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Newsletter: Friday, March 1, 2013


BASEBALL PROSPECTUS 2013 HAS ARRIVED

The latest annual, complete with all of
the projections, player comments, and insight that you have come to expect
from your favorite BP authors, is ready to be shipped. To purchase your copy
online, on paperback or ebook, just use one of the links below.

Amazon.com:
http://bbp.cx/b

Barnes & Noble: http://bbp.cx/bn

MEDIA

BP chat
Doug Thorburn - BP Chat moderated by Doug Thorburn. Click
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/chat/chat.php?chatId=1010 to join or submit
a question.
03-01 1:00 PM EST

NEW PREMIUM CONTENT

Prospects Will Break Your Heart
San Francisco Giants Top 10 Prospects

by Jason Parks

The Giants have won two World Series with homegrown stars. The next crop is
short on depth and high-impact potential.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19740

Pebble Hunting
Watching the Worst Game of 2012

by Sam Miller

Learning how to make baseball better by watching it at its worst.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19747

The Asian Equation
A Guide to Asian Prospects in the World Baseball Classic

by Michael Street

Which Asian stars will shine in the WBC—and maybe one day in MLB?

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19752

Raising Aces
Over the Radar

by Doug Thorburn

Which pitchers have managed to defy Father Time and add velo as they've aged?

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19749

Rumor Roundup
A Pain in the Arm

by Daniel Rathman

Carl Crawford is experiencing pain in his elbow, while Kyle Lohse still can't
find a job.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19748

Minor League Update
Games of February 28

by Jason  Martinez

Notable prospect performances from Spring Training

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19741

NEW FANTASY CONTENT

Pre-Season Positional Rankings
Top 50 Fantasy Outfielders, Part Two: 26-50

by Mike Gianella, Josh Shepardson and Paul Singman

The second half of our outfield rankings takes you from Carl Crawford through
Chris Davis.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19750

Fantasy Freestyle
CBS AL-Only Expert Auction Results

by Mike Gianella

Mike breaks down his team and explains the strategy that he employed in an
expert-league auction.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19745

NEW BASIC CONTENT

Pitcher Profile
New Arms of the Week, First Edition

by Harry Pavlidis

A look at three top 10-pitching prospects who recently made their PITCHf/x
debuts in Arizona.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19746

BP Unfiltered
Grapefruit League Journal: Philadelphia Phillies

by Mike Ferrin

Rebounds from Ryan Howard and Chase Utley are critical to the Phillies' 2013
hopes.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19751

Wezen-Ball
Batting Third: Bryce Harper (and Derek Jeter)

by Larry Granillo

Derek Jeter's (hypothetical) career provides a good example of what could
happen if Bryce Harper moves down in the batting order this year.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19739

BP Announcements
Baseball Prospectus 2013 is Now Available

by Cecilia M. Tan

The latest installment of The New York Times bestselling series is now
shipping.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19734

BP Unfiltered
Grapefruit League Journal: Baltimore Orioles

by Mike Ferrin

The Orioles are confounding for projection season.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19737

PODCASTS

THE SEASON-PREVIEW PODCAST SERIES CONTINUES WITH THE PIRATES
Over the next two-plus weeks, Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller are turning the
Effectively Wild podcast into a series of season previews. Each preview will
include an interview with one of your favorite BP writers or an outside source
intimately connected with the team. The series continues today with the
Pirates; Ben and Sam are joined by R.J. Anderson to discuss the team's
outlook, and then Pete Barrett interviews Pittsburgh Tribune-Review beat
writer Rob Biertempfel.

EFFECTIVELY WILD, THE DAILY BP PODCAST - EPISODE 150: 2013 SEASON PREVIEW
SERIES - PITTSBURGH PIRATES
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19731

BP FANTASY PODCAST EPISODE 33: GET WELL SOON, JASON
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19667

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Special offer for BP subscribers! If you have never played Scoresheet
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THE TOP 101 PROSPECT LIST WAS RELEASED ON MONDAY
Jason Parks and the prospect team unveiled their ranking of the top 101 minor
leaguers in baseball earlier this week. Rangers shortstop Jurickson Profar was
the top hitter, while Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole paced the pitchers. To
find out the other 99 who made the list and how our staff believes they
compare to their peers, follow the link below:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19694

TOP 10 PROSPECT LISTS SERIES CONTINUES WITH THE GIANTS
Jason Parks and the BP prospect team are hard at work on their top-10 lists.
The latest installment, on the San Francisco Giants, can be found here:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19740
For a complete archive of the lists, and the order of teams to come, go to:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/

BALLPARK EVENTS SERIES PLANS COMING TOGETHER
Many of your favorite BP authors will soon descend on a major-league ballpark
near you. For information on all of our ballpark events for the upcoming
season, visit the page linked below. You can find out more about each
individual event and purchase tickets by following the links on that page. We
hope to see you there!
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19546

GET YOUR DAILY NEWS FIX WITH THE MINOR-LEAGUE UPDATE AND RUMOR ROUNDUP
Spring training has begun, and we're keeping up with the latest happenings on
and off the field in Jason Martinez's Minor-League Update and Daniel Rathman's
Rumor Roundup. Here are the links to today's installments:
Minor-League Update:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19741
Rumor Roundup: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19748

BP JOINS FORCES WITH PERFECT GAME
For more information on our new partnership with baseball's largest
independent scouting service, see the press release linked below:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19092

ORDER YOUR COPY OF BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS 2012-2013
The NBA season is underway, and if you're not already the analysis and
commentary in our annual, we invite you to get in on the fun! This year's
edition includes a foreword by Indiana Pacers general manager Kevin Pritchard,
to go with essays on all 30 teams and Kevin Pelton's SCHOENE projection system
and much, much more. You can download sample chapters and purchase a copy by
following the link below.
http://www.basketballprospectus.com/products/pbp2012/

PLAYOFF ODDS AVAILABLE DAILY
The season is underway, and our playoff odds report is now updated to account
for the double wild card. Check it out here:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/odds/

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