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What You Need to Know: Zimmermann Dealin'

by Ashley Varela

Marcus Stroman has a happy birthday, Clayton Kershaw continues to pitch in a class of his own, and Trevor Story finds another way to write himself into the history books. . . . more | 5 unread comments

Players Prefer Presentation: Upon Further Review, We Will Never Be Happy

by Meg Rowley

On replay reviews, genies out of bottles, and our nitpicky natures. . . . more | 4 unread comments

The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, May 2

by Matt Sussman

Help, I'm alive, my heart's still beating like a Hit List. . . . more | 0 comments

Prospectus Feature: I Come to Praise Quality Starts, Not to Bury Them

by Rob Mains

Don't sleep on Jake Arrieta's recent streak, just because you're too cool for quality starts. . . . more | 5 unread comments

An Agent's Take: Arizona Surprise

by Joshua Kusnick

Joshua finds a book of interesting stories, then an interesting story in the flesh, as he job takes him to unexpected places. . . . more | 4 unread comments

BP South Side: Danks, For Nothing

by Frank Firke

Looking at the precedents (or lack of precedents) for releasing a player like John Danks at a time like right now. . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of April 29-May 1

by Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out over the weekend, including (the other) Cody Reed, (the Reds) Cody Reed, Matt Chapman, Joe Gatto, and Tyler O'Neill. . . . more | 3 unread comments

Fantasy Article The Buyer's Guide: Patrick Corbin

by J.P. Breen

The D'backs lefty has been hit hard in the early going, but is there reason to hope he might bounce back going forward? . . . more | 5 unread comments

Friday, April 29

Fifth Column: The Shift: I Am Girardicus

by Michael Baumann

Three years ago, Michael was dead wrong about the shift. He still is, but now he has a powerful ally. . . . more | 18 unread comments

Premium Article Raising Aces: Debut Ante: Jose Berrios

by Doug Thorburn

The Twins' top pitching prospect showed both why he's heralded and why he's a rookie on Wednesday. . . . more | 1 unread comment

What You Need to Know: Meet the Phillies

by Nicolas Stellini

Whoppingly unexpected records in the NL East, Jake Arrieta allows a run, and more. . . . more | 2 unread comments

Prospectus Q&A: Gabe Kapler, Dodgers Player Development Director

by Wilson Karaman

'What's innovative is not to chase the shiniest thing and worship it.' . . . more | 0 comments

Prospectus Feature: Goodbye, April: You Are Not Special

by Rob Mains

What did we learn about various players and teams this month? Less than we'll learn in the next one. . . . more | 2 unread comments

The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, April 29

by Matthew Kory

Worth reading all the way down to the Braves' one, in my opinion. . . . more | 3 unread comments

Premium Article The Call-Up: Sean Manaea

by Grant Jones and George Bissell

A Jess Hahn blister has opened the door for Oakland's top pitching prospect. . . . more | 0 comments

Youth Movement: Baseball PROSPECT-us Mailbag

by Mark Anderson

Answers on Richie Shaffer, a slew of pitching prospects, and the difference in scouting rookie ball versus Double-A. . . . more | 5 unread comments

Premium Article The Call-Up: Michael Fulmer

by Grant Jones and J.P. Breen

The 2015-trade acquisition will have to impress to retain his role. . . . more | 0 comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Five

by Greg Wellemeyer

Helping you set your fantasy rotation for next week with a look at the two-start pitchers. . . . more | 8 unread comments

Fantasy Article Deep League Report: Week Four

by Scooter Hotz

Examining players who might pique your interest in deeper formats. . . . more | 7 unread comments

Fantasy Article TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 84

by Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

The Outcomes discuss the things they look for when identifying trade targets, and a few players who might be worth acquiring. . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Thursday, April 28th

by Mark Anderson

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Lucas Sims, Andrew Suarez, Byron Buxton, and Ozzie Albies. . . . more | 7 unread comments

Fantasy Article Free Agent Watch: Week Four

by George Bissell and J.J. Jansons

If these players are on your league's waiver wire, they might be worth a look, depending on the format. . . . more | 8 unread comments

Thursday, April 28

Fifth Column: Chaff

by Michael Baumann

One look at the uncertainty of your favorite prospect. . . . more | 0 comments

Prospectus Feature: Your Favorite Prospect Did Not Take Place

by Trevor Strunk

A second, totally different look at your favorite prospect. . . . more | 8 unread comments

What You Need to Know: The Braves Might Not Have a Floor

by Demetrius Bell

The Braves are bad, Sonny Gray was bad, the White Sox are good, and Steven Souza does quite the thing. . . . more | 1 unread comment

BP Wrigleyville: Jorge Soler Is Getting There

by Leigh Coridan

The Cubs knew it might be a long road for the Cuban youngster. His progress isn't always obvious, but it's real. . . . more | 0 comments

Transaction Analysis: Rochester's Lovely This Time of Year

by Dustin Palmateer, Nicolas Stellini and Christopher Crawford

The Twins jettison their top two position prospects, while the Yankees bring an old face back into the fold. . . . more | 1 unread comment

Fantasy Article The Stash List: Fourth Edition, 2016

by J.J. Jansons

As three pitchers graduate from the list, two others continue to hold the top spots this week. . . . more | 7 unread comments

Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: The Best Fastballs of the First Few Weeks

by Wilson Karaman

Examining pitchers who've thrived early with good old-fashioned country hardball. . . . more | 3 unread comments

TDGX Transactions: Oh the Places You'll Cano

by George Bissell

Running down the moves made by the experts in the TGDX dynasty league this week. . . . more | 0 comments

Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, April 27th

by Christopher Crawford

Notes on prospects who stood out yesterday, including Harrison Bader . . . more | 12 unread comments

Wednesday, April 27

Life at the Margins: In Dusty They Trusty

by Rian Watt

Rethinking Dusty Baker, with the help of some Nationals. . . . more | 5 unread comments

BP Kansas City: When You Throw A Moose A Cookie

by Craig Brown

Mike Moustakas' evolution as a hitter means the Royals single season home run record could (finally) be in jeopardy. . . . more | 0 comments