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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.

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

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.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20022

NEW BASIC CONTENT

Pre-Season Predictions
Staff Picks for 2013

by Baseball Prospectus

Pegging BP's favorites in both leagues, both in the standings and for the
major awards.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19873

Prospects Will Break Your Heart
2013 Organizational Rankings

by Jason Parks

The Cardinals have the best farm system in baseball. Who's next?

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20025

Prospectus Preview
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.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20036

Pebble Hunting
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.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20007

Raising Aces
Against the Grain

by Doug Thorburn

Eight starters who combine top-flight results with suspect mechanics.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20037

32 Predictions Contest
2013 Edition

by Sky Kalkman

Put your predictive powers to the test.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20031

Transaction Analysis
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.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20028

Perfect Game Presents
2013 Rookie of the Year Candidates

by David Rawnsley

Top prospects ready to make their mark in 2013

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20026

Fantasy Freestyle
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.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20027

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner
Week One

by Paul Sporer

A favorable early schedule for the Athletics lands Jarrod Parker and Brett
Anderson among the must-starts this week.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20034

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.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20033

Fantasy Mailbag
Much Ado About Pitching

by BP Fantasy Team

The fantasy team tackles a variety of questions, many of which focus on
pitching-staff construction.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20032

The BP Wayback Machine
Opening Day Goodbyes

by Jim Baker

When Opening Day is an ending, not a beginning.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20030

BP Unfiltered
Jim Leyland, Joaquin Benoit, and Bouncing Back

by Ben Lindbergh

Are the stats missing something the Tigers' skipper sees?

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20024

BP Unfiltered
Stats and Scouts

by R.J. Anderson

No arguments. Just two pieces worth your time.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20023

PODCASTS

EFFECTIVELY WILD, THE DAILY BP PODCAST - EPISODE 169: THE RETIREMENT OF TIM
MCCARVER/IS CLUBHOUSE CHEMISTRY LESS IMPORTANT THAN IT USED TO BE?
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/a/20011

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.
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19861

BP FANTASY PODCAST EPISODE 36: PART TWO OF TWO
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19899

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19936

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.

SPECIAL SCORESHEET BASEBALL OFFER FOR BP MEMBERS
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points.
* Simulated games using the current week's stats
* Platoon * Pinch Hit * Steal * Relieve
* 162-game, head-to-head season
Special offer for BP subscribers! If you have never played Scoresheet
Baseball, you can have a team this season for just $19! For more information
please go to: http://www.scoresheet.com/bp

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:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19887
For a complete archive of the lists, and the order of teams to come, go to:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/
For our list of the top 101 prospects across all teams, go to:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19694

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 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
installments:
Minor-League Update:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19985
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:
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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