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Newsletter: Friday, May 22, 2015


New! Baseball Prospectus has introduced Deserved Run Average!
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measure pitcher success against basestealers and ability to avoid passed
balls and wild pitches. Check out our leaderboards to see the truest measure
yet of pitchers, and read our introduction to the metric at bbp.cx/a/26195

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MEDIA

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NEW PREMIUM CONTENT

Rubbing Mud
The Quarter-Season Odds Report

by Matthew Trueblood

Painting a table of how the season's expectations have changed.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=26421

Minor League Update
Games of Thursday, May 21, 2015

by Jeff Moore

Updates on Luis Severino, Ryan McMahon, Raul Mondesi, and more.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=26433

What You Need to Know
Ump Show!

by Daniel Rathman

The Giants beat the Dodgers again, Bryce Harper gets ejected again, Bartolo
Colon struggled with command agai--er, for the first time in a while, and the
best defensive play of the day.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=26420

NEW FANTASY CONTENT

Deep League Report
Week Seven

by Keith Cromer

Examining players who might pique your interest in deep leagues.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=26428

Free Agent Watch
Week Eight

by Keith Cromer and Mike Gianella

If these players are available, they might be worth a look, depending on the
format of your league.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=26429

TTO Scoresheet Podcast
10 Players to Pick in May Supplemental Drafts

by Ian  Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

The outcomes offer recommendations on 10 players in each league, then mock
draft the 38th round on the podcast.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=26430

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner
Week Eight

by Wilson Karaman

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

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=26431

NEW BASIC CONTENT

Going Yard
The Near Perfection of Pederson

by Ryan Parker

The results are plain to see, but Joc Pederson's mechanics are also a thing of
beauty.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=26424

Fantasy Rounders
The Young and the Splitless

by Doug Thorburn

Finding value on a loaded day of high-level arms and price-conscious bats

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=26432

Fantasy Rounders
Diversification

by Doug Thorburn

Reflecting on the strategy of creating multiple lineups for a single slate of
ballgames

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=26422

BP Chicago
On Kris Bryant's Patience

by Sahadev Sharma

Did you know that Kris Bryant leads all of baseball in pitches per plate
appearance? You do now.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=26426

Flags Fly Forever Podcast
Ep. 54: The Closer Heavy One

by Mauricio Rubio, Mauricio Rubio and Mauricio Rubio

Short show this week, here are the topics:

Hello! Housekeeping!
intro
FAAB
Trade
Anthony Gose For Luke Gregerson
Closers
Goodbye!

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=26423

PODCASTS

EFFECTIVELY WILD, THE DAILY BP PODCAST
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/blog/daily_podcast/

FRINGE AVERAGE
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/blog/fringe_average/

FLAGS FLY FOREVER
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/blog/flagsflyforever/

THERE IS NO OFFSEASON
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/blog/TINO/

TINSTAAPP
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/blog/TINSTAAPP/

TTO SCORESHEET
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/blog/TTO_Scoresheet/

ANNOUNCEMENTS

BASEBALL PROSPECTUS 2015 IS NOW AVAILABLE
The newest edition of the annual—complete with projections and comments for
more than 2,000 players, team essays by many of your favorite writers, a
preface by Peter Gammons, and a foreword from Brian Bannister—is available
now! You can find out more and order via Amazon by following the link below.
http://bbp.cx/s?b=bp2015

WEEKLY PECOTA UPDATES ON FRIDAYS
Interested in the latest PECOTA projections, based on our updated depth charts
and playing-time projections? Check back every Friday afternoon through the
start of the season! As a reminder, you can always access the latest PECOTAs
via the Depth Charts, Team Tracker, PFM, player cards, and Scoresheet Draft
Aid.

SUPER-PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTIONS NOW AVAILABLE
For more information on our new subscription plan, to compare the offerings,
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To read about the changes, follow the link below to read Ben Lindbergh's
update from January:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=22647

2015 TOP PROSPECT LISTS NOW COMPLETE
Nick J. Faleris, Chris Mellen, and the rest of the prospect team have finished
the top 10 lists for the coming season. You can see the lists that at the link
below:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/

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