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Newsletter: Monday, April 8, 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.

Amazon.com:
http://bbp.cx/b

Barnes & Noble: http://bbp.cx/bn

MEDIA

BP chat
Harry Pavlidis - BP Chat moderated by Harry Pavlidis. Click
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/chat/chat.php?chatId=1026 to join or submit
a question.
04-09 1:00 PM EST

NEW PREMIUM CONTENT

Baseball Therapy
Rethinking Randomness: Pitchers and Their BABIPs

by Russell A. Carleton

Are we still too accepting of the idea that pitchers have little to no control
over balls in play?

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20140

Pebble Hunting
Shelby Miller Gets the Best of Buster Posey

by Sam Miller

How did the Cardinals' young starter approach the Giants' young catcher?

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20127

Painting the Black
Junk In His Trunk

by R.J. Anderson

Eric Stults succeeds, surprisingly.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20129

What You Need to Know
Blazing Aces

by Daniel Rathman

The early part of the season has not been kind to many rotation aces. Tonight,
Mat Latos and the Reds will duke it out with Carlos Beltran and the Cardinals.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20135

The Asian Equation
What's at Stake?

by Michael Street

A look at what five Asian imports have to prove this season.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20139

Skewed Left
Beating Yu Darvish

by Zachary Levine

Is there an approach at the plate that works against Yu Darvish?

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20126

Minor League Update
Games of April 5-April 7

by Zach Mortimer

Last year's top pick Carlos Correa delivered an outstanding performance on
Saturday.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20136

NEW FANTASY CONTENT

Free Agent Watch
National League, Week Two

by Josh Shepardson

Owners hunting for saves should have a couple of NL Central flamethrowers on
their radars.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20133

NEW BASIC CONTENT

Monday Morning Ten Pack
Prospects We Can't Wait to Put Our Eyes on in 2013

by BP Prospect Staff

The prospect staff goes through the players they want to get a look at this
year.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20132

The Week In Quotes
April 1-7

by Pete Barrett, Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum and Andrew Koo

Running through the notable quotes of the week that was.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20131

Wezen-Ball
The 2013 Interleague Schedule

by Larry Granillo

Breaking down the 2013 interleague schedule for all 30 teams. What teams are
forced to deviate from their regular roster/lineup construction for the
longest stretch of the year?

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20141

Inside The Park Blog
Misery Loves Company

by Jason Collette

For the second straight start, David Price was not sharp. Then again, neither
were most of the aces that pitched on Sunday.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20125

Tater Trot Tracker
Trot Times for April 6

by Larry Granillo

The tater trots for April 6: the Upton brothers have a fantastic ninth inning.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20124

PODCASTS

EFFECTIVELY WILD, THE DAILY BP PODCAST - EPISODE 176:  JOSE FERNANDEZ AND
SERVICE TIME/JOSE BAUTISTA AND UMPIRE PAYBACK
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/a/20134

FRINGE AVERAGE: EPISODE 1
The successor to Up and In is finally here! Jason Parks and Mike Ferrin kicked
off Fringe Average on April 3, and you can listen to the debut here:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20083

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.
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19861

BP FANTASY PODCAST EPISODE 38
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20039

ANNOUNCEMENTS

MLB SEEKING A STATS STRINGER FOR PROGRESSIVE FIELD
For more information about this exciting job opening, located in Cleveland,
please see the post linked below.
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19005

DOLLAR SIGN ON THE MUSCLE RIDES AGAIN
Earlier this month, Sam Miller wrote a blog post about the baseball men
recorded in the nonfiction book Dollar Sign on the Muscle, which was ranked as
one of the top five baseball books by the Wall Street Journal. That inspired
us to try to bring back the out-of-print work by Kevin Kerrane, and now, we've
come to an agreement with the author to do just that. For more information,
see Dave Pease's blog post linked below.
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19936

MLB ROUNDTRIP WITH BASEBALL PROSPECTUS IS BACK
We are thrilled to announce that MLB Roundtrip with Baseball Prospectus
returned to SiriusXM Radio on Sunday, March 17, and will air every Sunday
night throughout the season. The show is sponsored this year by Perfect Game
USA, and your hosts are Mike Ferrin, Daron Sutton, and our own Joe Hamrahi.

SPECIAL SCORESHEET BASEBALL OFFER FOR BP MEMBERS
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Special offer for BP subscribers! If you have never played Scoresheet
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please go to: http://www.scoresheet.com/bp

TOP 10 PROSPECT LISTS SERIES CONTINUES WITH THE YANKEES
Jason Parks and the BP prospect team have completed their top-10 lists. For a
complete archive of the lists, and the order of teams to come, go to:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/
For our list of the top 101 prospects across all teams, go to:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19694

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!
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19546

GET YOUR NEWS FIX WITH THE MINOR-LEAGUE UPDATE AND WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
The season has started, and we're keeping up with the latest happenings in the
majors and minors with Zach Mortimer's Minor-League Update and Daniel
Rathman's What You Need to Know. Here are the links to the latest
installments:
Minor-League Update:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20136
What You Need to Know
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20135

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:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19092

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.
http://www.basketballprospectus.com/products/pbp2012/

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:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/odds/

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