Newsletter: Tuesday, April 16, 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
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04-16 8:00 PM EST
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Jay Jaffe - Jay Jaffe talks baseball with Norm Wamer on "The Front Row,"
Wednesday at 3:15 pm CT/4:15 ET. Streaming via their website at
http://www.1065theticket.com as well
04-17 3:15 PM CST
NEW PREMIUM CONTENT
Prospects Will Break Your Heart
Checking In On: Shortstops, Part 1
by Jason Parks
Looking at the early-season performances at one of the minors' deepest
by Ian Miller
Ian plays the East Coast; the East Coast plays for Ian.
The Continuing Development of Dexter Fowler
by Geoff Young
Last year, it looked like Dexter Fowler had become more of a power hitter, but
then he tailed off. Is this year's hot start proof he has honed his skills?
The Historical Quirks of "42"
by Zachary Levine
Some expanded historical background on the events of the new movie about
What You Need to Know
by Daniel Rathman
Two of the most efficient pitchers in the majors put on a show last night.
Tonight, the Angels will attempt to not get lit up again.
Transactions Spell Relief
by R.J. Anderson
A couple teams go hunting for formerly famous relievers, while a Wells gets
added and a Wells gets DFA'd.
Minor League Update
Games of Monday, April 15
by Zach Mortimer
The Red Sox' rotation has been solid to date, but if it needs reinforcement,
Allen Webster could soon be ready to provide it.
Profiles in Lack of Lineup Protection
Giancarlo Stanton So Far
by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
Can Giancarlo Stanton succeed without a good cleanup hitting behind him?
Daily Hit List
Monday, April 15
by Matt Sussman
Within: an important update on team sacrifice bunt totals.
NEW FANTASY CONTENT
Believing in Buchholz
by Jason Collette
Clay Buchholz has rewarded Jason's faith ih his first three starts this year.
Free Agent Watch
American League, Week Three
by Paul Singman
Two Athletics pitchers, one already in the majors and one knocking on the
door, are among this list of 10 players worthy of your attention.
NEW BASIC CONTENT
Historical Pitcher DL Data at Baseball Prospectus
by Corey Dawkins
Corey's painstaking research produces a new treasure trove of pitcher injury
Running Down The Joe Maddon/Zooey Deschanel Newsworthiness Checklist
by Sam Miller
Joe Maddon does something quirky.
Tater Trot Tracker
Trot Times for April 14
by Larry Granillo
The tater trots for April 14: Todd Helton's slows down in San Diego; Austin
Jackson and Hunter Pence have a footrace.
EFFECTIVELY WILD, THE DAILY BP PODCAST - EPISODE 182: HOW MUCH WILL MARK APPEL
MAKE?/IS MIKE SCIOSCIA'S JOB SAFE?
FRINGE AVERAGE: EPISODE 2
The successor to Up and In is finally here! Jason Parks and Mike Ferrin kicked
off Fringe Average on April 3, and you can listen to the second edition here:
BP FANTASY PODCAST EPISODE 40
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.
MLB SEEKING A STATS STRINGER FOR PROGRESSIVE FIELD
For more information about this exciting job opening, located in Cleveland,
please see the post linked below.
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 ARCHIVE
Jason Parks and the BP prospect team have completed their top-10 lists. For a
complete archive of the lists, 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 thisseason, 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
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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