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Newsletter: Friday, April 19, 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

Pebble Hunting
The Search for the Missing Steals

by Sam Miller

Stolen bases are down so far this season. Why?

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20283

Raising Aces
Trending: National Grade

by Doug Thorburn

What role have mechanics played in the Nationals' strong starting staff?

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20285

What You Need to Know
Waking Sleeping Giants

by Daniel Rathman

The Giants' rotation is off to a sluggish start in 2013. Tonight, Carlos
Gonzalez will attempt to break his hitless streak against Ian Kennedy.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20158

Minor League Update
Games of Thursday, April 18

by Zach Mortimer

Yankees catcher J.R. Murphy is looking to return to the prospect radar and
making the Update is a good place to start.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20289

The Call-Up
Hiram Burgos

by Mark Anderson and Bret Sayre

The skinny on the Brewers' new starter.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20284

Overthinking It
Brett Gardner Gets Aggressive

by Ben Lindbergh

One of baseball's most selective hitters gets into the swing of things.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20276

Daily Hit List
Thursday, April 18

by Matthew Kory

An extremely, extremely important fact about Ryan Braun and the Brewers.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20278

NEW FANTASY CONTENT

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner
Week Four

by Paul Sporer

Paul tells you which starters are worth using and which ones to avoid in your
fantasy leagues this week.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20290

NEW BASIC CONTENT

Fantasy Mailbag
Matt-for-Matt?

by BP Fantasy Team

This week's edition begins with a question about trading Matt Cain for Matt
Moore, and tackles many other topics.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20282

Pitcher Profile
Rookie Rotation Arms

by Harry Pavlidis

Harry examines the stuff used by four first-year starters, including Jose
Fernandez.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20287

BP Unfiltered
Why Pull J.D.?

by R.J. Anderson

What did the Astros outfielder do to get yanked from the game?

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20279

Fringe Average Podcast
Fringe Average: Episode 3

by Jason Parks and Mike Ferrin

Jason Parks & Mike Ferrin, drink beer, talk baseball, and then talk baseball
and drink beer.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20269

Tater Trot Tracker
Trot Times for April 17

by Larry Granillo

The tater trots for April 17: Jason Giambi's first Cleveland home run, Everth
Cabrera says "me-ow!"

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20277

PODCASTS

EFFECTIVELY WILD, THE DAILY BP PODCAST - EPISODE 185: TRADING INTERNATIONAL
BONUS POOL SPACE
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/a/20281

FRINGE AVERAGE: EPISODE 3
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 third edition here:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20269

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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With Scoresheet Baseball your team will play actual games, not just add up
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 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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