craig, Matt Sussman and Zack Moser

Take a moment to celebrate the greatest, and only, Orel in baseball history.

What You Need to Know: One Day, Two Losses

by Demetrius Bell

Toronto has a very bad day, Washington goes crazy at Coors Field, and the Red Sox and Yankees play fast for once.

Thursday, April 27

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of April 26

by Steve Givarz

Notes on Cody Reed, Erick Fedde, Kyle Tucker, Will Craig, Dylan Cozens, and more.

Fantasy Article The Stash List: Fourth Edition

by Greg Wellemeyer

White Sox prodigy Yoan Moncada takes over the top spot.

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: I’m Very Nervous

by Mike Gianella

It's no longer too early to worry—which is exactly why Mike is concerned.

Circle Change: The Eric Thames Vision Quest

by Zach Crizer

How did Eric Thames change in Korea? And what do you learn from being Barry Bonds?

Premium Article Flu-Like Symptoms: Blowin’ in the Wins (Part 2)

by Rob Mains

What kind of team allows a lot of blown saves?

Premium Article Guarding The Lines: Dr. Strangeglove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Second Base Prospects

by Jarrett Seidler

Second sackers get a bad rap as prospects, but should they?

Short Relief: Baseball During Wartime

by David Temple, Zack Moser and Matthew Provenzano

A handy guide for how to enjoy baseball amidst a) the nuclear holocaust, b) massive cultural appropriation, or c) a widespread epidemic.

What You Need to Know: Pittsburgh's Gift

by Ben Diamond

Gift Ngoepe makes his MLB debut, Aaron Judge and Luis Severino shine, and a Little League game breaks out in Baltimore.

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: April 27, 2017

by Ben Carsley

Lots of changes at the top and the free-falling Royals sink all the way to the bottom.

Wednesday, April 26

Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 130: I Feel Like The Guy From The Mighty Ducks

by George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

George Bissell, Bret Sayre and Mike Gianella of Baseball Prospectus discuss Eric Thames ridiculous hot streak, realistic expectations for Cody Bellinger and Dan Vogelbach, and analyze the latest FAAB acquisitions in the Tout Wars and LABR expert leagues.

Fantasy Article Deep League Report: Week 4

by Scooter Hotz

Big names from the prospect world enter the morass of utility players and middle relievers.

Fantasy Article Dynasty Dynamics: Should You (Try and) Trade (for) Starling Marte?

by Ben Carsley

Making the most of Marte, who has been suspended for 80 games because of PEDs.

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of April 25

by Steve Givarz

Another day, another perfect game.

Premium Article Deep, But Playable: Winning the Battle of Attrition by Surrender

by Craig Goldstein

When a rested bullpen so often beats a tired starter, it's time to stop treating early exits as a sign of weakness.

Premium Article The Call-Up: Cody Bellinger

by Jeffrey Paternostro and Scooter Hotz

Consider this a renewed request not to use "Bae-llinger."

Short Relief: Two Science Fiction Short Stories

by Patrick Dubuque and Nathan Bishop

Joe Nuxhall approaches the biggest game of his year, and the Oakland Athletics dabble in the forbidden arts to win a championship.

Premium Article The Call-Up: Nick Pivetta

by Chaz Fiorino and Mike Gianella

The return for Jonathan Papelbon, Pivetta has gotten off to a hot start this year.

What You Need to Know: Losing the Crown

by Emma Baccellieri

King Felix looks shakier than ever, Trea Turner goes for the cycle, Danny Duffy dares everyone, and Eric Thames did it again.

Tuesday, April 25

DFA Podcast: Ep. 1: Added to the Roster

by Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

On the debut episode of DFA, Bryan and R.J. discuss the New York Mets and how bad they are at using the new 10-day disabled list, Jerry Dipoto giving up on Leonys Martin, and the irreplacable starting pitchers heading to the DL!

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of April 24

by Steve Givarz

Edwin Rios, Spencer Adams, Conner Greene, Daniel Brito and more.

Expert FAAB Review: Week 4

by Mike Gianella

What if Taylor Motter's season were set to showtunes? Is Chad too Kuhl for the room? Will they write songs about the guys filling in for the Dodgers injury brigade?

Fantasy Article Closer Report: Week 4

by Matt Collins

Closing situations in Washington and Anaheim remain fluid. Also: Is it time to worry about Francisco Rodriguez?

Premium Article Baseball Therapy: The Disappearing Left Fielder?

by Russell A. Carleton

Once the home of plodding sluggers, left field is now being treated much differently by managers.

Banjo Hitter: Mr. April

by Aaron Gleeman

Bryce Harper is off to a great start, which is business as usual for one of the best April hitters of all time.

Premium Article Notes from the Field: April 24, 2017

by BP Prospect Staff

Notes on Justus Sheffield, Yusniel Diaz, Cody Sedlock and more.

Short Relief: How Baseball Killed America, A Rabbit Killed Baseball, and History Killed a Fun Fact

by Mary Craig, Kate Preusser and Emma Baccellieri

Mary discovers a world delivered to Hitler by baseball, Kate watches a rabbit destroy the human facade, and Emma searches for Lithuanian baseball and winds up in Boston.

Premium Article The Call-Up: Christian Arroyo

by Wilson Karaman and Mark Barry

Mister Christian / Oh the time has come / And you know that you're the only one...

What You Need to Know: Can't Stop, Won't Stop

by Stacey Gotsulias

Eric Thames continues to crush baseballs, Justin Turner makes a baserunning blunder, and the Bears beat the Steelers.

Monday, April 24

Fantasy Article Player Profile: Tyler Skaggs

by Wilson Karaman

Early data (and it's still so early) suggests that Skaggs is starting to get long-awaited results. But keep watching him closely.

Fantasy Article The Buyer's Guide: Chase Anderson

by Eric Roseberry

He has posted a 1.13 ERA in four starts for the Brewers. Will this success sustain?

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of April 21st-23rd

by Mark Anderson

Hard to top a perfect game...

Premium Article Flu-Like Symptoms: Marte, McCutchen, and Foolish Consistencies

by Rob Mains

Even smart teams can get stubborn.

Players Prefer Presentation: Manny Machado's Almost Beanball

by Meg Rowley

A semi-complete list of people who are (and aren't) at fault for Manny Machado's almost beanball.

Premium Article Monday Morning Ten Pack: April 23, 2017

by BP Prospect Staff

Yadier Alvarez, Triston McKenzie, and other players who aren't skinny pitchers.

Premium Article The Call-Up: Chih-Wei Hu

by Jeffrey Paternostro and Mark Barry

We promise we don't do a "Hu's on first" joke. We make no other promises.

Short Relief: Of Sad Lexicons and Sad Hardware

by Holly Wendt and Patrick Dubuque

A collection of poems of celebration, and an online auction one would rather never see.

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: April 24, 2017

by Ben Carsley

It took a while, but the Padres are at the bottom.

What You Need to Know: Funk Blast

by Ashley Varela

Home runs still dominate the highlight reels, Manny Machado's takeout slide leads to some tense aftermath, Dan Straily joins an exclusive strikeout club, and more from the weekend.

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