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Newsletter: Thursday, April 18, 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

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

Prospects Will Break Your Heart
Checking in On: Shortstops, Part 2

by Jason Parks

Looking at the early-season returns on shortstops who might stick at the
position.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20272

Skewed Left
The Uptons in April

by Zachary Levine

B.J. Upton is off to a slow start, while Justin Upton is on fire. But are they
really that different from 2012?

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20273

In A Pickle
Torii of Relativity

by Jason Wojciechowski

About Torii Hunter and aggression and strike zones and adjusting.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20266

What You Need to Know
Going on Strike(outs)

by Daniel Rathman

Yesterday, the Tigers and Mariners battled deep into extra innings with plenty
of whiffs. Today, Nick Swisher will look to continue his success against Jon
Lester and the Red Sox.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20203

Perfect Game Presents
Updated 2013 Top 100 Draft Rankings

by Allan Simpson

Perfect Game's Allan Simpson updates his top 100 draft prospects.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20268

Minor League Update
Games of Wednesday, April 17

by Zach Mortimer

Dodgers prospect Joc Pederson is showing added thump in the early going.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20274

Daily Hit List
Wednesday, April 17

by Matt Sussman

Ice-cold Hit List action!

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20261

The Call-Up
Tony Cingrani

by Mark Anderson and Bret Sayre

The Reds have called up pitching prospect Tony Cingrani to start in place of
Johnny Cueto

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20265

NEW FANTASY CONTENT

Five to Watch
Contact Watch!

by Bret Sayre

These five players could see their values increase or decrease if their
early-season contact markers persist.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20271

Fantasy Freestyle
Early Lineup Movers

by Paul Singman

Two weeks into the year, managers are already shuffling their batting orders.
Paul examines the fantasy impact of those shifts.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20275

NEW BASIC CONTENT

On the Beat
Choo-sing to Look on the Sunny Side

by John Perrotto

The Reds have battled injuries early on, but some scouts think the 2013 squad
might be better than the 2012 team. Our beat man also checks in on Yovani
Gallardo, the Blue Jays, Ubaldo Jimenez, and the Red Sox.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20137

BP Unfiltered
The Week In Albert Pujols Playing Through Pain

by Sam Miller

Albert Pujols is having a hard time running

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20263

Tater Trot Tracker
Trot Times for April 16

by Larry Granillo

The tater trots for April 16: David Wright's shots in majestic Coors Field,
two speedy trots from Heyward and Gomez.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20262

BP Unfiltered
Hot Prospect Video: Lewis Brinson

by Jason Cole

Jason catches up with the Rangers' promising outfield prospect.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20260

PODCASTS

EFFECTIVELY WILD, THE DAILY BP PODCAST - EPISODE 184: BRETT GARDNER MAKES AN
ADJUSTMENT
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/a/20270

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.

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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:
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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