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Updated Rubbing Mud: Clayton Kershaw, and Greatness vs. Greatest

by Matthew Trueblood

How does the best pitcher of this era stack up against the greats from the previous three decades? . . . more | 0 comments

Updated Premium Article Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 30, 2017

by BP Prospect Staff

Notes and video featuring A.J. Puk, Bo Bichette, and a big-money J2 signing from 2016. . . . more | 0 comments

Updated Short Relief: Strickland v. Harper, and Simpson v. Strawberry

by Emma Baccellieri

Emma tells the stories of the confrontations that didn't happen, while Kate celebrates baseball celebrating the Simpsons. . . . more | 0 comments

Updated What You Need to Know: The Grudge

by Stacey Gotsulias

Hunter Strickland and Bryce Harper rumble, David Price returns, Albert Pujols moves closer to 600, and the Astros score two touchdowns in a row. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Updated Fantasy Article Closer Report: Week 9

by Matt Collins

It's hard to say how tight of a grip Brad Hand has on the closer's job in San Diego, with Brandon Maurer still getting opportunities in the ninth inning for the Padres. Mr. Hand apparently has to share. Also: How about that Bud Norris? . . . more | 0 comments

Updated Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of May 26th-29th

by Mark Anderson

Brendan Rodgers and Alec Hansen highlight a extra big Memorial Day update. . . . more | 0 comments

Monday, May 29

Prospectus Feature: The Ervin Santana Disagreement

by Jonathan Judge

DRA, examined through the lens of MLB's surprising ERA leader. . . . more | 10 unread comments

Short Relief: And Now Some Words On Our Sponsors

by BP Staff

To celebrate the holiday, the BP staff takes some time off and criticizes baseball commercials, past and present. . . . more | 3 unread comments

What You Need to Know: Blown Away

by Ashley Varela

Stephen Strasburg and Max Scherzer combine for 28 strikeouts, Chase Anderson flirts with a no-hitter, Aaron Judge collects his first grand slam, and Dellin Betances destroys Gary Sanchez's mitt. . . . more | 0 comments

Friday, May 26

Circle Change: Truth Comes to the Mound

by Zach Crizer

The push and pull between hitters and pitchers is changing. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Premium Article Deep, But Playable: Jurickson Profar's Path Forward

by Craig Goldstein

Brandon Phillips and the illusion of hindsight, by way of the one-time elite prospect. . . . more | 4 unread comments

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Big City, Georgia

by Bryan Grosnick and Wilson Karaman

Atlanta ditches James Loney for Matt Adams as Freddie Freeman's replacement and the Padres mercifully put Jered Weaver on hold. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Premium Article Weekly Wrap: May 26, 2017

by Javier Barragan

News and notes from around the minor leagues. . . . more | 0 comments

Short Relief: The Intricate Dreams of Papas and Weavers

by Mary Craig and Matt Sussman

Mary foretells the downfall of the Mets, and Matt does some research just for you. . . . more | 0 comments

What You Need to Know: Incomplete Nova

by Demetrius Bell

Ivan Nova almost finishes what he started, Big Sexy gets robbed, and Odubel Herrera goes platinum. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of May 25

by Wilson Karaman

Notes on Michael Chavis, Lucas Giolito, Eloy Jimenez, Lewis Thorpe, Ian Anderson, and more. . . . more | 7 unread comments

Fantasy Article TDGX Transactions: Week 8

by J.J. Jansons

Matt Adams gets newfound attention. Max Moroff continues to rake in the minors. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: So About That Nick Castellanos Breakout

by Wilson Karaman

Castellanos has been a big disappointment. Will that change with an adjustment? . . . more | 4 unread comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 9

by Mark Barry

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. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Miggy's Decline?

by Matt Collins

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? . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article Free Agent Watch: Week 8

by George Bissell

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. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Fantasy Article The Stash List: Eighth Edition

by Greg Wellemeyer

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. . . . more | 8 unread comments

Thursday, May 25

Premium Article Transaction Analysis: Putting the Fun in Fungible

by Bryan Grosnick

Doug Fister joins the rotation-starved Angels and the Mets pick up more depth than they expected to need. . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article Guarding The Lines: The Grind

by Jarrett Seidler

How much should we read into a slow start - relative to expectations - from a top overall pick? . . . more | 0 comments

Short Relief: Toasting Bartolo, Reviewing Bryzzo, and Eating Hats

by David Temple, Rian Watt and Zack Moser

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. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Eyewitness Accounts: May 25, 2017

by Javier Barragan

Reports on Zac Gallen, Delvin Perez, and even some non-Cardinals. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: May 25, 2017

by Ben Carsley

There's a real dog fight for the bottom in the NL West. . . . more | 0 comments

What You Need to Know: Bouncing Sevy

by Ben Diamond

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. . . . more | 3 unread comments

Fantasy Freestyle: Fantasy Draft Rankings for Imaginary Players

by Mike Gianella

Hooray for Hollywood! From Henry Rowengartner to Clu Haywood, how much would these well-known dramaticized ballplayers go for in the fantasy game? . . . more | 5 unread comments

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of May 24th

by Steve Givarz

Notes on Monte Harrison, Mike Shawaryn, Austin Hays, and more. . . . more | 12 unread comments

Wednesday, May 24

Premium Article Rubbing Mud: Jake Arrieta's Broken Breaking Balls

by Matthew Trueblood

Is the dominant Jake Arrieta from 2015 and part of 2016 still lurking, underneath an ugly ERA? . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article The Call-Up: Sam Travis

by Scott Delp and Ben Carsley

Never trust a man with two first names. . . . more | 2 unread comments