Newsletter: Friday, May 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.
Barnes & Noble: http://bbp.cx/bn
NEW PREMIUM CONTENT
What You Need to Know
Going the Wrong Ray
by Daniel Rathman
The Rays' bullpen, so dominant last year, had another disaster last night.
Tonight, Jeremy Hellickson will try to curb Chris Davis' penchant for power.
Dissecting the Draft
Profiling Prep Arms
by Nick J. Faleris
Who are the top prep arms to target in the upcoming draft?
The Mystique and Aura of the Other 29 Teams
by Ben Lindbergh
Yankee magic is universal, as it turns out.
Daily Hit List
Thursday, May 16
by Matthew Kory
Tigers at the top! Marlins at the bottom! All because of that Miguel Cabrera
NEW FANTASY CONTENT
Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner
by Paul Sporer
Shelby Miller and Hisashi Iwakuma join the auto-start ranks as Paul helps you
set your fantasy rotations for the next week.
Loosening the Trade Lines
by Paul Singman
Paul offers a few helpful tips for building your confidence when it comes to
trading in your fantasy leagues.
NEW BASIC CONTENT
On the Origin of the Switch-Hitting Species
by Alex Speier
Does switch-hitting make sense from an evolutionary perspective?
Scouting Alberto Gonzalez and Other Position-Player Pitchers
by Dan Rozenson
Examining the performance of the players who aren't supposed to pitch.
In A Pickle
How Great Thou Bart
by Jason Wojciechowski
Bartolo Colon, the most extreme pitcher in baseball.
Sell or Hold?
by BP Fantasy Team
Our team of fantasy experts checks in on the value of potential trades and
weighs in on the value of keeping top talent.
The Longest Plate Appearance of the Week, 5/17
by Ben Lindbergh
Starling Marte makes Bobby Parnell throw 13 pitches.
Hot Prospect Video: Kaleb Cowart
by Jason Cole
Jason Cole catches up with the Angels' top prospect.
EFFECTIVELY WILD, THE DAILY BP PODCAST - EPISODE 203: LISTENER QUESTIONS
FRINGE AVERAGE: EPISODE 6
BP FANTASY PODCAST EPISODE 44
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.
Have you tried Thuuz yet? It might be the last sports app you'll ever need. It
integrates your fantasy teams and you'll never miss an exciting sports moment
again. Check it out: http://yoz.io/r/cLrqB
THE 2013 FUTURES GUIDE IS NOW AVAILABLE
Our first-ever prospect book, which contains all of our top content on the
best young players in the minors, is now available as an e-book for only $5!
For more information, see the post linked below:
DOLLAR SIGN ON THE MUSCLE RIDES AGAIN
Last 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.
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 playoffs are 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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