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The past week at Baseball Propectus.



 



Closer Report: Week 4 by Matt Collins

2017-04-24

Closing situations in Washington and Anaheim remain fluid. Also: Is it time to worry about Francisco Rodriguez?



Player Profile: Tyler Skaggs by Wilson Karaman

2017-04-24

Early data (and it`s still so early) suggests that Skaggs is starting to get long-awaited results. But keep watching him closely.



The Buyer`s Guide: Chase Anderson by Eric Roseberry

2017-04-24

He has posted a 1.13 ERA in four starts for the Brewers. Will this success sustain?



Minor League Update: Games of April 21st-23rd by Mark Anderson

2017-04-24

Hard to top a perfect game...






Players Prefer Presentation: Manny Machado`s Almost Beanball by Meg Rowley

2017-04-24

A semi-complete list of people who are (and aren`t) at fault for Manny Machado`s almost beanball.



Monday Morning Ten Pack: April 23, 2017 by BP Prospect Staff

2017-04-24

Yadier Alvarez, Triston McKenzie, and other players who aren`t skinny pitchers.



The Call-Up: Chih-Wei Hu by Jeffrey Paternostro and Mark Barry

2017-04-24

We promise we don`t do a "Hu`s on first" joke. We make no other promises.



Short Relief: Of Sad Lexicons and Sad Hardware by Holly Wendt and Patrick Dubuque

2017-04-24

A collection of poems of celebration, and an online auction one would rather never see.



The Prospectus Hit List: April 24, 2017 by Ben Carsley

2017-04-24

It took a while, but the Padres are at the bottom.



What You Need to Know: Funk Blast by Ashley Varela

2017-04-24

Home runs still dominate the highlight reels, Manny Machado`s takeout slide leads to some tense aftermath, Dan Straily joins an exclusive strikeout club, and more from the weekend.



Baseball Prospectus Announcement: The 2017 BP Ballpark Events Are Here by Bret Sayre

2017-04-23

We are coming. To your city. If you live in. One of these cities.



BP Wrigleyville: What`s Eating Kyle Hendricks? by Jared Wyllys

2017-04-22

Something is definitely off with last year`s Cy Young candidate.



BP Kansas City: Champions of the Changeup by Hunter Samuels

2017-04-22

Royals pitchers have thrown the most changeups in baseball this season.



BP South Side: Q and A With Matt Davidson by Nick Schaefer

2017-04-22

Davidson is off to a great start, but is also clearly aware that work remains to be done.



BP Mets: The Return of Jeurys Familia by Sara Novic

2017-04-22

Mets closer Jeurys Familia`s 15-game suspension for domestic violence came to an end Thursday.



The Call-Up: Jorge Bonifacio by Jeffrey Paternostro and Mark Barry

2017-04-22

The Good Face might need a better bat.



Minor League Update: Games of April 20th by Wilson Karaman

2017-04-21

Notes on Yoan Moncada, Austin Meadows, Yency Almonte, Franklin Barreto, and dank Herb.



Fantasy Freestyle: My Fantasy Investment Portfolio—Minor Leaguers I Own Across Multiple Leagues by Scooter Hotz

2017-04-21

If Franklin Barreto and Francisco Mejia blossom, Scooter will score big-time.



Free Agent Watch: Week 3 by George Bissell

2017-04-21

Ryan Zimmerman is back—what are you waiting for?



Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 4 by Mark Barry

2017-04-21

Amir Garrett steps forward, Matt Cain moves back on the radar, and welcome back, Dallas Keuchel! (And maybe King Felix, too.)



Prospectus Feature: TIDES Report: Gender and Race in MLB by Kate Morrison

2017-04-21

The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport`s annual report card shows that MLB continues to struggle with racial and gender diversity.



Short Relief: A Murder of Orioles, Unsolicited Career Advice, and the Best Deja Vu by Matt Sussman, Mary Craig and Annie Maroon

2017-04-21

Matt ranks the current Orioles first base depth chart, Mary looks at a former two-way player and thinks of new ways, and Annie enjoys an old, familiar feeling.



What You Need to Know: Eric Thames is Back at it Again by Demetrius Bell

2017-04-21

Chris Sale was his usual self, Eric Thames was Babe Ruth, the Rangers won after going 27 batters without a hit.



Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 129: Grey Albright by George Bissell and Mike Gianella

2017-04-20

Razzball founder Grey Albright joins the show to discuss a myriad of relevant (and irrelevant) topics. Then George Bissell and Mike Gianella answer listener questions in the first-ever mailbag segment.



TDGX Transactions: Week 3 by J.J. Jansons

2017-04-20

King Felix and the Toddfather—unloaded! Jason Vargas—a $21 "zombie"? Taylor Motter—$15 for that gorgeous hair.



The Stash List: Third Edition by Greg Wellemeyer

2017-04-20

Julio Urias might need just a little more stretching in the minors before the Dodgers promote him. Bradley Zimmer can`t stay stuck in the minors forever. Get ready to ride the Reynaldo Lopez train!



