Newsletter: Monday, July 22, 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
278 page full-size paperback for around $10.00 shipped: http://bbp.cx/fg/
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"Fantastic book at a great price---just a little over $10 with shipping
included. You can not go wrong. I ordered this book thru Amazon and it came
quickly (less than a week). I am very pleased!"
-- 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
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NEW PREMIUM CONTENT
Monday Morning Ten Pack
July 22, 2013
by Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff
A tour through the minors, with write-ups on Christian Yelich, Trevor Story,
Kyle Crick, Luis Sardinas, and others.
What You Need to Know
by Daniel Rathman
The Rays have ridden strong pitching to within a game and a half of first
place in the AL East.
Baseball's Paper Airplane Problem
by Sam Miller
Throwing paper airplanes is big at ballparks. Where did the planes come from,
and what do they signify?
Minor League Update
Games of July 19-21
by Zach Mortimer
Notes on many of the prospects who stood out during the past weekend.
The High-Pitch-Count Hangover
by Russell A. Carleton
Is there a price to pay in the start after an outing in which a pitcher throws
a lot of pitches?
Painting the Black
The Brewers Who Might Be Moving
by R.J. Anderson
Looking at Milwaukee's trade deadline pieces.
Around the League: July 22, 2013
by Clint Chisam
News and notes from around the league for July 22, 2013.
NEW FANTASY CONTENT
Does Skill Matter?
by Mike Gianella
As is the case with most games, luck plays a role in fantasy baseball, but it
can only take you so far.
NEW BASIC CONTENT
The Week In Quotes
by Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price
Running through the notable quotes from the week that was.
Intrepid Inspections: Bringing the same high level thought & processes to
insurance inspections that Baseball Prospectus brings to baseball. Visit
www.intrepidinspections.com for our BP Subscriber Special.
EFFECTIVELY WILD, THE DAILY BP PODCAST - EPISODE 246: ANNIVERSARY EPISODE
FRINGE AVERAGE: EPISODE 14
BP FANTASY PODCAST: EPISODE 51
TINSTAAPP: EPISODE 9
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
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 TOUR UNDERWAY
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
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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