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The past week at Baseball Propectus.



 



DFA Podcast: Ep. 9: Mullin` Moves by Bryan Grosnick, R.J. Anderson and Shawn Brody

2017-05-26

On the ninth episode of DFA, Bryan, R.J., and Shawn close out the second month of baseball by reviewing those offseason transactions that shaped the start of this season. (Naturally, the Red Sox, Astros, Brewers, and Royals are all major topics of conversation.)



Minor League Update: Games of May 25 by Wilson Karaman

2017-05-26

Notes on Michael Chavis, Lucas Giolito, Eloy Jimenez, Lewis Thorpe, Ian Anderson, and more.



TDGX Transactions: Week 8 by J.J. Jansons

2017-05-26

Matt Adams gets newfound attention. Max Moroff continues to rake in the minors.



Fantasy Freestyle: So About That Nick Castellanos Breakout by Wilson Karaman

2017-05-26

Castellanos has been a big disappointment. Will that change with an adjustment?



The Stash List: Eighth Edition by Greg Wellemeyer

2017-05-26

Yoan Moncada reaches Chicago, but it`s just so a doctor can look at his hand. Hunter Pence can be a reliable offensive source, when healthy. Carlos Rodon is inching closer to a major-league return.



Free Agent Watch: Week 8 by George Bissell

2017-05-26

Alex Avila`s resurgence is real, but will the forces of regression take hold? Also: Don`t wait to count the feathers on Brad Peacock.



Fantasy Freestyle: Miggy`s Decline? by Matt Collins

2017-05-26

Through 33 games, the Detroit Tigers stalwart is having his worst season since he broke in as a 20-year-old in 2003. He just turned 34, but have physical issues caught up the likely Hall of Fame slugger?



Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 9 by Mark Barry

2017-05-26

It`s a rough week in the NL, where no one with two scheduled outings is worthy of automatic, fore-sure, consecutive starts. Carlos Carrasco and Chris Sale, conversely, are ready to pitch two.



Circle Change: Truth Comes to the Mound by Zach Crizer

2017-05-26

The push and pull between hitters and pitchers is changing.



Deep, But Playable: Jurickson Profar`s Path Forward by Craig Goldstein

2017-05-26

Brandon Phillips and the illusion of hindsight, by way of the one-time elite prospect.



Transaction Analysis: Big City, Georgia by Bryan Grosnick and Wilson Karaman

2017-05-26

Atlanta ditches James Loney for Matt Adams as Freddie Freeman`s replacement and the Padres mercifully put Jered Weaver on hold.



Weekly Wrap: May 26, 2017 by Javier Barragan

2017-05-26

News and notes from around the minor leagues.



Short Relief: The Intricate Dreams of Papas and Weavers by Mary Craig and Matt Sussman

2017-05-26

Mary foretells the downfall of the Mets, and Matt does some research just for you.



What You Need to Know: Incomplete Nova by Demetrius Bell

2017-05-26

Ivan Nova almost finishes what he started, Big Sexy gets robbed, and Odubel Herrera goes platinum.



Minor League Update: Games of May 24th by Steve Givarz

2017-05-25

Notes on Monte Harrison, Mike Shawaryn, Austin Hays, and more.



Fantasy Freestyle: Fantasy Draft Rankings for Imaginary Players by Mike Gianella

2017-05-25

Hooray for Hollywood! From Henry Rowengartner to Clu Haywood, how much would these well-known dramaticized ballplayers go for in the fantasy game?



Flu-Like Symptoms: You Gotta Love a Slugfest by Rob Mains

2017-05-25

Two teams, double-digit runs, by decade.



Transaction Analysis: Putting the Fun in Fungible by Bryan Grosnick

2017-05-25

Doug Fister joins the rotation-starved Angels and the Mets pick up more depth than they expected to need.



Guarding The Lines: The Grind by Jarrett Seidler

2017-05-25

How much should we read into a slow start - relative to expectations - from a top overall pick?



Eyewitness Accounts: May 25, 2017 by Javier Barragan

2017-05-25

Reports on Zac Gallen, Delvin Perez, and even some non-Cardinals.



Short Relief: Toasting Bartolo, Reviewing Bryzzo, and Eating Hats by David Temple, Rian Watt and Zack Moser

2017-05-25

David congraulates Birthday Boy Bartolo Colon on a job reasonably well done, Rian breaks down the Bryzzo Souvenir commercials, and Zack... well, it says it right there in the title.



The Prospectus Hit List: May 25, 2017 by Ben Carsley

2017-05-25

There`s a real dog fight for the bottom in the NL West.



What You Need to Know: Bouncing Sevy by Ben Diamond

2017-05-25

Luis Severino gets back on track, Sonny Gray looks like his old self, Jose Berrios dazzles with his hook, and Billy Hamilton is very fast.



Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 134: Getting Recognized by George Bissell, Mike Gianella, Eric Roseberry and Joshua Howsam

2017-05-24

George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Eric Roseberry discuss potential wavier wire targets including Ian Happ, Tommy Joseph, Justin Smoak, Alex Avila and Brad Peacock. Then, BP Toronto Co-Editor-in-Chief Joshua Howsam joins the show to analyze Marco Estrada’s strikeout surge, Jose Bautista’s struggles, and Marcus Stroman’s upside.



DFA Podcast: Ep. 8: Veteran Pitchers and the Art of Aging by R.J. Anderson, Meg Rowley and Shawn Brody

2017-05-24

On the eighth episode of DFA, R.J. gets his revenge and kicks Bryan to the curb in favor of BP`s Meg Rowley. They discuss the Cardinals trading Matt Adams to the Braves, the Angels signing Doug Fister, and of course a little Mariners talk. Plus much, much more!



