Newsletter: Friday, March 29, 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.
Barnes & Noble: http://bbp.cx/bn
NEW PREMIUM CONTENT
Minor League Update
Games of Wednesday, March 27
by Zach Mortimer
Evan Gattis makes his way to the majors.
NEW BASIC CONTENT
Staff Picks for 2013
by Baseball Prospectus
Pegging BP's favorites in both leagues, both in the standings and for the
Prospects Will Break Your Heart
2013 Organizational Rankings
by Jason Parks
The Cardinals have the best farm system in baseball. Who's next?
These Questions Three: The Bottom of the Barrel
by Russell A. Carleton and Ian Miller
The final installment of a five-part series on the pressing questions
confronting each team in 2013.
The Most Interesting Major Leaguer You Probably Haven't Heard Of
by Sam Miller
The story of a pitcher who was secretly amazing last season.
Against the Grain
by Doug Thorburn
Eight starters who combine top-flight results with suspect mechanics.
32 Predictions Contest
by Sky Kalkman
Put your predictive powers to the test.
Five Years For Wainwright
by R.J. Anderson
The Cardinals extend Adam Wainwright, the Blue Jays extend J.A. Happ, and the
Yankees let Juan Rivera go.
Perfect Game Presents
2013 Rookie of the Year Candidates
by David Rawnsley
Top prospects ready to make their mark in 2013
NL Tout Wars Auction Review
by Mike Gianella
Mike looks back on the team he bought in last week's Tout Wars auction, and
explains how he will gauge his success.
Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner
by Paul Sporer
A favorable early schedule for the Athletics lands Jarrod Parker and Brett
Anderson among the must-starts this week.
Minor League Update
Games of Thursday, March 28
by Zach Mortimer
Jonathan Singleton's 50-game suspension will hold him back a bit, but he's
still the top first-base prospect in the minors.
Much Ado About Pitching
by BP Fantasy Team
The fantasy team tackles a variety of questions, many of which focus on
The BP Wayback Machine
Opening Day Goodbyes
by Jim Baker
When Opening Day is an ending, not a beginning.
Jim Leyland, Joaquin Benoit, and Bouncing Back
by Ben Lindbergh
Are the stats missing something the Tigers' skipper sees?
Stats and Scouts
by R.J. Anderson
No arguments. Just two pieces worth your time.
EFFECTIVELY WILD, THE DAILY BP PODCAST - EPISODE 169: THE RETIREMENT OF TIM
MCCARVER/IS CLUBHOUSE CHEMISTRY LESS IMPORTANT THAN IT USED TO BE?
FRINGE AVERAGE: THE NEW BASEBALL PROSPECTUS PODCAST COMING IN APRIL
We have chosen the name of the podcast successor to Up and In—it will be
called Fringe Average, and Jason Parks and Mike Ferrin will kick it off next
month! Stay tuned for more information.
EFFECTIVELY WILD SEASON PREVIEWS, ALL IN ONE PLACE
If you missed any of Ben and Sam's team-by-team podcast previews, or want a
refresher, you can now find all of them by following the link below. On that
page, you'll also find the BP author who joined Ben and Sam and the insider
who was interviewed by Pete Barrett noted next to each team.
BP FANTASY PODCAST EPISODE 36: PART TWO OF TWO
DOLLAR SIGN ON THE MUSCLE RIDES AGAIN
Earlier this month, Sam Miller wrote a blog post about the baseball men
recorded in the nonfiction book Dollar Sign on the Muscle, which was ranked as
one of the top five baseball books by the Wall Street Journal. That inspired
us to try to bring back the out-of-print work by Kevin Kerrane, and now, we've
come to an agreement with the author to do just that. For more information,
see Dave Pease's blog post linked below.
MLB ROUNDTRIP WITH BASEBALL PROSPECTUS IS BACK
We are thrilled to announce that MLB Roundtrip with Baseball Prospectus
returned to SiriusXM Radio on Sunday, March 17, and will air every Sunday
night throughout the season. The show is sponsored this year by Perfect Game
USA, and your hosts are Mike Ferrin, Daron Sutton, and our own Joe Hamrahi.
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TOP 10 PROSPECT LISTS SERIES CONTINUES WITH THE YANKEES
Jason Parks and the BP prospect team are hard at work on their top-10 lists.
The latest installment, on the New York Yankees, can be found here:
For a complete archive of the lists, and the order of teams to come, go to:
For our list of the top 101 prospects across all teams, go to:
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!
GET YOUR NEWS FIX WITH THE MINOR-LEAGUE UPDATE AND RUMOR ROUNDUP
Spring training is in full swing, and we're keeping up with the latest
happenings on and off the field in Zach Mortimer's Minor-League Update and
Daniel Rathman's Rumor Roundup. Here are the links to the latest
Rumor Roundup: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19967
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:
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.
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:
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