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Newsletter: Wednesday, May 27, 2015


New! Baseball Prospectus has introduced Deserved Run Average!
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05-27 2:00 PM EST

NEW PREMIUM CONTENT

Rubbing Mud
Rubbing Not-Really-Mud

by Matthew Trueblood

Everybody violates the foreign substance rules, and it's harmless, so we
should just do away with the rules, right? Wrong.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=26459

Some Projection Left
Top 100 Draft Prospects

by Christopher Crawford

A updated look at the top 100 names in this June's amateur draft.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=26445

The Prospectus Hit List
Wednesday, May 27

by Matthew Kory

The one, the only, the Hit List.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=26469

Minor League Update
Games of Tuesday, May 26, 2015

by Brendan Gawlowski

Updates on Corey Seager, Jorge Alfaro, Nomar Mazara, and more.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=26460

What You Need to Know
Bryant vs. Harper

by Chris Mosch

Not quite as scintillating as Ecks vs. Sever, but what are you going to do?
Plus the rest of the action and today's best matchups.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=26466

NEW FANTASY CONTENT

Dynasty Dynamics
2015 U25 Rankings: American League Central

by Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein

Byron Buxton and Eric Hosmer lead the way.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=26461

Deep League Report
Week Eight

by Keith Cromer

Examining players who might pique your interest in deeper formats.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=26463

The Quinton
What Buyers Sell in Keeper Leagues

by Jeff Quinton

Examining buyers' trade decision-making through a behavioral economics lens.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=26464

NEW BASIC CONTENT

BP Wrigleyville
Fixing the Middle Infield Clog

by Matthew Trueblood

The Cubs have the luxury of getting creative in solving a problem other teams
wish they had.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=26468

West Coast By Us
Whatever, I'm Wearing Jorts

by Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman

Jake and Jordan take their travels to Vegas and [redacted] [redacted].

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=26467

Fantasy Rounders
The Age-Defying Hunter

by Doug Thorburn

A new dad takes life lessons from an aging outfielder while avoiding some of
the pitching pitfalls on today's full slate of games

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=26457

West Coast By Us
We Were Told Not To Come Here

by Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman

Jake and Jordan find themselves in Bakersfield. On purpose...

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=26456

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

BASEBALL PROSPECTUS 2015 IS NOW AVAILABLE
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WEEKLY PECOTA UPDATES ON FRIDAYS
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start of the season! As a reminder, you can always access the latest PECOTAs
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Aid.

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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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