The August 2021 Contentment Index

Ben Carsley
Ranking MLB’s teams by how happy—or how angry—their fanbases are feeling right now.
 
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Let It Eat

The MLB Draft is an Unnecessary Relic of the Past

Marc Normandin
The MLB Draft was instituted to limit player earnings. It was never truly defensible, but in today’s game, with today’s earnings, it’s even less so.
 
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BP Feature

The AL East Race Is Far From Finished After Flurry Of Trades

Gary Phillips
The Yankees and Blue Jays made the biggest splashes despite being on the outside looking in. But the Rays and Red Sox didn’t keep quiet, either.
 
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Prospectus Feature

Minor Leaguers Hit The Ball Hard, Too

Robert Arthur
But the high-end numbers are significantly lower and the ball doesn’t travel as far.
 
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Moonshot

Box Score Banter: Realmuto Rakes; Wacha Works

Baseball Prospectus Editors
The Phillies aren’t falling out of the wild card race; Michael Wacha has a hell of a game.
 
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Box Score Banter 2021

Minor League Update: Pepiot Shines in Triple-A Debut

John Trupin
The best performances from Triple-A and the complex levels.
 
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Minor League Update

Which Hitters Might Benefit From More Low Fastballs?

Darius Austin
The lack of sticky stuff is making pitchers throw more low fastballs. Who likes ’em down there?
 
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Fantasy Freestyle

Análisis de transacción: Atlanta parcha su jardín en las rebajas

Ben Carsley and Nathan Grimm
Los planes para el jardín de Atlanta se desplomaron y miraron al montón de últimas rebajas porque sus aspiraciones de postemporada todavía viven.
 
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