Newsletter: Tuesday, April 23, 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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04-24 3:15 PM CST
NEW PREMIUM CONTENT
The Rockies and Dodgers Have Swapped Scripts
by Geoff Young
The Rockies have gotten off to a surprisingly quick start this season, while
the Dodgers have looked sluggish. Why?
Painting the Black
by R.J. Anderson
Don't sleep on Joe Mauer's mid-career awesomeness.
Staying Alive in the Independent Leagues
by Zachary Levine
Fifteen former major leaguers you might not realize are still in organized
What You Need to Know
A Hot Cup of Brew Crew
by Daniel Rathman
The Milwaukee Brewers have surged to within one game of the NL Central lead.
Today, Clayton Kershaw will do battle with David Wright and the Mets.
Minor League Update
Games of Monday, April 22
by Zach Mortimer
Phillies prospect Jesse Biddle delivered an outing that will undoubtedly rank
among the year's best.
Daily Hit List
Monday, April 22
by Matt Sussman
It's astonishing! It's uproarious!
by Mark Anderson and Bret Sayre
The Phillies summon a replacement pitcher from the farm.
NEW FANTASY CONTENT
Free Agent Watch
American League, Week Four
by Paul Singman
A pair of Rays infielders heads this week's list of junior-circuit players who
might be worth a look if they are on your league's waiver wire.
Springing Into Action
by Jason Collette
Jason examines a group of players whose spring-training performances have
carried over into April and another group whose haven't.
The Men in the Middle
by Mike Gianella
Relievers like Matt Belisle and Darren O'Day may not get save opportunities,
but they can still help your team, especially in deep leagues.
NEW BASIC CONTENT
Out of Left Field
by Matthew Kory
WIth a city grieving, baseball came through.
The Story Behind Baseball's Most Successful Slogan
by Matthew Callan
Where "Catch the Fever" came from.
Two Barely Related Baseball GIFs
by Sam Miller
About pain and sorrow and happiness and joy.
EFFECTIVELY WILD, THE DAILY BP PODCAST - EPISODE 186: DECEPTIVE STARTERS/MATT
HARVEY'S IMPROVEMENT/THE BLUE JAYS AND WAIVER CLAIMS
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:
BP FANTASY PODCAST EPISODE 41
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.
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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