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NEW PREMIUM CONTENT
What You Need to Know
Could Washington Win the Wild Card?
by Daniel Rathman
The Nationals finally have a hot streak, the A's lose a tough one, Ubaldo
bounces back, and more.
August 30, 2013
by BP Prospect Staff
Eyes on Hunter Harvey, Matt Purke, Franklin Barreto, Reese McGuire, Orlando
Arcia, and Victor Sanchez
Minor League Update
Games of Thursday, August 29
by Zach Mortimer
The final MLU of the year has notes on 16 prospects, including Red Sox righty
Matt Barnes and Pirates shortstop Alen Hanson.
A Closer Look at Relievers
by Doug Thorburn
Mechanical analysis of three of the AL's dominant closers.
Around the League: August 30, 2013
by Clint Chisam
News and notes from around the league for August 30, 2013.
Erik Kratz, and Another Thing About Catchers That We Can't Quantify Yet
by Ben Lindbergh
Why "be quiet" might be the best advice for backstops.
Daily Hit List
Thursday, August 29
by Matthew Kory
Math and statistics about Chris Carter, Mark Kotsay's age, Craig Kimbrel's
surcharges, and a fifth-century Viking named Mond.
Around the League: August 29, 2013
by Clint Chisam
News and notes from around the league for August 29, 2013.
NEW FANTASY CONTENT
Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner
by Paul Sporer
Paul helps you set your fantasy rotation for next week with a look at the
Fantasy Fool's Gold
Catcher and First Base Prospects
by Ben Carsley
In the debut edition of this column, Ben breaks down the future dynasty-league
value of five minor leaguers, including one backstop and four first basemen.
NEW BASIC CONTENT
What Makes a Good Changeup?
An Investigation, Part Three
by Harry Pavlidis
Harry draws on a conversation with former big-leaguer Brian Bannister to
extend his PITCHf/x research on changeups from earlier in the year.
What We Rap About When We Rap About Baseball
by Sam Miller
An investigation into the impulse to rap about your favorite baseball team.
Would MLB Teams Want Wladimir Balentien Back?
by Ben Lindbergh
Wladimir Balentien is threatening to break Japan's single-season home-run
record. Does that mean he can hit in the majors?
Fringe Average Podcast
by Jason Parks and Mike Ferrin
Jason & Mike perform a free-form jazz exploration in front of a Festival
EFFECTIVELY WILD, THE DAILY BP PODCAST - EPISODE 274: MOURNING MATT HARVEY/A
PLAYER POLL ABOUT A-ROD
FRINGE AVERAGE: EPISODE 17
BP FANTASY PODCAST: EPISODE 55
TINSTAAPP: EPISODE 13
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.
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:
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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
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