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Newsletter: Wednesday, August 28, 2013


MEDIA

WLQR 106.5 FM (Toledo, OH)
Jay Jaffe - Jay Jaffe talks baseball with Norm Wamer on "The Front Row,"
Wednesday at 3:15 pm CT/4:15 ET. Streaming via their website at
http://www.1065theticket.com as well
08-28 3:15 PM CST

NEW PREMIUM CONTENT

Minor League Update
Games of Tuesday, August 27

by Zach Mortimer

Notes on 14 prospects, including Giants right-hander Clayton Blackburn and
Rays outfielder Willie Argo.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=21653

What You Need to Know
August's Surprising Power Performances

by Daniel Rathman

Dan debuts a new format with a look at the month's unlikely power hitters,
Robinson Cano's injury scare, the Pirates' pitching, and the defensive plays
of the night.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=21655

Transaction Analysis
Pirates Get Patch

by R.J. Anderson and Jason Parks

Pittsburgh gets Marlon Byrd to fill in their injured outfield, while the Red
Sox have a potential postseason pinch-runner.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=21649

Baseball Therapy
Matt Harvey and the Increased Risk from a Few Extra Innings

by Russell A. Carleton

Did the Mets underestimate the potential cost of Matt Harvey's
high-pitch-count outings?

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=21648

What You Need to Know
The Other Way in Which Zack Greinke is Good

by Andrew Koo, Chris Mosch and Satchel Price

He hits, too.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=21635

Daily Hit List
Tuesday, August 27

by Matt Sussman

A Hit List a day keeps Scott Proctor away.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=21640

NEW FANTASY CONTENT

Sporer Report
Six September Stashes

by Paul Sporer

Paul breaks down six pitchers who have succeeded in the upper minors and might
provide fantasy value down the stretch.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=21658

Five to Watch
September Call-Ups Unworthy of Your Immediate Attention

by Ben Carsley

These young players will look to make a strong impression on their big-league
employers next month, but they're not likely to help your fantasy squad.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=21651

NEW BASIC CONTENT

Reworking WARP
The Overlooked Uncertainty of Offense

by Colin Wyers

How accurate can we be when comparing hitters' performance?

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=21656

The Lineup Card
Ten Position Players We Would Like to See Pitch

by Baseball Prospectus

The staff yearns for a chance to see these non-pitchers test their arms from
the mound.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=21637

Feature Focus
Sortable Statistics (Introduction)

by Rob McQuown

The Sortable Statistics feature offers some powerful data-mining features
unavailable elsewhere.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=21647

Overthinking It
A Search for Matt Harvey Injury Indicators

by Ben Lindbergh

Were there any warning signs that Matt Harvey was about to be hurt?

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=21642

Manufactured Runs
Are The Astros Really the Most Profitable Team in History?

by Colin Wyers

No. No they aren't.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=21644

BP Announcements
Indians Looking for Data Architect - Baseball Systems

by Joe Hamrahi

Indians seek a Data Architect for Baseball Systems

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=21650

PODCASTS

EFFECTIVELY WILD, THE DAILY BP PODCAST - EPISODE 274: MOURNING MATT HARVEY/A
PLAYER POLL ABOUT A-ROD
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=21638

FRINGE AVERAGE: EPISODE 17
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=21525

BP FANTASY PODCAST: EPISODE 55
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=21645

TINSTAAPP: EPISODE 13
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=21646

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 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 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
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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