Newsletter: Monday, April 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.
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04-01 12:45 PM EST
NEW BASIC CONTENT
What You Need to Know
Opening Day Madness
by Daniel Rathman
The Astros and Rangers got the regular season yesterday, but Opening Day
festivities continue today, with a string of aces taking the hill.
by BP Prospect Staff
The best of each pitch thrown in the minors today.
Painting the Black
by R.J. Anderson
Scanning the Opening Day rosters for little-known players who might work their
way into your consciousness this year.
The Astros' Best-Case Scenario vs. The Angels' Worst-Case Scenario
by Sam Miller
If everyone on the Astros played to their 90th-percentile projections, and
everyone on the Angels played to their 10th-percentile projections, which
would win more games?
Santana's Uphill Battle
by Corey Dawkins and Stephani Bee
If Johan Santana is able to recover from his upcoming surgery, he will be a
trailblazer for major-league pitchers.
The Week In Quotes
by Pete Barrett, Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum and Andrew Koo
Running through the notable quotes of the week that was.
The Tigers Make Justin Verlander Baseball's Highest-Paid Pitcher
by Ben Lindbergh
The Tigers award their ace an extension that will pay him more than any other
pitcher (at least until Clayton Kershaw's next contract). Was it wise?
The Art of the Long-Term Contract
by Mike Gianella
Mike provides useful guidelines for keeper-league owners whose leagues use
Entire Baseball Prospectus Staff Hired by Mystery Team
by Russell A. Carleton
BP's big news steals baseball's thunder on Opening Day.
Minor League Update
Games of March 29-30
by Zach Mortimer
Jedd Gyorko earned an everyday job in the Padres' infield with a strong
Legitimate Breakouts and Early-Season Flukes
by Josh Shepardson
Josh offers a few methods that could help you determine whether a player's
springtime improvements are sustainable.
Around the League: March 31, 2013
by Clint Chisam and Joe Hamrahi
News and notes from around the league for March 31, 2013
by Jason Parks and Bret Sayre
Jose Fernandez makes the Marlins roster; will skip the high-minors in 2013
House Sigils for Major League Baseball
by Larry Granillo
Game of Thrones and MLB's Opening Day have more than a few things in common.
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 have completed their top-10 lists. 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 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
The season has started, and we're keeping up with the latest happenings in the
majors and minors with Zach Mortimer's Minor-League Update and Daniel
Rathman's What You Need to Know. Here are the links to the latest
What You Need to Know
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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