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Newsletter: Friday, August 30, 2013


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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.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=21683

Eyewitness Accounts
August 30, 2013

by BP Prospect Staff

Eyes on Hunter Harvey, Matt Purke, Franklin Barreto, Reese McGuire, Orlando
Arcia, and Victor Sanchez

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=21676

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.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=21682

Raising Aces
A Closer Look at Relievers

by Doug Thorburn

Mechanical analysis of three of the AL's dominant closers.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=21684

Daily Roundup
Around the League: August 30, 2013

by Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for August 30, 2013.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=21680

Overthinking It
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.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=21668

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.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=21670

Daily Roundup
Around the League: August 29, 2013

by Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for August 29, 2013.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=21671

NEW FANTASY CONTENT

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner
Week 23

by Paul Sporer

Paul helps you set your fantasy rotation for next week with a look at the
two-start pitchers.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=21681

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.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=21678

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.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=21675

Pebble Hunting
What We Rap About When We Rap About Baseball

by Sam Miller

An investigation into the impulse to rap about your favorite baseball team.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=21672

BP Unfiltered
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?

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=21674

Fringe Average Podcast
Episode 19

by Jason Parks and Mike Ferrin

Jason & Mike perform a free-form jazz exploration in front of a Festival
Crowd.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=21673

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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