Newsletter: Friday, March 15, 2013
BASEBALL PROSPECTUS 2013 HAS ARRIVED
The latest annual, complete with all of
the projections, player comments, and insight that you have come to expect
from your favorite BP authors, is ready to be shipped. To purchase your copy
online, on paperback or ebook, just use one of the links below.
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NEW PREMIUM CONTENT
Prospects Will Break Your Heart
New York Yankees Top 10 Prospects
by Jason Parks
The Yankees' system isn't among the best in baseball, but its quality might
Trending: Over the Top
by Doug Thorburn
Comparing the rotations of the Rays and Brewers reveals two organizations with
drastically different philosophies about pitching mechanics.
Retaliation, and Pitchers Hitting Pitchers
by Sam Miller
Do pitchers have reason to fear stepping into the box after hitting a batter?
In A Pickle
To Communicate a Failure
by Jason Wojciechowski
Is there an appropriate way to talk about failure?
On the Block, or On the Clock?
by Daniel Rathman
The Rangers seem to have a plan with Elvis Andrus' upcoming free agency, and
the Indians have several options to round out their rotation.
15 Questions I've Been Asking Myself Since the SABR Conference
by Ben Lindbergh
Days after getting back from the SABR Analytics Conference, Ben's brain is
still buzzing about the subjects discussed.
NEW FANTASY CONTENT
4x4 Versus 5x5
by Mike Gianella
Although 5x5 leagues are now the mainstream format, 4x4 circuits still exist,
and they require a distinct valuation strategy.
NEW BASIC CONTENT
New Arms of the World
by Harry Pavlidis
Harry uses PITCHf/x data from recent WBC games to evaluate five pitchers'
A Bad Framer, a Bad Call, and an Encouraging Stat About Umpires
by Ben Lindbergh
The pitch before the pitch that sent the Dominican Republic to the WBC
The BP Wayback Machine
Do Spring Speeds Matter?
by Mike Fast
Can velocity changes in March and April reveal whether the radar gun will be a
pitcher's friend or foe throughout the season?
Happy Pi (Ï€) Day, 2013!
by Larry Granillo
Celebrating the geekiest day of the year.
NEW PODCAST COMING IN APRIL!
Many of you have been waiting for the podcast successor to Up and In. Well,
next month, Jason Parks will join forces with Mike Ferrin—who has recently
been filing BP Unfiltered journals from each Grapefruit League camp—to bring
you more of the great audio content that you have come to expect from BP. For
more information on the podcast, and a contest that will allow you, the
listeners, to come up with its name, follow the link below.
EFFECTIVELY WILD, THE DAILY BP PODCAST - EPISODE 160: THE OUTLOOKS FOR TIM
LINCECUM AND ROY HALLADAY
EFFECTIVELY WILD SEASON PREVIEWS, ALL IN ONE PLACE
If you missed any of Ben and Sam's team-by-team podcast previews, or want a
refresher, you can now find all of them by following the link below. On that
page, you'll also find the BP author who joined Ben and Sam and the insider
who was interviewed by Pete Barrett noted next to each team.
BP FANTASY PODCAST EPISODE 35: PART ONE OF TWO
MLB ROUNDTRIP WITH BASEBALL PROSPECTUS RETURNS MARCH 17
We are thrilled to announce that MLB Roundtrip with Baseball Prospectus will
return to SiriusXM Radio on Sunday, March 17, and air every Sunday night
throughout the season. The show will be sponsored this year by Perfect Game
USA, and your hosts will be Mike Ferrin, Daron Sutton, and our own joe
Hamrahi. We hope you'll join us for the 2013 debut!
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TOP 10 PROSPECT LISTS SERIES CONTINUES WITH THE BRAVES
Jason Parks and the BP prospect team are hard at work on their top-10 lists.
The latest installment, on the Atlanta Braves, can be found here:
For a complete archive of the lists, and the order of teams to come, go to:
For our list of the top 101 prospects across all teams, go to:
BALLPARK EVENTS SERIES PLANS COMING TOGETHER
Many of your favorite BP authors will soon descend on a major-league ballpark
near you. For information on all of our ballpark events for the upcoming
season, visit the page linked below. You can find out more about each
individual event and purchase tickets by following the links on that page. We
hope to see you there!
GET YOUR DAILY NEWS FIX WITH THE MINOR-LEAGUE UPDATE AND RUMOR ROUNDUP
Spring training has begun, and we're keeping up with the latest happenings on
and off the field in Jason Martinez's Minor-League Update and Daniel Rathman's
Rumor Roundup. Here are the links to today's installments:
Rumor Roundup: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19893
BP JOINS FORCES WITH PERFECT GAME
For more information on our new partnership with baseball's largest
independent scouting service, see the press release linked below:
ORDER YOUR COPY OF BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS 2012-2013
The NBA season is underway, and if you're not already the analysis and
commentary in our annual, we invite you to get in on the fun! This year's
edition includes a foreword by Indiana Pacers general manager Kevin Pritchard,
to go with essays on all 30 teams and Kevin Pelton's SCHOENE projection system
and much, much more. You can download sample chapters and purchase a copy by
following the link below.
PLAYOFF ODDS AVAILABLE DAILY
The season is underway, and our playoff odds report is now updated to account
for the double wild card. Check it out here:
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