Minor League Update: Games of April 19th by Steve Givarz

2017-04-20

Oh look, another Cubs prospect having a big day.



Fantasy Freestyle: Reconsidering Your Targets by Mike Gianella

2017-04-20

Early on, look less at the data while watching more baseball.



Circle Change: Pico de Gallo? by Zach Crizer

2017-04-20

You can learn a lot in line at Chipotle, but the Joey Gallo question is a little tougher.



Flu-Like Symptoms: Wearing One by Rob Mains

2017-04-20

Starters are lasting fewer innings, but the reasons may surprise you.



Notes from the Field: April 20, 2017 by BP Prospect Staff

2017-04-20

Covering High-A ball on both coasts.



Short Relief: The End of Cy Young and the Statcast TV Guide by Patrick Dubuque and Zack Moser

2017-04-20

Exploring the last stop for Denton True Young, and looking at the advanced statistics of some of your syndicated television viewing options.



The Prospectus Hit List: April 20, 2017 by Ben Carsley

2017-04-20

It`s early, but injuries are already testing the Dodgers` depth and a few expected contenders are already sinking fast.



What You Need to Know: Big Blasts by Ben Diamond

2017-04-20

Bryce Harper owns Julio Teheran, Aaron Judge hits a bomb, Jason Vargas out-duels Madison Bumgarner, and the Tigers lose on a walk-off error.



Minor League Update: Games of April 18th by Steve Givarz

2017-04-19

Notes on Triston McKenzie, Andrew Stevenson, Lewis Brinson, Nick Gordon, Sean Newcomb, and more.



Deep League Report: Week 3 by Scooter Hotz

2017-04-19

Jaff Decker, center fielder? Who`d a thunk it? The A`s, of course. Where else might you find some value?



The Quinton: Where To Find the Trades by Jeff Quinton

2017-04-19

The needs of others can outweigh the needs of yourself.



Cold Takes: How to Attack Baseball`s Weakest Hitters by Patrick Dubuque

2017-04-19

Should pitchers be going up the ladder on low-power hitters or is that a danger zone?



Guarding The Lines: Deep Sixto by Jarrett Seidler

2017-04-19

Sixto Sanchez is a fast-rising prospect with a big fastball.



Rubbing Mud: What Ozzie Smith Thinks Can (and Can`t) Make Baseball Better by Matthew Trueblood

2017-04-19

Maybe The Wizard has some magical ways to make baseball more appealing.



Short Relief: Business Decisions, Minor League Affinities, and Unforgettable Oral Histories by Mo Bjonski, James Fegan and Jason Wojciechowski

2017-04-19

A Brewers prospects gets a lesson in justice, minor league teams carve out niche markets through naming, and baseball history, told by the players who made it.



What You Need to Know: Eight Is Enough by Emma Baccellieri

2017-04-19

Miguel Gonzalez ends the Yankees` winning streak, the Mets` bullpen does it again, and Carlos Gomez robs Yonder Alonso.



BP Kansas City: Struggles Come Early and Often for Hosmer by Craig Brown

2017-04-18

Eric Hosmer is off to a miserable start at the plate.



BP Boston: Chris Sale`s Spectacular Start by Cam Ellis

2017-04-18

Chris Sale has been exactly as advertised, and then some.



Closer Report: Week 3 by Matt Collins

2017-04-18

Injuries hit the back of Baltimore`s and Texas` bullpen. And we`re waiting on Fernando Rodney to implode. But who picks up the saves if he does?



Expert FAAB Review: Week 3 by Mike Gianella

2017-04-18

Sorting out the Texas Rangers bullpen might take all season, but chasing saves with a losing team can be a scary fantasy proposition. Melvin Upton Jr. will get a rebirth with the Giants soon—they just better hope he does better than he did with the Jays after being traded.



Minor League Update: Games of April 17 by Steve Givarz

2017-04-18

Ryan McMahon falls a double short of the cycle, and more.



Baseball Therapy: Reliably Stable (You Keep Using That Word) by Russell A. Carleton

2017-04-18

The idea of quick-stabilizing numbers is tempting, but it can be misleading without digging further.



Liner Notes: Trey Mancini Will Never Be Frank Ernaga by Bryan Grosnick

2017-04-18

Manci is temporarily alongside the sport`s biggest names. Ruth. Williams. Bonds. Gehrig. Ernaga?



Notes from the Field: April 18, 2017 by BP Prospect Staff

2017-04-18

Notes on Cole Tucker, Roman Quinn, and a couple interesting Dodgers arms.



Short Relief: Rabbit Revenge, Minor Celebrity, and 2017 Baseball Fashion by Emma Baccellieri, Brian Duricy and Kate Preusser

2017-04-18

The backstory behind mascot-on-mascot crime, the irony of cinema and minor league baseball colliding, and how ballplayers are speaking with their eyes.