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Newsletter: Wednesday, April 17, 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

WLQR 106.5 FM (Toledo, OH)
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

BP chat
Daniel Rathman - BP Chat moderated by Daniel Rathman. Click
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/chat/chat.php?chatId=1029 to join or submit
a question.
04-18 2:00 PM EST

NEW PREMIUM CONTENT

Pebble Hunting
The Statistical Oddities of April

by Sam Miller

What we see when looking at leaderboards, maybe before we should be.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20252

Painting the Black
Have You Had Your Breaking Ball Today?

by R.J. Anderson

James McDonald seeks a happy medium.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20251

What You Need to Know
Terrible Twin Bill

by Daniel Rathman

The Rockies and Mets played a twin bill in horrendous conditions yesterday.
Today, Matt Wieters will be delighted to see Matt Moore on the mound for the
Rays.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20163

Minor League Update
Games of Tuesday, April 16

by Zach Mortimer

With a strong showing in Double-A, Jesse Biddle is inching closer to the
majors.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20257

Daily Hit List
Tuesday, April 16

by Matt Sussman

A light day for baseball action; a heavy day for baseball jokes.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20249

NEW FANTASY CONTENT

Fantasy Freestyle
Big Spending in FAAB Leagues

by Mike Gianella

After watching a Tout Wars owner break the bank early on two young pitchers,
Mike wondered whether spending in April is a sound strategy.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20256

Fantasy Freestyle
Beware of Young Catchers

by Paul Sporer

Positional scarcity makes highly regarded backstop prospects attractive, but
recent history offers a cautionary tale.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20258

NEW BASIC CONTENT

The Lineup Card
8 Favorite One-Tool Players

by Baseball Prospectus

The BP staff takes a moment to acknowledge one-tool wonders.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20217

Baseball ProGUESTus
When Good Things Come in Three Years

by Chad Finn

Three of the best rapid talent influxes of the past few decades.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20255

Wezen-Ball
"Rise of the Robot Umpires"

by Larry Granillo

A new project promises to be one of the more entertaining baseball books in
recent years.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20259

Tater Trot Tracker
Trot Times for April 15

by Larry Granillo

The tater trots for April 15: Eric Stults has a very memorable first career
home run, Peter Bourjos gives us the quickest trot of the year.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20250

PODCASTS

EFFECTIVELY WILD, THE DAILY BP PODCAST - EPISODE 183: LISTENER QUESTIONS
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/a/20254

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:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20168

BP FANTASY PODCAST EPISODE 40
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20210

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19005

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
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Special offer for BP subscribers! If you have never played Scoresheet
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please go to: http://www.scoresheet.com/bp

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:
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 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
there!
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19546

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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