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Banjo Hitter: Mr. April

by Aaron Gleeman

Bryce Harper is off to a great start, which is business as usual for one of the best April hitters of all time. . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article Notes from the Field: August 24, 2017

by BP Prospect Staff

Notes on Justus Sheffield, Yusniel Diaz, Cody Sedlock and more. . . . more | 0 comments

Short Relief: How Baseball Killed America, A Rabbit Killed Baseball, and History Killed a Fun Fact

by Mary Craig, Kate Preusser and Emma Baccellieri

Mary discovers a world delivered to Hitler by baseball, Kate watches a rabbit destroy the human facade, and Emma searches for Lithuanian baseball and winds up in Boston. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Premium Article The Call-Up: Christian Arroyo

by Wilson Karaman and Mark Barry

Mister Christian / Oh the time has come / And you know that you're the only one... . . . more | 0 comments

What You Need to Know: Can't Stop, Won't Stop

by Stacey Gotsulias

Eric Thames continues to crush baseballs, Justin Turner makes a baserunning blunder, and the Bears beat the Steelers. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Fantasy Article Closer Report: Week 4

by Matt Collins

Closing situations in Washington and Anaheim remain fluid. Also: Is it time to worry about Francisco Rodriguez? . . . more | 0 comments

Expert FAAB Review: Week 4

by Mike Gianella

What if Taylor Motter's season were set to showtunes? Is Chad too Kuhl for the room? Will they write songs about the guys filling in for the Dodgers injury brigade? . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of April 24

by Steve Givarz

Edwin Rios, Spencer Adams, Conner Greene, Daniel Brito and more. . . . more | 8 unread comments

Monday, April 24

Players Prefer Presentation: Manny Machado's Almost Beanball

by Meg Rowley

A semi-complete list of people who are (and aren't) at fault for Manny Machado's almost beanball. . . . more | 12 unread comments

Premium Article Monday Morning Ten Pack: April 23, 2017

by BP Prospect Staff

Yadier Alvarez, Triston McKenzie, and other players who aren't skinny pitchers. . . . more | 6 unread comments

Premium Article The Call-Up: Chih-Wei Hu

by Jeffrey Paternostro and Mark Barry

We promise we don't do a "Hu's on first" joke. We make no other promises. . . . more | 0 comments

Short Relief: Of Sad Lexicons and Sad Hardware

by Holly Wendt and Patrick Dubuque

A collection of poems of celebration, and an online auction one would rather never see. . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: April 24, 2017

by Ben Carsley

It took a while, but the Padres are at the bottom. . . . more | 0 comments

What You Need to Know: Funk Blast

by Ashley Varela

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. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Fantasy Article Player Profile: Tyler Skaggs

by Wilson Karaman

Early data (and it's still so early) suggests that Skaggs is starting to get long-awaited results. But keep watching him closely. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article The Buyer's Guide: Chase Anderson

by Eric Roseberry

He has posted a 1.13 ERA in four starts for the Brewers. Will this success sustain? . . . more | 2 unread comments

Sunday, April 23

Baseball Prospectus Announcement: The 2017 BP Ballpark Events Are Here

by Bret Sayre

We are coming. To your city. If you live in. One of these cities. . . . more | 20 unread comments

Saturday, April 22

BP Wrigleyville: What's Eating Kyle Hendricks?

by Jared Wyllys

Something is definitely off with last year's Cy Young candidate. . . . more | 0 comments

BP Kansas City: Champions of the Changeup

by Hunter Samuels

Royals pitchers have thrown the most changeups in baseball this season. . . . more | 0 comments

BP South Side: Q&A With Matt Davidson

by Nick Schaefer

Davidson is off to a great start, but is also clearly aware that work remains to be done. . . . more | 0 comments

BP Mets: The Return of Jeurys Familia

by Sara Novic

Mets closer Jeurys Familia's 15-game suspension for domestic violence came to an end Thursday. . . . more | 0 comments

Friday, April 21

Prospectus Feature: TIDES Report: Gender and Race in MLB

by Kate Morrison

The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport's annual report card shows that MLB continues to struggle with racial and gender diversity. . . . more | 5 unread comments

Short Relief: A Murder of Orioles, Unsolicited Career Advice, and the Best Deja Vu

by Matt Sussman, Mary Craig and Annie Maroon

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. . . . more | 1 unread comment

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

by Demetrius Bell

Chris Sale was his usual self, Eric Thames was Babe Ruth, the Rangers won after going 27 batters without a hit. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of April 20th

by Wilson Karaman

Notes on Yoan Moncada, Austin Meadows, Yency Almonte, Franklin Barreto, and dank Herb. . . . more | 14 unread comments

Fantasy Article Free Agent Watch: Week 3

by George Bissell

Ryan Zimmerman is back—what are you waiting for? . . . more | 2 unread comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 4

by Mark Barry

Amir Garrett steps forward, Matt Cain moves back on the radar, and welcome back, Dallas Keuchel! (And maybe King Felix, too.) . . . more | 17 unread comments

Thursday, April 20

Circle Change: Pico de Gallo?

by Zach Crizer

You can learn a lot in line at Chipotle, but the Joey Gallo question is a little tougher. . . . more | 4 unread comments

Premium Article Flu-Like Symptoms: Wearing One

by Rob Mains

Starters are lasting fewer innings, but the reasons may surprise you. . . . more | 14 unread comments

Short Relief: The End of Cy Young and the Statcast TV Guide

by Patrick Dubuque and Zack Moser

Exploring the last stop for Denton True Young, and looking at the advanced statistics of some of your syndicated television viewing options. . . . more | 0 comments