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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

Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: April 20, 2017

by Ben Carsley

It's early, but injuries are already testing the Dodgers' depth and a few expected contenders are already sinking fast. . . . more | 2 unread comments

What You Need to Know: Big Blasts

by Ben Diamond

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. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article TDGX Transactions: Week 3

by J.J. Jansons

King Felix and the Toddfather—unloaded! Jason Vargas—a $21 "zombie"? Taylor Motter—$15 for that gorgeous hair. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Reconsidering Your Targets

by Mike Gianella

Early on, look less at the data while watching more baseball. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of April 19th

by Steve Givarz

Oh look, another Cubs prospect having a big day. . . . more | 5 unread comments

Fantasy Article The Stash List: Third Edition

by Greg Wellemeyer

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! . . . more | 12 unread comments

Wednesday, April 19

Cold Takes: How to Attack Baseball's Weakest Hitters

by Patrick Dubuque

Should pitchers be going up the ladder on low-power hitters or is that a danger zone? . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article Guarding The Lines: Deep Sixto

by Jarrett Seidler

Sixto Sanchez is a fast-rising prospect with a big fastball. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Rubbing Mud: What Ozzie Smith Thinks Can (and Can't) Make Baseball Better

by Matthew Trueblood

Maybe The Wizard has some magical ways to make baseball more appealing. . . . more | 7 unread comments

Short Relief: Business Decisions, Minor League Affinities, and Unforgettable Oral Histories

by Mo Bjonski, James Fegan and Jason Wojciechowski

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. . . . more | 3 unread comments

What You Need to Know: Eight Is Enough

by Emma Baccellieri

Miguel Gonzalez ends the Yankees' winning streak, the Mets' bullpen does it again, and Carlos Gomez robs Yonder Alonso. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article The Quinton: Where To Find the Trades

by Jeff Quinton

The needs of others can outweigh the needs of yourself. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Fantasy Article Deep League Report: Week 3

by Scooter Hotz

Jaff Decker, center fielder? Who'd a thunk it? The A's, of course. Where else might you find some value? . . . more | 8 unread comments

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of April 18th

by Steve Givarz

Notes on Triston McKenzie, Andrew Stevenson, Lewis Brinson, Nick Gordon, Sean Newcomb, and more. . . . more | 5 unread comments

Tuesday, April 18

Baseball Therapy: Reliably Stable (You Keep Using That Word)

by Russell A. Carleton

The idea of quick-stabilizing numbers is tempting, but it can be misleading without digging further. . . . more | 4 unread comments

Liner Notes: Trey Mancini Will Never Be Frank Ernaga

by Bryan Grosnick

Manci is temporarily alongside the sport's biggest names. Ruth. Williams. Bonds. Gehrig. Ernaga? . . . more | 5 unread comments

Premium Article Notes from the Field: April 18, 2017

by BP Prospect Staff

Notes on Cole Tucker, Roman Quinn, and a couple interesting Dodgers arms. . . . more | 0 comments

Short Relief: Rabbit Revenge, Minor Celebrity, and 2017 Baseball Fashion

by Emma Baccellieri, Brian Duricy and Kate Preusser

The backstory behind mascot-on-mascot crime, the irony of cinema and minor league baseball colliding, and how ballplayers are speaking with their eyes. . . . more | 1 unread comment

BP Kansas City: Struggles Come Early and Often for Hosmer

by Craig Brown

Eric Hosmer is off to a miserable start at the plate. . . . more | 0 comments