Deep League Report: Week 8 by Scooter Hotz

2017-05-24

Anthony Alford gets a chance with the Jays and Jared Hoying gets one with the Rangers.



Dynasty Dynamics: Checking on Some Prospect Sleepers by Ben Carsley

2017-05-24

Bo Bichette continues to look like the real deal. Others, such as Yeyson Yrizarri, look to be in trouble.



Minor League Update: Games of May 23rd by Steve Givarz

2017-05-24

Gavin LaValley isn`t merely a rejected character name from The OC. He`s a prospect too.



Rubbing Mud: Jake Arrieta`s Broken Breaking Balls by Matthew Trueblood

2017-05-24

Is the dominant Jake Arrieta from 2015 and part of 2016 still lurking, underneath an ugly ERA?



Banjo Hitter: Mike Trout`s First 50 WARP by Aaron Gleeman

2017-05-24

When the best gets better, no one is safe.



The Call-Up: Sam Travis by Scott Delp and Ben Carsley

2017-05-24

Never trust a man with two first names.



Short Relief: Votto`s Insult Comedy, Weaver`s Embarrassment Comedy, and Nancy`s Achievement by Jason Wojciechowski, Patrick Dubuque and Nathan Bishop

2017-05-24

Jason breaks down a baseball player`s roast, Patrick attends a kid`s friend`s birthday party, and Nathan enjoys some slow radio airtime.



What You Need to Know: Shutouts and Almost Shutouts by Emma Baccellieri

2017-05-24

Clayton Kershaw and Ervin Santana dazzled, Bryce Harper and Edwin Encarnacion went boom, and the Braves waited it out for a win.



BP Milwaukee: Heavy Hitting Brewers by Jack Moore

2017-05-23

Can anything slow down the Brewers` offense?



Expert FAAB Review: Week 8 by Mike Gianella

2017-05-23

Ian Happ finds playing time in Chicago. Bradley Zimmer is given a chance in Cleveland. Matt Adams finds a lifeline (for a while) Atlanta. Don`t look now at Whit Merrifield. Just don`t. His name is Rio and the bid is $82.



Minor League Update: Games of May 22nd by Steve Givarz

2017-05-23

Notes on Cionel Perez, Miguel Andujar, Brett Cumberland, and more.



Closer Report: Week 8 by Matt Collins

2017-05-23

Koda Glover has a firm grip on the Nationals closer job—for now. Keep your eyes on Brad Hand in San Diego in case Brandon Maurer falters. Be patient with Edwin Diaz in Seattle; he`ll soon be closing again.



Baseball Therapy: How Long Can You Keep a Secret? by Russell A. Carleton

2017-05-23

One team`s brilliant discovery eventually becomes the entire league`s status quo.



Notes from the Field: May 23, 2017 by BP Prospect Staff

2017-05-23

Notes and video on Tatito, Gavin Lux, and more.



Short Relief: The Laws of Trout, The Heart of Biagini, and the Power of Dirt by Kate Preusser, Emma Baccellieri and Trevor Strunk

2017-05-23

Kate wants to protect Joe Biagini from the world, Emma unlocks the secrets of an ancient ritual, and Trevor unearths new truths about Mike Trout.



What You Need to Know: First to Thirty by Stacey Gotsulias

2017-05-23

Houston gets back on track, Baltimore falls apart against Minnesota, and the catwalk gets involved in Tampa Bay.



The Buyer`s Guide: Justin Smoak by Eric Roseberry

2017-05-22

Smoak is having his best season—but how much fire is behind his new success?



TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 98 by Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

2017-05-22

The Three True Outcomes podcast is back to chat about the state of the podcast, the state of the game, and how both impact (or don`t impact) Scoresheet.



Minor League Update: Games of May 19-21 by Mark Anderson

2017-05-22

Notes on Victor Robles, Michael Kopech, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Francisco Mejia, Kyle Funkhouser, and more.



Flu-Like Symptoms: Detroit`s Earthworm Preservation Society by Rob Mains

2017-05-22

Tigers pitchers keep it in the air.



Transaction Analysis: Have Gloves, Will Travel by Bryan Grosnick

2017-05-22

It`s musical utility men, as Michael Martinez, Danny Santana, Christian Colon, and others find new homes.



Rubbing Mud: The Muscle Memory of Bunting by Matthew Trueblood

2017-05-22

Teams have smartened up about sacrifice bunts, but every once in a while managers just can`t help themselves.



Short Relief: Witnessing Assault, Keeping a Journal, and Mixing Baseball and Board Games by Meg Rowley, Holly Wendt and Patrick Dubuque

2017-05-22

Meg analyzes the thoughts of eleven witnesses to an HBP, Holly wonders on the objectivity of journal-keeping, and Patrick creates a new form of fantasy baseball.



Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 22, 2017 by BP Prospect Staff

2017-05-22

A second-generation impaler continues to impale, a first-round pick continues to confound in the Cal League, and more.



The Prospectus Hit List: May 22, 2017 by Ben Carsley

2017-05-22

It turns out the Astros aren`t invicible.



What You Need to Know: The Name is Bonds, Mike Bonds by Ashley Varela

2017-05-22

Mike Trout remains the best in baseball, Chris Sale puts his stamp on the history books again, Mike Clevinger tries his hand at a no-hitter, and Rio Ruiz clubs his first home run.