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Newsletter: Thursday, June 13, 2013


BASEBALL PROSPECTUS 2013 FUTURES GUIDE IS HERE

"This game is all about informed decision making and the Baseball Prospectus
Futures Guide is packed with useful information. We can use it to supplement
what our scouts have seen or fill in the blanks where our own information may
be lacking. It's a great resource."
-- Michael Girsch, Assistant General Manager, St. Louis Cardinals

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-- Larry, reviewer at Amazon.com ( http://bbp.cx/fg/ ) -- thanks Larry!

Detailed write-ups by Jason Parks and company on 481 of the top players in the
minors. Includes the Baseball Prospectus Top 101 Prospects of 2013, The Top 10
Prospects for each minor league orgnization, BP's 2013 Org Rankings, and the
fantasy team's Top 100 dynasty league prospects.

"Baseball Prospectus continues to provide unique insight into player
evaluation. Its foray into the world of prospects does not disappoint."
-- John Coppolella, Assistant General Manager, Atlanta Braves

Get it today!

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NEW PREMIUM CONTENT

Eyewitness Accounts
June 13, 2013

by BP Prospect Staff

Eyes on Jorge Alfaro, Courtney Hawkins, Nick Williams, Henry Owens, Jose
Ramirez, Sam Selman, Gregory Polanco, and Sean Nolin.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20924

On the Beat
Not a Giant Worry

by John Perrotto

The Giants' rotation might not be as dominant as usual, but the team is still
confident in its chances for October. Our beat man also checks in on Brandon
McCarthy, Bryce Harper, Gerrit Cole, with scouts, and weighs in on Kirk Gibson
vs. Mark McGwire.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20859

Perfect Game Presents
NL Draft Wrap

by Patrick Ebert

A look at some of the notable draft choices in the senior circuit.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20922

What You Need to Know
Mets Magic Bests Miller

by Daniel Rathman

Yesterday, the Mets dealt Shelby Miller his first four-run outing. Tonight,
Felix Doubront will hope that he still has Matt Wieters' number when he faces
the Orioles.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20733

Baseball Therapy
The Truth About Closers and Extra-Inning Games

by Russell A. Carleton

Ron Washington, Joe Nathan, and the best time to use your closer.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20927

Skewed Left
Bayes and the Hit By Pitch

by Zachary Levine

Ian Kennedy, Zack Greinke, and the probabilistic approach to determining
intention.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20926

Overthinking It
The Ever-Underappreciated Gerardo Parra

by Ben Lindbergh

Why one of baseball's best young players doesn't get his due.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20915

Daily Hit List
Wednesday, June 12

by Matthew Kory

Too many Pedros

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20916

Minor League Update
Games of Tuesday, June 11

by Zach Mortimer

Rangers third-base prospect Joey Gallo showed off his power with three homers
to earn the top spot in today's update.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20918

NEW FANTASY CONTENT

Free Agent Watch
Week 11

by Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre

Mike and Bret debut a new-and-improved format, with advice better catered to
your specific leagues.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20925

Bullpen Report
Buyers and Sellers

by Mike Gianella

A look at how deadline trades could affect the ninth-inning landscape,
followed by this week's tiered closer rankings.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20923

NEW BASIC CONTENT

The Stats Go Marching In
Measuring Catcher Framing in the Minor Leagues

by Max Marchi

Extending the quantification of catcher framing to a new frontier.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20928

In A Pickle
What the Arbitrators Will Hear

by Jason Wojciechowski

Jason, a labor lawyer, trains his eyes on the Biogenesis disputes.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20897

Fringe Average Podcast
Fringe Average: Episode 10

by Jason Parks and Mike Ferrin

In Episode 10 of the Fringe Average Podcast, Jason takes a look at safety
hazards in summer toys for Toddlers, while Mike looks at the weekend forcast
to see if it'll be Wet & Wild!

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20921

BP Unfiltered
The Yasiel Puig Drinking Game

by Jason Parks

A drinking game to play with your friends while you enjoy watching Yasiel
Puig.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20919

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PODCASTS

EFFECTIVELY WILD, THE DAILY BP PODCAST - EPISODE 222: LISTENER EMAILS
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20910

FRINGE AVERAGE: EPISODE 10
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20921

BP FANTASY PODCAST: EPISODE 47
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20820

TINSTAAPP: EPISODE 5
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20773

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

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.
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.

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 this season, 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

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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