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Transaction Analysis: Have Gloves, Will Travel

by Bryan Grosnick

It's musical utility men, as Michael Martinez, Danny Santana, Christian Colon, and others find new homes. . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article Rubbing Mud: The Muscle Memory of Bunting

by Matthew Trueblood

Teams have smartened up about sacrifice bunts, but every once in a while managers just can't help themselves. . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 22, 2017

by BP Prospect Staff

A second-generation impaler continues to impale, a first-round pick continues to confound in the Cal League, and more. . . . more | 0 comments

Short Relief: Witnessing Assault, Keeping a Journal, and Mixing Baseball and Board Games

by Meg Rowley, Holly Wendt and Patrick Dubuque

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. . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: May 22, 2017

by Ben Carsley

It turns out the Astros aren't invicible. . . . more | 0 comments

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

by Ashley Varela

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. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article The Buyer's Guide: Justin Smoak

by Eric Roseberry

Smoak is having his best season—but how much fire is behind his new success? . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 98

by Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

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. . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of May 19-21

by Mark Anderson

Notes on Victor Robles, Michael Kopech, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Francisco Mejia, Kyle Funkhouser, and more. . . . more | 9 unread comments

Friday, May 19

Prospectus Feature: It Finally Clicks for Aaron Hicks

by David Brown

Hicks struggled over four seasons with the Twins and Yankees, but he's one of the best hitters in the majors so far in 2017. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Banjo Hitter: Gimme a Quarter's Worth: Rising Odds

by Aaron Gleeman

It was a good first quarter for the Rockies, Yankees, Nationals, and Diamondbacks. . . . more | 0 comments

Short Relief: A Team Destroyed, A Fandom and a Robot Created

by Matt Sussman, James Fegan and Mary Craig

The origin story of Marlins Man, Padres Fall Apart, and the moral certitude of Bronson Arroyo. . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: May 19, 2017

by Ben Carsley

Mike Trout is so amazing that the Angels are actually decent. . . . more | 0 comments

What You Need to Know: Berrios, Baby

by Demetrius Bell

Jose Berrios dominates the Rockies, Julio Teheran plunks Jose Bautista, Jarrod Dyson does it all, and the Rangers keep winning. . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article The Call-Up: Anthony Alford

by Jeffrey Paternostro and Mark Barry

Kevin Pillar's suspension led to Anthony Alford's debut. . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article Weekly Wrap: May 19, 2017

by Javier Barragan

Comings and goings and hurtings and returnings. Here's what you might have missed this week in the minors. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article TDGX Transactions: Week 7

by J.J. Jansons

Tommy Pham has legs. Do you know Yanio Perez? What's Max Scherzer's trade value? . . . more | 1 unread comment

Fantasy Article Player Profile: Joe Biagini

by Wilson Karaman

Improvement on his fastball and curveball, and excellent location spotting no matter the type of pitch, put Biagini in position to succeed. The Jays have given him an opportunity to start and he's running with it. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 8

by Mark Barry

In the NL, Gerrit Cole gets the band back together, and Jon Lester remains steady if less spectacular than the 2016 version. In the junior circuit, Carlos Carrasco and Dallas Keuchel are must-plays. . . . more | 9 unread comments

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of May 18

by Steve Givarz

Notes on Jahmai Jones, Sam Travis, Josh Staumont, Cody Reed, Austin Hays, Rhys Hoskins, and more. . . . more | 7 unread comments

Fantasy Article Free Agent Watch: Week 7

by George Bissell

Ian is here and he is hitting. Be a part of the Happening. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Home League Temperature Check

by Scooter Hotz

Aaron Judge is turning out better than expectations, while Robert Gsellman is not. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Thursday, May 18

Guarding The Lines: The Circus Came To Town

by Jarrett Seidler

Getting a first-hand look at Tim Tebow, Single-A outfielder, and all that comes with him. . . . more | 5 unread comments

Banjo Hitter: Gimme a Quarter's Worth: Vanishing Odds

by Aaron Gleeman

The first quarter of the season has not been kind to the Giants, Mets, Pirates, and Mariners. . . . more | 0 comments

Answer Man: Aaron Judge

by David Brown

The young Yankees slugger talks numbers, the law, being big and tall, the Negro Leagues, and adoption. . . . more | 6 unread comments

Premium Article Eyewitness Accounts: May 18, 2017

by BP Prospect Staff

The Pirates have a healthy line of succession at third base, and a couple of A-ball arms impress. . . . more | 0 comments

Short Relief: Marlins Park of Darkness, and The Boredom of Ballplayers

by Zack Moser and David Temple

Crawling through the swamps of Florida in search of a missing man, and asking the question: do ballplayers get bored at work? . . . more | 2 unread comments

What You Need to Know: Jose's Mound

by Ben Diamond

Lance McCullers pays tribute to Jose Fernandez in Miami, Freddie Freeman leaves with an injury, the Mets keep stumbling, and benches clear. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of May 17

by Steve Givarz

Notes on Tyler Beede, Walker Buehler, Max Moroff, Zac Gallen, Dylan Cozens, and more. . . . more | 3 unread comments

Fantasy Article The Stash List: Week 7

by Greg Wellemeyer

Blake Snell, Amed Rosario, Jharel Cotton, Dan Vogelbach, Jose De Leon, Sean Newcomb and Harrison Bader are among the biggest movers up the list. Jose Berrios and Bradley Zimmer aren't on the list anymore—but it's OK, because they got promoted. . . . more | 4 unread comments

Wednesday, May 17

Let It Eat: The Worst Hitter From Each Team Who Could Start for the Royals

by Ben Carsley

When you're the worst offense in baseball, there's a lot of room for improvement. . . . more | 7 unread comments

Premium Article Rubbing Mud: Marcell Ozuna is Obliterating the Baseball

by Matthew Trueblood

After plenty of ups and downs, the Marlins outfielder is setting himself free. . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article The Call-Up: Bradley Zimmer

by Erich Rothmann and George Bissell

A top prospect, Zimmer has a power-speed combo that has become increasingly rare in fantasy, and because of Cleveland's injury troubles in the outfield, is getting a chance to contribute now. What can we expect? . . . more | 0 comments