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Newsletter: Wednesday, May 6, 2015


New! Baseball Prospectus has introduced Deserved Run Average!
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balls and wild pitches. Check out our leaderboards to see the truest measure
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NEW PREMIUM CONTENT

Some Projection Left
Scouting the Slow Starts

by Christopher Crawford

A look at some top prospects who have gotten off to a rough start in 2015 and
just how concerned we should be by them.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=26272

Minor League Update
Games of Tuesday, May 5, 2015

by Jeff Moore

Updates on Wilmer Difo, Nomar Mazara, Jose Peraza, and more.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=26273

What You Need to Know
No Way

by Daniel Rathman

An exquisitely timed Tweet for the Angels, a bit of history from Bartolo
Colon, and the best defensive play of the day.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=26274

What You Need to Know
Undefeated

by Chris Mosch

Craig Counsell topples Clayton Kershaw, Madison Bumgarner flirts with a
no-hitter, the Cards go back to the 'pen, plus the best defensive play of the
night.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=26262

NEW FANTASY CONTENT

Fantasy Freestyle
Hey, So What Happened to Jason Heyward?

by Wilson Karaman

Is there any reason to hope for a rebound from the Cardinals outfielder?

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=26265

NEW BASIC CONTENT

BP Ballpark Night
What Ryan Braun's Horrible April Means

by J.P. Breen

Last year, Ryan Braun had an excuse. Does he now?

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=26269

BP Ballpark Night
What the Cubs' Wonderful April Means

by Sahadev Sharma

The Cubs had their first winning April since 2008. How this year is different
than that one.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=26270

The Lineup Card
Eight Things We Learned in April

by Baseball Prospectus

The staff's takeaways from the season's first month.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=26267

Beating the Shift
How Mike Moustakas Has Befuddled Defenses

by Chris Mosch

The shift made Mike Moustakas 'a more complete hitter,' though the real
effects are unexpected.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=26263

Fantasy Rounders
Tiger Shark

by Doug Thorburn

Walking between the raindrops, Duda tries to seize an opportunity, and
Samardzija gets a crowd

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=26264

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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
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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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